Wine Spectator June 2012
The Honor Mansion has been featured as a top lodging in Sonoma County in Wine Spectator’s June 2012 Issue! We are listed among the best of lodging, one of only 8 in the whole county.
-Sonoma Beckons, by Tim Fish//Photographs by Sara Sanger. Pages 30-58.
“Where To Stay; From Country inns to Luxury Hotels” By Augustus Weed Pages 40-41.
Whether you’re planning a romantic weekend getaway or a weeklong tasting adventure, choosing the right place to stay in Sonoma can play a big part in defining your experience. Fortunately, Sonoma wine country has much to offer when it comes to lodging, whether you prefer an intimate, secluded inn near the coast or a luxurious full-service hotel with a first –rate spa.
Location is another important consideration; Sonoma is larger and more geographically complex than Napa, and touring one of its many appellations can take more than a day. The town plazas of Healdsburg and Sonoma are good starting points for exploring the surrounding regions. Each town has its own distinct style, but both offer convenient access to tasting rooms, restaurants and nightlife.
Just a few minutes’ walk from downtown Healdsburg, this charming inn blends the personal attention of a bed0and-breakfast with the amenities and services of a small resort. The well-manicured grounds feature a flower garden and vineyards, and guests have access to a variety of diversions, including bocce courts, a croquet lawn and a tennis court. Rooms in the inn’s Victorian main house are cozy and feature private baths or showers, while the lavish suites are separate from the main house and provide an extra touch of romance with their roomy outdoor soaking tubs, private patios and fireplaces. Biscotti and coffee are delivered to the rooms daily, and a full breakfast buffet is served in the inn’s communal room; it can also be taken outdoors on a deck overlooking a koi pond.