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If you are looking for a great place to spend a long weekend this month or in February, look no further than the Farmhouse Inn located in the beautiful Russian River Valley. Last year my husband and I spent a wonderful three days at the Inn and got a chance to explore this beautiful part of Sonoma County in Northern California. We drove on country roads, visited wineries, shopped in the lovely town of Healdsburg, ate delicious meals, and spent many happy hours relaxing at the rustic Farmhouse Inn. This place is a treasure and much of its charm comes from its understated luxury and laid back vibe. Staying at the Farmhouse Inn while you explore this enchanting part of the world has everything you need for the perfect weekend getaway.
Come with me on a mini-tour and see what this area and hotel has to offer. My photos are from last year's trip as well an earlier one I took with my daughters.
Our room at the Farmhouse Inn
With special touches
And more special touches
The dining room
Where freshly baked pastries and fruit are served before breakfast each morning
On our first day we explored the small town of Healdsburg, stopping at shops and cafes along the way
We spent time browsing at Antique Harvest where we found many treasures
Such as old books
And beautiful china
The Downtown Bakery is a convenient place to stop for a mid-morning latte and sticky bun
And it's the best sticky bun you'll ever have!
Shed is an amazing food, housewares, and garden emporium. There is also a cafe that serves delicious food.
Everything is beautiful
The assortment of kitchen wares is like eye candy
All the items are beautifully curated and displayed
Lunch was at Willi's Seafood Bar where they specialize in fried clams
But the best part of being in Sonoma is driving the country roads
The winter landscape has a rugged beauty with rustic dwellings aged by time
And majestic oak trees
The blue sky and puffy clouds made a beautiful backdrop for the bare trees and vines
We went to fabulous wineries with gorgeous views -- this vista is from the Thomas George Estates Winery
On our way back to the hotel, we drove past fields of beautiful wild flowers
And lush vineyards
The first time I visited the Russian River Valley I knew there would be lots of good food, wines, antiques, and adventures. Little did I know that I would be discovering one of the most beautiful areas in California. Distinguished by country roads, wineries, breathtaking natural scenery, and the charming town of Healdsburg, the Russian River Valley is a little slice of heaven. If you find yourself in northern California, check into the Farmhouse Inn and get to know this special region. You won't be disappointed!