Forestville

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Where the River meets the Redwoods

 

Welcome to the gateway of the Russian River Resort area.  This small town has a lot of access to the Russian River as well as hiking trails throughout the area.  Forestville is a great jumping off point to Healdsburg, Sebastopol, the Coast, Santa Rosa, and Wine Country.

In the morning, stop and have some breakfast or coffee at Journey's End Coffee House:

Journey's End Coffee House
6544 Front St.
Forestville
(707) 887-9647

Or at the acclaimed Farmhouse Inn.  This slice of heaven regular receives outstanding reviews.  For menu and web site, see www.farmhouseinn.com.  The menu is continually wonderful and changing and the atmosphere is lovely.

There are some cute spots to shop like R Honey Pots with pottery and beekeeping. Their site is at www.rhoneypots.com, where all pots are high fired, hand painted non-toxic original pieces.  Then off to Kozlowski Farms where some of the best jams and preserves are waiting along with a gift basket or two.  They are in a great farm setting and produce wonderful butters, vinegar, jams, jellies and much more.  They are open 7 days a week 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and can be found at www.kozlowskifarms.com .  You can grab a sandwich here, or at MO'Z Deli:

MO'Z Deli 6536 Front Street #7, Forestville, CA 95436
Contact: Ray & Becky Chan
Phone: (707) 887-2476
FAX: (707) 887-2476
Email: ray7up@yahoo.com
Fresh ingredients are used in our gourmet entrees, salads, soups, sandwiches and scratch-baked goods. Sample our tasty espressos, coffees or teas. Full service catering features American & Chinese menus.

 

If canoes are more your speed, head to Burke's Canoe Trips to take a ride down the scenic Russian River.

Canoe Trips/Russian River

Burke's Canoe Trips8600 River Road, Forestville
P.O. Box 602, Forestville, CA 95436
Contact: Robert Burke, Linda Burke
Phone: (707) 887-1222
Website: www.burkescanoetrips.com
Canoe or kayak through the redwoods from Forestville to Guerneville on the magnificent Russian River. A 10-mile self-guided trip with return shuttle. Picnic, swim, sun- bathe, etc. View abundant wildlife. May-Sept.

 Just a block from Burke's Canoes, is the Le Petit Soleil vacation home.  It has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, 3 TV's, DVD, X Box/Sega hook ups, outdoor firepit, hot tub, bbq, large yard,and you can walk to the gourmet grocery store.  View this home on the Vacation Rentals Tab, All Accommodations.

On foot, you can begin at Steelhead Beach, where you'll have Russian River access, or the West County Trail may suit you.

Several other vacation properties in in the area as well.  Aqualina, Zen Breezes, Twin Oak and La Bonita and Olivet Vineyards are all in the area.

Olivet is a 3BR/3.5BA, each bedroom with a bathroom, on vineyards with hot tub:

After a wonderful day in the outdoors, stop in and have dinner at the Russian River Vineyards Restaurant,  a family-owned winery and restaurant in Sonoma County  just an hour north of San Francisco and fifteen minutes west of Santa Rosa, www. russianrivervineyards.com, or back to the wonderful Farmhouse Inn or for regular but tastey fair, good for the whole gang, try Andorno's Pizza!

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