Wine Tasting in Bodega Bay

February 9th, 2007 | Category: Blog

Gourmet au Bay offers a beautiful deck setting to enjoy your wine tasting. They carry over 200 award winning California wines….and if they don’t have what you’re looking for they’ll find it for you! They also have an impressive gift shop.

Gourmet au Bay is just minutes from “At the Bay’s Edge”. Be sure and ask about their “wine surfing”!

Rocker Oysterfellers!

January 27th, 2007 | Category: Blog

With a name like that, I had to try this new restaurant in Valley Ford…just 15 minutes from “At the Bay’s Edge”. What a delightful surprise….a robust menu with local organic fare, fresh seafood, and an impressive wine list that was almost 100% from Sonoma County. In fact, they give a discount on corkage fees if you bring in your own Sonoma County wine!

I brought back plenty of menus from this new find! I will definitely go back!

Chowder Day February 3rd

January 15th, 2007 | Category: Blog

The Sonoma Coast Visitors Center will host, ‘Chowder Day’ on Saturday, Feb. 3rd. Last year hundreds of people came to taste and vote for their favorite clam chowders and receive discount coupons to local businesses.

To participate, come to the Visitors Center at 850 Coast Highway One, located next to the Tides 76 gas station, between 11am to 3pm to pick up your guide/map to the Bodega Bay restaurants serving the clam chowder.

See if you can detect the secret ingredients each restaurant uses to make their chowder unique. You get to be the judge! When you return the map/guide with your comments to the Visitors Center, you’ll receive a packet of discount coupons to be used at the participating restaurants.

Enjoy the wood stoves!

January 9th, 2007 | Category: About "At the Bay's Edge", Blog

One of our guests just told me they spent most of the weekend cuddled up on the couch in front of the wood burning stove…just reading and watching the wildlife outside. Sounds like a perfect weekend!

Winter Wineland!

December 12th, 2006 | Category: Blog

The 15th Annual Russian River Winter Wineland is coming up January 13-14th….it’s quite an event. Over 105 wineries participate over these two days along the Russian River Wine Road. This is a great opportunity to visit, meet winemakers and taste limited production wines at wineries not generally open to the public. Enjoy!

Christmas Light Tour in Petaluma

November 26th, 2006 | Category: Blog

Christmas Lights are a big event in Petaluma…it’s great fun to drive around and see all the houses dressed up for the holidays.

The official self-driving tour runs from December 8 – December 27th. For map and details, send business-size SASE to Petaluma Visitors Program, Historic Depot Building, 210 Lakeville St. Petaluma, CA 94952. Or just drive around and explore on your own. Either way it’s great fun!

Crab Season is Here!

November 13th, 2006 | Category: Blog

The Sport Crab Season opened last week and the commercial season opens on the 15th….I’m looking forward to nice fresh crab in the weeks to come!

There are several boats you can take out if you want to catch your own (check out our activities page for more information)….or several great local resources I can tell you about if you just want to pick some up off of the dock!

Many of our guests really enjoy cooking right here…and of course there are a wide range of local restaurants to choose from as well…so Bon Appetit!

Fort Ross

October 29th, 2006 | Category: Blog

I had company in town this weekend and one of the trips we took was to Fort Ross State Park — just 20 miles north of “At the Bay’s Edge” on Hwy 1. Fort Ross was an important part of California history during the 1800’s. The settlement of Ross was established in 1812 for trade to Russian outposts in Alaska.

Fort Ross was also the site of California’s first windmills and shipbuilding, and Russian scientists were among the first to record California’s cultural and natural history. Fort Ross was a successfully functioning multi-cultural settlement for some thirty years. The tour through the Visitor Center and a walking tour of the grounds proved to be a fun and informative outing!

Sandpipers by the house

October 14th, 2006 | Category: Blog

The sandpipers were right in front of the house today at low tide….our guests spent the morning just watching them feed.

Safari West Revisited

September 28th, 2006 | Category: Blog

We just went to Safari West for my daughter’s birthday….and had a great time. This is a picture of Dahlila, a pet of the owners….an Indian Hornbill. She followed us around the entry grounds while we were checking in….she doesn’t fly, she hops around. And poses for photo opps!

Safari West is a 400 acre wildlife preserve, just an hour away from “At the Bay’s Edge”. It is a wildlife preserve where the animals roam free and the whole family can experience these animals in their natural habitat. They offer 3 hour safaris, several times a day, in an open air jeep. It’s wonderful and fascinating to see the animals in their own environment. Our guide was a naturalist, we learned a lot … it was both a fun and informative experience! Check out my previous posting on this great adventure!

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