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!

 

Revitalize Your Bodily Cells with an Aromatherapy Massage

“I believe that for every illness or ailment known to man, that God has a plant out here that will heal it. We just need to keep discovering the properties for natural healing.” — Vannoy Gentles Fite

We don’t know if you believe in God like the author of this quote, but we believe that there are treasures in nature that can heal some of our ailments. The main truth we took from this quote is, we shouldn’t close ourselves off to the possibility that there are so many undiscovered and discovered remedies for natural healing. Having an Aromatherapy massage is one of those discovered properties that promotes natural healing. We would love for you to continue reading this blog post so we can help you understand what Aromatherapy is, how an Aromatherapy Massage might help you recover, relax or rejuvenate your mind, body and soul.

What is Aromatherapy?

Aromatherapy Massage

Before we dive into what an Aromatherapy Massage entails and the benefits, let’s talk about what Aromatherapy is and where it derived from. The origin of Aromatherapy, according to the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy is this, “It was the French perfumer and chemist, Rene- Maurice Gattefosse, who coined the term “aromatherapie” in 1937 with his publication of a book by that name. His book “Gattefosse’s Aromatherapy” contains early clinical findings for utilizing essential oils for a range of physiological ailments. It seems vital to understand what Gattefosse’s intention for coining the word was, as he clearly meant to distinguish the medicinal application of essential oils from their perfumery applications.” What you should take from this NAHA excerpt is that Aromatherapy is achieving Holistic healing with essential oils through therapeutic medicinal use.

We know We Know you want to know the Benefits.

Of course, you want to know the benefits of an Aromatherapy Massage. Why else would you be here, right? The benefits of an Aromatherapy massage start with an open mind. We believe this is instrumental in the natural healing process. Not just with an Aromatherapy massage but any Spa Treatment in general. Opening your mind to the possibility that essential oils derived from plants or flowers is key to allowing your body to accept the healing process.

How Does an Aromatherapy Massage Work?

There are so many reasons why you might need an Aromatherapy massage treatment. Some of the most specific reasons why are due to stress, being extremely tired, overworked, achy, and sick. With these types of ailments, you won’t want a massage that is a strenuous, deep tissue type of massage. An aromatherapy massage is perfect for you. The Aromatherapy massage wants to heal your body and mind through essential oils. You don’t always need a massage to work out the kinks. But you need something to restore balance to yourself.

The Major Benefits of Aromatherapy Massage

There are many benefits that will come out of your Aromatherapy Massage, and there are those essential oils that can and will be used along with it. Here is a list of some of the ailments that can be helped through an Aromatherapy Massage and the oils that may be used

Relieves Stress

We all deal with some form of stress in our lives. We may not ever find a cure for it, but there is a way to reduce it and that’s through an Aromatherapy massage. The essential oils used to reduce stress are lemon oil, lavender, bergamot, peppermint, clary sage, vetiver, and ylang-ylang essential oils

Acts as Antidepressant

Aromatherapy Massages are such an important way to help with depression. It has been studied that this type of massage with these following oils play a great part in helping those afflicted with this disease find natural healing. Those oils are, rose, chamomile, lavender, jasmine, nutmeg, lemon, bergamot, anise

Increases Energy Levels

We all could use a boost in energy so an Aromatherapy massage can be the answer. The best essential oils for giving yourself an energy boost include black pepper, eucalyptus, grapefruit, lemongrass, cardamom, cinnamon, clove, angelica, jasmine, tea tree, rosemary, and sage.

Reduces Headaches

Isn’t one of the biggest issues most of us face an annoying or reoccurring headache? You never know when they are going to come or how excruciating they may be. But, using an Aromatherapy Massage with these essential oils will help reduce your headaches: eucalyptus, grapefruit, lemongrass, rosemary

Regulates Sleep

The oils than can be used during an Aromatherapy massage that can regulate sleep are Roman chamomile, clary sage, marjoram, patchouli

The Camellia Inn and an Aromatherapy Massage

Honestly, there are so many other ways that an Aromatherapy Massage can benefit you. We at the Camellia Inn strongly suggest you reach out to us and we’ll put you in touch with our Massage Therapists. They are ready and eager to give you every bit of information you need about an Aromatherapy Massage. At the end of the day, the only goal with any of our massages or spa treatments is to help get your mind, body and soul working healthy together and healing in the most natural way. Contact us for more information.

 

   

Therapeutic Massage – A Vital Component in Pain Management

“For many people, managing pain involves using prescription medicine in combination with complementary techniques like physical therapy, acupuncture, yoga and massage. I appreciate this because I truly believe medical care should address the person as a whole – their mind, body, and spirit.” Naomi Judd

Therapeutic Massage

Naomi Judd hit the nail on the head with this quote. We completely agree with her that medical care, no matter what that might consist of shouldn’t be dedicated to just one area. The type of medical issues you have greatly affect your entire way of life. So, each treatment should focus on getting your mind, body and soul back into congruence with one another. One way we at the Camellia Inn believe can help your mind, body and soul come back together is through a therapeutic massage.

What is a Therapeutic Massage?

Before we get into what we offer by way of a Therapeutic Massage, we’d like to define it first. A Therapeutic massage is a general term that describes any type of massage modality that helps relieve pain, reduce stress, and work on a specific problem you are having. For example, this may be a shoulder or ankle that is hurting or unable to be moved. There is a big difference between Therapeutic Massages and Deep Tissue Massages. People tend to assume that these massages are the same but there is a difference. While having a Therapeutic Massage, there isn’t the need to administer excruciating pain in order to get results. Deep tissue massage, is a type of massage aimed at the deeper tissue structures of the muscle and fascia, also called connective tissue. The pressure will generally be more intense than a relaxing Therapeutic massage.

What are the benefits of a Therapeutic Massage?

Just as Naomi Judd stated in her quote above, your mind, body and soul have to be addressed as a whole. Everything is affected when it comes to an injury, a sickness, or fatigue. When it comes to a Therapeutic Massage, there are an amazing amount of benefits. Everyone is different, all our bodies respond differently to treatments, medicine, or whatever you’ve decided to use. There’s no timetable for recovery, but most everyone that has a Therapeutic massage with us has said they’ve benefited. Some of the benefits to look for are these. There is a recovery from some anxiety issues. We have heard that there is a relief from some digestive disorders. Other ailments that we’ve been told people have seen a recovery from are Fibromyalgia, Headaches, Insomnia related to stress, Myofascial pain syndrome, Soft tissue strains or injuries, Sports injuries, Temporomandibular joint pain.

Check us out!

Our Healdsburg Camellia Inn has you covered when it comes to Therapeutic Massages. With the information we provided about therapeutic massage, here is a list of what we offer at the Camellia Inn.

Camellia Signature

Our Camellia Signature massage is a relaxing Swedish Massage. This signature massage is done by rubbing the muscles with long gliding strokes in the direction so that blood flow can return to the heart. A Swedish massage is exceptionally beneficial for increasing the level of oxygen in the blood, decreasing muscle toxins, improving circulation and flexibility while easing tension.

Our Master’s Massage

The next Therapeutic massage treatment we offer you at the Camellia inn is the Master’s Massage. This is another fantastic treatment we offer at our Spa in Healdsburg. With this treatment, you’ll consult with one of our senior therapists who is trained in many modalities. This type of therapeutic Massage is perfect for anyone wanting to reconnect with their mind, body and soul through a one on one treatment. Our therapists will put together a treatment that revolves around who you are, what you’re capable of, and what you want to get out of it. This Therapeutic Massage is the ultimate stress relief and relaxation.

Let’s get you in here!

The summer is now upon us and there will be many reasons to get away. Coming to the Camellia Inn in Healdsburg to receive a Therapeutic Massage is a great way to get your mind, body and soul ready for these summer travels. We can’t stress enough how important it is for all of us to be in balance with life and our own mind and soul. That’s why we have put together such spa treatments and packages for you to be a part of. For more information having to do with our specials and packages, click this link. https://camelliainn.com/specials-packages. If you already know what you want, then please contact us now to book your Therapeutic massage, or just contact us to book a stay. Whatever you want, we are here to make it happen for you.

 

The Best Healdsburg Ca Lodging and Events

“For me, I think my traveling is usually a lot of photographic memories, and I take a lot of photos.” — Milo Ventimiglia

The “This is Us” television star seems to be just like the rest of us when it comes to traveling. Lots of memories through pictures so that we never forget those beautiful and exceptional places and unique things. We just rolled out of a heavy two-day storm here in Northern California which means the beautiful weather is just starting to peak its head from those dark clouds to be a mainstay for the summer months. It’s also Memorial Day weekend ladies and gentlemen, so a weekend Healdsburg Ca Lodging stay with us at the Camellia Inn puts you right in the heart of the Memorial Day Festivities. Here’s what our town has in store for you during your Healdsburg, Ca lodging stay this weekend.

8th Annual Memorial Day Weekend Art & Music

Healdsburg Ca Lodging

If you are a lover of Art, Music and Wine then the 8th Annual Memorial Day Weekend Art & Music happening at Thumbprint cellars can start your Healdsburg Ca Lodging weekend plans. This three-day event is sure to give your senses a joyful and beautiful lift. Head over to the thumbprint cellars website to find out all the information for this wonderful Memoria Day event. https://thumbprintcellars.com/

Sip & Eat – Keith’s BBQ Beast

Come on now, who doesn’t like BBQ? Right? Well, the Sip & Eat – Keith’s BBQ Beast event is happening tomorrow, Saturday May 24th from 11am to 4pm over at Papapietro Perry Winery on Dry Creek road which won’t be to far from our Healdsburg Ca lodging location. Keith’s BBQ Beast will give you great BBQ options such as Tri Tip, Pulled Pork and Chicken. Some side dishes are mac n cheese, beans, coleslaw and Caesar salad. You can only drink inside, so why don’t you share a bottle of wine, and enjoy the fabulous view from Papapietro Winery’s patio. Wine will be available by the glass or bottle. We suggest you head over to their website immediately to make a reservation. https://papapietro-perry.com/events. Or email Connie using this email. connie@papapietro-perry.com. Be sure to check out their entire 2019 Sip & Eat schedule over at their website.

SIMI – Wood Fired Pizzas

If you love wood fire pizza, then heading over to Simi Winery today and tomorrow is the way to go. Our Camellia B&B Healdsburg, Ca Lodging family loves little events like this because it brings us together with the out of towners, or some locals we haven’t seen in a while. Enjoy some delicious pizza and tasty wine while kicking back and enjoying your Friday or Saturday’s. These weekend events start at noon and last until 3. So, plan your days accordingly so you don’t miss out. Head over to the SIMI website to learn more. www.simiwinery.com

Brad Wilson live at Coyote Sonoma

We know that this weekend is all about Bottlerock, the music Festival over in Napa. Many people from all over the world will be flocking to check it out. They’ll spend an exceptional amount of money and experience a great time. With that said, you may have the town Of Healdsburg to meander around while you stay at our Healdsburg Ca Lodging location. If you are staying with us, then Brad Wilson at Coyote Sonoma is a perfect option for you to enjoy without paying hundreds and hundreds of dollars over in Napa. Brad has become known as a smokin’ hot Blues player who can rock the house all night long with the best of them. His songwriting has a hard-charging Americana/Blues/Roots style. His guitar playing is contemporary blues and he can rip on lead. Brad’s live show is presented with spirit and class. Get your tickets at: https://bradwilsonliveatcoyotesonoma.eventbrite.com. Don’t miss out on an exceptional time.

The Camellia Inn and Memorial Day Weekend

We know this blog post might be cutting it a little close to the Holiday weekend. But we thought it was still important to share the exceptional events with you because they can still be experienced even if we at our Healdsburg Ca lodging are booked. Park your car, walk around, buy a ticket and be a part of the 2019 Memorial Day experience wherever that might be. We’d love for you to contact us now if you have a last-minute free weekend. We might have cancellations, or we will gladly point you in the direction of another Healdsburg, Ca Lodging destination so that you don’t miss out on anything this weekend. Contact us now, because this weekend is a wildcard with the Bottlerock concert not being that far away from our town of Healdsburg. We look forward to hearing from you and Happy Memorial Day to you!

 

Some of the Most Exciting Spa Specials and Packages

“It’s very important to take care of yourself. Everyone’s lives are so busy. Take at least an hour a day to recharge and do whatever makes you better. For grown-ups, whether it’s a spa, sitting in a park with a book, or coffee, take time for yourself. –Ana Ivanovic

Ana Is a Serbian Athlete that must take care of her mind, body and soul in order to be the very best at what she does. When she speaks of taking care of yourself, for even just an hour, it’s a bit of advice that we should all consider. Like Ana said, one way you can take care of yourself is to book a Spa treatment. Ana mentioned coffee, a book, or sitting in the park as all options to recharge your batteries. Our Camellia Inn located in downtown Healdsburg is surrounded by wonderful coffee shops, parks, great places to eat and so much more. Our Spa, though, is a huge attraction, and the reason to keep reading this blog post.

Special and Packages

Spa

Let’s jump right into this thing, shall we? Through the years, we at the Camellia Inn have dedicated ourselves to creating a set of Spa specials and packages that we believe any future client will enjoy. Here are a few that we’d like to highlight:

Golf Anyone?

The first special we think is unique and enjoyable is called “A Special for Golfers.” This is a combined Spa and Golf package. You will stay at our Camellia Inn, receive a 60-minute private golf lesson for two people from a local golf pro. You’ll follow that less with a round of golf at Tayman Park Golf Course, which is just a short car ride from the Inn. Proceeding your wonderful golf day, you’ll be treated to a couples’ massage with a licensed massage therapist in our new spa room. Honestly, it’s a huge draw for friends, family, or couples.

Wine, Spa, Food oh my!!!

The next Spa package to look into is called the “Camellia Inn-Dulge.” Kick back, relax and savor in a plethora of Sonoma County Wine Sensations. This is our most popular Spa package and here’s why. You’ll start with a brilliant massage, private winery tour which will be driven by a private chauffeur. Don’t take these words for it, head over to our website to read about the whole Spa package experience. https://camelliainn.com/specials/camellia-inn-dulge/

Do you like Chocolate and do you like Wednesdays?

If you’ve answered yes to one or both of these, then pairing them together will make your day! So, that’s what we did. This Spa package is a tasty and savory escape to the Wine Country. You’ll feel like Charlie in the Chocolate factory because you’ll enjoy an incredible chocolate experience. The Chocolate Covered Wednesday package includes your mid-week lodging at the Camellia Inn and a breakfast repast of chocolate cherry clafouti or chocolate croissants. Indulge in assorted afternoon and evening treats such as freshly baked brownies and chocolate port in the parlor. This can be paired with a Spa treatment at any time.

No time, well we got you!

If you only have one night, and need to get away, then our “Quick Break Away” Spa Package is ideal for you. This package includes a Camellia Inn Spa Massage, one nights’ stay at the Inn, a wine tasting for two, and so much more. We suggest you head over to our website to learn more. https://camelliainn.com/specials/quick-break-away/

In love, we love that.

Our Camellia Inn bed and breakfast is all about new or existing relationships. This package we provide is perfect for anyone in a relationship that wants to be treated exceptionally. Our “Wine Country Date” package wants you to bring your partner over to enjoy two nights’ stay, a 60 minute Spa treatment, a boutique wine tasting for two, a complimentary bottle of wine, and a 100 dollars gift card at a local Healdsburg restaurant. This package offers so much more, click the following link to learn more. https://camelliainn.com/specials/wine-country-date/

The Camellia Inn Spa experience

Honestly, our words can only do so much. Booking a Spa package or treatment is the only way to completely understand what you have to look forward to. We’ve taken great strides in perfecting our Spa treatments and the location we give them. We suggest contacting us as soon as possible. Our therapists and rooms book up quickly, especially this time of year. We look forward to hearing from you soon. Cheers!

Visit Camellia Inn Any Time of Year

“I think if I took therapy, the doctor would quit. He’d just pick up the couch and walk out of the room.” –Don Rickles

If you’ve read our blog posts before, we think it’s fun to start with a little humor, and there’s no better person to quote than Don Rickles. He was as funny as funny can be, and he lived his whole life trying to bring joy through laughter. He completely succeeded in his profession. We at the Camellia Inn are trying to live by his hard work and dedication to a craft. Our craft at the Camellia Inn, is to bring you as much joy as possible when you stay with us. We are always trying to upgrade what we do and what we can offer you so you, your family, or your relationship can feel like you are getting everything you possibly can when you stay with us. With this in mind, we want to show you what you can expect when you stay with us at the Camellia Inn.

First, a little about our History

Camellia Inn

Our Camellia Inn which is located in the heart of downtown Healdsburg has been a staple for many years. Family owned and run, you’ll be able to rest knowing that we have dedicated our Bed and Breakfast to suit all your needs. From our locally sourced breakfast, to our nine rooms that are beautifully appointed to make your stay comfortable and welcoming, and to our location which is a short walk to anything and everything you want to make your trips memorable. No matter the experience you wish to have, we have you covered in every aspect.

Our Spa Experience

The Camellia Inn Bed and Breakfast has perfected the Spa experience. Over the years, we have secured the very best therapists that will offer you treatments that are unique to you and you alone. We have a great selection of packages and massages for you to take part in. You can head over to this link to learn about what we have to offer. We promise, there’s something for everyone. https://camelliainn.com/specials-packages/

The Gardens at the Camellia Inn

Our Gardens at the Camellia Inn have been flourishing since the Lewand family took over in 1981. They were what one of the biggest proponents to why the Lewands decided to call it the Camellia Inn. More than 80 plants bloom throughout the winter on the inn’s landscaped grounds. We highly recommend that you take a self-guided tour of our property. Here you’ll be able to experience our history through beauty. You can begin this tour at the Fish Pond patio, which faces the tree-lined North Street. The Evergreen Dogwood is on your left which has the distinguishable yellow/green flowers in summer, which develop pink overtones as they mature. With its strawberry-like pods, the tree was planted to screen the side of the house. It is a very rare variety. Lucy Lewand’s sister Chris grew it from seed.

You’ll then notice an old Tulip Tree that has bloomed beautifully bringing calm joy to everyone that experiences it. You can cross over the brick patio to the right, where there are the oldest Camellias at the Camellia Inn that were planted by the doctor and his wife. The Lewands have added more than 40 additional varieties of camellias since starting the Inn. The Japanese Maple was added in 1988 as shade for the camellias. This is just a short portrait of the beautiful nature that you can find solace in when you visit us at the Camellia Inn. Please click the following link to read in more detail, everything our garden at the Camellia Inn provides. https://camelliainn.com/self-guided-garden-tour/

Events at and around the Camellia Inn

It doesn’t matter the time of year our Healdsburg Camellia Inn is surrounded by so many events for you and or your party to experience. Whether it be a wine tasting tour, or a concert in the downtown square, or trip to one of our neighboring towns, you are sure to participate in a memorable experience. Head over to our website to learn about the events coming up that we are promoting and hoping you decide to attend.

This is the time to stay with us at the Camellia Inn

One thing we can promise you for a certainty is that when you stay with us at the Camellia Inn, you will be treated like you are a part of our family. Whatever room you decide you want to stay in, is a room you can feel safe and relaxed in. We have tried to create an oasis while also feeling like you are sleeping in the comfort of your own bed. But at the same time, making you wish this was your home. There is so much more we’d like to tell you about, but this blog post is at its end. Please, don’t hesitate to contact us so we can answer any questions you may have. We are ready to book your stay and point you in the direction of so much fun and excitement. Cheers!

   

 

The Perfect Healdsburg Ca Spa Adventure

“I can see clearly now the rain is gone
I can see all obstacles in my way
Gone are the dark clouds that had me blind
It’s gonna be a bright (bright)
Bright (bright) sun-shining day
It’s gonna be a bright (bright)
Bright (bright) sun-shining day” – Johnny Nash

Don’t these lyrics by Johnny Nash just get you ready for the great weather and great times that are in store for all of us in the coming months? Our kids are getting ready to end the school year, some of us are coming upon vacation time, and most of us are just ready to welcome the warm weather. The great thing about this time of year is that it’s just beginning. There will be so many events and so many opportunities for all of us to enjoy. It’s just the beginning of everything. With all these opportunities at your disposal, a Healdsburg Ca Spa treatment should be on the top of your lists for a plethora of reasons. You’ll be able to relax, regenerate and romance because the Healdsburg Ca Spa scene is legit! There are so many options for you, your family or your relationships to be a part of.

The Camellia Inn

Healdsburg Ca Spa

We think it’s best to start with us when you are trying to decide on a Healdsburg Ca spa treatment. We offer everything from a Relaxing Swedish Massage, to a Deep Tissue massage or a Mother to be treatment. Out therapists at the Camellia Inn Healdsburg Ca Spa are highly trained in many different modalities of treatments. Attentive and gracious, we’re proud to say they’re among the finest professionals in wine country. They will provide you with the best care and are dedicated to making your treatments unique to you and you alone.

Wellness by Candy

A unique Healdsburg Ca Spa company that we at the Camellia Inn believe you should research is Wellness by Candy. Located on Healdsburg Ave, Wellness by Candy is a dual licensed Esthetician and Massage Therapist that will offer you many massage therapies that include, relaxing facials, peels to treat problematic skin conditions, and hair removal and so much more. You can find out more by heading to their website.

Massage Me

Another great Healdsburg Ca Spa company for you to look into is Massage Me, which is located on Matheson Street in downtown Healdsburg. Ashley Hansen can provide you with one of the best massages in all of Healdsburg. Ashley’s massage studio welcomes you to an experience that is versed in the relaxation found in nature and sounds of running water. Relax and rejuvenate by treating yourself to a massage after a day of experiencing all of Healdsburg or Sonoma County. Ashley is a certified massage therapist that works within a mixture of modalities, including Swedish, Deep Tissue, and Sports Massage to give you a full body relaxation experience. Head over to her website to book an appointment. We promise you won’t be disappointed. https://healdsburgmassage.com/

Elements on the Plaza

Another Healdsburg Ca Spa location that we suggest is, Elements on the Plaza. Entering the world of Elements Day Spas is like stepping into a quiet, private oasis where you’ll be pampered, soothed and treated to a blending of ancient healing traditions and the latest advances in modern skin care research. With two beautiful locations, Elements Day Spas are appealing to both men and women. Whether you visit their beautiful, boutique-style spa in Santa Rosa, or our stunning spa perched high above the Plaza in Healdsburg, they promise you an experience you’ll long remember. You can head over to the following website to research and to book an appointment. https://www.elementsskincarestudio.com/

A Simple Touch Spa

The last but certainly not the least Healdsburg Ca Spa business that we suggest you taking a peak over at is A Simple Touch Spa. A Simple Touch Spa has been around for nearly 20 years and wants to help you relax, renew and rejuvenate your mind body and soul. They can provide you with massages, facials, group treatments and out-call services. They have several Spa in Healdsburg, ca packages that will be catered to you and you alone. At A Simple Touch Spa, you are their top priority. They will tailor all their treatments from, Massage to Skin Care or Spa Party-for your overall well-being. Take some time to talk with the staff because they will find a treatment or a combination of treatments to help you Relax, Renew, Rejuvenate. I think we sold you, so head over to the following website to book an appointment. They book up fast so don’t hesitate. http://www.asimpletouchspa.com/

Healdsburg and your Spa needs!

We can’t express enough how important it is to let go of the everyday grind and decompress somewhere somehow. We think having a Healdsburg Ca Spa treatment is the ideal option for you. We listed a plethora of options for you during this blog post. Although, we do believe that the Camellia Inn can provide you with everything you need, we understand that choosing a Healdsburg Ca Spa treatment should be something you feel is right for you and we support that fully. We want the best for you, your family or your partner. Don’t hesitate to contact us to ask any questions. We are always here to support you.

Benefits of an Aromatherapy Massage with Rose Essential Oil

“Morning or night, I love putting mint or spearmint oil on my temples and the back of my neck. There’s this aromatherapy quality of both easing tension and waking you up.” — Lily Collins

If you’ve never heard of the 29 year old actress, we think you should probably look her up. She’s a beautiful person, and from what we gather from her quote is that she’s a fan of aromatherapy. There are so many benefits for your mind body and soul when you start implementing aromatherapy into your everyday lives. We’d like to discuss those benefits and especially the benefits of an Aromatherapy Massage with Rose Essential Oil.

What is Aromatherapy?

Aromatherapy Massage

Before we get to the benefits of an Aromatherapy Massage with Rose Essential Oil, we’d like to define exactly what Aromatherapy is and can do for an individual. Wikipedia defines aromatherapy, “Aromatherapy uses plant materials and aromatic plant oils, including essential oils, and other aroma compounds, with claims for improving psychological or physical well-being.” Administering aromatherapy into your everyday lives can be done by yourself or through massages, such as one you can find at the Camellia Inn.

Rose Oil…Oh you bet big time!!

Why do we want to discuss the benefits of Aromatherapy with Rose Essential Oil is probably the follow up question to what is Aromatherapy? Rose essential oil is a type of essential oil that comes from the Rosa damascena plant. This is where the flower’s aromatic compounds exist. Massage therapists all understand that these compounds possess healing powers. We all know that there are a plethora of different Rose colors and scents. With that said, those colors and scents have been compounded down into Essential Rose Oils that can help you overcome many mind or body or soul complications.

Check out these proven benefits!

We all know that science is always evolving, and soon there will be more information for all of us to learn about why the Benefits of an Aromatherapy Massage with Rose Essential Oil is becoming so popular.

Your Stress levels can be helped…

Getting an aromatherapy massage with Rose essential oil can help relieve stress. There was a study conducted back in 2009. The study was published in Natural Product Communications. There were 40 healthy people whom absorbed the rose essential oil through their skin. The results were that each individual felt an increased calmness and relaxed state of life. Some also found their blood pressure was decreased while others were happy to have a lower breathing rate.

Rose Oil can help your Skin Health

There are many qualities of rose essential oil that make it beneficial for skin. There was a 2010 article published that proved that Chinese researchers uncovered that rose oil exhibited one of the strongest bactericidal activities compared to 10 other oils. They also discovered that just after five minutes the benefit of a Aromatherapy massage with Rose Essential oil could destroy acne. Essentially, what this means is that when rose is added to your beauty and skin products, it opens up your skin to absorb more of the chemicals and nutrients.

Sedates Inflammation

If you are like me, who is aging and in need of a way to reduce inflammation then a aromatherapy massage with Rose Essential Oil is a great option. Rose Essential oil is beneficial in cases of inflammation caused by microbial infection, ingestion of poisonous materials, indigestion, and dehydration. This can result in a reduction of associated conditions like rheumatism, arthritis, gout, and fever.

Anxiety

Another benefit of an Aromatherapy massage with Rose essential oil is that it acts as a tonic for the nerves. It gives them the strength to bear shock and protects them from disorders resulting from age and injuries. It will keep your hands from trembling and help you overcome your anxiety when you are in an unideal situation or you are having a tough time getting your mind centered.

The Camellia Inn and Aromatherapy Massage with Rose Essential Oil

Rose Essential Oil is another Great option for anyone needing treatment for any number of ailments. The benefits we listed above are just a few of the many that can be treated with Rose Essential oil. Having an aromatherapy massage with Rose Essential Oil is something we highly believe in, and something that’s becoming more and more popular every day. We highly suggest you do you research to learn more about the history of Rose Oil, and how it can be administered. If you’d like to email us or call us at the Camellia Inn, we can help point in answering those questions. At the end of the day, all we want to provide is a way to help you become the very best you! Hope to hear from you soon!

Healdsburg Events – We’ve Got it All Right Here

“A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events and outcomes. It is a catalyst and it sparks extraordinary results.” — Wade Boggs

If you know anything about the game of baseball and their ambassadors, then you understand how true this quote from the Hall of fame third baseman is. Wade Boggs played every game during his long career with this belief and understood that every day he played was a gift. He traveled the world during his career and appreciated every moment and every destination. With this appreciation in mind, we want to provide you with a list of upcoming Healdsburg events that you can experience in order to achieve extraordinary memories.

Earth Day – Four Elements Festival on Plaza Street

Healdsburg Events

The first of many Healdsburg events for you to take part in is on Saturday April 20th. You can celebrate Earth day with us at the Healdsburg Plaza. There will be Art activities for kids, music for everyone to appreciate and so much more. Head over to the following website to learn about everything this exceptional Healdsburg Event has to offer you. https://healdsburgcenterforthearts.org/artists-on-climate-change/

The Human Element” Screening

There are plenty of Healdsburg Events for you to experience, but this screening should be on your list during your trips to Healdsburg. This is a community screening partnership between the Alexander Valley Film Society and Healdsburg Center for the Arts as part of their “Artists on Climate Change” exhibit. During his four-decade career as a photographer and explorer, James Balog has focused his lens on the complex relationship between humans and nature. Human activity has now surpassed all other forces shaping our world. Balog’s work has challenged us to contemplate our place in, and responsibility to, the natural world. Balog investigates how altering the elements is in turn affecting everyday Americans right now. The Human Element features subjects who are often overlooked victims of climate change. Balog visits Tangier Island, a fishing community facing the imminent reality of sea level rise threatening their future. Yadira Sanchez and her three children in Denver, Colorado, all of whom suffer from asthma, and attend a special school for children struggling with air. Balog embeds with a Cal Fire strike team on the frontlines of the most expensive wildfire in California history. And he ventures deep into Kentucky coal country, meeting unemployed miners finding hope from a new source. Balog argues that humans are part of the whole system of nature and not apart from it. Knowing this, he finds great hope that the fifth element, the human element, can bring the whole system back into balance. If you want to be a part of this educational and important screening, then head over to the Raven’s website to find out how to buy tickets. https://ci.ovationtix.com/34924/production/1003616?performanceId=10360769

Healdsburg Flavors

On April 24th you can be a part of one of the best Healdsburg events being offered this spring. Healdsburg Flavors is back with more delicious local food and small-lot wines for you to taste. Come meet the makers and purveyors of these delicious sips and bites and support the local students’ education at the same time. Offered to everyone is a fantastic line-up of long-time favorites and rising stars on the Healdsburg food and wine scene. Two Thirty-Five Luxury Suites is partnering with the Healdsburg Education Foundation and Corazón Healdsburg to raise money for Kinder2College, a program that helps kindergarteners in local public schools to help start saving for college. These tickets are 50 dollars while 100 percent of the proceeds will fund college savings accounts for local students. This Healdsburg event will provide direct donations. Those donations will be matched, dollar for dollar, up to $2,500. Honestly, being a part of this Healdsburg event will go a long way. Click the following link to buy tickets. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/healdsburg-flavors-2019-tickets-58008970392

Spring Vineyard Hike at Jordan Winery

Whomever likes to hike or likes wine will love this Healdsburg Events. On Friday April 26th, you can plan your stay with us at the Camellia Inn and be a part of the Spring Vineyard Hike at Jordan Winery. This guided journey begins with a continental breakfast at the Winery Chateau before starting the four-mile hike, which begins and ends at the winery and traverses hills and valleys with an elevation change of about 300 feet. This moderate hike will pass through woods, meadows and sustainably farmed vineyards before a break at Jordan Vista Point, the highest hilltop of this peaceful 1,200-acre ranch. There, you’ll enjoy Jordan Estate Extra Virgin Olive Oil tasting and refreshments before descending into the olive orchards and making your way around the lake and cattle pasture to reach the chef’s garden and apiary. The experience culminates on the winery terrace for a charcuterie picnic and wine tasting of Jordan Chardonnay and Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon. Discover an adventurous way to experience wine country. Honestly, you can’t go wrong when planning your trip around this Healdsburg event. Click the following link to find out all the details. https://www.jordanwinery.com/events/spring-vineyard-hike

There’s a Healdsburg event for everyone

We can’t lie, when you stay with us at the Camellia Inn, there are so many Healdsburg events to experience. The list of Healdsburg events we just provided are just a few to plan your trips around. There are so many more events coming up. Please contact us to find out more.

 

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!  

 

Nature at Its Best at Russian River

“In all my wanderings upon this earth I had never before traversed so Eden-like a vale as that between Santa Rosa and Mark West. It was nature’s own park. Wild oats, clover and other indigenous grasses intermingled with a profusion of wildflowers of every shade and hue bedecked the broad expanse of plains…” — Former Petaluma Argus editor E.S. Lippitt in the 1800s

This quote encapsulates the very essence of what the Russian River community has been built upon. From Santa Rosa to our beautiful town of Healdsburg, the growth of Sonoma county has been beautiful. For over 100 years, the Russian River has been the summer playground for West Coast California.  Located just a short drive from the San Francisco area and Sacramento, visitors can explore the majestic redwoods, incredible wineries, fine dining and arts, eco-adventures, spa days, river activities and so much more in an incredibly beautiful, natural setting. Here you’ll find places to stay, things to do, restaurants for farm-to-table dining, wineries and tasting rooms. For family holidays or LGBT travelers, a romantic escape or a friends’ getaway, the Russian River is California’s summer vacation destination. With all of this said, we’d like to share with you some of these event and destinations that you can do partake in when you stay with us at the Camellia Inn in Healdsburg.

Sonoma Lake

Russian River

If you are into swimming, camping, hiking or boating then Lake Sonoma is perfect for you. Lake Sonoma isn’t far from the Russian river and is a destination for those of you that want to experience something special. Lake Sonoma isn’t just for people that want to dock their boats, but it’s a place to go camping or hike in order to see some beautiful sights and experience the natural beauty of Sonoma County. Nestled in the beautiful coastal foothills of Sonoma County, California, Lake Sonoma is surrounded by world famous vineyards and land that is rich in history. Created by the construction of Warm Springs Dam in 1983, the lake provides for flood control, irrigation and recreation. When full, the lake has a surface area of more than 2,700 acres and 50 miles of shoreline, forming the perfect setting for a wealth of recreational activities. Lake Sonoma invites you to hike, swim, ride, boat, camp, fish, or hunt at their beautiful lake. https://www.sonomacounty.com/outdoor-activities/lake-sonoma-recreation-area

Adventures in Cycling and the Russian River

One local company that we highly recommend is Adventures in Cycling. Dave Brazell runs a boutique Napa-Sonoma County Cycling adventure. Adventures in cycling will customize your bike tour around any part of the Russian River area so that you can have the very best experience possible. You can choose a day bike tour, motorized bike tour or a multi-day bike tour. All their tours are packaged with fantastic views, engaging guides, a few great wine tasting stops, and some great food. Dave and the gang at Adventures in Cycling will customize your bike tour around your location. So, when you check into our Healdsbug b&b, you won’t have to worry about anything. Dave will meet you at a location, so you can begin your bike tour. All you’ll need to bring is a great attitude and be ready to have a fantastic time on your bike tour around the Russian River. Click the following link to learn more about what Adventure in Cycling has to offer. https://winecountrycyclingtours.com/

Russian River Brewing Company

If you love beer, then the Russian River Brewing Company is a place you should check out. They are becoming or have become a world-renowned brewery that specializes in exceptional beer. The Russian River Brewing Company has two locations, and both are unique and specialize in different food menus but stay true to the offerings of their exceptional beer. We suggest you take a tour of their new brewery in Windsor which is just a hop skip and a jump away from our Camellia Inn. It is a like going to Disneyland for anyone that wants to marvel in a carnival of brewery brilliance. You can click the following link to learn more about the fantastic Russian River Brewing Company. https://russianriverbrewing.com/

The Russian River and your future

Let’s not kid ourselves, planning a trip to the Russian River area is a privilege in our minds. There is so much to do and so much to see and experience. The places and businesses we discussed here are only a few options of what you can sink your teeth into while staying with us at the Camellia Inn Bed and Breakfast in Healdsburg. The Russian River has so many other experiences that can be had that many of you have no idea about. Our staff at the Camellia Inn would love the opportunity to talk with you in order to point you in the direction to a Russian River destination for you to enjoy. Cheers!

 

Consider One of the Greatest Things in Life- A Bed and Breakfast in Healdsburg

I think we all can agree that breakfast is one of the greatest things ever created. Eggs, Bacon, Hash Browns, Toast, Coffee Oh my! Eggs, Bacon, Hash Browns, Toast, Coffee Oh my! Breakfast is so exciting and something we think not everyone gets to appreciate as much as they should. Our Bed and Breakfast in Healdsburg has done everything in our power to help you experience a breakfast that is both delicious and accessible. With the summer months almost upon us, the Camellia Inn bed and Breakfast in Healdsburg thought it would be a great idea to let you in on some of the secret breakfast Treasures that await you if you are planning to head into Sonoma County.

The Parish Café Healdsburg

Bed and Breakfast in Healdsburg

Good lord this place is a gem! Our Camellia Inn bed and breakfast in Healdsburg highly recommends this breakfast joint in a big way. If you are familiar with New Orleans breakfasts than The Parish Café in Healdsburg has you covered. From beignets to po’boys to the exceptional crab benedict. You won’t be disappointed here. Head over to their website to learn more about what their menu has to offer. It’s a great place to eat while you stay with us at our bed and breakfast in Healdsburg. https://theparishcafe.com/

Flakey Cream DO-Nuts & Coffee Shop

Flakey Cream DO-Nuts & Coffee Shop is located at 441 Center St. Only a 5-minute walk from our front door. Our Bed and Breakfast in Healdsburg recommends this spot for many reasons. Flakey Cream DO-Nuts & Coffee Shop is the place you go to spend a reasonable amount of money for some hearty delicious breakfast food. We are extremely fond of the corned beef hash and eggs they offer.  Flakey Cream DO-Nuts & Coffee Shop won’t let you down there. A few other menu options from this great Healdsburg breakfast shop that you should check out are, biscuits and gravy, all American breakfast, and the #11. The #11 is vegetarian and provides you with 3 veggie sausages, eggs and hash browns. Don’t forget to get after a donut or 12! From ray’s originals to the custer-filled. You can’t go wrong. You bet big time! Owners, Vannak and Sokynthea (aka., Nick and Nickie) a married couple from Cambodia came to this country, worked hard, and established a top-notch coffee shop. Head over to their website to find out more about what they have to offer. http://flakycream.com/

Dierk’s Midtown Café

Dierk’s Midtown Café is just a hop skip and a jump away from our bed and breakfast in Healdsburg. Our friend Jayce is a server there and will serve you right and will suggest the perfect breakfast option for you. Their chefs are among the best in Sonoma County and will provide you with exceptional breakfast options. The last time we ate there, we enjoyed the Penngrove Duck Confit, which includes scrambled eggs with hash browns, toast, and homemade applesauce. Our bed and breakfast in Healdsburg also suggest that you order the Smoked Salmon Hash. You’ll delight in their delicious smoked salmon and hash browns topped with two eggs and a chive lemon horseradish. It’s delightful. You can head over to their website to look at the entire menu. Their menu has so much to offer. http://www.dierksmidtown.com/menu.shtml

Singletree Café

The Singletree Café, located on 165 Healdsburg Ave, is a lead pipe lock when you are staying with us at our bed and breakfast in Healdsburg. The Singletree Café is a five minute walk from the Camellia Inn. The portions are fresh as fresh can be, and filling. The Eggs Benedict as well as the Crab Benedict are brilliant. Another delicious treat is their blueberry pancakes. Trust us, be ready for blueberries! The Singletree Café is an old-fashioned Healdsburg breakfast staple, just like we are at the Camellia Inn bed and breakfast in Healdsburg. The Camellia Inn Bed and Breakfast in Healdsburg is in the heart of it all!

“Everyone runs around trying to find a place where they still serve breakfast because eating breakfast, even if it’s 5 o’clock in the afternoon, is a sign that the day has just begun, and good things can still happen. Having lunch is like throwing in the towel.” ― Jonathan Goldstein

We love this quote because breakfast is best any time of day. There’s no doubt about it, the Camellia Inn Bed and Breakfast in Healdsburg is surrounded by so many breakfast options for you and for your family. Eggs, Coffee, Omelets, Benedicts, Hash and so many other breakfast delicacies run rampant all around. If you want to know about any other breakfast spots, then we’d love to talk to you. Our staff at the Camellia Inn bed and breakfast in Healdsburg has a wealth of information for you. We’d love the opportunity to tell you about other spots that you can enjoy. Please don’t hesitate one second to reach out to us.