This Victorian mansion dating from 1881 is surrounded by 8 acres of wooded and landscaped grounds; rooms in the three-story mansion, the carriage house, and the three separate cottages are gloriously ornate, with mirrors in gilt frames and paintings covering every wall. Much of the furniture is original to the mansion. For a romantic experience, ask for Room 203 or 204. Each has a huge balcony that overlooks the grounds. Candlelight dinners are served in formal dining
rooms. Chef Jesse Mallgren has earned praise for his elaborate four-, five-, and six-course menus, where luxuries such as pumpkin risotto with white truffles might precede Monterey abalone.