Santa Nella House, Guerneville
Bob Reeves and Betsy Taggart, the innkeepers are the hosts with the most gracious attitude from their helpful suggestions to where to eat or visit in the area, to the momento parting gift plus they just LOVE dogs. If you bring your dog, they have only one pet friendly room so be sure to let them know when you register.
And be sure to bring seven of your favorite gal pals for a fun girlfriend getaway near to the Russian River in North Sonoma county. There is so much to do, bicycling, bird watching in nearby Bodega Bay (where the film The Birds was made), kayaking, get massages, swim, shop, go spa-ing and wining and dining in the area’s finest wineries. Speaking of wine tasting, the Santa Nella House gives guests a passport to 27 of the areas wineries where you can enjoy complimentary tastings. Wineries include Rodney Strong, Korbel, Gary Farrell, and Merry Edwards Winery.
When you go, you probably want to register for their Tuesdays package. When you register for Sun-Mon-Tues, Mon-Tues, Wed or Tues, Wed. Thurs midweek, Tuesdays are free, a great affordable option.
Be prepared to be BOW wow WOWed… Bob is a gourmet chef and artist.. Watching him in the kitchen is a wonder to behold and the results were absolutely scrumptious… the other guests were wowing it up too. He served the best enchilada I’ve ever eaten. Breakast consisted of a fabulously rich blueberry muffin, cantalope and strawberries, enchilada rancheros with eggs, chicken sausage stuffed with jalapeno jack cheese, salsa, orange juice, hot tea or coffee, home made potatoes, lovingly prepared and YUM!
I stayed alone in the lovely Emma room at the front of the home, with a canopy bed, fireplace, desk, shower, and nicely decorated. It is not pet friendly but the Library is…
while you are in the area, BeeKind to yourself and visit Sebastopol, about 15 minutes drive, and visit the BeeKind store, a wonderfully fragrant honey-filled bee hive of a place… and they are even pet friendly! Sample some local honey flavors include wild flowers, eucalyptus, lavendar and more. There are also incredibly tasty honey taffies including CHOCOLATE (so delicious) and cinnamon, that taste like red hots only healthier. You can also sample the bee honey lotion, take your children to learn about bees, there are wonderful children’s books as well as a real live bee hive in the back behind the store, beekeeping supplies, candles made out of bees wax and so much more! This is a one-of-a-kind not to bee missed store !