Archive for the ‘Family Fun’ Category

It’s Hot Tub Season

Thursday, October 27th, 2011

Halloween weekend approaches*

  • Friday the 28th of October is the Zombie Crawl starting in downtown Guerneville
  • Saturday the progressive costume contest is back
  • Friday, Saturday and Sunday Pegasus Theater invites you to see “Sherlock’s Last Case” a black comedy.  Click here for more information and ticket sales

As the weather gets cooler,  the spa becomes more inviting-remember to bring a bathing suit.  Spend a relaxing weekend at Creekside and arrange for an in room massage from Phil Miller.  You can include the charge with your reservation.

Coming up the first weekend in November is Tasting Along the Wineroad.  It is always a hit with guests.

We still have space for Thanksgiving either in cottages or suites where you can cook or choose one of the fine local restaurants for dinner.

If you love small town parades, Guerneville’s annual Parade of Lights if fun.

 

*10% last minute discount available for rooms booked online 2 days or less before arrival.

 

GRAVENSTEIN APPLE FAIR AND MORE

Thursday, August 11th, 2011

 

They call it “the sweetest little fair in Sonoma County”

SUN AT LAST…

Monday, 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

Thursday, 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

Tuesday, 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:

It’s Soup Weather

Wednesday, 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.

2 NIGHTS FREE WITH A 5 NIGHT STAY FOR LABOR DAY

Tuesday, 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.

Spring Hikes in Sonoma County

Saturday, 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

Saturday, 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? (more…)

Fall Color and Thanksgiving activities

Thursday, 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.