Thacher House

This is the place to stay if you want to feel like you’re visiting your eccentric, but cool uncle’s farm. Chickens and goats wander the grounds where cozy individual cottages are situated among fields of lavender and olive groves. Calvin Zara bought the property in 2010 and refurbished its five dwellings, filling them with books, antiques, comfy couches, artisanal rugs and unique objets d’art. Activities include jam, cheese, wine and soap making, olive pressing and more. Zara encourages guests to let him know what their preferences are ahead of time so he can help create a personalized, unique experience.