"Great anniversary trip to the San Juaquin Valley. The Paternosters made this trip more than special. Tours of
the orchards, warm hospitality, great recommendations for restaurants, day trips, and very comfortable, clean
accommodations. My husband said it was the most relaxing yet fun vacation we've had to date. We look forward to
staying with them again. Thanks Paternosters!"
--Family from Houston, Texas (August, 2012)
"What a wonderful winter retreat. This was our second stay at the cottage, and it was just as welcoming and cozy
as we rememebered. It was the best place to spend Christmas away from our home in Oregon. We enjoyed visiting our
extended family in Porterville and then coming out to our own private 'home away from home'. Joanie was so sweet
and the best hostess once again. We just can't say enough about how nicely the cottage is decorated and stocked. We
highly recommend staying at Paternoster Farms."
--Family from Jacksonville, Oregon (December 23, 2011)
"What a delight! And what a relief from staying in motels and hotels. This is the place where you
sort of let out a gasp of pleasure when you drive in, see the beautiful flower gardens, are greeted by the dogs,
and your hosts, Joan and Steve Paternoster. We were warmly welcomed, treated to a tour of the grounds
and truly felt this was "a home away from home". This is a place well worth searching out."
--Dorothy, Tacoma, WA (July, 2008)
"Just the place for Mom, 70 years removed from her Kansas farm, and her middle-aged baby-boomer
daughter who always wanted to live on a farm. Crickets, sprinklers, a cool- dip, fans blowing the curtains,
and we squeezed our own orange juice!"
--Cindy, Puyallup, WA (July, 2008)
"My husband and I truly enjoyed our time at the farm. The fresh fruit and flowers that were in our room were
fabulous. The Paternosters were wonderful, friendly and welcoming. It was like coming to a second home. We
really enjoyed the beauty and quiet that the farm provided. We recommend these homes highly. Clean and beautiful.
Thank you so much for a great visit. We'll be back."
--Jay and Kori, Lakeport, CA (June, 2008)
"We left for the mountains early this morning and didn't want to knock on the door in case Mark was enjoying a lazy
Sunday morning. I just wanted to thank you so much for allowing us to stay at your adorable guest cottage on such
short notice. We had a wonderful and relaxing time, and look forward to a longer visit very soon."
-- Erika Housley (April, 2008)
"My family spent the entire summer on the Paternoster Orange Grove Farm. We had so much fun being on the farm. My children loved seeing where oranges came from as well as the other fruits they have near the cottage. They also loved playing with the dogs and cats on the farm. It was very peaceful and had a nice view of the mtns. My husband took advantage of the farm and was able to walk 5-6 miles on most days. The cottage was very cute and the beds were very comfortable. The cottage had everything you need. There are flowers that surround the cottage as well as an above ground pool that my family enjoyed especially when it was hot. I can not say enough about how sweet the Paternoster family was. They are a wonderful family and are so blessed to have such a great place. I loved coming back to the cottage and finding zucchini, squash, tomatoes etc. that the Paternosters had shared with us. If anything needs attention Steve is right on it. My family had a great time and made so many memories that we will have for always! Thanks Joanie and Steve!"
-- John and Ginger from Tennessee
"Wonderful,magical, place! Beautiful and relaxing place to stay for a night or longer. Warm
hospitality and gracious spirit of the Paternoster family. Thank You!"
-- Joan Bushman, Laguna, CA
"Wow - People try to recreate 'Country Charm' but there is no need to recreate it here!
This is country living at it's best! Thank you for your hospitality and kindness."
-- Paul Bushman, Laguna, CA