Stoney Bottom Cottage and The Suite at Stoney Bottom are quiet and private: No telephone, no television. Both accommodations are walking distance to town and set amidst extensive and beautifully landscaped gardens. The Cottage, at 540sf, has a fully equipped kitchen, bathroom with shower, and a sunny private deck with Adirondack chairs. The Suite, at 640sf, has an efficiency kitchen, single person spa tub and access to a large deck overlooking the gardens furnished with Adirondack chairs, tables and hammock. Each accommodation sleeps two in California King beds. Both units have gas-burning fireplaces, dining and seating areas and are decorated with unique furniture and artwork. Experience seasonal bird watching, creek walking and midnight star gazing. A garden shop on the grounds features the work of several local artists.
Cheese, crackers and wine are provided for the first evening of your stay. While we do not provide breakfast, ready to grind fresh coffee beans, loose and bagged teas, and milk and sugar are available.
Keywords: landscaped gardens, Wine, Anderson Valley,
cottage, quiet, private, Boonville, Mendocino County, art, fireplace, birdwatching
Walt is the former Dir. of Strybing Arboretum & Botanical Gardens in Golden Gate Park, (now San Francisco Botanical Gardens) San Francisco, CA. Ginger is a ceramicist/artist and the primary designer of the rental properties. Both are plant collectors extraordinaire.
Purchased in 2000, with no master plan, the garden and the structures have evolved over an 11 year odyssey from scraggly scrub to a lush landscape with beautifully appointed accommodations. Fenced for protection from the deer in 2004, the Valens have planted more than 6,000 bulbs: daffodils/narcissus, iris, and lilies. Wild flower seeds are on the way to becoming established. Rhododendrons, a “yellow” garden, the “star” garden, an extensive vegetable garden, the succulent garden, the redwood grove and a cutting garden delight the eye and senses. The Pavilions, set in a 'primitive' garden of palms, and cycads, nestle up to the massive green lawn lend themselves to lounging and enjoying a glass of wine with friends.
A garden sculpture collection and an onsite garden shop are available for your walking pleasure. Tours for non-residents are available by appointment for a small fee.
The Anderson valley is know for it's wonderful wines, olive oil, and Boonville Beers. The valley is home to fabulous artists and many galleries. Or if the outdoors is where your passion lies try bird watching, creek walking, and my favorite, midnight star gazing.
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2 night minimum stay
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