Welcome to Barker's room. Barker Ledson—Edna's husband & Steve's grandfather—was an avid explorer with an unfailing determination. Barker came to America from England at the age of 16 in 1896. Excited for the endless opportunities in America, he found himself working as a rancher for his aunt in Iowa in exchange for room and board. Bound for success, Barker left his aunt for the exciting adventure of working on the railroad which took him into the heat of the Mojave Desert—reminiscent of his red-themed room at the Ledson Hotel.
Barker's room is the most Victorian in red and gold tones. Drink your morning coffee on your own private balcony while filling your senses with the sights and sounds of Sonoma or sit and relax in the evening after a long day of wine tasting. Stroll through the Historic Sonoma Town Square hand in hand, stop off and get a pastry from the French bakery next door or shop for unique gifts and goods at the small boutiques and antique shops that surround the hotel.
Barker eventually found himself in San Francisco where he met and married Edna and had three boisterous boys named Noble, Winslow, and Whitby, dubbed "The Ledson Boys" who were just as hard-working as their father. A picture that guards the entrance to Barker's room shows him sitting in a truck with his sleeves rolled up and you can just tell Barker's hard-working spirit lives on through his family.