Things To Do


Wineries in the Healdsburg Area:
Click here for an extensive list of wineries

Restaurants recommended by the Raford Inn:

Within 5-10 minutes

FARMHOUSE RESTAURANT, 7871 River Road, Forestville (707) 887-3300
Gourmet California cuisine.
Dinner- Thursday through Monday. Reservations required.

CORKS AT RUSSIAN RIVER VINEYARDS, 5700 Gravenstein Hwy North, Forestville
(707) 887-3344
Creative California cuisine. Vegetarian-friendly. Redwood-shaded patio seating available.
Brunch/Lunch- 10am to 4:30pm. Dinner- 5pm to 8pm, Sunday through Thursday and 5pm to 9pm, Friday and Saturday. Reservations recommended.

UNDERWOOD BAR & BISTRO, 9113 Graton Road, Graton (707) 823-7023
Bohemian ambiance with both California-tinged bistro and tapas bar. Some patio dinning. Full bar, Open late.
Lunch/Afternoon Menu- 11:30am to 4:30pm, Tuesday through Saturday. Dinner/Tapas- 5pm to 10pm, Tuesday through Sunday. Late Night Menu offered past 10pm on Fridays and Saturdays. Reservations recommended.

WILLOW WOOD MARKET CAFE, 9020 Graton Road, Graton (707) 823-0233
Casual dining serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.
8am to 9pm Monday through Saturday. No reservations required.

Within 10-20 Minutes

APPLEWOOD INN & RESTAURANT, 13555 Highway 116, Guerneville (707) 869-9093
Gourmet fresh regional fare.
Dinner- 5:30pm to 8:30pm, Wednesday through Sunday. Reservations required.

DRY CREEK KITCHEN, 317 Healdsburg Ave., Healdsburg (707) 431-0330
Charlie Palmer restaurant featuring regional dishes. Some patio seating.
Lunch- 12pm to 2:30pm, Friday through Sunday. Dinner- 5:30pm to 9:30pm, Sunday through Thursday and until 10pm, Friday and Saturday. Reservations required.

JOHN ASH & COMPANY, 4350 Barnes Road, Santa Rosa (707) 527-7687
Gourmet dining, elegant atmosphere. Outdoor dining in season.
Lunch- 11:30am to 2:30pm, Wednesday through Friday. Dinner- 5pm to 8:30pm, Sunday through Thursday and until 9pm, Friday and Saturday. Reservations required. Front Room Bar & Lounge open daily, check website for various hours.

MADRONA MANOR, 1001 Westside Road, Healdsburg (707) 433-4231
California cuisine with French genre in the most elegant and romantic Victorian setting. Featuring their own garden and fresh Sonoma products in a candlelit setting.
Dinner- 6pm to 9pm, Wednesday through Sunday. Reservations strongly recommended.

WILLI’S WINE BAR, 4404 Old Redwood Highway, Santa Rosa (707) 526-3096
Couples 32 international small plates and an extensive wine selection.
Dinner- 5pm to 9:30pm, Sunday and Monday. Lunch/Dinner- 11:30am to 9:30pm, Tuesday through Thursday, and open until 10pm on Friday and Saturday. Reservations recommended

WILLI’S SEAFOOD & RAW BAR, 403 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg, CA
East Coast meets wine country at Willi’s Seafood & Raw Bar
Lunch/Dinner- 11:30pm to 9pm, Sunday through Thursday, and open until 10pm Friday and Saturday. No reservations necessary.

ZAZU, 6770 McKinley St #150, Sebastopol, CA 95472 (707) 523-4814
California fusion cuisine in a casual atmosphere. Featuring local fresh products.
Dinner- Wednesday through Sunday from 5:30pm on. Reservations recommended.

ZIN, 344 Center Street, Healdsburg (707) 473-0946
Seasonal menu focuses on regional dishes utilizing their organic garden.
Lunch- 11:30am to 2pm, Monday through Friday. Dinner- every evening from 5:30pm on. Reservations recommended.

On the Coast

RIVER’S END, 11048 Highway One, Jenner (707) 865-2484
Gourmet California cuisine.
Lunch- 12pm to 3:30pm and Dinner- 5pm to 8:30pm, Thursday through Monday. Reservations required.

LUCAS WHARF, 595 Highway One, Bodega Bay (707) 875-3571
Ocean restaurant featuring locally caught fish. Views of fishing fleet. Casual.
Lunch & Dinner- every day. No reservations.

TIDES WHARF, 800 Highway One, Bodega Bay (707) 875-2751
Made famous by Hitchcock’s movie “The Birds”. Ocean views, seafood menu. Casual.
Lunch & Dinner- every day. No reservations.

PLEASE NOTE: Most local restaurants do not serve past 9 p.m.


Russian River Beaches
Walk or drive the 1/2 mile to the Wohler Bridge and beach access to the Russian River. This semi-private beach area is an excellent place to escape the crowds normally seen on the Russian River.

Sonoma Coast Beaches
Known for its jagged coastline and cliffs, Sonoma County offers breathtaking views and scenery. The coastal towns of Jenner and Bodega Bay embody a simpler life; where fishing trawlers can be seen coming and going throughout the day. The state park and beaches at Salt Point and Goat Rockboarder each side of the Russian River as it empties into the Pacific Ocean. For surfing, considerDillon Beach and Bodega Head, located just outside the quaint town of Bodega Bay.

Looking for something more adventuresome? How about abalone diving? The Sonoma Coast has produced some record-breaking abalones. Learn more..

For weather and surf conditions, visit The Surf Shack’s website.

Armstrong Redwoods Preserve & Austin Creek State Park
Just minutes from The Inn, you will discover the largest grove of first-growth (up to 1,400 years old) Redwoods in California. The serene, majestic beauty of this Grove is a living reminder of the magnificent primeval redwood forest that covered much of this area before logging operations began during the 19th century. Armstrong Redwoods preserves 805 acres of the stately and magnificent Sequoia, commonly known as the coast redwood. These trees stand together as a testament to the wonders of the natural world. The Grove offers solace from the hustle and bustle of daily life, offering the onlooker great inspiration and a place for quiet reflection. Whether you choose to drive, walk,hike, or horse-back ride the numerous roads and trails, the experience will not be disappointing.

Downtown Healdsburg has an abundance of stores for window-shopping. Browse through antiques, jewelry, artwork, boutiques and, of course, wine-tasting shops. When you are ready for a break, visitFlying Goat Coffee or Oakville Grocery. Either sit inside or walk across to the town green.

Horse Carriage Tours
Enjoy a romantic and relaxing wine tasting tour in Sonoma County’s splendid Alexander Valley, just minutes from the historic town of Healdsburg and the beautiful Russian River. In a carriage drawn by elegant horses, travel leisurely along our scenic route through the vineyards which produce the award-winning wines you will be tasting.

Getaway Adventures
Getaway Adventures is the premier tour operator of California’s Wine Country. We offer bicycling, kayaking, hiking and van tours in both Sonoma and Napa counties. We operate 7 days a week and offer several tour options every day in high season. 1-800-499-2453