"Amid the roses and lavender, it's easy to imagine
you're on a country estate."
- Travel & Leisure, Twenty Great Inns for Fall
T he Gardens at MacArthur Place are extraordinary. Filled with original sculptures and fountains, many of the majestic old trees and plantings at MacArthur Place date back more than a century.
With over 100 species of trees and filled with colorful and unusual plantings interspersed with meandering paths, our sculpture gardens are a wonderful place to stroll, or relax with a glass of wine or a good book. Our orchard has 12 different kinds of fruit trees, and when in season, you'll find the fruit in pies and other special desserts in our restaurant, SADDLES.
Throughout the gardens comfortable benches have been placed, often near one of our interesting fountains or sculptures. All of the sculpture in the gardens is provided by the I.Wolk Gallery in St. Helena and is available for purchase. The hedge rows lining some of the flagstone paths are original to the inn, and were planted by the original owners when Sonoma wasa young town. The swimming pool and outdoor whirlpool tub are accessible through the gardens, and are located next to our Spa facilities.
The inn is adjacent to Nathanson Creek, which runs from the hillsides to the north of Sonoma through the town and eventually out to the Bay Delta to the south. The creek provides a natural preserve for a wide range of Sonoma's wildlife.