Two Day Visit

Sonoma. com put together a list of Kenwood area wineries to visit if time is short. One is Landmark where our anniversary dinner is located. Missing from the list is St. Francis Winery.
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Wineries Nearby

An excellent article from Sonoma Magazine that lists Sonoma Wineries worth visiting that are a little outside the Glenn Ellen and Kenwood area where most of you will be staying.

Jack London State Park

A short walk or drive from Glenn Ellen, see the park named for Call of the Wild Author. Boasting over 29 miles of trails across 1400 acres including stunning vistas and the historic buildings from the time when famous writer/adventurer Jack London called this his home.

Sugarloaf State Park

Sugarloaf Ridge State Park contains the headwaters of Sonoma Creek. It runs through gorge and canyon, across the meadow floor, beneath scenic rock outcroppings, and is surrounded at times by redwoods and ferns.

The Jack London Lodge

BEST DEAL FOR ANNIVERSARY GUESTS. Eight rooms have been reserved for guests on Sunday, June 4, and Monday, June 5, 2017. You must call or write the Lodge no later than February 4 to guarantee your room with Visa or MasterCard at $134.00 per night plus tax. There may be some availability on Saturday, June 3, but those rooms will not be released until 90 days before June 4 - no guarantees. Family should reference information under Casa Bella below.

" The Jack London Lodge is situated on the tree lined Sonoma Creek in the quaint wine country village of Glen Ellen. Enjoy beautiful views of the creek and the hills surrounding the legendary Valley of the Moon – made famous by the writings of its most notable resident, Jack London. Enjoy the affordable luxury of one of our 22 spacious rooms in a quiet, peaceful setting with a pool, heated spa, and lovely gardens. The Jack London Lodge provides guests with everything needed to enjoy a wine country vacation all in one charming location."

Casa Bella

HOME BASE for DEANGELO and DUCA FAMILIES. 10 rooms at this private retreat have been reserved for Sat, Sun, Mon for members of our immediate family. Call or write me for more information. This lovely luxury retreat is literally around the corner from Landmark Vineyards and a little outside of the town of Glen Ellen.

"Enjoy the entire Casa Bella property for your visits to Kenwood and the Sonoma Valley. This historic landmark can accommodate a total of 20 guests or 10 couples.

Outdoor comforts include fire pit, bocce court, sundeck with hot tub, cabanas and nearly two acres for strolling and lounging. Balconies extend the space available for two of the rooms, plus a wrap around porch and spacious foyer and living room allow group members more than just rooms with beds.

The Cottage includes two bedrooms, loft and a private yard. The Main House features a wrap around porch and balcony, two suites and four bedrooms. Each bedroom includes a private bathroom."

FountainGrove Inn

25 minutes to Landmark Vineyards, FountainGrove offers rooms from $179-199+

"With 124 guestrooms and suites, unique architecture, and a dedication to our guests, Fountaingrove Inn is the perfect home away from home in Sonoma Wine Country. Downtown Santa Rosa, a regional airport, and hundreds of wineries are just minutes away. When you're here, enjoy The Steakhouse @ Equus for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Our bar offers a wine list featuring local varietals, locally produced beers and spirits, and artisanal cocktails."

The Flamingo Resort

A 35 minute drive from Santa Rosa to Kenwood. Discounted room rates available for single at $179 and double at $199+ .Call 800-848-8300 or email reservations to
"The Flamingo is cool, retro-cool and is easily one of the most modernized vintage hotel from the 50s era that you may find. The remodeling done to the Flamingo is fairly new but uses a décor that makes you feel as if you’re living in the past. Its beds are amazingly comfortable, the rooms might be some of the nicest in the greater Santa Rosa area of any hotel." - Duane Pemberton

Glenn Ellen Inn

Lovely cottages in the middle of Glenn Ellen - $275 per night. Also a wonderful restaurant.
"EAT: The Glen Ellen Inn features sizzling steaks, fresh seafood, hand-cut pastas, house-made breads, locally grown produce, house-made ice cream. And you'll love our house made scones and foccacia-compliments of the house.
DRINK: Enjoy 600+ Sonoma & Napa Valley wines, innovative and classic martinis, and a full bar.
STAY: In our boutique, seven room Sonoma hotel, which we call The Secret Cottages, located steps from the restaurant near the Calabasas Creek. "

Kenwood Oaks Guest House

From $500-$700 for two for two nights, Kenwood Oaks has a two (2) night minimum stay at all times, and a three (3) or four (4) night minimum stay for most Holidays and Special Event weekends. If you wish to stay for one night only at any given time, it may be possible to make those arrangements. In addition to any revised room rates, a booking/cleaning surcharge of up to $50 per room may apply. Please call us to discuss your plans at: (707) 833-1221.

The Gaige House

If you crave something a little more "special," this lovely boutique inn offers some of the finer amenities at for $300-$600 per night with a two-night minimum.

"Tucked into the Sonoma Valley hamlet of Glen Ellen, the Gaige House feels like a secret hideaway. An elegant blend of vintage and contemporary, the inn features 23 thoughtfully appointed guestrooms with a modern, Asian flair. The verdant, secluded setting along the Calabaza Creek includes an outdoor swimming pool and hot tub, and is accented with delightful surprises in hidden spots: a hammock shaded with ancient oaks, a miniature pagoda in a rock garden, a gurgling fountain. Indulge in luxurious spa services provided in our spa loft, in-room or outdoors in a peaceful and private cabana. All guests enjoy a complimentary, full breakfast every morning, and an afternoon wine and cheese reception."
Jennifer Postorino