Freestone is home to a number of classic western style buildings and it is Sonoma County’s first historic district. At the southern end of the scenic 10-mile drive known as the Bohemian Highway sits tiny Freestone (pop. 32), nestled in an exquisitely picturesque valley and surrounded by pastoral vistas and rolling hills. Only about a half-mile long, Freestone is a small place, but it has quite a few delights to offer. Freestone is a common stop for cyclists tacking the western county roads, and for travelers heading to the Sonoma Coast via Bodega Bay. Many folks go out of their way to drop by Wild Flour Bread, where sourdough loaves, scones, biscotti, and more are baked in a wood-fired brick oven. An amazing garden out back supplies the fresh fruit, herbs, and vegetables that go into many of the baked treats.
Want cheese with your bread? Housed in an 1880s redwood cottage, Freestone Artisan Cheese sells handcrafted products from a variety of Sonoma County artisan cheese makers, primarily within a 20-mile radius of the store. A little wine with your bread and cheese? The Joseph Phelps Freestone Vineyards tasting room offers an education about the Sonoma Coast growing area, as well as two wine flights ($20 or $35) of select Joseph Phelps Napa Valley wines. For shoppers, Enduring Comforts offers fine browsing through antiques, collectibles, and more. If further relaxation is needed, Osmosis Day Spa Sanctuary is the only day spa nationwide that offers the cedar enzyme bath, a rejuvenating heat treatment from Japan.