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Timber Cove Inn is located fifteen miles north of downtown Jenner, a small coastal town in Sonoma County, California. It is situated on the Pacific coast near the mouth of the Russian River and is right in the area of spectacular cliffs, accessible beaches including Goat Rock State Park and things to do in Sonoma CA Mendocino, Sea Ranch and Fort Bragg. Our property provides a truly relaxing vacation locale and along with our inspiring views and spacious accommodations, the hotel and its surrounding area proudly offer a multitude of things to do in Sonoma, Jenner and Bodega Bay year-round.

Whether your passion is in salmon, rockfish and abalone fishing or wine, food and theatrical events, the eclectic nature of this beautiful area is alluring and satisfying for the leisure traveler. For adventurous souls, canoeing and kayaking down Northern California’s premiere leisure river is an option, while romantic Sonoma vacationers are more apt to enjoy the glowing sunsets, picnics and whale watching. Please peruse our extensive leisure guide to make the most of your Sonoma vacation!

When visiting Jenner California on the glorious Sonoma Coast, you are granted an abundance of leisure activities and stunning area attractions surrounding Timber Cove Inn. Browse through our list of incomparable Sonoma attractions we are proud to say live right outside our door.

Sonoma Travel Guide

Sonoma Wine Country
Sonoma Country has many more vineyards than its prestigious counterpart Napa to the East. With the vast number of microclimates and soils, Sonoma County’s winemakers are turning this region into a world-recognized and revered winemaking vicinity. Enjoy gorgeous Sonoma sightseeing when you explore the surrounding Wine Country.  See winery listing.

Gualala Arts CenterGualala Arts Center
Gualala Arts Center is a community arts organization, located in Gualala, California, dedicated to promoting public interest and participation in the arts since 1961.   Here you can find art exhibits, workshops & classes, classical & popular music performances, theater, lectures and much more.  See the events calendar.  See the map and driving instructions.

The Russian River
One of the main Sonoma attractions in Jenner is being at the river's mouth. This is the splendid intersection of the river and coast ecosystems. To explore this beauteous point, consider renting a kayak to paddle around the estuary. During seal pupping season when you head towards the mouth you can see the seals swimming along next to you. The air is always incredibly fresh in Jenner, especially when you walk down by the river.

Armstrong Redwoods State Park
Armstrong Redwoods State Park preserves 805 acres of magnificent Sequoias, more commonly known as the coast redwood. The majestic natural beauty of this area is a living reminder of the ancient redwood forest that once covered much of this area before logging operations began during the 19th century. The park offers onlookers great Sonoma sightseeing, great inspiration and a place for quiet reflection. It is also an ideal locale for picnics, hikes, walks and horseback riding.

Salt Point State Park
Rocky headlands, panoramic views and the theatrical sounds of pounding surf and forested hills combine to create the contained region of Salt Point State Park. Within the 6,000 acres of Salt Point State Park, there are twenty miles of hiking trails, over six miles of rugged coastline, a variety of picnic spots, horseback riding trails, fishing opportunities, and SCUBA diving areas.

Fort Ross Tasting Room
The Tasting Room, designed in the vernacular of the rustic barns that dot Sonoma County, has a steep roof made from corrugated Corten steel oxidized to an earthy hue with three cupolas perched on the top. Adjoining the main building is a classic tall water tower that houses the stairs leading to the cellar below and the offices above. The shingles that cover the walls of the building are reddish brown and mirror the bark of the surrounding Madrone trees. In front of the building is a long wooden pergola that is planted with heirloom climbing roses. The garden is filled with swaying grasses and the driveway travels around a circular stone wall that delineates a Botanical garden that is being planted with Proteas. From the Tasting Room there are panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean framed by tall Redwood forests and golden meadows. The Tasting Room will offer Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinotage, all made from grapes grown exclusively on the Fort Ross Vineyard Estate.  Special events will be held by invitation only for members of the Fort Ross Wine Club. The tasting room is at 15725 Meyers Grade Road - 7.6 miles north of the mouth of the Russian River. From the town of Jenner-by-the-Sea, at the mouth of the Russian River, travel five miles north along the Pacific Coast Highway 1, turn right onto Meyers Grade Road. The Tasting Room is 2.6 miles up the hill from the intersection of Pacific Coast Highway One and Meyers Grade Road. Visitors travelling north will first pass one set of large wrought iron gates on the right. This is the exit from the tasting room so pass it by and follow the sign that reads “Fort Ross Tasting Room 500 yards ahead” Continue 500 yards to the second set of wrought iron gates, set in tall basalt columns, and you will have arrived at the entrance to the Tasting Room. Enter through the gates and will pass through a block of Pinot Noir grapevines and then, in quick succession, through a Redwood forest, a tree fringed meadow and by a pond. By the time visitors reach the tasting room they will have had a quick tour of the terroir of the Fort Ross-Seaview AVA known for its vibrant Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinotage

Fort Ross State Historic Park
Fort Ross was a southern settlement in the Russian colonization of the North American continent, and was established as an agricultural base to supply Alaska. It was the site of California's first windmills and shipbuilding. Today this is one of the best Sonoma attractions for historic purposes, picnicking, fishing, hiking and scuba diving.

Bodega Headlands
A scenic and appealing rugged peninsula along the Northern California coast, the Bodega Headlands offer majestic views and is an ideal exploration area for those who appreciate more challenging hiking trails.

Kruse Rhododendron Loop Trail
The Kruse family established a ranch here in 1880, raised sheep, and extensively logged the coastal slopes. One of the annual rites, and fine sights, of spring is a walk amongst the pale pink blossoms of Kruse Rhododendron State Reserve.