Cici met her new best friend forever Olive, a two year old black lab mix at the country home Casa Carolina. CC hah) is a lovely B&B in Sebastopol with dogitude ! The two girl dogs hit it off and away they went, tails wagging, chasing and exploring the huge grassy backyard. There is a donkey and sheep in another pasture, lots of fruit trees and a veggie and flower garden, too.
Casa Carolina is 5 minutes from wineries and 5 minutes from downtown, so you can enjoy all of the shops and restaurants, the location is in the Russian River Wine Country, too. The innkeepers, Lila, Josh and Trevor are very friendly and helpful. There is a wonderful home away from home atmosphere that is very rare.
There are three rooms and all are pet friendly. One is downstairs, the other two are upstairs. There is a hot tub outside under the stars, and the wireless network works really well, with a very strong signal.
We stayed in the Lila room, the weather was warm, so I opened up the windows for cool breezes. You could also request a fan. Our room was very comfortable, nicely furnished and our bathroom had a claw foot tub, which I enjoyed.
The setting is very quiet and private and surrounded by an oak forest. A wonderful place for a girlfriends getaway, or a dog reunion or wedding ! :-) Each of the rooms is pet friendly and pet amenities can be provided, upon request (pet bed, bowls, and yummy treats). There is no pet fee but pets cannot be left unattended in the rooms. Pet sitting may be available upon request for an additional fee.
The breakfast was fabulous. First, fruit, granola and yogurt. Then a kind of baked apple pancake with sausages. Quite tasty and filling. In the afternoon, there is also cheese and wine.
There were two couples staying at the Casa, one from Alaska and the other from Florida so the innkeepers truly attract guests from near and far away.
Cici and Olive had a really great time together, chasing balls, trying to get the balls away from one another, and other fun games and both of them were very sad to part company. Cici was crying in the yard when Olive was taken away.
As we drove away, Olive kept coming by to say bye-bye. We promised that the next time we are in Sebastopol area, we will stop by and reunite the dogs for another fun time.
And sometimes Tony, a gorgeous German shepherd is on the property and he acts like a host and gives a tour of the pasture to the other dogs.