Top Reasons to Visit Jack London Lodge
- The hotel is located in the village of Glen Ellen, just an hour north of San Francisco in the heart of Sonoma Valley. It’s surrounded by vineyards and top-notch restaurants.
- As part of this deal, you’ll get passes for tastings at two local wineries.
- The hotel's onsite restaurant, The Saloon at Jack London Lodge, serves lunch and dinner.
- You can relax in the pool area or heated spa, which has a view of Sonoma Creek.
- The Call of the Wild author Jack London once called Glen Ellen home.
- This Groupon includes admission to Jack London State Historic Park. Founded in 1960, the 39-acre property encompasses a museum, the author’s gravesite, and hiking trails.
Sonoma Valley, California: Relaxed Wine Country and Majestic Redwoods
Located about an hour north of San Francisco, the Sonoma Valley is best known for its wine. The mild climate here produces cool-weather varietals such as pinot noir and chardonnay. But thanks to the valley’s unusually varied landscape, some areas are suited for growing hot-weather vines as well.
Follow the 17 miles of country roads that connect the sleepy hamlet of Kenwood to the Carneros Appellation and you'll find more than 40 boutique wineries, most of them small and family-owned. Many are tucked amid oak forests and wildflower meadows. Compared to neighboring Napa Valley (about 15 miles away), Sonoma feels relaxed and remote—vineyards are more secluded from one another than those in Napa, and tasting rooms tend to be less crowded, even on the weekends. Even if you aren't interested in wine, Sonoma Valley's gentle climate and dynamic natural landscape make it worth a visit. Hiking trails wind past redwood trees as high as skyscrapers, and the Russian River offers excellent canoeing opportunities. The craggy Pacific coastline is lined with miles of unspoiled beaches.