Healdsburg Events – There’s So Much To Do Here

“The early influences, in many ways, were in Baltimore. I was passing open windows where there might be a radio playing something funky. In the summertime, sometimes there’d be a man sitting on a step, playing an acoustic guitar, playing some kind of folk blues. The seed had been planted.” – Jerry Leiber

This quote by the late musician and songwriter Jerry Leiber doesn’t say that much about the topic of our blog post, but it caught our eye for a few reasons. The visual of a musician sitting on the stoop playing a guitar during the summer is the natural vibe that our town of Healdsburg can offer anyone. We live by the idea that you are a unique individual and can come here, be yourself and enjoy all of our unique businesses, people and sights. With that idea in mind, Healdsburg has several upcoming summer events for you to enjoy. Let’s take a look.

Trivia Night at Bear Republic Brewing Co.

Healdsburg Events

The first Healdsburg event we want to bring to your attention is happening on Wednesday June 12th. Do you like trivia? Well, if you do, and you’re here on the 12th or any Wednesday for that matter head over to the Bear Republic Brewing Company. You’ll be able to enjoy some delicious beers, such as their tasty Racer 5. Enjoy some great snacks, and have fun trying to win the trivia night. We promise you won’t be disappointed. Click their website for more details or just to look at their wonderful beer menu. https://bearrepublic.com/healdsburg-brewpub-trivia-night-begins-april-25th/

Healdsburg Art, Food and Wine 2019 (AFW)

Another Healdsburg event we suggest you find a way to be a part of is on June 13th through June 15th. The Healdsburg community will play host to 3 days of various events that highlight the combination of visual arts, vintner arts and culinary arts. If you can’t be present for all three days then we suggest you be a part of Saturday Night, June 15th. The evening begins with the Palette to Palate Art Walk of Healdsburg’s Fine Art Galleries and concludes with the Grand Finale Cocktail Party at Aerena Gallery located on the Healdsburg Square. Aerena Gallery will feature the Bespoke Wine Collection “Art of the Label”. Their library wines will be paired with savory hors d’oeuvres and a live music performance by Freddy Clarke. The event will start at 4 pm to 8:30 pm. For more information you can head over to the following website. We hope you can make it. www.healdsburgartfoodwine.com

45th Fitch Mountain Footrace

One Healdsburg event we always recommend is the Fitch Mountain Footrace. This is the 45th year of the race and it will be taking place on Sunday June 16th from 8 am until 10 am. This annual event will be Benefiting the Healdsburg Kiwanis Memorial Scholarship Fund. The purpose of this annual family event is to raise scholarship money to fund college scholarships for the local high school seniors. Each year over $10,000 in scholarships is awarded to local kids. This event not only benefits the students of our community, but it’s also a great time for people to gather for some fun morning activities with the family. The run takes place in the Heart of Sonoma County’s Wine Country; Healdsburg. Both the 10K and 3K courses begin and end at the Historic Healdsburg Downtown Plaza. Come and enjoy a day in the wine country with great restaurants, world class wineries, and the beautiful Russian River. The 10K course travels through quaint neighborhoods and then out around the challenging Fitch Mountain along the Russian River, finally ending back downtown. The 3K course is an in-town loop and is fairly flat; perfect for run/walkers, and families with young kids and/or dogs. You can click the following link to find out all information on how to be a part of this exceptional Healdsburg event.

So many Healdsburg events, and so much time!

We know the saying doesn’t go like that, but the summer has just begun, and there is a ton of time to enjoy a ton of Healdsburg events. We didn’t even cover the Father’s Day Healdsburg events happening this Sunday because our town has so many throughout the week. If we have time, look out for a follow up blog post that will be detailing all the Sunday Father’s Day Healdsburg Events. Right now though, we suggest you give us a call in order to book a stay for we are booking up quick these summer months. Or just call or contact us online and ask any questions that you might have. We are here to help in any way that we can. It’s going to be a great summertime in the Sonoma County area. We know for a fact that there is an Healdsburg event for each and every one of you. Cheers and talk to you soon!

 

Downtown Healdsburg Events in April

“Going up north with the redwoods and driving along the coast, it’s got everything, man. It’s got the desert, the mountains, and the ocean. It’s beautiful.” Chad Smith

You bet big time bud! The Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer nailed it with this quote. We are so lucky to be surrounded by everything he listed and so much more. Our downtown Healdsburg bed and breakfast is about an hour and a half from the big city of San Francisco, a 20 minute drive to beautiful Lake Sonoma, and a hour ride to the brilliant Napa County. There is so much to do that surrounds our downtown Healdsburg location. Most of which is within walking distance, or just a short car ride. If you’re a lover of Beer and Wine, then downtown Healdsburg has you covered. If you are looking for a place to dine with family, friends, or yourself, downtown Healdsburg is the perfect destination for you. This time of year might be the best time to come visit, the rain is almost ready to be just an after thought, while the sun and glorious spring weather is on the horizon. With all of this in mind, below is a list of some glorious events Healdsburg has coming up. Let’s jump right on in!

Glorious Irises of Spring

Downtown Healdsburg

On Saturday April 13th and Sunday April 14th, heading to downtown Healdsburg has a real fun treat for you. Just when it’s time for a little color in the garden, the irises begin their glorious spring show! Enjoy 150 varieties of these gorgeous beauties in full splendor, many of them world-class award winners, planted throughout the 650 roses in the Russian River Rose Company’s garden. Drought tolerant and easy to grow, Jan calls them “Orchids You Can Drive On.” The gorgeous “early blooming roses” will also be making their annual come-back appearance. Hundreds of irises and roses for sale in the nursery. Enjoy the irises on April 13 and 14, with special tours at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Nursery and Garden open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. We promise you’ll experience some real beauty and have some new pictures for your collection. Head over to the website to find out all the details for this great event. http://www.russian-river-rose.com/

Earth Day Tour at Alexander Valley Vineyards

The next event that we think you should look into attending is the Earth Day Tour at Alexander Valley Vineyards. On Saturday April 13th, you can head over to this winery which is 10 minutes from downtown Healdsburg to take celebrate Earth Day! Elebrate Earth Month at Alexander Valley Vineyards with a special tour hosted by owner Harry Wetzel. You’ll get a behind the scenes look at the Wetzel Family’s commitment to sustainability. The family motto has always been “use less and have more.” Using that phrase as guidance, Harry Wetzel IV has taken the family commitment to sustainability to the next level and says quite simply, “it is the right thing to do.  Minimizing our impact on the environment is not only good for us, but it’s healthy for everything around us as well.” You can join Harry on April 13 for a tour of the property for an in depth discussion of the many components of sustainability practiced for decades along with tasting the wines resulting from that commitment. This 1.5 hour tour will look at the environmental, economic, and social elements of sustainability that have been implemented since 1962 at Alexander Valley Vineyards. Head over to their website to read more and to find out how to be a part of it. http://www.avvwine.com/

West Wines Easter Weekend Fun – Vineyard Walk and Quiz

Yep, Easter is right around the corner, so heading to downtown Healdsburg to celebrate is a fantastic idea. On Saturday, April 20, 2019 and Sunday, April 21, 2019 from 11:00am to 04:00pm take a short self-guided walk through the West Wines vineyard with questions about Sonoma nature, vineyards and wine (for adults), and Sonoma animals and plants (for kids). There will be Wine tasting, cheese and charcuteries for adults, and a jelly bean and apple juice pairing for the younger ones. This is one of those unique events that not everyone knows about, but those that do, well they know how much fun it is. West Wines is just a hop skip and a jump away from our downtown Healdsburg Inn, so you can go enjoy some wine, sun and fun and then head back to take a nap. Follow this link to find out more. http://www.westwines.com/best-sonoma-wine-events

Our Downtown Healdsburg Inn has you Covered!

Honestly, this time of year has Sonoma County all excited! With the weather starting to get better, the events are starting to get really enticing. Staying with us at our Camellia Inn in downtown Healdsburg will allow you to select any number of epic events. From Wine Tasting to Beer Tasting, from the exceptional restaurants to the exceptional beauty, downtown Healdsburg has you covered. If you’d like any more information about these events or if you’d like to inquire about anything else, please contact us at any time. This is just the start of what you can expect when you are deciding on your itineraries for you Spring or Summer getaways. Cheers!  

 

Journey this Spring to a Spa in Healdsburg

“Spring is nature’s way of saying, ‘Let’s party!’ — Robin Williams

It’s beginning to look a lot like Spring time! We know this isn’t how the saying goes, but Spring is literally right around the corner. We see that a lot of people are getting into shape and getting ready to pull out the shorts and skirts and warm weather apparel. We know this is the time that some of you are starting to plan some spring time adventures in Healdsburg. Wine tasting, Beer tasting, Restaurant tastings, and Spa trips. Our Spa in Healdsburg is extremely exited about the possibility to cater to your Spa needs. We at the Camellia Inn have so many treatments for you to choose from, so below is an idea of what you can choose from at our Spa in Healdsburg.

Specials and Packages

Spa in Healdsburg

We want you to have a unique experience when you decide to plan a Spa in Healdsburg trip. We have an assortment of exceptional options for you that are second to none in our opinion. Let’s take a look at what we offer.

If you love golf…

Our Spa in Healdsburg has a unique golfer’s package for you. Stay at our Camellia Inn while receiving a 60-minute private lesson for two people from a local golf pro. You’ll be able to play and practice at Tayman Park Golf Course, which is a few minutes from our Inn. Following a wonderful time golfing you’ll be treated to a couples’ massage with a licensed massage therapist in our Spa in Healdsburg

Babymoon Special

Another one of a kind Spa in Healdsburg package for you to select is the Babymoon special. We offer a special “Babymoon” package for moms-to-be! Our Babymoon special includes a pampering mother-to-be massage and chocolates to satisfy that craving. This package includes a special massage, chocolates, and a bottle of sparkling cider.

The Camellia Inn-Dulge Spa Package

One of the most popular Spa in Healdsburg packages amongst our guests is the Camellia Inn-Dulge special. Relax into a feast of the senses, celebrating the best of Sonoma Wine country. Kick back with our ultimate massage offering, dine out at one of Healdsburg’s exceptional restaurants and enjoy a chauffeur-driven tour of wineries, including a private winery experience. This package includes Fresh Fruit, Cheese & Charcuterie Platter, a private Winery Experience. A Chauffeur Driven Car for a Day of Wine Tasting, a $100 Credit toward Dinner at a Select Healdsburg Restaurant, and you

We can help with that Breakup!

We all know that Breaking Up is Hard to Do, so this Spa in Healdsburg option for you is special. Breaking up is always hard but at the Camellia Inn we have put together a package that gives you a place to feel comfortable, relaxed, and will help you start moving on. This two night stay in one of our queen size rooms, offers a full breakfast each morning, evening wine and cheese tasting, a copy of a self-improvement break-up recovery book, one pint of Healdsburg’s Downtown Bakery & Creamery Ice Cream (organic, all natural ingredients make this the best ice cream in the world), a voodoo doll with pins to write his/her name on. It’s scientifically proven that exercise improves your mood and alleviates depression. Also included in this Spa in Healdsburg package is your choice of a one hour exercise class each day or a 60 minute massage in our spa, and a specially designed self-guided wine tasting tour.

A few dedicated Spa in Healdsburg Treatments

The Camellia Inn Spa in Healdsburg has you covered on the Packages and we also have you covered if you just want to enjoy a wonderful Spa Treatment. You can choose from a Relaxing Swedish Massage, A highly enjoyable Deep Tissue massage, A no-touch Reiki Massage, and a unique Mother to be massage. All these selections are with one of our Spa in Healdsburg trained therapists and will be catered to you and you alone. For all the details and pricing, click this Spa in Healdsburg link. https://camelliainn.com/the-spa/

The Camellia Inn Spa in Healdsburg is the perfect choice heading into Springtime!

It’s been a long time since Sonoma County has had such a stressful and rainy season. With that said, there’s no better time than now to get over that stress and get centered while relaxing into the Spring time season. A great way to do that is booking a Spa in Healdsburg package or massage. Our list above gives you an idea of how to obtain that relaxation. If you want more information about any of our treatments, please don’t hesitate. Our staff is on call and ready to answer all your questions or concerns. We look forward to hearing from you and can’t wait for the opportunity to get you into our Spa in Healdsburg. Contact us for more information.

Healdsburg Breakfast 2019

“What nicer thing can you do for somebody than make them breakfast?” – Anthony Bourdain

The late Anthony Bourdain raises a unique question, with the answer being, not much. When someone prepares you a breakfast, it usually brings a smile to your face because you realize that someone else has taken the time to treat you. Our Healdsburg staff wants to bring smiles to your stomachs with our Healdsburg breakfast. The Camellia Inn Bed and Breakfast is just one option for you when it comes to breakfast. The town of Healdsburg has an abundance of great Healdsburg Breakfast spots to choose from. You can look at what we at the Camellia Inn has to offer by clicking the following link https://camelliainn.com/about-us/breakfast/

We’d also like to provide you with a look at other sensational Healdsburg Breakfast options or places around Healdsburg that you can partake in while staying with us at the Camellia Inn Bed and Breakfast.

Carlos’ Country Kitchen

Healdsburg Breakfast

A great place to enjoy a meal isn’t a Healdsburg Breakfast spot but it’s not far and it’s a real treat. Carlos’ Country Kitchen is located in Santa Rosa. If you are into big portions and a filling menu then this breakfast choice is ideal. Carlos’ Country Kitchen isn’t a place where you go for ambiance, but it is a place to go to stuff your bellies. They serve amazing food in big portions. The Biscuits and gravy are fantastic, while the pancakes, scrambled eggs and Huevos rancheros are second to none. You can’t go wrong here. You will not leave hungry or disappointed. Head over to their website to see their full menu. http://carlos-country-kitchen.cafes-usa.com/

Dierk’s Parkside Café

Another non-Healdsburg Breakfast joint that we highly recommend is Dierk’s Parkside Café also located in Santa Rosa. There’s literally no room for pretension at this intimate neighborhood restaurant where regulars sip coffee at the bar and chat up waitresses buzzing from table to table.  Over the years, Mark Dierkhising has created a morning institution that’s popular with bed-headed kids, bike groups and in-the-know Wine Country visitors. All these individuals will suggest the Chicken Fried Steak, Huevos Rancheros and the Country Benedict whose magical powers include a warm baguette, scrambled eggs, bacon, mushrooms, oven-dried tomatoes, spinach, hash browns and Hollandaise sauce. There’s a reason why Dierk’s is one of the best breakfast spots in all of Sonoma County. We suggest heading over to their website to see the entire menu. http://www.dierksparkside.com/

The Parish Cafe

The Parish Cafe is on the top of our list for Healdsburg Breakfast spots for you to enjoy.: Do you love beignets?  If that’s all you have for breakfast, no one will fault you, since the feather-light French pastries are rolled out by hand before being quick-fried and smothered in powdered sugar. Chef and owner Rob Lippincott, pays tribute to his Louisiana heritage with New Orleans masterpieces such as Eggs Nouvelle Orleans or eggs benedict, piling poached eggs, mounds of sweet blue crab meat, silky house-made hollandaise and a scattering of shallots on crisp buttered French bread. All around, polished wood-plank tables are laden with plates of baguette po’ boys stuffed with eggs over medium, savory Black Forest ham, provolone, spinach and tomato; crawfish-andouille omelet; or shrimp and grits studded with bacon. Still craving sweet? The Bananas Foster Pain Perdu will set you up, with fluffy French toast gilded with fresh bananas, pecans and maple bourbon sauce. You need to check this Healdsburg Breakfast joint out. https://theparishcafe.com/

Downtown Bakery & Creamery

If you are looking for a quick and delicious Healdsburg Breakfast option for you and the family then we suggest the Downtown Bakery & Creamery. This Healdsburg Breakfast choice has so many options for you to enjoy such as fluffy and tasty pancakes, scrambled eggs, breakfast sandwiches, poached eggs with polenta, Quiche and so many more options. This place doesn’t disappoint and you won’t leave hungry. Here is a link to their website you so you can get a head start on what to choose from. http://www.downtownbakery.net/

The Healdsburg Breakfast scene is Legit!

What we’ve listed above are just a few of the Healdsburg Breakfast locations that offer exceptional menu options for you and or your family. There is an abundance of great restaurants scattered throughout Sonoma County that’ll meet all of your breakfast needs. If you are looking for a Healdsburg breakfast or brunch, you will find it here. If you need a more detailed list of Healdsburg Breakfast locations, we’d be more than happy to help you out. Our Camellia Inn Bed and Breakfast staff is versed in everything having to do with Healdsburg and the Healdsburg Breakfast scene. Don’t hesitate to contact us. We’d love to help you find the very best place for you and your family, so you can enjoy the tastes that our town of Healdsburg has to offer.

 

There is so much to do while you stay with the Camellia B and B in Healdsburg

“Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you’ll start having positive results.” – Willie Nelson

I think we all can agree with Willie Nelson here. When it comes to our peace of mind, an ability to take care of ourselves is huge and that’s why a B and B in Healdsburg getaway is a perfect option for you. Our Camellia Inn B and B in Healdsburg is perfect for you to disconnect from the rigors of everyday life and reconnect to your core.

Breakfast!

b and b in healdsburg

Oh, you bet big time buddy! Our b and b in Healdsburg has the breakfast lover covered. We’ve put a lot of thought into our breakfast at our bed and breakfast in Healdsburg California. Our Breakfast begins bright and early with the first pot of fresh roasted coffee being brewed at 7:15. At 8:30am, the dining room opens with fresh fruit, fruit juice smoothies, granola, your favorite breakfast cereals, yogurt, fresh baked bread from Costeaux’s bakery, and perhaps another breakfast pastry. Our hot entrées of the day are on the sideboard (yes, exactly like you read about in old English mystery novels), and they vary from sweet one day to savory the next. If you are fortunate enough to be able to join us for breakfast on Chocolate Covered Wednesdays, there will also be chocolate on the menu. We are more than happy to accommodate your schedule with a breakfast to-go or a breakfast meal that caters to any food allergy or diet you are a part of.

Privacy!

The Camellia Inn B and B in Healdsburg is all about giving you what you want. If that means to let you do your thing and be on call, then that’s exactly what we’ll do. Our B and B in Healdsburg may not be your typical off the beaten path location because we are just a few minutes’ walk from the downtown plaza, but you can still get the privacy and peace and quiet you desire. A B&B tends to be more exclusive and with fewer guests than a hotel. If you’re looking for a place to spend a quiet weekend, a B&B could be that perfect option for you. Our b and b in Healdsburg will personalize your privacy so there’s not a whole lot of interaction with us or the other guests, but we are always just a call away. If you want a private massage, then some of our room options will accommodate that. We offer those breakfasts to go, if you want to get out early and start your tours of the town. At the end of the day, it’s about what you want, and a Bed and Breakfast in Healdsburg is ready to accommodate that.

Romance!

If you are looking to experience a romantic getaway with your sweetie, then staying at a B and B in Healdsburg is a great option. In fact, B&Bs have become so popular for couples that many cater to this romantic angle, offering special romantic packages. These may include pre-planned events or excursions that are included in your stay. Our Camellia Inn Bed and Breakfast in Healdsburg specializes in your romantic retreats.

A fun Option!

Our b and b in Healdsburg suggest a bike tour for those of you who want to be active during your stay. What’s better than riding your bicycle on fantastic roads and the most picturesque settings? There are so many options for you if you want to go this route. Whether you’re an experienced cyclist, casual rider, or a family with children, there are many itineraries for you to choose from. There’s a ton of information online for you to check out. You can head on over to the Santa Rosa Cycling Club’s website for some information on bike rentals and organized tours. A local company that we suggest you looking up is Adventures in Cycling. Dave Brazell runs a boutique Napa-Sonoma County Cycling adventure. Adventures in cycling will customize your bike tour so that you can have the very best experience possible. Don’t hesitate to contact Dave, he loves our b and b in Healdsburg and will set you up for a terrific time.

The Camellia Inn B and B in Healdsburg has you covered!

The Camellia B and B in Healdsburg has covered every detail and has everything you need for any getaway you desire. Our location is just a few minutes from the Healdsburg plaza, so you don’t even need a car, you can walk everywhere if that’s what you want to do. Wineries surround us, top of the line restaurants surround us, epic scenery surrounds us, and our beer scene is second to none. Like we said, anything you desire, is here, and we can help you experience it all. Don’t hesitate to contact us, so we can answer all your questions. Even if you end up staying somewhere else, we don’t mind. Our community is strong and all of us want the best for you. We hope to hear from you soon!

Come spend a day or three for the Russian River is a Sight to See

We thought this authentic Russian River quote was perfect to give you a taste of what awaits you when you are planning a trip to the area. You can stay with us at the Camellia Inn Bed and Breakfast or any other of Sonoma County’s wonderful lodgings. With that said we’d like to let you in on the history of the Russian River and some ideas of where to go on your journeys around the Russian River.

Then and Now, a brief introduction to the Russian River

Russian River

The Russian River region has a long and interesting history. First inhabited by the Kashaya Indian people, the river was named after Ivan Aleksandrovich Kuskow of the Russian-American Company, who explored the river in the early 19th century establishing the Fort Ross colony just northwest of the mouth of the river. In later years, the area began seeing more settlement due to the Gold Rush, the Bear Flag Revolt, the Mexican-American War and California officially becoming a part of the Union in 1850.

Lumber and mercury mining were the predominate industries in the region and brought railroad service to the area in the 1800s, further helping it to grow. During the 1870’s, Colonel James Armstrong, a lumberman who recognized the beauty and natural value of the forests, created a natural park and botanical garden which is today known as the Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve. In this incredible, vast forest reserve, trees such as the Parson Jones Tree, the tallest tree in the grove measuring more than 310 feet in height (longer than length of a football field!) and the Colonel Armstrong tree, which estimated at over 1400 years old is the oldest tree in the grove, still impress visitors with their majesty.

Today, the Russian River is a vibrant and diverse community that is a favorite California vacation destination. With world-famous wineries, golfing, a full array of lodging options as well as camping and RV parks, the Russian River has grown to be the premier, natural destination and summer vacation resort for visitors from both the San Francisco area and around the world.

The Russian River Locations

Guerneville – Known as the “Heart of the Russian River”, this town of roughly 4500 people is the largest of the villages along the Lower Russian River. Its many resorts, restaurants and shops have been welcoming locals and tourists for over 120 years. Guerneville’s biggest attractions are the Armstrong Woods State Reserve and Johnson’s Beach, as well as large festivals such as Women’s Weekend, the Blues/Jazz Festival and Lazy Bear Weekend.

Rio Nido – Back in the day, this village made its mark as the place to go for big bands, weekend dances and bowling. Rio Nido, (which means “river nest” in Spanish) is now home to some 2000 people and has a charming community of year-round and vacation homes nestled amongst the winding roads and dense redwood forest. Rio Nido’s main attractions are the Rio Nido Roadhouse, the Rio Nido Pool and the Rio Nido Lodge which houses local theatrical productions.

Forestville – This small town’s laid-back and comfortable atmosphere is attractive. Although not directly located on the banks of the Russian River, Forestville connects the rest of West Sonoma County to the Russian River.

Monte Rio – This vacation wonderland was made famous as the summer encampment of the Bohemian Men’s Club of San Francisco. Monte Rio’s dog-friendly public beach attracts hundreds of visitors and 1100 locals alike. This town surrounds the Russian river and has many wonderful events for you to choose from.

Duncans Mills – This enclave is the second smallest of the villages along the Russian river, with only 175 people calling it home. Duncans Mills was best known for its authentic Northwest Pacific Railway train station which is now a Historical Museum. This charming small town is also known for it’s fine shops and spectacular Cajun dining.

Jenner – This small town sits atop the coastal cliffs overlooking the mouth of the Russian River. With a population of about 130, Jenner is the smallest village in the Russian River region. You can Kayak, check out Goat Rock and view harbor seals and their pups.

Occidental – A town built around the Northwest Pacific Railway train stop, Occidental has flourished into the small bohemian community we know it as today. Occidental’s restaurants, shops and close proximity to the world-famous Sonoma Canopy Tours redwood zip lining course make it a must for a Sonoma County vacation.

Come visit the Russian River

If you’ve decided to vacation in any of the towns we’ve listed, then you will enjoy the Russian River immensely! There is so much to do and see. It might take a day or three, but we promise the Russian River beauty and history won’t disappoint. Please contact us at the Camellia Inn with any questions you might have. Even if you don’t stay with us, we are more than happy to point you in a direction, so you can enjoy a wonderful time exploring the Russian River area.

Halloween Events in Downtown Healdsburg

“The worst thing about Halloween is, of course, candy corn. It’s unbelievable to me. Candy corn is the only candy in the history of America that’s never been advertised. And there’s a reason. All of the candy corn that was ever made was made in 1911. And so, since nobody eats that stuff, every year there’s a ton of it left over.” — Lewis Black

We wanted to start this post off with some humor. When we came across this joke from Lewis Black, we laughed and laughed. Candy corn has been around for so long and it’s a staple of the season. From the leaves falling to the nights turning cold, to our kids getting all excited to build their own costumes or head to a store to buy one. The Halloween joy engulfs us all because it’s the start of so much laughter and fun that is yet to come. Whether you are planning a trip from out of town, or you are a Sonoma County local, then we have a treat for you. Downtown Healdsburg has so much for you to be a part of this Halloween. Here are some of those Halloween Events in downtown Healdsburg to be on the look out for.

34th annual Pumpkin Festival

Events in Downtown Healdsburg

Ain’t no thang but a pumpkin thing. Sorry, just felt like that was the right time to say that. Anyway, on Saturday October 27th from 8:30 am to 12:00 pm, head over to the Healdsburg Farmers’ Market on the corner of Vine Street and North Street for the Healdsburg Farmers’ Market’s 34th annual Pumpkin Festival. This downtown Healdsburg event combines carving skills, pumpkin decoration, racing abilities, a costume contest to win market bucks, and great prizes donated by local businesses. Contests begin at 8:30am and continue throughout the morning. There is so much more information that this downtown Healdsburg Pumpkin Festival has for you. Please head over to their website to find out more. This 34th annual Halloween event in downtown Healdsburg is so much fun. Please, don’t miss out. http://www.healdsburgfarmersmarket.org/pumpkin-festival-2018/

Safari West Halloween Spooktacular

Alright folks, if you want to venture outside of downtown Healdsburg for a Halloween event this weekend then the Safari West Halloween Spooktacular might be perfect for you. This event starts at 10am with Safari Treks departing every 45 minutes! Barbeque Lunch from 11:30 am until 2:00 pm and the conservation pumpkin patch all should get you excited. And let’s not forget the Vultures, Snakes, and Owls! Oh My! Safari West is just a short trek away from downtown Healdsburg. Here is their website so you can purchase tickets and find out all other information for this fun event. https://safariwest.rezgo.com/details/105343/halloween

Día de los Muertos

I think we should get serious for a second, the animated movie Coco was a masterpiece in our opinion. It educated so many people, not just children, about a real event. We all, in downtown Healdsburg, are happy to tell you about this downtown Healdsburg event happening on Sunday October 28th from 12 pm until 7 pm. Corazón Healdsburg and the City of Healdsburg have put together a celebration weekend carrying out the traditions of the Mexican holiday, Día de los Muertos, The Day of the Dead.  All are invited to this family-focused, community-engaging and cross-cultural weekend. This event is in the downtown Healdsburg plaza so there’s no reason to check out a website. Come on out and be a part of an exceptional Mexican tradition.

Downtown Healdsburg Trick or Treat

Events in Downtown Healdsburg

We know that your children love going from house to house with their pillow cases or pumpkin containers to gather as much candy as humanly possible. With that in mind, how about the idea of getting that started before it gets dark. Many downtown Healdsburg businesses will hand out candy starting at 4pm. This candy appetizer will last until 6 pm. We think this is a great idea to get on your kid’s good side if you may be in the dog house. They can get candy at one of the businesses you may want to visit as well. We think it’s a win win. There’s no website to visit, just head to downtown Healdsburg between 4pm and 6pm on Wednesday October 31st.

Halloween time in Downtown Healdsburg

I think we all can agree that Halloween is the start of so much celebration. The Holiday season is upon us, and we at the Camellia Inn Bed and Breakfast in downtown Healdsburg are so excited. These are just a few events happening. There are so many more that you can find throughout the Sonoma County area. If you’d like to stay with us during this Halloween time, please contact us now. We book up quick, so don’t hesitate to call. Happy Halloween from all of us at the Camellia Inn.

Put the Camellia Inn on your Labor Day Weekend Calendars!

Our Camellia Inn Bed and Breakfast knows full well that the kids are getting ready for school, or they just went back. There are two weeks until one last 3-day weekend. Thanksgiving is a long way away, so that last 3-day weekend getaway should be something special. We really believe lodging in Healdsburg ca can be that last brilliant getaway before the weather changes and the Holidays approach us.

Family time at the Camellia Inn

Camellia Inn

Honestly, lodging in Healdsburg ca over the Labor Day weekend is a great idea for you and your family. If you want a location that’s a few minutes’ walk to the Healdsburg Plaza, then you should book your stay at our lodging in Healdsburg Ca. The kids can enjoy 3 days swimming at our pool, and you parents can rest in our comfortable beds while enjoying the many wonderful massage treatments we offer. These treatments are ready to help you get your body ready for the winter and holiday haul.

Specials and Packages

While lodging in Healdsburg Ca, there is a great option for you, if you choose to stay with us. We have put together a handful of specials and packages for a great price. This really helps many of our visitors take the stress out of planning that Labor Day 3-day weekend. All you have to do is get dressed and be ready to be whisked away to the destinations provided within these packages. Lodging in Healdsburg Ca can’t be easier when you choose one of these entertaining specials.

Camellia Inn-Dulge

While lodging in Healdsburg Ca, the Camellia Inn-Dulge package is the Babe Ruth of Packages! Celebrate the best wines that Sonoma County has to offer and so much more. I’m excited just to list what this package is offering. Okay, okay, I’m containing myself. Here is what to expect with this lodging in Healdsburg ca package:

  • Two Nights’ Stay in Accommodations of your choice (Additional nights may be added)
  • Couple’s 90″ Master’s Massages with Complimentary Upgrade as a Couple’s Massage
  • Fresh Fruit, Cheese & Charcuterie Platter
  • Private Winery Experience
  • Chauffeur Driven Car for a Day of Wine Tasting, up to 4 hours (excludes gratuity and wine tastings)
  • $100 Credit toward Dinner at a Select Healdsburg Restaurant
  • Complimentary Upgrade Upon Arrival (based on availability)
  • Full Concierge Service
  • Daily Full Breakfast with house-made pastries, deliciously creative egg dishes, fresh fruit, locally roasted coffee, juice, and more

Quick Break Away

This little but explosive special is a real gem! Come for an overnighter if you must, or stay longer. We don’t care. Just book this package because it’s extremely popular.

  • One Night’s Stay in Accommodations of your choice (Additional nights may be added)
  • One, 60″ Camellia Signature Massage
  • Boutique Winery Tasting for two people
  • Complimentary Upgrade Upon Arrival (based on availability)
  • Full Concierge Service
  • Daily Full Breakfast with house-made pastries, deliciously creative egg dishes, fresh fruit, locally roasted coffee, juice, and more

Our Vacation Rentals

Lodging in Healdsburg Ca doesn’t mean that you must stay in the heart of Healdsburg, you can rent out one of our off-site rentals. They are perfect places to bring the family or a group of friends to enjoy the last days of summer. They are chalk filled with everything you need to enjoy your time. We also offer similar services to you as if you were staying in one of our rooms on-site. Check out one of the rooms below, or head over to this part of our website to read up on the rest of our lodging in Healdburg Ca vacation rentals. https://camelliainn.com/lodging/vacation-rentals/

Heron House

Our Heron House vacation rental is only three miles from our lodging in Healdsburg Ca. Bring up to 8 of your family members or friends to enjoy this beautiful off-site gem. This is a 3-bedroom house with 2 bathrooms with a LA-Z-BOY sleeper sofa with an up-graded ‘air-comfort’ mattress. Fully equipped for your cooking enjoyment, the kitchen has a gas range/oven, microwave, dishwasher, new pots and pans, dishes, glassware, flatware, blender, toaster, coffeemaker and grinder, pantry essentials, and more. The 3 bedrooms are appointed with queen beds, new luscious linens, pillows and bedding, clock/CD players and end tables with lamps. The kitchen and dining room have a fan/light combo over the table, has a bright skylight, river views, and a new slider, opening to the patio with stainless steel BBQ, and river deck. https://camelliainn.com/lodging/vacation-rentals/

Let’s get you to our lodging in Healdsburg Ca

This has been a fun post to write about because we really want you to plan your final vacation at our lodging in Healdsburg Ca. There is so much we offer that should entice you to stay with us, but everything going on around our Camellia Inn is also attractive. For more information on all the happenings, please contact us. Our staff knows all the ins and outs. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Come to Downtown Healdsburg and End the Summer in Style

“Sigh… there goes another summer, Snoopy!” – Charlie Brown

Not yet Charlie Brown! Not yet! There is so much still left to do. Even though we are almost getting to the point where the children will get back to school, and the vacations will be ending, there is so much still to do! The kids may start school in the middle of August or after Labor Day. But there is plenty of time for you to plan a trip and experience everything that downtown Healdsburg is offering between now and Labor Day.

The Downtown Healdsburg Camellia Inn B&B

Downtown Healdsburg

We can’t start this whole blog post off without telling you why you should stay with us. The biggest reason is our accessibility. We are a 5-minute walk to the downtown Healdsburg plaza town and to the plethora of Healdsburg attractions. With that said, if you’d just like to come stay with us and not leave your accommodations, that’s cool too. Our Spa Packages and Spa Treatments are all top notch with exceptional massage therapists. Our Breakfast begins bright and early with the first pot of fresh roasted coffee being brewed at 7:15. Our breakfast starts at 8:30 and lasts to around 10:00. We are more than happy to accommodate your schedule with a breakfast to-go or a breakfast meal that caters to any food allergy or diet you are apart of. Our rooms are comfortable and peaceful. We are the Bed and Breakfast that wants to help with your stay, but also plan your day. Below are some really wonderful events coming up for the end of July through August in or around downtown Healdsburg.

Shelton’s 10 Year Anniversary Celebration!

On Saturday July 21st from 12pm to 4pm come celebrate Shelton’s Natural Foods Market and their 10 year anniversary in the center of downtown Healdsburg. Come join them as they celebrate with tastings, demo’s, samples and entertainment. That entertainment includes the Raven Players. This is a free to the public event that includes vendors like Lagunitas Brewing Company, Seven Stills Brewing Company, Clover Stornetta and so many others. Come to downtown Healdsburg and help them celebrate and support the Russian Riverkeeper Organization. Please click their name to find out more about their wonderful organization.

Wine Country to the Rescue

This event is a little hop skip and a jump from our downtown Healdsburg location, but it will be a great experience for you. Head to Trentadue Winery in Geyserville, which is about ten minutes from our downtown Healdsburg lodgings. Join them for a exceptional Sonoma County  fundraiser on July 21, 2018 from 6 to 10 pm. Wine Country to the Rescue is a Dinner Dance and auction that supports Northern Sonoma County Firefighters. Tickets and event sponsorships are now available. Never heard of Wine Country to the Rescue? Then head over to this website to purchase tickets and to learn more about this wonderful event. http://winecountrytotherescue.com/

I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change

On August 2nd through August 19th the Raven Performing Arts Theater located a few minutes from our downtown Healdsburg B&B will host the North Bay premiere of a brand new, updated version of the classic comic musical revue. Four actors play multiple roles in this celebration of dating, mating, and the twists, turns and tangles of modern relationships. This will be performed in an intimate cabaret style at the Raven. Join them for the opening night of any production and stay afterward for a celebratory toast to the cast and crew! Immediately following all Sunday matinees, members of the cast and crew will return to the stage to answer your questions. Check out more by visiting their website: http://www.raventheater.org/

Bounty of Sonoma County Dinner

On August 10th from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm, head out of our downtown Healdsburg Inn and head ten minutes to Jordan Vineyard and Winery to experience a celebration of Sonoma County agriculture with an al fresco dinner party in Healdsburg that brings the region’s greatest culinary treasures to your plate. Each course will be prepared with a combination of traditional French and modernist cooking techniques and paired with a specific vintage of Jordan, beginning with Chardonnay before moving into vintages of Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon. The evening concludes with a dessert reception and coffee in the Jordan dining room. Head over to their website to buy tickets and find out more. https://www.jordanwinery.com/events/bounty-sonoma-county-dinner

Spend the end of the Summer in Downtown Healdsburg

There is still so much to do in downtown Healdsburg this summer. This is just a handful of events that we at the Camellia Inn believe you will have a wonderful time experiencing. Please contact us to book your stay and to ask any other questions about these wonderful events. We would love to help with your plans.

 

Summertime, is the best time, in Downtown Healdsburg

We are winding down the month of June and there is still so much to do when you stay with us at the Camellia Inn B&B in downtown Healdsburg. From music, to movies, to wine tastings or to walks around downtown Healdsburg Plaza, there are a ton of wonderful experiences to have during your vacations or getaways. Our location is only a walk or short drive to all these wonderful events. We want to let you in on some of these upcoming events, so you can plan your summer itinerary around them. Here is a list of some upcoming and fun things to do during this last weekend of June and into the month of July.

Sunset Supper at Vista Point

Downtown Healdsburg

On Saturday June 30th, Jordan Vineyard and Winery will host a festive dinner party at Vista Point, the highest hilltop on Jordan Estate. The festivities will start with a reception at the Winery Chateau and then you will be chauffeured to downtown Healdsburg to experience a trip through the Jordan 1,200-acre Estate to reach its summit at Vista Point. You’ll then be seated to dine on a four-course dinner by their Chef. The food will be paired with many vintages of Jordan wines. The experience will end with a dessert reception while the sun sets behind the mountains while you enjoy a glass of the Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon. The beauty of the setting combined with the tastes of the Jordan Estate will be sure to set the tone for a wonderful getaway in downtown Healdsburg. For more information on this event, you can head over to their website, https://www.jordanwinery.com/events/sunset-supper-at-vista-point-wine-dinner

Tacos, Tequila & Trivia!

Are you versed in everything Dog related? If so, you should head to Santa Rosa and the Charles Shultz museum which is only a 15-minute drive from the Camellia Inn in downtown Healdsburg. On Friday, June 29, from 6:00 – 9:00 pm, you and your family can enjoy a Snoopy-themed trivia celebration that highlights the Museum’s year of the dog. If your team is lucky enough to win, then, you will receive the best in show award along with a great prize. This trivia event is coupled with flights of tequila and tons of tacos to enjoy. Sit by the outdoor fire pit and play a game of giant Jenga while having an after-hours access to all the Museum galleries. For all the information on this event check out the website by clicking this link,  https://schulzmuseum.org/learn/calendar-of-events/?EventId=32665&eventscheduleid=233951

Healdsburg Duck Dash & Kids’ Parade

The Downtown Healdsburg Plaza will be filled with so much for you and your family to experience on the 4th of July. One fun event for you and your children to take part in is the Healdsburg Duck Dash & Kids’ Parade. You can join hundreds of other families and kids of all ages for the annual 4th of July Kids Parade and Duck Dash in the downtown Healdsburg Plaza on Wednesday, July 4th from 10:30am to 1:30 pm. In its seventh year, the event continues to be a major attraction for Healdsburg community to celebrate the founding of our nation. The event is presented by the Rotary Club of Healdsburg Sunrise and the City of Healdsburg. There will be live music and activities for everyone. These activities will include; games, races, face painting, and special guest appearances from Uncle Sam, the Russian River Ramblers and the Healdsburg Community Band. It’s a great time for parents and kids. To find out more about this downtown Healdsburg event, you can head over to this website, https://rotaryclubofhealdsburgsunrise.org/SitePage/4th-of-july-healdsburg

Wine Country BIG Q – BBQ Competition & Festival

I think we all can agree that anything having to do with a BBQ festival and Competition is intriguing. On Saturday July 7th, from 1:00 to 5:00 pm in Petaluma, which is just a hop skip and a jump from downtown Healdsburg, you’ll be able to partake in the 8th Annual Wine Country Big Q BBQ Competition and Festival. This event will feature pit masters from throughout the West Coast. You’ll be able to taste “authentic” barbecued meats, world class wines, award winning brews, great local spirits and delectable desserts while enjoying great live music. This event will help the Benefit for Sonoma County Vet Connect. Check out their website to learn more, www.winecountrybigq.com

Summer with us in Downtown Healdsburg!

Right now, is the perfect time to get in on all the summer fun that downtown Healdsburg and the surrounding Sonoma County areas are offering. From live music, to great wine and to the 4th of July extravaganzas, downtown Healdsburg has you covered. There is so much more to experience when you decide to stay with us at the Camellia Inn in downtown Healdsburg. We’d love for you to contact us, so we can help plan your summer getaways, and to let you in on what summer packages we are offering that will all combine in giving you the very best experience imaginable.

Along Healdsburg, and Greater Sonoma County, Brewery Trails

In 2017, nearby Santa Rosa was named the Microbrew Capital of the U.S. Before the farms of Healdsburg were covered in vineyards, they were known for their hops. From the 1850s to the 1950s, hops were one of the areas top cash crops. It was hops, not wine, that first established Sonoma County as an agricultural powerhouse. Back in the day hops were dried in huge hop kilns and then baled and shipped all over but especially to the East Coast. The first hops were planted here in 1858 with rootstock from Germany. Migrant families came by wagon every year to pick the hops. While it was work, it was also for many a mini-vacation as they enjoyed camping, swimming and relaxing along the Russian River after a day in the hop fields.

Traditionally, and currently, the one thing that has remained the same in Sonoma County Wine Country – it takes a lot of beer to make great wine. It’s beer that is the beverage of choice at harvest time no matter what the crop. So, it was really foreordained that Sonoma County would become a beer powerhouse location. Although wine is why many people come to Healdsburg and Sonoma County, local beer is becoming a more-and-more popular reason for people visit. Every February, beer aficionados from all over the world make an annual pilgrimage here, to stand in line, sometimes for as long as 17-hours and occasionally in the pouring rain, to be first to buy a glass of the Russian River Brewery’s Pliny the Younger. A beer that is consistently voted among the top six in the world on beer ranking websites.

Sonoma County is now one of the world’s beer capitals. The artisan beer industry started here in 1976 with New Albion Brewing Co., regarded by many as the first craft brewery of the present era. The county is home to legendary brewers including Moonlight Brewing Co. One of the nation’s largest craft brewers is Lagunitas Brewing Co. in Petaluma and a regional powerhouse is the Bear Republic Brewing Co. in Healdsburg.

There are more than 30 breweries in the region. Below are the breweries, beer gardens taprooms, beer dedicated retail stores and notable others on Camellia Inn’s Beer & Brewery Tour.

Healdsburg

  • Bear Republic Brewing Company

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Healdsburg

Starting with just one craft beer and right here in Healdsburg, they now can be found all over the US and internationally. But it started here and it’s here that you can taste beer on tap, order food that’s paired with beer and get your growlers filled.

  • Healdsburg Taproom

healdsburgtaproom.com

A taproom and tasting room with an assortment of local hard-to-find craft beers with more than 400 unique carefully chosen suds. They also have the largest selection of cigars in Northern Sonoma County.

  • The Wurst Sausage Grill & Beer Garden

WurstRestaurant.com

Right off the downtown Healdsburg plaza you can enjoy the finest sausages, burgers, artisan draft beers, and local wines. This casual sausage and burger joint has some of the most delicious polish dogs, along with legendary milkshakes, root beer floats, and sundaes too. Dogs are welcome on the patio.

Heading North to Windsor, Santa Rosa, Cotati, Rohnert Park & Petaluma

Windsor

  • Barley & Bine Beer Café

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Started by a married couple of Healdsburg High School graduates who developed a passion for craft beer. Their café has 38 taps offering constantly rotating craft beer, cider, and four wine options. Selections include limited and hard to find craft beer in a variety of styles and flavors paired with pub friendly food including grilled sandwiches, flatbread pizzas, cheese plate, and nachos.

  • Barrel Brothers Brewing Company

BarrelBrothersBrewing.com

A production brewery founded by in-laws in 2015. Their taproom is in a Windsor industrial area somewhat hidden behind the Home Depot. There are more than 20 beers on the menu including their Dark Sarcasm Porter, Blond Voyage Belgian Cream Ale, and Naughty Hops IPA Pilsner that is served from nitro or with carbonation.

  • Mash Lab Brewing

MashLabBrewing.com

Mash Lab is housed in Pinkee’s Rod Shop an award winning, nationally recognized hot rod and custom fabrication shop. A glass wall separates the two businesses, so you can enjoy the twelve craft beers on tap while watching sheet metal transform into automotive art. Much of the décor including tap handles, machined aluminum coasters and table bases was created in the shop. Flagship and rotating seasonal beers are offered along with a few snacks.

  • Old Redwood Brewing Company

OldRedwoodBrewing.com

A microbrewery informed by traditional techniques, infused with local flavor and creative execution, delivering small batch bottlings presented in their brewery taproom. Modeled after wine tasting rooms, the brewery offers samples of their current batches of micro-brewed beer.

  • Russian River Brewing Company – Opening Fall 2018

RussianRiverBrewing.com

The new brewpub will feature a more diverse menu than their Santa Rosa location including burgers, fried chicken, and salads made with produce from their kitchen garden. Year-round patio seating and a large outdoor area, the tasting room will have ten of their most popular beers for a quick taste and growlers filled quickly. They offer guided tours by reservation and free self-guided tours daily.

St. Florian’s Brewery

StFloriansBrewery.com

Started by a Windsor Fire Captain, St. Florian’s donates a minimum of five percent of their profits to fire-related and community-based organizations. Named after the patron saint of firefighters, the brewery is popular with first responders. Uniform patches from fire departments around the state decorate the walls. They have events Thursday through Sunday and often have special events and live music.

  • The Jaded Toad BBQ, Grill and Beer Garden

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Grab a seat outdoors in all seasons with firepits to keep you warm in the cooler months.  The Toad is a perfect place to watch a big game with their big screen TVs, and they feature more than 20 craft beers on tap. You can also catch comedy nights, live music, sport events, and grab dinner. They’re also pet and family friendly.

Santa Rosa

  • 2 Tread Brewing

2treadbrewing.com

Hang out in their large beer garden, drink artisan beer and share a simple but interesting chef-created meal. Beer is made in-house and happy hour means $4 beers.

  • Belly Left Coast Kitchen & Tap Room

BellyLeftCoastKitchen.com

HealdsburgFood, beer and wine sourced with an emphasis on the five Pacific states: Alaska, Washington, Oregon, California, and Hawaii. They utilize seasonal products to continually rotate specials, in addition to enhancing regular staples. They have 20 beers on tap and serve full pints and a pick four taster.

  • Brew Coffee & Beer House

BrewCoffeeandBeer.com

Brew is proud to serve ten rotating taps of the finest craft beer available, along with an assortment of bottled beers. Our beer specialist is obsessed with quality and flavor, and loves to feature limited releases, small batches, and up-and-coming breweries guaranteed to delight. We also offer a selection of the best ciders and wine by the glass. They have Open Mic Tuesdays, Trivia Night on Wednesdays, RuPaul’s Drag Race event weekly and Gay Nights DJ and Dance Party every Friday.

  • Confluence Taproom and Lounge

ConfluenceTaproom.com

The taproom offers a changing selection of micro brews and a pub menu. Owned by the founder of the NorCal Beer Geeks.

  • Cooperage Brewing Company

CooperageBrewing.com

Instead of a flagship beer, they offer a rotating selection of hoppy and Belgian-style ales. They make small batches, experiment with different hop varieties and yeasts and distinctive nuances. They have frequent events including currently Sunday’s Yoga and Beer event and every Saturday’s Croques and Toques Food Truck.

  • Fogbelt Brewing Company

FogBeltBrewing.com

A craft brewery and gastro-pub that celebrates the North Coast by sourcing local ingredients and naming each of their beers after a coastal redwood tree. There hopyard farm is in Healdsburg. They have three festivals a year plus weekly events.

  • HenHouse Brewing

HenHouseBrewing.com

In both Santa Rosa and Petaluma, they make five flagship beers. Dogs, kids and adults are welcome to their tasting rooms. They offer tours on Sundays and food trucks are stop by three evenings a week.

  • Local Barrel

More than twenty beers are served on tap in a fun, welcoming atmosphere. They have bottles and cans, ship beer and have live music every Sunday.

  • Moonlight Brewing Company

moonlightbrewing.com

A permanent taproom is coming soon but, in the meantime, they have a temporary taproom inside the brewery that is open select hours on weekends. They have six taps two of which are always serving Death and Taxes and Reality Czeck.

  • Old Possum Brewing

OldPossumBrewing.com

Old Possum offers a varied tap list, which includes a blonde ale and chocolate espresso stout aged in rum barrels. Lil’ Bites and Big Bites make up the menu.

  • Plow Brewing Company

PlowBrewing.com

They offer their plow beers on tap and their Divine line of brews are offered on a limited basis in the bottle at their open 7-days a week taproom. Tours are offered once a month.

  • Rincon Valley Tap Room & Bottle Shop

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A rotating assortment of beers on their 14 taps. You can also pick a bottle to drink from the huge collection in their shop. They have weekly events, such as beer tasting nights, as well as terrific one-offs with local brewers.

  • Russian River Brewing Company

RussianRiverBrewing.com

Located in both Windsor (Fall 2018) and Santa Rosa, they are the home of the award-winning beer with the cult following mentioned above. They also offer an extensive pub menu.

  • Sprenger’s Tap Room & Restaurant

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Known for having 40 West Coast craft beers on tap and serving locally sourced food they menu offer breakfast, lunch, and dinner seven days a week. Happy Hour specials featuring high-end pub food are Wednesday through Monday.

  • Steele & Hops Public House

SteeleAndHops.com

They brew their own beers and serve a large selection of other northern California micro brews on tap. Soups, salads, small plates, brick oven pizzas and mains are served

  • Trail House

They have a small select craft beers on tap, serve breakfast and have a pub menu but they are unique. Their moto is “Bikes. Beer. Coffee.” They provide loaner bikes, do repairs and builds and offer biking supplies, dry goods and general notions for the ride. They say,

“Doughnut-making classes. Live music. Group rides. Hair braiding relay races. Cycling Race TV Watching. Goldsprints. Ride clinics. Lessons on Very Serious Beer Drinking.

Some things we schedule, some things just happen.”

  • Third Street Aleworks

ThirdStreetAleWorks.com

An outstanding brewpub known for their award-wining British inspired ales and craft American beers. They serve a varied and delicious beer-friendly food menu. Call for information on brewery tours.

  • Wilibees

Wilibees.com

They offer twelve micro brews (and some wine) on tap; flatbreads, sandwiches and salads on the food menu, host weekly spirit and wine tastings; and have live music.

Petaluma

  • 101 North Brewing Company

101NorthBeer.com

Fairly new, the Tap Room has their fresh beer on tap “usually a pop-up grub hut.”

  • Brewster’s Beer Garden

BrewstersBeerGarden.com

A modern-rustic take on the original German bier garten, pairing local craft beers to a menu influenced by Southern Carolina barbecue dishes. They have more than 30 beers on tap, Sonoma and Napa Wines, and a full selection of spirits and cocktails. They have a bocce court and live music.

  • Lagunitas Brewing Company

Lagunitas.com

A must stop on any beer tour, is the iconic Lagunitas Brewing Company. The TapRoom and Beer Sanctuary of the craft beer maker of the famous Lil’ Sumpin’ Sumpin’, offers free guided tours. They have live music and pub food. They are the largest beer distributor in the county.

  • Dempsey’s Restaurant & Brewery

Dempeseys.com

Locals and visitors have been enjoying Dempsey’s delicious brews since 1991. Sit back and relax on the patio, have a pint at happy hour, take away a can or growler, or simply have a beer with your lunch or dinner. Kegs are available, too. Any way you drink it, you will enjoy one of their award-winning handcrafted ales.

  • HenHouse Brewing Company Petaluma Location (also in Santa Rosa)

In both Santa Rosa and Petaluma, they make five flagship beers. Dogs, kids and adults are welcome to their tasting rooms. They offer tours on Sundays and food trucks are stop by three evenings a week.

  • Pub Republic

PubRepublicUSA.com

  • The local and unique beers on tap list is extensive and they offer a selection of gluten-free beers. The menu is unique, affordable, and offers creative twists on traditional pub fare.

EVENTS

  • Petaluma River Craft Beer Festival
  • Beerfest, Santa Rosa
  • Beer Revival, Monte Rio

TOURS

North Bay Brewery Tours

NorthBayBreweryTours.com

  • Ale and Wine Tours

AleAndWineTours.com

  • On Tap Beer Tours

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This information on our Beer Trails Tours was correct as of April 2, 2018. We’ve provided links to all the websites available, so you can build a beer itinerary based on your interests and so that you have the most current information. As always, the Camellia Inn is happy to help!