Bella Villa Messina bed and breakfast offers comfortable rooms, amazing views and delicious meals in Sonoma County wine country–just ask my dad
Last month the radio show This American Life celebrated its 400th episode by airing “random ideas that members of our own families have told us at weddings and family gatherings would be ‘perfect for the show.’” As a travel writer, I get a lot of pitches like that too; everyone has visited a place that’s either wonderful or miserable and, therefore, needs to be written about. By me.
Last fall my parents stayed at the Bella Villa Messina in Healdsburg, Calif. Their visit to the five-room bed and breakfast with a panoramic view of Sonoma County wine country fell into the wonderful category. So my parents gave me an assignment: post about this bed and breakfast.
Well, I’m 33 years old and as of right now decided to start standing up for myself. So I outsourced writing this article right back to them. Here’s my dad on why Bella Villa Messina is the place to stay when visiting Sonoma County wine country:
We stayed at the Bella Villa Messina for two nights last October. This bed and breakfast, located in center of the Sonoma wine country, offers comfortable rooms with eye-appealing décor and views. The proprietors, Jerry and Harold, are knowledgeable about the vineyards, wine varieties and local personalities. They provide an early evening wine tasting event where guests can mingle and become acquainted. Jerry cooks an unbelievably sumptuous breakfast that will long be remembered. The atmosphere is truly a “make your self at home” setting. Apart from not remembering the details about all those wines we tasted, Jerry and Harold created a lasting impression and desire for a return visit.
Rates range from $220 to $390 a night.
Bella Villa Messina
316 Burgundy Road
Healdsburg, Calif 95448
Photos: Courtesy Bella Villa Messina