The Inn at Skywalker Ranch
Clients of Skywalker Sound stay at the Inn at Skywalker Ranch, a 26-room bed and breakfast. The rooms and suites have surprising monikers, such as “Akira Kurosawa,” “Dorothy Parker,” and “George Gershwin,” among others -- all named in tribute to people that George Lucas, Skywalker Ranch’s founder, admires. Photographs, art, books, and rare artifacts decorate each room in honor of its namesake.
Continental breakfast is provided daily. Lunch is available weekdays at the Main House Dining Room and Fitness Center Salad Bar and Grill. Arrangements can be made for a catered, delivered, or self-cooked dinner, or guests can explore the diverse selection of excellent restaurants in Marin County and San Francisco.
While staying at Skywalker Ranch, guests are welcome to use the Fitness Center and shop at the General Store for souvenirs such as Skywalker Ranch wine, honey, olive oil, and clothing. The Fitness Center offers state-of-the-art exercise equipment, a pristine 75' x 25' heated swimming pool, racquetball/volleyball, half-court basketball, a handball court, and an aerobics room. Bicycles are available for transportation around the Ranch.
Brook House, Carriage House and Gate House
Skywalker Ranch's ancillary buildings -- the Brook House, Carriage House, and Gate House -- provide production offices for filmmakers and producers. Each has its own theater for screenings and reviews. All were built in the 1980s, but crafted in the style of a particular era: Brook House as 1913 Craftsman, Carriage House as 1915 Barn, and Gate House as 1870 Victorian/Craftsman.
The Lucas Research Library is a full-service research department providing reference for film, television, and theater productions. With an extensive collection of books, periodicals, and picture files, it provides historical and contemporary images to production personnel. Costume and set designers, hair stylists, makeup artists, directors, and producers have used the Lucas Research Library's services for decades.
The Main House, a Victorian-style mansion with Art Deco touches, is Skywalker Ranch's warm centerpiece. Completed in 1985, designers used vintage materials whenever possible in the Main House’s construction; the tight-grained redwood paneling in its hallways is first-growth redwood rescued from one of California’s earliest bridges, and the campus' rock walls were made using stones found on the property.
An observatory is located on Skywalker Ranch for the serious star gazer.
Skywalker Vineyards, which overlooks the Technical Building on Skywalker Ranch, launched in 1991 with its first plantings. The vineyard offers Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, made entirely of estate-grown grapes. Both the 2009 and 2010 Skywalker Pinot Noir have received a 93-point rating from Wine Spectator.