8 Bedrooms, 6 1/2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 16
- english, french, mandarin
About Gary Bacon
Gary built one of the most successful corporate housing companies on the East Coast which was sold to Equity Residential in 2001. He retired a year later and began the first of many expeditions to six continents. Ying was a national tour director in China where the two met in 2002. Gary and Ying were married in 2008 and settled in Fairfield, California where they operate summer camps for Chinese youth through the American Chinese Cultural Exchange Service.
Gary Bacon purchased this Estate in 2016
Why Gary Bacon chose Fairfield
The inn was built in 2004 as the principal residence at Monroe Ranch which had been in the owner's family since 1860. A lifelong devotee of George Washington, the residence resembles Mt. Vernon, Washington's estate in Virginia. The home had been used for weekend retreats by the family whose principal residence was south of San Francisco. With eight bedrooms and seven baths, the home was easily convertible into an inn.
What makes this Estate unique
The property has a unique history including the fact that it was once the site of 'Big Camp' a 1000-strong Chinese settlement along the banks of Suisun Creek where railroad-weary workers lived and farmed the land for area ranchers. The property is surrounded by vineyards and farmland. Fifty-eight magnolia trees and a single remaining 100-year old pear tree line the quarter-mile entryway to the inn. Over forty variety of birds enjoy fruit from our trees during the day and at night scores of constellations are easily identified.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
50th birthday celebration
We had 13 people and there was plenty of room. The kitchen had everything we needed and the backyard made for a fabulous meal outside! Thoroughly enjoyed!
Our group of 7 couples had a perfect time staying here. The outside area was our favorite spot to hang out and we used two of the recommended chefs two of the nights of our stay and enjoyed them both and were so happy with our decision to be able to just come back and relax and enjoy the place. Thank you for making our celebration so special! Highly recommend this place for a large party.
Napa Girls' Weekend
The location was perfect. We were able to travel to Napa and Sonoma, but not be in a busy area. We enjoyed being able to relax, surrounded by beautiful rows of grapevines. The accommodations were perfect for our group of seven. We had some last minute cancellations in our group, but could have easily accommodated 8-9 people without having to share. Gary provided many suggestions for activities and restaurants in the surrounding area. We appreciated all of the suggestions in planning our Napa Trip. The house was very spacious and very comfortable. Gary was more than accommodating on our arrival time and we really appreciated his flexibility. We would highly recommend this Inn to all of our friends and family.
Great family house!
Seventeen of us ended up staying here and it was a great place to hang out. The owner Gary was there to check us in, and check how we were doing a day or two later. Beautiful open property, and easy for us to put a couple of tables together for some great dinners. Good wine tasting nearby, and reasonable driving distance to Napa and Sonoma.
Thanks for a great trip!
Just what our team needed
Great place for our team to stay while attending a nearby conference. Everyone had their own space and we were able to relax on the porch or around the living and kitchen area to debrief, bond, and plan. We stopped in each morning to one of two local restaurants for breakfast before heading to our conference. Friendly staff. This is a great location....not far to Napa. Everyone on the team loved the beds.
The Suisun Valley Inn is located in the heart of Rustic Wine Country and a short drive to Napa, California.