The guest book is filled with the glowing reviews of people who have stayed at the Climbing Rose Cottage and or the separately-priced Climbing Rose Studio. The reviews speak of the hospitality, the grace and charm of the property, the meeting of individual needs and the affordability. The creative inspiration behind those words belongs to the daily hands-on involvement of owner Lucy Lewand, a second-generation innkeeper and owner at All Seasons Vacation Suites' Climbing Rose Cottage & Studio and the Camellia Inn. Lucy joined her parents in the family inn business and used her MBA from UCLA and other exceptional skills and experiences to create a unique accommodation in the charming town of Geyerville at the crossroads of three premier wine appellations.
Lucy has been an innkeeper and vacation rental owner longer than most and her guests not only benefit from her knowledge but from the many contacts she has made in the surrounding tourism community. Lucy has traveled extensively through Europe, North America, Australia and Mexico and she is always looking for ways to improve the vacation rental experience, borrowing ideas, she finds along the way. She likes things to be fresh and interesting for her guests. This has led to the creation of unique seasonal and ongoing packages including antiquing getaways, solo vacations, and enrichment vacations. Climbing Rose Cottage & Studio are both family-friendly and dog-friendly. Lucy uses her management skills not only at her properties but to assist tourism organizations locally and statewide. She is currently Chair of the Healdsburg Chamber of Commerce Promotions Coalition, a Board Member of the Sonoma County Lodging Association and a participating member of Wine Country Inns of Sonoma County, California Lodging Industry Association, the California Association of Bed & Breakfast Inns, Professional Association of Innkeepers International and the American Business Women’s Association.
Lucy Lewand purchased this cottage in 2009
Lucy says she was instantly attracted to the property for the beautiful and secluded backyard and the charming proportions of the rooms. She could visualize what furniture would fit and how to make it elegant but comfortable. She liked that it was within walking distance of Geyerville's main street. Geyserville will always be a special place for Lucy because it was here she met her life partner, Archie. The fact that she was a girl from Southern California and he was a boy from Scotland, show how much more there is to Geyserville than a quick look indicates.
The winemakers in this area are of world renown yet, still passionate about what they do in a small town way.
In addition to the large backyard with the fruit trees that can be used for fresh squeezed orange juice, Lucy fell in love with the natural light within the house. She says that she immediately noticed a friendliness and warmth to the property even before they started renovating it.