the farmhouse mercantile offers lovely, functional and well-made housewares and gifts. all that good stuff is a fun store for gifts, cards, books and toys. rookie-too gallery offers locally produced art and gifts. they are located across from the firehouse about one quarter mile southeast on the highway. may through october the boonville hotel hosts a farmers market every saturday from 9:45 to noon.
when not dining with us here at the hotel, you have several options. breakfast and lunch can be found at the mosswood market across the street in the farrer building. great pastries and daily specials. the boonville general store prepares everything on their breakfast and lunch menu from scratch and with over 90% organic ingredients. the redwood café is an old-timer hangout where you can get a full bacon and egg breakfast and burgers and fries, just three doors west. for authentic mexican cuisine, lunch and dinner, head to libby’s, 5 miles west in philo next-door to the post office. the menu at lauren’s, a 45 second walk to the south-east across from the fairgrounds, is filled with good, thoughtful home-cooking. be sure to stop by paysanne (across the street and a few doors east) for a scoop of delicious three twins ice cream, a home-made confection or a cup of lovely coffee. you can pick up organic produce and picnic fare at boont berry farm, across the highway from the redwood drive in. And finally, the anderson valley market is a good place to get a quick deli sandwich.
most of the local wine tasting rooms are open year ‘round from 11am to 5pm. take a short drive up the road to hendy woods state park and visit the old growth redwood grove. the trails are well maintained and easily accessible. day use parking is $6, so have exact change ready. the philo apple farm has an honor system fruit stand and beautiful grounds, where you are welcome to stroll in the garden. take a tour of the anderson valley brewing company (707-895-BEER) or visit their tasting room and disc-golf course. the anderson valley historical museum in the old conn creek schoolhouse is open on weekends, february through november. the museum is maintained by volunteers from the anderson valley historical society.
lemons’ philo market and jack’s valley store in philo have just about anything you might need, just 5 miles west in philo. the anderson valley market and pic’n’pay are in boonville across from the post office. gas stations are in philo – northwest tire & oil co., and in boonville – the redwood drive in.