GREAT WEEKEND RETREATS – An Interior Designers Guide to Sonoma

Picturesque places to get away. This is where to stay.

Manka’s Inverness Lodge – A wonderful rustic experience with a great breakfast. The wood used for the interior of the cabin along with the couches, reading chair, and flannels are warm, completely comforting, and soothing.


Beltane Ranch – The joy of this charming little bed & breakfast is the beautiful grounds. This is a popular wedding location so I do my best to stay here on non-wedding weekends and then plan winery trips during the day. It is a working ranch so what you eat is mostly grown there. They also have a tennis court.

Indian Springs Resort & Spa – The hot spring pool is to die for and soothes the weary soul. They are also known for their very relaxing mud baths. In the cooler dusk and dawn a steam covers the large pool. Grab some morning coffee or tea by the indoor or outdoor fireplace. If you can pull yourself away from the pool and neighborhood eateries there is also shuffleboard, bocce ball, bicycles, Yoga, and Pilates on site.