My sister and I are currently traveling through wine country together and we are having a great time so far! We started along the coast and then headed inland to Healdsburg at which point we checked into The Raford Inn B+B. Upon approaching the property we were in awe of the location - it overlooks a 120 acre vineyard! The landscaping is lovely and is carefully maintained. The house itself has been refurbished but it maintains a classic and historic appearance.
Once we got inside, we couldn't wait to get to our room and get cozy! After meeting with the Innkeepers and getting briefed on the logistics, we went to our room, The Lavender Room, and promptly plopped onto the bed! This room is located downstairs and is a bit more private. It's super clean, cozy and inviting. The bathroom is quite large and the shower is wonderful. Suffice it to say, we really liked our room.
The breakfasts served at The Raford are really fresh, creative and delicious! We enjoyed two breakfasts and the first included coffee, juice, a frittata, fruit and yogurt, sausage and a gluten free muffin. The second included coffee, juice, fruit, a frittata, potatoes, sausage and a salad!
The complimentary wine and cheese gathering, hosted every day from 5:30p-7p, was also lovely. The various wines were delightful, as were the snacks. It was nice to meet the other guests staying at the inn!
I highly recommend this B+B!! If you are considering a trip to Healdsburg this is the place to stay, hands down!!
- 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