Madrona Manor, Wine Country Inn & Restaurant
I recently visited Madrona Manor – both the Country Inn and the Michelin-starred Restaurant, starring Executive Chef Jesse Mallgren. What a treat to all the senses! An amazingly beautiful and graceful Victorian estate, the main house, built in 1881 as a summer retreat, is still filled with original art, furniture and musical instruments from the original owners, the Paxton family of San Francisco. Located just about a mile from the Healdsburg Plaza, the Inn feels a million miles away from the hustle and bustle of the modern world, tucked away as it is on its Dry Creek Valley hillside, surrounded by gardens- culinary and flower, fruit trees, extensive private grounds and lawns, a pool, verandas, carriage house, fountains and views- a perfect place for a romantic getaway or even THE most romantic getaway: a wedding.
I love the approach to Madrona Manor- the long, sweeping driveway, surrounded by the peaceful grounds; the Inn surprises as it materializes at the top of the drive, an unexpected, impressive historic tribute to gentler times past.
And speaking of dinner, overwhelmingly delicious food & wines, gracious staff and comfortable surroundings await you!
After a perfect repast it is time for a perfect repose!
Madrona Manor, exquisitely and lovingly renovated and maintained, is a showplace of grand, old-fashioned hospitality, peaceful, comfortable accommodations and exquisitely prepared and executed breakfast and dinner.
Here’s looking at you, kids.