Nestled in the small town of Guerneville, our family run hotel is an ideal spot for a quick romantic getaway or long family adventure. Situated in the Russian River Valley, the Cottages is across the street from the river and 1 mile away from main river access points. The rugged Sonoma Coast is a tranquil 20 minute drive, the Armstrong National Reserve is a 12 minute drive and the beautiful Korbel Winery is 5 minutes from the Cottages on River Road. There are 40 famed Russian River/Sonoma wineries within a 30 minute drive.
Sonoma County is full of little gems spread throughout the wine country. Each of these towns are within 30 minutes from the Cottages and our well worth the drive.
Sebastapol is a very fun and eclectic town. The town offers some fantastic shopping, wine tasting rooms and restaurants. On your way or way back to the Cottages stop in at Mom’s Apple Pie, an area favorite for many years. While in town don’t miss the Barlow which is a collection of local food, art and wine. If you are in town for dinner catch a live band and some good burgers at Hopmonk Tavern or a wonderfully homey meal and K&L Bistro.
Occidental boasts some fantastic restaurants and artisan shops. Located in a Redwood Grove and only a short drive to the Ocean enjoy breakfast/lunch at Howards Station Café or a family style Italian Dinner at The Union Hotel. If you find yourself in the area on a Friday (June-October) don’t miss the Occidental Farmers Market from 4pm-Dusk. This is a celebration of local produce and food and be sure to grab a plate of Gerard’s Paella, it is truly amazing.
Healdsburg offers visitors a charming town square full of shops, wine tasting rooms, microbreweries and some of the best restaurants in the area. Plan on spending at least half a day shopping, drinking and eating your way around town. Don’t miss the Healdsburg Shed or lunch at Oakville Grocery. If you are looking for a dinner spot in town try Barndiva or Scopa. Reservations are highly recommended at both restaurants.