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Wine Country Stone Lodge in State Park

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living room with solid stone walls and 18' ceilings, hand carved limestone floor

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Last updated: 04/13/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

Be sure to click the video links below. This one of a kind stone lodge is located in the very heart of the Sonoma Valley. 2 stone fireplaces, professional kitchen, wine bar, chemical free lap pool with waterfall, 8 person spa/hot tub, stone fire pit with extensive outdoor lounging and dining areas plus a bocce ball court.

WE NOW HAVE ACCESS TO A RURAL EVENT FACILITY OR CAN HELP YOU LOCATE A BACK-ROADS VENUE OF CHOICE.

We have our own CULINARY & WINE EXPERTS on staff offering guests access to a vanguard experience of boutique wines and wineries, state of the art farmers/ranchers, and brings all these elements together via tours, cooking classes, private tastings/pairings and meals or events - tailor made to each groups predilections and schedules.

The house is 4000 square feet including 4 bedrooms/4 bathrooms in the main house and 1/1 in a separate but nearby guest cottage with its own full kitchen. All 5 bathrooms are en-suite and many have over-sized soaking tubs with showers. The master has a steam shower and 2 person tub. There is a separate theater room with 70' led screen, surround sound system and deep lounge seating. We have a caretaker who lives down the road and thus you can be assured of better service than from most vacation rentals.

The kitchen is vast with 2 islands, 2 dishwashers, requisite commercial equipment including a 6 burner Viking range with grill and full compliment of cooking tools and serving dishes. An adjacent 14 foot wine bar with temperature controlled refrigeration. A unique feature is the outdoor fire-pit (can also be used for cooking) under 150 foot tall fir trees which has both a propane and charcoal grills. A fabulous place to gather around a roaring fire as well as to cook or dine. If you want to relax completely we can arrange for our housekeeper to visit; Laura and Eric our private chefs can provide private meals or prepared food and catering as you prefer.

This is an interior designer's private residence; rustic, country French antiques abound with an easy 'feet up' level of comfort and ease throughout. It is situated just off the main valley floor, at the mouth of a granite canyon which becomes a state park, Sugar Loaf. The great room with mammoth old-world stone fireplace soars above 18 feet. The lodge is naturally air-conditioned; because the locally quarried stone walls are over 1' thick, it stays remarkably cool inside. The outdoor splendor merges with the indoors as all the front-facing first floor windows bifold back to open completely; secluded and picturesque. There are endless views to the forested peaks of the nearby state park. It is a 5 minute walk to famous wineries (Landmark, Chateau St Jean); hiking and horseback riding are just up the road. The world famous Kenwood Inn and Spa is just down the lane.

This lodge is equally splendid in summer or winter. When the rainy season starts in late fall, the nearby creek fills significantly and rushes by to the valley floor. It can sound like Niagara Falls is across the way; truly delightful. The nights are often cool enough even in the summer to use the fireplaces and fire-pit but they are wonderful in the fall winter and early spring.

12 miles from Sonoma Plaza, 10 miles to Santa Rosa; 30 minutes to the Russian River and Napa valley, 1.25 hours to San Francisco,Oakland or Sacramento airports. Santa Rosa airport is only 20 minutes away and now has nonstop flights from LAX, Las Vegas and Seattle.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 4000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • large outdoor firepit, steam shower

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable:

    3 T.V.'s, one is HD. 2 have their own DVR...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    70' flat screen in separate surround sound media room...moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Games
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Mountain Biking
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    2 large stone fireplaces and an outdoor fire pit...moreless

  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    high speed...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street:

    room for 8 cars or more...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone:

    Intercom connects all rooms in main house and separate cottage....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Equipment for full range of culinary styles...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    4 foot viking range, convection oven, 2 islands, stove top grilling as well as outside...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool:

    Chemical free, full lap pool...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
2015 April- May
Apr 1 - May 21, 2015
3 night min stay
$1,525 $1,725
Fri, Sat, Sun
$10,675

Rates are based on 9 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest

2015 Memorial Day
May 22 - May 25, 2015
4 night min stay
$1,675 $1,949
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$11,725

Rates are based on 9 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest

2015 May 26 thru Oct & Holiday
May 26 - Oct 31, 2015
4 night min stay
$1,675 $1,949
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$11,725

Rates are based on 9 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Cleaning Fee $450 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $2,000
  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Tax Rate 9%

Notes:

additional2014 Rates

Nov 2014 $1525 M-Th & 1725 F-Su $10,675/wk 3 night min.

Dec 2014 $1070 M-Th & 1300 F-Su $7500/week 2 night min


Cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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Location

  • Kenwood Vineyards

  • Chateau St. Jean

    "considered one of the best wineries to visit in the sonoma valley. you can walk here from th..."

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  • Kunde Family Estate

  • Kenwood Restaurant & Bar

    "honestly this is my favorite restaurant in the entire 2 county area. first i am at heart a l..."

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  • Kenwood Inn and Spa

    "fabulous place for a soak and message. also just a gorgeous design job to tour. i like the k..."

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  • The Girl & the Gaucho

  • Kaz Vineyard & Winery

  • Landmark winery

  • Cafe Citti

    "wonderful local, family run italian style deli. i ate here daily when the house was under re..."

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  • Lepe's Taqueria

    "really fresh, well priced and authentic mexican. great to grab a big take out (not an interi..."

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  • Oliver's Market

    "great local market - larger than the glen ellen market so a little more selection. both are ..."

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  • Sugarloaf Ridge State Park

    "just at the ned of our road. you can hike to several summits and see for miles. "

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  • Landmark Vineyards

    "this is within walking distance of the house - so no designated driver needed! see my commen..."

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  • Kenwood Market

    "this is a little market less than a mile from the house - so it is on the list of things i r..."

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  • Glen Ellen Village Market

    "for gourmet grocery shopping i recommend the glen ellen market or olivers. both included in ..."

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22 Miles
Nearest Airport
Santa Rosa

wine tasting, cooking classes, local spa with full treatments within 1 mile, steam shower @ master suite, chemical free swimming pool, fire pit

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1998

About the owner: I am interior designer trained in both the US and France. In 1999 I totally gutted and rebuilt this solid stone house, making sure it retained all the beauty of the original structure but all the comforts of a brand new home. Because my background is specifically in hospitality design, I think you will find that I have done well to anticipate the guests' needs as they come to the house for profound rest and relaxation as well as to partake of the wonders of the Valley of The Moon.

Why the Owner Chose Kenwood:
This location is in the heart of the Sonoma Valley, also known as the Valley of the Moon. To me it is the most beautiful section of either the Sonoma or Napa Valleys. This lot is located in a canyon, the only such geographical particulars of its type in Sonoma. The Canyon provides cool and shade in the relative extreme heat of the Sonoma summers. Everything is green and cool in the shelter of Adobe Canyon in the summer and fall while the Valley is burnt and arid, grass-less hills and dusty heat. Views are spectacular to the state park that surrounds this rural location. It is so dark at night you can't see to walk without the moon and the stars are huge and ever-so bright. The house construction was started in about 1949 by a crazy naturalist who continuously added on to the property for the next 10 years or so. They did a lot of hunting in the valley up till the 1960's. There is a cement block shed behind the house that was a walk in cooler where they hung the deer and mountain lion carcasses. We still have some mountain lion in the area -but they stay up in the park, never any problem. If they find any bear they trap them and take them up to Lake County. What is now the guest cottage was actually built to house racoons - luckily they had long departed when I took possession in 1998. The original owner had also started a tunnel under the little Adobe Canyon Rd so all the animals (who he sometimes hunted) could cross to get water in the creek. This is rather an indication of his eccentricity as even today there is not any traffic to speak of on this road for it has no outlet beyond the state park itself. I gutted the entire house in 1999. The trusses and wood ceiling in the great room were put in at that time.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The uniqueness of the solid stone-walled lodge is beyond compare. The kitchen is quite large and is a unique experience, part of one vast great room measuring over 1000 square feet with splendid views, 14' French wine bar and enormous fireplace, this unique structure affords a one-of-a-kind gathering place for friends and family.


Contact us

Speaks: english, french, spanish

Links to more information:

 

Photos

  • living room with solid stone walls and 18' ceilings, hand carved limestone floor

    living room with solid stone walls and 18' ceilings, hand carved limestone floor

  • chemical free pool

    chemical free pool

  • fire pit with bocce beyond

    fire pit with bocce beyond

  • let our chefs make a perfect meal or have a private cooking class at the house

    let our chefs make a perfect meal or have a private cooking class at the house

  • Wine Bar

    Wine Bar

  • Professional kitchen with 2 sinks, 2 dishwash, 2 islands and every accouterment

    Professional kitchen with 2 sinks, 2 dishwash, 2 islands and every accouterment

  • Guest cottage, private kitchen and bath/ Trundle of 2 twin beds

    Guest cottage, private kitchen and bath/ Trundle of 2 twin beds

  • bocce behind the fire pit

    bocce behind the fire pit

  • Make memories of a lifetime with our assistance

    Make memories of a lifetime with our assistance

  • twilight shows off continuous indoor/outdoor living

    twilight shows off continuous indoor/outdoor living

  • View from the firepit daybed to the State Park above.

    View from the firepit daybed to the State Park above.

  • dining room affords al fresco dining and endless views of the state park

    dining room affords al fresco dining and endless views of the state park

  • Great Room looking toward wine bar and kitchen beyond

    Great Room looking toward wine bar and kitchen beyond

  • A culinary & wine expert is on staff to arrange meals, tours, tastings, events

    A culinary & wine expert is on staff to arrange meals, tours, tastings, events

  • 10' 4 poster bed in 500 sq ft master suite. closet wall of antique french doors.

    10' 4 poster bed in 500 sq ft master suite. closet wall of antique french doors.

  • Upstairs guest bedroom

    Upstairs guest bedroom

  • Media room with surround sound and 70' flat screen

    Media room with surround sound and 70' flat screen

  • Dining Area between pool and fire-pit

    Dining Area between pool and fire-pit

  • we can help you find exclusive rural event venues

    we can help you find exclusive rural event venues

  • We offer extensive variety and proven expertise in catering

    We offer extensive variety and proven expertise in catering

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Speaks: english, french, spanish
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