Bella Villa Messina
A taste of Italy in the Healdsburg countryside.
This landmark Italian-style villa overlooks 400,000 acres of picturesque vineyards. Just over an hour north of San Francisco, it is adjacent to the Dry Creek Vineyard, one of Sonoma's finest. Five uncluttered guest rooms are furnished with heirloom antiques and original artworks, and all feature high ceilings; some also have Jacuzzis and private decks. For those who need to stay connected, high-speed wireless Internet access is available. Guests here are treated like visiting royalty, from the full breakfast every morning to the complimentary wine and cheese receptions every night. The backyard swimming pool is surprisingly modern, and is surrounded by an inviting sun deck. The inn is a short drive from the shopping and restaurants of downtown Healdsburg, and is within minutes of about a dozen wineries.