About Whispering Pines Resort

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Whispering Pines Resort offers 30 cabins for rent on a 10 acre-private land located in the heart of Cobb Mountain (North of world renowned Napa Valley). The cabins are surrounded by beautiful Ponderosa Pines, Douglas Fir Trees and other local vegetation. What sets the resort apart from others is that it has been owned and operated by the Strickler family for 5 generations. Taking care of the grounds and the cabins and making sure the guests have the best experience possible is in their blood. They think of every groups staying at the resort as an extended family.

Some of the units are hand-hewn log cabins and have an authentic style that goes back 90 years. All cabins are comfortable with modern amenities such as a full kitchen and bathroom, private deck and more.

  • Sleeping accomodations - Can sleep from 4 to 9 people
  • Other convenience - Fully equipped kitchen and bathroom
  • Resort amenities - From large swimming pool to tennis courts and more
  • Nearby activities - Wine tasting, golfing, biking, hiking, etc.

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Why people stay with us year after year

Serene surroundings in the heart of Cobb Mountain

Cobb Mountain is the tallest mountain in the Mayacamas Mountains, California, reaching over 4,720 feet (1,439 m). It is well known for its majestic and breathtaking views and landscape with trees hundreds of years old. Cobb Mountain is a favorite for climbing, hiking and mountaineering enthusiasts.

Magical place to relax and reconnect with your loved ones

One cannot help but feel a sense of calmness, serenity and even happiness when walking through the Forest of Cobb Mountain. Nature has a magical way to help people destress from their busy city lives and remember what is important: Family and friends.

Family and group friendly with various fun activities

Sometimes it is difficult for a large family or group to find an affordable and relaxing rustic/outdoor resort to accommodate their loved ones. Whispering Pines Resort is very well suited for groups and welcomes family reunions and celebrations. It is the Authentic Family Resort!

Over the years

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1896 - 1930

Howard and Lena Strickler move to Cobb Mountain.

In the early 1900's they began to board visitors with their children including Carl Strickler.

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1930 - 1948

Carl married his wife Grace and began to raise a family which included Don. In the 1930's Carl began to build the majority of the cabins as Cobb Mountain became a destination for Bay area residents to come and stay. This was the Start of Whispering Pines Resort. Carl and Grace ran the resort for many years before their son, Don Strickler, took over.

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1948 - Late 1980's

After Don Strickler returned from serving in World War II, he and Carl began to build the log cabins in the resort. The logs were harvested from Cobb and hand hued. Carl and Don also hand dug the first swimming pool at Whispering Pines Resort. In the early 1950's Don married Madeline and continued to run the resort with their two children Donna and Steve. Over the years they continued operating and maintaining the resort while making many additions and improvements.

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1980's - Present

In the late 1980's Don and Madeline's son, Steve, began to take over the resort with his wife Michaela and their two children.

They continue to make improvements and upgrades to this day.

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Moving Forward

The Strickler Family plans to continue to operate the resort with the same values and traditions that Whispering Pines Resort was built on from generations past.

We look forward to the future and welcoming you and your family as our guests.

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Read what our valued

Guests say

After enjoying Whispering Pines with my family for 32 years the best compliment I could give came from my kids about 25 years ago when we decided to go to Disneyland instead of "the pines" one year and were voted down. I remember them weighing it out,Whispering Pines or Disneyland--no contest-"the Pines"won hands down!

Ed Kinney

I have been going to WP for 40 years now. I absolutely LOVE this place. When we leave the countdown begins until we head back the next year. The fire going on the last couple of days had had all of us glued to the Internet and news searching for information about our beloved WP. So happy that it is still there waiting for us to return next year. WP is more than a vacation spot. It's a home away from home and people who are like family are there to greet us when we get there. We all love you guys!

Kimberly DeSmidt

I've been going to Whispering Pines Resort for almost 60 years with my family. My parents started the tradition and now we have the fourth generation of family and friends meeting up there each summer. The resort and the area provide all that you would need for a sure "getaway." The owners, Steve and Michaela Strickler, are always accommodating. As devastating as the Valley Fire was in 2015 to the area, the miraculous survival of Whispering Pines Resort left hundreds of regular vacationers thrilled that we still have the "Pines" to enjoy.

Janice Hughes

This place is a dream if you want to catch up on reading , relax and literally unplug (no TV and spotty cellular phone reception-I love this!). I look forward to this vacation every summer and so do my kids. It is also nice that the same families come up year after year. It's comforting knowing that we all look after one another and our little ones-after all it takes a village!

Mary Dixon