95436 Travel Guide
We like watching the Tour de France. The cute bike short-clad men (ahem) we mean, the gorgeous countryside makes for a great spectator sport. But while the world watches overseas action, there are biking events almost every week in Sonoma.
The Farmhouse Inn, an award-winning Four Diamond luxury boutique property in Sonoma County wine country decided to celebrate cycling in a big way so they combined their popular "Sip 'n Cycle" biking package with their "Free Tuesday" special to create the new “Bike Like a Local” package.
Earlier this week, we told you about the saunas at the Russian River Valley’s Farmhouse Inn, but we didn't mention the delicious meal we had in the hotel's Michelin-starred restaurant, Santa Rosa. We were invited by the Wine Road of Northern Sonoma County to eat at Chef Steve Litke’s table (after poking around the Inn’s rooms) and we wanted to tell you about some of the dishes we got to try...though we weren't quite so willing to share the actual food!
Litke aims to “tell a story about Sonoma County” with each meal, so he incorporates all kinds of sustainable, locally farmed produce, like the gorgeous heirloom tomatoes that went into a tri-color gazpacho topped with lump crab meat. In fact, Litke claims that the 10-mile commute from his home to the restaurant takes him about two hours usually because he makes so many stops at gardens, farms, markets and dairies to check on the latest produce.
Like many restaurants in the area, Santa Rosa’s menu changes seasonally, as evidenced by the chanterelle mushrooms that adorned the appetizer of Atlantic sea scallop wrapped in Berkshire pork belly on a bed of Romano and marrow fat beans.
Last month, we told you about the flight rebates for staying in the new “Barn” rooms at the Farmhouse Inn in Sonoma’s Russian River Valley, but this past weekend, we actually got the chance to poke around for a spell and check out some of the different rooms.
Ahhh...wouldn't it be loverly...if we could afford to stay at this hotel?
You might already know the award-winning Farmhouse Inn in Sonoma’s Russian River Valley thanks the Michelin-star designation as a preferred destination its restaurant has earned for its the farm-fresh cooking, but now there’s an even better reason to visit this idyllic spot in Forestville: a flight rebate.
When guests book one of the eight rooms or suites in the new Barn addition for four nights or more from now until December, they will receive up to a $400 flight rebate for their travel to wine country.