My husband and I stayed at the Raford Inn in late April for 2 nights as we were visiting family in the Bay area of San Francisco and wanted to spend some time in Wine Country. We have found that we like the Sonoma area the best and love the area of Healdsburg. This was our first visit to the Raford Inn and we couldn't have been happier with our choice. Rita and Dane truly make you feel like family from the moment you arrive. All the rooms are beautiful and you will find everything that you need in your room. Wine and cheese time on the front porch each day was such a pleasure. We met some wonderful people staying at The Raford - many of whom have stayed there before. The breakfast both mornings was delicious and we never had to eat lunch as it is indeed plentiful. We just ate a piece of fruit in late afternoon and that held us over until Wine and Cheese on the porch followed by dinner out. Our reservations for dinner were taken care of by staff at The Raford Inn. Jennifer planned our entire day for wine tasting and shared with us her favorite wineries to go to in an area less traveled and the views at some of the wineries were breathtaking. The staff at The Raford Inn are passionate about their jobs. They are not just going through the motions. They are great assets to Rita and Dane as they are as passionate as Rita and Dane about the Inn. Don't miss Dane's tour of his vineyards on checkout day. It is very informative and he lets you taste his wines right from the barrel in their various stages. If you want a great experience and are looking to stay at a B&B in the Healdsburg area, this is the place as it is not to be missed!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This classic Victorian Plantation landmark manor house, built in 1880, once presided over a huge empire of hops. Converted to an intimate country bed and breakfast in 1980 it sits upon a knoll above an unspoiled Russian River vineyard valley ringed by redwood forested mountains. Lovingly preserved it is a place of quiet beauty in the hills of Healdsburg Wine Country. Return now to a time and place that has not quite yet gone by. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Raford Inn b&b
- The Raford Hotel Healdsburg