The inn is the principal residence at 27-acre Monroe Ranch, a working vineyard and surrounded on all sides by farmland in Suisun Valley. Featuring eight themed bedrooms and sleeping up to 16 persons, the Inn is a popular destination for wedding parties, family reunions and small conferences. The property includes a chef's kitchen, dining/great room, flat screen TV's with DISH service in six bedrooms and free WI-FI. The Inn was built in 2004 to resemble George Washington's Mount Vernon.
8 Bedrooms, 6 1/2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 16
- english, french, mandarin
- Calendar last updated:
- Dec 12, 2018
About Gary Bacon
Gary built one of the most successful corporate housing companies on the East Coast which was sold to Equity Residential in 2001. He retired a year later and began the first of many expeditions to six continents. Ying was a national tour director in China where the two met in 2002. Gary and Ying were married in 2008 and settled in Fairfield, California where they operate summer camps for Chinese youth through the American Chinese Cultural Exchange Service.
Gary Bacon purchased this Estate in 2016
Why Gary Bacon chose Fairfield
The inn was built in 2004 as the principal residence at Monroe Ranch which had been in the owner's family since 1860. A lifelong devotee of George Washington, the residence resembles Mt. Vernon, Washington's estate in Virginia. The home had been used for weekend retreats by the family whose principal residence was south of San Francisco. With eight bedrooms and seven baths, the home was easily convertible into an inn.
What makes this Estate unique
The property has a unique history including the fact that it was once the site of 'Big Camp' a 1000-strong Chinese settlement along the banks of Suisun Creek where railroad-weary workers lived and farmed the land for area ranchers. The property is surrounded by vineyards and farmland. Fifty-eight magnolia trees and a single remaining 100-year old pear tree line the quarter-mile entryway to the inn. Over forty variety of birds enjoy fruit from our trees during the day and at night scores of constellations are easily identified.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Incredible, historic, spacious, private, mansion retreat!
Our group of 14 friends absolutely loved our stay at the Suisun Valley Inn.
It's gorgeous -- you can see it from the road, and can't quite believe your eyes as you drive down the tree-lined driveway to the center oval with the flagpole... you're surrounded by vineyards, there are columns and a cupola and you start to believe you're in a fairy tail
The interior had so many rooms and bathrooms our large group was easily able to find privacy or community, as we preferred. Each room had an incredible theme and historical information posted; like staying in a multicultural history book.
The kitchen was a dream come true -- two ovens, two dishwashers, two sinks, huge refrigerator and all the staples you could need. Cooking for our whole group was a breeze.
Unfortunately we didn't get to enjoy the grounds as much because of wildfire smoke from the Camp Fire in November 2018. However, there were so many beautiful outdoor spaces, a trampoline, gazebo, picnic area, horseshoes, badminton, tetherball, and of course a hot tub with a view of the stars.
The host was amazingly communicative, responsive, showed us around the place when we arrived and clearly loves and puts effort into making this house a comfortable and easy retreat.
We'd love to come back, hopefully our dates will be free next year!
A piece of paradise
Suisan Valley Inn was perfect for our group. We had 14 women in the area for wine tours and tastings. I liked that the Inn was off the beaten path with plenty of space to spread out, play games, and watch the amazing stars.
Gary was easy to work with. The home is absolutely beautiful and fully furnished. We used one of the recommended vendors for our shuttle/touring needs with was the perfect match for our group.
3 nights was not long enough! We will definitely be back.
Perfect for Large Groups
Fourteen of us rented the Inn for a week long stay. It accommodated all of our needs beautifully. Each of the downstairs bedrooms has its own bathroom, there's an ensuite bathroom in the bedroom upstairs that has a king size bed and a Jack and Jill bathroom between the queen size bedrooms that affords plenty of privacy. All but two of the eight bedrooms has a tv...something that was important to our sports/news junkie guests.We were there to tour wineries in Napa and enjoy the region so we didn't really take advantage of all the amenities the Inn has to offer outside....but the outside is perfect for families or family reunions. Kitchen is spacious and has two garbage disposals and two dishwashers, nice for a large group like ours. We took advantage of the chef recommendations Gary Bacon offers on his website and made arrangements for a special dinner at the Inn one night to celebrate birthdays. We enthusiastically recommend Chef Marco!! If you plan on doing this while at the Inn, Chef Marco is fabulous! Very easy to work with to set up the menu, the food was so good and it was nice to have everything cleaned up afterwards. Gary Bacon was a great host, even recommended some local places. All in all it was such a great stay....we'd do it again. Barbara Southern California
Thank you Barbara. I am glad that our property met all of your expectations. Please come back and visit us again soon.
The property is beautiful and very private.
The property was perfect for our group of 10. Each bedroom with its own bathroom and the living room and dining room a great space to hang out as a group. The flowers on the property were stunning... as was the view and the grapevines! We hired chef David for a dinner in and he was fantastic. Gary was so helpful with my planning for a surprise 40th for my husband...accepting packages and even picked up wine from the vineyard that uses their grapes for their Chardonnay. I ordered 12 cases and Gary made special labels for the Chardonnay Bottles. Above and beyond! We ended up hiring a driver, Renee Solis, whom we highly recommend. Napa is about 30 minutes away, about a $45 uber to Mondavi for 4 people for those wanting to use Uber. Honestly we couldn’t have asked for a better experience. Thank you Gary!
Absolutely loved the house !! Very clean and well maintained property.. can’t wait to stay at it again.
Great Family Spot!
We rented all 7 bedrooms for our family reunion. The place was plenty big. Kids loved the trampoline, badminton court, horseshoes, hot tub and big grass area for soccer and football games. Fire pit was a bonus! Wineries were nice and close. Id recommend this house and will look to stay there again. Gary was great to work with and accommodated our needs.
The Suisun Valley Inn is located in the heart of Rustic Wine Country and a short drive to Napa, California.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Rates are subject to change until the reservation is confirmed. Information contained in this listing is for Suisun Valley Inn only. If you are planning a wedding or similar event, you may consider renting the entire ranch which includes not only the Inn, but surrounding acreage and parking for 100 cars. Rates for Monroe Ranch are available upon request.