Sunol room

You'll love this color of blue/green! A soul-soothing upstairs room featuring a queen bed with fluffy down comforter, gas-flame corner fireplace, new Widescreen HD television featuring hundreds of Time Warner channels, air conditioning in-season, CD player and a private bath with 72" Jacuzzi whirlpool tub. Total Room Size: 18ft. x 15 ft. (including bath)

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Why it’s called the Sunol Room

Sunol, Bonner's most expensive horse

Each Carriage House room is named after a racehorse owned by the Bonners, who owned Hampton Terrace at the turn of the century. They were the most famous owners of racehorses in the country at that time. 

Sunol was the name of one of Mr. Bonner’s award-winning racehorses, setting the world record in 1891 and beating Maud S., another of his horses. 

From The New York Times December 11, 1891. 
"Sunol is enough to awaken enthusiasm in any man and Mr. Bonner can be well excused the display of a large amount of it, for there is hardly a more thorough horseman in his way than he. To own the two fastest mares in the world is of course a great pleasure. To be the absolute director of their fortunes is another, and that is what Mr. Bonner is from this time on. Sunol cost Mr. Bonner about $41,000, and she declared her first dividend for him yesterday about noon." 

From The New York Times, December 16, 1878
“There are thousands of well-to-do men in the country, enthusiastic road riders, who have been trying for years to get a horse who could show them a mile in 2:20. They have spent money and time in pursuit of this object, and when one of them has been successful he has looked upon his horse as the greatest pleasure on earth. He has walked proudly among his fellow creatures, and words have failed to describe his happiness. A 2:20 road horse is so rare as to represent a small fortune. Mr. Bonner is a man to be envied. In his town stable he has 10 2:20 fliers, and at his farm in Tarrytown he has a score or more, which either have beaten 2:20 or give promise of doing so at an early day. His marvelous collection of trotters certainly makes him the foremost road-rider of this, or any other age.”

Praise for Hampton Terrace

I just want to thank you for being so terrific about the rooms for Jenny's wedding. Everyone really enjoyed your b&b. One couple in particular had stayed a number of times elsewhere (shall be nameless) and said that Hampton Terrace was far superior and were so pleased to have found it. Thanks again.


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