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.

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

Russian River Jazz and Blues Festival

September 3rd, 2009

September 12th and 13th are this years dates for the always wonderful Blues and Jazz Festival

We don’t have any vacancies but the Highlands Resort does as of this time. They are close to the festival and really charming.

On the following weekend we currently have no rooms but it is the Russian River Sisters Detention Hall Bingo

Check our Montfort Music Special for the weekend of September 25th and 26th. We are offering a 25% discount and music.

2 NIGHTS FREE WITH A 5 NIGHT STAY FOR LABOR DAY

September 1st, 2009

Creekside is offering an extended stay at our expense.  Come in on Thursday the 3rd of September and stay until Tuesday the 8th.  Avoid the traffic and enjoy an evening at the Occidental Farmers Market. Book your stay on the Creekside website.

The pool is open the river beaches are hopping and our new hot tub is up and running.

A PICTURE IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS

May 4th, 2009

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Spring is here and the flowers are in bloom.   The rain should  stop tomorrow, the sun will come out  and we have availability this weekend.  http://www.creeksideinn.com

Farmers’ Markets are opening.  Give special attention to “Eating our way through farmers’ market bounty” which was a recent  article in the local Santa Rosa Press Democrat .

Give us a call or an email and ask for Lynn  and I will make you a deal for the weekend of the 8th and 9th of May in one of our new Nature’s Suites.

Spring Hikes in Sonoma County

March 21st, 2009

Here on the Wildside of the Wine Country on the Russian River, we’ve had some rain and everything is in bloom.   The Press Democrat just ran a story called  “Five Undiscovered Spring Hikes” .  Some of the wild Iris at the coast have begun to bloom.  In April the drive out Coleman Valley Road from Occidental to the Coast should be through beautiful hills enhanced with the blue of the blooming wild iris.  If you have never seen it before then try to get here for it this year.

Let us know you saw this here and stay any 2 nights through this April 18th for the price of  just 1 night.

FAMILY AND FRIENDS – INVESTMENTS YOU CAN COUNT ON

March 14th, 2009

It’s important to keep up with family and friends! Who knows when you might need a spare room for you, your spouse and the seven critters (kids, ferrets or alligators) to crash in for the next six months, a perfect kidney match or someone to borrow money from? Read the rest of this entry »

Wonderful Winter Wineland and the Locavore Movement Flourishes

January 8th, 2009

Tickets are on sale ONLY until the coming Friday for the Russian River Wine Road’s 17th Annual Winter Wineland event on January 17 & 18. At Creekside Inn & Resort, in honor of this great wine celebration we are offering the third night, of a stay of two nights are longer, absolutely free. Stay with us two night and receive your third night at no charge! Read the rest of this entry »

Fall Color and Thanksgiving activities

November 20th, 2008

Most people think of New England when they think of beautiful fall colors, but West Sonoma County has plenty of fall colors on display. Where in New England the colors change mostly on the trees, here it is the grape vines as well that turn lovely combinations of gold, orange, plum and brown.  Check out the article in the local paper by clicking  on this link http://www.pressdemocrat.com/article/20081112/NEWS/811120278/1349?Title=Who_needs_New_England_

Some of our favorite fall drives:

  • River Road out to the coast at Jenner (you follow the Russian River) bucolic pictures of cows and sheep on the hills and peeks of the Russian River in between our glorious redwoods
  • Westside Road past wineries and vineyards in full fall color to lunch in Healdsburg
  • Bohemian Highway is a wonderful 10-mile drive through towering redwoods, gorgeous pastures, rocky ravines, and three charming towns Freestone, Occidental and Monte Rio.

Wineries having Open Houses Thanksgiving Weekend:

  • Paradise Ridge is offering wine for sale and holiday snacks.
  • Acorn Winery will have festive snacks and wine tasting.
  • Alexander Valley Wineries are seven wineries open after Thanksgiving for a Holiday Party. Visit Fieldstone, Hanna, Alexander Valley Vineyards, Johnson’s Alexander Valley, Sausal, White Oak, and Stryker Sonoma for award winning wines, discounts, and festive fare. Visit all wineries for a chance to win a gift basket. Fee: $5.00 per person, includes a glass
  • Kendall-Jackson Holiday Open House 
Holiday, Celebration: Reception, Wine Tasting and Hors d’oeuvres. Art show and sale. Taste limited release wines, tour the gardens, and shop for holiday gifts.
  • Thanksgiving Celebration at Pedroncelli
Holiday will have great wines, holiday cheer and snacks.
  • Dry Creek Vineyards’ Holiday Open House
Holiday Celebration has become a local favorite during the long holiday weekend as guests enjoy tasty tidbits paired with an outstanding array of single vineyard wines and live music.

We hope you will have a pleasant Thanksgiving wherever you are.