Travel Times & Tips
Mendocino County is approximately the size of Napa, Sonoma, Alameda, and Marin counties combined … it’s a big place!
Take your time on the curvy country roads and pull over for faster traffic.
The adventure starts when you get in your car, not when you arrive. Relax and enjoy the ride!
3.45 from Sacramento.
3.30 hours from San Francisco,
4.15 from San Jose
Where to Stop Along the Way
If you’re coming from the Bay Area you’ll travel through Healdsburg, Geyserville, and Anderson Valley. All have good spots to stop, grab a bite, and stretch your legs. Our top food spots for this season include:
Barn Diva - (707) 771-9481
Modern country cuisine with beautiful patio dining
Chalkboard - (707) 473-8030
Small plates showcasing ingredients sourced from local purveyors and farms - just-picked salads, handmade pastas, roasted and grilled meats
Campofina - (707) 395-4640
California farm to table meets northern Italian rustic… we love their food over a game of bocce ball.
Bravas Bar de Tapas - (707) 433-7700
Traditional Spanish and modern tapas-style dining by James Beard finalists - Mark and Terri Stark.
In Geyserville (10 miles north of healdsburg)
Diavola Pizzeria (707) 814-0111
We love this place for their incredible pizza, salads and house cured meats.
About an hour further north you’ll hit Boonville and Philo. Think apple orchards, grazing sheep, vineyards, historic fairground, it’s upscale, rural and welcoming. Our favorite haunts include:
in boonville and philo (anderson valley, 1 hour north of healdsburg)
Table 128 (707) 895-2210 www.boonvillehotel.com
In Boonville. The restaurant in the Boonville hotel serves family style prix fixe meals that our campers are screaming about. Lunch is only served on Sundays but dinner is Thursday through Monday evenings during the summer months.
Boonville General Store (707) 895-9477 www.boonvillegeneralstore.com
In Boonville. We love this place for a late breakfast or lunch. Soups, Salads, Sandwiches and lots of tempting sides. It’s all homemade and extremely good.
Mosswood Market (707) 895-3635
In Boonville. Great place to stop for coffee and baked goods.
Lauren’s (707) 895-3869 laurensgoodfood.com
In Boonville. We love their quiche, Thai bowls and Sirloin Salad. They also have a great kids menu.
Aquarelle (707) 895- 2767 aquarellecafe.com
In Boonville. Lovely outdoor dinning, yummy fresh California cuisine and a great wine bar.
Poleeko Roadhouse (707) 895-7427 poleekoroadhouse
In Philo. A great spot for lunch or dinner, with hearty servings of American and Asian inspired dishes. The Farm Burger is to-die-for!
The Bewildered Pig bewilderedpig.com
The Pig is a comfortable gathering place featuring the season’s best foods prepared in its uniquely refined rustic style.
Farmhouse Mercantile (707) 895-3996 (adjacent to Mosswood Market) farmhouse128.com
Offering a beautifully retrained collection of homewares, clothing, and jewelry. Well worth the stop,
Ice cream & Cheese
Paysanne (707) 895-2210, Fri-Mo 11-6pm sweetpaysanne.com
Yummmm is all we can say about this French inspired ice cream shop featuring organic ice cream, freshly baked treats, natural candies & confections
Penny Royal Farm (707) 895-2410 pennyroyalfarm.com
Their yummy goat and sheep’s milk cheeses are a good addition to any camp provisions. They also offer a lovely lunch. Call ahead for availability.
Anderson Valley Brewing Co. (707) 895-2337 avbc.com
We love their Gose styled beers, Whiskey Barrel Aged Stout and frisbee golf. It’s a bonus that they’re super dog friendly, especially at this stage of the journey.
The Apple Farm (707) 895-2333 philoapplefarm.com
At the Hendy Woods turnoff in Philo (bit farther north). Truly worth a stop if traveling through during apple season from late August - October.
Anderson Valley Wineries
Drew Family Cellars (707) 895-9599 Thurs-Monday 11-5 drewwines.com
Foursight Wines (707) 895-9599 Weds - Monday 11-5 foursightwines.com
Goldeneye Winery (707) 895-3202 daily 11-4:30 goldeneyewinery.com
Handley Cellars (707) 895-3876 daily 10-6 handleycellars.com
Husch Vineyards (707) 895-3216 daily 10-6 huschvineyards.com
Lula Cellars (707) 895-3737 daily 11-6 lulacellars.com
Navarro Vineyards (707) 895-3686 daily 9-5 navarrowine.com
Phillips Hill Winery (707) 895-2209 daily 11-5 phillipshill.com
Roederer Estate (707) 895-2288 daily 11-5 roedererstate.com
Witching Stick Wines (707) 895-3454 Thur - Mon 12-5 witchingstickwines.com
Toulouse Winery (707) 895-2828 daily 11-5 toulousevineyards.com
The Madrones www.themadrones.com/
This is a beautiful collective space in Philo, with four amazing tasting rooms, and a restaurant serving wood fired cuisine.
The Home stretch
From Boonville you have another hour drive. Prepare for more winding roads as you enter the redwoods where you’ll follow the Navarro River to the mouth of the Pacific Ocean, then continue for a few miles north on Highway 1 to arrive at the end of your journey.