My husband and I stayed 4 nites at Honor Mansion, at the recommendation of our sister-and brother-in-law, who have been there 4 times. We live in a VA suburb of Washington, D.C. and wanted a romantic experience along with something apart from the norm.Wow! We are past the point of roughing it, and luxury at a fair price is our goal. Honor Mansion exceeded that experience.
Located in a beautiful mid-1800's Mansion, the site is impeccably maintained with a combination of period antiques ccombined with electic more current pieces. We stayed in the Wisteria room; 4-poster bed with opulent linens; a Chippendate-style armoire housed the great sound system (relaxing cd's and all) and the TV. A crystal carafe of sherry, along with lovely stemware, was already on the dresser.
As it was our anniversary, Cathi and Steve had a delicious cake with whie and dark chocolate shavings over the buttercream icing, and a fabulous chilled botle of chardonnay, all gratis!
We got the tour from one of their "hostesses", which included perfectly manicured lawns for croquet; putting green, full tennis courts, bocce pits, half-court basketball (which my husband and i PLAYED ONE-ON-ONE!). The tour finished, we received a folder with brochures, maps, etc. and LOTS of free passes to tasting rooms, which are almost never free.
Back to the room - includng a private screen-in porch with fridge stocked with cold beverages. The bathroom had these upscale toiletries I hadn't been familiar with (my hsband's dry skin appreciated the olive-oil soap); alongwith a 4-footed bathtub with shower. The towels were lush and lovely. I saw a small flashlight and thought, "what whya noyone need that?" Until I realized, after Hubby was already asleep, that I forgot to plug my phone in. The charger was somewhere in the bathroom, and I never would have found it without waking him up without the flashlight! Who knew!
The breakfast s - including choices off a menu of complimentary mimosas - were elegant and wonderful. The only crtiticism I have is that the main entrees were ususally pretty rich (lots of cream; cheese, etc) defintely delicious but a little too heavy.
The saving grace was the amazing array of fresh fuits, grains, yogurt, hard boiled eggs, etc.etc. The coffee was hot and deliciuos; the whole staff acted like they were truly pleased to make up happy.
We have stayed at the Four Seasons, The Mandarin Oriental Hotels, etc. and Honor Mansion was absolutely right up there for a much more reasonable price. Steve, the innkeeper, and his wife, Cathi, are tototally on top of which winerys to recommend to which guests based on what they like. These people really get hospitality. We are already planning our next trip there. Even though we haven't been to Napa yet, I think we'll still stay with them and do the limo tour thing; it's not that far.
We could go on and on but their web site depicts what they have accurately. It's unusual for us to rave this much.
They have no fitness center but give you free passes to the elegant facility in Healdsburg, about a mile away.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the center of Sonoma County's Wine Country, the Honor Mansion sits on four acres of landscaped resort grounds, offering tennis, bocce, croquet, PGA putting and an invigorating lap pool with spa pavilions and sun deck. Another deck surrounding a koi pond provides serenity. This landmark's pristine elegance is reflected by the Fowler's and their professional staff, who provide personal attention to every detail. Full gourmet breakfast buffet with complimentary mimosas each morning, and wine and appetizers each evening. The Inn is surrounded by wineries, golf courses and is within walking distance of the town square's outstanding restaurants and shopping. AAA 4 diamond rated, Michelin Guide recommended. Complimentary bottle of wine upon arrival, as well as access to cookies, soda, water, coffee, tea, sherry and other treats available 24 hours a day. Full concierge service available. No resort fees, or any other hidden fees! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Honor Mansion, a Wine Country Hotel Healdsburg
- Honor Mansion Hotel
- Honor Mansion Resort