With a downtown district that spans two blocks of brick storefronts, Geyserville may appear at first glance to be little more than a quaint Western town. But by booking a getaway to one of our gorgeous Geyserville vacation rentals, you'll discover a wonderfully relaxed community in the heart of wine country, a mecca for cyclists in search of quiet roads and sweeping views, and an undiscovered town that serves as a gateway to Northern California's many culinary, viticultural, and natural wonders.
Scenically situated on the banks of the Russian River, this town of 862 residents is located 73 miles north of San Francisco in beautiful Sonoma County. Settled in the mid-19th century and named for the geothermal springs in the neighboring Mayacamas Mountains, Geyserville has since become known for its stunning location in the heart of the Alexander Valley American Viticultural Area and only minutes east of the Dry Creek Valley AVA.
Between the downtown galleries and nearby wineries, restaurants, and tasting rooms, guests at our Geyserville vacation rentals will be quickly charmed by the atmosphere and bounty of this easy-going town.
With more than 15,000 acres of vineyards in the Alexander Valley and another 9,000 acres in the neighboring Dry Creek Valley, you'll have no shortage of Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel to sample. Located right in town, the Francis Ford Coppola Winery is a picturesque facility for both wine tasting and dining. But guests can also spend the day swimming in two family-friendly pools, sunbathing on a garden terrace, and touring the renowned director's collection of movie memorabilia.
Just don't forget to snag a table for dinner at Diavola Pizzeria & Salumeria, which is beloved in Geyserville for its blistered pizzas and locally sourced ingredients.
It's no wonder that Geyserville's mild weather, blissfully quiet country roads, and awe-inspiring scenery have become a magnet for artists, photographers, and most notably, the cycling community.
If you're a seasoned veteran racer with your own equipment in tow, try braving the 54-mile scenic loop that will lead you from neighboring downtown Healdsburg through the Maycamas Mountains and Alexander Valley. In need of rental wheels? Look no further than Healdsburg's Wine Country Bikes, which also organizes group rides that range from one-day tours to six-night adventures. Looking for a more wine-centric cycling excursion? Stop by Adventures in Cycling in Healdsburg and sign up for a two-wheeled tour of the nearby tasting rooms.
Cyclist or swimmer, wildlife-watcher or hiker, don't forget that our Geyserville vacation rentals are ideally situated for a wide variety of day trips.
It's a quick 10-mile drive to the shores of Lake Sonoma, which was created by the Warm Springs Dam in 1983. On sunny summer days, visitors will find 50 miles of shoreline and endless opportunities for boating, fishing, and picnicking.
Hoping to explore the ruggedly beautiful Northern California Coast? Consider driving 45 miles south to Bodega Bay, where wildlife enthusiasts can often spot California sea lions, Northern elephant seals, and migrating whales just off the coast. Or take a scenic drive along Highway One to the small, artistic town of Mendocino, enjoying thrill-inducing curves, heights, and views along the way.
Experience unforgettable tastes and landscapes in a refreshingly laid-back environment - book one of our California vacation rentals today!
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