RESORTS AND LODGES: Emily Roycraft: April 23, 2013: Deep blue Pacific waves crash against a rocky shore. Redwood trees tower above the forest floor. Wineries stand on rolling hills, the vines covering the land with lush greenery. The Sonoma Coast is calling you.
Timber Cove Inn puts you amid this stunning natural beauty, making it a perfect location for an unforgettable getaway. From couples looking to escape the everyday to wine connoisseurs hoping to taste some of the best chardonnay and pinot noir this side of Burgundy, the inn is a striking lodging option in a wondrous setting.
“Timber Cove Inn and the entire northern Sonoma coast represent a raw, untapped frontier for adventurous travelers seeking a destination experience,” General Manager Keith Hill said. “The solitude, natural beauty, and increasingly renowned local wine industry lend themselves to a rejuvenating getaway without requiring an extended drive from the Bay Area.”
And what an adventure. Timber Cove Inn’s location puts you an easy distance from a variety of ways to explore its wild and natural setting. While driving into the property on Coastal Highway 1, enjoy dramatic views of the Pacific Ocean. Take a walk along nearby hiking trails to explore the trees and bluffs of the area for yourself. Or just get a lunch picnic basket to spend a quiet day on the grounds and watch the waves crash against the shore.
The inn itself is just as striking as its natural surroundings. Built in 1963 by Richard Clements, the inn features architecture inspired by the great Frank Lloyd Wright. Timber Cove Inn surrounds you with natural materials, and it’s near exclusive use of redwood and stone brings the striking beauty of Sonoma’s natural features inside. Better yet, the inn is designed specifically to take advantage of the breathtaking view. The cliff side location and unique east and west facing view orientation offers unparalleled views of the Pacific Ocean and Timber Cove.
To explore a setting that is a bit less wild but no less beautiful, Timber Cove Inn is located just a short distance from wineries and tasting rooms, the 200 year old Russian settlement Fort Ross, the Gualala Arts Center and galleries that make the Sonoma Coast a premier getaway destination. Whether you want to walk among the vines on a private tour of a local winery, visit a tasting room at Fort Ross Vineyard and Tasting Room or Annapolis Winery, or just enjoy the flavor of a local wine with your dinner at the inn, the staff at Timber Cove Inn can help you discover this wine producing region in a way that suits your interests.
From beautiful wineries to the rocky coast, Sonoma County offers some of America’s best scenery, and Timber Cove Inn can take you there