The Raford Inn ~ Meet Dane & Rita

raford inn owners rita and daneWelcome to a relaxing stay in the Healdsburg countryside. We love The Raford Inn and look forward to sharing its magic and majesty with you.

As owners and stewards of the property, since 2004, we farm an estate vineyard and make award winning Russian River Valley wine. Dane offers vineyard tours and Rita has a special flare for delicious homemade breakfasts.

We love to meet new people as well as welcome back guests who feel more like family! Our afternoon wine reception is a great time to make friends, get tips for the best ways to enjoy the Sonoma Wine Country, and to simply relax and enjoy the spectacular views from our grand front porch.

Farther from the modern world than the eye can see, yet only fifteen minutes from everywhere, we invite you to experience a warm and memorable visit to a time and place that has not quite yet gone by.

Dane and Rita

the raford inn historic photos

Built in 1880, this three-story estate manor house is an officially-designated historic landmark. The authentic Victorian-era plantation style architecture still remains, including the original Queen Anne accents. Hops pioneer Raford Peterson’s family lived here and worked the land for 100 years before it was sold, refurbished to modern codes and converted into an Inn.

The original 1,320 acre property was once mainly planted with hops. Now vineyards prevail and the remaining four acres are a protected sanctuary for a house that is not merely a place to shelter travelers, but is also a home where the spirit of congenial country hospitality lives on. 

Everyone Welcomed

For more than 40 years, the Raford Inn has provided B&B guests a comfortably elegant stay in Sonoma County Russian River Valley wine country without the busy feel of downtown Healdsburg.

We embrace people of all nationalities, generations, and gender preferences.

Come and enjoy the enclosed sunroom and wrap-around veranda. Gaze through the towering palm trees across the grape vines and step back into a time that has not quite yet gone by.