Our comfortable mountain lodge-style retreat designed by and for those seeking a relaxing vacation.
Located less than one mile from Vine Hill House, a popular place for weddings and on the same property as Wineberry Lodge Homeaway # 981147 for those with larger groups. We are 54 miles north of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge, 20 minutes from Bodega Bay, the Pacific Ocean seaside set for Alfred Hitchcock’s famed 1948 film, “The Birds”, Blackberry Cottage is centrally located within California’s world-renowned wine growing region, Sonoma County.
Fully remodeled in 2014, Nestled in a grove of fir trees. Indoors, an upstairs reading room and open-air dining room, plus vaulted-ceilinged great room, stereo and 60-inch flat screen with internet access.
“Fun” and “Relaxing” are two of the most frequent words our guests use to describe Blackberry Cottage. And, according to some of the world’s leading authorities, our location, well…
• National Geographic Traveler: Named Sonoma County, the “Best of the World 2012”.
• The New York Times (Oct. 21, 2011): “A New Destination for Food and Art,” in a story about Sebastopol, Sonoma County, California.
Now, the features...
• 1 hour 20 minutes from San Francisco International (SFO) airport, and only 10 minutes from the Charles M. Schulz - Sonoma County Airport (STS), serviced by Alaska Airlines/Horizon Air
• Practice your gourmet hobby skills in the center of one of the world’s top organic foods and wine-growing regions, or hire one of the region’s budding gourmet chefs to do it for you and your friends.
• Concierge-style service offered on-property owners
• On-site, at-the-ready proprietors assist guests with sourcing locally produced organic foods, nearby seafood and more
• 20 minutes from Armstrong Redwoods which features 1,400+ year-old redwood trees, some over 300 feet tall.
• Your home away from home,• Master bedroom features a king bed with bathroom.
• Each room includes flatscreen television and DVD player
• Inviting, open-air dining area
• Park your vehicle in a two-car garage
• Full-sized washer/dryer for guests
October 21, 2011 – New York Times, Emily Brady:
“Sonoma County may be best known for its wineries and the tony (sic) towns of Healdsburg and Sonoma, but West County, as locals call the area around Sebastopol, is where the vineyards begin to give way to rolling hills, bohemian enclaves and the wild Pacific Coast beyond. Sure, there’s wine produced here — excellent pinots in particular — but there’s plenty to explore beyond it, especially around Sebastopol, where in recent years new restaurants, shops and live music venues have opened, securing the town’s position as West County’s arts and culture hub.”
National Geographic Traveler - 2012
Photograph by Lianne Milton
American as Apple Pie
“‘I’ve been to Napa and Sonoma,’ you hear people say, as if they were one and the same. Sure, Sonoma’s 300-plus wineries, like those of vine-centric Napa, offer peak wine tasting, from Ravenswood’s deep Zinfandels to Gloria Ferrer’s sophisticated sparklers. But if you’ve visited only the county’s wineries, come back to sample the astounding diversity that makes Sonoma one of America’s travel treasures.
Spend some time floating in an inner tube down the Russian River and walking amid ancient giants—one over 1,400 years old—at Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve. Poke around the old Russian stockade at Fort Ross, which turns 200 in 2012, or the Spanish adobe mission, San Francisco Solano, in Sonoma town. Hunt for antiques along Petaluma’s downtown Victorian row, and dine on seasonal sake-steamed, aged abalone at Michelin-starred Cyrus in Healdsburg. And don’t miss a flaky, fruit-packed slice of Gravenstein pie from Mom’s Apple Pie, a roadside stop outside Sebastopol. It ranks up there with a Russian River Valley Pinot Noir as a real taste of Sonoma.”