323 Santa Rosa Ave, Santa Rosa
Located in Santa Rosa’s up-and-coming arts district, The Astro, a recently renovated 1960s motel, offers the essentials for an outdoorsy wine country stay–proximity to the region’s vineyards, closeness to the city’s restaurants–at a much more accessible price point. Everything in the space is considered, from the authentic mid-century pieces that outfit the thirty-four rooms (its owners sourced incredible finds, from Danish church light fixtures to Robert Arneson sculptures to iconic prints of Mohammed Ali and Joni Mitchell, all of which are shoppable), to the genuine warmth of the staff who will give you insight into the best places–and ways–to see the Sonoma Valley. Within striking distance from the airport, it’s a convenient, easy spot to book a few rooms and call basecamp for the weekend. And if you’re looking to burn some extra calories, the motel comes stocked with shiny Shinola Bikes on-the-ready to rent.
11775 Sonoma Hwy., Glen Ellen
Inside a family-owned working ranch that dates back to 1892 and shaded by local oak trees, this five-room B&B is packed with charm.
131 North St., Healdsburg
Tucked into Healdsburg, SingleThread Farm is located on a stretch of five acres between the Russian River and San Lorenzo Ranch.
25 Matheson St., Healdsburg
Located on the west side of Healdsburg, this hotel puts you within walking distance of all the downtown wineries and restaurants. (You can also borrow one of the hotel's PUBLIC bikes to explore.)
4350 Barnes Rd., Santa Rosa
Owners Don and Rhonda Carano, second-generation Italian Americans, acquired the Vintners Inn after spending more than 20 years honing their craft as winemakers in the Russian River Valley.
871 River Road, Forestville
For years, this quaint hotel has earned a reputation for being one of the Russian River Valley's best, for both service and its gorgeous grounds.
Kenwood Inn & Spa
10400 Sonoma Highway, Kenwood
Napa takes a lot of its cues from Tuscany, and this boutique spot, which occupies what could only be described as an Italian farmhouse, is an excellent embodiment of that aesthetic.
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