Urban it’s not; urbane it is. This Sonoma County village on the Russian River has been welcoming San Francisco vacationers for more than a century and serves up sophistication along with big doses of rural charm. Moody winter weather combines with a galaxy of twinkly lights to make the pet–friendly Boho Manor (famous for its appearance in the 1942 classic “Holiday Inn” starring Bing Crosby) an especially welcoming place to stay.
Rooms are pet–friendly, water bowls are stationed all over the property, canines are welcome on the outdoor dining deck and there’s an area along the river where Rover can run and play. Other A-list headquarters for visiting the Russian River region in the off-season include the charming Creekside Inn & Resort in nearby Guerneville and the luxury Inn at Occidental in the town of the same name. If privacy”s the name of your game, check out the dozens of dog–friendly rentals available through Russian River Getaways.