Healdsburg, California is a small tourist oriented town in northern Sonoma County. Due to its most important wine producing regions (Russian River, Dry Creek, & Alexander Valley AVAs), Healdsburg, California has been awarded continuously as one of the top 10 small towns in America. The town is is centered on a 19th-century plaza that provides an important focal point for tourists and locals. There is so much for you to do and see when you are lodging in Healdsburg, Ca. Contact us to put that special weekend together for you. We have ideas like going on a Wine Country Walking Tour, going on a Wine Country Carriage ride, going on a Wine Country Bike Tour, or purchasing one of our Camellia Inn Specials and packages.
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Sonoma Wine Country Getaways
Our long established ties to the area allow the innkeeping staff to arrange private by-appointment-only wine tasting and special experiences. Local taverns and the Bear Republic brew-pub are close to the historic Healdsburg town plaza where Zagat-rated restaurants, wine hospitality rooms, antique stores, art galleries and chic shops provide the best of Wine Country and in every season there are events and free concerts. Surrounding the bed and breakfast inn are three renowned wine growing regions, the Dry Creek Valley, Alexander Valley and Russian River Valley and dozens of wine hospitality rooms for the areas premier wineries. Napa Valley, Sonoma Valley, the Russian River, the Pacific Ocean, Armstrong Redwoods and Mendocino are close enough for a day trip. We’re here to help you plan a wonderful wine getaway.
The Camellia Inn Bed and Breakfast located in the heart of downtown Healdsburg is the place you want to call home when you are deciding on where to hang your hats during your next vacations, Spa Days or getaways. Our Healdsburg, California B&B has been family run for nearly 40 years. Owner Lucy Lewand took ownership from her parents and has transformed the Camellia Inn Bed and Breakfast into one of the most desired lodgings in Healdsburg. Her staff has been with her almost as long as the Bed and Breakfast has been under her ownership. Needless to say, when you decide on the Camellia Inn, you will be choosing a place that takes pride in being one of the most desired places to stay in Healdsburg, California for so many reasons.
During these past 30 plus years, our Healdsburg B&B has developed and continues to develop deep and cherished relationships with our community and its surrounding area. These relationships give our B&B a unique edge when we are planning your stay with us. These connections help us in providing the very best experience for when you are lodging in Healdsburg. Local taverns and the Bear Republic brew-pub are close to the historic Healdsburg town plaza where Zagat-rated restaurants, wine hospitality rooms, antique stores, art galleries and chic shops provide the best of Wine Country. Also, with every season that is on the horizon, an abundance of special events and free concerts present themselves. Our Camelia Inn B&B in Healdsburg, Ca has innkeepers that will be up to date on everything going on, so you won’t feel like you’ve missed out on anything.
We are proud to be just a skip away from so much beauty that our downtown Healdsburg Plaza has to offer. There is also an abundance of beautiful features that you will experience when you stay at our Healdsburg B&B. When the Lewand’s took over ownership of the Inn, they were lucky to have a landscape that was filled richly with over 80 different forms of Camellias. The camellia flower speaks to the heart and expresses positive feelings. Desire or Passion, Refinement, Perfection & Excellence and Faithfulness & Longevity are all the most common meanings for the Camellia. These meanings are the reason why the Lewand’s decided on naming their Healdsburg b&b, the Camellia Inn.
Healdsburg, Ca, a town to Explore
“Whether you live in a city or a small town, and whether you drive a car, take the bus or ride a train, at some point in the day, everyone is a pedestrian.” — Anthony Foxx terrific
I love coming across great quotes like this. Especially those that our Camellia Inn B&B in downtown Healdsburg can truly identify with. There’s no greater truth than coming to Healdsburg and wanting to become a pedestrian almost immediately. There are so many things to experience while on foot in downtown Healdsburg. If you want to do some shopping, stop into some wine or beer bars, or enjoy some gallery time, staying with us at the Camellia Inn b&b in Healdsburg is where your adventure will begin. We are walking distance to so much, or you can park your car in the center of town and mosey around and experience some of these exceptional Healdsburg destinations.
Shopping in downtown Healdsburg
Our Healdsburg lodgings are exceptional for what we offer our guests, but our surrounding area is bountiful in what it offers. If you are looking to do a little shopping while you stay with us than maybe these places are perfect for you.
Zizi: Calling all women! Calling all women! If you’re visiting downtown Healdsburg for your shopping needs, then a stop at Zizi is a must. They specialize in creatively casual clothing. Zizi is one of the most popular women’s stores in downtown Healdsburg. From beautiful Jewelry, to Stiletto’s to casual clothing, Zizi is a great stop for you. Don’t hesitate to make a stop here, they have a lot to offer.
Shoffeitt’s Off the Square: Who isn’t in the mood for a unique souvenir while on vacation in a town with a rich history like Healdsburg? If you said you, then make a pit stop into Shoffeitt’s Off the Square. This downtown Healdsburg icon has a beautiful, stylish and very well put together collection of Vintage, Antique and hand-made treasures for you and your family to look at. It’s a downtown Healdsburg staple!
Art in Downtown Healdsburg: Another reason why our Healdsburg b&b is so lucky to be where we are is due to the magnificent beauty we have for any tourist or local to experience. Whether it’s just on a walk around the Plaza, or if you choose to visit a gallery, there is so much to see and appreciate. Here are a couple galleries we believe you’d enjoy spending some time in while you stay at the Camellia Inn Bed and Breakfast.
Christopher Hill Gallery: The Christopher Hill Gallery is exactly where it should be and that’s in the heart old downtown Healdsburg. The Christopher Hill Gallery is an exceptional spot, where you’ll be able to uncover for yourself a beautiful collection of treasures. The way the collections are presented to you and how it’s so significant and nestled within the area makes it such a beautiful choice to experience. We at the Camellia Inn b&b know firsthand just how unique their artwork is. We appreciate them, and we know that you will as well.
Erickson Fine Art Gallery: A San Francisco transplant, this art gallery has become fully immersed in the community of Healdsburg. They try and emphasize the art from Northern California Artists. They are in a Palladio style building in downtown Healdsburg. Their gallery has three stories of light filled rooms, showcasing the gallery’s broad palette of talent from landscapes and figurative, to abstract.
One World Fair Trade: We think this is one of a select few stops you should make while roaming downtown Healdsburg. One World Fair Trade was established in 2002 and are independently owned. They specialize in authentic handmade gifts, jewelry, home decor, art, sculpture, textiles, clothing and women’s accessories representing the diverse cultures of artisans in Asia, Africa, Latin America, Middle East and the United States. The sale of their products improves the livelihood of disadvantaged artisans and help pay for food, education, healthcare and housing for those who would otherwise lack opportunity for a stable income. They have created a sustainable market with long term buying relationships with their producers representing over 50 countries.
Wine and Beer in downtown Healdsburg
I think you will all agree with us at the Camellia Inn bed and breakfast on this, with any vacation, the need for quality wine and beer is a must. We love our location the most for this reason because, you don’t need to drive anywhere if you choose to drink. The front door of our Healdsburg b&b is walking distance to so much. You can walk around, take part in the wonderful flavors of the area and walk home to your nice and comfortable bed. Here is a nice list of some wine and beer bars that we think you’ll love.
Baci Cafe & Wine Bar: 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.
Willie’s Seafood & Wine Bar: Located in downtown Healdsburg, the East Coast and South America meet Wine Country at Willi’s Seafood & Raw Bar. The inviting vibrant decor and an extensive list of small plates combined with the eclectic seasonal cocktail menu and wide-ranging wine list.
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. 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 so many people order every time they 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, you can 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.
Bear Republic Brewery: Just because we started off with a brewery in Santa Rosa, that doesn’t mean we aren’t confident in the bear republic which is only a short walk from our downtown Healdsburg b&b. The Bear Republic has two locations. Both are exceptional, but the one located just around the corner from our bed and breakfast is the original, and the best, in our opinion. Located in the heart of Wine Country, on the corner of Healdsburg’s historic downtown square, Bear Republic Brewing Company offers award-winning food and world class, handcrafted ales. Established in 1995 by third and fourth generation Sonoma County residents, the Norgrove family invites you to come and discover their diverse menu, family friendly atmosphere and more than 14 freshly brewed beers on tap. You can’t go wrong here.
Our Favorite Healdsburg Wineries
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.
Williamson Wines Tasting Room: 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.
Simi Winery: Simi Winery is a perfect destination when you are staying at our b&b in Healdsburg, Ca. Simi is just like us at The Camellia Inn in terms of wanting to provide you with that home-like atmosphere. Enjoy their wine while you sit outside on their lovely terrace. If you are a lover of great wine, Simi won’t let you down here. Like it says on their website, “Great Wine Brings People Together!” Simi has a beautiful and warm kitchen as well and is always filled with wonderful people. All-together, our little b&b in Healdsburg is happy to say that Simi Winery is one of the best wineries Healdsburg has to offer.
Matrix Winery: If you are looking to enjoy an excellent Pinot, then heading over to Matrix Winery is what our Camellia Inn bed and breakfast thinks is a great idea. They have wonderful views of the beautiful Russian River Valley. Their tasting room has a friendly staff and is versed with immense wine knowledge. The overall experience waiting for you at Matrix Winery is second to none in our humble opinion. You will be tasting some of the best wines around at one of Healdsburg, California’s finest wineries.
The idea of getting away from the stress of life and letting your struggles fade away is exactly what we want for you at the Camellia Inn Bed and Breakfast with our onsite Spa. Our Healdsburg Spa is all about you and giving you the very best experience possible. We’ll bring that serene setting when you come to our sun porch that’s rich with period tile floors and a tall ceiling, we also offer individual massage in your room.
If you want a different spa experience than the ones we offer at the Camellia Inn B&B, then we highly recommend Elements on the Plaza and The Spa at the Healdsburg hotel. Elements on the Plaza offers you a wonderful location, which is right on the Healdsburg Plaza. You can book a massage, facial, or seasonal body polish that promotes your skin’s natural ability to regenerate. At the Spa at the Healdsburg Hotel, they will use custom products crafted from local Sonoma County farms. Enjoy the Wine and Honey Wrap, with local honey and organically farmed sauvignon blanc from Quivira Vineyards in the Dry Creek Valley.
Begin the Journey
We’re here to help you plan a wonderful vacation to the area. Check Availability online, call us (707) 433-8182, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or come by to talk to us in person. We are located at 211 North St, Healdsburg, CA 95448. Our excellent staff is waiting your correspondence so we can start planning that weekend to remember.