Cavanagh Inn

Member Rating 4 out of 5 by Eve Carr on March 7, 2001

Innkeepers Ray and Jeanne Farris offer you an outstanding array of features. Comfortable, elegant, but not overly fussy, accommodations come first, where women--and men--can feel at ease.

We stayed in the main part of their B&B, The Mansion, built in 1902, but asked Ray to give us a tour of the rooms in the next building, The Cottage (1912) because we wanted to see the artwork mural of his daughter, fine artist Dina Farris Appel. She has a distinctive style that captures the joy of Sonoma County as she depicts wines, vineyards and colorful balloon rides.

Our king-size bed with feather mattress was, as so many before us had written in the guest book, like sleeping in a cloud. (We enjoyed reading these entries knowing that these same people had not only stayed at this lovely B&B, but had stayed in our same room.)

While we savored the gourmet breakfast that, on this day, Ray cooked for us, we learned a lot about the town--and the interesting places to go. Ray and Jeanne even gave us various cards for a complimentary beverages at local restaurants.

We'd stay at the Cavanagh Inn just for the homey accommodations(we loved looking at their family mementos and Ray''s antique camera collection) and the gourmet breakfast and the delightful time we had conversing with Ray and Jeanne over a glass of wine, but this place has more. It's within convenient walking distance to let you discover Petaluma on foot. This is one quaint little town, and we loved it.

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Cavanagh Inn
10 Keller Street
Sonoma County, California
(707) 765-4657

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