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“Treasure in the heart of wine country”
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Calderwood Inn
Ranked #5 of 15 Healdsburg B&B and Inns
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Yorktown Heights, New York
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“Treasure in the heart of wine country”
Reviewed 21 February 2013

We've been to Healdsburg many times but this was our first visit to Calderwood Inn. It is an ideal location walking distance to downtown Healdsburg yet nestled away from all of the hustle and bustle. We stayed in the Wilson room which was the only room on the first floor. It is directly across from the kitchen so there was minimal kitchen noise in the AM but never so early that it was a bother. The room was quite large and had a great gas fireplace and french doors to the back porch. Although the bathroom furnishings were old (as one would expect in this type of B&B) they were just fine. In fact the clawfoot tub had a rainshower head that was fantastic and offered ample water pressure. Mary was a delight throughout the whole process from booking, making our dinner reservation and making some amazing breakfasts! The wine and cheese hour was the highlight of our stay. We were able to taste FANTASTIC local cheese and FANTASTIC local wines while meeting other guests. We truly enjoyed that aspect of the Inn!

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Reviewed 19 February 2013

This was my third visit here, but my first under the current ownership of the Wilson's. This time I was here for a Matrix winemaker dinner weekend and I was not disappointed. We stayed in the Delormier room, which I really liked. If I had any criticism of the room, it would be that the shower is small. The staff was very friendly and Mary made a fabulous breakfast both mornings. I love the location here....so easy to walk to the square for dinner and strolling. I never tire of looking at the wallpaper on the ceiling here. I have never seen anything quite like it. I am sure we will be back again

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Yuba City, California
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Reviewed 14 February 2013

A perfect place for a special weekend. The house is beautifully decorated with special attention to wallpapers, furnishings, etc. which suit the house but are inviting and comfortable. Breakfasts were delightful and yummy. Very comfy beds. Staff was unobtrusive yet helpful.

  • Stayed February 2013
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Reviewed 6 February 2013

This was our second trip to Calderwood Inn and we loved it again. Mary, the inkeeper is great - informative, fun to talk with, great with suggestions and directions, not to mention she's a great chef! Breakfasts were wonderful, as were the "Wine Hour" appetizers. The house iself is a beautiful old Victorian with a great front veranda (with swing) and plenty of gathering space inside. The wall paper in the house is truely amazing. The bedrooms are very nicely appointed. And, you can't beat their off-season special - 2 night for the in-season price of one night, plus a $75 gift certificate to local restaurants and free wine tasting at 8 local wineries. Very convenients located within walking distance of the downtown square and restaurants. One minor improvement suggestion - replace queen beds with kings. Regardless, we'll be back next year!

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with friends
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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 29 January 2013

So many wonderful reviews have been written, there is not much more to add. Our experience was great. The home is beautifully preserved. We stayed in the Vineyard suite which was very comfortable and spacious. Private little patio off the suite, separate entrance. Mary, the innkeeper, made our stay. She was welcoming, warm and helped us with any wow can she cook. she will soon be offering dinners. watch for hat, her meals would be fantastic. The other guests were friendly and interesting. We will be back. Healdsburg is a favourite of ours, and now we have a new favourite inn.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Reviewed 15 January 2013

My wife and I have been going to Napa and Sonoma for the past 20 years. We have been wine club members at Delormier Vineyards for many years and got to know the Calderwood because of the ownership connection with Delormier. Delormier, Pezzi King, St Annes, Wilson and the sister vineyards are all gems. the wine is excellent and they treat their members like family. We went to the Calderwood and found The B+B to be a great old 1902 Victorian. The Home is a beauty. We stayed in the suite downstairs and had a great time. The breakfasts were great, the wine was better and the location is close to all the great restuarants in Healdsburg (Ravenous and Zin). Healdsburg square is a mere 3-5 minutes away and can be walked to.If you want a great weekend stay here. If you can't enjoy yourself here you can't have fun anywhere.

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Palatine, Illinois
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Reviewed 15 January 2013

We just spent two nights at the Calderwood Inn. When we arrived, Sydney graciously showed us our beautiful room on the main floor (Wilson). It was a little chilly that day, but there was an inviting fire in our room and one in the parlor. She had a lovely selection of wines for us to try. The Wilson Winery family own the Inn. She also had a nice cheese & sausage plate set out too. She gave us some great ideas of where to eat. Both mornings we were met with a lovely breakfast that kept us full for the day. Just a lovely low key kind of place. Definitely give Calderwood a try...I know that we will when we return to Healdsburg!

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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with friends
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Property: Calderwood Inn
Address: 25 W Grant St, Healdsburg, CA 95448-4804
Region: United States > California > Sonoma County > Healdsburg
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 15 B&Bs / Inns in Healdsburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Calderwood Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Known on the California and Sonoma County Landmarks Registry as the John Miller House, this historic Queen Anne Victorian was built in 1902. Miller was a prominent fruit grower, packer and dehydrator in the early 1900s. He was also one of the first to make a commercial business of marketing dehydrated fruit. Among Miller's claims to fame is that he was the first provider to the U.S. Military of dehydrated foods. Known as K-rations during WW I and MREs today, Miller was cited by the military for "feeding the troops during WW I". (1) Miller and his wife were, like many prominent citizens of the community, anxious to furnish their home lavishly. The home is reputed to be the first in Healdsburg with two bathrooms, with indoor plumbing upstairs and downstairs.The noted horticulturist, Luther Burbank, was a good friend and assisted in the design and development of the original landscape at the front of the home, some of which remains today. The large cedar, cypress, and redwood heritage trees were planted by Burbank over 100 years ago. The lush grounds have been accented with rose bushes and numerous flowering shrubs. The same archaeological report from Sonoma State University indicates that some of the first plantings of some of Burbank's new species were planted on the Miller property. Sadly, the location and botanical name of the plants were never recorded. It is unknown if they remain on the property today.The home remained in the Miller family until the late 1930s and was a private residence until the early 1980s when it became a Bed and Breakfast. The inn has undergone extensive restoration over the years. Beautiful hand-silk screened period wall and ceiling papers accent the spacious common areas and some guest rooms. The papers are produced by Bradbury & Bradbury of Benicia, CA and are based on designs of William Morris, a prominent textile designer of the mid- to late 1800s.The formal, yet welcoming rooms include a spacious parlor with fireplace-the perfect place to enjoy the morning paper or a board game on a quiet afternoon. The spacious dining room that seats up to 14 showcases original wainscoting and built-in china cabinet and bench. The large antique table is where guests dine on Calderwood's signature gourmet breakfasts. The covered front porch with its antique wicker furniture and lacquered floor beckons you to enjoy the lush grounds, review the activities of your day or curl up with a good book. The porch is often used by local wineries who frequently co-host our complimentary evening wine hour. All nine guest rooms have private baths. Each room is decorated differently to incorporate an extensive collection of beautiful, yet comfortable period ... more   less 
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