Heading to wine country for your honeymoon? This is where you’ll want to stay, and it truly is a mansion. With the exception of the Angel Oak room (which features a schmaltzy, off-putting mural of cherubim), the decor here is to die for, with each room decorated differently, featuring sleigh or wrought-iron beds, hand-carved wooden dressers, gazillion thread-count linens, electric fireplaces, and private patios (some rooms have two!). Every morning, coffee and biscotti arrive at your door at a pre-requested time; that’s followed by a sumptuous buffet breakfast in the main house (guests choose between main-house rooms and free-standing cottages, including one swank one at the bottom of a historic water tower, with a rooftop spa tub). On-site: a 40-foot lap pool, tennis and basketball courts, a PGA-certified putting green, two competition bocce ball courts, croquet courts, and a quarter acre of zinfandel vines. Sorry, to keep the romantic atmosphere intact, kids under 16 are not welcome.
Sonoma Valley› Hotel
891 Grove St., Healdsburg
Our Rating Neighborhood Healdsburg Phone 800-554-4667 or 703/433-4277 Prices $355–$700 double. Rate includes breakfast and evening wine reception. Amenities Pool; tennis courts; basketball courts; free Wi-Fi URL http://www.booking.com/hotel/us/the-honor-mansion.html?aid=1254987&label=frommers-hotelpage-deeplink Web site Honor Mansion
Map891 Grove St., Healdsburg Sonoma Valley
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