They call it “the sweetest little fair in Sonoma County”
Saturday, June 18th from noon to 4:00 PM there is the Art in the Park afternoon with the Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods, which is a free event except for parking fees. On July 9th there is the Gourmet Hike and Silent Auction which sells out quickly.
July brings a couple of nearby Independence Day celebrations. Monte Rio celebrates on Saturday, July 2nd and Guerneville’s fireworks display is on Monday the 3rd of July. Who does not like fireworks? You can go to the events or watch them from the grounds at Creekside Inn
The Friday evening Occidental Farmers Market is open with a great selection of local produce, cheese, honey and crafts. It is hard to pass up the great food stands from Mexican and Indian fare to my favorite Gerard’s Paella and pizza made in a wood fired oven.
New this year: Papa Finch and two babies-barely visible just 2 eyes and 2 beaks.
The Farm Stand Event features heirloom tomato seeds, fresh produce, and a number of food truck choices for lunch.
If you can travel midweek, check out our May special coupon on Tripadvisor.
Add an in-room massage from Phil Miller for just $85.00
Hope to see you this month, the weather is beautiful.
April is not just for doing taxes. The wild iris bloom on the coastal hills. There is a great wine event the end of April when the winegrowers of Dry Creek sponsor the Passport to Dry Creekk event.
Coming up soon on-April 2nd-is the Occidental Fool’s Parade-a little spring silliness.
Sebastopol’s Apple Blossom Festivalis an event for the whole family, with food and wine pairing, a parade, art and craft expos and garden displays.
For more hands on activities check the Landpath’s list of activities.
The Russian River Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence do their famous Bingo.
For entertainment there is a free noon concert at Hopmonk Tavern on April 12 with Black Joe Lewis For those interested in brewpubs check out Stumptown Brewery in Guerneville. If you are interested in their famous festival, it’s time to book the weekend. Please feel free to call us at 1-800-776-6586 to make a reservation. Or use this form:
Like Music or Theater?
Want to learn more about wine futures?
The Russian River Wineroad Barrel Tasting event is going on March 4-6 and March 11-13.
Like good food?
Follow Mateo Granados. He and his wonderful staff do great pop-up dinners at wineries, bakeries etc. They are on Thursday and Friday evenings. Want to reserve space call 707-837-0774, or if you are a guest of ours, let us know and we will make the reservations.
Just want to relax?
Come see all of the spring flowers, camelias, daffodils, probably wild iris at the coast and our Japanese tulip trees are in bloom. By late March, wild Iris should be in bloom on the way to the coast and Spud Point Crab Company will probably have fresh crab sandwiches and great clam chowder.
Want to get some exercise?
Hike or bike between spring rain.
Want to make a difference?
Celebrate Earth Day by volunteering at the Riverkeeper Park.
For years our friends have put up with an old website. Now thanks to Colin Frangos, we have a wonderful new site, easy to navigate and informative.
We think that it is more user-friendly, with the layout of the property which you can mouse over and see photos and descriptions. Also we are going to be using the blog more so watch us for current events and well kept secrets. A good example of this would be Mateo’s next dinner menu for his pop-up restaurant. The dinners are on the 3rd and 4th of March, Thursday and Friday, not the 4th and 5th.
Barrel Tasting at the Wineroad wineries is the weekend of March 5th-6th and March 12th-13th.
We also suggest that you can visit us on Facebook and get more up to date information and reviews.
As the end of summer approaches there is still plenty to do:
There are still great wineries, spectacular farmer’s markets and a secret supper club.
Other than just plain good weather and fewer tourist, May offers a broad range of things going on. Read the rest of this entry »
Here are some photos from around the grounds, taken in April.
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When the weather outside is cold and wet, a hot bowl of soup hits the spot. We have been on a search for the best clam chowder nearby. It all started because of a local food blog in the Press Democrat‘s Bite Club. We tried Henweigh Cafe first and found it to be very authentic, good and satisfying. We also tried the corn chowder which we thought was super. Later in the week we tried the chowder at Spud Point Crab Company. This chowder has been voted best in Bodega Bay and did not disappoint. We believe that it is less traditional, creamier and more highly seasoned than Henweigh’s. Since it is crab season, we tried the crab sandwich too. Wow, very simple, lots of crab, a soft roll and super tasty.
Nearer to Creekside is the ever popular Garden Grill. We had a very good bowl of chowder there too.