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The Sandman

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 and Get” hotel booking and education platform.

Now, experiencing Sonoma County — where life opens up — gives travelers an opportunity to make a difference. Choosing to give a $10 a night to a local charity unlocks exclusive rates and perks from Kind Traveler’s curated list of “Kind Hotels.” The $10-a-night donation will go to a designated local charity that positively impacts the 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 Resort, Hyatt Regency Sonoma Wine Country, Flamingo Resort, 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 Farm to Pantry will help provide KN95 protective masks for marginalized neighbors
  • 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 — like author Jack London and famed horticulturist Luther Burbank — to modern day, when 99% of the county's vineyard acres are certified sustainable and a new Climate Adaptation Certification Program aims to identify best farming practices for lowering gas emissions and sequestering carbon, 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 you arrived.

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