The Wine Country Online

As a quarterly feature of our online magazine, we will be introducing you to some of our favorite inns and bed-and-breakfast establishments, places where we like to stay when we are in the mood for a small romantic holiday right here in our own backyard.



A mile out of town, the landscape changes and the wild and restive landscape takes over. Contemplation is possible while gazing at the many moods of the river, your only neighbor to the east. The osprey soars by your window daily, brandishing his fresh catch in his talons. A dramatic light show on the madrone and oak covered hill across the river every evening, fueled by reflected sunset. This cozy upper apartment is one bedroom, with a separate room for your art, your writing, your computer, an open kitchen and a captivating living room view of the river. Eclectically furnished, this apartment is available for short-term single occupancy.

Available October 1st
$375.00 per week
Weekly housekeeping incl.
Two week minimum.


Imperial Hotel

  Chef Jack and Janette highly recommend the Imperial Hotel for spring wildflowers viewing and wine tasting.

The Farmhouse Inn

This romantic country inn is centrally located in the Russian River wine-growing region. Quiet and secluded near the little town of Forestville, it is only minutes from the Russian River resort areas, the wineries or the Pacific coast.

The Farmhouse Inn & Restaurant
7871 River Road
Forestville, CA   95436
(707) 887-3300 or (800) 464-6642
(707) 887-3311 fax
Web page:

Contact person: Rebecca Smith

Rates: $105-195 per night
Number of rooms: 8
Number of private baths: 8

70 miles north of San Francisco. Take US Route 101 to the River Road Exit (last exit in Santa Rosa). The Inn is 8 miles west on the left at Wholer Road.

The Farmhouse Inn & Restaurant is a renovated farmhouse which first housed one of the areas many dairy farms in the late 1870's. Set on nearly six acres, the Inn offers the amenities and services of a much larger facility, yet keeping all of the creature comfort of the guests in mind.

The eight guest rooms/suites are detached from the main house and were designed to depict row cottages. The guest rooms each have a private entrance and private bath. All of the rooms have Jacuzzi or spa-jetted tubs, phones, TV/VCRs, and air-conditioning. Seven rooms have redwood saunas; seven rooms have fireplaces. A full breakfast is offered each morning and is served in the main house.

The Farmhouse Inn's award-winning restaurant is open to the public and offers a creative and distinctive cuisine in an elegant, romantic setting. The chef, Steve Litke, uses only the freshest ingredients offered by the local farms to enhance your dining pleasure.


Hidden Acres Guest Cottage (described in previous issues) has closed.