Spend the Holidays with the Camellia Healdsburg B&B

“Pamper yourself into alignment with who you really are and then face your day.” – Abraham

Nothing can be more important with only 14 days until Christmas than getting your mind, body and soul into proper alignment and ready to face everything the next two weeks will throw at you. Our Camellia Inn Healdsburg b&b is one of those places for you to come to and do exactly as Captain Kirk from Star Trek would do, “Energize!” Since it is only two weeks away from Christmas, it’s not easy to get out and enjoy a long weekend at our Healdsburg b&b for your spa needs, or your overnight needs. The Camellia Healdsburg b&b understands this, so we’d like to point you in the direction of some fun, easy and not too time-consuming events to be a part of during these next 14 days.

9th Annual Holiday Bazaar

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Honestly this event is perfect for any family needing to get some shopping done for Christmas. Our Healdsburg b&b invites you to take part in the 9th Annual Holiday Bazaar that’ll take place this Saturday December 15th from 9am until 3pm. Get up, get over here and get home. The Camellia Healdsburg b&b will be shopping until we drop while sifting through wonderful gift possibilities from over 60 vendors. This event has a 5-dollar admission and will include a Continental Breakfast & Mimosas (9:30-11:30am). There will be Live Holiday Music, Yummy Appetizers and Desserts, Wine Tasting-compliments of Raffle and Door Prizes. There will also be free gift wrapping. Oh…you bet buddy! This exceptional event that our Healdsburg b&b highly recommends will benefit the Green Dog Rescue Project. For all the event details you can call this number. Just inquire about the Holiday Bazaar: (707) 687-9533

Teresa Lubarsky’s Healdsburg Ballet Presents the Night Before Christmas

“I think you better stay here Ray.”- Shoeless Joe Jackson from Field of Dreams. One of our favorite movies is the Field of Dreams. This quote is perfect because we highly suggest you stay here with us at our Healdsburg b&b this weekend. Teresa Lubarsky’s Healdsburg Ballet presents the holiday favorite “Twas The Night Before Christmas” to be performed at the Raven Theater on Saturday evening December 15th at 7:00 P.M. and Sunday afternoon December 16th at 2:00 P.M. The Camellia Inn Healdsburg b&b is proud to tell you that this is the 19th annual production of this original adaptation in a full-length dance story. Watch as Christmas Eve comes to life, while dancers perform Ballet, Jazz and Hip-Hop to classical and contemporary music. Delight in the array of Holly, Peppermints, Santa’s Elves, and Christmas Toys – all in original costumes! For additional information call Teresa Lubarsky’s Healdsburg Ballet at (707) 431-7617 and head over to this website to purchase tickets. http://www.healdsburgballet.com

Healdsburg Historic Inns Tour

Ummm…Of course this is something we at the Camellia Inn Healdsburg b&b is going to promote because we are a part of it! On Sunday, December 16th from 2-4 pm you’ll be able to visit six of the classic historic Healdsburg inns that will be decorated for the holiday season. You’ll be able to enjoy all these Inn’s insides and outsides while marveling in the beautiful architectural treasures; from Queen Anne Victorians to elegant Italianates…dating from the late 1800’s to early 1900’s. Enjoy light refreshments, music and lovely holiday decorations. Your $5 donation or a canned good for the Healdsburg Food Pantry allows entrance to all participating inns, which you’re welcome to visit in any order. Plan to enjoy some holiday shopping and dining in this popular wine country town, with its charming downtown plaza, lined with stylish shops, art galleries and world-renowned restaurants. Check our Healdsburg b&b or these other inns for special December rates. Contact us now so we can let you in on what Inn’s will be participating.

Friday Evening Wine & Song

On Friday December 21, 2018 from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM our Healdsburg b&b recommends your having a quick and fun little happy hour. It’s the Friday right before Christmas so we suggest coming up to Healdsburg, getting some last-minute shopping done and then taking a seat over at Hudson Street Wineries. Hudson Street Wineries presents a live music happy hour series of wine & song. Happy Hour runs from 5-8pm with live music from 5:30-7:30pm.  Head over to their website for any other details you might need. https://hudsonstreetwineries.com/

Spend the Holidays with the Camellia Healdsburg b&b

“Oh…People will come Ray. People will most definitely come.” – Terrance Mann, Field of Dreams. We hope you are a part of those people that’ll be coming up to Healdsburg to stay at our Healdsburg b&b. Or not even to stay with us, just come take part in the joy of the Holiday Season. Our town that’s rich in history and community driven has so much to share with you. Come celebrate with us, we promise you won’t be disappointed. Contact us for more information.

You, the Holidays and the Camellia Inn Healdsburg Ca Spa

“Within you there is a stillness and a sanctuary to which you can retreat at any time and be yourself.” –Hermann Hesse

Healdsburg Ca Spa

Hermann Hesse is totally correct with this quote. We all need to identify and retreat to a place that’ll help us start again during the stress of life. With Christmas day only 3 weeks away, there’s no better time than now to take a little time for yourself. There are so many stresses that are swirling around all of us right now, so we highly suggest you find a way to book a Healdsburg Ca Spa day with us at the Camellia Inn Bed and Breakfast. Let’s be honest, everyone needs to decompress from the inevitable Holiday stress. A massage or spa package might be helpful to you so that you can be present and enjoy life during this crazy time. Our Healdsburg Ca Spa has many options for you so that you can decompress from the rigors of the season.


One of our most popular Healdsburg Ca Spa options that is available to you is a Reiki massage. Reiki is based on the idea that a life force energy flows through us, and that there are fluctuations in this energy that affect our physical health, according to the International Center for Reiki Training (ICRT). Our licensed therapists will give you a very light hands-on touch or will hold his or her hands close to your body, while moving the hands systematically through different positions, with the intention of discharging negative energy and replacing it with positive energy. This is a 60-minute treatment.


Our next Healdsburg Ca Spa treatment that is available to you at the Camellia Inn is a relaxing Swedish massage. This is offered to individuals or couples for a sixty-minute duration or for ninety minutes. The Swedish massage is our most popular, and it’s the best place to start if you haven’t had a massage before. During this session, our massage therapists will work with the soft tissues and muscles in the body to help restore balance and health. At the end of this Healdsburg Ca spa massage, all the muscles in your body will be relaxed and any pain and tension that may exist, will be released.

Deep Tissue Massage

Another one of the Camellia Inn Healdsburg Ca Spa massage treatments is a Deep Tissue Massage. This is also a 60 or 90-minute treatment and is also offered to individuals or couples. This massage uses some of the same movements as a Swedish massage but is also very different and highly beneficial. It’s used to break up scar tissue and physically break down muscle “knots” or adhesions (bands of painful, rigid tissue) that can disrupt circulation and cause pain, limited range of motion, and inflammation.

Master’s Massage

One of our unique Healdsburg Ca Spa options for you is our Master’s Massage. One of our Senior therapists, whom is expertly trained in many treatment modalities will discuss with you a customized treatment. This is a 60 to 90-minute therapy for couples or individuals. Our bodies are all unique and need to be treated that way. This treatment will allow us to cater to your exact needs. Tell us what you want, and we’ll make it happen.

Mothers to Be

Come on now, a Mother to Be Massage? What? Our Healdsburg Ca Spa offers you a 60-minute treatment.  A therapist specially trained in pre-natal massage will address the unique needs of expectant mothers. Our spa in Healdsburg Ca knows how hard our mothers-to-be are working, so we want to take care of them. Book this treatment ASAP, it’s well deserved

You, the Holidays and our Healdsburg Ca Spa

Like we said earlier, the holiday season can become extremely stressful, so taking time out for yourself is extremly important. Coming to the Camellia Inn Bed and Breakfast for a Healdsburg Ca Spa getaway can be a solution for you. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing Swedish, blissful Reiki, penetrating deep-tissue, exclusive master’s, or a respectful Mother-to-be massage, rest assure you are in the very best of hands. Our therapists are among the finest professionals in the wine country. We hope we have done enough to entice you to a day or weekend stay with us at the Camellia Inn. Our Healdsburg Ca Spa will book up quickly, so we highly suggest you reach out to us now. The Holiday season is all about giving and we’d like very much to give to you the best experience possible. Contact us now, we look forward to hearing from you.

The Camellia Inn Spa and You

“Before becoming a mom, I never knew how good I had it to just spend time at a spa for a few hours. Now, those days are far and between. So, when I have an hour, it’s all about the mani and pedi.” — Tia Mowry

We totally get where the actress Tia is coming from. Our days and nights, especially during the Holiday season are filled with so much heavy life stuff. The rain is finally here, the holiday shopping has commenced, and our children are grinding out the last few weeks before the Winter Break. With that said, it’s so important to find ways for all of you, not just our wonderful mothers, to relieve these stresses. You can plan a quick spa hour, day or weekend with us at the Camellia Inn or any other place that’ll give you that time away from everyday life that we all need and cherish. Below is a little summary of what our Spa treatments look like. We know you’ll find one that suits you.

Specials and Packages


Our Healdsburg Spa offers a handful of special packages that we would love for you to take a gander at. We pride ourselves in being relevant with what’s out there. We also pride ourselves with unique group or individual spa treatments. The Healdsburg Spa treatments we offer are enhanced by our licensed massage therapists. They 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. We highly recommend scheduling your massage appointment at least two weeks in advance so you can get your most preferred appointment time.

Types of Spa Treatments

Camellia Signature Spa Treatment

We can’t offer a massage at our Healdsburg Spa without a signature treatment. 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 can return to the heart. But Swedish massage therapy goes beyond relaxation. Swedish massage is exceptionally beneficial for increasing the level of oxygen in the blood, decreasing muscle toxins, improving circulation and flexibility while easing tension. How can you go wrong with this!

Deep Tissue Spa Massage

One more Healdsburg Spa treatment that we have is a Deep Tissue massage. Deep tissue massage works layer by layer through connective tissue and muscles down to the deepest accessible layers to change posture and create freedom of movement by releasing fascial adhesions and chronic muscle contracture. Deep tissue massage therapists use their fingers, thumbs, fists, forearms and elbows to stretch each muscle and fascia layer. It sounds amazing just writing about our deep tissue massage.

Master’s Spa Massage

Another fantastic treatment we offer at our Healdsburg Spa is a Master’s massage. With this treatment, you’ll consult with one of our senior therapists who is trained in many modalities. Our therapist will cater a treatment specifically catered to your body’s needs utilizing many techniques for your ultimate stress relief and relaxation.


Our excellently trained therapists who are versed in pre-natal massage will cater to every expectant mother’s need. We understand that every mom to be is different and will acquire a unique style of spa treatment.

Reiki Spa Massage

This Healdsburg Spa treatment is a no-touch, visualization technique that opens the flow of energy throughout your body, which will help you become in tune with your physical, emotional and spiritual levels.

Upgrades to your Spa treatments

There are a few upgrades that we highly recommend adding to your spa treatments if you desire. An exhilarating Scalp Massage is an amazing spa upgrade that’ll leave your whole head feeling like heaven. You can also add a Reflexology Foot & Head Massage that is a combination of both pure satisfaction and relaxation. Also, in select rooms you can have a Private In-Room Spa Treatment. Contact our staff to learn more about this sensational and personal in room spa treatment.

The Camellia Inn Spa and You

With everything that’s going on in the world, having time for yourself is so important. Treating yourself to a Spa day or weekend getaway is more important now more than ever. It’s a joy for us at the Camellia Inn Bed and Breakfast to be able to provide you with that escape from your every day life. Now that you’ve been able to read about some of the Spa packages we have to offer you, we’d love for you to reach out to us. This is a busy time of year, so we book up pretty dang quickly. So, don’t hesitate to reach out to us to book a stay with us or a spa package that suits you. Our staff is ready and willing to answer any questions you might have. Happy Holidays.

Thanksgiving is the start for so many events in Healdsburg

“It’s funny what memory does, isn’t it? My favorite holiday tradition might not have happened more than once or twice. But because it is such a good memory, so encapsulating of everything I love about the holidays, in my mind it happened every year. Without fail.” — Molly O’Keefe

Events in Healdsburg

This quote makes us at the Camellia Inn feel so much warmth in our souls because one memory can indeed last a lifetime. Whether it’s the food, family, friends, snow, or mistletoe, the Holidays will allow all of us to experience something that we can all put in our memory banks. Therefore, we want to bring to your attention these upcoming events in Healdsburg. We want you to have the opportunity to plan a trip during this Holiday season to experience new lasting remembrances.

Holiday Window Decorating Contest

One of our favorite events in Healdsburg during the Holidays starts this Friday November 23rd. This is one of those free events in Healdsburg where Businesses have decked their windows with gifts and holiday cheer. This Holiday Window Decorating Contest brings out the best spirit of all who take part in it. You the viewing public will determine the winner. Voting starts November 23rd and ends December 24th. Last year’s winner was Thumbprint Cellars. Head to downtown Healdsburg to vote and experience the joys of the Holiday season.

Bubbles & Oysters

Did reading Bubbles and Oysters already lock you in for this event in Healdsburg happening on Friday November 23rd from 11 am until 4 pm? If it did, you are in for an exceptional time. Join others who love a great time over at the cellar at Amphora Winery. You will help kick-off this holiday season in style. Sip a glass of their exceptionally dry Blanc de Blancs while slurping down freshly shucked or grilled oysters. If oysters aren’t your thing, house-made clam chowder is also on the menu. Oysters, clam chowder and our sparkling, red and white wine (by the glass and bottle) are all available to purchase a la carte. If you want to postpone the turkey sandwiches the day after Thanksgiving, go enjoy some Bubbles and Oysters. Head over to the Amphora Winery website to get all the details for another one of the best events in Healdsburg. http://www.amphorawines.com

Wrap for Paws

Starting on Saturday November 24th and lasting until December 23rd, you can take part in one of the community’s important events in Healdsburg. Head on down to Matheson street and bring your families and pets. You can get your gifts wrapped while donating to a wonderful cause, the Humane Society of Sonoma County. Get your picture taken with Santa as well. Honestly, it’s a win-win for all who take advantage of this events in Healdsburg staple of the season.

Annual Holiday Open House at Elements

Events in Healdsburg are happening pretty much every day during the Holiday season. The next event we’d like to tell you about is on Thursday November 29, 2018 from 4:30 PM to 7:00 PM. Grab your friends and come join the fun! Join Elements on Plaza for an evening of shopping and fun. Aperture Cellars will be pouring their fabulous wine and there will be tasty snacks as well. What’s more, we have a great line-up of fabulous deals that are sure to get you in the Holiday mood, too. You’re sure to find some great gift ideas for everyone on your list and some special treats for yourself as well! Take a look at some of the deals for this event in Healdsburg:

  • 20% off all regular retail purchases
  • Fantastic Gift Card promotion
  • 20% off appointments booked during the Open House for any time between then and January 31st, 2019
  • Preview fantastic new products from Coco La Vie Home Fragrance & Apothecary, FarmHouse Fresh and GradeLash
  • Free swag bag and a $10 gift card for the first 50 people to arrive
  • Tips & product information from Image Skincare Educator Jacqueline Scott

Caring Santa

Okay, we’ve made it to one of the first events in Healdsburg happening in the month of December. It’s called Caring Santa. You can head on down to the Santa Rosa Plaza, which is only a 15-minute drive from downtown Healdsburg for a private photo experience for children with special needs and their families. Children will have the opportunity to visit with Santa and have their photo taken with him. Santa Rosa Plaza will make necessary adjustments to the environment to support the sensory, physical and other developmental needs of children of all abilities for this special event. This events in Healdsburg Link is: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/caring-santa-tickets-51306102935?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

Events in Healdsburg and the Camellia Inn

There are so many upcoming events in Healdsburg to talk about. These ae just a handful we think you can enjoy over this thanksgiving weekend and into the first week of December. The events in Healdsburg happening in December is plentiful. Check back in with us at the Camellia Inn for all upcoming events in Healdsburg, or to book your stay. We look forward to hearing from you. Happy Holidays!

The Camellia Inn B and B in Healdsburg is the place to be this Holiday Season

“Poorly planned and stressful vacations eliminate the positive benefit of time away. The less the stress, the more likely you will experience a positive benefit from the time off. A positive, well-managed vacation can make you happier and less stressed, and you can return with more energy at work and with more meaning in your life.” — Shawn Achor

We believe this quote will inspire anyone to set up a proper vacation. With the Holidays already upon us, your Holiday getaways are beginning to become a reality. If you’re looking for a great place to take your trip to, then we suggest our Camellia Inn B and B in Healdsburg. Our B and B in Healdsburg has a lot to offer you and/or your family. From wonderful rooms, to a terrific breakfast, to an exceptional spa experience and so much more. While you enjoy these excellent amenities, you also can be a part of some events we have planned at our B and B in Healdsburg or some that surround us. Here are a few of those events for you and/or your families to be a part of.

Open the Door For Three

B and B in Healdsburg

On November 14th, 2018 our B and B in Healdsburg is pleased to announce that Open The Door For Three is here for the second time this year! We completely sold out the last time OTD43 played in Healdsburg back in February, so make sure to reserve your seats soon!! Open the Door for Three consists of fiddle player Liz Knowles, uilleann piper Kieran O’Hare, and Dublin-born singer and bouzouki player Pat Broaders. Their music is a rare combination of unearthed tunes from centuries-old collections, newly composed melodies, fresh arrangements of songs old and new, homages to the musicians and bands they grew up listening to, and the unmatched energy of a trio of good friends playing great Irish music together. Call or email us at the Camellia Inn B and B in Healdsburg for more info or to reserve your seats: (707)433-8182, info@camelliainn.com

Healdsburg Guitar Weekend with Tony McManus

You don’t want to miss the 2nd Healdsburg Guitar Weekend we are promoting at our B and B in Healdsburg. On December, 7th, 8th and 9th join internationally celebrated celtic mucisian, Tony McManus and special guest, Teja Gerken of Peghead Nation for a wonderful 3 day getaway. This weekend event includes:

– Accommodations for three nights at the Camellia Inn B and B in Healdsburg

– A full breakfast each morning

– Lunch on Saturday & Sunday

– Light supper on Friday & Saturday evenings

– Concert on Saturday night

– Personal instruction by Tony McManus & Teja Gerken

-Other details TBA

We will be updating the details soon, or you can contact our B and B In Healdsburg now for any other information, ticket pricing and event packages.

Healdsburg Turkey Trot

The Camellia Inn B and B in Healdsburg is happy to promote the Healdsburg Turkey Trot that’ll take place at 8 am until 11 am PST on Thanksgiving morning, November 22, 2018. Once again, we’ll gather on Thanksgiving Day morning for a 5K run around the streets of Healdsburg. Throw on your Turkey suit and running shoes and get going. This course is all on the road and friendly to walkers and runners alike. Strollers too! Kids 5 years old and younger can run walk or ride (in a stroller, for example, or on a parent) for free! At the finish, we’ll be serving. As part of your registration and all sponsorship dollars go to support LIVE LIKE DREW, also known as the Drew Esquivel Scholarship, which supports student/athletes from the Healdsburg area in their dream to attend college. Click the following link for complete details: http://scenaperformance.com/healdsburg-turkey-trot-2018-registration/

Downtown Holiday Party 2018

Our B and B in Healdsburg all suggests you vacation in Healdsburg during Thanksqgiving so you can take part in the Downtown Holiday Party. This event takes place on Friday November 23, 2018 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM PST. Kick off your holiday season with Healdsburg’s charming and fun-filled Downtown Holiday Party. Bring your gift list, friends, family and appetite to this not to be missed town celebration.  You’ll be able to bring your camera for pictures with Santa from 5-7 pm, enjoy musicians and carolers, enjoy a performance by the Wonder Wags, see trick dogs, ride in Horse-drawn carriages (weather permitting) and shop for unique and beautiful holiday gifts.

Stay at the Camellia Inn B and B in Healdsburg this Holiday Season

There is so much going on during the Holiday season and so much to do. We hope this list of events happening now and in the coming weeks is enticing enough for you to book a stay with us at our B and B in Healdsburg. We’d love for you to contact us with all questions you have. We are also happy to help you plan your getaway if you need some help. Our staff is ready and willing to point you in the direction for a wonderful and fun Holiday vacation.

Thanksgiving Spa Getaway at the Camellia Inn

“Julia taught me what it takes to find your way in the world. It’s not what I thought it was. I thought it was all about…I don’t know, confidence or will or luck. Those are all some good things to have, no question. But there’s something else, something that these things grow out of. It’s joy.” — Julie Powell

Have any of you watched the movie Julie and Julia? If you haven’t watched this classic from Nora Ephron, we highly suggest you watch it. If you have seen it than you can understand how rewarding cooking is, but you also understand how stressful it can be. Now, take that stress of cooking and add it to the Holiday season. Oh, my goodness, it feels like you just want to click your heals together like Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz and say, ‘There’s no place like home. There’s no place like home.”  We don’t want to stress you out any more than you have too when you think about the Holiday season. But, Thanksgiving is only a few weeks away and there’s a lot of cooking, traveling and preparations to be done. With that said, we suggest, coming to our Spa at the Camellia Inn before you begin your preparations. We have many spa options to help get you through this Holiday whirlwind.

Spa Treatments at The Camellia Inn


There are so many amazing reasons to love having a spa getaway. If you can make it happen during the crazy times of the Holiday season, then we believe, it makes it that much more rewarding. A Thanksgiving Spa Getaway is now the opportunity that awaits you. Here is a list and explanation of some of our Spa Treatments and Packages to entice you.

Camellia Signature

We can’t offer a massage at our Healdsburg Spa without a signature treatment. 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 can return to the heart. But Swedish massage therapy goes beyond relaxation. Swedish massage is exceptionally beneficial for increasing the level of oxygen in the blood, decreasing muscle toxins, improving circulation and flexibility while easing tension.

Deep Tissue

One more spa treatment we have is a Deep Tissue massage. Deep tissue massage works layer by layer through connective tissue and muscles down to the deepest accessible layers to change posture and create freedom of movement by releasing fascial adhesions and chronic muscle contracture. Deep tissue massage therapists use their fingers, thumbs, fists, forearms and elbows to stretch each muscle and fascia layer. It sounds amazing just writing about this spa experience.

Master’s Massage

Another fantastic treatment we offer at our Spa is a Master’s massage. With this treatment, you’ll consult with one of our senior therapists who is trained in many modalities. Our therapist will cater a treatment specifically catered to your body’s needs utilizing many techniques for your ultimate stress relief and relaxation.


Our Spa Reiki treatment is a no-touch, visualization technique that opens the flow of energy throughout your body, which will help you become in tune with your physical, emotional and spiritual levels.

The Camellia Inn-Dulge

The name says it all, Inn-Dulge. The first thing you get, is the option of whichever accommodations you want. Pick the room of your choice, they are all fantastic, it’s an absolute ‘Win-Win.’ Head over to the specials section on our website to learn more about this wonderful package.

Wine Country Date

The next spa special package we offer you is called the Wine Country Date Package. Again, you get to choose the room accommodations that you feel the most comfortable with. The rest of this package is great because it really defines the title of the package. It’s about you and your date. We will lead you in the direction to the most intimate of rooms, and we’ll recommend an extremely intimate restaurant. Click this link to learn more.

Work out Wellness

The Camellia Inn has another spa package to think about.  We love this one because it’s not just for a girl’s weekend, or a romantic couple’s getaway, this package is for friends, family, or can be a romantic getaway. This spa package offers two bicycles that you could use to check out Healdsburg and its wine scene. It includes breakfast, a massage, bath salts and so much more.You can click this link for all information.

Quick Break-Away

For those 1-night wonders, this is the package for you. This Spa package offers you a great experience. This is ideal for one person, but you can make it a two-person experience if you want to. We want you to get away from it all for a little retreat full of treats. For all the info, click here.

Thanksgiving is the time to relax at the Camellia Inn

We all need an escape from the craziness that the Holiday season brings. Planning a spa getaway is a perfect way to help you make it through. We at the Camellia Inn would like to help. So please contact us at any time, so we can help book whatever spa treatment you desire that’ll aid you during these hectic Holiday times.

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.

October Events in Healdsburg

“I wasn’t allowed to have sugar as a kid. We didn’t have candy or soda or anything, so Easter and Halloween were my favorite times ’cause I could eat as much candy as I wanted.” — Kaley Cuoco

The Big Bang Theory star tugs at our heart strings with this quote because it’s so true. Halloween and Easter are two great Holidays to look forward to as a kid. Candy, treats and snacks are a plenty once the Halloween Holiday kicks off. But once that Halloween Holiday starts, it isn’t just for the kids. There is so much to do and experience during the Holiday Season for kids and everyone else. There are many events in Healdsburg on the horizon that everyone should have on their radars. Our Camellia Inn Bed and Breakfast is a destination for you during this time. We’d love for you to book a stay with us any time but especially this Holiday Season. We want to let you in on some of the wonderful events in Healdsburg and our surrounding area. Here are some events in Healdsburg that we know you’ll enjoy.

Healdsburg Pumpkin Patch

Events in Healdsburg

Okay, so this might not be one of the most specific events in Healdsburg as much as it’s a tradition. Starting on October 19th through the 30th, the Healdsburg pumpkin patch is your destination for pumpkin shopping. Bring the kids, family or whomever and experience a plethora of beautiful pumpkins for sale. The Healdsburg Community Church will be selling pumpkins with all proceeds going to charity. Anything having to do with charity is a special events in Healdsburg we support. Head over to www.healdsburgcommunitychurch.org for all information.

Spooktacular Extravaganza

Oh, you bet big time Buddy! Halloween is the start of so many events in Healdsburg to be a part of. This Spooktacular Extravaganza at Thumbprint Cellars is one of those events in Healdsburg to mark on your calendars. On October 20th from 6pm until 9pm we suggest you dress up in your most creative costume and head over to matheson street to enjoy the costume contest. Head down to Thumbprint cellars and join this events in Healdsburg for a day of games, snacks & sweets, amazing prizes, and a creepy costume contest. You’ve been summoned to a Halloween Scare! Go join this events in Healdsburg if you dare! It’s Thumbprint Cellars way of saying thanks, to all of their friends without pulling pranks. So, don’t be lame, don’t be naughty, creep, float or crawl to their costume party! Oh, did we forget to mention, wine will be available. Admission is free, so dress up and have a blast.

Fall Vineyard Hike

So, let’s mix it up a bit. There are many events in Healdsburg catered towards Halloween, but the Fall Vineyard Hike isn’t one of them. But, it’s one we think you will enjoy. Please join Jordan Vineyard & Winery for their hiking excursion. You will be introduced to sensational mountain views, wildlife, vibrant vineyards, lakes, wine tasting and more. Lace up your hiking boots and experience the ultimate Sonoma County wine country adventure across the breathtaking Jordan Estate. Your guided journey begins with a continental breakfast at Vista Point, the highest hilltop of this peaceful 1,200-acre ranch, boasting a sweeping panorama of multiple wine regions and mountain ranges that are called the “best view in Alexander Valley” by Fodor’s. Covering three miles of hills and valleys, this moderately strenuous hike will pass through natural wildlife habitat, sustainably farmed vineyards, and cattle ranch, as well as around our secluded lakes, chef’s garden, apiary and olive orchards, where a Jordan Estate Olive Oil tasting will take place by the trees. The experience culminates back at the Winery Chateau on our terrace for a charcuterie picnic and wine tasting of Jordan Chardonnay and Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon. Discover an adventurous way to experience wine country. If you are interested, you can head over to their website to learn more about one o the most fun events in Healdsburg that’s happening On October 24th. https://www.jordanwinery.com/

Paint a Pumpkin Day

Wait what? Paint a pumpkin day? So many questions and just one answer. Yes! On October 25th, The Bear Republic will host one of the most fun events in Healdsburg. Come paint a pumpkin while enjoying some good food and award-winning ales. Pumpkins will be available for free while supplies last, or if you bring your own, you’ll receive 10% off your food. Head over to the bear republic website to learn more http://www.bearrepublic.com

The events in Healdsburg must intrigue you!

We aren’t going to lie, the events in Healdsburg happening right now are mouthwatering. You shouldn’t miss out and that’s why we want you to know about them. The Holiday season always brings so much joy to everyone’s lives in our opinion. That’s why we want you to come to Healdsburg and stay with us at the Camellia Inn and partake in everything our town has to offer. Now is the time to contact us, we don’t want you to miss out on a thing. Cheers!

Take it easy at a Spa in Healdsburg, Ca

“Peace is the beauty of life. It is sunshine. It is the smile of a child, the love of a mother, the joy of a father, the togetherness of a family. It is the advancement of man, the victory of a just cause, the triumph of truth.” — Menachem Begin

We love reading this quote and now sharing it with all of you. We believe in exactly what it means. Appreciating the beauty of life can present itself to you in so many ways. Whether it’s watching your children grow, getting that dream job, going to a baseball game or traveling on vacation. All of these and so many more can bring a smile to your face and peace in your heart. One unique way we think can help you find some peace in the beauty of life is to enjoy a day at a spa in Healdsburg, Ca.

We’d love for you to choose the Camellia Inn Bed and Breakfast for your spa in Healdsburg, Ca plans. But there are several other wonderful choices for your spa days. Below is a list of some of those choices. We want you to enjoy everything that Healdsburg has to offer, so we aren’t too proud to promote other Spa in Healdsburg, Ca locations.

Hotel Healdsburg

Spa in Healdsburg, Ca

One Spa in Healdsburg, Ca choice is over at Hotel Healdsburg. Inspired by Healdsburg’s sophisticated agrarian sensibility, the Spa at Hotel Healdsburg offers treatments that weave together professional expertise with a sense of place.

Biodynamic treatments, locally sourced products and a therapeutic touch exemplify this spa in Healdsburg, Ca. Their philosophy is to combine nature with nurture to ignite your body’s own healing abilities. In addition to the six serene treatment rooms, that includes a couple’s suite, the Spa offers comforts you’ll only find at Hotel Healdsburg. A serene garden patio, Jacuzzi and access to the swimming pool nestled in their own olive grove. If you have a specific request, don’t hesitate to ask, their staff is proficient in all manner of bodywork and will gladly tailor a treatment just for you. Root yourself in the rejuvenating calm of wine country at this Spa in Healdsburg, Ca.

Spa Dolce

The next wonderful spa in Healdsburg, Ca that we recommend is over at Spa Dolce. They are located on our historic square in downtown Healdsburg. Their earth clay walls, beautiful treatment rooms, graceful lines of natural wood, fresh flowers from local gardens all reflect that peaceful atmosphere you want when having a spa in Healdsburg Ca day. They offer European Facials, body treatments, massages, waxing and skin care for men. If you can’t make an appointment with us at our spa in Healdsburg, Ca then we highly encourage you to reach out to the people at Spa Dolce. You won’t be disappointed.

Elements on the Plaza

Another spa in Healdsburg, Ca we want to 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.

A Simple Touch Spa

Finally, we suggest you taking a peak over at A Simple Touch Spa for your next spa in Healdsburg, Ca experience. 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.

Book a Spa in Healdsburg, Ca Package now!

Of course, the Camellia Inn Bed and Breakfast Spa should be on the top of your lists, but if we are all booked during your trip to Healdsburg, this list we just provided, is just a few of the many wonderful Spa in Healdsburg Ca options for you. We’d love for you to contact us to see if there are openings for you during your trip to Healdsburg. If not, we are happy to put you into contact with these other locations. Our staff at the Camellia Inn looks forward to your call!

The Camellia Healdsburg Inn is the place to stay this October

“Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams.” — Ashley Smith

Oh, you bet big time buddy! Doesn’t this quote just get your fired up??? It fires all of us up at the Camellia Healdsburg Inn. The thought of living life to the fullest is so enthralling because it’s different for everyone. We’ve met so many different people when they stay with us at our Healdsburg Inn. Some of them have known exactly what it is that they want to do and see when they come to Healdsburg. Others need a little help. And some, just want to be left alone. No matter the reason for your stay at our Camellia Healdsburg Inn, there is so much for you to do. Even though the rain and cold weather is just around the bend, we’d like to give all of you an insight in what events are happening this month, so you can enjoy the very best of Healdsburg.

Friday Evening Wine & Song

Healdsburg Inn

If you are planning a stay with us at our Healdsburg Inn on any Friday from October to November, then head out to Hudson Street Winery for their Friday Evening Wine & Song. Hudson Street Wineries presents a live music happy hour series of wine & song. The happy hour runs from 5-8pm with live music from 5:30-7:30pm. Friday’s are that much more fun when you can celebrate among friends and then head back and relax at our Healdsburg Inn. Head over to their website for further details. https://hudsonstreetwineries.com/

Geyserville Beer, Wine & Spirits Festival

When you stay at the Camellia Healdsburg Inn on October 13th, we suggest heading over to the Geyserville Inn for their third annual Geyserville Beer, Wine, & Spirits Festival. From 12pm until 4pm come taste the best of what Sonoma County has to offer in the world of craft beer, artisan wineries, and micro distillers. Sip some sauvignon blanc from Alexander Valley, move onto an IPA made in Santa Rosa, finished by a whiskey made in Petaluma. Past participants have included deLorimier Winery, Pedroncelli Winery, Bear Republic Brewery, Alley 6 Distilling, plus a lot more! Admission includes all your tastings for alcohol and food is available for purchase. Limited to 200 people maximum, this is a chance to get to know the brewers, wineries, and distillers here in Sonoma County. You can click this link to buy tickets for this excellent event: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/geyserville-beer-wine-spirits-festival-tickets-45082370584?aff=eac2

Pizza & Pinot

I think the title of this event is all I should write. It sells itself. Even so, when staying at our Healdsburg Inn on Friday October 19th you are in for a treat. This event is located in Santa Rosa at the Charles Shultz museum which is only a 15-minute drive from the Camellia Healdsburg Inn. Pair gourmet and dessert pizzas from the Warm Puppy Café with Pinot from Balletto Vineyards and the newest IPA from Fogbelt Brewing Company. Sip and savor while exploring the art of portrait drawing. No drawing experience required! You’ll be able to enjoy their giant Jenga game and after-hours access to the Museum galleries. Take a look at all of the event specifics by clicking the following link: https://schulzmuseum.org/friday-nights/

Women Chefs Women Winemakers Dinner

The Camellia Healdsburg Inn is excited to talk about this next event that’ll be happening at Catelli’s in Geyserville on Monday October 22nd from 6pm to 9pm. Catelli’s Restaurant is a fifteen minute drive from our Healdsburg Inn. Join Sonoma County’s culinary and wine superstars for an unprecedented dinner with award-winning female chefs and winemakers.. Buy a ticket, bring a friend, and be prepared to be dazzled by internationally famous, and local favorite culinary and wine stars. The evening’s chefs include: Domenica Catelli of Catelli’s, Duskie Estes of Zazu Kitchen, Liza Hinman of The Spinster Sisters and Jennifer McMurry of The Pharmacy. The talented winemakers pairing with the chefs are Ashley Herzberg of Amista, Jen Higgins of Lambert Bridge Winery, Susan Leuker of Simi, and Shelly Rafanelli of A. Rafanelli Winery. This power house team will create an original multi-course dinner menu using seasonally sourced local ingredients. Their artisanal preparation of each course and the wines selected by the winemakers combine for a Sonoma County evening extraordinaire. Don’t miss this event, so head over to the website to find out everything you need to know. https://hfnsc.ejoinme.org/WomenChefs18

The Camellia Healdsburg Inn is the place to stay this October

These are just a few of the many events happening during the month of October. We don’t want you to miss out, so contact us now to book a room or to ask any other questions you might have. Remember, living life to the fullest is the ultimate goal, and Healdsburg and our Healdsburg Inn want to help make that a reality.

There may be Other Options, but a Bed and Breakfast in Healdsburg will do You Right!

How sweet it is to be loved by you! I think we all can agree that even the thought of traveling to Northern California is an exciting thought, the choices for you are abundant. Whether it’s a hotel, Airbnb or Bed and Breakfast in Healdsburg, there’s no doubt in our minds that you’ll be treating yourself to an exceptional time away from home. Whatever your next getaway entails, a stay at a bed and breakfast in Healdsburg California can be the right choice for you or your family for so many reasons.

Do you love Breakfast? We do too!

Bed and Breakfast in Healdsburg

Oh, you bet big time buddy! Our Bed and Breakfast 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.

Do you like your Privacy? We appreciate that!

The Camellia Inn Bed and Breakfast 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 Bed and Breakfast 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 bed and breakfast 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.

Are you looking for a romantic getaway? That’s in Our Wheelhouse!

If you are looking to experience a romantic getaway with your sweetie, then staying at a Bed and Breakfast 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.

On Wednesday, we have a sweet package called Chocolate Covered Wednesdays. You can make an escape to the Wine Country to enjoy an incredible chocolate experience. The Chocolate Covered Wednesday package at our bed and breakfast in Healdsburg 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.

Savor the chocolate for all the senses in the privacy of your room with Chocolate soap, Chocolate candles, and Gourmet chocolate. This is just one option for you. Our Bed and Breakfast in Healdsburg has a handful of other options for you and your other half, so please contact us to learn more.

It’s all in the Details, and the Camellia Inn has your Back!

The Camellia Inn Bed and Breakfast 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!