My husband and I both love travel whether it’s a local getaway or to faraway places. So when celebrating an anniversary or a birthday, we always choose to travel as our gift to each other. Bill’s birthday this summer was no exception. We decided we would stay in Wine Country but wanted try somewhere we haven’t yet experienced – somewhere quiet, with a great location and a beautiful pool. Madrona Manor in Healdsburg seemed like…

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Earlier this week I shared some highlights from our recent romantic getaway to Glendeven Inn in Mendocino. Today I’d like to tell you about Inn at the Cobbler’s Walk, Glendeven Inn’s sister property, located just steps away. Inn at the Cobbler’s Walk After our delicious farm-fresh breakfast we enjoyed in our guest room at Glendeven Inn, we packed up our belongings and headed across the street to Inn at the Cobbler’s Walk. The Inn at…

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Today I’d like to tell you about my recent visit to Applewood Inn, Restaurant and Spa and the wonderful dinner my husband and I had at their onsite restaurant, Pinoli Cucina Rustica. Applewood Inn in Guerneville Tucked away in a redwood grove in the town of Guerneville, you will find Applewood Inn, Restaurant and Spa. Opened in 1985, Applewood Inn was originally the Belden Mansion, built in 1922 near the Russian River. Applewood Inn is…

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In today’s post I am sharing some highlights from our Sonoma getaway to El Dorado Hotel & Kitchen, a charming hotel on the Sonoma Square. Our stay, which included dinner at El Dorado Kitchen, was my prize for winning last November’s Experience Sonoma Valley photo contest. Winning the photo contest means so much to me as an amateur photographer. Having my creative hobby receive outside validation not only feels great but gives me motivation to keep…

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Recently I had the opportunity to experience the newly renovated guest rooms at The Lodge at Sonoma Renaissance Resort & Spa, as well as their onsite restaurant, Carneros Bistro, and their luxurious spa. Today, I want to share some highlights from our wonderful stay at this well-known Sonoma hotel. The Lodge at Sonoma Renaissance Resort & Spa The Lodge Sonoma is an elegant and tranquil hotel located several blocks from the Sonoma Plaza, the heart of…

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My husband and I are packing our overnight bags and heading to Sonoma to check out the newly renovated The Lodge at Sonoma Renaissance Resort & Spa, for a spring escape. I stayed at The Lodge Sonoma a few years ago and frequently visit their chic and spacious Bean & Bottle Marketplace to enjoy a cappuccino or a glass of wine and, depending on the season, either cozy up to their fireplace or enjoy the sunshine on their outdoor patio.…

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