Archive for the ‘Food and Wine’ Category

THE SACRAMENTO BEE HAD FUN IN GUERNEVILLE

Monday, January 30th, 2012

Writer, Sam McManis and photographer, Randy Pench came to Guerneville and nailed the flavor.

They recognized us for our appreciation of the eclectic.  I can’t top their work so check it out at the Sacbee.com

 
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A big thank you to Alan at Fraser Creative Services

Sunday, January 29th, 2012

The Creekside Inn and Resort, Guerneville, Russian River, California from Slo Files on Vimeo.

The Creekside Inn is a special place. Located on the Russian River in Guerneville, the Creekside offers a wide variety of room options and is centrally located to wineries, Russian River recreation and Armstrong Woods. Narration by Lynn Crescione. Photography and Editing by Alan Fraser. Check out their website here.

IT’S NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION TIME. ARE YOU READY?

Sunday, January 15th, 2012

The New Year is rapidly approaching and if you haven’t made your list of New Year’s Resolutions, why not add a trip to the river and a few nights at Creekside to your list.  To help you do this we are offering the third night free over the Martin Luther King Day weekend, just go to our reservation page, select the three day weekend and enter MLK  in the promo code box.   It is the weekend of the Wineroad’s Winter Wineland, which is an annual 2 day event where you can meet the winemaker and taste library wines.

Now for Porter-Bass Winery…

If that is not your speed, we have discovered a fabulous winery less than 4 miles from here that provides tastings by appointment only and has some fabulous wines.

 

We were lucky enough to hear about Porter-Bass Winery from some guests and then made an appointment for a tasting and were delighted to meet the winemaker, Luke Bass, his wife and son.  The operation is a multi-generational family run, biodynamic and beautiful.

 

If you still have energy on Saturday night check out the Russian River Sisters Bingo.

 

Remember, the third night is free if you book over the Martin Luther King holiday.  Just enter the promo code MLK

 

 

International Recognition for Sonoma County in National Geographics

Friday, November 11th, 2011

Well, Sonoma County, Armstrong Woods, the Russian River and our wonderful Pinots got listed with great places to go in 2012.

Click here to check out the article.

We are in the top places to go in 2012.  Hope to see you.  You can follow us on facebook if you like.

Want to make a reservation?  Click here.

 

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.