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Grape Leaf Inn, Healdsburg
A hip twist on the traditional B&B, the Grape Leaf Inn is a 13 room respite located in downtown Healdsburg. The Queen Anne-style home, built in 1900, is surrounded by English gardens. The rooms - all named after different grape varietals - are bright and airy, with clean design and modern furnishings. All rooms have private baths, and the Champagne Suite has an indoor-outdoor shower and a private lounging patio.
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Each room at the Grape Leaf Inn is unique, offering fireplaces, stained glass windows, murals and four-poster beds. The Inn, which is run by local winery owners Ken and Diane Wilson, offers wine and cheese upon arrival and special tastings in the basement speakeasy. Breakfast is served on the patio or inside, with local seasonal ingredients and fresh fruit. The Grape Leaf Inn is also pet friendly, and eco-friendly; it has earned awards for its green practices. (707) 433-8140, 539 Johnson St., Healdsburg, grapeleafinn.com.
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The dining room at Grape Leaf Inn in Healdsburg.
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The Honor Mansion, Healdsburg
Romance rules at the Honor Mansion, a four-acre resort that is the only AAA four diamond property in Healdsburg - for 14 years running. The property's 13 rooms are decorated with romantic touches: many rooms have soaking tubs, gas fireplaces, and some even have outdoor jacuzzis on private patios. In-room massages are offered and guests can be welcomed to their room with rose petals, sparkling wine, and chocolate covered strawberries, if they're so inclined.
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The Honor Mansion isn't your typical B&B: the property (which doesn't allow children under 16) has a 40-foot lap pool, competition croquet and bocce ball courts, a PGA putting green, tennis and basketball courts, and a quarter acre of Zinfandel vines - leaving no shortage of things to do during your stay. In the morning, take your breakfast by the mansion's koi pond, paired with mimosas from fresh squeezed fruit. (707) 433-4277, 891 Grove St., Healdsburg, honormansion.com
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Camellia Room at the Honor Mansion in Healdsburg.
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The Gables Wine Country Inn, Santa Rosa
If old school romance is your thing, then the Gables Wine Country Inn is a Sonoma County "must-stay." The 140-year-old Gothic Victorian mansion offers six rooms and a cottage, all appointed with attention to detail: antique furnishings, four poster beds, private baths, and fireplaces dot the rooms. Innkeepers Pam and Larry Willis offer concierge services and, in the evening, guests can join the couple in the gardens for happy hour, which features wine poured by local producers.
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Wake up early at Gables Wine Country Inn for a stroll around the 3 1/2 acre property, which includes a redwood barn from circa 1850, with two resident barn owls and a redwood surrounded deck. This is where the Inn's breakfast - a three course extravaganza which includes local and organic meats and produce - is served. The Inn is located about 10 minutes from downtown Santa Rosa and the trendy SOFA district. (707) 585-7777, 4257 Petaluma Hill Rd., Santa Rosa, thegablesinn.com (Photo: The Parlor Room at Gables Wine Country Inn)
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The Parlor Room at Gables Wine Country Inn in Santa Rosa.
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The Cottage Inn & Spa, Sonoma
Wine Country charm meets zen tranquility at the Cottage Inn & Spa in Sonoma. The Inn features nine suites with natural light, modern, sleek decor, and garden views. Many rooms include king beds, private patios and gardens, fireplaces, and Jacuzzi tubs - two suites even have full kitchens. It's also one of the few B&Bs in Wine Country to offer an on-site spa, which includes massages, reflexology, and reiki. (Photo: Paradiso seating area at Cottage Inn & Spa)
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For breakfast, The Cottage Inn & Spa goes local, offering in-room pastries from Crisp Bakeshop and coffee from Barking Dog Roasters, both of which are located in Sonoma. Concierge services are offered too, along with a wine tasting pass that offers free and 2-for-1 tastings at over 25 wineries, including Sebastiani Vineyard & Winery, located just a few blocks east of the Inn. (707) 996-0719, 310 1st St., Sonoma, cottageinnandspa.com.
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Treatment rooms at The Cottage Inn & Spa in Sonoma.
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An Inn 2 Remember, Sonoma
Comprising two historic homes, built in 1869 and 1910, An Inn 2 Remember is located in downtown Sonoma, just a block off the historic Plaza. The seven rooms, all decorated in rustic, yet chic decor, include four suites, some of which have Whirlpool tubs, fireplaces, balconies, and what owners Alice and Paolo Adriani call "secret gardens with waterfalls to enjoy a great glass of Sonoma wine." The Inn offers in-room massages, too.
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Italian breakfast is served in-room at An Inn 2 Remember. For those seeking to taste a little wine, the Inn has a wine passport program with wineries in the region that offer free and discounted tastings to B&B guests. Borrow one of the Inn's bicycles and head to Buena Vista Winery for a free tasting, followed by a picnic in Bartholomew Park. (707) 938-2909, 171 W. Spain St., Sonoma. aninn2remember.com
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Dining room at An Inn 2 Remember in Sonoma.
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Old Crocker Inn, Cloverdale
Located in the laid back town of Cloverdale, The Old Crocker Inn is a former hunting retreat built in the 1880s by railroad magnate Charles Crocker. The Inn offers 10 rooms, five in the original lodge and five cottages, each with private baths. The rooms are decorated with dark wood furnishings, which helps the property retain its ranch style. Many rooms have four-poster beds, and each room has a personalized touch, including colorful bedding, and gas fireplaces. (Photo: Old Crocker Inn Cottage)
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The Old Crocker Inn offers a winery passport providing free and 2-for-1 tastings at over 200 wineries. After wine tasting, chill out at the pool and gardens, get an on-site massage, or relax in your room with a film or book from their library. In the morning, breakfast is served on the Inn's porch, which overlooks rolling, vineyard covered hills. You can enjoy the Old Crocker Inn with the whole family: the property is child and pet friendly. (707) 894-4000, 1126 Old Crocker Inn Rd., Cloverdale, oldcrockerinn.com (Photo: Old Crocker Inn Crocker Room)
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The patio at Old Crocker Inn in Cloverdale.
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