Sonoma area sees property openings

SONOMA, Calif. -- The Lodge at Sonoma, the newest hotel and spa in the Sonoma Valley, opened Jan. 27.

The hotel is five blocks from the historic Sonoma Plaza. Many of the rooms have fireplaces, oversized baths and private patios.

For information, contact the lodge at (707) 935-6600.

Sonoma, which has lagged behind its wine country neighbor, Napa, in available accommodations, is catching up, with another hotel opening this year.

The Inn at Sonoma is scheduled to open this summer. The two-story building will feature 19 rooms, each with a fireplace and many with private balconies.

It will be managed by Four Sisters Inns, which runs several deluxe properties in California.

For information, contact the hotel at (888) 568-9818.

For information on lodging in Sonoma, contact the visitors bureau at (707) 996-1090 or visit

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