“The property and buildings which comprises 29 E. MacArthur Street have a long and distinguished place in local history. Located in the middle of Sonoma, the former Burris-Good estate is composed of beautiful gardens, majestic old trees, and historic architecture. The two-story Victorian house which dominates the property was built in the 1850’s and is one of the oldest Victorian homes in Sonoma.”
Over the last 163 years, MacArthur Place, just 4 blocks and a world away from the Sonoma Town Square, has gone from a 300 acre working ranch where cattle and prized trotters (hence the logo) were raised, to a luxury Inn and Spa. The original buildings have been preserved and restored to their former beauty, and new cottages have been added to the now 7 acre property. The original white picket fence remains, and the old barn, modeled after Jefferson’s barn at Monticello, now houses conference facilities and Saddles Restaurant…the original floors having been simply turned over to preserve the historic ambiance.
Lush gardens, fish ponds, waterfalls, and over 30 original sculptures adorn the grounds. It is truly a peaceful oasis in which to retreat and relax after a long day of wine tasting. If it is peace and quiet you are looking for, look no further.
Each of the sumptuously appointed guest rooms is individually designed. No “cookie cutter” accommodations here. Each has its own decor & personality, many with fireplaces, decks with outdoor soaking tubs and showers. Guests are even provided with the resort’s own line of grape seed bath amenities.
No need to leave MacArthur Place just because you are hungry. Saddles Steakhouse serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. The California Beef Council says that the best beef in the state of California can be found at Saddles. The resort hosts a wine and cheese hour each afternoon, which is a perfect time to sample some incredible local Sonoma wines. Fine leather furniture and Western saddles add to the atmosphere of a time long ago.
If you find yourself in Sonoma, please choose MacArthur Place as your home away from home. They are celebrating their 15th anniversary this year, and have once again been awarded Conde Nast’s Readers Choice recognition as one of the Best US Hotels in the world. Give Napa Valley Wine Country Tours a call…we would love to show you around both Sonoma and Napa Valleys. www.macarthurplace.com, www.winecountrylimos.com.