Stunning Vineyard Views - Featured in Budget Travel. This hilltop historic inn with swimming pool, overlooks the vineyards of Alexander Valley and a meandering stretch of the Russian River. Luxurious rooms on five peaceful acres - all rooms have private entrances, private baths, feather beds, fireplaces, air conditioning, TV/DVD/VCR/WIFI, lounging chairs on the decks and patios. Close to biking, hiking, canoeing, and ballooning. The region is un-surpassed for wine tasting and excellent restaurants. The inn has a AAA Diamond rating and a Certificate of Excellence with TripAdvisor; and is child and pet friendly in the cottage rooms. Charles Crocker was one of the famed Big Four founders of the Central Pacific Transcontinental Railroad in the 1860s. Crocker purchased about 600 acres of an old Spanish land grant in 1873 as a hunting retreat that he often visited with his cronies. The current lodge was built in 1907 with redwood framing and siding as a family style retreat. It has been updated but retains its original rustic charm.