For our three year anniversary, my boyfriend and I decided to book a long weekend in wine country to celebrate. Both east coasters, we had never been to sonoma and really had no idea where to go. So as I was doing my research I came across BVM and decided to chance the stay based on the reviews I read and the pictures I saw - I can truly say we were not disappointed in the least as it could not have been a more amazing experience.
From the moment we arrived Jerry and Harold went above and beyond to make our experience so memorable. From upgrading our room to the French room (all the rooms are gorgeous and you can't go wrong with any of them, but the french room was absolutely beautiful with side balcony which proved priceless when I had to take a work conference call early one morning and got to see the colors change as the sun rose over the scenery down below ( their property sits on a hill) as that made the call bearable). It wasn't simply the house or the room that made the vacation so special - it was the personal touches - Harold and Jerry couldn't do enough for us. From customizing our wine touring routes every day based on our likes and dislikes, recommending and booking restaurants for us in the area, creating absolutely delicious and amazing breakfasts for us every morning, offering to take care of wine shipping logistics for us, checking in with us all the time about how they could help us and the afternoons of cocktails and hors d'oevres which I loved, everything was just exceptional. We laughed our afternoons away getting to know the other guests and relaxing on their patio in one of the most picturesque scenes imaginable. At BVM, Jerry and Harold make you feel like you're an old friend and a part of their home. They are both so kind, energetic, warm and charming and BVM is a perfect extension of them. They are so knowledgeable about the area from the restaurants to the wineries, no amount of research could have come close to what they knew. Jerry and Harold truly put their guests' every whim at the forefront of their concern all of the time - there wasn't anything they wouldn't haven't done to enhance our experience, and quite frankly, they far exceeded anything I could have envisioned.
To be honest, when I booked the reservation, it was on a whim - I have booked hotels and been sorely disappointed - that was not the case with BVM. This is the first such review I've written and I gladly say my boyfriend and I are already planning a return trip next year and my parents are planning to stay there this fall as well. Such spectacular places should be recognized, and for any of you looking for a wonderful place to stay - none of these reviews lie - this place is amazing. For my boyfriend and I, we were both ecstatically pleased and would give it the highest reviews we can and recommend it to anyone looking to go out there.
- 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