Hotel at a Glance: Best Western Plus Dry Creek Inn
Best Western Plus Dry Creek Inn resembles a Tuscan villa, with its yellow stucco exterior, arched doorways, and ornamental balustrades. Outside, guests can sit at wrought-iron patio tables next to an ornate fountain—an ideal spot to enjoy a bottle of wine from a local vineyard. The hotel also hosts complimentary wine tastings every Friday from 4:30–6:30 p.m.
- Award winner: The hotel has a AAA Three Diamond rating.
- Two wine tastings at a local vineyard are included with this deal.
- A prime stargazing spot: the stone courtyard, which features landscaping and an outdoor fireplace
- Vintage guest rooms have 37-inch flat-panel TVs, in-room refrigerators, and cozy seating areas.
- Nearby attractions: Healdsburg Plaza (1.5 miles away), River Rock Casino (9 miles), and more than 100 wineries
Healdsburg, California: Charming Small Town in Wine Country
Healdsburg is firmly rooted in California wine country. The town lies near several of the state's best grape-growing regions, including Alexander Valley, Dry Creek Valley, and the Russian River Valley. More than 100 wineries and tasting rooms are within a short drive. Sonoma Valley's sleepy hamlets and boutique wineries specializing in pinot noir and chardonnay are less than an hour away.
Downtown centers on the Healdsburg Plaza, a charming square lined with local boutiques, wine bars, and art galleries. From here, you can take a walking tour of historic homes to learn more about Healdsburg's past and some of its earliest residents. Healdsburg Museum is also worth a visit, particularly for its collection of historic photographs, documents, and maps.