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“Wonderful Experience at the Raford Inn”

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The Raford Inn Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #3 of 16 Healdsburg B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 12 September 2012

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.

Room Tip: The Blueberry room has windows on two walls and gets a lovely breeze.
  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with family
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1  Thank Bob M
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Reviewed 5 September 2012

The Raford Inn is definitely a 5-star Bed & Breakfast. We just completed an extended stay, and it was FANTASTIC!! The owners, Dane and Rita are just AWESOME. They make you feel special by treating you as a member of their family. It was the perfect location to spend enjoying the sights, tasting fine wines, and relaxing in the beautiful Russian River Valley area. Dane, Rita and their AMAZING staff went out of their way to accommodate our special dietary needs. The late afternoon-early evening wine tastings, complete with hors d'oeuvres, on their STATELY porch overlooking picturesque vineyards were EXCEPTIONAL. We loved our stay so much, we've already booked an extended stay for next summer.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Paul S
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Reviewed 31 August 2012

We stayed at the Inn for 2 nights in early August 2012 and it was by far the best place we stayed at during our visit to San Francisco and Sonoma wine country. The hosts Dane and Rita could not have been more congenial and helpful with recommendations for restaurants, wineries and any other fun pursuit. the breakfast was sumptuous and homemade. The wine reception each evening was great fun and attracted all the guests leading to lively conversation and sharing of holiday experiences. we would go back to the area just to stay at the Inn. A real treasure not to be missed.

Room Tip: we had the angelica suite which had a view to die for out across the nearby vineyards and its own ve...
  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 August 2012

The Raford Inn is my new "secret" place. That is where I will go to get away from the rest of the world and soak in the peace & quiet that surrounds me.

My husband and I stayed here for two nights in August and it was an absolutely amazing experience! This was our first Bed & Breakfast experience and we loved it! It is truly a gem! And the inn keepers, Rita and Dane are delightful! I am having difficulty putting into words how incredible our experience was. It felt like home away from home. Rita & Dane made us feel like family and the other guest were wonderful also. We had a great group of people and we enjoyed every moment of it.

The Raford Inn sits on a beautiful vineyard that Dane maintains himself. If you stay here, which really you should (no need to look for another B&B), then you have the option the take a tour of the vineyard on the last day before you leave. Dane pours his heart and soul into the vineyard and he will tell you everything there is to know about the vines, grapes and wine making process. He was such a joy! I just wanted to adopt him and call him grandpa!

The inn is very well kept. The room we stayed in was the Lavender room and it was just as I expected, lovely! Although I must say it's much nicer in person than in the pictures. In fact, the entire place is much nicer in person. I especially like that it's located approximately 15 minutes outside of the city of Healdsburg, therefore, it is nice and peaceful with the most breathtaking views. I enjoyed my morning on the porch drinking a hot cup of tea and reading a book. Breakfast was delicious and we had a great time during the evening wine & cheese tasting. This one is a keeper! Dane and Rita have set a very high standard. I doubt we'll find another jewel like this one. We will definitely return!

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank lledbetter
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Reviewed 14 August 2012

We had the most wonderful stay at the Raford Inn. Dane & Rita, along with the young innkeepers were great. The Blueberry room was large, yet so cozy. There was a different breakfast every morning that would delicious. The wine tastings and pourings each night enlighten our palates for the local vintages. Our hosts gave great recommendations for restaurants, as well as passes for free tastings at the local wineries. Coffee with the hummingbirds on the porch each day was like being in Tuscany, as the house overlooks the vineyard. We will definitely return in the future. I wouldn't dream of staying anywhere else in this part of Sonoma county.

Room Tip: Any room will be great.
  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank schultzmom
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Reviewed 4 August 2012

We actually picked the Raford based on Trip Advisor recommendations. We spent 5 great nights with Rita and Dane and loved every minute. Highlights included getting up early (east coasters) and watching the work in the vineyards, super fantabulous breakfasts, Tastings in the evening and just so accommodating. We stayed in sage and blueberry. They were both well thought out with tasteful furnishings. The highlight of the stay was Dane's vineyard tour at the end of the stay. Two big thumbs up.

Room Tip: blueberry is on the front, Sage on the back. Noise was not an issue. Sage bigger with cool double...
  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 July 2012

Thank you Dane and Rita for a wondering 3 nights at your inn. This inn is tucked away in the Russian River Valley overlooking the vines. Breakfast every day was wonderful and a great way to meet other people and share stories. 2 of our 3 nights brought in winemaker tastings. What a great way to end your day. All of the staff at Raford Inn were very helpful with dinner recommendations and were spot on. Thank you to Matthew for your warm welcoming. Rooms were a nice size and the porch was a great place to relax throughout the day. Our room (Strawberry) had its own "patio", but why miss all the company hanging out on the large front porch.

If you are looking to take a break from hectic life, this is the place to do so. They are in driving distance of Healdsburg for dinner and the wineries on Olivet Road and Westside Road are around the corner. Also, Armstrong Woods is just a short drive down River Road. Couldn't have asked for a better stay and we plan to return when we can.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank afanoftravel
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Additional Information about The Raford Inn Bed and Breakfast

Address: 10630 Wohler Rd, Healdsburg, CA 95448-9418
Region: United States > California > Sonoma County > Healdsburg
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 16 B&Bs / Inns in Healdsburg
Price Range: £125 - £199 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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 
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