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‘New’ Boutique Lodge Poised To Open up In Sonoma Wine Country

A new luxury, boutique lodge, The Madrona, is scheduled to open up in Healdsburg (Sonoma County), California this April—just as the wonderful mustard fields in the nearby vineyards commence to bloom. The reinvention of this historic property has been deemed to be so important that it has heralded a adjust of name as effectively. 

The Madrona backstory: From non-public residence to inn to luxury hotel

In 1880, rich businessman John Alexander Paxton built the initial 3-story, gabled mansion as a weekend getaway from his household and do the job in San Francisco. The Victorian framework, now outlined on The Countrywide Sign-up of Historic Spots, transformed palms a number of periods about the a long time and was finally repurposed as Madrona Manor, a preferred mattress and breakfast.

Identified primarily for its vacation spot great eating cafe, the romantic inn attracted a huge following of area foods and wine enthusiasts as well as visitors from the Bay region and the Silicon Valley. The talented chef at its helm, Jesse Mallgren (who was elevated in Sonoma), garnered 13 consecutive Michelin stars, building dinner reservations hard to snag.

At the top of the pandemic in March 2020, like quite a few independent accommodations and dining venues, Madrona Manor and its restaurant shut down and have remained shut. In February 2021, interior designer Jay Jeffers and a team of investors bought the 8-acre assets for a documented $8.6 million with a eyesight of constructing upon its storied past and stewarding its potential.

Reinventing the hotel

While Jeffers and his 15-man or woman crew primarily based in San Francisco are broadly revered in interior structure circles and Jeffers has obtained numerous accolades (including remaining named to Elle Decor’s A-List), this will be his initially foray into hotels.

“When planning the lodge, it was important for me to respect its historic architecture and 19th-century roots even though reimagining the assets to be far more modern-day and thrilling for today’s travelers,” reported Jeffers, co-proprietor and designer of The Madrona.i

The lodge contains a selection of 24 1-of-a-form accommodations—hotel rooms and bungalows—spread in excess of 6 properties, most of which are primary to the estate. Guest rooms in The Mansion (the most important developing) sit on the floors previously mentioned the initial Paxton spouse and children dwelling quarters—which now residences The Madrona’s signature cafe and lounges. 

Some guest rooms in The Mansion supply unique fireplaces, bay windows, and massive balconies overlooking the rolling hills of Dry Creek Valley AVA. Numerous studio suites in the first Carriage Residence have non-public foyer entrances that shell out homage to their equestrian history. The much more secluded Bungalows are original, stand-on your own buildings (either personal or with connecting suites) that are tucked amongst the trees for the utmost privacy. 

Of course, the bespoke artistry of Jeffers’ eclectic decor and layout has lifted the bar of this Grand Dame estate, bringing new visible appeal and vitality. This includes daring animal motifs captured in fabrics and artwork and attractive, ebonized and seriously-carved mahogany furnishings.

All through the assets, tailor made wallpapers, artwork, and authentic photography blend with antiques, vintage artwork, and even some relics of the original proprietor and his own travels.

Chef Jesse Mallgren revamps all-working day dining

Of system, the all-working day restaurant at The Madronal requires centre stage yet again. Chef Jesse Mallgren has revamped his New American menus to incorporate some riffs on old classics. His dishes have usually been seasonal, with components sourced from close by farmers and growers and from the property’s very own organic yard.

Several of the entrees have an revolutionary, intercontinental twist, these as the Hen Paillard infused with Southeast Asian flavors Steak Tartare with goma dare (sesame), quail egg, and new wasabi and Nearby Anchovies fixed with Marona lemons, that includes fennel pollen from the onsite backyard garden, and DaVero olive oil from a neighboring farm.

In the past, diners have praised the attractiveness of the eating venues at The Madrona, which have all been enhanced during this complete facelift. In addition to the indoor Eating Home in The Mansion, visitors can dine outdoor on the lined Palm Terrace that overlooks the gardens, get pleasure from a pre-or post-dinner drink at the Entrance Parlor or Hannah’s Bar, or nibble on treats and beverages on the inviting wrap-close to entrance porch.

Bespoke placing and provider

Prior visitors raved about the splendor of this serene, 8-acre Healdsburg home that is coated with lush greenery and citrus trees with scenic sights at every flip. The resort has a tiny fitness center and provides a heated, out of doors lounge pool surrounded by daybeds, other seating, and firepits. 

The Madrona is centrally found about one mile from downtown Healdsburg with its attention-grabbing blend of dining establishments, bars, and stores the distance from the resort to nearby wineries offering tastings is walkable. Company can hop on an electric powered bike to examine the location on their very own or consider benefit of complimentary car service within a five-mile radius.


  • The Madrona is managed by Mosaic Resort Team, a collection of separately branded, award-winning boutique motels, beneath the umbrella of Palisades Hospitality Group. To understand additional about The Madrona and its features, take a look at the new web-site or e mail the lodge concierge at [email protected] Reservations are now being recognized for the April 8th, 2022 opening and outside of. 
  • For additional details about browsing Sonoma Wine Region, test out the official Sonoma County site.