LOVED staying in the studio on the pear orchard!
Submitted: March 26, 2011
Stayed: February 2011
We LOVED staying at the contemporary studio/farmhouse. It was our first vacation in a long time and all we wanted was privacy, and to sleep in as late as we possible without interruptions. We wanted to be comfortable, but also inspired, and the contemporary/artistic style of the studio and surrounding property was exactly what we were looking for. It was a big open loft space with a 19’ ceiling and a fabulous murphy bed that was the most comfortable I've slept in since the Four Seasons. Very Modern and cool.
The property is so big that I never saw the owners until we went looking for them to talk about their art and photography that I found decorating the walls.
Dona is an accomplished photographer with images in collections around the country. Most of the images I saw were beautiful wine country photos and portraits of local celebs like the Coppolas, Mondavis and Ray Manzarek from the Doors. She was so fun to talk with and open about selling her work at really great prices as we were interested in taking a piece of Napa Valley home. Her husband, John is an accomplished painter, and was preparing for an exhibit in San Francisco. He took us out to his rustic painting studio (100 year old converted shed) in the pear orchard, but couldn’t release any of the paintings as they were all slotted for the show next week at Andrea Schwartz Gallery in SF! World class art created in the middle of the Orchard at our vacation stay was hard to pass up. We might take a ride to the gallery and bring home a surprise souveneir for our walls because we now "know" the famous painter!
I loved this place and can't wait to come back again and again.
Thanks to Dona and John for creating the perfect tranquil getaway from my normally hectic life and re-inspiring me!
Owner's Response: We loved having you visit also. We are so glad that you enjoyed your visit with us. That is our ultimate goal, that you have the experience that you want and need for your vacation. We love to share the property and the beauty of Napa Valley with visitors. We look forward to your next visit!!
Helpful votes: 4/4
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