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A stylish, modern, sustainable retreat in Sonoma

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– Circe Sher, Principal Partner

Hotel Highlights: Nestled in the once sleepy prune and grape growing historic town of Healdsburg, Harmon Guest House is a slick, wood-paneled sustainable retreat in the heart of Sonoma County. The perfect gateway to explore this now thriving wine, food, and culture region, Harmon is a LEED Gold Certified hotel created in harmony with its nature-filled surroundings. That said, it’s big on green features like free bikes, electric vehicle charging stations, a stormwater management system to reduce runoff, and expansive green and outdoor space. Locally-sourced art and fixtures like a 3D geometric sculpture made from the reclaimed boards of San Francisco Victorians and a check-in desk crafted from a fallen eucalyptus tree celebrate the property’s commitment to honoring the environment and creativity in the area.  All 39 rooms come with their own balcony or patio lending views of the Creekside Deck, mountains, or interior courtyard. To stay in the lap of luxury, book the Founder’s Suite with a large master bedroom and bathroom, treko hand-loomed bed throws, and a Sonoma stonework cast tub and vanity.

Eat + Drink: Begin your morning at Spoonbar, The Harmon’s sister property restaurant with fresh fruit, pastries, local artisan coffee, and eggs any way you like. Come afternoon The Rooftop is your place for views of Fitch Mountain, Sonoma Hills, and downtown Healdsburg. A late lunch here should involve Beet and Goat Cheese Salad and the Moroccan Slider – Moroccan spiced beef, harissa aioli, little gem lettuce, tomato, cheddar, served with french friends on the side. Delish! While watching the sunset or sitting around the fire pit, enjoy a glass of wine from local vineyards or one of their signature cocktails like The Rooftop — Young and Yonder vodka, mixed berries, lemon, mint, and soda. 

Beauty + Wellness: Yogis can take advantage of yoga classes at Harmon Guest House on Sundays. Or to enjoy a spa treatment amid the olive groves and beauty of wine country, head to Hotel Healdsburg where the ingredients and pampering come inspired by the romantic hills and sea surrounding Sonoma. The spa has a serene garden patio and access to a jacuzzi and pool and you can ask for a custom facial. 

Curated Experience:  The hotel has compiled a list of the best curated experiences in the region. When in wine country, try The Blending of Art, Nature and Wine, an adventure that will take you on a 35-minute hike with artist and wine producer Alice Sutro to her family’s historic Warnecke Ranch and Vineyard. If visiting in February and March, make sure to go on the Dry Creek Peach Excursion. Bright pink blossoms will surround you as you learn the inner workings of a local peach farm (you’ll even get to taste a fresh peach bellini).

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