MURIEL VANDERBILT
Horsewoman and aficionado of  thoroughbred race horses.
 
SENORA BORONDA
Developed  Monterey Jack Cheese.

Country Inn: Built by Boronda, restructured by Vanderbilt; located in Northern California.
 
The land, roughly 7,000 acres, was deeded to Senor Jose Boronda by the Mexican Government in the 1830s.  The Rancho became famous for its hospitality, merry fiestas, good cattle, wheat, and fine cheese - now known as "Monterey Jack Cheese."  In 1915, the Rancho was purchased by Del Monte Properties, and continued to become the place for many visiting dignitaries from all over the world.
 
In the early 30s, Muriel Vanderbilt Phelps became the new owner adding extensive stables for her thoroughbred race horses.  She too, did a great deal of entertaining.  She also built the large swimming pool.
 
Accommodations:
23 rooms and 7 cottages transformed from the Vanderbilt stables are paneled in knotty-pine and filled with informal country antiques.  Located atop a knoll above the Lodge, the Hill House is the premier suite accommodation offering 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, living room with fireplace, full kitchen and its own stables.  Most suites include a Jacuzzi, deck and view.
 
Features:
10 acres of lush gardens, lawns and lantern lit walkways with swimming pool and poolside patio w/outside bar.  Gazebo for weddings in unique, picturesque country setting.  Conference center accommodates up to 50 guests.  Terrace Garden hosts up to 300 guests alongside the oldest oak tree west of the Mississippi.  Restaurant for fine dining.
 

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