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!

AVALON LUXURY INN – Sonoma Wine Country Bed & Breakfast Inn 2017-09-16T21:41:13+00:00
sonoma wine country inn avalon luxury bed and breakfast

AVALON LUXURY INN
11910 Graton Road, Sebastopol, CA 95472

• Go direct to website: avalonluxuryinn.com
• Room Rates: $289 – $359; Number of Rooms: 3 rooms
• Reservations: 707-824-0880
• Email: hilary.avalon@gmail.com
• Innkeeper: Hilary McCalla

DESCRIPTION
Come experience a joyful renewal at Avalon, a friendly Tudor bed and breakfast nestled in an enchanting redwood grove just ten miles from the rugged Pacific Coast in wine country’s beautiful Sonoma County.

From the moment you arrive to the aroma of freshly baked cookies, you begin to experience the happy, restful holiday of your imagination. Our spacious suites have king beds, comfy sitting areas with fireplaces, and unique private bathrooms done in natural stone, one with an antique soaking tub, one with a steam room and one with a private hot tub.

Spa treatments here are wonderful. In the morning, experience a luscious breakfast as visually pleasing as it is delectable. Wineries galore, starting right next door, and world class restaurants aplenty. This is Avalon, a Luxury Bed & Breakfast, the perfect spot for your fantasy getaway in California Wine Country.

CUISINE
As beautifully presented as it is delicious, Avalon’s three-course breakfast feast is sure to set a new standard in morning fare. Forbes Magazine recommends Avalon Luxury Inn for accommodations and breakfast: “For breakfast, guests can expect such treats as wine-poached pears, strawberry rhubarb crisp or eggs Florentine topped with a crumble of blue cheese and bacon.”

Gourmet coffee with your choice of flavor syrups, packet and loose tea, as well as hot chocolate are available throughout the day. In the evenings, make sure to stop by the kitchen to ensure you have ‘Sweet Dreams’. Check out our jars of sweets and do not miss Hilary’s homemade cookies baked daily.

ACCOMMODATIONS
Three lovely guest suites, each with a luxurious king bed, fireplace, large private bathroom, double sink vanity, private entrance, sitting area, outdoor space, and every luxury amenity you would expect, plus some you wouldn’t.

Each room has a private entrance and is luxuriously appointed with a meritage mix of beautiful antique pieces and comfortable modern furniture. The sheets on the King beds are high thread-count Egyptian cotton, the comforters are 650 fill power 100 percent white goose down, as are the pillows. Each room contains guest robes of plushy microfiber with cotton terry lining.

AWARDS AND ASSOCIATIONS
GO-Sonoma Wine Country Lodging Founding Member, CABBI, Russian River Wine Road, Wine Country Inns, PAII, CH&LA. Chosen as one of the twelve best bed and breakfast inns in the United States by Forbes Magazine.

SPECIAL FEATURES
• Inn guests are welcome to use the exercise room with free weights, aerobic equipment and Pilates and Yoga accouterments. The guest refrigerator is stocked with complimentary water and sodas for a quick refreshment anytime. A garden hot tub is accessible to all guests.

• Outrageous hospitality – we go out of our way to be sure your stay is everything you’re hoping for and more.

• We have a wooden bridge, Year-round Creek & Walking Paths, Sundeck and Forest Garden, Beautiful tall trees, and Enchantment Galore!