Arthur Goodrich and Michael Kopper met in 1994 in Houston. Originally from Houston, Arthur had recently moved back to Texas from California to help his father with the family business, and Michael was new to the city having relocated from Toronto. They were introduced through a mutual acquaintance and became fast friends. They soon realized that both enjoyed many of the same subtleties in life: Good Food, Great Wine, and living life to its fullest!
Having remained connected to California, Arthur came upon an opportunity to purchase a property in the Napa Valley near Calistoga. With rolling hills, grazing deer and beautiful oak trees, it reminded him of the Texas Hill Country. After a fairly extensive remodel of the home, the guys began hosting family and good friends for memorable events, summer parties, and holiday festivities. Soon they began receiving requests to rent the property.
Realizing they had developed a property perfect for luxury travelers, they began offering their “Sharp Road Ranch” as a short-term luxury vacation rental – it became an instant success! The guys decided to turn their love for creating luxury rental homes into a business and so created “Mayastoga” in reference to the Mayacamas Mountains in the area of Calistoga. They are currently developing and managing other properties in the area where families and friends traveling together can enjoy a unique and memorable wine country experience.
More recently, through the help of Michael’s sister Lynn Kopper, they have begun providing concierge services with a particular emphasis on curating bespoke wine tasting itineraries tailored to our guests specific needs and desires.