First of all.... thank you all for the hours of interesting reading! My boyfriend and I are planning a mid-June vacation to the Bay area. After reading all your tips we have decided to; go to wine country mid-week to avoid crowds and higher prices, stop at many of the smaller wineries you have suggested, travel the back roads, and eat at Bistro Jeanty and Lucy's!
Now we're trying to book a place to stay for 2 nights in the Healdsburg area. Has anyone tried the Brookside Lodge? I would like a place under $200 a night and preferably with a hot tub. We're not too big on the ruffley Victorian rooms and we would like some privacy. I have found quite a few cottages and such and am hoping for some feedback from all the Chowhounds.
Any other tips about the area are certainly welcome.
Thanks in advance!