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Inn Wine Country Summers House in Sonoma

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A Very Special Home Away From Home

Inn Wine Country Summers House, a rustic contemporary country house and architectural gem designed by award winning architect Robert Zinkhan, has welcomed guests and embraced wonderful gatherings since constructed by the Summers family in the late 1970’s.

"The house as art" is Robert Zinkhan's goal. In designing Summers house he achieved his goal and created a home beautifully integrated into the natural landscape. 

Design And Decor

Summers House features Mexican paver tile floors, a beautifully tiled, handcrafted, fully equipped kitchen, and a large fireplace constructed from cobblestone chippings left behind when Chinese laborers removed native stones to pave the streets of San Francisco during the 19th century.  Historic tumbling rock walls built by the Chinese have recently been restacked to enhance the landscape, while maintaining the property’s historical integrity. Native American arrowheads found on the property have provided additional reminders of the past. 

Comfortable and practical leather furnishings complement antiques, art, and the house’s natural cedar walls and exposed beams. A large 18th Century European dining table comfortably seats eight guests.  A quarter sawn oak upright piano, a part of the family for 52 years, has recently been restored and tuned.

Three bedrooms, all with lofts, and two bathrooms welcome groups of six (up to eight with approval.) The master bedroom boasts an extremely comfortable king sized bed, and Jacuzzi bathtub.  The two bedrooms which once housed the Summers children, feature queen sized beds and share a bathroom accessible from both bedrooms.

An enormous deck spans the south side of the house and captures views of Mt. Tamalpias, the San Francisco Bay, and Haywood Vineyards through which you drive to reach the house.  Views can be enjoyed from the living areas as well, and sunsets are breathtaking.


Wind up one of the most scenic country roads in Sonoma to reach Summers House, located on a private country property in east side Sonoma. Drive through vineyards, pass by Ravenswood Winery, and climb up into the hills where the house is nestled on a wooded hillside where wildlife abounds.  Drive slowly as the road is a hiker's paradise and wildlife crossing. 

Sonoma ~ A Special Place For Your Vacation

Sonoma Plaza tasting rooms, restaurants, shops, galleries, historic sites; and art, cultural, film, food, wine, entertainment events are just three miles away.  Enjoy Sonoma’s Farmers Market in Sonoma Plaza on Tuesday evenings and in Depot Park on Friday mornings. 

Summers House is perfect for intimate reunions, getting together with family and friends, bridal parties, girlfriend's getaways, housing relatives, and housing your family during a business trip to the wine country.  It is centrally located for visits to Sonoma, Carneros and Napa wineries.  San Francisco and Pacific Coast beaches are one hour away.

Summers House has been the pride and joy of its owners for more 30 years. It has provided the setting for many family-owned business gatherings, which have supported food, wine and art endeavors including Sonoma Salute to the Arts and the Napa Valley Mustard Festival.  It is an inspired and inspiring home with a special sense of place.

It has embraced family holidays, parties and weddings, most recently the wedding of Tannia Summers and Milan Bollot of Toulouse and Paris, France ~ hence this new offering of a very special setting for guests to base their wine country summer vacations. (Owners Dave and Pat Summers plan to travel to France as often as possible to visit Tannia, Milan, and their young granddaughter, Bianca Renée Claire Bollot).

Beneath the house from a separate, private drive and entry, the Summers maintain a home office from which to direct food, wine, art, and travel promotions.  They will be delighted to offer unofficial concierge services to guests who wish to drop by and glean insider tips.

Winter is a wonderful time to visit the wine country. Bring family and friends to celebrate the Thanksgiving and New Year’s holidays. Christmas shop for unique gifts during the month of November. Shops around Sonoma Plaza offer personalized service and free gift-wrapping. Attend Sonoma Valley Olive Festival events in January and February, and Napa Valley Mustard Festival events from January 30 through March 27. Take in a movie at Sebastiani Theater. Dine at fabulous restaurants without reserving months ahead of time. Visit tasting rooms and enjoy the best service of the year. Purchase wine with no worries about it overheating in the car.

Summers House is available for weekend, mid-week, week-long and full-month visits every month of the year, with the exception of December. Call owner Pat Summers for assistance with transportation, tours, and stays complete with event tickets and limousine service.

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house rental amenities


  • Amenities
    • Air Conditioning
    • Washer
    • Dryer
    • Linens Provided
    • Covered Parking
    • Off Street Parking
    • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
    • Wood Fireplace
    • Wood Stove
  • Beds
    • King Bed
    • Queen Bed
    • Double Bed
    • Lofts
  • Entertainment
    • Cable/Satellite TV
    • DVD
    • VCR
    • CD Player
    • Stereo System
    • Jetted Tub in Bath
  • Kitchen
    • Full Kitchen
    • Cooking Utensils Provided
    • Refrigerator
    • Dishwasher
    • Microwave
    • Ice Maker
    • Catering Available
  • Outdoor Features
    • Gas/Electric BBQ Grill
    • Charcoal BBQ Grill
    • Deck/Patio
    • Balcony
  • View/Location
    • Mountain View
  • Communications
    • Telephone
    • WiFi (Wireless Internet)
  • Suitability
    • Handicapped Accessible
    • Wheelchair Accessible
    • Kid Friendly
    • Smoking Not Allowed


activities and attractions in Sonoma Wine Country

Summers House is perfect for intimate reunions, getting together with family and friends, bridal parties, girlfriend's getaways, housing relatives, and housing your family during a business trip to the wine country. It is centrally located for visits to Sonoma, Carneros and Napa wineries. San Francisco and Pacific Coast beaches are one hour away.

  • Activities (on site and nearby)
    • Golf
    • Tennis
    • Shopping
    • Sightseeing
    • Restaurants
    • Swimming
    • Biking
    • Hiking
    • Fishing
    • Health/Beauty Spa
    • Antiquing
    • Cinemas/Movie Theaters
    • Live Theatre
    • Museums
    • Miniature golf
    • Horseback Riding
    • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Other Activities
    • wine tasting and tours, unique food, wine and art events

vacation rental rates

April - November:

Friday - Sunday            $500/night            (3 night minimum)*

Monday - Thursday            $400/night            (3 night minimum)*

Per Week            $2,450           

Per Month            $6,950


January - March:

Friday - Sunday   $400/night (3 night minimum)*

Monday - Thursday   $300/night (3 night minimum)*

Per Week       $2,000

Per Month     $5,500

$400/night (Mon-Thu) .. $500/night (Fri-Sun) .. $2500/week .. $7500/month
3 night minimum

*Will consider two night stays if available.

Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

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Magical weekend at the Summers Home

Review submitted: July 21, 2010   Date of arrival: June 24, 2010

I had the distinct PLEASURE of spending a weekend in June at the gorgeous Summer's House in Sonoma. Immediately as you enter the house you feel welcome and special. This house was designed and built by the friendly owners, who have excellent taste and a style of rustic elegance. I wanted to live there, that is how this house feels. The rooms are all comfortable, decorated with personality and warmth. The view is expansive, the trees, the ferns, the is a haven. I did some writing while there, it is a great place for an artistic get-a-way and to have a gathering of family. The Summer's House gets my highest rating! Debra D.

Recommended for: adventure seekers, age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers, girls getaway, sight seeing, romantic getaway

Owners response: Debra and her group were wonderful, delightful guests. Their appreciation of our house was truly heartwarming and gave us a real lift. We were happy that we were able to provide a special setting for their friends and family gathering.

Dave and Pat Summers

Helpful votes: 9 / 9


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