Over the years and many return trips to Sonoma and Napa, we’ve stayed in a variety of fabulous places. From bed and breakfasts to chain hotels, we have found some incredible gems, and I have to say that we’ve been lucky; all of our Napa and Sonoma lodging experiences have been good ones.
On our last trip, as we always do, we went back and forth on which towns to stay in and what types of accommodations we were looking for. Timber Cove Inn was a must-have; it’s literally our little piece of heaven on earth. Healdsburg is also always really hard to pass up. It’s one of my favorite towns, so easy to wander around all evening long, and this time around we decided to splurge a little and stay right on the square at Healdsburg Inn on the Plaza. After a gorgeous drive from Timber Cove and Flowers Vineyard and a fantastic Two Shepherds wine tasting, we pulled up in front of the Inn, happy to be back in one of our favorite places again. Sunshine, 80 degree temperatures, and a growing stash of new wine meant we were in the best moods ever.
Check in was pleasant and easy, and we were given a quick tour of the inn so that we knew where wine hour and breakfast were. Then it was time to just spend a few minutes enjoying our room. Cozy, sweetly decorated, and overlooking the beautifully green Healdsburg Plaza, our room was a nice place to take a breather. Over the course of the weekend, we enjoyed wine and coffee in armchairs with the breeze blowing through the room, retiring at night for a soak in the giant tub and a fire in the fireplace.
Up a short flight of stairs is the inn’s sun room where, in the evening wine and snacks are served and in the morning, a gourmet breakfast magically appears. Breakfasts are a signature of Four Sisters’ Inns, and they were definitely full of creative, delicious items each day.
We only made it to the wine hour on our first night, but we appreciated the beautiful spread that was left out for us to enjoy before we headed for a walk around Healdsburg’s many tasting rooms and live music at Garagiste.
After a long day of appointments and being in the car, a glass of Healdsburg Ranches Chardonnay (unoaked and perfect for Chardonnay haters) was a perfectly refreshing pick-me-up and a segue fro the perfect day to a fabulous evening.
We had an amazing time at Healdsburg Inn, and we would return again in a heartbeat. It was comfortable and luxurious, and the location in Healdsburg just can’t be beat.