One of the highlights during a trip to the Russian River is a well planned wine tour. Years of research into our local boutique tasting rooms has enabled us to create custom itineraries specifically for you. Wine maps and luncheon suggestions are happily provided.
Here's a few of our favorite's within a 20 to 30 minute drive:
Moshin Vineyards- Westside Road, www.moshinvineyards.com
Porter Creek Vineyards - Westside Road, www.portercreekvineyards.com
Paul Mathew Tasting Room - Graton Road, www.paulmathewvineyards.com
Monte Rio Beach is the largest public beach on the lower Russian River. Rent a canoe, paddle board or kayak for very reasonable prices. The food concession stand is stocked with cold drinks, ice cream and lunchable items.
The beach is open to the public Memorial weekend through the last weekend in September each year. You can get to the beach directly from our property by walking through a lovely, dog friendly, meadow which leads you onto the beach.
Sonoma Canopy Tours is completely unlike anything you’ve ever experienced. With two unique courses, each a two-and-a-half hour guided eco tour that include multiple zip lines, sky bridges, a majestic spiral staircase, a rappel to the forest floor, you will be immersed in the unparalleled beauty of the world famous California Coastal Redwoods. They are located about five miles away from the inn, less than 10 minute drive.
Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve is a beautiful state park established to preserve 805 acres of coast redwoods. The reserve is located about 6 miles from our inn, 10 mins drive. The reserve is in a temperate rainforest and has great hiking trails from easy to challenging. The park also has picnic tables and BBQ pits.
Northwood Golf Course combines the magic of the architecture of Dr. Alister MacKenzie (Augusta National, Pasatiempo, Cypress Point) set amidst towering Redwood trees. See the morning mist meander across the fairways. Marvel at how the sun filters through 150-foot tall Redwoods. Only one mile away from our inn, this nine-hole course is a gem. After playing you can relax and grab a cocktail or beer at the restaurant.
Goat Rock Beach is located on highway one, south of the town of Jenner, and about a 20 mins drive from our inn. The park and surrounding land is part of Sonoma Coast State Park. Dogs are allowed on Blind Beach south of Goat Rock. This is one of my favorite beaches, with the calm Russian River meeting the wild Pacific Ocean. You can rent kayaks in the town of Jenner and get out for a relaxing paddle on the Russian River. If it's windy you can stay warm in the dunes. Bathrooms and picnic tables.
Korbel has been making sparkling since 1882! In addition to a wide variety of delicious bubbles (complimentary tastings), they have an excellent, upscale deli, and two wonderful complimentary tours - a garden tour and a production tour.
Fort Ross State Historic Park is heaven for history buffs plus it's a great coastal drive from the inn. Covering the natural history, the centuries past and present of resident Kashia Pomo people, the Russian colonization periods (1812-1842), the Ranch era (1842-1972), and the over one hundred year era of this area as a protected resource as a State Historic Park.
A Russian River tradition for over a century, Johnson’s Beach is a favorite summer spot for locals and visitors alike. Sunning, swimming and floating at the Guerneville beach is as retro as it gets. You can rent canoes, kayaks or paddle boats, and they have hamburgers and beer (wine too) to enjoy. Four miles away from our inn, you'll be there in about seven minutes.