Skip the Hotel and Stay….in a Treehouse?

By: Shawn Nesaw

When choosing your home away from home, it pays to research the variety of accommodations a city or region has to offer. Upon a quick Google search of “places to stay in Sonoma” results populate from all the usual suspects, Google, Trip Advisor, Kayak, Expedia, etc. with lists of large hotel chains where you can expect a perfectly fine, normal hotel room and experience. You’ll be in Sonoma where “good” and “normal” just won’t do.

We’ve complied a list of what we think are some of the best places for you to rest your head in Sonoma. From cottages and one of a kind hotels to bed and breakfasts and even tree houses, whatever your accommodation needs are to get some shut eye, Sonoma has you covered.

Eucalyptus Grove Tree House
Nestled high up in a grove of Eucalyptus trees, this rustic tree house provides an adventurous and memorable experience. After climbing a set of stairs crisscrossing through the trees, guests will enjoy a cozy first floor living area. A canopied bedroom opens onto a beautiful deck overlooking the countryside makes up the second floor. Don’t worry though – you won’t need to forage for your food or use the forest as your restroom. The tree house is equipped with many of the modern conveniences of home including electricity, running water, bathroom with shower and a kitchen.

Sonoma Water Tower
Located on a 15-acre vineyard ranch in the Sonoma Valley, sits this secluded, beautiful two story water tower. This property offers a unique vacation experience for those who want to relax and enjoy all Sonoma has to offer. The newly remodeled tower sleeps two and is outfitted with a fully stocked kitchenette, half bath and is beautifully decorated with a mix of antiques and modern décor. You get a rustic, outdoorsy experience with the private outdoor shower and outdoor soaking tub in a secluded yard.

Wildlife Glamping
The words “luxury” and “tent” don’t usually go together but at Safari West in Santa Rosa, they do. Safari West is an African-style safari experience with luxury accommodations – custom-built, heavy-duty tent cabins. Outfitted with modern amenities and beautifully decorated with authentic African décor, these luxury tents provide a fantastic camping experience without any of the trouble camping can bring. Each tent includes a shower, bathroom, indoor plumbing, cozy beds and hand-made furniture. Safari West provides complimentary breakfasts for all guests. To truly experience Safari West, book a driving or walking safari to see cheetahs, cape buffalo, lemurs and over 800 other animal species. One thing is for sure, you’ll never look at camping the same way again.

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