With National award winning architecture, this Mediterranean compound was once a modest rural homestead and TV repair shop. The Madrones was established over the past 20 years by designer and lifestyle entrepreneur Jim Roberts, who is much more comfortable now being referred to as “The Groundskeeper” for the property.
Originally a design center and creative think tank, the cloistered buildings with courtyards and arcades are now home to three wine tasting rooms representing some of the finest handcrafted and small lot wineries in the Anderson Valley region, as well as a curiosity shop where guest check-in. There are Estate Guest Quarters for overnight travelers who wish to explore the bucolic Anderson Valley.
The courtyards and arcades offer a perfect Al fresco environment to relax. The cottage, which was the owner's private residence for years, has been converted into four private guest accommodations, each one named after its original purpose. The cottage gardens are located on the west-side arcade through the wooden gates. Open during the summer and fall, there is a culinary kitchen garden that produces a good portion of the produced needed on the property. Produce for canning comes from the orchard and production garden at the family property “Sugar Hill Farm” in Philo. Open garden tours and our “Artisan Series” workshops are posted in "Local Attractions" and available by reservation. Please ask our Innkeeper for details.