The Ledson Hotel is celebrating its 10th anniversary in August.

The hotel invites guests to step back in time to a grander era.

Meticulously designed and built by owner Steve Ledson, the hotel is near world-class shopping, spas, restaurants and rich California history.

Ledson has long believed Sonoma is one of the best towns in California to visit that has kept its old historical character. In fact, the town hasn’t changed much since his grandfather used to walk the square. A visitor can find the “Bear Flag” birthplace of California and the last of the California missions of the El Camino Real while taking a stroll amongst the many restaurants and shops.

During August, Ledson will donate a portion of the proceeds from the Ledson Hotel and Centre du Vin Bistro to local charities.

Built to fit into Sonoma's historic character Conde Nast Traveler noted, “From the inlaid-walnut floors to the ornate dentil molding, every painstaking detail recalls the era of Edith Wharton. Hotel-owner Steve Ledson, known locally for the lavish 16,000-square-foot Gothic Castle he designed and built for his winery's headquarters, cut no corners in this six-room inn.”

“Building the hotel was a labor of love,” Ledson said. “I am so glad to see that the hotel has contributed so much to the local flavor of the Sonoma Plaza as well as attracted visitors from around the world.”

The hotel’s Centre du Vin offers French bistro fare with a seasonal menu focused on dishes created from a variety of locally grown and produced specialties. Sidewalk seating allows dining al fresco with a full view of the bustling Sonoma Plaza.

The Ledson Hotel and Centre du Vin are located at 480 First St. E.

For additional information, see or call 996-9779.