I will start off by saying how wonderful Roxanne is! From the second we arrived, we were greeted by her and welcomed to her Inn. She is warm, bubbly, knowledgeable, and one heck of a cook! The three course breakfasts are delicious and creative. Dessert with breakfast? Why not!! Her staff is excellent as well.
After breakfast, Roxanne will help you plan your day, giving recommendations on local wineries/vineyards (she tells it like it is!). Make sure you use the winery pass provided in your welcome envelope. We must have saved over $120 between tastings and bottle purchases. This added perk alone is worth staying at Auberge.
We stayed 2 nights in the Victorian House in the Margeux room. It's a bit small, but as the most affordable room, totally understandable. It has a view of the vineyard too.
The last night, we stayed in the carriage house in the Vouvray room, which is gorgeous. It has an electric fireplace, updated finishes, and access to the front balcony overlooking the vineyard.
Auberge is in Cloverdale, which is a bit "up and coming" in terms of towns in the Sonoma region. It's a bit far north, almost near Mendocino County, so to get to the regions you may want to visit (Dry Creek, Alexander Valley, Russian River Valley) it is about 15-30 minute drive, depending on where you want to go. The location does however, lead to a logical trip, where you can start at the top, and work your way down through the country, just be aware that it's not "in the action."
Make sure to ask Roxanne if you can take a tour of Bob Dog Winery (which you wouldn't do if you stayed further south, as it is almost in Mendocino County). Bob Dog is wonderful, and the tour of the vineyards and winery was great.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Auberge on the Vineyard enjoys unsurpassed views of Alexander Valley Vineyards. Situated at the confluence of Dry Creek, Alexander and Anderson Valleys, there are hundreds of artisan wineries to visit in the area! Our guests receive a wine tasting and discount pass, accepted at more than 100 area wineries and good for free tastings. Also included is our "almost famous" three course French inspired breakfast! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Auberge On The Vineyard Hotel Cloverdale