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A Retreat For Your 5 Senses: The Gables Wine Country Inn

A truly luxurious retreat should engage and pamper all your 5 senses, and The Gables Wine Country Inn does exactly that in Santa Rosa, in central Sonoma County.

At The Gables, every detail is organized to create an atmosphere of gracious hospitality, with permission to drift into an almost timeless sense of quiet indulgence. It’s all part of the Gables experience, from the carefully curated appointments in each room to a world-class breakfast the next morning.

3 Great Independent Bookstores in Sonoma County

Given the scope of Sonoma County’s resident book clubs — including a Food & Agricultural Book Club, Book & Brew Book Club, Hiker’s Book Club, and a Movie Book Club to name a few — it’s not surprising that you’ll find a number of independent bookstores to support their habits. Here are just three of the many grat independent bookstores that cater to a uniquely Sonoma County state of mind:

Guide to Shopping in Occidental

On the map, Occidental may look like a mere blip on your vacation screen – a place to pass through on your way to other destinations. But in reality those quirky, small town sensibilities create the perfect environment for artists, and art lovers, to thrive by owning shops and galleries. If you poke around the shops that line this historic main street, you’ll find an amazing array of artistry, from baskets woven of redwood shards to museum quality hand blown glass. Come take a virtual tour with our guide to shopping in Occidental: