Some local recommendations for our guests:
Chef Adair – chefadair.com / 707-795-FORK
Chef Adair offers private in-home chef services, corporate lunches, and event catering.
The Girl & the Fig – figcaters.com / 707-933-3667
A very popular cafe in Sonoma, they also have a more upscale restaurant (called Estate) and a catering service. They can do full catering, picnics, and box lunches.
Grapevine Catering – grapevinecatering.com / 707-869-1277
They’ve done events at Moon Mountain before, including daily meal prep for a corporate retreat.
Mayo Reserve Room – mayofamilywinery.com/Reserve-Room
Nearby Mayo Winery offers a special wine-and-food pairing in their lovely Reserve Room. Great for groups, and you can reserve a spot online.
El Dorado Kitchen – eldoradosonoma.com / 707-996-3030
Sophisticated California cuisine in a contemporary-yet-warm wine country setting. Right on the Sonoma Plaza. Dine by the pool at lunch, or have a glass of organic wine before dinner at the lively bar.
Della Fattoria – dellafattoria.com / 707-763-0161
Located in charming downtown Petaluma, this café bakes their legendary bread and pastries onsite. Their daily breakfast is well worth a trip to Petaluma, after which you can stroll around the quaint town and browse its antique shops.
The Girl and the Fig, et al. – thegirlandthefig.com
This group of eateries is very popular in Sonoma and includes a wine bar, café, and upscale restaurant. Visit their website for menus and locations around Sonoma.
Massage & Spa
Sonoma Bodyworks – Private In-Home Massage – sonomabodyworks.com / 707-939-8841
Featuring their exclusive “Moon Mountain Massage with orange blossom,” Sonoma bodyworks can arrange private, couple or group services right at Moon Mountain. Enjoy a relaxing Swedish style massage with the refreshing aroma of sweet Orange blossom. To enhance your experience and feel deeper relaxation, this treatment includes a steamy hot towel application. The essence of sweet orange blossom is considered one of the most universally beloved scents and is sure to help you unwind, Sonoma style. Perfect for “girls weekends,” or for romantic getaways. One hour – $90 (add $20 for deep tissue).
Willow Stream Spa at the Fairmont – willowstream.com/Sonoma / 800-441-1414
Our neighbors just down the hill, this upscale spa boasts a bath house and complete menu of spa treatments.
Indian Springs – indianspringscalistoga.com
About an hour’s drive from Moon Mountain is a fabulous open-air hot springs. Calistoga is famous for its hot springs, and this place is our favorite. Soak in the large outdoor pool, get a massage, play a little bocce ball, and then pop down to Farmstead in St. Helena for dinner. A perfect day.
Private Yoga with Barbra Brady – barbarabrady.com
Schedule a private on-site class with Barbra to relax and rejuvenate.
Wineries to Visit
You really can’t go wrong with wine tasting in Sonoma or Napa. Here are a few recommended places, but feel free to do your own research or just wander through the lush valleys!
Akoma Zoume- akomazoume.com / 707-481-7377
Moon Mountain’s neighbor to the north – beautiful setting and beautiful wines. Tours by appointment only.
BR Cohn – brcohn.com / 800-330-4064
Lovely winery that also makes olive oils. Popular setting for weddings.
Benziger – benziger.com / 888-490-2739
Organic & biodynamic family winery in nearby Glen Ellen. Tour information available online.
Iron Horse – ironhorsevineyards.com / 707-887-1507
Champagne & chardonnay.
Gloria Ferrer – gloriaferrer.com / 707-996-7256
Caves & winery – bring a picnic! Private events welcome.
Artesa -artesawinery.com / 707-224-1668
Absolutely stunning setting with modern architecture. Worth a visit for the views alone.
Wine Tours & Taxi
Beau Wine Tours – beauwinetours.com / 800-387-2328
Tours, transportation and limousine service.
Valley Wine Tours – valleywinetours.com / 707-975-6462
Offering the real “insider” experience, this tour services focuses on small family-owned and off-the-beaten-path wineries.
Pure Luxury – pureluxury.com / 800-626-5466
Servicing San Francisco, Sonoma, and Napa, this eco-conscious company offers wine tours and can even pick guests up at the airport.
Travel’n Tots – Baby equipment rentals and delivery (Napa)
Sonoma & Healdsburg Town Plazas
Completely adorable, classic town squares.
Famous for its oysters, this spot on the Sonoma Coast is low-key and a nice complement to the Sonoma wine region.
Jack London State Park
The town of Glen Ellen was home to Jack London, and the Jack London State Park is a lovely afternoon activity, especially for hikers. You can see the writer’s home, his grave, and the “Wolf House,” his dream home.
Sonoma Country Club & Golf Course
Just down the hill from Moon Mountain is a world-class golf course.
Bicycle Through Wine Country
Sonoma Valley Bike Tours is located right on the Sonoma Plaza. They offer guided tours, as well as suggested itineraries if you want to rent bikes and take off on your own.
Book a Vespa tour and cruise through the vineyards in style! Visit winecountryvespa.com for details. Note that you’ll need a motorcycle license.
Race Car Driving
Jim Russell Racing School offers lessons in race car driving, or bring the kids for some family go-karting.
Do we even need to list this? It’s hard to take three steps in this area without running into a tasting room, and at Moon Mountain you’re right in the thick of it!