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Wine Country Stone Lodge in State Park

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great room with solid stone walls, floors, 15 foot ceilings & massive fireplace

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Last updated: 07/17/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Sonoma house description

Be sure to click the video links below to see more pictures and get a better understanding of the layout.. This one of a kind stone lodge is located in a secluded location at the very heart of the Sonoma Valley, all 5 bedrooms are large and have a private, ensuite bath. We have a caretaker who lives just down the lane, so unlike most VRBO rentals, you can be assured of superior oversight and assistance.We now have access to a rural event facility or can help you locate a back roads venue of choice. If you want to check dates and respective pricing you can do this very accurately on the upper right of this web page in the reservation box. Just enter the in / out dates and click detailed pricing. The quote will be correct; we keep the online info up to date - accept for the cleaning fee which is not included in the quote and is $450 due at check in.

Overview: The house is 4000 square feet including 4 bedrooms/4 bathrooms in the main house and 1/1 in the nearby guest cottage with its own full kitchen. All 5 bedrooms have ensuite baths. 2 stone fireplaces, professional kitchen, wine bar, chemical free lap pool, waterfall, 8 person spa/hot tub, stone fire-pit with extensive outdoor lounging and dining areas, bocce ball court and dedicated media room. It is situated just off the very center of the Sonoma Valley floor, at the mouth of a granite canyon which becomes Sugar Loaf State Park. The locally quarried stone walls of the first floor are over 1' thick, providing luxurious natural air conditioning. 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. Rustic, country French antiques abound with an easy 'feet up' level of comfort and ease throughout.

Idyllic in the summer, the house is uniquely fabulous in the winter, spring and fall. Rainy, cool days are a delight with friends or family gathering around the massive fireplace and cooking in the vast professional kitchen with its 2 islands, 2 dishwashers and room for 3 to cook simultaneously at the professional Viking range. An adjacent 14 foot wine bar affords temperature controlled refrigeration for optimal wine tasting. When temperatures drop, there is radiant heat (under the limestone flooring) so one is more than comfortable in the high-ceiling, main floor spaces. When the rainy season starts, the nearby creek fills significantly and rushes by to the valley floor. It can sound like Niagara Falls is across the way; truly delightful. There is a bocce court in the side yard and a separate theater room with 70' led screen with surround sound system. The pool is a chemical free lap pool, 12’ wide by 50’ long. The sheets will be line dried in the fresh country air (weather permitting), hand ironed and waiting for you to sleep ever-so deeply in.

There is nothing to compare to gathering in front of a big fire. Often even summer nights are cool enough to allow a blaze. There are 2 stone fireplaces on the first floor. The living room fireplace is right out of the days of yore when stone lodges had oversized fireplaces as the center of the household. A unique feature is the outdoor fire-pit (can also be used for cooking) under 150 foot tall fir trees with adjacent propane or charcoal grills - a fabulous place to gather around a roaring fire as well as to cook or dine. There is firewood on the premises and all the fires will be stacked, ready for your match to set them alight. You can retain our caretaker to rebuild the fires for you daily if desired.

Culinary options galore: We are so fortunate that the renowned chef John Ash and his right hand, Mei Ibach, are managing the culinary program. John Ash is often referred to as the “Father of Wine Country Cuisine”. His namesake restaurant, John Ash & Company, was the firsts culinary marvel of its type when it opened its doors in 1980. Today he is an acclaimed author and much sought after teacher, and consultant. If desired, Mei can add her unique Thai and Indonesian background to her wine country flavors - mingling exotic Malay and Chinese spices. Let Mei or John create the menu of your dreams; whether you want a big outdoor barbecue with a selection from John’s newest cook book, or a 6 course sit down extravaganza with the most exquisite wine pairings the county has to offer. Team building cooking events are very popular group activity to consider.

We can make arrangements/recommendations for any of the following:
private chef for a luxury en situ experience or any and all catering
event planning
wine tastings, pairings, private tours
delivery of fresh local produce from our friends who run an organic farm
stock the frig with your list (can go to Costco for volume purchases)
on site cooking classes
team building culinary workshops
daily cleaning
driver for winery tours, dining out in the area

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • House
  • 4000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

          • Housekeeper Optional
          • Massage
          • Private Chef

          Suitability

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

          Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

          • Other (See Description)

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          • Bedroom - upstairs guest: 1 queen

            balcony attached bath with tub shower combo...moreless

          • Bedroom - master: 1 king

            500sft w/balcony, pvt bath 2 pers tub & separate shower...moreless

          • Bedroom -downstairs front: 1 queen

            prvt bath with shower...moreless

          • Bedroom - downstrs rear: 1 king

            all stone, fireplace, pvt bath with soaking tub/shower combo...moreless

          • Bedroom - cottage: 1 queen

            pvt. soaking tub/shower combo,deck. steps from main house...moreless

          • King size beds (2) 1 downstairs in fireplace bedroom, one up in master, Queen size Beds (3) 1 downstairs in front guest room, 1 up opposite master bedroom,i in cottage. Twin or Single Beds (2) trundle bed in cottage, Baby Cribs (1) pack and play, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) possible to have air mattress in media room upon request...moreless

          Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Pantry Items:

            there are usually lots of spices, some flour and sugar available. No refrigerated items, oils or cooking sprays are stocked....moreless

          • Dining:

            large outdoor dining as weather permits. we also have a beautiful hand carved bar that seats up to 5...moreless

          • Cooking Utensils:

            completely stocked with cooking machines and utensils, serving dishes, etc...moreless

          • Catering Available:

            private chef and we can have the refrigerator stocked for your arrival...moreless

          • Dishwasher:

            (2) 2 dishwashers for easy entertaining...moreless

          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Microwave
          • Ice Maker
          • Refrigerator
          • Seating for 10 people

          Amenities

          • Fireplace:

            1 large stone fireplace in the living room and a stone fireplace in bedroom 3...moreless

          • Parking:

            there is ample room for 4 vehicles within the gates of the home...moreless

          • Wood Fireplace:

            2 exquisite all stone fireplaces. Plenty of wood on premises....moreless

          • Air Conditioning:

            natural ac. ...moreless

          • Wood Stove:

            in bedroom 3...moreless

          • Iron & Board
          • Hair Dryer
          • Linens Provided
          • Parking Off Street
          • Washing Machine
          • Heating
          • Towels Provided
          • Living Room
          • Clothes Dryer

          Entertainment

          • Stereo:

            speakers throughout the home allow for house wide or room controlled listening...moreless

          • Books:

            an enormous library of art and design books as well as paperback novels...moreless

          • Television:

            (4) one of the 4 is 70' led flat screen with surround sound...moreless

          • Satellite / Cable:

            (4) one of the 4 is 70' led flat screen with surround sound...moreless

          • CD Player
          • DVD Player
          • VCR
          • Music Library

          Communications

          • Wireless Internet
          • Free Long Distance
          • Broadband Access

          Pool & Spa

          • Private Pool:

            pool is a legal lap pool and is chemical free with an auto cover,...moreless

          • Sauna:

            masther bathroom has a steam shower...moreless

          • Hot Tub

          Outdoor Features

          • Deck / Patio:

            a great fire pit is just waiting for you to sit back, relax and enjoy the cool evenings...moreless

          • Lawn / Garden:

            bocce court!...moreless

          • Wood Deck
          • Outdoor Grill Gas
          • Porch / Veranda

          Theme

              • Away From It All

              Location & View

              • Mountain View:

                Sweeping views of peaks of Sugarloaf state park...moreless

              • Rural

              Activities

              • Restaurants
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services
              • Fitness Center
              • Golf
              • Equestrian Events
              • Rock Climbing
              • Hospital
              • Mountain Biking
              • Swimming
              • Cycling
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Tennis
              • Surfing
              • Hiking
              • Groceries
              • ATM/Bank
              • Shopping
              • Churches
              • Winery Tours
              • Cinemas
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Autumn Foliage
              • Forests
              • Horseback Riding
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Bird Watching
              • Outlet Shopping
              • Scenic Drives
              • Walking
              • Whale Watching
              • Antiquing
              • Sight Seeing
              • Wind-Surfing
              • Hot Air Ballooning
               

              Reviews

              Write a review 4.9
              from 35 traveler reviews
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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              2014 June thru Oct & HOLIDAYS
              Jun 1 - Oct 31, 2014
              4 night min stay
              $1,675 $1,949
              Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
              $11,725 $42,000

              Rates are based on 9 guests; add $75 per night, per additional guest

              Nov
              Nov 1 - Nov 23, 2014
              2 night min stay
              $1,525 $1,725
              Fri, Sat, Sun
              $10,675 $38,000

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

              Thanksgiving
              Nov 24 - Nov 30, 2014
              4 night min stay
              $1,675 $1,949
              Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
              $11,725 $42,000

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

              Dec
              Dec 1 - Dec 19, 2014
              2 night min stay
              $990 $1,085
              Fri, Sat, Sun
              $6,900
              Christmas & New Years
              Dec 20 - Jan 2, 2015
              4 night min stay
              $1,675 $1,949
              Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
              $11,725 $42,000

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

              2014 Jan, Feb
              Jan 3 - Feb 28, 2015
              2 night min stay
              $890 $1,085
              Fri, Sat, Sun
              $6,350 $19,000

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

              2015 Mar - April
              Mar 1 - Apr 30, 2015
              3 night min stay
              $1,070 $1,300
              Fri, Sat, Sun
              $7,500 $22,000

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

              May
              May 1 - May 20, 2015
              4 night min stay
              $1,525 $1,725
              Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
              $10,675 $38,000

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

              Memorial Day
              May 21 - May 25, 2015
              4 night min stay
              $1,675 $1,949
              Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
              $11,725 $42,000

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

              May
              May 26 - May 31, 2015
              3 night min stay
              $1,525 $1,725
              Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
              $10,675 $38,000

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

              2015 June thru Oct & HOLIDAYS
              Jun 1 - Oct 31, 2015
              4 night min stay
              $1,675 $1,949
              Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
              $11,725 $42,000

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

              November
              Nov 1 - Nov 22, 2015
              2 night min stay
              $1,525 $1,725
              Fri, Sat, Sun
              $10,675 $38,000

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

              Thanksgiving
              Nov 23 - Nov 30, 2015
              4 night min stay
              $1,675 $1,949
              Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
              $11,725 $42,000

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

              December
              Dec 1 - Dec 20, 2015
              2 night min stay
              $990 $1,085
              Fri, Sat, Sun
              $6,900

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

              Christmas & New Years
              Dec 21 - Jan 2, 2016
              4 night min stay
              $1,675 $1,949
              Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
              $11,725 $42,000

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

              * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees and Rental Conditions:

              • RefundSecurity Deposit $2,000
              • Property Damage Protection $49
              • cleaning fee $450
              • Tax Rate 9%

              Notes:

              2014 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:

              100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.


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              Calendar

              Last updated: 07/17/2014
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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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              20 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              santa rosa
              0.5 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              route 12
              20 Miles
              Nearest Beach
              beach
              0.5 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant
              kenwood restaurant

              wineries within walking distance, fabulous hiking in the state park. kitchen is large and suitable for catering and or foodies who want to pull out all the stops. the outdoor fire pit area allows for grilling on propane, charcoal and/or wood fire. on staff chefs for custom tours, tastings, event planning

               

              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 including 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 Sonoma:
              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 the Sonoma Valley. 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. With adjoining 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: french, spanish, english

              Links to more information:

               

              Photos

              • great room with solid stone walls, floors, 15 foot ceilings & massive fireplace

                great room with solid stone walls, floors, 15 foot ceilings & massive fireplace

              • Fire pit with bbq and bocce court beyond

                Fire pit with bbq and bocce court beyond

              • Wine bar between kitchen and living room

                Wine bar between kitchen and living room

              • Professional kitchen with 2 islands, 2 dishwashers and commercial fixtures

                Professional kitchen with 2 islands, 2 dishwashers and commercial fixtures

              • main floor king bedroom

                main floor king bedroom

              • master king bedroom with 10' tall four poster bed and french closet wall

                master king bedroom with 10' tall four poster bed and french closet wall

              • Second Flr queen bedroom w/ private bath, balcony & endless views to state park

                Second Flr queen bedroom w/ private bath, balcony & endless views to state park

              • outdoor dining between pool and fire pit

                outdoor dining between pool and fire pit

              • 8 person hot tub runs year round

                8 person hot tub runs year round

              • Sugar Loaf State Park ridge view from cottage deck across fire pit area

                Sugar Loaf State Park ridge view from cottage deck across fire pit area

              • Can arrange for various nearby, rural event facilites

                Can arrange for various nearby, rural event facilites

              • twilight shows off continuous indoor / outdoor living

                twilight shows off continuous indoor / outdoor living

              • dining room provides al fresco dining

                dining room provides al fresco dining

              • Living Room with Wine bar and Kitchen beyond

                Living Room with Wine bar and Kitchen beyond

              • On staff Food and Wine Expert

                On staff Food and Wine Expert

              • 6 burner viking range with seating area adjacent

                6 burner viking range with seating area adjacent

              • Main Floor front queen bedroom with adjoining private bath

                Main Floor front queen bedroom with adjoining private bath

              • Master bath with 2 person tub and steam shower

                Master bath with 2 person tub and steam shower

              • media room with 70" hd/led flat screen and surround sound.

                media room with 70" hd/led flat screen and surround sound.

              • cottage interior includes kitchen, bath and trundle bed

                cottage interior includes kitchen, bath and trundle bed

              • bocce behind the fire-pit

                bocce behind the fire-pit

              • Make magic memories with our assistance

                Make magic memories with our assistance

              • We can arrange catering at any scale

                We can arrange catering at any scale

              VRBO #139109

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              This listing was first published here in 2007.

              Date last modified - Sunday, June 22, 2014

              $890 - $1,949 per night (USD)
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              5 Bedroom / 5 Bathroom
              Sleeps 10

              View calendar: Updated 07/17/14
              Minimum stay: 2-4 nights
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