The Sea Ranch, California
The land, the sea, the sky, and your one and only love. These are the only essentials when you escape to the romantic, natural serenity of Sea Ranch Lodge. Leave the hustle and bustle, your phone and computer, and reconnect. Hike Bluff Trail along the coastline or through meadows and forests. Walk the shoreline hand in hand at Black Point Beach and see who can identify the most constellations as the pitch-black night allows the stars to shine bright. The place to relax and unwind is Sea Ranch.
Pacific Ocean views next to the fire pit or from your suite and a peaceful retreat to Bufano’s Obelisk 93-foot peace totem are only some of what’s in store at Timber Cove Lodge. Explore where the first California grapes were grown at Fort Ross Vineyard for a tasting. Discover redwoods, mountains, and wildlife on a hike through Salt Point State Park. Of course, you must take on the sea and picnic on the beach. When you return, Alexander’s will satisfy your hunger with locally grown fine cuisine.
Along Highway One, where the Russian River meets the Pacific, is the romancer’s hideaway, Jenner Inn and Cottages. With the surrounding hills and moving waters, you’ll be awakened each morning to the music of the surf for a day of wine, art, and nature. Wineries are prevalent around the Russian River and Alexander Valley, so take your pick! In Healdsburg you’ll have the viewing pleasure of a number of art galleries, and with the ocean so near, whale watching is always a favorite!
Surrounded by more than 40 wineries, the Russian River, and adventures at Bodega Bay, Sonoma Coast Villa & Spa is a pleasurable escape. All around is something new to discover. At Valley Ford-Skyhorse Ranch, take in panoramic views and stroll through the garden. Let the Villa’a nine-hole putting green warm you up for the nearby Bodega Harbour Golf Links. Of course, you could always relax on the Bodega Bay beach as well. Lose yourself in the endless romance of the bay at Sonoma Coast Villas!
Bordered by quiet meadows and forest, often the first welcoming face you see at Brewery Gulch Inn is from the neighboring wildlife. Its pristine location is at the heart of endless beauty. At Russian Gulch State Park, explore a collapsed sea cave and hike to the Russian Gulch Falls. The Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens feature perennial and rose gardens to fill your senses. The Inn will satisfy your palate morning til night with made-to-order breakfast as well as wine and a light dinner buffet.
Bodega Bay, California
The waves of the Pacific, the calm of Bodega Bay, the rocky shoreline: all highlights at Bodega Bay Lodge & Spa. Whether gazing from your private balcony or snuggling by the wood-burning fireplace, you are sure to stay cozy… and full! The Duck Club Restaurant is seasonal, fresh, and local. The staff is sure to direct you to favorite sites. Drive through Sebastopol and Graton on rolling hills and past orchards and redwood groves, or head over to one of 200 world-renowned Sonoma wineries.
Bodega Bay, California
Surrounded by the sea and rugged shoreline, The Inn at the Tides is the ideal getaway for two off Highway One. Melt away your worries in the heated indoor and outdoor pools or the adult’s only whirlpool. Or, hit the coastline for whale watching and miles of beaches. Once you’ve worked up an appetite, The Tides Wharf Restaurant, made famous as the backdrop in Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds, offers all your favorite fresh caught seafood dishes as well as pasta, steak, and vegetarian options.