RECONNECT. UNWIND. EAT. DRINK. PLAY. RELAX. REPEAT.
If I were coming in from out of town and want to spend a long weekend with my besties, here's what I would do...
Casa Dos Palmeras, a luxury Healdsburg Vacation Rental
Perfect for 6 besties: 3 King-size beds/2 full baths, 2 blocks to town. 6 bikes, Party Barn, and if you book after June: a pool.
A 1/2 acre property fully equipped with everything your group needs for a fun-filled weekend together.
Day 1 Agenda
Fly into Sonoma County Airport (STS)
[Fun Fact: Wine flies free on Alaska Air. 1 case/person]
Make arrangements in advance to have the hosts pick your group up from the airport
and take you to your vacation rental.
Make arrangements in advance to have the bar stocked
and a charcuterie + cheese platter (sandwiches too maybe?) ready & waiting for your arrival.
Grab a drink & a nibble & settle into the property.
Maybe play a quick game of corn hole, pool or ping pong in the backyard Party Barn...
Freshen up. It's time to go out.
Walk into town.
Grab a cocktail @ Young & Yonder Spirits (call ahead of time and have them save you a spot...)
or Lo & Behold
Redeem your private wine tasting & gallery tour @ The Harris Gallery
Dinner Reservation: Campo Fina
Night cap? Feeling rowdy: John & Zeke's for some Liar's Dice
Something more sophisticated? Rooftop @ Harmon Guest House
Boardgames and a final-final in the kitchen.
Day 2 Agenda
Make arrangements to have your preferred milk/milk alternative stocked in your fridge
Coffee & a brisk 4 mi walk or run around the Magnolia Loop, just out your front door
Ro-Sham-Bo to see who's going to bike & pick up some pastries @ Quail & Condor downtown...
Bring back to house to share w besties
Walk into town.
Healdsburg Distillery Tasting Day!
Make reservations in advance for Young & Yonder & Alley 6
Hop on Bikes. Westside Rd Wine-tasting Day!
Wine Tasting Reservations @ BACA, 2 blocks west
Head next door to Bacchus Landing for more wine tasting (Alden Ali is a MUST), snacks & bocce
Head back to your house and hang by the pool & relax...
Make arrangements in advance to have the fridge stocked w/all the ingredients for a pizza party
-Make pizzas and hang in the backyard dining room under the olive trees-
Or...make arrangements in advance to have a private chef come to the house
& make a beautiful dinner for your group
Hang in the backyard Party Barn
Day 3 Agenda
Coffee around the outdoor fire pit followed by an on-demand Peloton yoga class or bootcamp in the private gym
Check out of Vacation Rental House/Store luggage on property
Walk to your brunch reservations @ The Madrona (2.5 blocks west)
Explore Downtown Healdsburg:
Gallery Strolling : The Harris Gallery Art & Wine (for fine art + premium wine-tasting),
Aerena, Bradford Brenner, Erickson
Great shops: Anthem, Forager, Gathered, Plaza Gourmet, Mr. Moons
Hit up the Wine-Wall @ The Matheson
Catch a game @ Duke's
Head home. Plan your return.