Perfect place for a long weekend of biking and wine-tasting in Russian River Valley!
Submitted: October 24, 2012
Stayed: October 2012
This little get-away was just as featured in the photos and description. My husband and I spent three nights there, our 24 year old daughter joined us for the weekend and was comfortable on the sectional couch with linens provided. There was an inflatable bed available, but the couch suited her just fine. Loved the location! We are avid road cyclists and could start right off on Westside road. We felt very safe and secure with the gated, locked access to the property. Also, very quiet at night.
It couldn't have been prettier in mid-October. The gardens were still in bloom and the owner offered us the herb and vegetable gardens bounty for our dinner salad. There are several levels of decks to enjoy outside dining, and loved having coffee right off the bedroom doors. We found the kitchen to be quite well-equipped for our needs. Shortly after we arrived, a caretaker came and cleared the outside patio of leaves and fallen acorns so we could spend time taking in the view of the valley.
We were able to directly contact the owner who responded promptly when we needed an additional propane tank for the BBQ, and to re-connect to wi-fi when it went down. Nice to have the additional flat screen TV in the bedroom. Bed was very comfortable. Took the owners recommendation and had dinner out at Willi's in Healdsburg. Also joined in a hosted bike ride in the Dry Creek Valley with Debra, owner of Dutcher Crossing Winery. Enjoyed the stop at the General Store for a morning treat during our ride. Closer to the property, there is a great view of the Russian River from the Wohler bridge just down the road.
We had inquired about biking routes at the Spokery in Healdsburg and got some tips. Roads are not very wide and in need of repair due to wear and tear of the wine trucks. Locals say to ride early in the morning before wine-tasting begins at 11:00 am, and weekdays are less busy. Beautiful scenery all over and recommend this property for a great get-away!
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