Welcome to Geyserville and the distinctive bed and breakfast lodging therein.
Originally named Clairville when founded by Dr. Elisha Ely in 1851, Geyserville was a humble village and agricultural railroad stop with local merchants (including George Bosworth) offering services to the residents. Wine came to the region around 1900 when Italian immigrants brought the fruit with them. When Prohibition put the damper on wine production, Geyserville’s farmers turned to growing alternative fruit such as pears and prunes.
California wines became popular in the 1970’s, spurring the town to return to its grapevines. Today, Geyserville is part of the Alexander Valley appellation of wine growers and is home to dozens of world-renowned wineries. The downtown also matured into a welcoming tourist destination with a variety of fine restaurants, fine lodging, wine tasting opportunities, art galleries and shopping. Be sure to stop into Bosworth and Son General Merchandise, where George Bosworth’s grandson still operates the family emporium.
Geyserville’s mild climate makes it an ideal destination for outdoor lovers. Hikers, bicyclists and lake enthusiasts visit the area regularly. However Geyserville’s geysers can no longer be found: they were capped for thermal power years ago.