Scenic Sonoma is a Wine Country Lover's Delight

Sonoma is a wine country lover’s delight: It has ambience, idyllic scenery and sumptuous bounty from surrounding farms and wineries. Sonoma is the perfect spot for a getaway. Make it a point to stop at the gems just on the outskirts of town you’ve probably passed by on prior visits – like CornerStone Sonoma and the Eighth Street Wineries.


Situated on the historic Plaza, The Ledson Hotel is a show stopper. Family owned and built, each guest room is named for a Ledson member. We stayed in the Winslow room, a man who continued the family dedication to farming and the dairy business. Sumptuous interiors and personalized service are de rigeur in this luxe hotel. Find extraordinary attention to details such as in the ornate wainscoting and moldings, rich silk fabrics, crystal chandeliers, marble countertops and inlaid floors. Each room also boasts a fireplace, private patio, Jacuzzi tub and complimentary Internet access.

In the morning, have continental breakfast in The Zina Lounge, the hotel’s restaurant and tasting room. 

MacArthur Place, a historic inn and spa transformed from a 19th century estate, is located a few blocks from the Plaza. It sits on seven acres of verdant gardens dotted with fountains and interesting sculpture. Many of the individually designed rooms and suites include a private deck, fireplace, high tech connections and an exclusive line of grape seed bath amenities. Guests are served wine and cheese each afternoon in the library and a sumptuous buffet breakfast. 

Patty Burness

I travel the world as a culinary and wine tourism specialist and bring the best of a destination up close and personal to readers. ...(Read More)

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