Head to Timber Cove Resort for a relaxing retreat on the Sonoma Coast.
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Perched on a bluff high above the Pacific, Timber Cove Resort is a serene getaway along a largely undiscovered piece of the Sonoma Coast. Located more than two hours north of San Francisco, near the small town of Jenner, the resort welcomes you with a refreshing sea breeze, windswept terrain, and dramatic ocean views that make you feel as though you’re thousands of miles away from civilization.
Once you pull off Highway 1, explore the miles of forest and seaside trails that surround the resort. You might discover a waterfall or see a dolphin slicing through the sapphire waters.
Timber Cove was extensively renovated in 2016 with reimagined rooms and updated facilities, but the historic property maintains its original 1960s character and Frank Lloyd Wright–inspired architecture. The lobby features redwood from the initial design and mid-century furnishings and rustic decor—creating a welcoming vibe.
After you check in to your suite, uncork the complimentary bottle of Pinot Noir from Fort Ross Vineyard, and watch the waves from your deck or relax by your roaring fireplace. To set the mood, throw one of the resort’s vintage vinyls on your in-room Crosley LP player. The retro record players are just one of the special touches that make Timber Cove a memorable place to stay.
Since you’re in Wine Country, wine tasting is a must. Timber Cove offers a tasting in its new Hirsch Room, a cozy space with panoramic ocean views. Sip your way through four small-batch wines from Hirsch Vineyards, one of the original Sonoma Coast wineries, as you snack on local cheese and charcuterie.
The resort’s Coast Kitchen also provides a taste of Sonoma with local, sustainable, and organic fare. You can dine here at any time of day, but at sunset—sitting along the seascape—is most romantic. Order the crispy buttermilk-brined quail, melt-in-your-mouth Creekstone Farms rib eye, and chocolate stout cake with caramel sauce—paired with a glass of vino from a Sonoma winery.
End the day by the outdoor fire pit, where the sound of the crashing surf and crisp ocean breeze will relax and rejuvenate you. You will never want to leave. From $250. timbercoveresort.com