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!

RAFORD INN – Sonoma Wine Country Bed & Breakfast Inn 2017-09-16T21:40:08+00:00
RAFORD INN a sonoma wine country bed and breakfast inn

RAFORD INN
10630 Wohler Road, Healdsburg, CA 95448

• Go direct to website: rafordinn.com
• Room Rates: $180-275; Number of Rooms: 5
• Reservations: 707-887-9573; 800-887-9503
• Email: innkeeper@rafordinn.com
• Innkeepers: Dane and Rita Pitcher

DESCRIPTION
Sonoma Wine Country Healdsburg Lodging ~ Where Dreams Spring Forth From Yesterday: The Raford Inn, an inspired Victorian country bed and breakfast, is located in the Russian River Wine Valley, of Sonoma County, just a half mile from the Russian River and a 15 minute drive along gorgeous vineyard country roads to the Healdsburg Square.

Gently perched above the valley on four acres, graced with majestic palms, this country bed and breakfast overlooks vineyards ringed by redwood-forested mountains. Lovingly preserved, The Raford Inn features five comfortably elegant guest rooms; all feature private baths, king and queen beds, and a full country breakfast served each morning.

CUISINE
Each morning, The Raford Inn serves a hearty breakfast in the original dining room. We feature organic ingredients whenever possible as well as foods from our own gardens. Typically, guests enjoy a fruit dish or homemade granola with yogurt. The main entree changes daily- could be Stuffed French Toast Souffle or Artichoke Frittata with sun-dried tomatoes. Fresh orange juice and pastries always complement the meal. Most guests find themselves skipping lunch after such a substantial breakfast. As the aroma fills The Raford Inn, many guests have a cup of our specialty coffee or tea and enjoy the veranda until breakfast is ready.

ACCOMMODATIONS
The Raford Inn rooms are named after medicinal herbs representing their healing properties. All of the guest rooms are furnished with period antiques and individually decorated to complement their surroundings. Some have fireplaces and others offer private patios to enjoy the evening sunset or morning coffee. Four of our rooms will accommodate an extra bed for an additional guest.

AWARDS AND ASSOCIATIONS
GO-Sonoma Wine Country Lodging Founding Member, Russian River Inns, and the Wine Road of Northern Sonoma County.

SPECIAL FEATURES
• All Raford Inn guestrooms have 300+ thread count sheets and heirloom antiques. You will feel like Royalty on the firm but cozy beds. Each guest bath is complete with fluffy towels, custom monogrammed amenities, and soft robes.

• Take advantage of free wireless internet in every room, and outside on the porches and patios! Enjoy a full multi-course breakfast each morning with award winning pastries and jellies.

• Enter the lovely Victorian garden where you can sit and watch the butterflies and hummingbirds, or you may be lucky enough to see the local red neck finches that visit the bird feeders each day. Colorful stained glass windows, doors, and lamps are thoughtfully appointed throughout the The Raford Inn. Need to rest your feet? You can see for miles from the wrap around porch while sitting with your special someone on the swing.