Testimonials

6/15/2014
“Just wanted to send out a big huge THANK YOU for the tour on Friday! Brian ( the bachelor) had a great time! We were both saying how fun it was to get an in depth look at things and hear all the the fun stories that went with all the memorabilia!” – James, West Sacramento, CA

4/27/2014
“Yes….it was such a fantastic time and simply incredible to see Steve’s collection, and of course thank you to my lovely friend Ruark for pushing it through. It is a lifetime experience. So go, go, go all if you can make the journey.” – Femi Taylor, UK

4/1/2014
“The best thing about the tour was the amazing Steve and just the personal touch of the tour. You can tell just from meeting him that he just has a huge passion for Star Wars and knows so much about it. I absolutely loved all the personal stories of how he collected a bunch of the pieces. He had back stories about almost all of the collection in there. It was so fascinating and interesting. I was so impressed by his knowledge and his passion for the collection.

Finally, this tour really had an emotional effect on me. Having just survived cancer, I felt so inspired and affected by Steves love for Star Wars and just how much Star Wars has affected people all over the world. Again I just want to thank you from the bottom of my heart, this was one of the most amazing experiences in my life. I renewed my membership and plan on booking another tour next year and bringing a few friends to share the experience with.” – Scott, Downey, CA

3/21/2014
“What an experience! Is Steve simply the greatest guy ever? From the moment we arrived, Bob greeted us, and let Jonah feed the chickens. What a great guy- I loved him immediately. Then we met Steve, the Willy Wonka of Star Wars! What a kind person- he was amazing with Jonah (who is very shy, and tends to shrug in response to pretty much everything). The look on Jonah’s face when he entered the big room was priceless! Certainly an experience we will always remember. The pleasure Steve derives from sharing his love of Star Wars is, in itself, a fun, heartwarming, and engaging experience. I think I secured the “best aunt ever” title that afternoon, and it was a total blast for both of us. We spent that evening flipping through Steve’s books on action figures and 1000 pieces of Star Wars which he kindly autographed for Jonah and my brother, Jason. Our visit to the Ranch exceeded all of my expectations, and I thought it would be awesome! It was better than awesome. Please tell Steve and Bob how much it meant to us.” – Marisa, Tucson, AZ

2/15/2014
“Hi Anne and Steve, I just wanted to say a HUGE thank you for the tour today. It was by far the most amazing thing we’ve seen, and Cody LOVED it. It was the perfect way to spend Valentine’s day, and it was so much more than either of us had even imagined. So, thank you again, SO SO SO much! You made our Valentine’s Day one we’ll always remember, and we’ll definitely be back once our little boy is here, and we can share the experience with him. Thank you!!” – Felicia, Fair Oaks, CA

1/9/2014
“Steve and Anne- just a quick note to thank you again for a once in a lifetime experience. I wish I was better versed in the movies, as many if not all of the subtle insights shared were lost on me! Regardless, the chance to share in someone’s passion is a treat. You were great hosts, and i wish you continued success. Good luck with the new chickens!” – Gary, Encinitas, CA

8/23/2013
“Star Wars is one of the great hero myths of all time, following in the footsteps of such mythological stories as The Odyssey and The Lord of the Rings. It is incredibly important work that you guys do, preserving this story and its impact on filmmaking, literature, pop culture, and society in general. Star Wars has been an integral part of my entire life, and it is my great pleasure to contribute to the preservation of its history and influence.” – Peter, Upper Saddle River, NJ

7/8/2013
“Thank YOU (and Steve!) for having us. All the way home the kids were literally raving about Rancho Obi-Wan, saying it was the greatest field trip they’d ever been on. That made me feel really good and, it makes me look cool! But seriously….thank you for having us and please again thank Steve for having his collection made available. It’s really so inspiring to see it all and as a lifelong fan of STAR WARS, it’s great to see you guys inspiring young people to fall in love with the greatest movie franchise of all time!!” – Don, Sonoma, CA

6/9/2013
“We had such a wonderful time! Rancho Obi-Wan was our first stop on our 2 week vacation to San Francisco, LEGOLAND, Disneyland, California Adventure, Knott’s Berry Farm, Universal Studios Hollywood….Rancho Obi-Wan was truly the HIGHLIGHT of our whole vacation. The tour and hospitality that we received from Steve and Anne was amazing. Branson, Ava and Rogan are still talking about it! Do you know how many times during the past few weeks the kids have asked ‘Can we go back to Steve’s House??’” – Rona, White City, Saskatchewan, Canada

Darren Hayes & Friends
5/25/2013
“I don’t adequately know how to thank you for the time and care you all showed to every guest at Saturday’s tour of the ranch other than to reiterate that it BLEW MY MIND and made me feel very lucky and grateful. I blogged about it and I’ve also included a YouTube video I made last Christmas about the impact Star Wars toys have had on my life.” – Darren, California

5/18/2013
“Please relay our deepest gratitude to Steve, not only for sharing his collection with us, but for doing so in such a humble and genuine manner. Clearly he is a fountain of information and we were most impressed by his willingness to share that knowledge with us.” – The Hunters, San Diego, CA

4/29/2013
“Anne and Steve, I want to thank you so very, very much for the amazingly awesome tour!!!! It is something that my family and I will always remember and cherish. It will be a hot topic of conversation for a long time. I was amazed at the improvements you’ve done!! Really, really fantastic!! I will certainly let others know about the tours.” – Eva, Napa, CA

4/6/2013
“Thank you again for the tour of your amazing collection. It was a memory that i will remember for the rest of my life. Not only was the tour awsome but it was nice to see the beautiful area that you call home, and really just visiting with all of you. We would like to come back again!” – Jon, Vacaville, CA

3/23/2013
“Hi Steve and Anne, Just wanted to thank you again for the wonderful day we had at Rancho Obi-Wan on Saturday. Both my husband I were beyond excited that we got to meet with both of you and to see Steve’s wonderful collection. Believe me when I say that it was the highlight of my husband’s life. Again, thank you sooo much for all your help, hospitality and for the chance to see the collection.” – The Steins, Modesto, CA

2/25/2013
“Steve, Thank you, again, for an unbelievable experience and tour of Rancho Obi-Wan. It’s hard to pay a guy like you a compliment that you haven’t heard over and over again. Amazing…. fantastic…. unreal…. professional…. artistic….etc. etc. Your passion about your hobby is quite obvious. Both of us were so impressed with the fun and exuberance you displayed in your 3 1/2 hour presentation! It was truly an honor to meet you! And let’s not forget Anne who took us from rural chicken coops into the fantasy world of Star Wars….all with a great smile on her face. Thank you both so much….an experience we will never forget.” – The Hearns, Chicago, IL

Dairydell12/20/2012
“Dear Anne: The staff was so impressed, they presented me with a THANK YOU NOTE for the party, signed by everyone that attended. In all my years in business, this is the first Thank You note I’ve received for a staff party! I think you “wowed” them. :)” - Camilla, Petaluma, CA

11/14/2012
“I just wanted to send you a thank you note for last night’s visit to Rancho Obi Wan. I have to say it was simply delightful. Your warmth, your humor, your knowledge and affection for “Star Wars” — it reminded me why I love it. Sometimes I lose sight of that sitting in a writers conference. But seeing all the memories and fun that are alive at your ranch — man, it made me feel the wonder and awe I had when I saw A New Hope for the first time. Or the excitement I felt when I ditched school to see The Phantom Menace. - Cameron, Los Angeles, CA

Pathways Charter School11/9/2012
“Anne, Steve and Everyone— Thank you for Friday. I don’t have words to express how much your welcoming us into your world meant to the students. I keep trying to write something clever and meaningful and all of it seems wrong somehow. So here’s the truth: You inspired the kids and I thank you for that.” – Julie, Sonoma, CA

11/7/2012
“Thanks for having us! We will NEVER forget how great it was spending the day over there! My brother lost his marbles yesterday! Ha! I can’t wait to spread the word to help you guys out and let me know if you ever make the trip out to Point Reyes Station and I will try to make sure my dad, brother, or myself can be out there to grab lunch or something! I haven’t stopped thinking about everything we probably didn’t see! I could go on forever…. Thank you so much! You guys are awesome!” – Adam, San Francisco, CA

10/27/2012
“The tour was everything we could have hoped for and so, so much more. It was definitely the highlight of our trip to California and I can’t wait to get home and tell everyone about it.” – Ryan, Cincinnati, OH

10/14/2012
“To any of you who have thought of making the trip to the ranch, don’t hesitate! This is an experience like no other, and Steve is the ultimate knowledgeable host. You will see and learn things that any true fan should not go without.” – Carl, Santee, CA

8/2/2012
“The tour of Rancho Obi-Wan really had a big impact on me. I knew I was going to enjoy it, but had no idea how deeply it would affect me. Steve’s excitement and enthusiasm is beyond belief.” – Brian, Petaluma, CA

8/1/2012
“I received my membership package today. It looks even better in person. I think since the official fan club is no longer, this will be my new home :-). I’m looking forward to seeing the ROW experience at CVI.” – Cavin, Ormond Beach, FL

The Seastroms6/15/2012
“I wanted to let you guys know that I had wonderful visit to Rancho Obi-Wan this past Saturday. Myself, my father, and two friends took the short drive over to Petaluma. We were greeted by the wonderful Anne Neumann who showed us the grounds and took us in to meet Steve. The tour of the museum is more about Steve than the collection itself. His personality and showmanship more than equals the size of his collection. It was surreal to be in a place that I had only seen in images for so long; my expectations were more than surpassed.” – Lucas, Dixon, CA

5/26/2012
“I wanted to send a thank you note to Steve and everyone there at ROW…. we had an AMAZING time. Words cannot describe just how fantastic a place like Rancho Obi-Wan is…. We’ll never forget it.” – Donald, Fairfield, CA

5/8/2012
“If you are a collector, visiting the ranch is were you can see all the things you could never afford. While the collectibles are great, the fact that Steve leads the tours himself is what makes the experience a must. When I think of the times I have stood in lines for hours to get an autograph for $50 at Celebration to get maybe two minutes with them, getting a three hour private tour is a value, and no lines! Also don’t be afraid to bring others along. Since I was visiting family on my trip I decided to take them with me. Even though they had only a casual level of fandom, Steve’s infectious enthusiasm for the franchise and interesting stories had everyone as excited as I was. Steve and Anne were gracious hosts. I couldn’t imagine feeling more welcome and can’t wait to see what is to come.” – Andrew, Hermitage, TN