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A Cozy Boutique Hotel Near Wine Country
By Prudence Lay –
West Sonoma Inn & Spa, ensconced in the heart of the Russian River Valley wine country and surrounded by 6 acres of towering redwoods and greenery, yields scenic views to anyone who opts to repose within its cheerful, bright confines. The hotel pays homage to its natural surroundings with its furnishings and amenities, which include a lobby topped with an original redwood ceiling and an inviting outdoor wine garden.
The Courtyard suite, replete with one king-size or two queen-size beds, allows visitors to spread out and get really comfortable. Each bedroom brandishes granite countertops, a fireplace, and organic European toiletries, and greets its guests with either a fully equipped kitchen with bistro-style furniture or a sitting room with a wet bar. Complimentary cable TV, organic coffee, WiFi, and an oversize, lounge-worthy pool offer patrons plenty of ways to indulge, and an on-site spa lets tired travelers unwind by indulging in a massage, facial, or body treatment.
An enticing bottle of Russian River sparkling wine wets guests’ whistles in preparation for the grape centered journey that awaits them with an insider’s wine pass. Pass holders can pay visits to handpicked local wineries, including some you may not have heard of yet – Dutton-Goldfield, Hook & Ladder, Woodenhead, and Porter Creek, where they’ll receive free tastings, special flights, and special discounts.
If you are not a wine aficionado, never fear. The resplendent natural beauty of the Russian River Valley abounds with appealing activities. Locals and travelers alike flock to nearby Johnson’s Beach, a sandy, sunny spot populated by beachgoers of all ages and a variety of water wayfarers, including canoes, kayaks, and paddleboats. Redwood revelers can travel a bit farther to get their forest fix at Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve, which boasts a grove of coastal redwoods of up to 2,000 years in age.
An abundance of wineries and fine-dining establishments peppers the Russian River Valley and its surrounding areas. Local restaurants and weekly summer farmer’s markets place a high value on fresh, sustainable produce, and culinary choices run the gamut from fine French cuisine to traveling food trucks that deliver delectability on the go.
The wine country of California offers countless great destinations. While you are enjoying yourself, consider a stopover at the West Sonoma Inn for a peaceful time in this enchanting area of California.
Location and Contact Information:
14100 Brookside Lane, Guerneville, CA 95446