The Grounds

Situated in the heart of Sonoma, MacArthur Place is a charming six-acre estate with lush grounds, intimate gardens, winding pathways, iconic Victorian architecture and a stylish mid-century pool.

The Place

MacArthur Place was founded well over a century ago as a family estate, vineyard, and working ranch. Today, these lush grounds and historic farm buildings have been transformed into Sonoma’s foremost luxury resort and spa. From the moment you step into MacArthur Place, you will experience a feeling of magic, discovery and peace of mind. Over six acres of intimate gardens, winding flagstone paths, verdant archways, fire pits, and secret nooks, all dotted with 16 farmhouse-style cottages offering ample space and privacy.

The Grounds

Once a 300-acre farmstead, MacArthur Place still boasts a vast array of flora across six acres nestled up against the Nathanson Creek Preserve. Majestic tree canopies are comprised of stately redwoods, pines and spruce, ancient oaks, graceful magnolias, lively gingkos, fragrant oleander, bamboo groves as well as fig, pomegranate and espaliered apple trees. Ever-present rose bushes, as well as lavender, rosemary and other herbs and native grasses accent the winding pathways and garden groves.

Chef's Garden

Welcome to the Chef’s Garden at MacArthur Place — a robust vegetable, herb, flower and micro-greens garden that provides organic produce and edible garnishes for Layla and The Bar at MacArthur. We partnered with Aris Curtis, a farm consultant combining a holistic blend of tools, techniques, practices and philosophies, to curate seasonal plantings and oversee farming of the garden. More than just an annex to the kitchen, Chef’s Garden is a verdant sanctuary, enclosed by jasmine and espaliered apple trees, for guests to connect with Sonoma’s agrarian culture.

AERENA Sculpture Gardens

A stroll through our winding pathways and verdant gardens will reveal a new series of sculptures curated by AERENA Galleries. Selected for their organic shapes and natural materials that seem to emerge from the earth or be reclaimed by it, these sculptures blur the lines between nature and the man-made environment. Danette Landry’s bronze totems at the property’s entrance, for example, echo a stately stand of trees. AERENA, which represents an impressive roster of emerging, mid-career and established artists, will rotate these sculptures seasonally to provide a fresh and ever-changing artistic landscape at MacArthur.