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THE MADRONES

Just off Highway 128 in the Anderson Valley, cheek to jowl with Duckhorn's Goldeneye Winery, lies a Spanish/Tuscan/Santa Fe/California-inspired compound called The Madrones. And yes, when you pass through the walls into the courtyard, it is easy to begin humming the song "Hotel California."

The Madrones consists of nine stylish Guest Quarters, three excellent wine-tasting rooms pouring Anderson Valley wines, an incredible restaurant and a curio/antique shop that would be a find in, say, New York's East Village.

The product of interior designer/builder/visionary Jim Roberts, the complex began life as a rural homestead and television repair shop. Sensing a hidden gem, Roberts rebuilt the compound as a base of operations to house his thriving design firm and a creative incubator for local business in the mid-2000s. He also built a home that lies cocooned inside the lush, exquisite English gardens that surround the property. Today, that home has been repurposed as a tasteful and luxurious guest quarters for travelers seeking a unique abode to host their Anderson Valley stay.

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