Promoting a conservation ethic in people of all ages is central to our mission of Conservation in Action. Audubon Canyon Ranch offers exploration and learning opportunities for nature enthusiasts of all ages on three of its preserves: the Martin Griffin Preserve, the Bouverie Preserve and the Modini Mayacamas Preserves.

Join us on the preserves to explore seasonal changes, observe nesting birds and migrating newts, learn about native peoples' use of the land, hike past wildflower meadows and through redwood groves. Visitation is limited on all three preserves in order to ensure that human impact is kept in balance with land and habitat preservation goals.

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Tour of M.F.K. Fisher's Last House

Audubon Canyon Ranch Event Calendar


Tour of M.F.K. Fisher's Last House

Aug 9 2022 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
Last House at Bouverie Preserve

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"The sunset was strictly Maxfield Parrish. Thanks to the smatter of rain last week, there's the sound of many frogs... Always amazing to me..." - letter to Norah Barr, 1973

Picture M.F.K. Fisher writing this note from her desk in the modest home she lived in located on the 500-acre Bouverie Preserve in Glen Ellen, Sonoma County.

Fisher treasured her two-room 'palazzino,' which features a simple design, her signature Chinese red walls, built-in bookcases, which held approximately 6,000 books and arched porches that look west to Sonoma Mountain and east to the preserve protected by Audubon Canyon Ranch.

It was here that she wrote 13 books during 21 years of residence and where she welcomed friends such as Julia Child, James Beard, and Maya Angelou for conversations around her table.

Since 2016, ACR has been restoring Last House to capture the spirit and the flavor of her life on the preserve and as an exclusive destination honoring her love of food, wine, literature, and nature. Complementing the renovation are paintings, furnishings, and memorabilia donated back to the house by family and friends.

Tour details: Join us on a 1.5-hour tour of the home, learn more about Fisher's time in the Sonoma Valley, experience her special brand of simple elegance, and soak in the views she enjoyed from every angle. This tour is offered monthly.

Suggested donation: $25.00 per person / $20 ACR Members, no one turned away. Donations of any amount will benefit Audubon Canyon Ranch's programs and the continuing restoration and maintenance of Last House.



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Last House at Bouverie Preserve