Art at the Inn


Art is a very important décor element at the inn, and we take great pride in the artists whose works hang on our walls. Read here about these pieces and take the time to view as many as possible during your visit.

Paintings by Woodward Payne

Woody’s unique style and execution is evident in the six pieces displayed at the inn. We join with museums, galleries, and private collections all over the country that exhibit Woody’s work. View more of Woody’s work on his website.

As you tour the Inn, look for his paintings in several of our rooms:

Wine Cellar: Hanging over the buffet is a watercolor of ranunculus flowers in an array of yellows and reds (pictured above).
Sonoma Cottage: One of our favorites is in the dining room — a watercolor of prickly-pear cacti.
Ivory Room: A watercolor of a lavender iris hangs over the fireplace mantel.
Quilt Room: An acrylic painting of two giraffes (obviously romantically inclined) adds dramatic flair to this room’s far wall.
Sonoma Lodge Room: A watercolor of aspens — all shimmering yellows and early spring greens — hangs over the bed in this room. (You’ll have a hard time believing this one’s not a photo!)

Inn Photography

Beverly Anderson contributed two wonderful and colorful landscapes of the Sacramento hills in the bathroom of the Quilt Room and two great additions to the powder room of our common area.

Christopher Burkett is a photographer working in large format from Oregon. He is one of only a few who do their own printing — and a master he is at that. Look for his aspens, the glaciers, the kelp, and that fabulous shot of a storm just breaking over a farm south of Portland. View more of Christopher Burkett’s work on his website.

Tom Mangelson is responsible for the incredible photos of the brown bear about to consume the salmon and the polar bear jumping from one ice floe to another. View more of Tom Mangelson’s work on his website.

Carol Henry’s photography hangs in the upstairs hallway of the Main House and over the fireplace in the Marbles Suite. She plucks flowers from her garden, projects a light source through them onto print paper, and creates a most unusual print.

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