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!

Sonoma Wine Country Lodging Deals – Foodies Package 2017-06-25T21:54:04+00:00
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Sonoma Wine Country Lodging Deals

What could be better than the Sonoma Wine Country in the winter season! Add to that, amazing breakfasts, wine hour cuisine … and proximity to some of the best restaurants in the world. Come to the Sonoma Wine Country this winter and celebrate our region’s remarkable “Food & Wine”!

Sonoma Wine Country Foodies Package! Book TWO nights or more (Sunday through Thursday) at one of our participating GO-Sonoma Bed and Breakfasts, Luxury Inns & Distinctive Cottages, tiles below, and receive this complimentary GO-Sonoma Foodies Package.

chef john ash go sonomaComing for a weekend? Stay any three nights that include a Saturday night and receive the GO-Sonoma Foodies Package!

GO-Sonoma FOODIES PACKAGE (a $300 value!):

  • Enjoy a complimentary bottle of Sonoma County wine or sparkling cider at check in.
  • Receive a complimentary Chef John Ash, Father of Wine Country Cuisine, “Cooking Wild” cookbook! Touted as one of the most beautiful and useful cookbooks ever published! Scroll down for more info.
  • Take advantage of an extra hour – check in early or stay late. Must arrange with innkeeper when booking your stay.
  • Enjoy a freshly prepared breakfast each morning of your stay.
  • Be delighted by the free concierge services that will help you make the most of your Wine Country stay.
  • Make use of the Complimentary Wine Tasting Passport that includes tastings at select Sonoma County wineries.
  • Take home a certificate for up to $50 Off of your next two night stay. Some restriction may apply.

FINE PRINT: Must request “GO-Sonoma Foodies Package” when booking your stay by phone or online. New reservations only. Subject to availability. Select rooms may apply. The Foodies Package valid exclusively at participating inns – see tiles below. Offer may not be combined with other discounts or 3rd party gift certificates. Holidays and events may be exempt. This offer must be booked and used prior to March 31, 2017.

cottage inn and spa, sonoma california
inn at occidental sonoma wine country inn
case ranch inn, forestville ca
the raford inn of healdsburg
santa nella house, guerneville ca
the woods, guerneville ca
old crocker inn, cloverdale ca
fern grove cottages in the russian river valley - a sonoma wine country bed and breakfast inn
wine garden inn cloverdale ca
bella luna inn healdsburg ca

Cooking Wild by Chef John AshCOOKING WILD: More than 150 Recipes for Eating Close to Nature

To eat wild foods, you needn’t crawl through the forest or hunt your own game. Many of these foods are as close by as your local supermarket.

COOKING WILD, by Chef John Ash and James O. Fraioli, takes a big view of “eating close to nature,” including recipes and information on foraged and uncultivated foods as well as looking at the progeny of wild foods more conveniently found for sale alongside their conventional cousins.

Recent “Press Democrat” article about Chef John Ash and “Cooking Wild”
http://www.pressdemocrat.com/lifestyle/5552032-181/father-of-wine-country-cuisine?artslide=0

Chef John Ash is a two-time James Beard award-winning author, teacher, and restaurateur. He co-hosts a weekly food and wine radio talk show, The Good Food Hour, broadcast in Sonoma County, and teaches cooking classes at various cooking schools, including the Culinary Institute of America in St. Helena, California. His most recent book, Culinary Birds, won a James Beard Award for Best Single Subject Cookbook. He lives in Santa Rosa, California.

Jennifer Bushman, Route to Market, writes: “I think that this cookbook is the best cookbook ever written from vision to page to execution. The palate of this chef is absolutely incredible and the way he ensures that it turns out at home is a true gift that most food writers are never able to achieve. John Thomas Ash, this is one of my mom’s favorite recipes!!! Thank you!”