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Our four homes are located along the Russian River, just outside of the idyllic town of Healdsburg, California, recognized as a world renowned wine producing region, and graced with a temperate Mediterranean climate and scenery reminiscent of Tuscany or the French countryside.
  Sunset view of Russian River from Firefly Lodge  
Healdsburg is surrounded by vineyards and award-winning wineries, interconnected by scenic country byways.
Charming buildings at Healdsburg's Plaza
  The historic, Spanish-style town square is at the center of it all. Within a few blocks in any direction you have a host of casual & fine dining, specialty and boutique shopping, wine-tasting, arts & entertainment opportunies. Wireless internet access is also available from anywhere on Healdsburg's central plaza.
Read about the History of our Area
Sonoma County is an area rich in natural beauty, history, and variety. Its sightseeing venues extend from its western reaches with coastal beaches, tide pools, and whale watching to its scenic highways leading eastward to the neighboring wine regions of Napa, Calistoga and St. Helena. San Francisco is only 70 miles to the South.

Sonoma County's Pacific Coast beaches

Armstrong Redwood Preserve

To the north, Sonoma County (known also as the Redwood Empire) is bordered by groves of giant Redwoods. Just a short scenic drive southwest of Healdsburg is the beautiful, old growth redwood forest preserve, Armstrong Redwoods State Reserve, where you can picnic, walk, and hike among towering trees... highly recommended!


In a wooded area, 1-3 miles from Healdsburg's plaza, our homes rest along the banks of a particularly scenic portion of the Russian River. While lounging on the decks, guests enjoy clear views of the river's natural setting and wildlife viewing opportunities abound. In warmer months, typically May-October, canoe traffic glides by.


Riverwood Lodge and a river view from Northwoods Lodge

Sonoma Lake
  Lake Sonoma, Warm Springs Dam & Recreation Area with boating, water skiing, jet ski rentals, fish hatchery, picnicking & swimming is just a 15-20 minute drive North on Dry Creek Road...Cycling our country roads is great way to get around and see the countryside. Be sure to stop by the Dry Creek General Store along the way for a step back in time, as well as for a refreshing rest stop.  

Dry Creek Vineyards      Dry Creek General Store

Kayaking in the Russian River at Riverwood Lodge on Fitch Mountain

Canoeing / Kayaking:
We offer two kayaks at each of our homes. (The photo shows a kayak passing by Riverwood Lodge in summer) Whether you choose a kayak or canoe trip, or just a relaxing float trip or raft ride, this peaceful portion of the Russian River is a beautiful place to unwind..



Spring: The signs of spring arrive early with tender blades of new grass appearing shortly after the new year. Spring can be beautiful and balmy. By May, the river has usually become suitable for kayaking, canoeing, and other activities.

Summer: Healdsburg's Mediterranean climate is mild year round. It is dry (semi-arid) in the summer, with summer temperatures ranging between 70 and 95 degrees, usually cooling to the 50's overnight. Year 'round it is smog-free and mosquitoes are scarce. Summer is the high season for water sports, with swimming, boating, and lots of ways to enjoy aquatic fun!

Fall: In the fall, our weather is typically warm, clear, sunny and summer-like. Swimming and boating are usually possible until November.

Winter: The average rainfall is forty inches with temperatures ranging from 28 degrees in the overnight to 60 degrees during the day, December through February. We are 30 miles from the Pacific Coast, and the relatively warm Humboldt current keeps us temperate and free of snowy conditions. Native steelhead and salmon swim upstream to spawn during the winter months and provide exciting fishing opportunities.

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Healdsburg Chamber of Commerce & Visitor's Bureau - 800-648-9922 (CA only)
    or 707-433-6935

Healdsburg Event Calendar
History of our Area - Read a History of our Region, Healdsburg, and our Homes.

WiFi - Wireless internet access is available on your laptop from anywhere on
    Healdsburg's central plaza. For more info. call 707-433-6935.

  Sonoma County Tourism Bureau - 707-539-7282 to request a visitor's guide
Sonoma County Online Visitor's Guide
- Travel planning information for Sonoma
For a print Visitor's Guide call Toll Free: 800-5-SONOMA (800-576-

    Map of Sonoma County Wineries

Healdsburg Wineries - Links to some of the many wineries in and around

Russian River Travel - A perfect site for finding maps and things to do during your
    stay in beautiful Sonoma County

Russian River Wine Road - Local winery & event information including maps to
    the many local wineries and special event weekends including: Winter
    Wineland, Barrel Tasting, Passport and Wine & Food Affair
Wine Country Getaways - "The Web's Best touring guide to the California Wine

Wine Country Tourism Guide - Travel planning information for wine country touring



The closest major airports are San Francisco and Oakland.
However, our local Sonoma County Airport (just 15 minutes from Healdsburg,
via Hwy 101)
has flights directly from a couple major cities.

Here are some links to flight and ground transportation information:

Sonoma County Airport Express - 800-327-2024
Charter Bus Transportation to and from San Francisco and Oakland Airports
(last stop is Sonoma County Airport, a 15 minute drive from Healdsburg)

Sonoma County Airport - 707-565-7243) - Information about flying directly
to Wine Country via Sonoma County Airport

Link to Rental Car Agencies at the Sonoma County Airport

Healdsburg Taxi Cab & Car Service Company - 707-433-7088

See our Maps page for maps of the area.



There are many special events and local festivals scheduled throughout the year. We provide a basket of local information, event calendars, and maps for our guests' convenience. Most of this information is also available online. Below is an alphabetic list of many of the activities and business in our area to serve your interests and needs... Have Fun!

Adventures Outdoors - Looking for Outdoor Activities? See all of the exciting
    adventures you can have in the great outdoors of Healdsburg, Sonoma County.
    (Also see below: "Outdoor Adventures" listing for Zip Line Tour information).
Airports & Transportation - (see above titled Heading)
Antique hunting
Art Galleries
Bicycling / Cycling - Recently, Healdsburg (and Sonoma County) was named
    one of the world's top 10 places for scenic cycling.
    BikeSonoma (Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition) - Rides and Maps Resources
    Getaway Adventures / Wine Country Bike Tours - 800-499-BIKE
    Guide to Biking in Sonoma County - Everything from family friendly "leisure"
    rides to those offering serious climbs and/or distance and endurance.
    Santa Rosa Cycling Club - Links to Maps & Info for the best rides in
    Healdsburg, surrounding vineyards and even the coast.
    Sonome Country Transportation Authority - Healdsburg Bike & Pedestrian Map
    Spoke Folk Cyclery - 707-433-7171 - Healdsburg Bike Rentals
    Wine Country Bikes - 866-922-4537 - Healdsburg Bike Rentals & Bike Tours
Boutiques / Unique Shops

Canoeing / Kayaking
    River's Edge Kayak & Canoe Trips - Trowbridge - 707-433-7247 or
    800-345-0869 for rentals of canoes, kayaks, and rafts
. Also guided trips, river
    day trips and transportation.
    SOAR Inflatables, Inc. - 707-433-5599
    Getaway Adventures / Wine Country Bike Tours - 800-499-BIKE

Catering / Food Delivery / Personal Chef - Many of the restaurants in town
    offer food pick-up or delivery and some offer on-site catering (including
    Costeaux French Bakery).
Healdsburg Restaurant Menus are available online
    and may indicate some of these options.

    For Catering and/or Personal Chef options, try some of these:
Brass Spatula - 707-569-4468 - Personal chef services, daily meal service,
        special occasion chef services for dinner parties. And, in combination with
        Refresh Event Massage Services they offer Romantic Dinner and Massage
        Packages for two and Spa Party Packages for a unique and luxurious way
        to entertain and relax while in the comfort of your vacation home!

        Chef David Gish -
510-547-4881 - provides custom designed experiences
        accommodating the culinary and wine related desires of vacationing groups.
        Maria's Multi Regional Cuisine - 707.546.3293 - Personal chef services,
        catering & events, cooking classes, a variety of cuisines.
        Mateo Granados Catering - 707.433.2338.

        Relish Culinary - We've heard good things about these folks for private
        cooking classes (which guests have held at our houses) and they should be
        a good resource through which to hire a private chef.

        Vintage Valley Catering -
Children's Activities - (see below: Family Fun Guide)
Cycling - (see above: Bicycling / Cycling)
Dining / Restaurants - A wide variety of tastes are met by
excellent local
    restaurants, many featuring fresh local produce, seafood, and gourmet foods
    from this bountiful region.

    Healdsburg Menus - Link to local restauarant menus
    Healdsburg Chamber of Commerce Restaurant Listings

    Our Restaurant Recommendations and Other Local Dining Info

Event Calendar for Healdsburg Area
Event Locations - a short list of some lesser known event locations in our area. 
Family Fun Guide - Wine Country Lodges' Guide to Children's Activities and
    Family Fun in Healdsburg & Sonoma County Wine Country.

Farm Trails - Fresh local and organic produce, visit farms and buy directly from
    the farmer.
Fishing Guide - Wine Country Lodges' Guide to Fishing the Russian River (right
    in your own backyard at any of our vacation rental homes). Also, information
    provided about fishing in other areas of Sonoma County including Lake
    Sonoma and the Ocean at Bodega Bay.

Fitness -
(see below: Health Clubs)
Food Delivery -
(see above: Catering / Food Delivery / Personal Chef)
Geyser Hot Springs - (see below: Spas)
Golf courses
    Healdsburg Golf Club at Tayman Park - at the base of Fitch Mountain, just 1
    mile from our homes - 707-433-4275.

    Windsor Golf Club - a par-72 championship course that has played host to six
    PGA Nike Tour events, giving the course a unique cachet that lets golfers
    follow in the footsteps of the pros - 8 miles from our homes - 707-838-7888.

    Oakmont Golf Club - two courses (west and east) on the north side of Santa
    Rosa just 20 min. from our homes -707-539-0415.
    Foxtail Golf Club - two courses in one, in Rohnert Park just 20 min. south of
    Healdsburg - 707-584-7766.
    Northwood Golf Club - an Alister MacKenzie design amidst the Redwoods in
    Monte Rio - just a 20 min. scenic drive from our homes - 707-865-1116.
    The Links at Bodega Harbour - award-winning design, "Scottish style" course
    with Pacific North Coast views - just 35 min. from our homes - 707-875-3538.

Grocery Shopping / Markets - a listing of grocery stores in our area. 
Gyms -
(see below: Health Clubs)
Health Clubs - Healdsburg's Park Point Health & Swim Club (707-385-2500).
    Athletic Club passes are available to our guests for $15. Ask us for details.

Hiking - Hiker's Guide to Sonoma County
    adventures you can have in the great outdoors of Healdsburg, Sonoma County.
    (Also see below: "Outdoor Adventures" listing for Zip Line Tour information).
History of our Area - Read a History of our Region, Healdsburg, and our Homes.
Hot Air Balloon Excursions:
    Up & Away Ballooning, Inc. - 800-711-2998
- Hot air balloon ride and
    champagne brunch.
Hot Springs - (see below: Spas)
Kayaking - (see above: Canoeing / Kayaking)

    Memorial Beach Veterinary Hospital and Kennel - 707-433-2752
Kid's Activities - (see above: Family Fun Guide)
Lake Sonoma, Warm Springs Dam & Recreation Area - With boating, water
    skiing, jet ski rentals, fish hatchery, picnicking & swimming Lake Sonoma is
    just a 15-20 minute drive North on Dry Creek Road. Cycling our country roads
    is great way to get around and see the countryside - and this area was
    recently named one of the top places in the world for scenic cycling. Be sure
    to stop by the Dry Creek General Store along the way for a step back in time,
    as well as for a refreshing rest stop.

Library - Healdsburg Public Library and Wine Library
Links and Local Info with some of our Recommendations
Maps - (see our maps page)
Massage Therapy - (see below: Spas, Massage, Geyser Hot Springs, etc.
    Charles M. Schultz Museum - 2301 Hardies Ln., Santa Rosa., 707-579-4452.
    Celebrates the life of Charles Schultz and the Peanuts characters. Includes
    exhibits, films, cartooning classroom where you can draw, write and learn
    about cartooning. The Redwood Empire Ice Arena (Snoopy's Home Ice) is
    across the street. Family indoor ice skating year round in one of the most
    beautiful ice arenas in the world. 707-546-7147.

    Hand Fan Museum - located adjacent to the Hotel Healdsburg and is packed
    with displays of fancy, historical hand fans of various national origins and eras.
    It is free, but donations are accepted. 707-431-2500.

    Healdsburg Museum and Historical Society - exhibits feature antique clothing,
    firearms, Pomo basketry, a Christmas toy exhibit and other rotating exhibits.
    There is an extensive photo archive, and they offer historical research services.
    The Museum is free, but donations are accepted, and there is also a Museum
    Store with books and things for sale. Open 11- 4, Tues-Sun. at 21 Matheson
    St. 707-431-3325.

    Pacific Coast Air Museum - located near the Sonoma County Airport features
    local aviation heritage and history. (707) 575-7900.

Nature Related Activities
Outdoor Adventures - Looking for Outdoor Activities? See all of the exciting
    adventures you can have in the great outdoors of Healdsburg, Sonoma County.
    Sonoma Canopy Tours - Zip the Redwoods! - 888-494-7868 - Guided Tour
    includes 7 ziplines, 2 sky bridges, a dramatic spiral staircase & an 80ft rappel.
    Once in a lifetime mix of adrenaline & family friendly entertainment! (2.5 hours
    of thrills in the Coastal Redwoods of Occidental - just 30 minutes from

Parks & Recreation in Sonoma County
        Healdsburg Parks and Surrounding Area Parks
        Riverfront Park - Old Redwood Grove with picnic area near Healdsburg -
        walking trail with 2-mile path, lake, fishing, wildlife and bird watching.
        Russian River Regional Parks
    California State Parks in Sonoma County
        Annadel State Park
        Armstrong Redwoods State Reserve - Less than a 30 minute scenic drive
        southwest of Healdsburg is Amstrong Woods...a beautiful Old Growth
        Redwood Forest Preserve where you can picnic, walk, and hike among the
        towering trees.. highly recommended!
        Austin Creek State Recreation Area
        Fort Ross State Historic Park
        Jack London State Historic Park
        Petaluma Adobe State Historic Park
        Salt Point State Park
        Sonoma State Historic Park
        Sonoma Coast State Beach
        Sugarloaf State Park
Personal Chef -
(see above: Catering / Food Delivery / Personal Chef)
Petrified Forest
Recommendations and other Local Info.
Recreation - (see above: Parks & Recreation in Sonoma County)
Restaurants - (see above: Dining / Restaurants)
San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge are only 70 miles away
Scenic Drives - some great choices for scenic drives in Sonoma County.
    Healdsburg Shopping - antiques, upscale boutiques, art galleries, farm trails.
    Petaluma Village Premium Outlets - just 20 min. south on Hwy 101.
Sightseeing - vineyards, mountain & valley views, Redwoods, Russian River,
    coastal beaches - provide something for every interest.
Spas, Massage, Geyser Hot Springs, Mineral Baths
    - listing of spa related services near Healdsburg.
    Massage Therapist - Jennifer Pease (510-501-3869) comes highly
    recommend (including by some of our recent guests), for being very
    professional with "great technique and results" and "warm, friendly
    personaility" and will provide on-site services at any of our vacation homes.
    The Raven Performing Arts Theatre offers live performances in Healdsburg.
Transportation - (see above section titled: Airports & Transportation)
WiFi - Wireless internet access is available from Firefly Lodge, Riverwood Lodge
    and The Old River Lodge. WiFI is also available on your laptop from anywhere
    on Healdsburg's central plaza. For more info. on the public WiFi in Healdsburg,
    call 707-433-6935.

Wine Touring, Chauffeur & Shuttle Services
Wineries - 100+ Sonoma County Wineries offering tours, tasting & visitor's
    facilities, many within 10 miles of Healdsburg. Within 30-45 minutes you can
    reach Sonoma, as well as Calistoga, St. Helena, and Napa, and the many
    wineries located in Napa Valley.
Zip Line Tours - (see above: Outdoor Adventures)



  * additional links and local info with some of OUR RECOMMENDATIONS *  


Wine Tours:

Eclectic Tour - 707-224-2265 / 888-411-TOUR - Offering Private,
    Customized Wine Tours. Highly recommended by a previous guest. (Based
    in Napa, but will come to Healdsburg).
Healdsburg Tours - 707-694-5580 - owner/operator Jonathan has been highly
    recommended by many of our guests, including a recent comment calling him
    a "gem". Personalized wine tours in a custom built
recreational vehicle, called
    the Wine-A
-Bay-Go, a custom Mercedes-Benz luxury coach with leather
, flat screen TV and more. Receive special attention, including behind
    the scenes tours, and special tastings on your customized tour. O
and offer f
lex pricing (per hour or flat rate)  for couples or groups of
    up to 8
Also offer transportation for clients to and from county airport
    and restaurant and other destinations.
Healdsburg Wine Tour - 707-849-0503

Sonoma County Tours - 707-824-1304
Sonoma Wine Tours - 707-486-0377 -
owner/operator Soussan offers private
    guided tours
of Napa, Sonoma and Mendocino wine country. Please contact
    us on or email us at

Vine Rover Tours (Range Rovers) - 707-838-1405
Wine Road Tours - 707-548-4421

Chauffered Car and Limo Services:

Cable Car Charters - 707-433-3338
Healdsburg Taxi Cab & Car Service - 707-433-7088
North Bay Limousine - 707-836-8888
Style & Comfort Limousine - 707-838-3333
Touch of Class Limousine - 707-838-3900

Disclaimer: Wine Country Lodges provides these links only as a courtesy to our customers and makes no guarantees on the services provided.

Healdsburg is surrounded by vineyards and award-winni

If you have any questions, please call us toll-free:  866.786.2778 ng wineries, interconnected by scenic country byways.


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