Wine Country Staff Picks

  • Spring Blossoms and Butterfly Gardens

    March 02, 2020

    As winter turns to spring, flowers are blooming, birds are singing, and we at the Farmhouse Inn can hardly wait to take advantage of the warmer weather here in one of the West Coast’s most idyllic vacation destinations.... Read more

  • The Cloverdale Citrus Fair: Entertaining Sonoma for Over a Century

    February 03, 2020

    In 1892 the first annual Cloverdale Citrus Fair was held to celebrate the extraordinary citrus production that, at the time, was so important to northern Sonoma County.... Read more

  • It’s a Great Museum, Charlie Brown

    January 06, 2020

    If you’ve ever thumbed through a newspaper here in the U.S. and glanced for even a moment at the comics section, then you’ve encountered Peanuts, the lovable gang that includes Charlie Brown, Lucy, Linus, Pig Pen, Peppermint Patty, and of course, everyone’s favorite beagle, Snoopy.... Read more

  • A Day in Downtown Forestville

    December 02, 2019

    At the Farmhouse Inn, the rustic charm of small-town Americana doesn’t end at the edge of our resort. Indeed, the three blocks of “downtown” Forestville, which stretch along Front Street, combine the bygone splendor of a Norman Rockwell painting with the quirky Sonoma County flair that makes our region of California one of the most popular luxury vacation destinations in the world.... Read more

  • Thrilling Outdoor Fun with Rubicon Adventures

    November 04, 2019

    One of Northern California’s premier adventure tour operators, Rubicon Adventures has been entertaining Sonoma County residents and visitors for over four decades with adrenaline-pumping fun in the wild. ... Read more

  • Celebrate Sonoma County Wine Month

    October 07, 2019

    As the cooler fall evenings bring a refreshing crispness to the air of Sonoma County, we at the Farmhouse Inn are delighted to join with countless others in our community to celebrate Sonoma County Wine Month. ... Read more

  • The Sonoma County Wine Auction

    September 03, 2019

    If you're a wine lover who happens to be staying with us from September 19 – 21, you’re in for a very special treat, the annual Sonoma County Wine Auction. ... Read more

  • Savor the Taste of Sonoma

    August 05, 2019

    Any time of year is a great time for wine lovers in Sonoma County, but on August 31, the Green Music Center at Sonoma State University will take festivities to the next level with Taste of Sonoma, an annual celebration of the culinary and viticultural expertise that makes our region one of the most famous in the world.... Read more

  • Adventure on the Russian River

    July 01, 2019

    At the Farmhouse Inn, we’re all about reconnecting with nature, through food, wine, and adventure. If you’ll be staying with us this summer and would like to experience the true splendor of the great outdoors, we highly recommend a tour with Burke’s Canoe Trips, one of Sonoma County’s most acclaimed adventure tour operators. ... Read more

  • California’s Finest Produce at the Forestville Certified Farmers Market

    June 03, 2019

    At the Farmhouse Inn, we are passionate about good food and fine wine. Which is why we’re so thrilled to announce that the Forestville Certified Farmers Market, located less than ten minutes from our hotel, is once again open for business!... Read more

  • The Outstanding Vintages of Iron Horse Vineyards

    May 06, 2019

    The wineries and vineyards of Sonoma County are among the very best in the world, and there’s no shortage of great options for you to choose from during your stay.... Read more

  • It Takes a Village to Blossom: The 73rd Annual Apple Blossom Festival and Parade

    April 01, 2019

    Sonoma Valley in the spring is, without a doubt, one of the most enchanting places in the world: magisterial mountains, gorgeous colonial architecture, world-class wine-making—the list goes on and on.... Read more

  • The West County Trail: Biking and Butterflies

    March 04, 2019

    Is there any better feeling than the moment you realize winter is about to give way to spring? As the temperatures begin to rise, folks all across Sonoma County will... Read more

  • The Cloverdale Citrus Fair

    February 04, 2019

    When you hear “citrus,” what’s the first place that comes to mind? Florida? Maybe Valencia? Good guesses, but this month, Cloverdale, California, stands head and shoulders above the rest with... Read more

  • Snoopy, Charlie, and Charles M. Schulz Welcome You

    January 07, 2019

    “The only thing I ever wanted to be was a cartoonist,” said the legendary creator of Peanuts. “That’s my life. Drawing.” Though it’s been nearly two decades since his passing,... Read more

  • Forestville’s Downtown Delights

    December 03, 2018

    Folks the world over travel to Sonoma County for a variety of reasons, including the pristine landscape, the many wilderness adventures, and the unmatched hospitality of the Farmhouse Inn. In... Read more

  • The Call of the Wild

    November 05, 2018

    What is your ideal vacation? From the world-class farm-to-table cuisine prepared by our Michelin-starred chef to the blissful massage, bodywork, and skin care treatments at our on-site spa, to the... Read more

  • The Best Coffee in Sonoma County

    October 01, 2018

    Nestled as we are in the middle of Sonoma Wine Country, there are few things we at the Farmhouse Inn enjoy more than a robust glass of vino at the... Read more

  • A Little Mojo Magic

    September 03, 2018

    If you’ve ever marveled at the televised feats of David Copperfield or Penn & Teller, dabbled in the mystical traditions of world religions, or spent idle moments browsing 16th-century tomes... Read more

  • The Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve: A Woodland Sanctuary

    August 06, 2018

    Just a short 20-minute drive from our hotel, the Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve is the perfect spot to shed the burden of constant emails, texts, and meetings in order... Read more

  • Charting a Course Down the Russian River

    July 03, 2018

    Summertime is adventure time here in Sonoma County, and if you’re in the mood for some outdoor thrills, we have just the thing for you. Burke’s Canoe Trips offers guests... Read more

  • The Forestville Certified Farmers Market Welcomes You

    June 03, 2018

    The Sonoma Valley is renowned for its wine-making, but that’s not all we’re good at. With its mild temperatures and fertile soil, the valley also produces some of the most... Read more

  • The Famed Sparkling Wines of Iron Horse Vineyards

    May 08, 2018

    Among the most renowned wine-making regions in the world, Sonoma County is home to many outstanding vineyards. One of our favorites is Iron Horse Vineyards, which was founded in 1976... Read more

  • Fun Flourishes at the Sebastopol Apple Blossom Festival & Parade

    April 03, 2018

    Springtime in Sonoma Valley heralds many returns, with flowers blooming and festivals flourishing. On Saturday, April 21, and Sunday, April 22, the charming town of Sebastopol, a scenic 20-minute drive... Read more

  • Butterflies and Bucolic Splendor on the West County Trail

    March 06, 2018

    Now that winter is behind us and temperatures are climbing comfortably into the mid-sixties, we’re excited to head back to the great outdoors for some of that natural beauty that’s... Read more

  • Join the Fun at the Annual Citrus Fair

    February 04, 2018

    If you’re looking for a fun and quirky day-trip during your stay at the Farmhouse Inn, considering checking out the Cloverdale Citrus Fair, held in the nearby town of Cloverdale... Read more

  • You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown

    January 08, 2018

    In 1950 Charles Schulz launched Peanuts, a Sunday morning comic that would eventually become the most successful strip of all time, reaching a peak readership of more than 350 million... Read more

  • Exploring Downtown Forestville

    December 05, 2017

    Sonoma County is known for its breathtaking and varied topography, making it the ideal place for an outdoor getaway. But we’d be remiss if we didn’t point out the many... Read more

  • Outdoor Thrills with Rubicon Adventures

    November 06, 2017

    California wine country is, in our humble opinion, just about the best place in the world to enjoy a relaxing vacation away from the frenzy of everyday life. If you... Read more

  • Find Your Mojo

    September 05, 2017

    The Lucky Mojo Curio Co. is your one-stop-shop for everything magical, occult, and off the beaten path. Located less than 5 minutes from the Farmhouse Inn, the Lucky Mojo Curio... Read more

  • Find Bliss Among the Redwoods

    August 07, 2017

    With our busy lives full of emails, texts, and meetings, it can sometimes be difficult to slow down and enjoy all of the beauty and majesty of nature. During your... Read more

  • Canoe The Russian River

    July 02, 2017

    If you are looking for a day relaxing in the great outdoors, then you should definitely spend a day canoeing The Russian River with Burke’s Canoe Trips. The trip consists... Read more

  • Farmers Market Season Has Arrived

    June 05, 2017

    On Tuesday June 20, the Forestville Certified Farmers Market will have its 5th annual opening day celebration from 4-7 pm. June 20 is opening day, but the farmers market will... Read more

  • Getting Around Wine Country

    May 13, 2017

    Farmhouse's newest guest amenity, the Tesla Model X house car. Tesla designs and builds the most advanced vehicles in the world today. These tricked out cars are fast, gorgeous and... Read more

  • Getting to WIne Country

    May 13, 2017

    Consider a direct flight into our local airport. Sonoma County Airport has announced that there will be additional non-stop flights from new destinations this summer. Already the airport has daily flights... Read more

  • Latest Trend In Sonoma - Napa Wine Country

    March 24, 2017

    Wellness and wine country – the initial reaction to those two subjects together is a squishy face mixed with a look of disbelief (don’t pretend like you don’t know what... Read more

  • Farmhouse Inn Winemaker Dinners not to be Missed

    March 17, 2017

    It’s 70 degrees out and sunny in wine country today - spring has officially arrived in Sonoma and Napa. After one of the heaviest rainy seasons we’ve had in a... Read more

  • Women's History Month - Celebrate The Women In Your Life

    March 06, 2017

    March in wine country is special for many reasons – we start to see signs of spring, menus start to change with new products coming into season, the rains taper... Read more

  • What to do in Guernville in the Rain

    February 17, 2017

    Despite all the reporting on various news channels, Guerneville did not float into the Pacific and is in fact standing and thriving despite the rain. Yes, Guerneville does indeed sit on the Russian River and yes, during big storms there is flooding in parts of Sonoma County but we promise, it isn't as scary as you'd be led to believe if you watch the evening news. So, in a show of support of our neighboring town(just 15 minutes down the road from Farmhouse Inn) we've decided to provide our fans with a list of things to do in Guerneville when its raining - kayaking down Main Street is not one of them.... Read more

  • Romantic Rainy Days in Wine Country

    January 06, 2017

    No excuse necessary – rainy days in Sonoma Napa wine country are days inside snuggled up with your special someone all romantic in front of the warm fireplace. The weather in wine country is often unseasonably warm and sunny in January and February, but sometimes Northern California acts like the rest of the world and gets typical winter weather, complete with clouds and rain. These are the days you want to be at Farmhouse Inn - our warm fireplaces, comfy beds and huge soaker tubs all add up to a romantic getaway where the outside world doesn’t intrude and you have nothing more to think about than what movie you’ll watch next. ... Read more

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