Lodging in Healdsburg

Les Mars Hotel roomThere's something for every taste in Healdsburg. If you like fancy, we've got the Duchamp Hotel, Hotel Healdsburg and Les Mars Hotel. All three are exquisite examples of boutique hotels. The Duchamp Hotel has won the Conde Nast Traveller Top 25 new hotel award. Les Mars Hotel is an example of the graciousness and elegance of the highest quality European family hotels. The other hotels in town span a variety of price points and amenities. One thing all the hotels here have in common is immense booking pressure around harvest time. Please, if you are serious about staying in Healdsburg, book ahead. The same booking issues are true for the bed and breakfast inns.

Honor Mansion SuiteA stay in a B&B is a treat many people haven't enjoyed yet. The Camellia Inn, an 1869 Italianate Victorian, is a lovely example of early Healdsburg architecture and 21st century hospitality. Ray, Del, and Lucy Lewand are gracious hosts and will make you feel like you have always been a friend. A larger, but still charming building is the Honor Mansion on Grove Street. Cathi and Steve Fowler run such a sweet operation their inn was named one of the top 10 romantic destinations in 2001. These two examples showcase the best Healdsburg has to offer in inns.

For longer stays or larger groups, vacation rentals are often the smartest choice. They can accommodate a wide range of group sizes and provide the cooking facilities that can make the cost of a long duration vacation more manageable.

Redwood Tree House - Healdsburg Vacation RentalMany, like the Redwood Tree House pictured on the left are on the Russian River with beach access. Others like River Myst Haven are scattered throughout the area. In order to get a clear idea of where you would like to stay you should visit their web sites and call or email to get more information if you need it. Once you have visited this area you will have a better sense for where you want to stay, but web sites are a great place to get started on your search.

In all cases, I'd like to remind visitors that Healdsburg is especially busy in the summer and at harvest time. Please plan ahead so you won't be disappointed by a lack of room for you.

Finally, Healdsburg has emerged as a world class food and wine destination. The proximity to San Francisco allows for easy weekend homes and residents are free to choose among life styles ranging from town-based fine dining to raising grapes on hobby vineyards or equestrian pursuits in Franz Valley. Housing prices are rising, particularly near the plaza, and rural estates can be hard to find. If you are interested in Healdsburg area real estate, please call or email Dave Roberts at Healdsburg Sotheby's International Realty, 707-433-6555.