A Sonoma County Wine Country Retreat in the Heart of the Redwoods
Just 35 miles north of San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge, venture into California’s beloved Sonoma Wine Country. The air changes as you drive west toward Sebastopol and the farms, forests and vineyards of famously fun and fabulous West Sonoma County and the gorgeous hills and valleys of the Russian River Valley. The charming bohemian town of Sebastopol is a short five miles from Avalon with restaurants and shops galore. Now cross the wooden bridge and enter the enchanted land of Avalon. There you will be surrounded with luxury at this wonderful, secluded B&B nestled in the majestic redwoods.
A Careful Blend of Mystical Romance and Modern Amenities
Each room has a private entrance and is luxuriously appointed with a meritage mix of beautiful antique pieces and comfortable modern furniture. The sheets on the King beds are high thread-count Egyptian cotton, the comforters are 650 fill power 100 percent white goose down, as are the pillows. Each room contains guest robes of plushy microfiber with cotton terry lining.
Your guest room has a butler basket filled with necessities, including flip flops and plastic drinkware for outdoor use, toothpaste, toothbrush, sunscreen, sewing kit, ear plugs, dental floss and more than 15 additional items. Inn guests are welcome to use the exercise room with free weights, aerobic equipment and Pilates and Yoga accoutrements. The guest refrigerator is stocked with complimentary water and sodas for a quick refreshment anytime. A garden hot tub is accessible to all guests.
Bountiful Food Includes Produce from Our Organic Garden
At Avalon Bed and Breakfast, the food is healthy and delicious, all organic, and whenever possible acquired and produced locally. During the growing season, your breakfast includes produce from Avalon’s organic garden, bursting with herbs, greens, edible flowers, artichokes, strawberries and tomatoes. It’s great to be in California, with its long growing season! The rest of the year, the majority of our food is locally grown or provided.
Breakfast Features Locally Produced Sonoma County Organic Ingredients Awaken each morning to Sonoma County birdsong and Avalon Bed and Breakfast’s three-course meal of prepared fruit, fresh baked pastry and gourmet entree. Fruit dishes include a fresh, local fruit salad, a wine-poached pear, or a tasty just-baked fruit crisp. A specialty of the house is the grapefruit brûlée, with a merlot reduction, topped with torch-heated sugar. Pastries include muffins – such as double corn muffins or blueberry ginger crumble top muffins; crusty drop and tender buttermilk biscuits; and popovers or crumpets – all made from scratch with organic ingredients. Hilary experiments with different flours and gluten-free options to create one-of-a-kind treats, with flavor and texture as her top priorities.
Savor Avalon’s Creative Specialty Dishes
At Avalon B&B in Sonoma County, we never serve the same breakfast twice during your stay. Daily offerings alternate between sweet and savory dishes. Sample menus include banana pancakes with a homemade spiced syrup, crispy hickory smoked bacon made by Niman Ranch or Black Pig, or Panizzera organic chicken apple sausage from Occidental, popovers and wine-poached pears; or Mexican soufflé with green chili and Mexican spices, homemade guacamole, Pico de Gallo and gluten free chips, along with corn muffins served with jalapeño jelly; or a delicious rolled ham and Gruyere omelet with a mustard béchamel, herbs and edible flower
Your Alternative Dietary Choices Are Happily Accommodated
Low fat, gluten-free, no eggs, vegetarian, vegan and low calorie options are just some of the meal choices that Avalon B&B has accommodated. With Hilary’s talent for cooking, she actually loves the challenge of a special diet and she will happily adapt the meal to your needs.
Enjoy Afternoon Teatime Sweets and Gluten-Free Cookies
Using organic ingredients, Hilary bakes a large variety of cookies and pastries from scratch and is always experimenting with new recipes. Some of the favorites are the “Chocolate Bombs,” a frosted chocolate shortbread cookie; the Sour Cream Chocolate Chip Cookie, which is cakey and fabulous; and the “Kitchen Cookie,” which starts with a chocolate chip cookie dough and has added goodies including dried fruit, white chocolate chips and nuts. The Kitchen Cookie is never the same twice.
Have you given up cookies because of a flourless gluten-free diet? At Avalon B&B a number of the cookies are gluten-free. If you tell us your dietary needs, we’ll be happy to whip up a special batch during your stay. They are so good you won’t even miss the flour. Two favorites are a flourless almond cookie that is nutty and rich, and wheat-free chocolate chip nut cookies.
Our Guests Say… A time of rest and a tremendous ‘treat’ as well!
Hilary and Company treated us like we were special and the food was graced to be before royalty. The atmosphere was luxurious, peaceful and magical. The theme is whimsical and is in line with Knights of olde and faeries. An absolute JOY and a MUST DO for those looking for something out of the ordinary in regards to Bed and Breakfast’s !!!