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“Wonderful Russian River Hospitality” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Raford Inn Bed and Breakfast

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The Raford Inn Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #3 of 15 Healdsburg B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
GreenLeadersSilver level
Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
“Wonderful Russian River Hospitality”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our short stay at the Raford and found it a very enjoyable introduction to the Russian River Valley. Hosts Rita and Dane and the team there go out of their way to make you welcome and make your stay as pleasant as possible whatever your interests. We stayed in the Angelica room which was beautifully appointed and comfortable. Breakfast was delicious and Dane's personal vineyard tour was great fun and interesting too. It was lovely to see hummingbirds and orioles while you enjoy a glass of wine on the veranda chatting with the hosts and other guests.

Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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boston
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

We recently stayed for two nights over the holiday weekend. Rita and Dane are wonderful hosts. They are genuinely love what they do and share that joy with all their guests. The rooms are wonderful and comfortable. The experience they provide is like no other. Dane gave a personal tour of his small vineyard, explaining the details and process and ends with a tasting of their own wine that is served right out of the barrel in their "wine cellar" The view is spectacular and sitting on the porch each night with wine and cheese with the other guests was just a perfect way to end the day. Rita's breakfast was fantastic, the food was beyond what we were expecting - it was so delicious and enjoyable. We will definitely will be back the next time we visit (which at the rate we are drinking wine - has been at least once a year!!)

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Wilmington, Delaware
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2014

Rita and Dane have an absolutely exceptional B&B. The setting is beautiful and tranquil, the rooms are beautiful and their attention to their guests is second to none! Breakfasts each day were fabulous, each night a lovely happy hour on the beautiful deck overlooking vineyards....This was our second stay at the Raford Inn and we will certainly make it a regular stop. We stayed for 4 nights and had to drag ourselves away! And to top it all off....take a tour of the vineyards and enjoy Dane's winemaking passion.
Frank & Terry

Room Tip: We were in the Rosemary room on both trips. It's probably one of the smaller rooms...however, i...
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Acworth, Georgia
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2014

We recently had the pleasure of spending two nights at the lovely Raford Inn. Owners Dane and Rita were fabulous hosts who genuinely love what they do and were helpful giving advice regarding visiting wineries in the area. Dane gave a personal and informative tour of his small vineyard and what it takes to make wine. Highly recommend if you are new to the area and have true curiosity in the process. They also give you tasting passes that enable you to visit most of the vineyards without paying the cost to taste. The evening wine and appetizer meet ups were relaxing and great fun getting to know others that were staying on the property. The views from the expansive veranda were quite wonderful. We look forward to another visit sometime in our future.

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2014

We enjoyed a wonderful experience at the Raford Inn Bed and Breakfast.
But, it did not begin and end with a bed and a breakfast. The InnKeepers, Dane and Rita are delightful. Make sure that you take the vineyard tour at the end of your stay. Dane is delightful to listen to about his private vineyards, grapes and all things wine.
Staff member Jennifer provided us with wonderful dinner choices and even called the chef to make sure that we had a memorable dining experience.
Staff member Tawny provided us with some outstanding Winery selections. Those suggestions made our trip very memorable. They included tours and tastings in family owned vineyards.
Staff member Oliver shared his suggestions for a micro brewery. That was a treat for my husband.
By the way, my husband gave me the trip to The Raford Inn as a Christmas gift.
Now I really believe there is a Santa!!
If you are smart...... you will put the Raford Inn on your wish list!

Room Tip: Every room is enchanting. Time spent on the porch with morning coffee or afternoon wine and cheese...
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Corona, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2014

Beautiful property, if we were to go again the goal would be to enjoy it a little more!. Very warm and accommodating. Dane and Rita and the others there are very "chill" and hospitable. Food was excellent. Evening wine tastings were fun. Dane's wine tour were fun. Would highly recommend staying there if in the area.

Room Tip: I don't think they have a bad room.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Los Angeles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2014

We stayed in Angelica Room, which was very nicely decorated. It is an old house so the rooms aren't very sound proof, but playing the bose radio in the room keeps any room noise from carrying elsewhere. Great view of vineyards from the porch. Hosts were very nice and breakfast was tasty. On Friday night the wine and cheese included tastings from a local winery. Would definitely return. Only drawback is the cost. This place isn't cheap.

Room Tip: Angelica room has a private balcony, which is very nice.
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about The Raford Inn Bed and Breakfast

Property: The Raford Inn Bed and Breakfast
Address: 10630 Wohler Rd, Healdsburg, CA 95448-9418
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Region: United States > California > Sonoma County > Healdsburg
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 15 B&Bs / Inns in Healdsburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
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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