13400 Anderson Valley Way, Magical and Spectacular “Stoney Bottom”

Offered at: 
Square Footage: 
Approx six acres
Anderson Valley
5 bd
3.5 ba
Property Summary: 

A Rare Anderson Valley bottom property, approximately 6 acres, with 3 homes surrounded by expansive gardens, outbuildings, pavilions, hillside views and a protected creek.  This property would make a fantastic family estate, a beautiful wine tasting venue, a possible bed and breakfast set among beautiful gardens, or could be perfect for weddings, cooking classes, receptions, retreats for yoga, meditation, speakers and music.  Buyer to check with county regarding any commercial uses.


This property has evolved over 17+ years with much walking, talking, and glasses of wine by its creators and cultivators, Walt and Ginger Valen.  For 20 years Walt was the Director of the 60 acre San Francisco Botanical Garden.  Stoney Bottom was purchased in 2000, after Walts retirement. Over time the Valens have created their own botanical gardens with rolling lawns and gardens based on the English strolling model.  An enormous, stunning Black Walnut tree takes center stage overlooking the pavilions - a stage surrounded by a massive lawn - that could be, and has been, used for events, music and weddings.  The gardens  are planted with hundreds of varieties of plants from around the world,  some of which are rare and many unusual.  Separate garden rooms include a rhododendron garden, a Yellow Garden, JuJus Garden, a cutting garden, a conifer garden and a redwood grove.  The property offers many areas to walk, explore, relax and admire.  In early to mid-spring the garden is awash in color with tens of thousands of narcissus and other Spring blooming bulbs.  Raised beds in the sunny vegetable garden provide food for the table.

There are a total of three dwelling structures, all remodeled with porches and decks overlooking parts of the garden.  These could be perfect for that family estate, bed and breakfast, rentals, retreats, or wedding and wine events.


The Little House:     

A charming and remodeled (approx. 1,200SqFt) 2 bedroom, 1 bath with a country kitchen that opens to a large level sunny deck with expansive views of the spectacular lawn and gardens.  It also has a breakfast area, a living room, a TV room/office, a  small attached, enclosed garage or storage space (not large enough for a full sized car), a carport and a detached 10 x 12 storage shed.


The Cottage:

Enchanting and remodeled former dance studio (approx 540 SqFt)  fully equipped kitchen with all appliances, small dining area, bath w/shower, washer/dryer, on-demand water heater, generous sleeping and seating areas.  There is a gas burning fireplace, vaulted ceilings,  2 private decks with views of gardens and lawn.  Great for a guest suite, short or long term rental. Permit required for short term rentals.


The Annex:

This beautifully remodeled building is a 2 bedroom, 2 bath (approx 2,080 SqFt) house.  It incorporates The Suite (a former licensed weekend rental) and The Garden Room which can be interconnected with separate entrances.

The Garden Room/Great Room (approx 1440 SqFt) used for parties and events that can accommodate up to a 100 people both in & outdoors.  There is a beautiful stainless steel kitchen with a large unique bar perfect for entertaining, custom-made twin bed boxes for overflow guests, 1 bathroom, a wood burning stove, sliding glass doors that open onto a large deck overlooking the gardens perfect for al fresco dining and for viewing spectacular sunsets.  

 The Suite (approx 640 SqFt) connects to the Garden Room. There is an efficiency kitchen, beautifully appointed luxurious bath with spa tub, a gas burning fireplace, vaulted ceilings, on demand water heater and dining and seating areas. Access to a deck with views of the gardens.

Other Features:

Nearly 6 acres, 3 separate parcels
3 Dramatic Pavilions- each 16x16 - fabulous for events

3.5 of the six acres are fully landscaped with beautiful plantings, with land and water potential for another 1+ acre for vineyard or olive grove

1,100 running feet along Anderson Creek, (protected by Fish and Game)

8 Deer fencing surrounds the property (fence lines do not follow property lines in places)

3 Septic systems

3 wells One main high producing well is the only one currently in use. There are 2 other hand dug wells that are not in use at this time

Some farming equipment is available for purchase, see list

Some furnishings can be purchased see list

One mile to town - a flat stroll into charming Boonville for coffee, breakfast, dinner, or a glass of Anderson Valley wine

A 40 minute ride from San Francisco to the Boonville airport, then 1.4m to Stoney Bottom; you are allowed, for a small daily fee, to park your plane and your vehicle at the airport.

Approximately 2.5 hours drive from San Francisco, 70 minutes from Napa and 1:15 hours from Santa Rosa

Property has potential and has been used for retreats, weddings, events and short term rentals Buyer to check with city/county on any permits/restrictions

More about some of whats in this showcase garden:
An established landscape with ~65 ornamental trees, a young redwood grove, a dramatic single alle of deciduous maples, a spectacular collection of unusual plants & bulbs including more than 20+ Japanese Maples, 40+ Peonies, lilies, day lilies, hellebores, rhododendrons, azaleas, dogwoods, ornamental grasses, conifers, cedars, gingkoes, truffle inoculated English oaks, a 100x100 lawn, and a 30x30 lawn. Native oaks, bays, ash, black walnut and wildflowers make their home on the property.

Local Attractions: the valley wine Industry featuring Pinot and wine Festivals, Anderson Valley brewery and Beer Festival.

30 Miles to the spectacular Mendocino coast.