Testimonials
Highly Recommended!
02/24/12
This is exactly the experience you would expect from a bed and breakfast. The rooms are spectacular with incredible furnishings and detail. The towels and bedding are plush and the staff is accommodating but not intrusive. We did the wine tasting and had dinner in the Centre du Vin and it was one of the best meals we had in Sonoma. Can't say enough good things about the staff, accommodations, and location.
Trip Advisor - Review by a woman visiting from Seattle
I gained a whole new perspective about wine...
11/01/10
Steve,
Just wanted to send you a thank-you for your kindness, hospitality and time with us. Not many in your situation would do the same and we were all appreciative of getting the rare glimpse into your everyday life (even though we had to make it brief). I gained a whole new perspective about wine and how much goes into making the fantastic wines you create. I regret not being able to spend the day and see the 'crushing' process, but I had to consider the others in our group and the short time we had left. We did make it to your hotel and what a hotel it is!  Your attention to detail is amazing. From the ceilings to the floor everything was beautifully thought out. Now to the Zina Hyde Cunningham wines....they were as delicious as your Ledson wines!  It was a wonderful experience all around. You should be very proud of your staff, everyone we met from Ledson and the hotel gave impeccable service. You run an outstanding business and I see why you are so successful. I look forward to being a member of your wine club and hopefully future visits to your wineries.
Sincerely, Heather Rivera Cruz
We loved our time at this hotel...
12/11/09
We spent Thanksgiving weekend at this six room luxurious quaint hotel. From the moment I booked the room with the owner Michelle I had an instant liking for this place. I called Chenoa many times with many concerns, she addressed every issue and had the room exactly as we wanted it prior to checking in. Every morning Angel made us a very nutritious continental style breakfast, which was left at our door. The hotel appears to be over 100 years old by the styling and decor, but hidden gems throughout are modern conveniences, such as wireless modems, surround sound and thermostat controlled fireplaces in each room. The only area I saw lacking in the hotel was that there were no HD TV's in the rooms.

Each of the six rooms are individually decorated with a modern antique feel. The three front rooms overlook the historic Sonoma town square, park and store fronts along with Fort Sonoma. The hotel is ideally located among retail stores, restaurants, gift shops and a park around the center city hall. Each room has a jacuzzi tub with the ability to sit in it and look out onto the center park and historic City Hall while relaxing in the bubbles.

The hotel bartenders Peter and Ken offer friendly and lively pouring of mixed drinks as well as the namesakes line of wines by the glass. The hotel has an added bonus of pouring selections of their second wine label of Zina Hyde, which are equally as impressive as the Ledson varietals. The highlight of our time spent at the hotel was just sitting at the bar, chatting with the friendly employees, other guests and the locals who frequent the Harmony Lounge. The Lounge offered us anything we were in the mood for. An outstanding red and white wine selection, friendly conversation, a hide away TV for sporting events, great referrals around the county and a wonderful atmosphere that makes you feel like part of a family. The manager Sam proactively took care of our every need and treated us as if we were the only guests in the hotel.

We loved our time at this hotel and can't wait for a return trip, but it really was the people who work there that made our stay special, I think we will long after remember the people of this hotel just as much as the hotel itself.
Stacy Rojo
Thank You
11/3/09
Dear Michele,
I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for employing the best people in Sonoma. The staff at Harmony Lounge is knowledgeable, friendly, gracious, and efficient. One star shines out in particular, Chenoa. The team of Ty and Chenoa made my experience today, which should of required novocain, painless. As Ty entertained with complete charm, Chenoa was a strategic Jedi. While Ty poured and chatted with new wine club members, Chenoa efficiently repaired the computer glitch, printed out my shipment information, and sent my billing and shipping information to Claire. This process was done with such precision, it was obvious synergy. Thank you for your consistent attention towards service and quality. I remain respectfully a wine club member of both Zina Hyde and Ledson.
Shannon Hayes
Appreciation
7/14/09
Samuel,
I want to thank you very much for the wonderful stay and appreciate all the work that you put into our stay. It was superb and none of it could have happened without you. I can hardly wait to come back to Sonoma and visit with you. Once again I truly appreciate your professionalism and realize that you made our stay what it was - a wonderful, remarkable, and a memory to last all time.
Robert Billaud
Chenoa is wonderful!
2/21/2009
Chenoa gave us a fantastic wine tasting and wine lesson today, that I really appreciated. I hope you will congratulate her for it. Best wishes--jim russell
Rhett Johnson & Melanie Green, Geogia

9/30/08
Steve,
I had to write to tell you what a wonderful time we had at your winery. My fiancee has a consulting job in San Francisco and I came out to visit her a few weeks ago. We decided to tour through Sonoma Co. and visit some wineries. Although Ledson wasn't on our initial list to visit, we were told by a tasting room employee at Gary Farrell that we should drop by your winery. It was, by far, the best choice we made all day. The staff at the castle were over the top in the hospitality department. They were extremely friendly, courteous and knowledgeable. I have to tell you that Travis was a great host. And your wines... perfect!! Your Pinot Noir was absolutely the best I've had. We can't wait to taste all of your other wines. And yes, we joined the club.

We also dropped by the hotel and received the exact same level of hospitality and professionalism. It is refreshing to see one hiring people that mirror his own work and life ethic. Congratulations, and we hope to visit again in the near, near future...many times!

All our best,
Rhett Johnson and Melanie Green

Many Thanks!

8/1/08
Jerry--
Thank you so much for your hospitality at the private tasting you led for us last week at the Ledson property, as well as the introduction that allowed us to taste the Zina Hyde Cunningham wines at the Ledson Hotel. I'm sharing your wine club materials with a number of people locally, and I hope you won't mind that I am giving them your name.

Thanks again-

Melanie M. Dunajeski
Beckman, Kelly & Smith

Thank you so very much

7/13/08
Dear Randy,
Thank you so very much for the wonderful wine tasting and the fabulous night at the Ledson Hotel this past June. We always enjoy the pleasure of seeing you and the wines that Ledson makes. Our 15th wedding anniversary was super special! Thank you for adding all the niceties. have a wonderful summer and we hope to see you again soon.

Fondly, Marilyn & Sean Manning, Highlands Ranch, CO
Thank You!
Steve,

As promised, here is the email you asked from us regarding our weekend in your hotel and winery. Let me start by saying that you made us feel very special; the weekend was fabulous and very informative. You took care of every detail to make us feel very important and comfortable, starting with the wine in our room and the basket full of goodies. Then on Saturday we started the day with a nice continental breakfast and then we met you and your wife to start our very informative tour of the vineyards and crushing facility. I loved being in the fields and trying the grapes, it was a great experience. Then what a way to end up the day, dinner was just out of this world!!!! And your wine was a perfect match to every meal we had. Sunday we got up late, but made it on time to the private tasting. Let me tell you, it was awesome! We tasted great wines that were paired with delicious cheese and food, certainly a fabulous experience. What a way to end up the weekend! All this was awesome, but getting to know you was even better. You are a great person Steve, you have an enormous heart and we feel very fortunate and honored to have had the opportunity to spend a day with you. We will always be grateful of your hospitality.

Please extend our gratitude to your lovely wife Amy, to Sebastian, to Michelle that was very helpful, to the English chef for such a delicious meal, to the guy that did our tasting today (I can't believe I forgot his name) but he was great and did a superb job. To Ken for all the help with my order, and to everyone that put a bit of their time to make us feel so special.

Thank you Steve, let me say that now every time that I drink one of your wines I will think of all the hard work that took to make it and how you made us feel so special.

Best regards
Luis and Marisol Herrera

PS. We look forward to the day that you make the Ledson cruise a reality.


Wedding Weekend!
Hi Merilee, Ryan & Reichel here!

You were so nice to give us a little tour of the room on Sunday, we really appreciated it. We know you guys were really busy, but even then we were treated with a complimentary glass of champagne while we were waiting. We could tell from how well we were treated on Sunday that staying at your hotel on our wedding night would be a treat! We can't imagine a nicer hotel and more friendly service. If possible, we'd love to get one of the rooms overlooking the square, but we'll understand if we can't.

Thank you so much and we can't wait to stay in one of your beautiful rooms during our wedding weekend!
Napa hello and thanks!
Hey Meghan!

How fun and great to meet you last night at the hotel, lounge, concert….the Full Monty!! You helped us enjoy a totally fun night of music, great wine and munchies…….and that million dollar smile of yours, a bonus!

The music caused quite a few flashbacks, but that was the point I suspect. The entire evening was tops and we'll be back! I have to find out what is going on the weekend my son is in town – March 13-16. I'll check your web site later.

Pretty certain we will look into joining the Club once we have time to get out there, visit and peek at the events calendar. Appreciate your kind introduction and brochures. You are a fine representative for the winery and its properties.

Hope to see you soon at another event…………..stay swell!

Cheers,
Tim and Nancy Campbell

Also:
Rick and Gail Choate
Our stay at the Ledson Hotel
Steve,

I wanted to commend you for the wonderful job that you have done with the Ledson Hotel and its staff. My wife and I were fortunate to spend two nights at the hotel to celebrate the birthday of our very close friend, Ken Majer. It was a very memorable event for both of us. We have enjoyed Sonoma tremendously over the years, and this stay was above and beyond. Special recognition has to be given to Samuel Rickords. Samuel exemplified the epitome of service and attention to all of the Majer party during our stay. He is truly an exceptional employee. Meghan also did and wonderful job and we appreciated her help as well.

Samuel set up an event at the “castle” for us on Saturday and on Sunday a barrel tasting that was conducted by Jack Ryno. Jack had just returned from Kauai and went out of his way to provide the most amazing wine tour and tasting that I have ever been a party to. It was a very special event and incredibly informative – even for a veteran wine enthusiast like me.

You are to be congratulated for assembling such an exceptional team. Sonoma has always been near and dear to our hearts, even and close as it is to our home in Kentfield. The Ledson experience has made it even more so.

Sincerely,
Mike Walsh
Noble Room
My husband and I would like to send our greatest thanks to the staff at Ledson Hotel ! We had a great time and Ryan, Angel, and Joel made our stay so much fun. It was nice to feel like family and we look forward to future stays. Everyone was so friendly and the hotel was just gorgeous. Thanks again for taking care of us and having Angel be there so early in the morning. Thanks to you, Ryan and Joel for the wine education, and Angel for the happy face all the time. Look forward to our next trip out.

Dawn and Mike Budd, Noble Room (Oct. 15th)

Thanks
Just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed our stay at the Ledson Hotel and to thank you for your hospitality. All of us said that we had never stayed anywhere that we had enjoyed the accommodations as much. Thank you so much for making our trip to Sonoma a truly memorable one. Your staff was exceptional and that is directly accredited to your leadership. We will definitely recommend the Ledson Hotel to all of our friends and will look forward to staying with you when we return.

Bill and Barbara Daugherty

Visit
Dear Michele,

We would just like to thank you and your staff for making our visit to Sonoma a special one. The Hotel is spectacular and the service and staff was tremendous. Everyone was gracious and friendly which made it all the more enjoyable. We could not ask for a finer placer or friendlier people during our vacation. We look forward to our next trip out and the stay in Sonoma.

Thanks for everything.
Don & Kim Nyalka

Thank you!
Hi Michele,

We arrived home safely and have been unable to stop talking about our vacation. You and your staff ensured a fabulous trip and very fond memories for us. Thank you again for your hospitality. Our room, the staff and the incredible service was much appreciated. Please extend our thanks to everyone at the Ledson and we plan on staying with you all again!

Best regards,

Lisa & Bill Powers
A charming visit to my FAVORITE winery
Dear Michele,

Greg and I thoroughly enjoyed our August visit to the Ledson Hotel. You all have beautifully captured the charm and grandeur of old Sonoma and the rich history of the Ledson family.

( I read the family history on-line - the whole thing!) What a fantastic and inspiring story.

We are so impressed with the fine quality, impeccable taste and attention to detail. Breakfast and dinner in The Harmony Club was a real treat. Fantastic cuisine and service. Our compliments to Chef Robey and staff. Your gracious hospitality tops it all off. It is truly a jewel in the crown of Sonoma Town Plaza. We'll be back!

I can't end this without raving about Ledson wines. They just don't get any better, anywhere.

I am a member of the Nobility Club and absolutely feel like Santa is coming when I get my wine shipments! The 2004 Carneros Chardonnay, 2000 Estate Merlot Reserve, 2002 Russian River Zinfandel (we shared a bottle with dinner last night), 2001 Sonoma Valley Estate Zinfandel Library Selection ALL got a 10+ from Greg and I. And then, there is the 2002 Tiamo. Well, "I love you", too! That one gets a 10++. We ordered a case! Randy took great care of us for our private tasting. Sebastian just happened to come by, so we were fortunate to taste the Jeff Bridges Meritage. Lucky us! Marvelous, just marvelous.

I want to mention that we appreciate the courteous and well-trained staff at the winery. It has been a lovely and enjoyable experience each time we have come in. I tell everyone, including many that we met on this trip, that Ledson Winery and Wine Club and Ledson Hotel are all a must see!

Also, we had the pleasure of meeting Jenny. She spent time with us discussing shipment issues to Houston in the really hot months. All is worked out with her on that. She was very gracious and helpful.

Thank you,
Barbara Rizzo