Our Premier Vacation Homes are located in and around Idyllic Healdsburg, CA next to vineyards and along the Russian Riverfront. Recognized as a World Renowned Wine Producing Region, and graced with a temperate Mediterranean climate and scenery reminiscent of Tuscany and/or the French Countryside. Healdsburg is surrounded by world class vineyards and award-winning wineries, interconnected by scenic country byways. View a downloadable Healdsburg Town Map.
The historic, Spanish-American 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 opportunities. Free Wireless Access Internet is available from anywhere on Healdsburg’s Central Park Plaza.
Healdsburg is just a short getaway from the Bay Area as it is only 70 miles north of San Francisco, via the Golden Gate Bridge on Highway 101. Our lodges provide a convenient and relaxing Weekend Getaway for visitors from the bay area and beyond! The towns of Sonoma and Napa are to the southeast (about 30 and 50 miles, respectively) via the scenic Valley of the Moon; the charming town of Calistoga is just a 30 minute drive East, and to the West about 30 miles is the Pacific Ocean and the scenic towns of Jenner and Bodega Bay.
Located in Northwest Sonoma County between the Alexander, Dry Creek and Russian River Valleys, Healdsburg is in the center of the most picturesque grape-growing region in California. The area’s 300 plus wineries are located in one of the premium growing regions of the world.
Please see Healdsburg History for an in-depth look at the evolution of Healdsburg, CA.
The Wonder of Sonoma County
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Partly cloudy. Lows overnight in the mid 50s.
Partly cloudy skies. High 78F. Winds S at 10 to 15 mph.
Generally sunny despite a few afternoon clouds. High around 85F. Winds SW at 10 to 15 mph.
Some clouds in the morning will give way to mainly sunny skies for the afternoon. High 82F. Winds WNW at 10 to 20 mph.
Mainly sunny. High 84F. Winds W at 10 to 20 mph.
Healdsburg (and Sonoma County) was named one of the world’s top 10 places for scenic cycling.
Sonoma County Bike Guides Cycle the Wine Country with a professional guide! Call 707-583-1818
BikeSonoma (Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition) Rides and Maps Resources.
Getaway Adventures – Wine Country Bike Tours Guide to Biking in Sonoma County – Everything from family friendly “leisure” rides to those offering serious climbs
and/or distance and endurance. Call 800-499-BIKE
Santa Rosa Cycling Club – Links to Maps & Info for the best rides in Healdsburg, surrounding vineyards and even the coast.
Sonoma County Transportation Authority – Healdsburg Bike & Pedestrian Map
Spoke Folk Cyclery Rent a bicycle at Healdsburg Bike Rentals. Call 707-433-7171
Wine Country Bikes Healdsburg Bike Rentals & Bike Tours. Call 866-922-4537
Canoeing & Kayaking
River’s Edge Kayak & Canoe Trips for rentals of canoes, kayaks, and rafts. Also guided trips, river day trips and transportation. Call 707-433-7247 or 800-345-0869
SOAR Inflatables, Inc. Call 707-433-5599
Healdsburg Golf Club at Tayman Park Located at the base of Fitch Mountain, just 1 mile from many of our homes. Call 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 Features two courses (west and east) on the north side of Santa Rosa just 20 min. from our homes. Call 707-539-0415.
Foxtail Golf Club Is two courses in one, in Rohnert Park just 20 min. south of Healdsburg. Call 707-584-7766.
Northwood Golf Club Is an Alister MacKenzie design amidst the Redwoods in Monte Rio and just a 20 min. scenic drive from our homes. Call 707-865-1116.
The Links at Bodega Harbour Offes award-winning design, “Scottish style” course with Pacific North Coast views and just 35 min. from our homes. Call 707-875-3538.
Hiker’s Guide to Sonoma County Adventures you can have in the great outdoors of Healdsburg, Sonoma County.
Hot Air Balloon Excursions
Up & Away Ballooning, Inc. Offers hot air balloon rides and champagne brunch. Call 800-711-2998
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.
Charles M. Schultz Museum 2301 Hardies Ln., Santa Rosa, Ca. Call 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. Call 707-431-3325
Pacific Coast Air Museum Is located near the Sonoma County Airport features local aviation heritage and history. (707) 575-7900
Nature Related Activities
Adventures Outdoors – 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 Healdsburg!)
Parks & Recreation in Sonoma County
Healdsburg Parks and Surrounding Area Parks
Riverfront Park Offers an Old Redwood Grove with picnic area near Healdsburg and a 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 is 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
The Raven Performing Arts Theatre offers live performances in Healdsburg.
Kennel Memorial Beach Veterinary Hospital and Kennel Call 707-433-2752