Enjoy Flowers, Wine and Music when you stay at our Camellia Healdsburg Inn

In our previous blog post, ‘It’s a May to Remember when you stay at the Camellia Inn Healdsburg B&B’ we had the chance to inform you about a few interesting excursions and activities you and your family could take part in during the early part of May. We’d like to let you know of a few more fun outings you could take part in while you stay at our Healdsburg Inn from now until the beginning of June.

Russian River Rose Open Gardens

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Our Camellia Healdsburg Inn is flooded with several wonderful activities and events that you or your family may want to experience during the second half of May and early June. On Saturday May 19th and Sunday May 20th, you can visit the Russian River Rose Garden’s Nursery. Their nursery is filled with wonderful roses, irises and perennials for the birds, bees and butterflies! If you choose to experience this nursery you will see California’s only PERFUME ROSE fields. You might be able to catch a distillation of rose petals into rose water, rose oil and sample some rose water sorbet! Enjoy the many beautiful garden features, and Smile! Their garden is open from 10 to 5pm and you can find out more by visiting their website:  http:/www.russian-river-rose.com

Breakfast at Breathless

Another activity that may suit you when you stay at our Healdsburg Inn, is to attend Breakfast at Breathless Wines. On Sunday May 27th, you can take the 5-minute trip from our Camellia Healdsburg Inn and join Breathless for their popular ‘Breakfast at Breathless series!’ Held on the last Sunday of each month from April through October.  You’ll enjoy an authentic sweet or savory French Crepe from Brittany Crepes and a delicious glass of bubbles at their tasting room and garden. For pricing and all other information head over to their website: https://www.breathlesswines.com/Wines/Event-Tickets

Wonder Bread 5 at La Crema

Our Healdsburg Inn is always lucky to be surrounded by terrific music. On Sunday May 27th, you can go and enjoy a beautiful afternoon at the La Crema Estate at Saralee’s Vineyard with the international rock and roll party machine known as the Wonder Bread 5. From current hits to classics from the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s and beyond, Wonder Bread 5 delivers rock and dance hits that will keep you dancing all afternoon. Ticket includes a La Crema logo’d wine glass & a glass of wine! Doors open at 12pm and the band starts at 1pm. Wine and food will be available for purchase starting at noon. You can head over to this website for more information and ticket pricing: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wonder-bread-5-concert-tickets-44492488230?aff=efbeventtix

Museum Mondays for Little Ones

If you are staying with us at our Camellia Healdsburg Inn on Monday May 28th and would like to treat your children who range from the ages of 1-5, then heading to the Charles Shultz Museum is a great option for you and your kids. On the last Monday of the month the museum will offer stories, arts and crafts activities, and movement games. The doors open at 10am and last until lunch time. Head over to their website for directions from our Healdsburg Inn and for all other event details: https://schulzmuseum.org/learn/calendar-of-events/?EventId=32256&eventscheduleid=233942

20th Annual Healdsburg Jazz Festival

Like we said earlier, our Healdsburg Inn is always surrounded by exceptional music events, so the Healdsburg Jazz Festival is another stop we think anyone will enjoy. Starting on June 1st and lasting until June 10th, you and your family can help in Celebrating 20 years of bringing jazz performance, education & culture to the community.

Local guitarist Julian Lage and the genre-spanning Bill Frisell will open the 2018 Healdsburg Jazz Festival at the SHED in Healdsburg on Friday, June 1, to kick off 10 days of great jazz in during the 20th Anniversary Festival. Other artists over the first weekend alone include the Fred Hersch Trio and Trio La Paz, with guests Anat Cohen and Claudia Villela, saxophonist and flutist Charles Lloyd performing with Zakir Hussain, Gerald Clayton, Eric Harland and others.

The 10-day event will be an exceptional time for anyone interested in enjoying music. The tickets have already gone on sale, so head over to this website to learn more and to purchase tickets. http://www.healdsburgjazzfestival.org/

The Camellia Healdsburg Inn

The month of May is only the start of so many wonderful experiences and activities you can be a part of while you stay at our Healdsburg Inn. Our location is in the center of everything and our staff has a lot of other wonderful destinations that they want to tell you about. We’d love to hear from you, so we can help book your next trip and to answer any questions you might have about our Healdsburg Inn and everything we offer. If you’re are planning to stay with us in the future, check back here for more lists of upcoming events that will be occurring during those times you are planning to stay at the Camellia Healdsburg Inn.

It’s ‘May’ to Remember when you stay at the Camellia Inn Healdsburg B&B

“We cannot stop the winter or the summer from coming. We cannot stop the spring or the fall or make them other than they are. They are gifts from the universe that we cannot refuse. But we can choose what we will contribute to life when each arrives.” – Gary Zukav

Camellia Inn Healdsburg B&B

This quote can’t be any more accurate. No matter the season or time, when it comes to planning a vacation or getaway, the contribution you put into it should be met with the same contribution from the destination you choose. The staff we have at our Camellia Inn Healdsburg b&b is the best in the business in our biased opinion. Whether it’s Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall our staff at the Camellia Inn Healdsburg b&b will do everything in their power to make your stay with us a memorable one.

A May to remember!

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Now that the April showers have come and gone, this can be a May to remember. Our staff at the Camellia Healdsburg b&b have made up a list of some exciting things to do in Healdsburg during the month of May. Please don’t hesitate to contact us to inquire about these events for further detail.

Spring Vineyard Hike

On May 10th and May 11th, you can head on over to Jordan Vineyard & Winery for a hiking excursion, that will feature mountain views, wildlife, vineyards, lakes, wine tasting and more. This $95 event is a hike that will start at Vista Point, which is the highest hilltop on the 1,200-acre ranch. Our Healdsburg B&B staff assures that this isn’t an overwhelming hike, but you should be in the right frame of mind to cover a 3-mile stretch of hills and valleys. You’ll have an opportunity to taste the Jordan Estates Olive Oil in a nice spot under the trees, and then finish the hike off back at the Winery Chateau on their terrace for a fun charcuterie picnic and wine tasting of Jordan Chardonnay and Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon. For more information and to book this excursion, you can click this link: https://www.jordanwinery.com/events/spring-vineyard-hike-4

Girlfriends on the Green

We know this event is just around the corner, and it might be sold out, but our Healdsburg b&b really believes this is an important one to be a part of. If not this year, then next year for sure. Soroptimist Int’l of Healdsburg proudly presents their 9th annual women’s golf tournament, Girlfriends on the Green, to be held on May 11, 2018 at Healdsburg Golf Club at Tayman Park. It is a four-player scramble with contests and prizes followed by a dinner reception with live auction and Dutch raffle. Proceeds benefit the Shannon Boaz Memorial Scholarship for Active Girls providing scholarships for girls in our local community to participate in sports, arts, science and various extra-curricular activities. Head to their website for more information by clicking here http://www.soroptimisthealdsburg.com/. Now this tournament may be sold out this year but put it on your calendars for next year. Hey, you might be able to sneak into this tournament if a team has had to cancel last minute. Contact our staff at our Camellia Inn Healdsburg b&b to find out.

Esprit du Rhône

This is a fun get together that our staff at our Healdsburg b&b think is a great choice for our guests. Join the newest event along the Wine Road ~ Esprit du Rhône! This is a weekend celebrating the spirit of the Rhône. For $40 a person, on Friday May 18, from 6pm until 8pm you can join 20 winemakers for a casual walk-around tasting at Longboard Vineyards. Here you can sample wine, enjoy apps, live music and play some games. Click this link to read about all the details for this fun event that our Healdsburg b&b thinks you’ll enjoy: https://www.wineroad.com/events/esprit-du-rhone/

Luther Burbank Rose Parade

If you’re lucky enough to be staying with us at our Camellia Inn Healdsburg b&b at the time of this event, then consider yourself lucky. The 124th Annual Luther Burbank Rose Parade & Festival celebrates with “Together We Rose” as the theme on Saturday, May 19 in Downtown Santa Rosa. They will be celebrating the strength of community and reflecting back on the last 150 years of existence. We at our Healdsburg B&B think this year will be so emotional and unifying. Award-winning floats, marching groups and school bands and non-profits will fill the streets with excitement and the Courthouse Square will be the site of a fun filled day of live music, food booths and activities for the whole family. Parade is 10 am to 12 noon with the Festival starting at 9 am to 2:30 pm. http://roseparadefestival.com

The Camellia Healdsburg B&B

The month of May can be a month to remember for so many reasons if you decide to stay with us at our Camellia Inn Healdsburg B&B. Whatever you choose to do, like take advantage of our Spa, or our breakfast, or if you choose to take part in one of these fun staff-picked Sonoma County events we’ve listed here, we believe you will enjoy yourselves immensely. Please, I know we always mention this, but it’s true, our staff is waiting for you to contact them! No matter the question or concern, or the type of help you need, we want to help contribute to you getting the most out of your stay with us at the Camellia Inn Healdsburg b&b.

Camelllia Inn Healdsburg Ca Lodging…Say Yes to the Best

“Gonna travel, gonna travel wild and free, I’m gonna pack my bags because this great big world is calling me” – Elvis Presley – Harem Holiday

This Elvis Presley song is the truth! We believe there’s a deep call for travel. We have built a business revolving around that idea. Our Healdsburg Ca lodging destination has been designed to let you pack your bags and answer that call to travel. The Camellia Inn Bed and Breakfast can be that perfect place for your next personal getaway, family vacation, romantic getaway or any other reason you may have. There ae many things we believe you should consider before you decide on our Healdsburg Ca lodging.

Is a Healdsburg Ca Lodging the Right Fit?

Healdsburg Ca Lodging

Here are a few questions we think are important for you to consider before you decide to stay at our Camellia Inn B&B or any other Healdsburg Ca lodging b&b:

  1. Do you prefer smaller, more intimate Healdsburg Ca lodging accommodations than a large hotel?
  2. Do you appreciate rooms that are individually decorated, especially with antiques or period furniture?
  3. Do you enjoy getting to know other travelers over a lavish communal breakfast?
  4. Do you like staying in residential neighborhoods or quiet rural settings?
  5. Do you enjoy the experience of a “home away from home” — including personal touches like the innkeepers’ cat curled up in the corner of the living room?
  6. Do you like having the personal attention and expertise of an innkeeper at your disposal?
  7. Do you appreciate transparent pricing (many B&B’s list nightly rates on their Web sites)?

If you’ve answered yes to these questions about planning a Healdsburg Ca lodging adventure, then let us give you an idea of what you’ll expect to enjoy when you stay with us at the Camellia Inn.

Perfect Location

The Camellia Inn Healdsburg Ca lodging is in the heart of our beautiful city. Walk to the Healdsburg plaza with wineries, boutique shopping and Zagat and Michelin rated restaurants. Comfortable and friendly hospitality with lovely queen and king rooms, off-street parking, pool. Located in the town of Healdsburg in the heart of Sonoma County’s wine country, the Inn has more than 50 varieties of camellias on the landscaped grounds and surrounding our villa-style swimming pool. Merging technology and charm, Camellia Inn is the first of the Healdsburg Ca lodging accommodations to offer iPads for guest use in the Inn’s nine guest rooms.

Rooms and Vacation Rentals

Our Healdsburg Ca lodging choices are both relaxing and rewarding. If you want to stay with us in the heart of downtown in one of our comfortable rooms and be around many pf our other wonderful guests, then we’d love to accommodate you. You can check out our on-site rooms by clicking right here. If you’d like a bigger and more private place, than one of our vacations rentals might be the perfect choice for you. You can click right here to get a better idea of what our vacation rentals look like. Just know, 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 that can fit two people, and we will provide you with complimentary wireless.

Get in my Belly!

The breakfast at our Healdsburg Ca lodging is another reason why you’ll want to stay with us at the Camellia Inn. We believe in supporting our local farmers, ranchers, and local businesses, and do so whenever possible when crafting our Healdsburg breakfast for our guests.  Breakfast ingredients are locally-sourced, organic and sustainable, in-season and “right off the farm” fresh. If you’ve never had an egg that wasn’t shipped to a grocery store from far away, eating breakfast at the Camellia Inn will be a revelation. Our eggs come from local hens that are well treated, and they’re delivered fresh daily.

Healdsburg Ca Lodging

So, now you’ve got the travel juices flowing! You’ve answered yes to all the questions about staying at a b&b, and you’ve decided to stay at our Healdsburg Ca lodging. We know that our ideal location, our beautiful rooms and vacation rentals, and our delicious locally sourced breakfast helped in a major way in your decision making. Our Healdsburg Ca lodging has so many other assets to your travels that we’d love to bring to your attention. Please feel free to call or email us at anytime and ask us about what those assets are. Our staff has their fingers on the pulse of everything going on in Healdsburg and will gladly lead you in the right direction. If you’d just like to look our website over, please be our guest by clicking this THE CAMELLIA INN BED AND BREAKFAST. We look forward to hearing from you.

Sunshine and Smiles, how about a Healdsburg, Ca Spa Experience?

I looked outside today, the sun was shining over the Camellia’s in our garden at our Healdsburg, Ca Spa. How beautiful that sight is every morning! Especially this time of year, when the weather heats up, and we can spend so much time outside soaking up the sun, swimming in the pool or even getting a massage at a spa. We can only imagine what you are thinking about right now, and what you are thinking about doing in the coming months if you are going to be traveling.

These spring and summer months will most likely have you traveling with family, friends, significant others, or even for work. There’s so much you’ll look to do and want to do! One relaxing experience you can investigate is to look for Healdsburg, Ca Spa getaways. The Camellia Inn b&b is one destination that would love to supply you with the information you need for a Healdsburg, Ca Spa experience. Here is just a taste of what our Camellia Inn in Healdsburg, Ca, Spa experience can offer you.

Our Healdsburg, Ca Spa

Healdsburg Ca Spa

We don’t claim to have the market covered when it comes to the Healdsburg, Ca Spa experience. But, we can claim to be the very best at what we do during our Spa treatments at our Camellia Inn b&b. We have several aspects that set us apart from other Healdsburg, Ca Spa experiences. First, our Healdsburg, Ca Spa at the Camellia Inn was created to enhance a memorable experience of luxurious relaxation. Located in our original sun porch with period tile floors and tall ceiling, it is an elegant sanctuary of retreat.

Next, we have a great set of treatments you can select from. Then, we have unique and enticing specials you can choose from. You can also click this THE SPA link to see what our pricing is for each Spa treatment.

Our Healdsburg, Ca Spa Menu

Relaxing Swedish Massage which can be for individuals or Couples. Both are 60/90 minutes long. If you’d like an individual massage in your guest room, we’d be happy to accommodate. It’s just as small extra fee.

Deep Tissue

Our Healdsburg, Ca Spa Deep Tissue massage will focus on tight muscle tissue while providing the deep stress release your body needs. This treatment is also for individuals or couples and can be administered individually in your room for an additional fee. This Spa treatment can be 60 or 90 minutes long.

Master’s Massage

A senior therapist, trained in multiple treatment modalities, will consult with you on the specific needs of your body to create a highly customized treatment utilizing many techniques for ultimate stress relief and relaxation. This is a 90-minute treatment for individuals or couples.

Mother-To-Be

A therapist specially trained in pre-natal massage will address the unique needs of expectant mothers who deserve special pampering. The mother-to-be spa treatment can be 60 or 90 minutes long and will be done in your room or in our sun porch. Whatever makes the Mother-to-be most comfortable.

Reiki

Our 60-minute Healdsburg, Ca Spa Reiki treatment, is a no-touch, visualization technique opens the flow of energy through your body, reaching physical, emotional and spiritual levels.

Special Packages

Our Healdsburg, Ca Spa has a unique and exceptional list of Special Packages that we think you’ll enjoy. Here is a list of those with a sentence or two about them. Please click on any of them at any time to read their full descriptions and offerings.

A Special for Golfers

Do you like Golf and Massages? Then this customized package is just for you. A 60-minute golf lesson and couples massage will make for a wonderful retreat.

Babymoon Special

We offer a special “Babymoon” package for moms-to-be! Our Babymoon special includes a pampering mother-to-be massage and chocolates to satisfy that craving. We love you moms!

Camellia Inn-Dulge

Luxuriate in a feast of the senses, celebrating the best of Sonoma Wine country. Relax with our ultimate massage offering, dine out at one of Healdsburg’s exceptional restaurants and enjoy a chauffeur-driven tour of wineries, including a private winery experience. There’s way more to this package, so please click the Camellia Inn-Dulge link.

Chocolate Covered Wednesdays

Make a sweet escape to the Wine Country to enjoy an incredible chocolate experience. Best of all, there is no additional charge for Chocolate Covered Wednesdays. Join us any Wednesday night for complimentary chocolate.

Getting over the breakup

A bed, a breakfast, a book, some wine, some cheese, some ice-cream and a massage. The package is guaranteed to put you on the road to break-up recovery.

Quick Break Away

This package is for anyone needing a quick enjoyable retreat.

Wine Country Date

This is Our most popular Healdsburg, Ca Spa package! Click on this WINE COUNTRY DATE link to get every detail.

Work Out Wellness

This Healdsburg Ca, Spa package we offer at the Camellia Inn is perfect or anyone wanting to rejuvenate, stay fit and work out those tired muscles all in one visit.

Healdsburg, Ca Spa Experiences

We believe that you will experience the very best spa treatments while staying with us at the Camellia Inn b&b. The list of Healdsburg, Ca Spa treatments and special packages is an extensive one, and one we pride ourselves in. Our therapists are all exceptionally trained and eager to treat you. Please contact us if you have any other questions or to set up a Healdsburg, Ca Spa treatment. Cheers!

Expect it all at our Camellia Healdsburg Inn

“Sweet days of summer, the jasmine’s in bloom

July is dressed up and playing her tune

And I come home from a hard day’s work

And you’re waiting there, not a care in the world

See the smile a-waitin’ in the kitchen, food cookin’ and the plates for two

Feel the arms that reach out to hold me, in the evening when the day is through

Summer breeze, makes me feel fine, blowing through the jasmine in my mind”

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I know we are dating ourselves here with the song ‘Summer Breeze’ by Seals and Croft, but doesn’t it just feel right reading the lyrics right now? It’s April, spring has sprung forward, and the sun is patrolling the sky just a little bit longer. Summer is right around the corner, and there’s no better time like now to plan a stay with us at our Healdsburg Inn. It’s just the right thing to do, for so many reasons.

Do it like Demi

As Demi Lovato sings, ‘I’m sorry, not sorry.” Honestly, we hope we are back in your good graces with a current musician. But seriously, we are sorry, that we aren’t sorry, that summer is right around the corner. Everything in Healdsburg is livelier during this time. People are walking the Plaza and Center street, shopping, tasting wine and eating delicious food at restaurants. We have so many different types of people staying with us at our Camellia Healdsburg Inn and it’s such a treat. But what should you expect when you stay at our bed and breakfast?

Expect the Unexpected

Special touches from warm and friendly owners who love what they do and the guests they serve.  The character of the Healdsburg Inn is a large reflection of the owner’s personality.  Nowhere else will you get the pampering that is available at our Camellia Inn B&B.  Everything from, exceptional linens and bedding to a breakfast that can be catered just for you. We’ll also help you plan your days and night out. That is what innkeepers do best and love doing.  Once you try our Healdsburg Inn, you will be hooked for life.

Expect a Real Spa Experience

Booking a Healdsburg Inn Spa treatment with us at the Camellia Inn won’t break your bank. We are competitively priced and our licensed massage therapists are trained in all modalities. Located in our original sun porch with period tile floors and tall ceiling, it is an elegant sanctuary of retreat. If you book a guest room with us, we can do individual massages in your room for a small upgrade fee. This way, you can melt away in the comfort of your own room. Please click here, to peak at all our Healdsburg Inn Spa treatments.

Expect a Beautiful Breakfast

When it comes to breakfast our Healdsburg Inn B&B has you covered for whatever experience you want. We know that everyone’s type of stay is different and a lot of you want your privacy. With that said, our main dining room table is perfect for homestyle dining. We pride ourselves on being unobtrusive, so if you don’t want to dine with everyone else, we can set you up in your room as well. Or we can make you something to go. Like we said, our Healdsburg Inn has you covered.

We believe in supporting our local farmers, ranchers, and local businesses. Whenever possible, our breakfast ingredients are locally-sourced, organic and sustainable, in-season and “right off the farm” fresh. If you’ve never had an egg that wasn’t shipped to a grocery store from far away, eating breakfast at our Healdsburg Inn will be a revelation. Our eggs come from local hens that are well treated, and they’re delivered fresh daily.

So, head down to our dining area around 7:15 am for some warm beverages and hang out. Around 8:30am we’ll start putting out all the fresh delicious breakfast delicacies to enjoy.

Expect it all at the Camellia Inn

Our Healdsburg Inn has a rich history and we at the Camellia Inn can accommodate anything. If you are needing a getaway, and would like some wine, food and a massage, then we have the package or room for you. If you want to come to the Healdsburg Inn for your romantic getaway, we have the Wine Country Date package that’ll meet that need. Also, if you’re looking to host a party or get together with a group of friends, we have off-site rooms that will give you your privacy while also being connected to the Camellia Innkeepers.

Summertime at our Healdsburg Inn

We can’t stress enough, how excited we are that summer is so close! We can’t stress enough how great Healdsburg is during the summertime. So much to see and so much to do. Interested yet? We thought so! Come to our website by clicking here and explore for yourself through visually what we want to provide you with. If you are all ready to book a stay with us, please click this contact us link and we’ll get the process started.

It's All About You when You are Lodging in Healdsburg at the Camellia Inn Bed and Breakfast

“Everything is just better in California – the wine, the food, fruits and vegetables, the comforts of living. Even the instrumentalists are generous and curious. Everything is wonderful.” – Beth Anderson

We love the passion of this quote, and we at the Camellia Inn Bed and Breakfast can’t agree with Beth Anderson more. Of course, we are going to be bias because we live in Northern California and our lodging in Healdsburg is one of those wonderful treats that Northern California has waiting for you. Lodging in Healdsburg is a topic of conversation for so many different reasons. We imagine that the reasons lodging in Healdsburg is on your minds is due to travel plans. Those travel plans may have different itineraries such as, business travel, family vacations, wine tastings, spa weekends or group events. Lodging in Healdsburg with us at the Camellia Inn Bed and Breakfast is an ideal choice for you for so many reasons.

Places to Visit when Lodging in Healdsburg

Wine Country

Lodging in Healdsburg
While lodging in Healdsburg at our bed and breakfast there are three renowned wine growing regions to get acquainted with. The Dry Creek Valley, Alexander Valley and Russian River Valley have dozens of wine hospitality rooms for the area’s premier wineries. Napa Valley, Sonoma Valley, the Russian River, the Pacific Ocean, Armstrong Redwoods and Mendocino are close enough for a daytrip. Here are a few of our favorite wineries to stop at while lodging in Healdsburg.

C Donatiello

If you are looking for a winery with a cool vibe while lodging in Healdsburg, then C Donatiello should be on that list. If you want to hang out with a personable staff and have an exceptional Pinot or Chardonnay, then stop in. They have some great packages that include, wine and cheese and a great coffee and wine package. Chris Donatiello and Lisa Weast are two wonderful people that’ll treat you right and leave a smile on your face.

Bella Vineyards and Wine Caves

Another great winery to visit while lodging in Healdsburg is Bella Vineyards. According to Libby Cunningham who works there, “Bella’s wine cave is something everyone loves. The atmosphere is amazing. It’s a great place to picnic on the grass. It’s pet friendly and you will enjoy a great glass of wine.” She also went on to talk about a one of their wine selections which is the Lily Hill estate which is grown on the property. We trust Libby immensely, so you should most definitely put this on top of that itinerary during your stay with us at the Camellia Inn or wherever you are lodging in Healdsburg.

Food and the Camellia Inn Breakfast

Besides the many wineries, so many people decide to book their lodgings in Healdsburg because they want to experience the many fantastic eateries that Healdsburg has to offer. There are so many choices for you, such as wonderful Japanese food at the Taste of Tea, or a delightful menu at Café Lucia, and delicious Italian food at Campo Fina. These are just a few options to decide from while lodging in Healdsburg. When you are lodging with us at the Camellia Inn, the breakfast part of our bed and breakfast is something that you won’t want to miss.
We believe in supporting our local farmers, ranchers, and local businesses. Whenever possible, our breakfast ingredients are locally-sourced, organic and sustainable, in-season and “right off the farm” fresh. If you’ve never had an egg that wasn’t shipped to a grocery store from far away, eating breakfast at the Camellia Inn will be a revelation. Our eggs come from local hens that are well treated, and they’re delivered fresh daily.
Although Healdsburg and Sonoma County are known for producing renowned wines, many people don’t know that the terroir (taste of the earth) that is essential to producing those award-winning grapes is also responsible for our amazing agricultural bounty. Not only are fabulous grapes produced here but so much more comes from the soil, the individual farmers and a dedication to sustainability and producing the very best.

Lodging in Healdsburg

Whatever the reason is for your travels, lodging in Healdsburg at the Camellia Inn Bed and Breakfast will treat you to some wonderful wineries, eateries and beauty. We believe when lodging in Healdsburg, there isn’t enough time to visit all the places you want to, so we’d love to help you with your plans. Our wonderful staff has their fingers on the pulse of Sonoma County and especially Healdsburg. Whether your travels are for a day, a weekend or an on overnighter, our staff will lead you in the right direction, so you can go home knowing that you’ve had an experience to hold on to. Also, an experience that’ll make you want to come back time after time. Please click here to contact us so we can get your travel plans headed in the right direction.

Pliny the Younger and the Camellia Inn – A match made in Heaven

“Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears.” ? John Lennon

How true is this from John Lennon? I think we all can agree that life should be enjoyed through the relationships we have and the times we spend with smiles on our faces. Food for me, brings the biggest smile to my face. Wine for so many of the tourists, who stay at the Camellia Inn brings smiles to their faces. And, the easy going, welcoming vibe of Healdsburg, California is yet another reason for so many other enormous smiles.
So, the 2018 new year is in full swing and there’s so much that’ll bring a smile to your face. Especially, if you’ve chosen to book a trip in Northern California while staying at one of the exceptional Healdsburg Inn lodgings. If you are into beer, the next 14 days are an exceptional time to book your stay at our Camellia Healdsburg Inn.

Pliny the Younger

 
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Russian River Brewing Company, located 16 miles from our Healdsburg Inn released their world-famous Pliny the Younger beer on Friday February 2nd.The Russian River Brewing Company releases this beer, once a year for two weeks, every February. The fantastic thing about this release isn’t that it’s a tasty beer, which it is, but the release brings people from all over the world. We’ve had visitors from Germany, Switzerland, and Australia all stay at our Healdsburg Inn. Healdsburg, for some, wasn’t the first option for these beer connoisseurs, but the hotels and Inn’s in Santa Rosa book up months in advance, so an alternate plan always arises. A Healdsburg Inn becomes many people’s next choice.

Beer and Breakfast?

Some of our Healdsburg Inn guests have also told us that they love having us make them one of our locally sourced breakfasts ‘To-Go.’ Yes, the Camellia Inn Bed and Breakfast does breakfast to go. The reason why this is popular, our guests can eat it as they stand in the big line waiting to get into the Brewing Company. People start waiting in line each day at 3 or 4 am to enter as one of the first groups when Russian River Brewing Company opens at 11:00 am. The wait time will always be in the hours, so having a nice fresh breakfast and fresh coffee from our Healdsburg Inn is such a unique bonus.
In the end, people who stay with us at our Healdsburg Inn Bed and Breakfast and attend the Pliny the Younger release come back to stay with us the next year. It’s been brought to our attention, that many of the people who stay at our Healdsburg Inn during this beer release, love staying outside of Santa Rosa. A guest told us, “Santa Rosa becomes a zoo in February. All the restaurants are packed, the hotels are booked, and all the parking spots are taken. We love the beer, but Santa Rosa isn’t San Francisco. It’s great to be in Santa Rosa where you can enjoy the Pliny the Younger or Blind Pig and then get the heck out of there.” We understand completely, and understand the desire for accessibility during a time of craziness. That’s a huge reason why a Healdsburg Inn stay is becoming more and more popular during this time.

Be Safe and Pliny On

When it comes down to it, the month of February is all about the Russian River Brewing company and its release of their once a year Pliny the Younger. The release of this beer has become such an event that people from all over the world plan their trips a year in advance. Santa Rosa Hotels and Airbnb’s get booked quickly, so the Pliny visitors are in need of a place to stay. Healdsburg and the Healdsburg Inn scene has become the next best thing during this fun time.
We can’t stress enough that we are 20 minutes from the Russian River Brewing Company, so the need for safety is key. We highly recommend a car service, or Lyft, or Uber or a cab. You can contact us, when you book your stay at the Camellia Inn, for any car or limo service questions. If you’ve planned to go multiple times to the Russian River Pliny the Younger release, having a car service is an excellent idea. The beer is strong and the effects can be overwhelming. Having a trusted driver watching out for you and your things is an excellent way to go.

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In the end, the Pliny the Younger beer release is a fantastic time for Sonoma County. People from all over the globe head into our county and enjoy what we get to enjoy every day. If you want to get more information you can head over to their website by clicking right here on Pliny the Younger. We highly recommend staying with us at the Camellia Inn or any other Healdsburg Inn during the Pliny release. If you’re just coming for a night and need an excellent rest after your day of drinking wonderful beer, or if you have a few extra days with friends, staying in Healdsburg, California is the very definition of what John Lennon wrote in the quote above. Drinking beer and enjoying your time is the way you can continue to ‘Count your life by smiles.”
 

Where to go for bed and breakfast in Healdsburg

Do you love drinking wine in a relaxed environment after enjoying a colorful festival or an exciting outdoor activity? Then Healdsburg should be your destination. This charming small town with remarkable landscapes and pleasant weather, is located right here in northern California, in Sonoma County. Healdsburg is famous for its five-star cuisine, the fantastic wine growing appellations and the rolling hills. In such a place, enjoying bed and breakfast in Healdsburg is guaranteed. Read on to discover one of the best places Healdsburg has to offer.  Book your lodging with us and have a memorable time with friends and family.

We’re #1 bed and breakfast in Healdsburg

bed and breakfast in HealdsburgIf you intend to make sweet memories with a loved one, family or friends then welcome to the Camellia Inn. We top in service delivery, dignity, serenity and technology. Situated in Sonoma County, you will love our bed and breakfast package. The package features nine rooms that are not only welcoming but also comfortable.
Our rooms are beautifully designed and you’ll fall head over heels with our broad antique furnishings that blend naturally. The beddings are of the highest quality and you’ll definitely enjoy sleep time to the fullest. You may be wondering how you can keep in touch with your favorite news; no need to worry. We are equipped with the latest technology. When you retire from a fun and tiring day, you will find an iPad in your room, ready to connect you to the world!
When travelling as a group you can enjoy our comfortable and hygienic cottages and off-site apartments. If you are the active type, there are plenty of outdoor events for you to enjoy such as hiking, golfing, wine tasting, horseback riding or exploring the beautiful grounds filled with various camellia plants that give this Inn its name. The Camellia Inn is definitely the crème de la crème of bed and breakfast in the world.  Here you can wake up to a cup of freshly roasted coffee and a mouthwatering breakfast that will take your breath away.
If you can visit us in April, you will get a chance to harvest the beautiful roses at the nearby distillery. Seize the moment for a truly unforgettable experience. There’s lots of magical things to do in Healdsburg and you’ll be happy you booked with us when you stay here. Feel free to call us today for bed and breakfast in Healdsburg.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Healdsburg Breakfast – Can you Smell the Bacon?

“Breakfast was only worth having when somebody else made it for you.” – Caroline B. Cooney

Healdsburg Breakfast
How spot on is this quote from Caroline Cooney? Why is it so much better to eat breakfast at a restaurant rather than at home? It’s probably the fact that there’s no clean up involved and that the food is probably fresher than what you have sitting in your refrigerators. Our Healdsburg breakfast at the Camellia Inn Bed and Breakfast will be doing the cooking for you. Fresh, Locally Grown, & Delicious is what we live by when it comes to our breakfast. Whenever possible, our breakfast ingredients are locally-sourced, organic and sustainable, in-season and “right off the farm” fresh. Click this: Camellia Inn Breakfast, to read more about the many options we have for you during breakfast time at our Camellia Inn.
Obviously, when you stay with is at our B&B, you’ll have that option for breakfast each morning you wake up. There’s no pressure to eat breakfast with us. We completely understand that you might want to get a taste of the town. There are some wonderful Healdsburg breakfast options for you to choose from. Here are a few of those Healdsburg breakfast spots that we at the Camellia Inn have enjoyed over the years.

Flakey Cream DO-Nuts & Coffee Shop

Let’s just start this Healdsburg Breakfast list off with a blast from the past feeling breakfast joint. Flakey Cream DO-Nuts & Coffee Shop is located at 441 Center St. Only a 5-minute walk from our front door, This Healdsburg breakfast spot isn’t the place you go to for the feel. Flakey Cream DO-Nuts & Coffee Shop is the place you go to spend a reasonable amount of money for some hearty delicious breakfast food.
If you’ve read any of our other blog posts that have mentioned breakfast menu’s, then you’ll realize how fond I am of corned beef hash and eggs. Flakey Cream DO-Nuts & Coffee Shop won’t let you down there. They have a fantastic corned beef and hash option. 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.

Shed

So, I’m not going to be like Will Ferell on Saturday Night live and yell at you to ‘GET OFF THE SHED’, rather I’m going to yell at you to ‘GET INTO THE SHED!” This Healdsburg breakfast spot is a nice place to enjoy some farm to table style menu items. SHED has a wonderful ambiance to it. It’s a very clean spot to enjoy your breakfast any day of the week.
The theme of this Healdsburg breakfast blog seems to be boiling down to a biscuits and gravy review. But seriously, SHED’s biscuits and gravy are to die for. You can also order this exceptional menu option, Anson Mills Stone Ground Polenta with a slow poached egg, garlic Scapes, wild mushrooms, and swiss chard Conserva. Trust us, it’s a must. Located at 25 North St, our B&B is only two minutes from this Healdsburg breakfast masterpiece!

Singletree Café

The Singletree Café, located on 165 Healdsburg Ave, is a lead pipe lock when you are deciding on a Healdsburg Breakfast option. A three-minute car ride from the Camellia Inn is where the Singletree Café sits waiting for you to come in. 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.

Healdsburg Breakfast

Our Camellia Inn B&B is all about serving you breakfast. Contact us in order to book your rooms and ask us about our breakfast service. We love doing it, and so do these Healdsburg breakfast spots we listed in this blog post. This is just a few of the many breakfast places that are at your disposal when you stay with us or anywhere in Healdsburg. We suggest you take advantage of our daily locally sourced and delicious breakfast first. Then, head out and get a taste of the town.
“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

Eat your hearts out while lodging in Healdsburg California

Healdsburg, California is host to some of the best lodgings in Sonoma County, and we at the Camellia Inn Bed and Breakfast are a part of that. Our bed and breakfast has many options for you when you are planning your lodging. From our many cozy and comfortable on and offsite rooms, to our Spa and it’s many excellent treatments, and to our locally sourced breakfast. Lodging with the Camellia Inn is a great idea, and most likely, not the only thing you’ll need to plan while on your trip to Sonoma County.
If you’ve indeed decided to book your lodging anywhere in Sonoma County, then you’re most likely looking to stop in and partake in the many delicious eateries Sonoma County has to offer. Since you’ve booked your lodging with us at the Camellia Inn, here is a list of eateries near our lodging and some where you’ll need to take a nice little trip to get to; none are more than 20 minutes away.

Healdsburg California – Baci Cafe & Wine Bar

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Located at 3336 Healdsburg Ave, Baci is only a five-minute walk from your Camellia Inn Bed and Breakfast lodging. When you check out this place, you’ll have to be in the mood for an up-tempo and busy atmosphere. This is a high flying social buzzing restaurant that has excellent service and even better food. Start off with the Carpaccio and the Burrata appetizers, follow that with the short ribs, the excellent Bolognese sauce or the exceptional Petrale Sole. If you don’t already have a sense about Wines and what they should be paired with, don’t hesitate to ask your servers. They are some of the best around and most knowledgeable on the wine pairing topic. They are glad and ready to help you get the very best out of your dining experience.

Dierks Parkside Café

Located at 446 Santa Rosa Ave in Santa Rosa, Dierks Parkside Café is worth the 15-minute drive from your Healdsburg lodging. This brilliant breakfast establishment has been a main stay of Santa Rosa for many years and has another location on 1422 4th street. You can check that location out, but the original has all the ambiance and history which, in our opinion, leads to a better eating experience.
What you’ll need to consider first, the restaurant is a small one and the whole town wants to eat here, especially on the weekends. But, the wait is worth it. The food you’ll receive is second to none and the serving sizes are big and not too hard on the wallet. A few staples are the delicious chicken fried steak and my personal favorite, corned beef hash. Both were among the best that we’ve had. The chicken fried steak has an exceptional flavor and fantastic breading. The service is always prompt and extremely reliable. You’ll probably need a morning nap, so head back to your lodging and take a nap in one of the Camellia Inn’s comfortable beds.

Amy’s Wicked Slush

Located at 13840 Healdsburg Ave, Amy’s Wicked Slush is another short 4-minute drive or ten-minute walk from the front doors of your Camellia Inn lodging. We can’t express enough how fun this place is, and quick. If you are in a hurry and just need something to hold you over, this is your place. If you’re lodging in Healdsburg and are out walking around with your family, and your kids are in the mood for a delicious slushy, again this is the place to check out. From Bagels to Meatball Subs, Regular brewed Coffee to Waffle Cones, Amy’s Wicked Slush is a real treat of a choice while lodging in Sonoma County.

Russian River Brewing Company

Located at 725 4th street in Santa Rosa, California, Russian River Brewing Company is a must visit while lodging anywhere in Sonoma County. It’s just a short 15 minute drive from your lodging in Healdsburg. Their beer list is second to none in the area. From the Blind Pig to their most popular Pliny IPA, the beers are amazing. But a lot of people don’t recognize Russian River Brewing Company for some of the most delicious appetizers, salads and mouth-watering Pizzas. This is what I order every time I check into Russian River Brewing Company, A Pint of Blind Pig, A Cesar Salad (which could feed 2), the Drew Bites (a cheese pizza cut up into little bites and topped pepperoncini’s) and followed by a Mikey Pizza (mozzarella, marinara, pepperoni, sausage & caramelized onions). If I’m not too full, I’ll finish the evening with a Belgian style beer that has a fruity taste, it’s called the Damnation. The service is a little spotty because the place is busy almost every night and day. But, it’s well worth the reward when you take your first sips and nibbles.
All in all, there are so many options around the area for you when lodging with us at the Camellia Inn in Healdsburg, California. These are just a few of the choices we have grown to love, and we hope you do to!

Healdsburg B&B for the Holidays – Book your stay and enjoy the Holiday Events

Well, it’s 2 and a half weeks until Christmas! Are you all ready? We here at the Camellia Inn Healdsburg b&b, are ready for you. If you’re planning a trip to the North Bay for the Holidays, and Healdsburg is on your radar, we hope you’ll consider a stay at our Bed and Breakfast. Bring the family, we have plenty of options at our Healdsburg b&b. For example, we have our “Family Suite” with two rooms sharing a bath which can be perfect for up to four. We have so many more options, just head on over to our website to take a peak at everything our Healdsburg b&b has to offer.
Whether you stay with us or at another Healdsburg b&b during the Holidays, there will be a bevy of entertaining options going on in Healdsburg and our surrounding Sonoma County areas. I thought I’d introduce you to a bunch of Holiday events going on, in hopes that it’ll encourage you to plan a Holiday trip and stay at the Camellia Inn.

Holiday Lighted Boat Parade

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On Saturday December 9, from 6 pm until 8pm, The Petaluma River Turning Basin will be having an exceptional boat lighting parade. Check into our Healdsburg b&b, and head down to Petaluma. It’s only a 30-minute drive from our Camellia Inn Healdsburg b&b to the town of Petaluma. We suggest you make a day out of it. There will be free tastings of Pie from the Petaluma Pie Company and the Petaluma Holiday Arts and Crafts Sale will be taking place from 10 am until 4 pm. Then you can kick back and enjoy the Holiday lit and decorated boats float on by. It’s a really great time, and best of all it’s free.

Wine and Dine

I think we all can agree, anything having to do with Wining and Dining is going to get people’s attention. How about a Wine Walking tour? These tours are especially popular during the spring and summer months. But, during the Holidays, they are extremely special. A 4-hour day tour is offered every day, but we highly recommend an evening tour which is only offered from Thursday through Sunday.
Our town of Healdsburg is all lit up in its Holiday glory, so you’ll witness the magic of the season while enjoying the tastes of the town from three of our top restaurants. Enjoy the Christmas tree lit plaza, colorful street decorations, festive window displays and carolers. What’s also unique, your evening tour can be catered around any of the Holiday events that may be happening at that time. Also, our Camellia Inn Headsburg b&b is in the heart of the city, so it can be your home base as you begin your Holiday Wine Walking Tour.
You can get all the information you need here at www.winecountrywalkingtours.com. You can also contact us at our Camellia Healdsburg b&b and we’ll help you get all set up.

Madrona Manor’s Dickens Dinner Series

The Dickens Dinners are a highlight of the year at Madrona Manor, when carolers wander the dining rooms, dressed in period clothing of Olde 19th Century England, and The Twelfth Night Singers pause for private a-cappella serenades of “Jingle Bells” and breathtaking hymns. Even more delicious, is the Michelin-star executive chef Jesse Mallgren’s five-course celebration of new and old holiday traditions, paired with wines. Prices range from $110 – $210 depending on the night. Reservations for Christmas Eve and Christmas day require a non-refundable deposit of $50 per person. The dinner dates are December 8 through December 25th. Stay at our Healdsburg b&b and you’re a five-minute walk from the Madrona Manner. A Michelin Chef and the Camellia Inn Healdsburg b&b, no-brainer!

Horse Drawn Carriage Rides

Santa Rosa, California is only a 15-minute drive from our Healdsburg b&b. Starting back on November 24th and lasting until Christmas Eve, Santa Rosa will be offering exceptional Holiday Horse Carriage rides on the weekends. Weather permitting, you’ll be able to take advantage of a free horse carriage ride around the historic Santa Rosa Railroad Square. Take a ride between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays and from 11 to 3 p.m. on Christmas Eve. For more information you can head over to http://www.railroadsquare.net/

Happy New Year, Charlie Brown!

If you are planning a New Year’s stay at our Healdsburg b&b with your children then on December 31st, the Charles M. Shultz Museum in Santa Rosa has the family event for you. Starting at 10 am you can start to ring in the New Year with Snoopy, hands-on crafts for kids, and Santa Rosa’s only Up-Down and Baby Balloon Drops at noon. There will be root beer toasts at noon and 3:00 p.m.!
I know there is something on this list of Holiday Events that’ll entice a trip and stay at our Camellia Inn Healdsburg b&b. This is also just a short list! There are so many other special Holiday events happening all around us and ones that keep popping up. It’s a great time to book a trip!

Tapas to Tasting Rooms – Healdsburg Has Your Back

Our Camellia Inn Bed and Breakfast is extremely lucky to be in the heart of beautiful Healdsburg, California. For the past 30 years, the Camellia Inn has been providing a comfortable experience the weary business traveler needs, the romantic stays a loving couple needs, a staycation for a much-needed getaway someone might want, and so much more. So, that’s enough about us!
You’ve decided that the Camellia Inn Bed and Breakfast is the best place to stay, now what? There’s so much that Healdsburg has to offer, and what surrounds us is also exceptional. Planning your everyday activities can be a bit overwhelming, especially if you know nothing about our Sonoma or Napa Counties. Everyone here at the Camellia Inn can help you plan any activities you want to take part in. We can also help you plan the whole trip if you just want to take all thought out of it. To give you an idea of some wonderful activities to take part in and some delicious restaurants to fill your belly, then please keep reading. Here are a few ideas for restaurants and activities that we at the Camellia Inn believe are fantastic options for you or yours.

Costeaux French Bakery

If you’ve decided to bypass our breakfast at the Camellia Inn, which is fine wink…wink, then heading over to Costeaux French Bakery is a solid idea. Costeaux French Bakery started in 1923 and has been a Healdsburg staple ever since. Their bread recipes have been extremely successful over the years which has helped them win a handful of awards. Once you walk in, there’s no mistaking the décor as being completely French Bistro. You’ll be surrounded by charcuterie, an assortment of cheeses, and pastries. If you are looking for a top of the line sandwich, then this is your place. Any sandwich on their exceptional bread is a treat, but one of our favorites is the Chicken Panino on their Ciabatta Bread. Their soups are excellent as well as their homemade quiches. You can’t go wrong with a stop here.

Williamson Wines Tasting Room

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One of the most excellent things about the Camellia Inn bed and breakfast in Healdsburg is, we are in walking distance to almost anything you want to do. Two minutes from the Camellia Inn’s front door is Matheson street, and that’s where the fantastic Williamson Wines Tasting Room resides. This shop is a combination tasting room and Wine shop.
What sets this place apart from some other tasting rooms is that you don’t need a reservation. If you’re out and about and enjoying Healdsburg, just head on in. The owners have many award-winning wines for you to taste as well as some food that’ll pair exceptionally well. If you want to plan a private tasting, Williamson Wines Tasting room would love to accommodate that. If you don’t know who to contact, we at the Camellia Inn would love to help you with this.

Bravas

“One of the top 20 tapas restaurants in the U.S.” –Travel + Leisure
Are you a tapas fan? If so, this is one of the best places in Healdsburg to head over to. You can choose from an assortment of cold or hot tapas. My choice for a cold tapa, the Goat Cheese Toast and Beet Salad. You should then move on to the unbelievable Duck Meatballs. Top that off with the warm Monterey Calamari and the Croquetas. Their Spanish Wines and Ports are heavenly as is their Sangria. It’s a must stop for you when you stay at our Camellia Inn.

Noble Folk Ice Cream & Pie Bar

Also, a two-minute walk from the Camellia Inn, the Noble Folk Ice Cream & Pie Bar is a great place to tend to your sweet cravings. The owners of the very popular Moustache Baked Goods decided to open a locally sourced Ice Cream and Pie Par. Their pies will include grains such as faro and buckwheat, and they’ve been known to use almost forgotten cooking techniques and recipes. Their heritage pies are exceptional. The pie offerings as well as ice cream flavors change almost daily, which adds to the allure of this place. A few of us at the Camellia Inn recommend their Mississippi Mud Pie and then their Single Original Stumptown Coffee Flavored Ice Cream.

In the End…

When you book your stay with is at our Camellia Inn Bed and Breakfast, you’ll already be off to the right start. The places I listed above are just a few options for you to help fill your days and nights while staying with us at the Camellia Inn. From Ice Cream and Mud Pies, to Wine Tasting and Tapas, your options are endless. Whatever you choose to take part in, we at the Camellia Inn will be here if you need any support or guidance. Please don’t hesitate to reach out and contact us!