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Stay Sustainably in Sonoma County

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Travelers are empowered to make a positive impact to the local community and the environment when visiting Sonoma County, because of a partnership with Kind Traveler, the first socially conscious “Give + Get” hotel booking and education platform.

Now, experiencing Sonoma County — where life opens up — gives travelers an opportunity to make a difference. They will be able to access exclusive rates and special perks by booking directly with Kind Traveler and its curated list of “Kind Hotels.” A $10-a-night donation will go to a designated local charity that positively impacts the visiting destination.

Charitable Travel Supports Local Causes

Participating hotels in Sonoma County will offer exclusive rates and special perks on Kind Traveler to empower travelers to support local causes. The lodging properties include Farmhouse Inn, Timber Cove Resort, Vintners Inn, Hyatt Regency Sonoma, Flamingo Conference Resort and Spa, The Sandman Hotel, and Hotel E.

Staying at these properties will support one of three Sonoma County-based charities that make a positive impact. The Redwood Empire Food Bank is Sonoma County’s largest hunger-relief organization, serving 82,000 people. The Russian Riverkeeper restores and sustains the health of Sonoma County’s popular Russian River. Sonoma Land Trust protects more than 50,000 acres of beautiful, productive, and environmentally significant land in and around Sonoma County.

The type of impact a $10 nightly donation will make is celebrated at the time of booking on Kind Traveler:

  • A $10 donation to Redwood Empire Food Bank will help provide 20 meals.
  • A $10 donation to Russian Riverkeeper will help clean 250 pounds of trash out of the Russian River
  • A $10 donation to Sonoma Land Trust will help maintain one mile of hiking trails

Sustainability is Key in Sonoma County

Sonoma County has long been a leader in the way of eco-consciousness, environmental protection, and sustainability. From sustainability pioneers — author Jack London and famed horticulturist Luther Burbank — to Sonoma County’s pledge to become the nation’s first 100 percent certified sustainable wine region by the end of 2019, Sonoma County’s rich agricultural and natural landscape will be protected for generations to come.

So, come. Connect with the land in Sonoma County, one of California’s most diverse natural destinations. Experience life opening up for you as you explore the landscape. And know you’re leaving Sonoma County a little better than when arrived.