Weekend in Healdsburg: Madrona Manor and Valette Restaurant

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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Romantic Getaway to Mendocino: Inn at the Cobbler’s Walk

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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Romantic Getaway to Mendocino: Glendeven Inn

Most visitors to the town of Mendocino and its surrounding areas would agree that it is one of the most scenic and charming regions in all of California. It’s also one of the most romantic. Bill and I recently had the opportunity to go on a romantic getaway to Mendocino and experience Glendeven Inn and its sister property, Inn at the Cobbler’s Walk. Today I want to share our experience at Glendeven Inn, where we stayed…

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A Visit to Applewood Inn and Pinoli Cucina Rustica

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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Sonoma Getaway to El Dorado Hotel & Kitchen

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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Grape Leaf Inn in Healdsburg

Today I want to tell you about our recent stay at Grape Leaf Inn in Healdsburg, a darling Wine Country town located in Northern Sonoma County, about an hour from San Francisco.   This Queen Anne Victorian is situated in a charming and quiet residential neighborhood, just a few blocks from the plaza in downtown Healdsburg where you will find lots of shops, restaurants and tasting rooms. When we arrived for our visit I immediately…

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