Not two miles away are wineries of Sonoma Valley where you can enjoy some of the best that the world can offer. Get close to one of the owner/wine-makers for a unique perspective of life in Sonoma Wine Country. If you prefer not to drive then there are private limo companies and also some group modes of transport. One of the more unique local tours is Ed & Jonnies Trolley which runs out of Sonoma daily with visits to several local wineies and a lunch stop at a beautiful setting amongst the vines. Our two complimentary wine-tasting passes, one for Sonoam Valley covering 34 locations in 2013, and a second covering 100+ Sonoma and Mendocino County wwineries, will give you plenty to do See our Wineries page formore information
Whale watching and deep sea fishing for salmon, halibut and Dungeness crab can be arranged from Bodega Bay, on the beautiful Sonoma coast. The coast offers stunning scenery, and opportunities to observe seals basking with their pups and sea-otters at play. Ospreys fly above the Russian River.
More than 10 courses, from par 3 to world class, can be found within 15 miles of the Inn.
Around Santa Rosa: More than 30 feature movies have had scenes used from in and around Santa Rosa. Visit them and re-live great movie moments..
World-class mountain single-track biking trails are literally across the street from the Inn in Annadel State Park. Excellent road biking along the back roads of Sonoma Valley is another wonderful way to spend the day. We have secure bike storage facilities, though we do NOT allow bikes to be “over-nighted” in guest rooms! Just ask us when you reserve and when you check-in.
Hiking, Fishing, and Swimming
Both Annadel and Spring Lake Park have extensive hiking trails. Annadel offers more than 12 miles of trails climbing 1,000ft through valley oaks to Lake Ilsanjo, a 30 acre haven of tranquility. Its trails extend more than 12 miles along the flanks of Mt. Sonoma. Both parks have the remains of local basalt mining, and the quarry that used Melitta’s little station is 1/2 mile above us on Cobblestone Trail. There are lakes with Bass, Bluegill, Trout and Catfish. Great geo-caching in and around Annadel ( see here ).
There is an open-air pool at Spring Lake Park (seasonal opening) and a public pool at Finley Park in Santa Rosa.
Take a peaceful stroll in the Armstrong Redwoods State Park and marvel at the tranquil majesty of these ancient giants. Continue to the beautiful Sonoma Coast and watch seals, avocets, oystercatchers and ospreys at the countless State Beaches between the Russian River and Bodega Bay. One of the best nature spots along the West Coast lies just south of Sonoma County, 25 miles from the inn at Point Reyes National Seashore (as selected by AAA’s VIA magazine in July 2005).
Hot Air Ballooning and Canoeing
A short distance west is the magnificent Pacific Ocean. On your way there, you can wine taste along the Russian River, take in a canoe ride, or go ballooning above the vineyards.
Why not book one of our massage specials and enjoy your stay. Other specialty day spas offer a variety of more extensive spa experiences. 30 minutes east of the inn is the town of Calistoga in Napa Valley where you can soak in the hot springs, and relax in a mud bath.
Just minutes away from the inn is the Charles M Schulz Museum in Santa Rosa where you can see the creation and life of Snoopy and the Peanuts cartoon characters. The Pacific Air Museum is situated at the Charles M Shulz Airport and hosts a large Flying Day weekend every August. Safari West and the Petrified Forest are great nearby attractions for young and old alike.
SONOMA COUNTY TRAVEL PLANNING
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