My wife and I along with my son and his fiancee spent three wonderful days and nights at the Raford Inn Bed and Breakfast in late August. Dane and Rita are marvelous hosts and their Inn is lovely in all respects. They and their staff make you feel you are a part of their family when you first walk in the door. Our rooms, the Blueberry and Sage were nicely appointed with period pieces and very comfortable. Multi-course breakfasts were prepared with fresh vegetables and fruits from their gardens. The grounds are just as you see them on their website - beautiful views of vineyards and palms. We just can't say enough about how friendly our hosts, Dane and Rita are. We got to know them over complimentary wines (from local wineries) and cheese each afternoon on their spacious porch. For you first time visitors, they are a great source of information on all things Sonoma. Dane's brief wine tour of his vineyard is a fun finish to your stay. Especially if you love Pinot, make this your headquarters for winery visits in the Russian River Valley.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This classic Victorian Plantation landmark manor house, built in 1880, once presided over a huge empire of hops. Converted to an intimate country bed and breakfast in 1980 it sits upon a knoll above an unspoiled Russian River vineyard valley ringed by redwood forested mountains. Lovingly preserved it is a place of quiet beauty in the hills of Healdsburg Wine Country. Return now to a time and place that has not quite yet gone by. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Raford Inn b&b
- The Raford Hotel Healdsburg