SUN AT LAST…

June 13th, 2011

The pool is open and so is Johnson’s Beach. Burke’s Canoes is going full blast, Soar Canoe and Kayak Rental  and the Canopy Tours are booking up fast.

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.

 

 

Farmstand, Food Trucks, Canoe & Kayak Races, Art & Wine

May 5th, 2011

Saturday, May 7th is a busy day.  You can choose between Kendall Jackson’s first Farm Stand event of the season or the Great Russian River Race in Healdsburg

 

 

The Farm Stand Event features heirloom tomato seeds, fresh produce, and a number of food truck choices for lunch.

The month of May is big for Wineroad events.

 

 

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.

 

 

It’s almost April and there is stuff to do

March 29th, 2011

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:

What’s Happening in March

March 2nd, 2011

Like Music or Theater?

Sebastopol’s annual Bluegrass festival is on March 13th.  Pegasus Theater is performing “Charlie’s Aunt” and tickets are still available.

Like wine?

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.

 

 

Hurray, the new website is here & lots more.

March 1st, 2011

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.

End of Summer events

August 18th, 2010

As the end of summer approaches there is still plenty to do:

  • Labor Day Weekend September 3rd-6th.  Stay 5 nights, miss all of the traffic and the 5th night is free.
  • The Russian River Blues and Jazz Festival takes place on the 11th and 12th of September.  Check out the line up and remember that we are offering the 5th night free.

There are still great wineries, spectacular farmer’s markets and a secret supper club.

Book your online Special Here

May Events

June 11th, 2010

Other than just plain good weather and fewer tourist, May offers a broad range of things going on. Read the rest of this entry »

Photos of the Garden

May 8th, 2010

Here are some photos from around the grounds, taken in April.
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It’s Soup Weather

December 30th, 2009

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.

CYCLING IN DECEMBER?

December 19th, 2009

Sonoma County is a great place for cycling and there are many people who ride here year round. You may not think of a Sonoma County cycling adventure in December but if you want to participate in one of the best cycling events in the county, you will need to act soon. Last October Sonoma county had its first Gran Fondo and it was a great success. Levis Gran Fondo sold out rapidly last year and it is likely to do the same this year. Registration for the event is open now and will be very likely to fill up shortly.To learn more about the event and register for it go to the Gran Fondo Website

And if you do want to visit Sonoma County for a cycling adventure Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall, our resident bike geek (Mark) would be happy to help you plan rides from Creekside Inn & Resort.

Want to book an accommodation at Creekside Inn

Watch for information on Winter Wineland and great clam chowder coming soon.