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Places to Recommend on the Pinot Trail

If you want lodging in Anderson Valley: Apple Farm is a 32-acre organic farm and apple orchard with a cooking school and three cottages run by Dan and Sally Schmitt, the original owners of the French Laundry (707-895- 2465). The Boonville Hotel is operated by the Schmitt’s son, Johnny, who doubles as the chef in the hotel’s excellent restaurant open on weekends for dinner (707-895-2210). Holly Hill Farm B&B is a nice guesthouse (707-895-2269). Indian Creek Inn is a modern inn next to Goldeneye Winery in Philo (currently for sale - 707- 895-3261). Anderson Valley Inn is an inexpensive 7 room inn in Philo (707-895-3325).

If you want to stay on the Mendocino Coast: Albion River Inn has deluxe accommodations that overlook the Pacific Ocean with a first-class restaurant (800-479-7944). The Rendezvous Inn & Restaurant in Fort Bragg is housed in a lovingly restored old home with a gourmet restaurant that offers the best dining on the Mendocino Coast (707-964-8142). Elk Cove Inn is perched on a bluff overlooking a wind-swept ocean cove and is the quirkiest lodging you will ever experience (800-275-2967).

If you are hungry in Anderson Valley: Moya Taco Truck in downtown Boonville. Mosswood Market Café & Bakery has great sandwiches and wraps in Boonville. Libby’s is the local’s favorite for Mexican food. Redwood Drive-In Café is a typical small-town café. Boonville Hotel described above. Many of the wineries have excellent picnic spots - pick up supplies at the markets in Philo or Boonville or the Mosswood Market Café & Bakery.

If you are hungry on the Mendocino Coast in addition to the above: Café Beaujolais, Ledford House, Mac- Callum House Restaurant, Stevenswood Restaurant, The Ravens at the Stanford Inn By the Sea.

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