The moment you walk outside the door of your boutique guest room inside the Inn at Sonoma, you’re just a couple blocks away from the sophisticated shops, restaurants, and attractions of the historic Sonoma Plaza. When a local Sonoma winemaker intrigued former Four Sisters Inns President Shelley Post about his perfectly-located property, itspurred the creation of today’s casual, contemporary retreat. A stylish take on the traditional inn, this marvelous addition to the Four Sisters Inns collection is the best spot for your California Wine Country vacation.
Evoking the laid-back Sonoma wine country lifestyle, the inn’s inviting design delights visitors with comfy, modern amenities. The main building’s 19 guest rooms provide a spacious king or queen bed, private bath with shower, romantic fireplace, beautiful California-inspired décor, and most include a private balcony. Upgraded in 2013, the Vintners Cottage boasts eight guestrooms that offer one king or two queen beds, private bath, high-speed Internet.Some rooms even include a jetted spa tub (be sure to check each individual room’s description for the full list of individual features and amenities). After a perfect night’s rest, wake up every morning with the Four Sisters Inns’ signature Breakfast for Two but save your appetite for the Wine & Cheese Mini-Picnic and home-baked cookies.
The adorable Sonoma Plaza is just a couple minutes from your door, and it doesn’t take long to see why it’s the happiest place in California. There are dozens of splendid restaurants for a relaxed meal, along with historic sites, boutique shops, countless wine tasting rooms, and a beautiful park for family picnics. The gracious staff of the Inn at Sonoma is available to make recommendations, pack your picnic basket, and show you where to borrow bikes to discover more of the serene beauty around the property and town of Sonoma.
Sonoma Valley Getaway
Ask any serious wine aficionado, and they’ll rave about the hundreds of wineries decorating the fertile Sonoma Valley landscape. Considered the birthplace of the California wine industry, Sonoma is home to many of the state’s historic wineries. Buena Vista Winery sparked California wine production in 1857, but it’s believed the first grapes were planted decades earlier.
The valley sits between the Mayacamas and Sonoma Mountains, and its Mediterranean climate continues to provide rich soil for farmers. The Inn at Sonoma rests in the heart of Sonoma Wine Country and within minutes of several wine tasting rooms. Hanzell Vineyards is less than two miles from the inn and lets you sample rare vintages from their collection. Book an appointment at Petroni Vineyards for majestic vistas and to taste the region’s olive oil.
For a family-themed wine tour, visit Benziger Family Winery for an exclusive tram ride through the vineyards. The Matanzas Creek Winery is a little farther from the inn, but their stunning lavender gardens are the perfect setting for a stroll after savoring one of their signature Sauvignon Blancs or Merlots.
Connect with Nature
Acclaimed American novelist Jack London named the Sonoma Valley “The Valley of the Moon,” and the peaceful landscapes still inspire writers, artists, and other free-spirited individuals. The natural wonders here offer a multitude of outdoor activities, and many let you bask in the scenery with your wine in hand.
For hiking enthusiasts, Active Wine Adventures leads you on a scenic trek to marvel at sensational vistas and, after the hike, vto a winery for a replenishing lunch and wine tasting. How about a trip to the Serengeti? Safari West lets you tag along on a thrilling adventure to spot African wildlife such as wildebeests and giraffes in the heart of California Wine Country. Conclude your safari with dinner reservations at the Savannah Café for a South African braai and wine combo.
Nature lovers are truly in their element when visiting Sonoma County with more than 60 state and regional parks in the area. Lush hills, picnic areas, and a sparkling lake dot the terrain of Sonoma Valley Regional Park. The well-maintained hiking, cycling, and equestrian trails let you have a peaceful day in the outdoors, and you can even bring your dog along as Inn at Sonoma offers one dog-friendly room (must call for details). Just a 35-minute drive from the inn, the North Sonoma Mountain Regional Park is a hiker’s paradise with views of gorgeous oaks and redwoods.
Learn from Wine & Culinary Experts
Farmers, chefs, and vintners are blessed to live in a region where crops thrive so easily, and many of the latest culinary trends have their roots in the Sonoma Valley. Local farmers sell fresh produce at various markets throughout the region, and epicurean geniuses take full advantage of the options at their disposal. Combined with the splendid wines produced by meticulous winemakers, visitors have access to unforgettable food & wine pairings.
If you’re curious about learning some tricks for your own kitchen, there are cooking classes to join during your visit. Ramekins is a short walk from the Sonoma Plaza and caters to chefs of all skill levels for an interactive day of gastronomic fun. Williams Sonoma Cooking Classes teach you about worldly cuisines and the latest culinary techniques used by skilled chefs.
If you like to cook, you won’t want to miss out on the chance to take your cooking talents to the next level by learning from the experts residing in Sonoma!
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