The cottages and carriage house offer privacy, comfort and amenities that all travelers seek out. Tom & Brenda Hearn devote their endless energy to insure that your stay meets all of your expectations. Certainly one of the treasures of the Healdsburg area, this six acre hilltop setting boasts both sunrise and sunset views. Naturalized grounds and gardens sooth the senses. Pathways lead you to private nooks and vistas where you might happen upon a covey of quail, a frolicking rabbit or a resident cat. Mature trees offer a haven for songbirds in abundance. Hammocks entice you to relax.
5 on October 23, 2010
Roses peak in your window. Awake to the aroma of baking scones. listen to the birds; Watch the deer and bunnies. Read a book. Visit the wonderful wineries. Enjoy the Excellent restaurants. That is vacation- just a piece of heaven.
4.6 on October 07, 2010
We just completed our second stay here. The rooms are cozy, private and very relaxing. We stayed in the Carriage House this time and found it to be spectacular and could have stayed a month. The location is perfect, close to Healdsburg, but far enough out of town and off the main road where it is very quiet. This is what you want in a B&B...peace, quiet, relaxation, great rooms and wonderful hosts.
4.0 on September 15, 2010
The Belle de Jour Inn was the perfect place for us in Sonoma wine country
4.0 on June 21, 2010
Our cottage was comfortable and the hosts were very gracious and helpful. We felt that we were removed from the noise of downtown Healdsburg and appreciated the quiet surroundings and lovely gardens. Good bed with duvet, refridge and fresh flowers in the room were a welcome touch. We were happy to return to our quiet haven at the end of a long day of wine tasting. Our thanks to our hosts to Tom and Brenda for lovely breakfast and good advise on travel planning. Shirley & Gene
5 on April 28, 2010
What a delightful visit we had. 3 couples, 3 roomy and comfortable cottage suites, bottle of wine to greet us, lovely breakfasts. Brenda even accomodated my gluten-free diet which was so helpful. One of the nicest B&Bs we've been to in this price-range. Brenda and Tom are friendly and helpful and their property is lovely.
5 on November 07, 2009
Wow- we have now been to Belle de Jour for 10 consecutive years. Tom and Brenda make us feel like family as they do every guest. From breakfasts to resteraunt reservations, ideas for day trips, wineries to visit, or any other requests- your wish is accomodated.
5 on September 24, 2009
Not our first stay nor will it be our last. A vine covered cottage with fablous breakfast - just right for a day samplying the wonderful wines in the neighborhood. Come, stay, relax and enjoy a little heaven on earth.
5 on September 03, 2009
Tom & Brenda are wonderful hosts, with an abundance of excellent advice for experiencing the area. Located near the wine districts of Alexander Valley, Dry Creek, and the Russian River valley, their inn provides easy access for touring the excellent local wineries. The rooms are wonderfully decorated, and the breakfasts are elegant and healthy. Need a dinner reservation or a contact in the area, no problem, just ask your hosts. Highly recommended for a relaxing visit to a beautiful area.
5 on August 20, 2009
My husband and I stay every year in August in the Atelier cottage. The property is very private with mature landscaping. The cottages and carriage house are very private as well as comfortable and the experience of staying at this property is very peaceful. The inn is just minutes away from downtown Healdsburg and within easy driving distance of any number of wineries. Tom and Brenda will make reservations for you or recommend a winery or two to visit. For the money and the setup, there isn't any comparison in Healdsburg or the outlying areas. We just haven't found anything as nice.
4.8 on June 16, 2009
I spent a lovely 3 days at the Belle de Jour for a weekend getaway. The owners, Tom and Brenda are naturally personable and very knowledgeable of the area. They provided tips and recommendations on places to visit, both wineries and restautants. The accommodations are wonderful. The cottages quaint, clean and equipped with all the amenities one could want. The location is great...not too far from town but far enough for privacy and quietness. Brenda made her award winning apricot scones that are by far the best I've ever tasted. I really enjoyed my stay. This little gem is definitely worth revisiting.
Airport, Countryside, Downtown, Mountains, Wine country
San Francisco, CA (SFO) 90 miles
From SFO,OAK, SMF apx. a 2Hr. drive, this is of course depending on traffic.
Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Redwood State Park, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Rodeo, Ruins, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo
Copier, Fax Machine, Internet Service, Videos, Wi-Fi
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Library, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV
Bicycle rental, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Hammocks, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool, Table Tennis, Tennis courts, Tennis racket rental
Tom and Brenda Hearn
Tom and Brenda love Sonoma County, the wineries, climate and open spaces. Outdoor activies include gardening, hiking and astronomy. Preservation of wildlife and environment is very important.
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Diet
Simple comforting baked egg with richness of cream and parmesean cheese.