As a smaller incorporated town in downtown Sonoma County, Windsor is a peaceful destination only 63 miles from San Francisco, 9 miles north of Santa Rosa. Other neighboring cities in the Windsor area include Healdsburg and Forestville. After an unfortunate fire in the early 20th century, Windsor has been rebuilt to accommodate a dog-friendly environment or booming tourist attractions.
In Windsor, there are currently two dog-friendly accommodations for you to choose from: a mixture of popular Airbnb rentals or the beautiful little Cottage in Sonoma’s Wine Country. Both accommodations are under $300 per night, and allow dogs to stay with you at little or no charge.
There are ten dog-friendly restaurants to choose from in Windsor. From traditional burgers and BBQ to Cuban delicacies, Windsor has all your food taste needs covered. Windsor also has pubs and bakeries that have dog-friendly seating for you to sit back and relax with a quick treat and Fido.
Windsor is home to one of the most intriguing wineries in this area. The winery is dog-friendly, and surprisingly dog-themed. That’s right! The local winery prides itself on naming their wines after quirky dog related puns. (If you’re a regular here at Wag! Walking, you know we love our dog puns!)
Windsor is a lovely little town, whether you plan to spend a few days here or settle down with your pal. You can find more dog-friendly activities just a short drive out of town.
Within the city of Windsor, the relaxing area of Marshall Way boasts a heart-warming invite to all dogs. The local Mutt Lynch Winery is located within this beautiful Californian neighborhood. If the idea of dogs and wine sounds appealing to you, then look no further than this winery. With canine themed wines like “Merlot over and Play Dead,” the only thing that could make this winery better is that a percentage of profits benefit local canine charities. How sweet is that? Mutt Lynch Winery is highly rated amongst visitors, and all dogs are sure to have a tail-wagging good time.
One of Windsor’s main dog attractions is the Windsor Town Green, which is about four acres of shops, markets, dining, and wine. The majority of the shops are dog-friendly, and the outside setting is great to take your dog for a quick walk for being such a good boy or girl while shopping and tasting all day. The local restaurants offer numerous outdoor settings so you can bring your dog along with you for dinner. Picnic benches are located in an open grass field where you can relax with Fido after finishing up your shopping, wine tasting, and dinning together. Windsor Town Green has something for everyone, two-feet or four-feet.
With seven diverse parks to choose from, Santa Rosa is a beautiful destination not too far from Windsor at only a 14-minute commute. Santa Rosa also has a dog-friendly vineyard and a do- friendly hiking trail that are both highly rated amongst dog lovers. The activities here offer numerous luxuries such as dog-friendly camping, fishing, agility training, and wine tasting. Whether you wish to hike the trails of West County and Rodota or sit back and drink wine at Pellegrini Family, your dog is allowed to be by your side every step of the way.
Calistoga is home to several unique and dog-friendly activities to visit. One of the highest ranking activities to do here is called the Old Faithful Geyser. The Old Faithful Geyser is a large farm with famous fainting goats and llamas. This beautiful attraction offers picnic areas, snack bars, and resting lounges that you may take Fido to. Another highly rated attraction is the Castello di Amorosa where you and fido can tour an awesome castle, sip wine, and spend some quality time together. The Calistoga Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center is also a dog-friendly area where you can find out about different dog-friendly activities and accommodations in Calistoga, California. You’re sure to find something you and Fido love here, no bones about it!