From time to time, we will post information about local events that may be of interest to our guests.

Local Recommendations


Glen Ellen/Kenwood

  • Glen Ellen Star  California cuisine from a wood-burning over.  Reservations necessary.  Our favorite!
  • Cafe Citti – homemade pasta, Italian sandwiches
  • El Molina Central  amazing Mexican food
  • Aventine – enjoy the outdoor patio at the old grist mill
  • The Fig Café – casual atmosphere, serves brunch and dinner
  • The Glen Ellen Inn – great for lunch or dinner
  • Jack London Saloon  local hangout, burgers and beers


Sonoma Square

  • Girl and the Fig – excellent dining, reservation necessary
  • LaSalette Restaurant – Portugese/Mediteranean
  • Della Santina's – classic Italian
  • Shiso Sushi – Quality ingredients, great sushi
  • La Casa – Mexican food and margaritas
  • Hopmonk Tavern – great beer selection, tavern fare at reasonable prices
  • Sunflower Café – coffee, soups, salad and sandwiches


Napa Valley

  • Farmstead (St. Helena)
  • Cindy's Backstreet Kitchen (St. Helena)
  • Bottega (Yountville)
  • Ninebark (Napa)


Sonoma Wineries

  • Pride Vineyards (appt only) – on Spring Mtn, winery straddles the Sonoma/Napa county line
  • Petroni Vineyards – our neighbors at 990 Cavedale Road; cave tastings available (appt only)
  • Hamel Family Wines – Hwy 12 at Madrone Rd.  Appt. only
  • Repris Vineyard (appt only) – great cave and vineyard tour
  • Ty Caton – for the Cab lover!
  • Benziger Family Winery
  • Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards - sparkling wine
  • Larson Family Winery
  • Kunde – mountaintop wine tasting
  • St. Francis Winery – amazing food/wine pairing, reservations required!

Napa Wineries

  • Crocker & Starr (appt only)
  • Ladara (appt only)
  • Larkmead (appt only)
  • Venge (appt only)
  • Viadar (appt only)
  • Von Strasser (appt only)
  • Cain Vineyards (appt only)
  • Mayacamus Vineyards (appt only)
  • Spring Mountain Vineyards (appt only)
  • Swanson Vineyards – for the Salon tasting experience, appt only
  • Hess Collection – great art gallery


Winery Tours/Transport

  • Green Dream Tours – private tours in both Napa and Sonoma are available for 2-14 people (  415-692-1644)


Grocery Stores

  • Glen Ellen Village Market – closest market to the house.  13751 Arnold Dr, Glen Ellen.
  • Sonoma Market – the big sister to the Glen Ellen Market – much larger selection.  Our favorite market!  500 West Napa Street, Sonoma
  • Whole Foods, Safeway and Lucky’s are all on Hwy 12 in Sonoma, about 20 minutes away


Farmer's Markets and Produce Stands


Hiking, Scenic Walks


Scenic Drives

Cavedale Road is a single lane road and not for the faint of heart.  However, Cavedale offers spectacular views and gorgeous country side.  Pick it up by taking a left at the Volunteer Fire Station just down Trinity Road, and follow it to Hwy 12 (~9 miles, about 30 minutes).  Watch for views of San Francisco!

Spring Mountain – Drive the loop over Spring Mountain, linking Hwy 12 and Rte 29.  Drive up Napa Valley and back down through Sonoma (or visa versa!).  Hint: Pack a picnic lunch, make an appointment at Pride Vineyards, and enjoy the day!

Warm Springs Road – If you are looking to get back to civilization and don’t want to take Highway 12, Warm Springs Rd/Bennett Valley Road is a great alternative.  It will eventually drop you on Route 101 in Rohnert Park (south of Santa Rosa).  The drive offers farms, wineries, and country homes.


Taxi: Vern’s Taxi: (707) 938-8885

Broadway Under the Stars @ Jack London State Park

World-class theater, outdoors, in an historic setting, in the Valley of the Moon.


Broadway Under The Stars is an award-winning series that brings unique musical reviews and concerts to a majestic Sonoma Valley’s outdoor setting. Set among the ruins in Jack London State Historic Park, the venue is almost as breathtaking as the shows!

Summer 2017 offers four unique performances:

June 16 – July 2
Standards and showstoppers – playfully updated for the best of Broadway on a single stage.

July 14 – 15
An extraordinary summer tradition featuring Broadway, Disney and everything in between.

August 4 – 20
A celebratory musical adventure with electrifying dance, intricate harmonies and ageless melodies.

September 8-10
An end of the season celebration and fundraiser sure to close the summer in extraordinary fashion.

Learn more at

Sonoma Plaza Farmer's Market

Every Tuesday from 5:30 pm to dusk
May 2 thru September 30, 2017

Fantastic Farmer's Market every Tuesday in the Square.  

This is a true "local's scene": Live Music, Food Vendors, and of course Farm-Fresh Produce.  Come stroll the square, grab a bite to eat and stock up on fresh veggies!