Stay at Cottages Inn – April 9, 2012 – Sonoma, CA.
A half a block away from the Sonoma Square is this small enchanting Inn, nestled amongst the trees and The California Mission.
This is sacred land, ancient Indian burial land; the staff recognizes the Owl family that comes every year, as protection. The Pomo, the Coast Miwok, the Patwin and the Wappo Indian tribes were its earliest known and documented inhabitants dating as far back as 8,000 BC, in Sonoma county. There is a feeling here of serenity, bliss, and a powerful under current of Indian history.
There are no TV’s in the rooms, just beautiful new age CD’s for your listening pleasure. Faye the owner has the most beautiful dazzling eyes and a smile big enough to fill anyone’s heart. This is a much-needed respite in an overwhelmingly hectic world. The rooms are very spiritual; my room was the Chapel Room. The wall behind my bed looked like an alter complete with a small skylight that lets you know morning has arrived.
This morning was a particularly glorious one; they leave a basket of fresh pastry at your front door. My room had orange juice and fresh fruit, along with healthy cereal. The coffee is French roast that you make yourself. Outside my room is another wonderful feature, a Zen sitting area. At night this area becomes electric, a great place to socialize after dinner, and, they will serve you some Sonoma wine as well.
When it gets dark there are lights and candles and the fountain become a fireplace. Truly a setting to warm your spirit and take in some good traveling stories. When your ready to retreat back to your room, the charming Paula Walton will light your fireplace, with a sustainable log, as well as light all of the candles, and run your Jacuzzi tub, that fits two. Paula is the night manager as well as hospitality director, and she does a fantastic job keeping the guests happy. This Inn is romantic and fun, I would come back here every time I visit Sonoma.
The Cottage Inn and Spa
310 1st Street East
Sonoma, CA 95476