ActivitiesIn Sonoma County
Plan the Perfect Weekend Getaway
Plan the perfect weekend getaway from the Bay Area. Your day might include a stroll on the beach, bird watching, coastal fishing, a winery tour, or browsing the many local antique shops. Our nine-hole putting green is available to all guests—perfect preparation for the challenge of the nearby Links at Bodega Harbour, designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr. A less strenuous approach to your getaway might be to enjoy a book in the Tower Library, take a walk around our extensive grounds, or just sunbathe by the pool. Everyone can find something to enjoy at our property.
” It was truly like an oasis, a villa in the middle of Italy or France.”
” I think the word “wow” came out of my mouth no less than 100 times.”
” I have never seen anything like it. We hope to return soon. Delightful.”
“Good location, very close to beach, hiking trail, and small towns and villages with very good restaurants. Highly recommend it.”
“The property is a beautiful, European style retreat for anybody who is looking for some relaxation.”
Bodega Bay and the Local Area
Conveniently located down the road from Sonoma Coast State Beach, the picturesque, sheltered fishing village of Bodega Bay is a great place to have a bonfire on the beach, go scuba diving, visit the Bodega Marine Laboratory, ride on horseback, see the Children’s Bell Tower, surf/kayak the Sonoma Coast, charter a fishing boat, or watch the great whale migration that happens between January and May along the Sonoma Coast. Sonoma Coast Villa is perfectly situated for those who want to tour the local wineries, attend the theater, see art exhibits, take a hot air balloon ride, or even go skydiving. While you’re here, don’t pass up a visit to the tiny town of Bodega and a visit to the schoolhouse from the classic Alfred Hitchcock thriller, The Birds, which was filmed here.
Sonoma Wine Country
Enjoy Sonoma’s rustic surroundings against the backdrop of a dynamic wine region that is home to numerous award-winning wineries within easy driving distance of the hotel. The Sonoma Coast is an American Viticultural Area (“AVA”) best known for buttery chardonnays and well-balanced pinot noir. The coastal breeze that rolls over the area is ideal for the delicate skin of pinot noir grapes, protecting them and lending impeccable and intricate flavors into our local wines. In a nod to the local wine production for which our area is famed, we host a complimentary wine tasting hour from 4:30-5:30PM that emphasizes wines in the region. Our staff would be delighted to recommend tasting spots should you decide to make a vineyard tour part of your trip.
Hiking and Horseback Riding
The local area hosts a number of spectacular seaside trails, which offer a wide diversity of flora and fauna. Start the day at one of the many beaches along the rugged Sonoma coastline, and then hike up into the rolling hills and forests to experience the vast biodiversity the area has to offer. If you’re feeling particularly adventurous, try a forest trail and beach tour by horseback offered by a number of local stables. Sonoma Coast State Park is less crowded than many of California’s other state park gems. You’ll find majestic scenery, wide-open trails, and breathtaking vistas all along the varying routes that are suited to all hiking levels.