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“Back for the third time”
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Calderwood Inn
Ranked #5 of 16 Healdsburg B&B and Inns
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Dallas, Texas
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14 reviews
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“Back for the third time”
Reviewed 18 May 2013

We first visited and reviewed in 2011. We liked it so much, we came back last year. The innkeeper had changed, but we enjoyed the house, its gardens, location (four walkable blocks from the square), and the wine and cheese hours. We even convinced another couple to join us. Good times again.

So we came the third time this year for another four nights. The second couple even came again. The innkeeper has changed again, but the experience is still just as good. Thanks to Mary (and Sydney who filled in over the Mother's Day weekend) for the filling and varied breakfasts. I especially liked the French toast that I mentioned in my review of Costeaux bakery.

Rooms are clean. House is quiet even with all rooms full. New bocce ball court and other garden updates. We hope to return again next year.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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Reviewed 1 May 2013

Calderwood Inn is in a great location for enjoying both the town of Healdsburg and many wineries. But more importantly, the inn keeper, Mary, took great care of us! She accommodated both my lactose allergy and my husband's aversion to eggs. She also took time to visit with us and make recommendations. We would definitely stay here again!

Room Tip: Some rooms are built into the roof line. My husband hit his head several times!
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Sacramento, California
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Reviewed 1 May 2013

Spent 2 nights at the inn. It was everything and more as advertised. The inn was built in 1902 and still has many original furnishings and lights. The atmosphere is warm and friendly. Mary is an excellent hostess and caters to your needs with a smile. The breakfasts were delicious. Our room was beautiful. Don't forget to sit outside on the front porch swing. That's a real treat.

Room Tip: We stayed in the Wilson, the only bedroom downstairs. It is quite large. It is also quiet and has...
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Green Features: Room temperatures set, linens changed every other day. The best part is the shampoo, conditioner, lotion and soap they provide. They are EO and are wonderful.
  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Florida
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Reviewed 8 April 2013

Calderwood Inn is such a delightful and peaceful way of spendng time in the Wine Country.
It has a very personal touch. We spent our best weekends at Calderwood Inn and it will be our destination for many years to come.
Mary, the Inn keeper, is not only a lovely person but also a great Chef. We love her Cheese/wine tastings late afternoon, not to mention her breakfasts !
It is always a great way to meet new people and make new friends.
There is no better place in the Healdsburg area.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with friends
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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Reviewed 31 March 2013

Delightful experience! We have been coming to Wine Country for many, many years and this was our first time at Calderwood Inn. It was exceptional in that we were there to celebrate my closest and dearest friend of 47 years very special birthday.The family atmosphere coupled with Sydney (her dog Newton) and Mary's service and food only complemented the wine and cheeses we enjoyed while sitting outside in a beautiful and relaxing veranda and garden areas. We were also the first to use the new Bocce Ball court in a boys vs. girls challenge. The boys won!. The Inn's location is perfect for walking to and from Healdsburg's many, many shops and restaurants and in easy driving to many Sonora wineries. Simply stated, we could not have chosen a better place than Calderwood Inn to celebrate a very special birthday and we look forward to our next visit.
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with friends
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Sacramento, California, United States
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Reviewed 22 March 2013

What a fantastic Bed and Breakfast! The Innkeeper, Mary, made it a point to make you feel right at home the minute you walked in the door! The atmosphere, the rooms, the grounds, the company and the food was awesome! Let us not forget the wine tasting also! My husband and I plan to return to this lovely establishment soon!

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Pacifica, California
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Reviewed 21 March 2013

We are not normally B&B people but Mary at the Calderwwood Inn made us feel like we were staying with friends. The rooms are lovely, the wine (from one of their 7 wineries) and cheese upon arrival (at any hour!) are delicious, especially enjoyed in the garden or on the veranda which was being refinished and looks lovely. But it's the breakfasts that really stand out! Mary is a trained chef and sends you on your way each morning with a happy and full tummy and will accommodate any food issues you have (there were gluten free cookies waiting for me upon our return in the evening!). Healdsburg Plaza offers world class dining and wine tasting within walking distance to the Inn but you will want to explore the wineries and beauty of the Healdsburg area. Most wineries charge a tasting fee but the Inn provides passes for free tastings and extra special attention at The Wilson Group Wineries. We will be back and we will stay at the Calderwood. Thank you Mary for making us feel so welcome.

Room Tip: The Wilson room on first floor is the most spacious and has a porch.
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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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 16 B&Bs / Inns in Healdsburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Calderwood Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 10
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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