Welcome to Casa Carrington

You may remember the glamorous mansion from the opening credits of Dynasty—it played host to all sorts of Carrington shenanigans—but Filoli is a real house in Woodside, not just a fictional Denver one on TV. Even better, the 1917 Georgian Revival–meets–meets Spanish Mission brick pile and its 16 acres of gardens are open to the public most of the year—the estate swung open its gates for its centennial season on February 7. First on the calendar are the daffodils—nearly half a million (!) bulbs are due to flower by the end of the month. Also resuming this month are the Wednesday afternoon teas, which take place the last week of every month except July (when there are two). They’ve already started taking reservations for the February, March, and April teas—fittingly, it’s an old-school call-the-Member-Services system—so if you can’t get a table for tea, don’t worry. You can still have lunch in the Quail’s Nest Café, which has a flower-filled terrace.

Filoli Mansion Woodside California

Filoli Mansion Woodside California

Filoli Mansion Woodside California

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