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Welcome to San Martin’s Historic Fitz Place 

Event Venue, Private Estate, & Vineyard


Fitz Place is honored to welcome you as our guest!

We invite you to plan your wedding or book your private event with us. Fitz Place is also the perfect venue for your corporate retreat offering surrounding wineries, restaurants and unique local activities. Whether you want to unplug or stay connected, our exclusive Farmhouse rental is appointed with rooms featuring plush linens and the most in-demand conveniences. Surrounded by beautiful gardens and open skies, you’ll love our peaceful and relaxed country atmosphere, after exploring the delights of the Santa Clara County Wine Trail.

The History of Our Hotel

San Martin’s newest, most unique Inn is an artful blend of authentic history and modern amenities. Listed on the National Register of Historic Homes, we have beautifully restored and reimagined the Inn for a modern twist on Dutch Colonial elegance. The estate and grounds rent exclusively to our selected guests for the duration of their stay, and does not feature individual room rentals during that time.

The property was established in 1933 as a single level farmhouse. Shortly after, a surgeon and his wife purchased the property and added a second story and expanded the house. They found the farmland to be a perfect place to raise goats. Rose Hernandez later registered it as a historical registered home for her Country Rose Inn bed and breakfast. She was a successful inn keeper, school teacher and caretaker of her mother. Most recently the property was purchased and used as a cozy family residence for about four years. The current owner purchased it in 2015 and has since updated the property inside and out, to offer our guests a magical location where the memories of all who stay here will be cherished for years to come.

 Video footage shot before most recent renovations.

 

About the Owners

Miss Fitz

Hotel Proprietor

“Miss Fitz” is proprietor Elizabeth Freitas.  Growing up, Elizabeth was lucky enough to spend most summers on Portugal’s Azores Islands with her parents.  Traveling globally at such a young age lead to her deep love and yearning for exploring our world and celebrating all different landscapes, cuisines and cultures.  Since those early days, she’s travelled extensively, venturing to Europe, Thailand, the Great Barrier Reef and Everest Base camp to name only a few.

Elizabeth is a veteran of the tech world, and after 20+ years working long hours for various companies in San Francisco and San Jose, she was ready to pursue her ultimate dream of owning an intimate boutique inn where weary travelers, beautiful brides and corporate retreaters could all enjoy a restful, creative and rejuvenating time.   Fitz place is the culmination of all her vast travel experiences and hard work and she couldn’t be more pleased to welcome you to her new home.  Whether you’re planning an elegant wedding, fun family reunion, corporate event, or simply reconnecting with good friends, Elizabeth invites you to share a story and a glass (or two!) of wine while enjoying the sun-kissed hills, verdant vineyard and gentle breezes.

Fitz the Dog

Hotel Pup

Fitz is also a world traveler with a passport boasting stamps from both London and Portugal. Our resident K-9 is an 11-year-old SPCA special from San Francisco. Once an adventurous guy, hopping from California, to New York and Florida, he prefers the comforts of home now. As a travel companion, he’s developed a sophisticated palate, but don’t worry, he’s not discerning — he’ll eat anything you offer. He confides that he’s never met a traveler, beachgoer or dog walker he didn’t like. He’d love to tell you about his travels but he prefers a belly rub or a good nap in the sun.

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