ABOUT SONOMA COUNTY

Trip Advisor named Sonoma County as the #1 Wine Country destination in the U.S. Stay at our Sonoma Wine Country Bed & Breakfasts, Luxury Inns, and Distinctive Cottages ... they are the essence of the Sonoma vibe!

Sonoma County is conveniently located less than 30 miles north of San Francisco. Boasting over 200 of the world's most award-winning wineries, 76 miles of scenic coastline, pristine beaches, the mystical Russian River, majestic redwoods, 21 challenging golf courses, a thrilling road course and drag strip, more than 40 spas, outstanding theaters, fascinating museums, shopping, botanical gardens, galleries, diverse festivals, farm markets and incredible eateries, farmer's markets and ethnic restaurants.

This national and international first class meeting and leisure travel destination also includes miles of scenic Pacific Ocean coastline, pristine beaches, the mystical Russian River, majestic redwood groves, thriving wetlands, tranquil inland lakes and rolling mountain's natural splendor.

VALLEYS & VINEYARDS: Sonoma Country's vineyard-lined valleys open up creating wide expanses with abundant wineries and easy access to the area's towns and villages.

Sonoma County's northern-most town is Cloverdale. Located in the Alexander Valley, close to dozens of wineries and Lake Sonoma, Cloverdale features the largest public park on the Russian River and charming downtown with antique shops and multicultural events on the Plaza.

Situated between the Alexander, Dry Creek and Russian River Valleys, European ambiance abounds in the charming town of Healdsburg. World-class restaurants, art galleries, boutique shopping and luxurious accommodations welcome visitors any time of year.

For an old west feel, Geyserville features buildings dating from the 1800's and the first collective tasting room in California.

Windsor is the newest hot spot for dining and shopping in Sonoma Country. Clustered around the Town Green and Old Downtown, Windsor offers unique shops, restaurants, festivals, and musical entertainment for every age group.

Santa Rosa, home to the California welcome center and the perfect central headquarters to experience sonoma country. Santa Rosa's central location blends relaxed urban appeal and dozens of nearby wineries. A "must" stop for all visitors, the California Welcome Center is housed in the historic Railroad Square and features visitor information and expert staff to assist visitors. "Peanuts" fans will enjoy the Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center, giving visitors a chance to view original artwork and memorabilia. Snoopy's Home Ice Arena, Gallery and Gift shop are popular visitor stops.

From tranquil to thrilling, Sonoma Country offers a plethora of entertainment options. The Luther Burbank Home and Gardens and Luther Burbank Center for the Performing Arts blend musical talent with the famous horticulturalist's gardens and sculptures. Or take a ride on the wild side and experience the African Savannah in Sonoma Country. Safari West, a wildlife preserve where the whole family can experience and learn about animals in wild habitat, offers up close and personal encounters with giraffe, gazelle, oryx, ostrich, African antelope and cheetahs.

Founded in 1835, the town of Sonoma is the site of California's oldest Plaza. Stroll around the picturesque town square, visit the historic mission and enjoy chic boutiques and restaurants, art galleries and artisan food products including breads, cheeses and olive oils. The charming villages of Glen Ellen and Kenwood are home to award-winning wineries, eclectic shops and the famous Jack London State Park.

RUSSIAN RIVER REGION: The Russian River resort towns are defined by the meandering river, majestic redwood trees and an eclectic mix of people who celebrate diversity. The towns are full of history and local color abounds with unique festivals all year round.

The slow, flat river is a favorite summertime spot where lounging on the beach or drifting along on a flotilla of rafts gives visitors a chance to soak up the Sonoma Country sun. Explore the estuary where the river meets the ocean near Goat Rock State Beach and view the abundant marine life up close and personal. Or take an easy walk past wildlife on the Laguna de Santa Rosa Wetlands Trail. The Russian River Valley is a haven for outdoor adventurers where visitors can camp, hike, swim, canoe, kayak or fish at secluded spots along the river's shore.

Music and art abound in the Russian River Valley. Enjoy the many free summer concerts, or the famous Russian River Blues and Jazz Festivals, both held on the Russian River, Stumptown Daze, and a winter holiday parade of lights on the Main Street of Guerneville.

California's Wine Country is home to some of the finest Sonoma County bed and breakfast inns lodging options in the country: let yourself GO ... Sonoma Wine Country Inns!

HAYDON STREET INN – Sonoma Wine Country Bed & Breakfast Inn 2017-06-26T03:33:14+00:00
HAYDON STREET INN a sonoma wine country bed and breakfast inn

HAYDON STREET INN
321 Haydon Street, Healdsburg, CA 95448

• Go direct to website: haydon.com
• Reservations: 707-433-5228
• Email: innkeeper@haydon.com
• Innkeepers: John Harasty and Keren Colsten

DESCRIPTION
Just a few short blocks from the Healdsburg Plaza, Haydon Street Inn, our charming Queen Anne Victorian bed-and breakfast, awaits you.

Food, wine, laughter and relaxation are the norm here, where you’ll enjoy a delightful small-town experience plus the pleasures of Sonoma County’s famed northern wine country – where the Russian River, Dry Creek, and Alexander Valley wine regions all converge.

Your visit will be punctuated with incredible breakfasts every morning by John, co-owner and former executive chef from Churchill Downs. At our evening wine receptions, we also serve delicious munchies, and sometimes even handmade pizzas from our own wood-fired outdoor oven.

Keren, co-owner and expert in all things local, shares insider tips, favorite itineraries and events, whether you are looking for a romantic holiday, world-class wine-tasting, craft beer tasting, awesome dining, outdoor excursions or all of the above.

We are 65 miles from the Golden Gate Bridge and Sonoma County Airport (STS) is a mere 10-minute drive from our door, with flights from Los Angeles, Orange County, Seattle, Portland, San Diego, Phoenix and Las Vegas.

CUISINE
Without question, breakfast is a highlight of your stay at the Haydon Street Inn. Every morning we offer an amazing three-course breakfast with Wolf Coffee (roasted nearby) or fresh orange juice or exotic tea. On Sunday, breakfast transforms into a champagne brunch! John, a former executive chef, likes to get creative. He might offer a tasty omelet or quiche, Eggs Benedict, stuffed French toast or Bananas Foster pancakes. The entrée is served with bacon, Canadian bacon, sausage (all homemade) and is accompanied with homemade scones, muffins, or other baked goodies.

ACCOMMODATIONS
In the main house of the 1912-era Haydon Street Inn you’ll find our porch, parlors and dining room. One king-sized bedroom is on the first floor and a handful of bedrooms are on the second floor. All rooms have private baths and air conditioning. We also have a newer two-story Victorian Cottage surrounded by trees. It looks like a wonderful storybook house that has been there forever. All our guest rooms have many amenities including luxurious spa robes, hair dryers, bottled water, Bose Wave radios, and complimentary Wi-Fi access.

SPECIAL FEATURES
• Just a short walk away is Healdsburg’s historic Plaza with dozens of boutiques, cafés, art and antique galleries, acclaimed restaurants and lively wine-tasting rooms.

• For 12 years John, the co-owner of Haydon Street Inn, had been the executive chef at Churchill Downs in Louisville, KY, cooking for Ronald Reagan, George Bush, Burt Reynolds, Goldie Hawn, Rodney Dangerfield, Ozzy Osbourne and other celebrities. Keren’s had hospitality experience (Palmer House Hilton – Chicago) and had done administrative work in law, insurance, and consulting.

• Our secluded tree-shaded grounds in a quiet residential neighborhood offer a variety of ways to spend your time. As one of our guests wrote; “Shall I enjoy the front porch swing, put my feet by the fire pit, or chat with the other guests over wonderful snacks at each evenings’ wine tasting?”