RONALD COLMAN
Leading Man of the 1930’s cinema.
 
Ranch: “One of the most visually blessed spots in the world."
- Town & Country
  
This pristine, romantic oasis was the dream of Ronald Colman: To have “an anchor in the world, a beautiful, remote place.”  His Northern California Getaway became a favorite hangout for the Hollywood crowd.  In the early years, Ronald was visited by pals Groucho Marx, Bing Crosby, Jack Benny, and Somerset Maugham who penned several short stories here.
  
Sinclair Lewis chose to write in a dressing-room closet; simply, the stupendous ocean view was too distracting. Katherine Hepburn and Garson Kanin witnessed the wedding of Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh.  Later, John and Jacqueline Kennedy honeymooned here.  In recent years guests include: Mike Douglas, Barbra Streisand, Joanne Woodward, Paul Newman, John Travolta, and Sally Fields.  Need we say more?
  
Accommodations:
43 rooms, suites and deluxe cottages nestled on 540 wooded canyon acres.  Charming cottages are sequestered throughout the Ranch in forest glades, atop knolls, or surrounded by flower gardens and orange groves.  Rich interiors range in individual style from elegant to whimsical with wood burning fireplaces and private decks for sunning.  Some have Jacuzzis with complete kitchens, well-stocked bars and refrigerators.
  
Features:
Pool, tennis, stables, personal fitness training, yoga instruction, beauty and body treatments.  Restaurant or lavish cottage service for gourmet dining.  100-year-old wine cellar, and many more fine touches of splendor.
  
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