Sonoma Country Vacations
Welcome to Healdsburg, California
Things to Do in or near Forestville
ATASCADERO CREEK WINERY
Graton Ridge Winery & Tasting Room - 3541 Gravenstein Hwy N. - Sebastopol (past Harmony Farm Supply on Hwy. 116)
As grape growers first, we strongly feel that with good grapes comes good wine.
We invite you to come "taste the bounty that is Balletto" .
- www.bradfordmountain.com -"Wine should be an Open Book" - very clever web site!!
HARTFORD FAMILY WINERY -- http://www.hartfordwines.com
High Personality WinesMaking delicious wines of high personality is directly related to the difficult locations of our vineyard sources, the limited production of our bottlings and the varietals we use. "Character through adversity" is an expression that we believe applies to people and grapevines and surviving adversity builds character, and personality, in both.
Hartford Family Winery
8075 Martinelli Road
Forestville, CA 95436
- www.swanwinery.com -
- www.woodenheadwine.com -
STEELHEAD BEACH, 9000 River Road, Forestville -- Seasonal fishing and access to the Russian River for small craft such as drift boats, kayaks, and canoes. An excellent spot for birding, viewing river wildlife, and for picnicking. There are no lifeguards on duty at the beach area. Open sunrise to sunset.
WEST COUNTY TRAIL -- South end of First Street near the American Wine Building in Forestville -- paved for walking, bicycle riding, and roller skating. It runs along the abandoned railroad line that was once the Petaluma and Santa Rosa Railway, a line that linked Sebastopol, Forestville, and Santa Rosa/Petaluma. The Trail ofers beautiful views of farms, vineyards and other agricultural lands, giving a hint of what Sonoma County looked like before development.
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.
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
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
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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