NEWS FLASH: We are closed from January 20th through February 13, 2014 for our annual vacation. However, we will be answering email and voicemail during that time. So please go ahead and make reservations and leave us messages. We check our mail twice daily and respond as soon as possible.
February 14, 15 & 16: Spend Valentines/Presidents/New Year with us! The weekend of February 14 will be one to remember. Oddly enough Chinese New Year is celebrated with fireworks and red decorations... just like Valentine's Day. It's a 3 night minimum due to the holiday (President's Day).
March 2: You'll feel like a MOVIE STAR at our Oscar Party! Highlands Resort's Annual Oscar Celebration starts on Sunday night at 5pm with Red Carpet Bingo and light snacks. Watch the Academy Awards show on 2 TV's in our Breakfast Room & Guest Lounge and enjoy hearty appetizers (paired to the Best Picture nominees). Prizes for most distinctive attire, Bingo winner and a Grand Prize for the person getting the most correct answers on our Oscar Ballot! $10.00 per person fee applies.
The Highlands Resort offers a relaxing and peaceful gay and lesbian (straight-friendly) retreat - a jewel under the redwoods! Before we tell you how charming, comfortable, relaxing, pampering and wonderful the resort is, you need to know that:
Celebrating 30 years of LGTB hospitality, the Highlands Resort offers charming individual cabins an hour and a half north of San Francisco in the village of Guerneville in Sonoma County. Our goal is to provide a retreat for our guests and a place to unwind.
Cabin porches soak up the sun and guests relax at our clothing-optional pool. Accommodations range from charming suites and romantic cabins with gas fireplaces, comfortable beds and 2-person soaking tubs to budget friendly cozy rooms and in the summer months, tent camping. All of our guests enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast each morning. Just 3 blocks from the center of the village, we are up a hill and the resort is spread over nearly 3 acres of trees and gardens.
Wireless Internet access is available at a "hot spot" centered around the office, however we encourage you to "unplug" your life and enjoy connecting with people (your love, your friends new and old) and the beautiful and enchanting area.
Let us help you make the most of your vacation by arranging restaurant reservations and massage appointments, and assisting you in planning your day's excursions. We're in the middle of the Russian River Recreation Area and, as such, a great starting point for outdoor activities like: canoeing the Russian River, birding, fishing or an invigorating hike in an ancient redwood forest (only 2 miles from the resort). This is also the starting point for the Vineman Triathalon and the training ground for many competitive cyclists.
Looking for a less strenuous getaway? We know the yummiest restaurants, bakeries, ice cream parlors; and can connect them with pretty drives... well, you get the idea. After your busy day, spend your evening at one of our local gay bars. Evenings are lively (summer) or laid back (winter) and the bars and clubs are just a short walk from the resort.
Wine Tasting: There are over 40 local wineries within a 20 mile radius of Highlands Resort and another 150+ in the rest of Sonoma County (that's not counting the gazillion wine tasting rooms they've packed into Napa Valley - a 40 minute drive away). We have done extensive research on the local tasting rooms in Healdsburg, Alexanander Valley, Forestville, Dry Creek and Sonoma and can tailor a wine-tasting excursion especially suited to your taste in wine. (just keeping up on all the tasting rooms is exhausting for us, but you're worth the trouble!)