A Room with a View

Rebecca Germolus on Jun 22, 2024

When visiting Sonoma County’s Wine Country, a room with a view might be on your must have list. Here are a few options to consider if you’re longing to sit back and gaze at nature while sipping a glass of wine.



Perched on a hilltop just minutes from downtown Healdsburg, Bella Villa Messina offers breathtaking views and stunning sunsets, plus plenty of amenities.


An aerial view of large house with a pool on the left end. Palm trees and pines surround the property and mountains line the background.
Aerial view of Bella Villa Messina.


The sky is filled with gray clouds illuminated with pink, yellow and orange as the sun sets. Trees and houses fill in the landscape with mountains in the background.
The view from Bella Villa Messina.


If you want terrific views, but prefer to be within walking distance of restaurants, urban tasting rooms and boutique shopping, Harmon Guest House, located in downtown Healdsburg, meets the criteria perfectly. Sip your favorite wine on the Rooftop terrace while drinking in vistas of the surrounding vineyards and hills, including Fitch Mountain, and the wonderful townscapes of Healdsburg.

a large building with a modern design of wood slates, lots of windows, stairs and concrete.
Harmon Guest House


The upper portion of a building with a wood slate design. The top level is a partially covered deck with chairs and outdoor heaters. In the background are trees and mountains.
The view from the Rooftop terrance at the Harmon Guest House.



The Geyserville Inn has the perfect location for being close to everything, but gives you the feeling of being in the middle of a vineyard. Located on the north end of the small town of Geyserville, it’s minutes from Healdsburg, Cloverdale and plenty of excellent local wineries.

Sign that reads Geyserville Inn with a smaller sign on top that reads wedding and event sites available. A pale yellow building is off to the right with red entry doors. Green leafy trees appear between the sign and the building.
The entrance to Geyserville Inn.


a large pale yellow building with multiple decks and stairs. It's surrounded on two side by lush green vineyards, on side by a lawn and the fourth side by trees. In the background are tree covered mountains.
Vineyards surround the Geyserville Inn creating beautiful views from windows and decks.


Santa Rosa

On the north end of Santa Rosa, just a few minutes from the Sonoma County Airport, the Vintners Resort offers so many luxury amenities in one location, you’ll have to pull yourself away to go wine tasting. Views of the courtyard, gardens or vineyards will give you hours of viewing as you relax into your stay.


A multi-tiered water fountain in the foreground surrounded by brick pathways, green grass, flower gardens, scattered trees and chairs with side tables between them. In the background is large Mediterranean looking building covered with vines.
Enjoy the courtyard at the Vintners Resort.


Window overlooking a lush green vineyard and trees
Room with a view at the Vintners Resort.


Discover The Gables Wine Country Inn, located just outside of Santa Rosa on the south end of the city. A beautiful Victorian house with two additional cottages, The Gables also offers quiet landscapes and beautiful sunsets over the Santa Rosa plain.


A Victorian house painted mauve with burgundy and white trim. Large trees are on either side of the house.
The Gables Wine Country Inn at dusk.


A semi-cloudy sky at sunset with orange, pink and gray colors. A grove of trees are in the foreground and off to the left there are buildings a few miles away.
Sunset behind The Gables Wine Country Inn.



The quaint village of Occidental is the perfect spot for relaxing getaway, surrounded by redwood trees and woven with backroads. The Inn at Occidental, just a short walk to the village center, offers a peaceful environment with views all around you. A room with a view is easy to come by at this inn.


A house and adjacent building at dusk, with windows illuminated. In the foreground is courtyard with a fountain, numerous plants and tree, and outdoor furniture.
The courtyard at Inn at Occidental.


Two black wrought iron chairs on an elevated deck with a matching small round table holding a small vase of reddish flowers and two glasses of red wine. The view shows various trees, branches and bushes with a hazy sun illuminating the scene.
The view from a deck of the Safari Room at Inn at Occidental.



Having the Russian River flow through the neighborhood adds to the great views from Guerneville lodgings. Here are three of the many options available that are nestled among the magnificent redwoods and other native trees.

boon hotel + spa offers forest and pool views. It also has the benefit of being just minutes from the entrance of Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve.


A small pool with lounging furniture around it. Small trees are in the foreground and pool area, with large redwood and pine trees in the background.
The pool at boon hotel + spa.


A wooden walkway with fencing on the side leads into a grassy area and then plants. A mixture of very large trees fill in the background.
Nature beckons at boon hotel + spa.


The Highlands rents cabins, rooms and scout tents, all in a natural wooded setting. Lounge by the pool and soak in the sun and the majesty of the scenery around you.

A walkway leads up to a close cabin with a deck and further way with a cabin with an orange door. The walkway is lined with plants and large redwood trees are behind both of the buildings.
Cabins at The Highlands.


A swimming pool with deck chairs and umbrellas around it. A pride flag is flying near the pool. Pine trees fill in the background.
A view of The Highlands pool.


If you’re looking for a bit more luxury, check out The Stavrand, located just a few minutes from Guerneville. Encompassed by nature in a tranquil setting, the view from every room will give you pause as you let them sink in. From relaxing in the charming courtyard to exploring the six-acre estate, you’ll want to enjoy more than the view from your room while staying here.


A large white building with dark blue trim and lots of windows. Outside the building are trees, bushes, a brick courtyard with stairs leading up to a higher level. Large pine and redwood trees fill in the background.
The Stavrand


Four people sitting on a blanket, holding up wine glasses or champagne flutes looking into a wooded scene.
One of the many views at The Stavrand.


There are many more room with a view options, and you can explore them at the Wine Road website.

Happy Sipping!

Posted by Rebecca Germolus

Rebecca Germolus, co-owner of Maximum Value Marketing, loves Sonoma County and playing along the Wine Road. Rebecca daily immerses herself in wine country by providing cost-effective marketing and writing solutions to wineries and restaurants.

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