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Six Generations were involved in preparing for the enjoyable
wine country vacation experience awaiting you today at Wine Country Lodges. Our current owner, Lisa Neisingh, grew up in a rural area of Sonoma County in the 1940's and 50's. She loves the great outdoors and the "lakeside cabin" style of decorating reminiscent of Minnesota's north woods, where she was born. She puts her years of design study at UCLA to the happy task of bringing you the relaxing, back-to-nature environment that we trust you'll enjoy.
   
         
Lisa's great-grandmother, Estelle,
was our first family member
to live here at Fitch Mountain,
helping run Healdsburg's
historic Camp Rose Inn.

Estelle Neisingh and Lisa Neisingh photo

      Estelle Neisingh (1946),
holding baby Lisa, the present
owner of Wine Country Lodges
 
         
Camp Rose Inn circa 1920's
Camp Rose Inn - Healdsburg - circa 1920's
         
 

Alfred and Theodora Neisingh

 

Her grandfather, Alfred, instilled in Lisa a love for the outdoors. Theodora, her grandmother, was a fine artist, musician, and designer with Gumps in San Francisco. Her grandparents, born in Minnesota, raised their children here in Sonoma County and taught them to swim at Camp Rose. Theodora passed along not only an appreciation for lovely things and fine arts, but also for such charming things as birch bark canoes and fireflies.

   
            Alfred and Theodora
          Neisingh
(circa 1921)
     
                   
 

Russian River near Camp Rose Healdsburg

 
         
 
Lisa's mother, Ann is an accomplished artist and member of the International Society of Oil Pastel Artists. She lives in Sonoma County and is an active member of many local art organizations. Ann continually provides tireless advice and help. Her paintings, and her fantastic artistic guidance, are found throughout our homes.


 
       
 
Ann Nichols - Award Winning Sonoma County Artist


 
                                                           Ann Nichols    
                        
                  
Ann's husband, Bill, has been involved in so many ways to make our homes truly special and unique, from weaving pine needle baskets, to whittling tree branches into towel hooks, to peeling bark with a draw knife, and carving logs for our fireplace mantles.
   
                  
   
                  
Bill Nichols
   
                    Bill Nichols    
                  
   
 

Lisa Neisingh acquired
her first riverfront home, "Firefly", for the purpose of sharing great times with her family and friends.
Here she is in July 2010
(at The Old River Lodge) paddling with three year old grandson, Kyle.

  Lisa Neisingh and grandson Kyle  
                     Lisa Neisingh and grandson, Kyle  
                        

Jill Jensen
         Jill Jensen

Lisa's daughter, Jill, is a busy mother of two boys, Karl and Kyle (9 and 6) and a girl, Kajsa Lisa (18 months). Jill has a master's degree in Library and Information Science and is responsible for creating our website. Over the last 9 years, she's been our photographer, concierge, and the friendly voice on the line when you call, as our reservations manager, but stepped down in May 2012 to be a full-time Mom. Jill continues to assist in various areas of the business, including maintaining our website.

Karl and Kyle
Karl & Kyle
(5 yrs & 17 months)

      
           June 2008 at Firefly

 
 
  Karl and Kyle
 
         



January 2012
Lisa with granddaughter
Kajsa Lisa (6 months)
on the deck at Firefly Lodge
.
 
      
       

 
 
Lisa's grandchildren visit
and help us "test out" our homes
and equipment to be sure they are ready for our guests to enjoy.
 
They love swimming, fishing,
catching tadpoles, and enjoying river float trips with their families
between our houses in the summer.
 
         
 
Karl fishing on the dock at Northwoods Lodge
 
Karl fishing on the dock at Northwoods Lodge
 
  Karl (7) & Kyle (3) boating, Firefly Lodge  
Karl (3yrs) fishing, Northwoods dock
 
                  
   
 
We're indebited to Ann and Bill,
who have given abundantly of themselves,
their artistic talents, and their energy
- never shying away from the "tough" jobs.


 
       
Ann Nichols painting the wall at Riverwood Lodge
Bill Nichols installing the new stove at Riverwood Lodge
 

 

     
 
     
   
 
   

We also want to recognize and appreciate the contribution of the talents of many, from super contractors, to hard working laborers, to dedicated housekeepers, to family, friends, and spouses that have labored with us on-site and behind the scenes in order to make your vacation possible.

We enjoyed working together to do this,
and we pray that our collective efforts will prove to be
a blessing to you and yours...

Welcome to Wine Country Lodges!




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WHY RENT A VACATION HOME?   WHY RENT FROM US?

FAMILY OWNED, PERSONAL TOUCH
Family owned and managed, we offer a more personal touch in the vacation rental process. We know our homes inside and out and they are well managed and maintained. In fact, the owner Lisa Neisingh, a UCLA trained interior designer, has personally re-designed and decorated our homes with our guests' enjoyment in mind, travelling as far as Minnesota to procure some of our most uniquely "lodge-style" furnishings from the heart of the "North Woods". Our homes offer a certain "rustic elegance" that is upscale while still offering a welcoming, comfortable & casual appeal our guests enjoy, making our homes perfect not only for gatherings of families and friends, but also for corporate retreats and business groups. And, we have personally spent time at each home (letting our children and grandchildren "test" the amenities to assure our homes are child-friendly) uniquely qualifying us to advise you on the best fit for your vacation needs.

ALL THE COMFORTS OF HOME  - NOT A HOTEL
All of the amenities you need for your comfort and convenience are provided in our well-stocked homes (making them a fantastic hotel alternative). Why stay in a hotel when you have have a fully-equipped kitchen, stocked with necessities, high quality, ultra comfortable beds with soft linens and bedding (down-alternative), beach towels and bath towels, electronics (TV's, DVD) and WIFI - everything you would have in your own home. All of our homes have riverfront decks with Weber gas BBQ grills, quality Marquis spas and fantastic views. In addition, we offer two kayaks and fishing poles at each home for your enjoyment of all the river has to offer. Guest privileges are also available for Healdsburg’s premier health club, Parkpoint Health and Swim Club, with heated lap and aqua exercise pools, weight machines and free weights, a multitude of exercise classes, hydrotherapy spas, saunas and Jacuzzis (in the locker room), snack bar with large TV, child care, etc. (day use guest passes are available for $15 each, please inquire).

GUEST SERVICES and PROPERTY MANAGEMENT
We personally manage the homes to ensure details are not missed and the homes are properly serviced and ready for each guest's enjoyment. We make ourselves available to our guests 7 days per week (including overnight for emergencies) so you can just relax and enjoy your Wine Country Lodges' Getaway in Healdsburg. We provide friendly and professional assistance throughout - from placing your reservation to receiving your security deposit refund at the end of your stay. Just like a property management firm, we are happy to be of assistance with all of your vacationing needs ensuring a truly unforgettable wine country experience, including:

OUR GUEST SERVICES
Self Check-In Option (or Check In Service, if requested)
Welcome Binder and Local Area Information
Concierge Services (and other special services)
Equipment Rental Services (porta crib, fax)
Daily Housekeeping (extra fee)
After Hours Emergency Service
Seasonal Decor, inlcuding a decorated "rustic" Christmas Tree
Household Products Provided including hand soaps, shower gel
Guest Shopping (Extra Fee + Groceries, Gifts, Flowers, etc.)
Home Styling Service (Pre-Check In)

HEALTH and CLEANING STANDARDS
Our homes are well maintained with great personal attention to detail. For your assurance, we go to great lengths to provide a clean and healthy environment.
We have high cleanliness standards and use enivronment and people friendly products including high quality Allergy Guard dust mite proof casings on all of our mattresses, box springs, comforters and pillows barriers. We also use non-toxic cleaning products and employ a patented Swedish cleaning system that uses no toxic substances. Your health and well-being are our constant priority. Spa cleanliness is also a priority for us... For those with particular sensitivity: Our beds have down-alternative comforters and we do not allow pets of any kind at three of our homes (Riverwood Lodge, Firefly Lodge and Northwoods Lodge). Exception: We do consider pets at The Old River Lodge exclusively. We are selective and when we do have the occasional four-legged guest there (about 4-6 times per year), we apply a thorough "post-pet" cleaning routine to return the home to its original condition.

BUSINESS PRACTICES
Our personal and professional commitment to fairness, honesty and service
is evident in all aspects of our business.
We try to be as accurate as possible in communicating the information and policies pertaining to our homes in order for there to be clear communication throughout the rental process. We operate our business and conduct ourselves with the highest level of personal and professional integrity and trust that our guests will in turn, treat us and our homes in the same way. We are members in good standing with the Healdsburg Chamber of Commerce, and as we have been in the vacation rental business since 2003, we have established a solid reputation with excellent GUEST REVIEWS.

 

 

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