Whether celebrating a romantic weekend or a group getaway, did you know that touring wine country is predicted to be a top 2018 travel trend? A brand new luxury hotel now open in the heart of Rancho Murieta, one of Northern California’s most scenic wine destinations. Inspired by the frontier spirit of California’s early heritage, The Murieta Inn and Spa welcomes visitors from near and far. There are many things to love about this new boutique property. Here are some of the highlights:

  • Vineyards aplenty nearby: located just minutes away from prime wine country, including an array of tours and tastings throughout the region
  • Equestrian culture celebrates community: next door to the hotel is the Murieta Equestrian Center, California’s largest equestrian facility with over 50 horse shows slated for 2018
  • Farm-to-fork dining, literally: homegrown right on property, a soon-to-be-opened restaurant and bar will source its ingredients from the hotel’s own five-acre farm and state-of-the-art greenhouse 
  • Panoramic views and adventure: the surrounding beautiful Rancho Murieta scenery makes for a picturesque backdrop for any wedding or event; guests can also enjoy an array of activities like golfing, skiing, hot air ballooning, biking, boating and more

Nestled between the rolling hills of Rancho Murieta and the panoramic Sierra Nevadas,  The Murieta Inn and Spa  has made its public debut. Located just 25 miles southeast of downtown Sacramento, the newly-constructed, four-story, luxury boutique hotel is a reflection of the surrounding equine community and the Northern California countryside.

Managed by  Marcus® Hotels & Resorts , a nationally recognized hotel owner and management company, and a division of  The Marcus Corporation, the property offers a truly unique guest experience. The hotel includes a selection of 83 beautifully appointed rooms and suites and a distinct combination of amenities, including dining at The Gate restaurant and bar (opening early February), a full-service spa and salon at The Cupola (opening early spring), a relaxing pool area, and up to 15,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting and event space. Moreover, an array of local activities and experiences are available to delight travelers looking to experience more of what the area has to offer.
“Rancho Murieta is one of the most beautiful destinations in California, and we are thrilled to welcome our guests to experience our vibrant community,” said Mary Orlando, general manager of The Murieta Inn and Spa. “The Murieta Inn and Spa offers a true destination resort experience, with accessible yet luxurious amenities, comfortable guest accommodations, and dining, beverage, event and recreation programs that will delight every guest.”
Upon arrival, guests are welcomed by classic Spanish Hacienda style architecture that pays homage to California’s heritage. Designed by  Perkins Williams & Cotterill, the property’s design, decor and amenities – including an outdoor resort-style pool, terrace patio featuring a roaring fireplace, picturesque landscape, delectable dining and beverage programs, and more – will leave guests marveling at their destination getaway experience.
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The Murieta Inn and Spa is the brainchild of Carol Anderson Ward, a celebrated community equine visionary and owner of the nearby  Murieta Equestrian Center . In addition to heritage pieces hand-selected by Ward herself, equestrian themed furniture and art – procured by  Cares & Whoas , a boutique store that benefits the  West Coast Equine Foundation  – are tastefully incorporated throughout the property. Handcrafted, custom woodwork and rustic metal pieces by Cumberland Ironworks , Inc. are also highlighted across the property and grounds.
“Opening The Murieta Inn and Spa has turned a dream of mine into a reality,” said Ward. “From the earthy colors of the Southwest to iron pieces inspired by horse stables and equestrian tacks, my vision was to create a space that naturally blends into our equestrian culture and heritage, and celebrates the West’s undaunted frontier spirit.”
The 83 luxury guest rooms and suites include uniquely designed king and queen rooms, with a selection featuring balcony views, private patios and parlor suites.  Ranging from 275 square feet to over 550 square feet, guest room options include:
  • Thirty-five well-appointed classic rooms
  • Thirty-seven spacious premium rooms, featuring a courtyard view with balcony
  • Three signature rooms located on the top floor, featuring high ceilings, exposed beams and courtyard views with a balcony
  • Three premium suites and one signature king suite, featuring a private balcony or patio
  • Four parlor rooms offering a large hospitality area and a queen sleeper sofa
Each room is also equipped with complimentary Wi-Fi, 50″ HD LED TVs,  and Sonifi personal screencasting technology, which allows guests to stream Netflix, Hulu, YouTube and more. Additional room features include plush robes, AVEDA bath products, large work desk, full built-in wet bar, microwave, in-room fridge, Keurig Coffee maker, and a CubieBlue alarm clock and phone charging station.
The Gate  at The Murieta Inn and Spa will deliver a unique “farm-to-fork” dining experience, delighting guests staying at the hotel and adding new vibrancy to Rancho Murieta’s charming dining scene. To create The Gate’s seasonal menus, Chef Brian Hawkins will artfully utilize produce from The Murieta Inn and Spa‘s own  Angel Wing Farm , a five-acre farm and state-of-the-art greenhouse located on the property. Chef Hawkins is working with local ranchers and fisheries to source the restaurant’s meats, poultry and fish to complement the menu’s bright, yet hearty, fare. The Gate will also feature a full bakery program, allowing for the hotel’s breads, desserts and other baked delights to be crafted on-site.
The Gate’s beverage program will feature an extensive wine list, including selections from the nearby Amador and El Dorado wine country, a private bourbon collection and a variety of tap beers from the region’s vibrant craft beer scene. Craft and classic cocktails will feature premium spirits enhanced with fruits, flowers and other botanicals from Angel Wing Farm.
The Gate is currently open daily from 4:00pm to 9:00pm where you can come and enjoy a sampling of the menu. Starting February 12th, The Gate will begin serving morning breakfast, happy hour and feature a full dinner menu with reservations available via OpenTable or by visiting  http://themurietainn.com.

Groups, gatherings and celebrations of many sizes and types can utilize up to 15,000 square feet of dynamic and flexible indoor and outdoor meeting and event space. From executive retreats and corporate meetings, to incentive programs, holiday socials, weddings and more, The Murieta Inn and Spa‘s array of event spaces can be tailored to accommodate small private groups or larger groups of up to 250 attendees. State-of-the-art technology and a dedicated event coordinator will help ensure every detail exceeds expectations.

With nearly 3,000 total square feet, the  Legacy Ballroom  can be divided into three separate function rooms. Warm and inviting, the ballroom boasts enhanced acoustics, controlled lighting and large screen displays.

Located under the hotel’s bell tower, the  Fireside Terrace’s romantic setting is ideal for cocktail receptions or intimate outdoor dinners.

Opening onto the Fireside Terrace, the  Bourbon Room  is ideal for break-out groups, board meetings or private dining. This unique venue can be divided into two rooms, the  Board Room and  Bourbon Bar , featuring the finest collector’s edition bourbons.

The one-acre  Park at The Murieta Inn and Spa  is located just beyond the hotel’s pool area.  Featuring a shaded elevated piazza that can function as the focal point for any event, the park serves as a picturesque backdrop for the beautiful scenery of Rancho Murieta.

Beginning in early spring, guests can indulge in a new level of luxury and relaxation at  The Cupola Spa and Salon . Offering full-service experiences seven days a week, The Cupola features four private rooms available for body treatments, massages, facials, manicures, pedicures and hair salon services, all in a blissful, relaxing setting.
Nearby the The Murieta Inn and Spa is a diverse array of cultural and recreational activities that allows guests to further enjoy all the region has to offer. The hotel’s dedicated concierge will be happy to help coordinate booking arrangements and transportation.
Located just steps from the hotel, the  Murieta Equestrian Center  is the largest equestrian facility in California, boasting four indoor and 13 outdoor arenas, cattle facilities, two cutting arenas, 379 permanent stalls, 500 portable stalls, nine expansive spectator seating areas, and more. Murieta Equestrian Center is the premier destination for over 180,000 competitors and spectators annually. With 53 horse shows on the calendar for 2018, two of the most notable events are the Sacramento International Horse Show, a World Cup jumping competition, and the El Rancho Futurity & Foothill Fiesta world class cutting horse competition.
Nearby top rated courses include:  Rancho Murieta Country Club ,  Empire Ranch Golf Club , and  Castle Oaks Golf Club .
An array of wine tours and tastings are available, including a visit to  Amador County Wineries , El Dorado Wine Country  and more.
Sacramento Valley Shooting Center(SVSC) , owned and operated by Folsom Shooting Club INC., is the largest privately-held range west of the Mississippi. The ranges include facilities for shotgun, handgun and rifle shooters.
Located just off Jackson Highway, the main highway from Sacramento to Amador County and Gold Country, The Murieta Inn and Spa is conveniently located close to bike trails and boating launches. Nearby trails and lakes include:  Johnny Cash Trail ,  Lake Camanche ,  Pardee Lake Recreation  and more.

Guests can experience a bird’s eye view of beautiful Rancho Murieta with a scenic hot air balloon ride through  Sky Drifters .

About The Murieta Inn and Spa
For more information about the The Murieta Inn and Spa, please visit the hotel online at https://themurietainn.com . Follow the hotel on Facebook at  facebook.com/TheMurietaInn  and on Instagram and Twitter @themurietainn
About Marcus Hotels & Resorts
With the addition of The Murieta Inn and Spa,  Marcus Hotels & Resorts  owns and/or manages 19 hotels, resorts and other properties in the U.S. The company’s distinctive portfolio includes city-center meeting hotels, upscale resorts, historic properties, and premium branded and independent first-class hotels. Marcus Hotels & Resorts is an approved operator for all major lodging brands. A leader in the hospitality industry since 1962, Marcus Hotels & Resorts creates asset value for hotel owners through its expertise in management, development and product repositioning, including hotel food and beverage concepts developed by its  Marcus Restaurant Group,  featuring premier brands such as Mason Street Grill, ChopHouse and Miller Time Pub & Grill. The company is also growing its experiential restaurant concept, The SafeHouse, with a second location that opened in early 2017 in Chicago, Ill. For more information, please visit: http://media.marcushotels.com  and follow the company on  Facebook  and  Twitter (@MarcusHotels).