When we travel we're usually on the go; so B&B's aren't normally our first choice. But, as "East Coasters" on our second trip to California's wine country we wanted a relaxing, welcoming place to stage our winery tours from. We found it with Harold and Jerry at Bella Vista Messina. We felt welcome from the moment we arrived. It was still early in the afternoon so Jerry recommended a couple of nearby wineries to get us started. We entrusted him with winery and restaurant recommendations. My advice: listen to Jerry! We enjoyed great food at the restaurants Jerry recommended for the two nights we spent in Healdsburg. We stayed in the Saki room--much larger room and bath sizes that we'd experienced in other B&B's. But, why spend too much time in your room when you can visit with Jerry and Harold and learn so much about the area and meet other guests and share experiences. Looking forward to our next opportunity to visit Bella Vista Messina.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Bella Villa Messina Sits atop the Historical Simi Winery Reservoir tank. Minutes from the town of Healdsburg overlooking 400 thousand acres. We offer Southern hospitality with Italian charm. Cheese wines cocktail hour served around sunset. ... more less