Hippie house-hunting is one of my favourite past-times on the internet; searching for a piece of that free-spirited way of life that us city folk long for. Today I discovered a historic art studio in California’s wine country that’s reinvented itself as a cozy AirBnb escape for those seeking a nostalgic bohemian paradise. Aren’t we all?!
The iconic rock band The Grateful Dead stayed and played on the property in the 1970s when the Petaluma abode functioned as glass blowing co-operative/ artist’s hippie commune called Swallowtail Studios. The band once practised in this very barn pictured below…
The Grateful Dead
With vineyards and ranches for neighbours, as well as 6 beautiful Arabian horses in pasture next door, Swallowtail has three different AirBnB accommodations to choose from…
First is the Indonesian-inspired cottage made entirely of carved wood with beautiful stained glass windows.
Bonus feature is the hot tub on the large deck.
Next up on the property is a romantic multi-levelled treehouse nestled securely 30 feet up in a majestic multi-trunked 110 ft. eucalyptus tree…
But that’s not the only treehouse on the property. Do you see the second one hidden inside its own secret little forest?
I think this one is my favourite, complete with French doors, cozy duvet and stained glass windows in a nod to the property’s glass-blowing heritage.
For all the AirBnB accommodations at Swallowtail, a legendary breakfast will be served on the patio of the main house. Whichever one you choose, none of them will set you back more than $175 per night– a luxury escape on a hippie’s budget!