The Applewood Inn – Is an oasis amongst the pines.

The R3 Hotel – The fun place for party boys, bears and their gal pals (of all varieties).

Boon Hotel + Spa – A casual but stylish spot that tends to attract the ‘L’adies

Sonoma County’s Russian River winds it way across a large area, with lots of quality wineries. It’s always best to check tasting room opening times before you go. Here are my picks for great wineries within easy reach of Guerneville:

J Rochioli – “Best Pinot Noir in America” - Wine Spectator

Gary Farrell – Chardonnay “Wine of the Year” – Wine Enthusiast

Williams Selyem Winery – 90+ point Pinot Noir – Wine & Spirits

Moshin Vineyards – Great Burgundian style Pinot Noir

As mentioned already, Guerneville has, in recent years, become something of a ‘Foodie’ destination and there are more than a few good places to chow-down, such as:

Seaside Metal Oyster Bar – Fresh seafood and award winning wines

Big Bottom Market  - Good for breakfast and sandwiches pick up a picnic lunch and a bottle of something delish for your kayak ride up river!

Boon eat + drink (owned by the Boon Hotel & Spa) – Seasonal, modern California bistro

There is so much more about Sonoma County to share. Dry Creek wineries and the iconic California Zinfandel made there are some of the best.  Heading toward the sea, Timber Cove in Jenner is a fabulously romantic beach hotel. Then there is the backdrop for the Hitchcock movie The Birds in Bodega Bay, sweet and stunningly beautiful, but I’ll let you discover the rest for yourselves. Have a great time!