Located in the beautiful Sonoma Valley, Glen Ellen California is a place you must visit. If you only have a short time to make the trip on your Northern California trip, this post is for you. I will be listing the perfect guide for a short trip to the Glen Ellen area, based on my own experience. Continue reading below for A Dining, Hotel & Wine Tasting Guide for 48 Hours in Glen Ellen.
Abbot’s Passage Winery & Mercantile
Abbot’s Passage Winery & Mercantile is located on a historic and storied property in the heart of Glen Ellen. They have a lovely collection of wines that you must visit to try for yourself. Whether coming to taste, shop, play or celebrate, this winery is a great place to experience with friends and family. 777 Madrone Rd, Glen Ellen, CA 95442
Benzinger Family Winery
Benziger Family Winery makes a variety of types of red, white and rosé wine, all certified sustainable, organic or biodynamic. Their focus has been on family, great wine, and healthy vineyards for more than three decades so you are definitely in good hands. The winery is family-friendly, offers self-guided vineyard tours and wine tastings. Their selection of wine is exquisite and my overall experience was lovely. 1883 London Ranch Rd, Glen Ellen, CA 95442
The Fig Cafe & Wine Bar
I love the setting at The Fig Cafe & Wine Bar in Glen Ellen. It has a cozy and small town vibe that makes it feel so familiar. The experience is also great because of their amazing team, and they also have an extensive menu with something for everyone. Read more on The Fig Cafe & Wine Bar website. 13690 Arnold Dr, Glen Ellen, CA 95442
Visiting the Fig Cafe’s sister property, girl & the fig which is another favorite about 15 -20 minutes from Glen Ellen. One of your two evenings you must dine at the fig cafe or girl & the fig. Both are fabulous!
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Glen Ellen Star
For one of your evenings I suggest you have dinner at The Glen Ellen Star which serves a classic menu of wood-fired pizzas, appetizers and mains. The culinary team sources ingredients from gardens and local producers to ensure the food is always fresh. This is the perfect spot to get dinner after a long day of roaming in Sonoma County. Read more about my Glen Ellen Star dining experience here. 13648 Arnold Drive, Glen Ellen, CA 95442.
The outdoor seating creates the perfect experience of enjoying a meal under the stars.
In between wine tasting grab a pastry, sweet or coffee at Les Pascals. Les Pascals is a go-to for authentic French-inspired delights such as fresh bread, quiches, tarts, cakes, pastries, and hard meringues. Their cafe offers sweet and savory treats that make for a perfect snack in between visiting wineries or a long day of exploring Glen Ellen. The pastries and cakes are so delicious you’ll keep going back for more! 13798 Arnold Dr, Glen Ellen, CA 95442
On my recent trip to Glen Ellen, I stayed at the Olea Hotel which was absolutely amazing! Not only is it a super luxe boutique hotel it’s also DOG FRIENDLY!! Speaking of dog-frienly see my best Dog-Friendly
Olea Hotel is an incredibly elegant hotel that sits on the hillside of Sonoma Valley where the views of the valley are picture-perfect. The modern hotel rooms, backyard terrace, large pool, fabulous food, excellent service, intimate setting, and great location were just a handful of reasons that made my Olea Hotel experience one to remember! 5131 Warm Springs Rd, Glen Ellen, CA 95442
There is nothing better than a pool day! I loved hanging out in the pool with a glass of wine in hand.
Salt & Stone
For a great lunch I’d recommend Salt & Sone. Salt & Stone was named Best Outdoor Dining 2020 in Sonoma County 2020 as guests can experience beautiful views while enjoying their delicious meal. It makes a great location to enjoy with friends and family! Not to mention, they are also dog-friendly so Ms. Ernestine was in heaven getting to see pets and chasing the fish in the pond! 9900 Sonoma Hwy, Kenwood, CA 95452
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The Saloon at Jack London Lodge
The Saloon at The Jack London Lodge offers wine country comfort food and the best burgers in Sonoma. If you love burgers and are in the Sonoma area, check out my blog on The Best Burgers in Sonoma. It’s a true locals’ hangout where guests can gather with friends for sports, a game of pool, or a late-night drink. Dine on the Creekside Patio after a day of wine tasting and enjoy the serene setting beside Sonoma Creek. 13740 Arnold Dr, Glen Ellen, CA 95442