Taken aback by prices at Napa and Sonoma hotels? Stay in Vacaville at half the price and visit Napa, Sonoma or the nearby Suisun Valley Rustic Wine Country on a daytrip. At DogTrekker.com, we list nine dog-friendly lodging options, including the Hampton Inn & Suites Vacaville/Napa Valley, which doesn’t charge extra for pets, includes a hot breakfast in the rates and offers a “puppy love” package, as well.
Vacaville, by the way, is 20 minutes from Suisun Valley wineries, 25 minutes from the Carneros region of Napa Valley and 35 minutes from downtown Napa.
For many DogTrekking visitors, Suisun Valley, a rich agricultural area just east of Napa Valley, is Solano County’s biggest surprise, with many dog-friendly wineries and farm stands dotting the verdant countryside. Wooden Valley Winery, where the Lanza family has been producing wine for three generations, is a DogTrekker favorite with a landscaped garden/picnic area. Seven Artisans, GV Cellars, Chouinard Vineyards, BackRoad Vines and Blue Victorian are other places to put on your wine-tasting wish list. Be sure to check hours of operation, as not all tasting rooms are open on weekdays.
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