A Sonoma Bed and Breakfast Inn
The Camellia Inn, a Sonoma Bed and Breakfast, is a peaceful place for your next visit to California’s wine country. Set in the quiet charm of Healdsburg, our Sonoma County inn features an eclectic blend of antique furnishing. At the Camellia Inn, your comfort is our priority. You’ll spend your days experiencing the beauty of Sonoma County, from wine tasting to hiking and golfing, you can relax comfortably when you return to the inn. Stroll the grounds and admire the 50 varieties of camellia plants that give the inn its name. Enjoy the villa-style swimming pool, or retire to your room to relax. Breakfast each morning is a seasonal selection of farmers market fresh egg dishes, fruits and bounty from the same earth that thrilled famed horticulturist Luther Burbank and still inspires Sonoma County winemakers.
Common Rooms to Enjoy
The Inn has several different areas for guests to find a quiet corner of their own including two parlors, the dining room, as well as several outdoor spaces.
The Spa at Grape Leaf Inn
The idea of getting away from the stress of life and letting your struggles fade away is exactly what we want for you at the Camellia Inn in downtown Healdsburg. Our sister property the Grape Leaf Inn, just blocks from us has a lovely Spa for our guests to enjoy. They can provide you with luxurious spa treatments that will renew the body and soul. Do you want a couple’s treatment? Do you want a girl’s spa in Healdsburg Ca day? These are just two questions to ask yourself when you are thinking about booking a spa day with us. The Spa at the Grape Leaf is all about you and giving you the very best experience possible. It’s the perfect location to let all your “cares drift right into space.” We offer Swedish massages, Deep Tissue Massages, a Master’s Massage and a handful of others.
Energy Conservation & Sustainability Our Way of Life
At the inn we’re committed to energy conservation and sustainability and have been for as long as we’ve been in business. We’ve had solar water pre-heaters and a solar pool heater for more than 20 years. We use liquid soap in our rooms. We’ve recycled and composted for years. Our linens are 100% eco-friendly and recyclable.
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Ken & Diane Wilson, Owners
Ken, born and raised in Ontario, Canada, is robust and passionate about his vineyards and wineries. Ken and his wife Diane started buying land in western Dry Creek Valley in the early 1980s, planting their first vines in 1988. Establishing himself further as a grower of quality wine grapes, Ken continued to acquire and plant more fruit in the 1990s.
Ken Wilson said he and Diane were interested in making wine early on, but they didn’t start until 1993, when they bought the historic Fredson Winery from the retiring Chris Fredson. “It was an intriguing old bulk wine facility in what was really a barn,” Wilson said. “It was 100 years old, and still contained the original redwood vats and tanks.” He and Diane, who has a background in biochemistry, then began fulfilling their dream: making their own wine. The first was a 1994 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon. Getting county permits and restoring the old barn took a few more years. By 1998, the complete winemaking operation was housed in what is now Wilson Winery. Slowly it grew to include additional varietals, and the annual production is now about 3,000 cases.
Today, Ken and Diane farm more than 600 acres of Dry Creek Valley hillside vineyards. In addition to his prowess at securing premium grape-growing vineyards and winery sites, Ken is known for his hands-on approach to everything from farming to construction. Attention to detail and getting his hands dirty brick-by-brick has been Ken’s labor of love—it’s not unusual to see Ken driving a tractor or wielding a hammer as he immerses himself in each of his projects. With his larger than life personality, Ken is a favorite of the Wilson Artisan Wine club members and can often be seen at events enjoying the great social aspects wine country life affords.
It was Ken’s wisdom and vision that created the diversity of vineyard sources over the years. These vineyards provide the premium quality fruit that has brought notable recognition to the Wilson Artisan Wineries. Ken and his wife Diane now own eleven wineries offering exceptional wines, beautiful scenery and friendly, informative staff along with three Healdsburg Inns.