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!

INN AT OCCIDENTAL – Sonoma Wine Country Bed & Breakfast Inn 2017-06-26T03:34:08+00:00
INN AT OCCIDENTAL a sonoma wine country bed and breakfast inn

INN AT OCCIDENTAL
3657 Church Street, Occidental, CA 95465

• Go direct to website: innatoccidental.com
• Number of Rooms: 18
• Reservations: 707-874-1047; 800-522-6324
• Email: innkeeper@innatoccidental.com
• Innkeepers: Jerry and Tina Wolsborn

DESCRIPTION
Secluded beneath towering redwoods in the charming hamlet of Occidental, the Inn at Occidental is centrally located to the spectacular vineyards and orchards of Sonoma wine country, the stunning beaches and cliffs of the Sonoma Coast, and the meandering Russian River.

The perfect location, just one hour north of the Golden Gate Bridge in West Sonoma wine country. Relaxed and personal, it lies closer to the sea (and farther from the traffic) than neighboring Napa. It’s the wine country with meandering roads and gently sloping hills-where nationally known vineyards and family-run operations exist side by side.

The Inn at Occidental offers formal and informal meeting space and accommodations for weddings, corporate retreats or family gathering. Garden Courtyard surrounded by roses offers a picturesque site for weddings up to 110.

Inn amenities include: Fireplaces, spa tubs, phones, wireless internet, business services, concierge, conference and wedding facilities. Spa center nearby.

CUISINE
Inn at Occidental is known for its mouthwatering breakfasts beautifully prepared and presented each morning in the Inns dining room. A culinary experience which is a feast for the eyes as well as the palette. Enjoy custom-blended coffee, your choice of juice, fruit from a local farm, the Inn’s own granola, freshly baked pastries and a delicious hot entrée. Start your evening off with a wine and hors d oeuvre reception in the Inn’s Living Room.

ACCOMMODATIONS

Inn at Occidental features 13 guest rooms, 3 suites, and a 2-bedroom cottage. Our guest rooms have private bathrooms and Spa Jacuzzi tubs, sublime beds with down-filled comforters, Aveda toiletries, Frette linens, fireplaces, private porches or decks. Additionally the Inn offers a two bed room cottage which sleeps 6 with 2000 square feet of space adjacent to The Inn at Occidental.

AWARDS AND ASSOCIATIONS
GO-Sonoma Wine Country Lodging Founding Member. Mobile Travel Guide rating 3 stars, member of Select Registry, Unique Inns and Wine Country Inns. Associated member of the Russian River Chamber of Commerce and the Russian River Wine Road.

SPECIAL FEATURES
• This three story Victorian Inn overlooks the village of Occidental, a peaceful hamlet surrounded by redwoods and vineyards. The main house, guarded by fruit trees and a lush courtyard garden with fountains and flowers, was built in 1876. All 18 guest rooms have private baths, fireplaces, feather beds,; some with private decks. Décor is an extensive collection of American folk art and antiques.

• When you venture into one of 18, aptly named rooms in the Main House, Courtyard Building or the Sonoma Cottage, you will see inviting heritage quilts, brightly painted walls and art work to inspire. Arresting artwork can be found throughout the Inn at Occidental/ Paintings by well known local artist Woodward Payne, photographs by his wife Beverly Anderson, pieces by Christopher Burkett, Tom Mangelson and Carol Henry.

• Sonoma Cottage Vacation Rental: This comfortable two-bedroom vacation house has all the charm of a room at the Inn — and at 2,200 square feet, all the space of a family home. Located just 38 feet from the Inn, the cottage is both private and convenient. A fully furnished living room offers 12-foot ceilings, a fireplace, two easy chairs, and two sofas — one of which unfolds to sleep two. A half-level up is a dining room for dinners with friends or serious strategy meetings. The antique pine table and English Windsor chairs accommodate 12. A fully equipped kitchen has all the amenities for a simple dinner or a catered event.