Getaway deals and daytrips in Healdsburg and Yountville

Do you have an anniversary looming without plans? A birthday to celebrate? A new job to toast? Two upscale Wine Country hotels are offering packages that are a deal, depending on your definition. But in both cases, there is a way to peel off a piece of the experience at [...]

By | August 7th, 2015|0 Comments

Go green in Glen Ellen

Three top destinations team up to show the green side of Glen Ellen. Benziger Family Winery, Quarryhill Botanical Garden and Jack London State Park are all stops in the Glen Ellen Green Tour, an in-depth look at three beautiful destinations with a shared commitment to environmental practices. Each stop includes [...]

By | June 25th, 2015|0 Comments

Sonoma throws out red carpet for Gay Pride

Sonoma Valley has a host of special offers, promotions and events planned for LGBT visitors in June, all in honor of Gay Pride Month. The centerpiece of the festivities falls on the first weekend of summer with Gay Wine Weekend 2015. Three days of parties are on tap, including a [...]

By | May 1st, 2015|0 Comments

Healdsburg makes Smithsonian’s Top 20 Small Towns to Visit in 2014

Healdsburg makes Smithsonian Magazine's "Best 20 Small Towns to Visit in 2014."

By | March 31st, 2014|3 Comments

A Table and Room With a View

Open Table users have rated two North Coast restaurants in their Top 10 list of best spots for scenic dining. The Village Inn and Restaurant in modest little Monte Rio ranked second, was in second place, behind only The Terrace Room at The Lake Merritt Hotel in Oakland and beating [...]

By | October 10th, 2013|0 Comments

Which is the friendlest city in the Wine Country?

Readers of a leading travel magazine say that Sonoma is one of the friendliest cities in America.

By | August 1st, 2013|1 Comment

Boutique hotel in Sonoma adds rooms

The Inn at Sonoma has expanded into an adjoining building, adding eight rooms for visitors who like to be near the action on The Plaza. The new rooms are located in an annex along Broadway, giving the boutique hotel, which is set back off the road, a visible [...]

By | July 30th, 2013|0 Comments

Honors for Healdsburg’s Honor Mansion

Healdsburg historic Honor Mansion is raking in the awards. The latest kudos for the romantic inn with its trademark water tower is a 4-Diamond award from The American Automobile Association. This is the 16th year that the Honor Mansion, owned by Steve and Cathi Fowler, has received the prestigious award. [...]

By | February 26th, 2013|0 Comments

Catch the olive harvest in Sonoma and spend the night

Just as a lot of Wine Country towns fall asleep with their vines after the crush, Sonoma rruns right into a second harvest. After the grapes come the olives and this year is delivering a bumper crop --more than double the stingy harvest of 2011.  The olive harvest, like the wine [...]

By | January 22nd, 2013|0 Comments

Affordable romantic getaways in Napa Valley

High-end hotels and inns are offering a flurry of packages for Valentine's spooning. But a deal is in the eye of the beholder. Napa Valley's Harvest Inn engagement package for instance, starts at $650 a night. And while it promises to set the stage for hopefully, a lifetime of love, [...]

By | January 17th, 2013|0 Comments