The Madrona


Overview

Deep in the heart of California’s famed wine region is The Madrona, Sonoma county’s newest boutique hotel and dining destination. Opening in April 2022, this historic 24-room property sits on 8 acres of pristine land and was built in 1881 as a private family residence. The hotel’s original owners, the Paxton family, had a deep love of travel and a flair for design, and put a strong emphasis on creating a home that showcased their passion for art and culture. Renown designer Jay Jeffers, the Madrona’s co-owner, has taken inspiration from the estate’s rich history to create a stunning space filled with visual delicacies that celebrates the property’s 19th century roots while also highlighting modern details and comforts.

Perched at the top of a hill overlooking lush green gardens and impeccable grounds with the rolling vineyards of Sonoma county as a backdrop, The Madrona truly basks in its glorious scenic surroundings. Beyond the perfectly-manicured gardens and fragrant citrus groves, there is also a heated outdoor pool where guests can lounge on daybeds, and nearby fire pits create the ideal atmosphere for relaxing year-round. The estate also offers a state-of-the-art gym and fitness studio complete with Peloton Bikes, a treadmill, and an outdoor area for yoga and meditation.

Throughout the property, Jay Jeffers’ eclectic interior and exterior designs reflect a modern-day interpretation of the famed “Grand Dame” estates of the late 19th century. An impressive collection of contemporary art pieces—many of which were created exclusively for the hotel—provides a bold contrast to the intricately carved mahogany furnishings, quirky animal motifs, and assemblage of over 200 antiques from around the world, some that once belonged to the estate’s original owners.

Beyond the stunning décor, sprawling grounds and sumptuous rooms, The Madrona also offers an exceptional signature restaurant helmed by Michelin-starred chef Jesse Mallgren. The menu showcases the eclectic culture and cuisine that defines Northern California, and the world-renown Sonoma county food scene is ready to herald in The Madrona as the new dining destination of the wine region. Enjoy your meals in the elegant Dining Room or an open-air Palm Terrace overlooking the gardens. There is also the option to dine more casually in one of the Madrona’s intimate lounge spaces, including the stunning wrap-around Front Porch, the quaint and cozy Front Parlor, and Hanna’s Bar.

Beyond The Madrona’s gorgeous grounds and superb dining, there is a myriad of experiences and top-tier amenities to enjoy, including Van Moof electric bikes, a complimentary car service, and off-site activities arranged and catered by the hotel’s exceptional concierge, like intimate picnic dinners in the famed Redwood forest and private vineyard tours with local winemakers. With its sprawling grounds and stunning views, The Madrona also provides the perfect setting for special events such as private dinners, group retreats, and idyllic wedding celebrations-a perfect for a takeover.

Accommodations

The Madrona features a collection of quaint studios, classic rooms, and über-luxurious private bungalows as accommodation. Rooms at the Mansion are situated above the signature restaurant and main lounge areas in what was once the Paxton family’s living quarters. Due to the historic nature of the building, no two rooms are quite alike. Some feature soaring ceilings and scenic bay windows, while others have original fireplaces and large balconies that look out over the rolling hills of Dry Creek Valley. There are also a number of studio suites in the estate’s original Carriage House that provide more privacy and seclusion with their own exclusive entrance to the lobby. The elegant standalone bungalows, housed in buildings originally dating back to 1861, are scattered around the edges of The Madrona’s 8 acres, allowing for a more residential feel and providing a truly peaceful and secluded escape amongst the verdant trees and natural surroundings.

Amenities

• Complimentary Car Service
• Dedicated Concierge
• Dining Venues: Front Porch, Front Parlor, and Hanna’s Bar
• Heated Outdoor Pool
• Manicured Gardens and Fragrant Citrus Groves
• Robust Wine Cellar featuring Sonoma, Napa and International Wines
• State-of-the-art Gym and Fitness Studio complete with Peloton Bikes and a Treadmill

Activities

• Meditation
• Moof Electric Bikes
• Picnics
• Swimming
• Vineyard Tours
• Visits to Healdsburg, Sonoma County, and Napa Valley
• Yoga

Location

NEAREST AIRPORT:
Charles M. Schulz–Sonoma County Airport (STS)

The Madrona is located in Sonoma Valley, California, just a mile and a half away from the charming town of Healdsburg. Guests can fly into Charles M. Schulz-Sonoma County Airport (STS), which is a 15-minute drive away. From San Francisco proper, it is approximately a one hour and thirty-five minute drive away.

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