Just returned from a popular and fun wine event in the Dry Creek Valley and we chose to stay at the Bella Villa Messina, high up on the hill.
This is a fabulous B & B where we've stayed many times before. As usual, we saw many of the same guests from years past and that's part of the fun of staying at Villa Messina. The hosts make the stay warm, welcoming, and comfortable. We hung out and reconnected with our old friends and made some new acquaintances also. It's friendliness always makes us want to come back.
Although it's tastefully decorated, it's not stuffy or too formal. Guests can, and do relax - in the dining eating area or sitting out on the deck, having a glass a wine, admiring the view and watching the llamas graze in the field. We spent Friday night, after dinner at Cena Luna, chatting it up with the other guests in the living room, sipping wine and listening to music.
Rooms vary in size, and those wanting a more private experience can select two rooms with private decks and oversized tubs. We don't spend that much time in our room so we opted for a smaller room with a shower only. The bed was so comfortable and the sheets were satiny.
It's situated in a nice little neighborhood and we took a walk out the country road each morning - hoping to walk off all the wonderful food pairings we sampled the day before. It's fairly close to town, but not walking distance.
Definitely worth checking out if you're looking to have a fun experience in the wine country and enjoy the company of other friendly people.
- 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