We stayed at the Raford while visiting wineries in the Healdsburg area based on a recommendation from our daughter, who had stayed there previously. Very friendly innkeeper, Tawny, and the owners Dane and Rita made all the guests feel at home. Awesome breakfast made by Tawny and served to all the guests together.
After breakfast, Dane is usually around to give you a tour of his personal vineyard and wine making facility. While you may have had tours at the big places… nothing compares to getting the 'cooks' tour from someone who does it for the love of producing his own wines for himself.
We're looking forward to being back and spending more time in the area.
- 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