Friends of Hacienda Sonoma, these are some trying times, aren't they? Here in California Wine Country, we've been knocked down three times in three years. First there were the 2017 fires and evacuation all around us. Then, more fires in 2019 (albeit a half-hour from us) but accompanied by several PG&E power shut-offs. Now, COVID-19. But if there's anything these events have shown us, it's that "Sonoma Strong" is more than a motto.
Once again, reservation cancellations are bringing their devastating effects to the "Food & Wine Capital" that is Sonoma Valley. The springtime beauty of our area is popping up everywhere, and yet, it's becoming unusually quiet while we reconsider our travel.
While we are not taking any short-term rentals until we see how this plays out, we are using this pause to make sure our guests can enjoy a happy and HEALTHY holiday in Wine Country when it is safe to return to renting. While we used to go for environmentally-correct organic household cleaning products, now it's all about Clorox and Lysol, my friends! We will be putting away fancy throw pillows and anything that cannot be entirely washed in the hottest water between every single reservation. I've even invested in two Commercial UV-C sanitizing wands to sanitize soft surfaces, like upholstery. I'm a little obsessed with germs right now, because I feel it's my responsibility to keep our guests healthy, and also because it's very personal for me -- I stay at Hacienda Sonoma once a month, too. We're in this together, and when we can begin renting again, we will be ready!
As for travel, I'm waiting to reconsider this summer's European trip I had all planned and paid for, and I know that if you have a reservation for the summer or fall, you're probably making the same decisions. I'd like to let you know that we are offering a discount of $150 if you have an existing reservation that you'd like to move to another date in the future if restricted travel affects your reservation. If you can't stay when you had planned, stay when it's safe, and we'll add $150 to your Sonoma wine fund.
Once you're ready to make a "CLEAN getaway" Hacienda Sonoma will be ready!
Stay healthy, my friends.
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Hi, I'm Bridget Henry, owner of Hacienda Sonoma, along with my husband, Rick. We searched over 5 years for our ideal location in Wine Country, when I stumbled upon a commercial building that was built prior to the tiny residential neighborhood that had grown up around it, smack in the ♥ of Sonoma Valley. Location, location, location! Lots of work later, it's where we wish we could be all the time, but until then, we love sharing it with the nicest people from all over the world. It's a happy place, and I'm convinced it's because of all the good times and memories that are created there. It's been the best 12 years ever; growing and making wine, and sharing our enthusiasm for all things Wine Country. We can't wait to show you how amazing Sonoma Valley is!