Carolyn’s Picks

Recommended Restaurants and Drinking Spots


Catelli's Restaurant
Local family owned. Downtown Geyserville


diavolaDiavola Pizzaria • Salumeria
The perfect stop before or after tasting wine at Locals. They are right next door.

flying_goat_coffeeFlying Goat Coffee Flying Goat Coffee
Best Coffee Ever


h2hotelH2Hotel Spoonbar
Best cocktail around


BravasBravas Restaurant
Bravas serves up traditional Spanish and modern tapas-style dining in Wine Country by James Beard nominees Mark and Terri Stark. Large plates to share, including paella. Bravas offers a selection of local and Spanish wines, sangrias, and Spain-inspired cocktails, including a variety of signature gin and tonics. Dine indoors or out, year-round

sazonSazon Restaraunt
Best Peruvian food I have had in quite some time. Sazon strives to bring the most authentic representation of Peruvian culture through their culinary creation of Peruvian dishes. Your own little piece of South America right in Santa Rosa.

willis_seafoodWilli's Seafood and Raw Bar
Best Calamari and small plates


Touring the Area

out_in_the_vineyardOut in the Vineyard
Out In The Vineyard is an experiential Wine Country Tour and Event company promoting positive LGBT lifestyles and offering exclusive, luxury itineraries and events to the discriminating gay and lesbian traveler and our friends.

Other Useful Links
Your best source to discover Bodega Bay and the Sonoma coast. Learn what the local’s know…what to do, where to stay, best dining, galleries, and current events. Be sure to click on the videos to get a flavor of the area.
After you visit Locals, you'll want to explore the other choice finds in Geyserville. Videos highlight some of the best secrets in town, and a thorough listing of lodging, dining, and activities are showcased.


sonoma-comSonoma County Events Calendar
Find something to do in Sonoma County


dictionary_pageWine Tasting Dictionary
Your guide to demystifying the wine tasting language.

Locals Favorite Travel Tips


The Local Travel Tips blog has our favorite things to do in Northern California.


Places to Stay

applewood-innApplewood Inn Applewood Inn, Restaurant & Spa
This “Inn for Lovers” is located upon a knoll in the Russian River Valley. Sheltered by towering redwoods and surrounded by fruit orchards and gardens, this romantic enclave offers couples a secluded and peaceful refuge to unwind, relax, re-connect and re-ignite their passion.

chateau_de_vieChateau de Vie – An idyllic getaway in the vineyards
This is one of my favorite places to recommend in Wine Country. Beautiful, tranquil, tiny and in the middle of the vineyards. Carolyn – Owner Locals Tasting Room

geyserville_innGeyserville Inn
It's not surprising that wine connoisseurs are among our most popular guests. With over 70 wineries within a 15 mile radius of the Geyserville Inn, there's no shortage of places to explore in the area. In addition to wineries, the inn is located a few miles from historic downtown Healdsburg and Lake Sonoma.

airbnb_logo_flatCute Room in Geyserville, CA
Private room with a comfortable queen bed and your own bathroom in the heart of the Geyserville CA Wine Country. Walk to Geyserville downtown for great restaurants, wine tasting and shopping.

hotel_healdsburgHotel Healdsburg
The Hotel is set on the western edge of Healdsburg's historic town plaza, and guest can enjoy some of the world's finest vineyards, restaurants, and shops within minutes of the front steps.

oldcrockerinnOld Crocker Inn
Nestled in the hills above the town of Cloverdale in Sonoma County, overlooking the Alexander Valley and the Russian River, the Old Crocker Inn offer's guests a secluded setting for a quick getaway or extended vacation.

Things to Do

wineroad_logoWine Road
Northern Sonoma County Wine Road
Events and resources for all things wine in northern Sonoma county.

osmosisOsmosis Day Spa Sanctuary
osmosis-winter-2011-edge2This peaceful sanctuary is known for the Cedar Enzyme Bath, a rejuvenating heat treatment from Japan, as well as their truly stunning, authentic meditation garden. Also available are a variety of 75-minute massage modalities performed by expert practitioners. Leaders in the green spa community, Osmosis features an array of organic facials, skin care, and waxing services.

Causes We Support

Your Tiny Farm
We are a small urban farm that provides fresh produce and eggs to formerly homeless families living on our property and in other homes in Cloverdale, CA.