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DUNGENESS CRAB SEASON IN SONOMA COUNTY

By Mary Calla Rowan on November 15, 2014



Celebrating Crab Season from Farmhouse Inn bloggess
Mary Calla Rowan, 
concierge and Sonoma County enthusiast 

 

 

 

 

 

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Topics: wine country, Sonoma County, bodega bay, inn, Santa Rosa, Farmhouse Inn, Dungeness Crab, Crab feeds

INTRODUCING THE GARDEN BOSS AT SONOMA'S FARMHOUSE INN

By Meilani Naranjo on June 15, 2013

 

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Topics: Sonoma, wine country, concierge, inn, gardens, Farmhouse Inn, California

FUN AND GAMES AT FARMHOUSE INN

By Meilani Naranjo on August 06, 2012

Here at Farmhouse Inn we pride ourselves not taking life in Sonoma County too seriously...we love helping our guests discover some of the whimsy and fun of living in the wine country.  When the birthday for our (fairly) new Barn building rolled around this year we wanted to do something extra fun so everyone could join in and help us celebrate.  We are fairly new to social media and Facebook...still learning the ropes (plus they keep changing everything when we do get it figured out)  but wanted to see what we could do to increase our presence there. 
And Meghan had an idea of piggybacking on the release of the new Snow White movie too...what do you think of the concept behind  our first Facebook promotion?

 

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Topics: Sonoma, wine country, Facebook, Sonoma County, inn, Farmhouse Inn, Sweepstakes

FARMHOUSE + SONOMA + GARDENS = JEALOUS GUESTS

By Meilani Naranjo on June 09, 2012

The gardens here at Farmhouse Inn are flourishing this time of year and our gardener Jana, has been very busy this week prepping for the Resorts in Bloom Garden Tour this weekend.   We had some great guests from New Jersey with us all week (they fell in love with Charlotte) and she mentioned how jealous she was of our gardens (and our California weather).  We are seeing more and more of the guests hanging out with Jana, asking questions, and even helping her out a little.  She was handpicking an evil beetle off some of her babies and one of the guests was bringing her handfuls of the nasty little varmints. (Don't mention the word "raccoon" to her- she goes a little crazy about that bad boy.) She has new signs we designed for the gardens that she is installing for this weekend so now you can do a little self-guided tour around the grounds.

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Topics: wine country, Russian River, Sonoma County, bed and breakfast, inn, Farmhouse Inn, events, California

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A WINE COUNTRY CONCIERGE

By Farmhouse Staff on May 26, 2012

I would like to introduce you to our newest concierge.  Erin Hartman is a recent addition to the Farmhouse Inn concierge team.  She came to us with some inn and hotel experience but was a little amazed about the layers of service and luxury offered here at Farmhouse Inn and how much planning goes into the personalized itineraries we set up for our guests and their perfect wine country vacation. I asked her for a contribution for this week's Wine Country Blog so here's Erin... and thoughts about her new position.

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Topics: wine country, concierge, inn, Farmhouse Inn, California, romance

FARMHOUSE INN AND WINE COUNTRY SHENANIGANS

By Meilani N on March 31, 2012

BY NOW I GUESS YOU KNOW THERE ARE OFTEN TIMES JUST A BIT OF WACKINESS GOING ON IN THE WINE COUNTRY... remember the post about the Wacky Art in Sebastopol  from Patrick Amiot or last year's post about the Burma Shave signs along the road here in the Russian River Valley.  And don't forget our famous local cow "Clo" and some of her wacky posters.




We survived Bachelor Ben and his Sonoma County dates and Miss Charlotte here at Farmhouse Inn always gets lots of attention what with dressing for the holidays and her very own mug (she's the Farmhouse cat, remember?).

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Topics: wine country, Russian River, Sonoma County, Miss Charlotte, inn, Farmhouse Inn, Patrick Amiot, April Fool's Day, Safari west

FAMOUS FARMHOUSE INN CHARLOTTE AND HER VERY OWN MUG...

By Meilani N on March 10, 2012

ANOTHER FAMOUS FARMHOUSE INN "EMPLOYEE" - OUR MISS CHARLOTTE...

Have you met her?  She is well known for greeting each and every guest and following them around the property...We have bellmen to help acquaint you with the property but she obviously does not think they are totally up on all things Farmhouse.
Also, supposedly an outdoor kitty but known for finding her favorite guest of the evening and inviting herself in for a pet and a cuddle.  Unfortunately, she does not seem to know when she is welcome or not. And you know cats...they are attracted to those that are not true fans. 

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Topics: wine country, bed and breakfast, inn, Farmhouse Inn, Deneen Pottery, charlotte, Farmhouse

Crab Feed Strategy in Sonoma Wine Country...add some Sparkling!

By Meilani N on January 23, 2012

Now it feels like winter...It finally started raining, football weekends, and crab feeds everywhere!

One of my favorite foods is plentiful this time of year and crabfeeds are one of the favorite fundraisers for so many of the the nonprofits in Sonoma County.  You think the wine country is just about the wine...this time of year we are crabaholics!  Some weekends there are even several all-you-can-eat feeds to choose from.  Dungeness crab is one of the sweetest, most succulent seasonal prizes from the Northern California coastal area.  Everyone seems to have their own little secrets...for crab maximization!

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Topics: wine country, Sonoma County, Farmhouse Inn & Restaurant, Sebastopol, inn, Santa Rosa, Ironhorse Vineyards, Crab feeds, California

October Wine Country- Pumpkins, Harvest, and Art Trails...

By Meilani N on October 15, 2011

Northern California weather is pretty amazing all the time but has this Sonoma County weather ever been more perfect?  I forget how much I love October every year...the colors changing, the still warm days (but with that fall crispness in the evenings), all manners of Harvest going on and of course, amazing wine country fall traditions. 

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Topics: wine country, Russian River, Sonoma County, Miss Charlotte, Sebastopol, inn, Pumpkin Patch, Pumpkins, Farmhouse Inn, Healdsburg, Petaluma, Artrails, Harvest

Sonoma Innkeepers remember...

By Meilani N on September 09, 2011

Though the normal summer activities continue here in the Sonoma Wine Country...(we are deep into the harvest now and there are some fun events planned this weekend) I did want to mention this 10th anniversary of 9/11.  We all have memories of that day...the original horror, the tragic losses, the loss of confidence and perhaps naivite of the American public. It was a life changing day for us all and we will always mourn those we lost. This weekend the flags will be flying and there are many events to commemorate the event. Here is a link to a recent interview with one of the firefighters that day.  Read it please.

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Topics: wine country, Sonoma County, Heirloom seed bank, Sebastopol, bed and breakfast, inn, Farmhouse Inn, events, 9/11, California

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