As the bamboo security gate opens, via the secret code on the key pad, the "Guardian Dragon" greets you.
You may feel like you're coming "home" to a place you've never been before!
The Temple's serenity & peacefulness is immediately sensed as you walk through the North garden, on a windy pea gravel path. On the "the beach", you gaze into the pond, as the chairs invite you to sit, sip, listen & linger - your toes playing with the white sand, discovering buried shells.
You wander to the to the south redwood deck, with views of Mother Nature's abundance: acacias, oaks, willows & bamboo create a private 1 acre space for you to relax, regenerate & revitalize in. There's even an old converted horse barn, complete with yellow lichen on the front. Bring your paints & canvas to capture the moment.
Eventually, your curiosity draws you out of the warm sunshine, inside, through the double French kitchen doors, into the fully equipped kitchen, with all the tools you'll need to create gourmet meals. There are plenty of electric lights, all on dimmers; plus, natural sunlight entering through East, South & West French windows. Bonus: the stone floor is heated!!
With wine glass in hand, you step into the living room, to see the New Zealand-made wood stove, with all the materials needed to start your own mood-setting fire, while you find your favorite music on Pandora via Direct TV cable, or your own CD played on the blu-ray player.
If you simply must connect to the internet, the password is written on the modem, on top of the desk.
For cleansing there's both inside & outside showers, complete with soap, shampoo, etc. A hot shower, taken outside, in open space, is a refreshing experience. Bring a towel from inside!
Once clean, the spa invites you to soak & socialize. There is no chlorine or bromine allowed. We use only hydrogen peroxide-based Baqua Spa products.
Ready for bed? There are 2 bedrooms, each with a different mood. Choose the one to match yours, plus, the sofa pulls out into a queen-sized bed with gel foam memory mattress, for a most comfortable sleep. All the bedding, with your choice of feather, down or poly pillows, is provided. Enjoy the quiet as you drift off to dreamland!
Thank you so much for choosing The Temple for your wine country stay! We are delighted to have you as guests.
Sonoma Country quiet hours are between 10 PM and 8 AM. Amplified sound is prohibited at all times.
Transient Occupancy Tax for Sonoma County is 12%, which is added to all reservation totals.
TOT Certificate #2835N