They (Vintners Inn) had a deal for 2 nights in a King (upstairs) fireplace room for $445. Normally this place goes for anywhere from $275 a night and up. The deal included a $75 restaurant gift certificate for their onsite restaurant, 2 wine tours (turned out to be 3), 2 for 1 breakfast at their restaurant, a free half bottle of wine, and 2 for 1 cocktail at the bar. Basically, this all added up to at least $700 give or take if you booked separately.
We added on a third night at a different hotel using Priceline for $70 which worked perfect for last night before flying out.
My first tip is to fly into Santa Rosa airport (STS) directly. It may cost a little more, but it’s worth it! First of all it’s a super small
airport where you can literally pick up your bags and rent your car within about 10 steps of each other. Secondly, they offer a free check in of one box of wine upon flying out. Most of the flights are technically Horizon air which also offers a free glass of beer or wine on your flight. Finally, why deal with the traffic in San Fran or Oakland. You can still visit those places but having a
small airport was wonderful and I would do it again in a heartbeat.
Santa Rosa is about an hour north of San Francisco and within 45 minutes of about 150 wineries
Santa Rosa not only is in wine country, but the ever growingNorthern California Beer country so this was perfect. With no shortage of breweries in the area we were able to visit Russian River brewer, Lagaunitas, Bear Republic, and Marin.
On top of that we were able to use two of the tour tastings vouchers from the hotel deal. I was really glad we chose the two we did which were Rodney Strong and Ferrari Carano. We were able to stop at a couple others along the way as well.
Rodney strong gave a top notch tour and enough samples to make you feel like you were at home! Ferrari Carano was just a
tasting but the grounds the winery is on are breathtaking with amazing views.We did a Groupon deal tasting as well, but that turned out to not be so great, but still not bad for what we paid.
Overall, it was a great stay and I would do it again in a second Santa Rosa gives you Great beer, wine, and scenery.