The Sonoma County Wine Country near Healdsburg, California, offers a more relaxed vibe than its neighbor Napa Valley. After tasting and sipping your way through this serene countryside, lay your head to rest in one of thirteen rooms or suites at the Honor Mansion.
Peace and Quiet
Situated in a quiet residential neighborhood, visitors are greeted by a white picket fence, lush manicured lawns, and the face of a charming Italianate Victorian-style home. Although stunning from this angle, it is impossible to fathom the vast warmth and glorious grounds that lie just beyond the facade of this exquisite AAA 4-Diamond Resort.
Owners, Steve and Cathi Fowler, and their committed 18-member staff have successfully created a lavish home away from home for guests. When asked, “What kind of experience do you want your guests to have at the Mansion,” Cathi said “We want guests to feel pampered, and we mean to go over and above their requests.” Each year the Fowlers ask staff members to stay in one of the guest rooms. Their job is to ferret out any imperfections and to ascertain if anything is missing that a guest could possibly wish for.
Luxurious Rooms and Suites
Each stylish and comfortably decorated room or suite presents a unique and exclusive ambiance. For a delightful B & B style experience, book a room in the main house; but if more privacy is desired, stay in the Squire’s Cottage or one of the Vineyard Suites located within the four acres of resort property. All rooms and suites boast featherbeds, European sheets, Egyptian towels, and high-class luxurious private bathrooms. Fresh flowers, flat screen TVs, plush robes, and an endless supply of fresh-baked cookies throughout the day ensure that all guests feel thoroughly spoiled.
Breakfast at the Mansion
Begin each day with a scrumptious breakfast made with fresh ingredients from local farmers. The Fowlers’ repertoire of homemade hot breakfast items rotates throughout the week. Whether it is Grand Marnier French Toast with fresh pork sausage, Mushroom Frittata with apple smoked bacon, or Eggs Benedict with Hollandaise Sauce and Virginia ham, visitors can relish a hot entrée with complimentary mimosas, coffee, tea, juice, or hot chocolate. Fruit and cheese platters complete the morning feast. Eat in one of the serene dining areas within the main house or outside at one of the bistro tables next to the peaceful koi pond or near the picturesque tumbling waterfall.
The resort offers plenty of activities onsite with courts for tennis, basketball, and tournament bocce ball. Enjoy a game of croquet on the regulation lawn, or test your golf skills on the PGA-designed putting green. The 40-foot lap pool beckons guests to cool off, and spa pavilions invite guests to book an appointment with one of the professional contractors for an unhurried massage. Be sure to reserve time to experience the daily afternoon wine tasting along with delectable appetizers in the main house.
Discover the Region
Spend the day at the Honor Mansion, or go out and discover the region. Tracy, the Guest Services Manager, heads up the Mansion’s concierge service. Her well-established relationships with local businesses makes it possible for her to book arrangements for outdoor adventures, wine tasting, fine dining, and almost anything a guest could desire.
Whether a guest is interested in visiting big famous wineries, like Ferrari-Carano Vineyards and Winery or Jordan Vineyard & Winery, or touring unique lesser-known but equally spectacular places like Dutcher Crossing Winery, Medlock Ames Bell Mountain Ranch, or Skipstone, Tracy can tailor an itinerary with each person’s specific interests in mind.
The Perfect Haven in Healdsburg
A stay at the Honor Mansion means there is no need to stress over anything. Staff is available to assist with every guest request. The Mansion is an easy walk, less than a mile away, from downtown Healdsburg. Meander through the shops or indulge in a gourmet meal at Baci Café & Wine Bar, Valette, Willi’s Seafood & Raw Bar, or Café Lucia. A stay at the Honor Mansion is akin to relaxing and rejuvenating in the perfect haven while savoring all that Sonoma County has to offer. Enjoy your stay!