Alpine Ranch Guidebook

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Alpine Ranch Guidebook

Food scene

Acre Coffee is now Avid coffee. It also serves delicious food.
Acre Coffee
615 4th St
Acre Coffee is now Avid coffee. It also serves delicious food.
This gourmet supermarket is down the street from the farmhouse. It has everything you will need, including a wonderful cheese counter.
34 yerel halk öneriyor
Oliver's Market - Montecito
560 Montecito Center
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This gourmet supermarket is down the street from the farmhouse. It has everything you will need, including a wonderful cheese counter.
A favorite place in Calistoga where the locals gather for good coffee and company
Calistoga Roastery
1426 Lincoln Avenue
A favorite place in Calistoga where the locals gather for good coffee and company
This is another local favorite coffee place.
18 yerel halk öneriyor
Flying Goat Coffee
10 4th Street
18 yerel halk öneriyor
This is another local favorite coffee place.
Our favorite place for sandwiches. Always delicious.
The Pharmacy
990 Sonoma Ave
Our favorite place for sandwiches. Always delicious.
If you like good beer, you will love this place.
146 yerel halk öneriyor
Russian River Brewing Company - Santa Rosa Location
725 4th Street
146 yerel halk öneriyor
If you like good beer, you will love this place.
This is one of the best wineries in Sonoma/Napa and just 6 miles up the road. Please call ahead to make reservations (707 963-4949).
PRIDE MOUNTAIN VINEYARDS
4026 Spring Mountain Rd
This is one of the best wineries in Sonoma/Napa and just 6 miles up the road. Please call ahead to make reservations (707 963-4949).
This winery is just up the street from the farmhouse. To request a visit: 707 539-7511/info@fishervineyards.com www.fishervineyards.com/winery
Fisher Vineyards
6200 St Helena Rd
This winery is just up the street from the farmhouse. To request a visit: 707 539-7511/info@fishervineyards.com www.fishervineyards.com/winery
6097 Bennett Valley Road, 707 521-7016 Estate Lavender Garden Experience, Daily June 1-July 31, 10-4:30 pm Call to make a reservation
29 yerel halk öneriyor
Matanzas Creek Winery
6097 Bennett Valley Road
29 yerel halk öneriyor
6097 Bennett Valley Road, 707 521-7016 Estate Lavender Garden Experience, Daily June 1-July 31, 10-4:30 pm Call to make a reservation
Delicious food and ice cream. They also have a popular place in the Ferry Building in San Francisco.
29 yerel halk öneriyor
Gott's Roadside
933 Main Street
29 yerel halk öneriyor
Delicious food and ice cream. They also have a popular place in the Ferry Building in San Francisco.
A wonderful restaurant.
6 yerel halk öneriyor
Brasswood Bar + Kitchen
3111 St Helena Hwy
6 yerel halk öneriyor
A wonderful restaurant.
A very popular local restaurant in Glen Ellen. A good stop after visiting Jack London State Park.
60 yerel halk öneriyor
the fig cafe & winebar
13690 Arnold Drive
60 yerel halk öneriyor
A very popular local restaurant in Glen Ellen. A good stop after visiting Jack London State Park.
This is our favorite restaurant. They serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The drive is beautiful and the food is always delicious. Michelin Guide: "Lauded as the main restaurant for the Indian Springs resort, Sam's Social Club is a supremely beloved destination, thanks in large part to its Spanish colonial look and soothing, bucolic vibe. Named for resort founder Samuel Brannan, this Mission Revival dining room boasts lofty ceilings, plush couches, bright murals and a big patio complete with a geyser-fed water feature. The unpretentious atmosphere extends to the plates, like grilled octopus endowed with a peppy romesco sauce and crispy new potatoes. Specials may include pan-seared duck served with bright green broccoli rabe and sweetly acidic piquillo."
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Sam's Social Club
1712 Lincoln Ave
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This is our favorite restaurant. They serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The drive is beautiful and the food is always delicious. Michelin Guide: "Lauded as the main restaurant for the Indian Springs resort, Sam's Social Club is a supremely beloved destination, thanks in large part to its Spanish colonial look and soothing, bucolic vibe. Named for resort founder Samuel Brannan, this Mission Revival dining room boasts lofty ceilings, plush couches, bright murals and a big patio complete with a geyser-fed water feature. The unpretentious atmosphere extends to the plates, like grilled octopus endowed with a peppy romesco sauce and crispy new potatoes. Specials may include pan-seared duck served with bright green broccoli rabe and sweetly acidic piquillo."
We love this winery. You can also bring a picnic.
18 yerel halk öneriyor
Preston Farm and Winery
9282 West Dry Creek Road
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We love this winery. You can also bring a picnic.
Sunce Winery is a family-run and award-winning winery. They also make a very special wine from our Cabernet Franc grapes. The 2016 Cabernet Franc Caballos Block, Calistoga Road won Gold at the SF Chronicle, Jan 2019 and Gold at SoCo Harvest October 2018.
Sunce Winery
1839 Olivet Road
Sunce Winery is a family-run and award-winning winery. They also make a very special wine from our Cabernet Franc grapes. The 2016 Cabernet Franc Caballos Block, Calistoga Road won Gold at the SF Chronicle, Jan 2019 and Gold at SoCo Harvest October 2018.
Award winning wines, in a beautiful, tranquil setting 8 miles from the farmhouse.
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St Francis Winery & Vineyards
100 Pythian Road
42 yerel halk öneriyor
Award winning wines, in a beautiful, tranquil setting 8 miles from the farmhouse.
A recreated medieval castle in Calistoga, the winery doesn't require reservations (except for groups above 14 people).
58 yerel halk öneriyor
Castello di Amorosa
4045 Helena Highway
58 yerel halk öneriyor
A recreated medieval castle in Calistoga, the winery doesn't require reservations (except for groups above 14 people).
Behren's is a beautiful winery down the road, on your way to St. Helena. Please contact Robin to schedule a wine tasting (robin@behrensfamilywinery.com).
Behrens Family Winery
4078 Spring Mountain Road
Behren's is a beautiful winery down the road, on your way to St. Helena. Please contact Robin to schedule a wine tasting (robin@behrensfamilywinery.com).
From the SF Chronicle: "El Molino Central in Boyes Hot Springs serves the best Mexican food in the Bay Area." We agree. It is worth the (beautiful) drive. Michelin review: "Located along Highway 12 in Wine Country lies a quaint building that serves some of the best Mexican food in the area. "Lovers of regional Mexican food will swoon for this laid-back charmer, which offers full-throttle fare made with quality ingredients," inspectors state of El Molino Central in Boyes Hot Springs in Sonoma County. Open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., large numbers of guests place their orders at a counter before passing through the kitchen to the seating area (or getting their food to go) to enjoy an array of flavorful dishes. Per inspectors: "Entrées shift with the seasons, but the preparations are always expert: try the halibut ceviche with house-made chips or the red mole tamales chockablock with chicken and just a touch of masa. The Bohemia beer-battered fish tacos featuring handmade tortillas are a must, as are the addictive poblano-tomatillo nachos verdes. Of course, spice fans can't get enough of the crispy chilaquiles."
92 yerel halk öneriyor
El Molino Central
11 Central Avenue
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From the SF Chronicle: "El Molino Central in Boyes Hot Springs serves the best Mexican food in the Bay Area." We agree. It is worth the (beautiful) drive. Michelin review: "Located along Highway 12 in Wine Country lies a quaint building that serves some of the best Mexican food in the area. "Lovers of regional Mexican food will swoon for this laid-back charmer, which offers full-throttle fare made with quality ingredients," inspectors state of El Molino Central in Boyes Hot Springs in Sonoma County. Open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., large numbers of guests place their orders at a counter before passing through the kitchen to the seating area (or getting their food to go) to enjoy an array of flavorful dishes. Per inspectors: "Entrées shift with the seasons, but the preparations are always expert: try the halibut ceviche with house-made chips or the red mole tamales chockablock with chicken and just a touch of masa. The Bohemia beer-battered fish tacos featuring handmade tortillas are a must, as are the addictive poblano-tomatillo nachos verdes. Of course, spice fans can't get enough of the crispy chilaquiles."
From the Michelin guide: "With the scent of wood smoke hanging in the air, it seems impossible to resist ordering the day’s offering hot off the rotisserie. Those smoked prime ribs or pomegranate-glazed pork ribs do not disappoint either. But the oak-roasted chicken is a perennial favorite and deserves a visit on its own. Succulent auburn skin, seasoned flesh, heirloom carrots, smashed fingerling potatoes and crisped pancetta render this dish a thing of beauty. End your meal over baby lettuces with Point Reyes blue cheese and candied walnuts; or butterscotch pudding for lip-smacking comfort food—Monti’s-style. Set within Santa Rosa’s Montgomery Village, this is your quintessential wine country hangout, dressed with rustic tables and centered around a roaring fireplace—natch." Plus, our mother loved it.
24 yerel halk öneriyor
Monti's
714 Village Court
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From the Michelin guide: "With the scent of wood smoke hanging in the air, it seems impossible to resist ordering the day’s offering hot off the rotisserie. Those smoked prime ribs or pomegranate-glazed pork ribs do not disappoint either. But the oak-roasted chicken is a perennial favorite and deserves a visit on its own. Succulent auburn skin, seasoned flesh, heirloom carrots, smashed fingerling potatoes and crisped pancetta render this dish a thing of beauty. End your meal over baby lettuces with Point Reyes blue cheese and candied walnuts; or butterscotch pudding for lip-smacking comfort food—Monti’s-style. Set within Santa Rosa’s Montgomery Village, this is your quintessential wine country hangout, dressed with rustic tables and centered around a roaring fireplace—natch." Plus, our mother loved it.
From the Michelin Guide: "A pioneer in farm-to-table dining, this stalwart in the Vintners Inn (owned by Ferrari-Carano) is 35+ years strong and still serving the region’s best, much of it grown in the on-site gardens. The rustic Front Room is a popular happy-hour spot with its menu of bar snacks, while the Tuscan-inspired dining room boasts plush booths, a stone fireplace and Italian landscapes on the walls. Chef Tom Schmidt has broadened the restaurant’s focus, incorporating Latin touches like a halibut ceviche with aji amarillo and creamy sweet potato. But there are still indulgent classics aplenty, like the dry-aged beef filet, cooked to a buttery medium rare and accompanied by decadent Point Reyes blue cheese-mashed potatoes, or even the rich chocolate truffle cake for dessert."
40 yerel halk öneriyor
John Ash & Co.
4330 Barnes Road
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From the Michelin Guide: "A pioneer in farm-to-table dining, this stalwart in the Vintners Inn (owned by Ferrari-Carano) is 35+ years strong and still serving the region’s best, much of it grown in the on-site gardens. The rustic Front Room is a popular happy-hour spot with its menu of bar snacks, while the Tuscan-inspired dining room boasts plush booths, a stone fireplace and Italian landscapes on the walls. Chef Tom Schmidt has broadened the restaurant’s focus, incorporating Latin touches like a halibut ceviche with aji amarillo and creamy sweet potato. But there are still indulgent classics aplenty, like the dry-aged beef filet, cooked to a buttery medium rare and accompanied by decadent Point Reyes blue cheese-mashed potatoes, or even the rich chocolate truffle cake for dessert."
From Michelin Guide: "Tucked into the stunning Solage Calistoga resort and spa, Solbar is wine country personified—breezy, sunny and serene, with local, farm-fresh food. The whole sense of occasion and relaxation is palpable among every guest here; and for those lucky enough to be seated in the patio, the experience is transcendent. Servers are gracious, attentive and know when to approach or simply let one get on with enjoying this dining room. That sense of regard makes its way into the exquisite food, like tomato tart with an ethereal parmesan mousse. The chef's notable flair is also seen in pan-roasted diver scallops set in a Pacific Coast manila clam broth. For dessert, the flourless cake is one of the best in show—perfectly risen and finished with a Meyer lemon curd."
14 yerel halk öneriyor
Solbar
755 Silverado Trail N
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From Michelin Guide: "Tucked into the stunning Solage Calistoga resort and spa, Solbar is wine country personified—breezy, sunny and serene, with local, farm-fresh food. The whole sense of occasion and relaxation is palpable among every guest here; and for those lucky enough to be seated in the patio, the experience is transcendent. Servers are gracious, attentive and know when to approach or simply let one get on with enjoying this dining room. That sense of regard makes its way into the exquisite food, like tomato tart with an ethereal parmesan mousse. The chef's notable flair is also seen in pan-roasted diver scallops set in a Pacific Coast manila clam broth. For dessert, the flourless cake is one of the best in show—perfectly risen and finished with a Meyer lemon curd."
This restaurant is a guest favorite.
88 yerel halk öneriyor
Glen Ellen Star
13648 Arnold Drive
88 yerel halk öneriyor
This restaurant is a guest favorite.
This wonderful little coffee shop was recommended to us by one of our guests.
Colleen's Coffee Shop
5755 Mountain Hawk Drive
This wonderful little coffee shop was recommended to us by one of our guests.
This is a wonderful bakery on the way to the coast. It has a beautiful garden too. It is open Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 8am to 6pm.
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Wild Flour Bread
140 Bohemian Highway
116 yerel halk öneriyor
This is a wonderful bakery on the way to the coast. It has a beautiful garden too. It is open Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 8am to 6pm.

Relaxation + Services

Indian Springs is a local favorite place for a spa treatment. You get access to their olympic size warm mineral pool. Sam's Club is on the property so you can also dine there.
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Indian Springs Calistoga
1712 Lincoln Avenue
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Indian Springs is a local favorite place for a spa treatment. You get access to their olympic size warm mineral pool. Sam's Club is on the property so you can also dine there.
This is our favorite vintage book store. We love to linger among the stacks and always find a perfect book.
7 yerel halk öneriyor
Treehorn Books
625 4th Street
7 yerel halk öneriyor
This is our favorite vintage book store. We love to linger among the stacks and always find a perfect book.
Estate-grown lavender farm
Monte-Bellaria di California
3518 Bloomfield Road
Estate-grown lavender farm
Marcos is an exceptional massage therapist. He has worked at the leading spas in Calistoga and also does house calls. You can reserve a massage in Calistoga at Vitality Massage Service, or call him to schedule a massage at the farmhouse.
PARADISE ON EARTH MASSAGE
1219 Washington St
Marcos is an exceptional massage therapist. He has worked at the leading spas in Calistoga and also does house calls. You can reserve a massage in Calistoga at Vitality Massage Service, or call him to schedule a massage at the farmhouse.
Beautiful Japanese-inspired gardens and spa, known for its cedar baths. Perfect if you are planning a trip to the coast. It is across the street from the fabulous Wild Flour Bakery, where you can pick up delicious breads, scones and coffee.
60 yerel halk öneriyor
Osmosis Day Spa Sanctuary
209 Bohemian Highway
60 yerel halk öneriyor
Beautiful Japanese-inspired gardens and spa, known for its cedar baths. Perfect if you are planning a trip to the coast. It is across the street from the fabulous Wild Flour Bakery, where you can pick up delicious breads, scones and coffee.

Sightseeing

An extraordinary place: nearly 900 animals from 90 species on a 400-acre preserve. Go on safari or spend the night in a tent.
70 yerel halk öneriyor
Safari West
3115 Porter Creek Road
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An extraordinary place: nearly 900 animals from 90 species on a 400-acre preserve. Go on safari or spend the night in a tent.
Dedicated to the creator of Charlie Brown and Snoopy, the exhibits can be a bit scholarly, but the Kite-Eating Tree and the ice-skating rink aren’t.
71 yerel halk öneriyor
Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center
2301 Hardies Lane
71 yerel halk öneriyor
Dedicated to the creator of Charlie Brown and Snoopy, the exhibits can be a bit scholarly, but the Kite-Eating Tree and the ice-skating rink aren’t.
Visit three distinct areas of California’s early development: The mission era, the Mexican Rancho-Pueblo period, and the early years of American Statehood
6 yerel halk öneriyor
Sonoma State Historic Park
20 East Spain Street
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Visit three distinct areas of California’s early development: The mission era, the Mexican Rancho-Pueblo period, and the early years of American Statehood
17000 Armstrong Woods Road, is open daily from 8 a.m. to one hour
253 yerel halk öneriyor
Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve
17000 Armstrong Woods Rd
253 yerel halk öneriyor
17000 Armstrong Woods Road, is open daily from 8 a.m. to one hour
One of the main tourist attractions between Bodega Bay and Fort Bragg, Fort Ross is a historic Russian-era fort compound. Located eleven miles north of Jenner on California Highway One, one of the most scenic coastal routes in the world, Fort Ross is surrounded by sandy beaches, panoramic coves, and redwood forests, with breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean.
20 yerel halk öneriyor
Fort Ross State Historic Park
19005 Coast Hwy
20 yerel halk öneriyor
One of the main tourist attractions between Bodega Bay and Fort Bragg, Fort Ross is a historic Russian-era fort compound. Located eleven miles north of Jenner on California Highway One, one of the most scenic coastal routes in the world, Fort Ross is surrounded by sandy beaches, panoramic coves, and redwood forests, with breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean.
Home to a colony of harbor seals; in winter, a place to see migrating whales —The weather can be variable on the coast and layered clothing is recommended. Also, these beaches are not for swimming
52 yerel halk öneriyor
Goat Rock Beach
52 yerel halk öneriyor
Home to a colony of harbor seals; in winter, a place to see migrating whales —The weather can be variable on the coast and layered clothing is recommended. Also, these beaches are not for swimming
Jack London's property in the Valley of the Moon, now a State Historic Park, offers tours of his homes and land. He called it Beauty Ranch, and indeed it is. You can walk, hike, bird watch, picnic and ride a horse. We can't recommend this enough, and it is a beautiful 25 minute drive from the farmhouse, along highway 12. In the summer, Transcendence Theatre Company offers outdoor shows.
69 yerel halk öneriyor
Jack London State Historic Park
2400 London Ranch Road
69 yerel halk öneriyor
Jack London's property in the Valley of the Moon, now a State Historic Park, offers tours of his homes and land. He called it Beauty Ranch, and indeed it is. You can walk, hike, bird watch, picnic and ride a horse. We can't recommend this enough, and it is a beautiful 25 minute drive from the farmhouse, along highway 12. In the summer, Transcendence Theatre Company offers outdoor shows.
The Sonoma County Fair is held for two weeks every August. It has animal exhibits (best in show), horse racing and rides.
7 yerel halk öneriyor
Sonoma County Event Center at the Fairgrounds
1350 Bennett Valley Rd
7 yerel halk öneriyor
The Sonoma County Fair is held for two weeks every August. It has animal exhibits (best in show), horse racing and rides.
This is a wonderful way to discover our beautiful landscape and wineries. And this is the last family-owned bike tour company in Sonoma.
7 yerel halk öneriyor
Sonoma Valley Bike Tours & Rentals
1254 Broadway
7 yerel halk öneriyor
This is a wonderful way to discover our beautiful landscape and wineries. And this is the last family-owned bike tour company in Sonoma.
This is a fun and beautiful way to see Napa.
Calistoga Balloons
1458 Lincoln Avenue
This is a fun and beautiful way to see Napa.
"Jack London State Historic Park has world-class horseback riding trails that take our guests past vineyards and through towering redwood tree forests and open oak woodland fields and (seasonally, at least) over bubbling creeks. Famous writer Jack London first starting buying acreage for his well-named Beauty Ranch in 1905, and visitors have enjoyed riding horses on the property’s trails ever since."
Triple Creek Horse Outfit
2400 London Ranch Road
"Jack London State Historic Park has world-class horseback riding trails that take our guests past vineyards and through towering redwood tree forests and open oak woodland fields and (seasonally, at least) over bubbling creeks. Famous writer Jack London first starting buying acreage for his well-named Beauty Ranch in 1905, and visitors have enjoyed riding horses on the property’s trails ever since."
The Petrified Forest is a collection of majestic fossilized redwood trees that have been excavated after laying beneath volcanic ash for millions of years. Petrified Forest is on the way to Calistoga ( 4100 Petrified Forest Road). There are lots of trails you can take to see the trees. Allow at least 45 minutes to an hour for the trails.
Petrified Forest Road
The Petrified Forest is a collection of majestic fossilized redwood trees that have been excavated after laying beneath volcanic ash for millions of years. Petrified Forest is on the way to Calistoga ( 4100 Petrified Forest Road). There are lots of trails you can take to see the trees. Allow at least 45 minutes to an hour for the trails.

Kids' Activities

Mark West Stables offers 11 weeks of riding camp during the summer months. No prior riding activity is required. For more information, please see: www.markweststables.com
Mark West Stables Inc
5241 St Helena Rd
Mark West Stables offers 11 weeks of riding camp during the summer months. No prior riding activity is required. For more information, please see: www.markweststables.com

Winery

This is a beautiful vineyard, with gorgeous wine and views, at the very top of Spring Mountain road.
Barnett Vineyards
4070 Spring Mountain Rd
This is a beautiful vineyard, with gorgeous wine and views, at the very top of Spring Mountain road.
They can help you plan a perfect wine tour.
Beau Wine Tours & Limousine Service
21707 8th St E
They can help you plan a perfect wine tour.

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Bring sweaters in winter, but also spring, summer and fall

The summer weather in northern California can be very hot during the day, but surprisingly cool when the sun sets. On many summer mornings, the ranch is covered in fog.