MacArthur Place Country Inn & Spa, continued

to a private patio complete with chaise, table and chairs, and an outdoor shower enclosed in a black-and-white striped tent.

In September, it’s a beautiful evening to sit outside and enjoy an evening cocktail to the accompanying sounds of the last crickets of summer.

Sixty-four guestrooms and suites are situated throughout the estate. Suzanne Brangham, developer of MacArthur Place, completely restored the main house to feature ten spacious guestrooms. She then made sure the newly built cottages containing additional guestrooms replicated the look of the Manor House, maintaining its architectural heritage.

MacArthur Place was originally the estate of David Burris, a prominent Missouri farmer and landowner.

Here in Sonoma, along Nathanson Creek, he built a 300-acre working ranch with a hay crop and vineyards, cattle, fruit orchards, and prized trotters used for transportation in the horse-and-buggy era.

David Burris also founded Sonoma Valley Bank, at first conducting business out of his home’s first floor corner library.

The 16-room, two-story house, set off from the street by the original white picket fence, dominates the property and was home to nine Burris children.

With its wooden pegs and square nails, the house is believed   READ MORE