Living in Northern California gives you unique places to visit in every direction you drive. One of the hidden gems that we had yet to visit was Healdsburg. Honestly, I can’t believe we had never been. It’s only a little over an hour away! As we set out on our adventure we were excited to discover another place so close.
As we approached downtown Healdsburg, and the beautiful historic square, we were stuck by the beautiful modern design of the Hotel Healdsburg that opened in 2002. The property was sophisticated, had a stunning aesthetic and common areas throughout the entire hotel where you could sit down to enjoy a little r & r. That’s the point of a getaway, right? We were completely smitten by the hotel from the beginning.
When we arrived at our room I was in awe of the size – it was larger than our former studio apartment! The floor to ceiling windows allowed great views as well. The beauty of the hotel is there are trees that border the hotel so you have complete privacy but can also see nature. A huge plus in my eyes. We made ourselves right at home – Jackson loved the big king size bed.
Traveling with a little one is always an adventure but the Hotel Healdsburg made us instantly feel welcomed – we enjoyed dinner at the Dry Creek Kitchen in the hotel area, which had a band playing. Jackson was very entertained by the music. We also had some quality time out in their pool, followed by a nap and then I was able to sneak off to enjoy an afternoon at the newly remodeled spa, which was bliss.
We will definitely be venturing back to the beloved Healdsburg soon and I can’t wait to discover more of what it has to offer. One weekend was certainly not enough time. If you have any Healdsburg or Alexander Valley recommendations, please leave them in the comments!
SHED – I highly recommend going for lunch – don’t pass on the beet tzatziki, it’s amazing! There may be a wait for a table but you can take those 15 minutes to look around the beautiful shop.
Noble Fork – You may have to go back twice because they have too many delicious ice cream and pie options!
Flying Goat Coffee – For a morning pick me up and treats.
Macrostie Winery (which Grant Gibson designed) – You’ll be greeted with a glass of wine as you arrive. The view and decor is unbeatable!
Photos by Caitlin Flemming