The Inn At The Tides in Bodega Bay— Magical Getaway
Where Wine Country Meets The Sonoma Coast
Not far from some of Sonoma County’s best wineries is a magical place – a place where all the daily stresses of life simply fall away. The scent of salt air tickles your nose, the sound of sea lions, foghorns, waves crashing against the rocky shoreline and boats rocking in the harbor is music to your ears, luxurious accommodations await your every wish and two amazing restaurants tempt your palate with a variety of delicious dishes and seamless service. This magical place is The Inn At The Tides in Bodega Bay and I’m telling you firsthand - you really must go there! You’ll be so glad you did!
The Inn At The Tides is a wonderful place where Wine Country meets the Sonoma Coast. It is located 60 miles north of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge and is within close proximity to gorgeous state beaches, hiking trails, world-class wineries, championship golf, sport-fishing adventures, whale watching tours and the breathtakingly beautiful Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve.
Rustic, Yet Elegant Rooms
Let’s start with the lodgings – there are 86 rustic-yet-elegant cottages scattered across a hillside amidst several acres of natural coastal landscaping. The views of Bodega Bay are breathtaking from every angle. The cottages wood shingled exteriors blend perfectly with the landscaping, but don’t give away the spacious and luxurious interiors. You might just sigh with pleasure when you open the door to your room (I did!). The room my sweetheart and I stayed in had a huge, super comfortable king sized bed, a fireplace and amazing views of Bodega Bay, but every room includes the following amenities:
• 37" Flat-Screen Cable TVs
• Bay, Pool, Garden or Pasture Views
• Down comforters and pillows
• Complimentary Full American Breakfast
• Room Service – Breakfast and Dinner
• Complimentary Bottle of Wine Upon Arrival
• Plush Terry Cloth Robes
• In-Room Coffee and Tea
• Hair Dryer
• Gilchrist & Soames Bath Amenities
• Iron and Ironing Board
• Morning Newspaper
• Complimentary Wireless Internet Available
• Pool Towels
If you are like me and crave a swim or a good long soak in a hot tub at the end of the day, you will love the pool area! It’s located in the middle of the property and is accessible from every room by a short walk down a scenic path or an even shorter drive. The huge indoor/outdoor pool, hot tub and surrounding area are sparkling clean and there are plenty of comfy lounge chairs and tables scattered about, inviting you to relax and stay a while.
Two Amazing Restaurants!
There are two restaurants on the property, The Tides Wharf (which also has an amazing seafood market), a classic American seafood house, which offers some of the best clam chowder on the West Coast and The Bay View Restaurant and Lounge, a casual, yet elegant Italian restaurant with high wood-beamed ceilings, large bay windows, crackling fireplaces and an outdoor terrace. The wine list is a perfect blend of local favorites and Italian wines, but if you have had a full day of wine tasting and are craving an excellent beer or craft cocktail, the full bar will definitely exceed your expectations. Don’t miss their monthly Winemaker Dinner Series!
I had the pleasure of having dinner at the Bay View Restaurant during my mid-week getaway with my sweetheart and we were both very impressed with the attentive service and off-the-hook entrees. I ordered the Cioppino and it was chock-full of lobster, crabmeat, mussels, clams, prawns and local seafood, swimming in a saffron-infused broth and served with warm, toasty garlic bread. It was amazing! My sweetheart ordered the Osso Buco, which was rich and savory and served atop creamy polenta. OMG! The portions of both entrees were generous (You’ll probably ask for a doggie bag) and absolutely delicious. We were so full that we had to decline dessert!
The Inn At The Tides is located at 800 Highway One, Bodega Bay, CA. For more information, call 707-875-2751 or visit the website at www.theinnatthetides.com.