Healdsburg Breakfast – Enjoy with the Kids

“I love breakfast! Not only is it the most important meal of the day, but I loved waking up to – the smell of bacon in the morning was my favorite thing as a kid!” — Rachel Hollis

The smell of Sizzling bacon, fresh brewed coffee, Hot maple Syrup and so many more breakfast smells gets us all excited to dig in and fill our bellies. Fresh fruit, Orange Juice, Pancakes oh my! Scrambled Eggs, Sausage, Avocado Toast Oh My. Sorry, we went full breakfast Wizard of Oz mode right there. But breakfast is such an important meal and it can be had at any time of the day in our opinion. Our Healdsburg Breakfast at the Camellia Inn is obviously a great option for you when you stay with us. But the Healdsburg Breakfast scene is sensational, so we’d like to give you an idea of what that scene looks like.

Costeaux French Bakery & Café

Healdsburg Breakfast

We can’t start this breakfast list off without first talking about Costeaux French Bakery & Café. They are located on Healdsburg Ave, which is only a few minutes away from the Camellia Inn. Costeaux’s is extremely popular here in Healdsburg. Their reach goes even deeper with their exceptional breads and pastries being delivered to many other restaurants and businesses all throughout Sonoma County. This Healdsburg Breakfast staple has menu items from Omelette’s, to Avocado toast, to Monte Cristo Sandwiches, to so many other delicious options. We highly recommend this Healdsburg breakfast staple when you come to our beautiful town. Head over to their website so you can look their entire menu over. http://www.costeaux.com/

Skillets Cafe

Okay, so this restaurant isn’t a Healdsburg Breakfast choice, but it’s only a ten-minute drive away. Skillets is located in Windsor, which is just South of Healdsburg. We’ve eaten there a handful of times and many of our guests have as well. From the Garden Skillet, to the Country Skillet, to The Mexican Skillet, to breakfast sandwiches and Omelettes, Skillet’s Café has you covered. It’s not a Healdsburg Breakfast location but it is a solid option for you and your family to enjoy. Don’t hesitate to head to Windsor to enjoy Skillets Café. They don’t have a website, but they open at 6am every morning and close by 3pm. Head over there, you won’t be disappointed. 

Ana’s Café and Espresso

Another great Healdsburg Breakfast place to go to is Ana’s Café and Espresso. Honestly, their breakfast menu isn’t extravagant, but it’s delicious. Their breakfast burritos are exceptional as are their breakfast sandwiches. The coffee and espresso drinks shouldn’t be ignored. Ana’s Café and Espresso will treat you right and get you back on the road quicker than most other restaurants. This Healdsburg Breakfast business doesn’t have a website, but they open at 5 am everyday but on Sunday they are closed. Check this Healdsburg Breakfast spot out, it’s a little gem!

The Brass Rabbit

The next Healdsburg Breakfast spot we want to tell you about is The Brass Rabbit. This Healdsburg spot is open everyday from 5pm to 9pm. But on Saturday and Sunday they open their kitchen up at 9 am for an exceptional Brunch menu. This menu is filled with items like Avocado Toast, Brioche French Toast, Spring Vegetable Frittata, Benedict, a simple Two egg breakfast and a plethora of other choices for you. Everything on the Brass Rabbit’s Healdsburg Breakfast menu is reasonably priced and presented beautifully. If you have a free weekend coming up, we suggest you come stay with us at the Camellia Inn and walk over to The Brass Rabbit for an inviting and filling Healdsburg Breakfast experience. If you’d like to know more about the Brass Rabbit, click the following link. https://thebrassrabbithealdsburg.com/

The Parish Café 

The final Healdsburg Breakfast restaurant we want to bring to your attention is the New Orleans inspired Parish Café. This is one of Healdsburg’s best breakfast joints because everything you can imagine about New Orleans cuisine is brought to life at The Parish Café. They serve hand-made beignets that are rolled out fresh when ordered and quickly deep-fried and smothered in powdered sugar. The chef has a handful of Louisiana styled breakfast meals that include Eggs Nouvelle Orleans. This includes a generous amount of poached eggs, mounds of sweet blue crab meat, silky house-made hollandaise and a scattering of shallots on crisp buttered French bread. This is just a small sample size of what to expect at the Parish Café. Head over to the following website to look their menu over. http://theparishcafe.com/home/healdsburg/

You, us and the Healdsburg Breakfast Scene

We don’t always use the new forms of expression well, but I think we all can agree that the Healdsburg Breakfast scene is Fire!!! This is a nice list of breakfast restaurants for you to investigate when you visit Healdsburg, or you stay with us at the Camellia Inn. If you love breakfast, we promise these are some perfect places to satisfy that love. Contact us at any time for any information about these spots. We are happy to point you in the right direction. Cheers!

 

Independence Day Events in Healdsburg

“You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4th, not with a parade of guns, tanks, and soldiers who file by the White House in a show of strength and muscle, but with family picnics where kids throw Frisbees, the potato salad gets iffy, and the flies die from happiness. You may think you have overeaten, but it is patriotism.” – Erma Bombeck

Oh, you bet big time buddy! This quote says it all. Eat, party, watch fireworks, drink, eat more, listen to music, laugh, eat even more haha. These are all 4th of July rights of passage and everyone gets to take part if you want to. There are so many places to go within the next week to celebrate this fun Holiday. So, if you do want to take part in the 4th of July celebrations, then keep reading below. We want to point you in the right direction to events in Healdsburg.

Events in Healdsburg You Can Enjoy

2019 Windsor Kaboom! Fireworks Show

Events in Healdsburg

If you want to start this July Holiday off a day early, then we suggest you get to Windsor’s Keiser Park on the 3rd of July. They have a yearly celebration that day with so much to enjoy. Join the Town of Windsor and the Active 20-30 Club to celebrate the nation’s Independence Day.

There will be musical performances from the Scotty Mac Country Band, The Pat Jordan Band and MC Dano from Froggy 92.9. There will be so much great food and a ton of fun to be had for your entire family. Also, it’s the fireworks event you don’t want to miss! Combine all that with the fact that this is all for the kids! This year, not only are the fireworks a great event for kids of all ages, but a portion of ticket and drink sales will directly benefit local children’s programs in partnership with the Active 20-30 Club. Head over to the following website to find out the event schedule and how to purchase tickets. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2019-windsor-kaboom-fireworks-show-tickets-63443589484/amp

July 4th Community Celebration

Well here we go! Now that Windsor kicked off the celebration shenanigans on July 3rd, you can continue the fun events in Healdsburg starting at 10:00 am. It’s the 8th Annual July 4th Community Celebration, Kids’ Parade and Duck Dash races in the historic Healdsburg Plaza. The party is FREE and includes a Kids Parade of patriotically costumed children riding decorated bicycles, tricycles, strollers, and wagons. Also included are free hot dogs, apple pie, ice cream, snow cones, popcorn, churros and coffee. Registration for the parade begins at 10 AM, with the parade following promptly at 11 AM.

Come early to ensure that you are registered for the parade in order to be eligible for prizes. Face painting, Duck decorating and racing, and a foot race around the Plaza are just some of the activities to keep you entertained and to create lasting memories of the day. Free performances by the Healdsburg Community Band and the Russian River Ramblers. If you need any more information, then click the following link. https://rotaryclubofhealdsburgsunrise.org/

4th of July Elephant Music Festival

A new event happening on the 4th of July in Healdsburg is the Elephant Music Festival. Taking place at the Elephant in the room and partnering with Coyote Sonoma, this intriguing event will display 6 incredible bands who will be playing throughout the day. The first band starts at 3pm with the last band going on at 11. Coyote Sonoma will provide a FREE all ages environment and local band Burnside from 5-8pm. There will be food for sale as well provided by pop up vendors. Artesian pizzas and other delicious selections at Coyote Den.

Tickets are $20 for an all-day wristband. On sale now at Elephant in the Room. This promises to be the value of the summer, with soon to be legends performing at such an intimate setting. These are fast rising stars gracing our presence. Head over to the following website to learn about the bands that will be playing and any other pertinent information. https://allevents.in/mobile/amp-event.php?event_id=200017530677026

Healdsburg’s 4th of July Fireworks Show

Our Healdsburg fireworks show is a great time. Our community really comes together on this fun patriotic day and is capped off with a beautiful firework show. From 9pm-10pm at the Healdsburg High School football field you can come hang out with us, snack and enjoy the show. Bring a blanket or sweater because it can get cold. 

Let the Good Times Roll!

There’s so much to celebrate over the next few days including the Red, White and Boom happening at the Santa Rosa Fairgrounds. That’s a fun time as well. Whatever you decide to do, if you need a place to hang your hat, we at the Camellia Inn have you covered. Reach out now to book your 4th of July stay. We are walking distance or a short drive to all the festivities. Cheers and Happy 4th of July!

Experience It All Right Here At The Camellia Inn

“All vacations can come down to a few little moments – what do your remember when you’re alone, totally relaxed and taken out of yourself to appreciate this other world.” – Bill Kurtis

Right now, I’m sitting at the bar inside of Barley and Bine Beer café in Windsor, which is a short drive to the Camellia Inn. I just finished a great conversation with a customer named Aaron that’s from North Carolina. He told me he’s in town from North Carolina and visiting this area for the first time. I love when I meet people from out of the area and get to hear their stories. When Aaron asked me about where I’m from and what I did, he was intrigued when I brought up Healdsburg and the Camellia Inn. Aaron is here for the next few weeks and will be coming to the Camellia Inn for a tour of our bed and breakfast and a conversation about the many great things we offer. Here’s a list of the things I’ll be talking to Aaron about.

The Location

The Camellia Inn

When Aaron and I start the tour of the Camellia Inn and we begin talking I’ll start with our location. The Camellia Inn Bed and Breakfast is located just minutes from anything and everything. You can walk out of our front doors and begin your journey to delight in the many brilliant Healdsburg treats. If you like food, wine, spirits, art, music and so much more, then our Healdsburg Camellia Inn has you covered.

Room Accommodations

The next thing I’ll talk to Aaron about is the rooms at our Camellia Inn Bed and Breakfast. I think we can all agree that when you are planning those vacations and then choosing a room to stay in, it’s exciting. The anticipation of staying in a room that’s not your own is fun. We at the Camellia Inn totally get this joy little joy. The rooms at the Camellia Inn are set up to make you feel like you are away but being as comfortable as if you were still in your own bedroom. Each of the nine, thoughtfully appointed guest rooms at the Inn features a private bath and all include a shower. Some rooms have whirlpool tubs for two. We also provide you with a complimentary wireless service, so you can get your work done or your family can save their minutes and stay up to date on all their social media needs. Head over to the following link to read more about our beautiful rooms at the Camellia Inn. https://camelliainn.com/lodging/

Camellia Spa Treatments

Another topic of discussion that Aaron and I will have is about our Spa. I’ll let him know that the Camellia Inn has exceptional licensed massage therapists that 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. Our specials and packages will cater to just about anyone and will be unique to you alone or your partner. Below is a list of the Specials we offer at the Camellia Inn. Click on any of them to get the whole rundown.

A Special for Golfers

Babymoon Special

Camellia Inn-Dulge

Chocolate Covered Wednesdays

Getting over the breakup

Quick Break Away

Wine Country Date

Work Out Wellness

Events all around!

There is so much to talk about with Aaron and there are plenty of events coming up that he or you should look into. The 4th of July is right around the corner so there will be plenty of red white and blue events and firework shows and overall celebrations to celebrate. Since Aaron will be here for the next few weeks, we’ll point him in the direction to Windsor, where on the 3rd of July, they have their firework show celebration. On the 4th, over in Santa Rosa, their Red White and Boom music festival will be happening. And obviously, our Camellia Inn is close to a plethora of 4th of July food, music and fireworks. All in all, there is so much going on that Aaron will enjoy.

It’s all in the details!

We think it’s important for any of our guests to know that we at the Camellia Inn take pride in making every aspect of your stay with us, exactly what you want to get out of it. It’s all in the details. From check in, to breakfast, to comfortability, to communication and so much more. I think that’s why it’s important to make friends with people like Aaron and you all, so you feel that confidence in us. We want you to feel like you are always one of our own and always welcome. So, for those of you wanting more information, please reach out. We are all here to help at any time. Cheers!

 

 

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.

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.

Imagine a True Healdsburg Inn Experience

“There is no private house in which people can enjoy themselves so well as at a capital tavern… No, Sir; there is nothing which has yet been contrived by man by which so much happiness is produced as by a good tavern or inn.” — Samuel Johnson

You bet big time buddy! This is exactly the sentiment we want everyone to feel once they stay at our Healdsburg Inn. So much happiness can and should be taken away from our Healdsburg Inn through a Spa treatment, our delicious breakfast, from our beautiful peaceful rooms and so much more. While staying with us at the Camellia Healdsburg Inn, you obviously can take part in what we have to offer, but our town has a plethora of events to accompany our amenities. Here is a list of upcoming events to plan your Healdsburg Inn stay around.

Women’s History Month Celebration

Healdsburg Inn

A great event happening a few miles from our Healdsburg in is the Women’s History Month Celebration at Charlie’s in Windsor on Wednesday March 20th. Come join guest speaker Molly MacGregor the founder of the National Women’s History Project. Forty years ago, Molly MacGregor organized the nation’s first Women’s History Day here in Sonoma County. Her idea grew into the presidentially endorsed and congressionally approved national Women’s History Month. This event is open to the public. Head over to womenshistory@sonic.net for all other information.

The California Artisan Cheese Festival

Are you a lover of cheese like we are? Then this fun event happening just 20 minutes away from our Healdsburg Inn at the Santa Rosa Fairgrounds is a great option for you. This is a two day of celebration of cheese, cheese and MORE cheese. Take an artisan tour and learn from many experts at the Saturday seminars while indulging with Cheese, Bites & Booze! Live it up with cheesy bites from mongers and chefs plus wine, beer, cider and spirits on Saturday Night. On Sunday experience the cheesy Bubbles Brunch and explore the Artisan Cheese Tasting & Marketplace where you can taste and buy cheeses and artisan products from over 100 producers, including two dozen artisan cheesemakers. You’ll be able to sample world-class wines, craft brews, spirits and ciders and much more. Preview the fun of the Festival by dining out during California Cheese Week (March 16-24), where restaurants and businesses feature artisan cheese dishes on their menus. What could be better than celebrity chefs, world-class cheese, wine, beer, cider, spirits and more all in one fun-filled weekend! Head over to their website to find out more. http://www.artisancheesefestival.com

The Tempest

When you stay at our Camellia Healdsburg Inn from March 29th to April 14th, you’ll be able to enjoy the entertaining play, The Tempest being performed at The Redwood Theater Company. The Redwood Theatre Company would like to extend their gracious invitation for you to join them on Shakespeare’s timeless swan song The Tempest. In homage to the original production, the Redwood Theater Company has replicated the audience inclusive atmosphere, as originally intended, to truly immerse the viewers. Prepare yourselves for an interrupted voyage, powerful magic, spirits of the elements, the timeless tale of true love and the undeniable power of forgiveness as they move through this vision of life. After all, “we are such stuff as dreams are made on….” For all information and ticket purchases head over to the website. https://www.redwoodtheatrecompany.com/

A Fine Line Film Screening, Food and Wine Reception, and Panel Q&A

Our Healdsburg Inn is happy to promote the screening of an award-winning documentary, A Fine Line, which chronicles the challenges faced by female chefs in the male-dominated culinary industry. The timely documentary explores why less than 7% of head chefs and restaurant owners are women, while addressing important issues about equality in the culinary field, and beyond. The screening will take place during Women’s History Month at MacRostie Winery and Vineyards in Healdsburg, and will honor Katina and Kyle Connaughton, owners of 3-Michelin Star restaurant Single Thread, and MacRostie Winemaker Heidi Bridenhagen. The evening will begin with a wine and hors d’oeuvres reception and conclude in a panel Q&A after the film screening. The evening will spotlight women restaurateurs, chefs, winemakers, farmers and food activists while engaging in inspiring conversations about diversity, women leadership, and making a meaningful impact. There’s so much more information about this exceptional event happening near our Healdsburg Inn. Click the following website to find out everything. https://afinelinemovie.com

The Camellia Healdsburg Inn is in the center of it all!

If you are planning an upcoming stay at our Camellia Healdsburg Inn, you’ll be surrounded by so many unique events to be a part of. We hope you enjoy your rooms, Spa treatments and Breakfasts at our Healdsburg Inn and then head out to enjoy some of these wonderful events. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us if you still have questions or would like any additional information that we left off or don’t understand. Our exceptional staff will point you in the right direction so you can experience the best event for you and/or your family. Cheers!

The Ultimate Spa Experience

“You can’t buy happiness, but you can buy a massage. And that’s kind of the same thing.”

We came across this saying online years ago and it’s kind of stuck with us. It makes us laugh but it’s also kind of true. A massage at any Spa, if they are doing their jobs right, will leave you feeling relaxed, calm and peaceful. All of those at the end of the day all lead to the same thing in our opinion, and that’s happiness. Our Camellia Inn Spa in Healdsburg is just one of many Spa destinations for you, your friends or your family members. We are proud to say that our Healdsburg community is strong and supportive of each other and don’t mind promoting one another. So, with that said, we’ve put together a list of some Spa businesses for you to learn about. We truly want you to find the Spa treatments that are best for you, so check out this list.

A Wise Massage

spa

The first Spa business we want to talk about is located in the heart of downtown Healdsburg. A Wise Massage is located on Foss Street which is only a short walk from our Camllia Inn. This Spa offers an assortment of treatments for you such as, Facials, Couples Massages, Skin Treatments and so much more. The therapists at this venue provide a wonderful balance of nurturing and technical skill. All of which will aid in helping your mind, body and soul heal. To learn more about what “A Wise Massage” offers, head over to the following website. https://awisemassage.squarespace.com/

A Simple Touch Spa

The next Healdsburg Spa business we think you should look into is A Simple Touch Spa. They are located on Center Street in our town of Healdsburg. They are also only a few minutes away from our Camellia Inn B&B. There you’ll be treated to many Spa options that include Massages, Couples Massage, Facials, Skin Treatments, Body Wraps, Reflexology, Aromatherapy and a handful of other options. We highly recommend this Spa business because they tailor everything to suit your needs and stand by their ability to help you rejuvenate, relax and unwind. Head over to their website to find out more about this wonderful Spa. http://www.asimpletouchspa.com/

Cynthia Frampton, LVN & Massage Therapist

Another special Spa location for you to research is with Cynthia Frampton, LVN & Massage Therapist. This is a perfect destination for anyone wanting a fantastic massage that’s unique to you and you alone. Cynthia has over 40 years of experience in helping her clients let go of concerns and anxieties. Her Spa treatments will help anyone get into touch with their own ingrown healing abilities. This Spa location is just a hop skip and a jump away from the Camellia Inn’s front door. We suggest you read more about what Cynthia offers by heading over to her website. http://www.cynthiaframpton.com/

Spa Dolce

Continuing on with an excellent Spa experience for you and your family is over at Spa Dolce. This brilliant Spa choice for you is also on Center street. Spa Dolce offers many spa treatments for you like, manicures, pedicures, body wraps, massages, Skin treatments and facials. Spa Dolce is extremely talented and educated and will always provide you with the latest treatments and ways of getting you feeling at one with your mind and body. Don’t hesitate one bit to book a spa day with them, they are one of the best businesses around. Please click the following link to learn about everything they can offer you. http://www.spadolce.com/

Massage Me

The last spa we want to talk about but certainly not the least is Massage Me. They offer full body and chair massages in a private, comfortable studio. Their location is also in downtown Healdsburg, half a block from the plaza. Modalities include Deep Tissue, Swedish, and Sports Massage. Their additional services include services sugar foot scrubs and aromatherapy. They encourage Walk-ins if the scheduling permits and Ashley is in the studio. There will be a sign outside the door that states “Walk In Welcome.” Saturdays are by appointment only and Sundays are generally closed, but may be available if schedule permits. Check out the Massage Me website for all other specifics. https://healdsburgmassage.com/

The Healdsburg Spa scene is Lit!

Honestly, this list is only a handful of Spa options for you to choose from. There are so many more and we highly encourage you to do your research. You can’t go wrong with any of these options. Obviously, we at the Camellia Inn can provide you with everything you could ever want or need out of a Spa treatment. But we book up regularly, so it’s always nice to have other options. To learn more about what we offer, click this link https://camelliainn.com/the-spa/ . If you want to talk with us, don’t hesitate to call, we are ready and willing to help get you pointed in the right direction or to get you booked with one of our highly trained therapists. We look forward to getting your Spa desires fulfilled. Contact us or more information.