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About Santa Nella House
Meet the owners of Santa Nella Housegraham and annisa

Graham grew up in England, and lived in London and Southwest coastal region. He studied music at the Guildhall School of Music, and after meeting Anissa, moved to to the US to start a life together. Anissa was born in Berkeley, and grew up mostly in the Sonoma County and San Francisco bay area and graduated from UC Berkeley and George Washington Law school.

We are hard-working professionals focusing on Marketing, Product Design & Branding, and Law and Real Estate

Our travel bug has taken us all over the world, including most recently time living in Sydney Australia with our three children.

Our love of Sonoma County and its incredible redwood forests, charming coastal cities, and wine horticultural and agricultural region with an internationally reknowned reputation led us to consider a B&B. When believe the Santa Nella House is the perfect venue, due to its early-Californian prospector Victorian splendor to allow our guests to celebrate this remarkable area with us.

Graham and Anissa enjoy karaoke, theater, travel, kayaking, sailing, listening to podcasts and politics, cooking and entertaining with friends and family.

We are dedicated to ensuring that your visit to the Sonoma Wine Country / Russian River recreation area is rich in experience and relaxing in nature. Your room rate includes ...

• The spa area is located in the midst of a redwood grove and seats six to seven.
• Luxurious robes and a cozy fireplace in every room.
• Hair dryer, shampoo, conditioner, lotion & gel, shower cap and vanity set in each room.
• Our wrap-around veranda with porch swing provides peaceful areas to sit for reading, eating and conversation.
• A spa area is located in the midst of a redwood grove and seats six to seven persons.
• Fresh breakfast is served daily with local coffee.
• Free Wi-Fi is available for your modern communication needs.
• We offer personalized concierge service.

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Entrance
Ascend the grand staircase of Santa Nella House. Enter a home where history speaks and the hospitality is gracious. Antique tiffany lamps and a redwood wall from wood milled on this very property - all provide a cozy welcome.

Living Room
Enter the living room, appointed with fresh flowers and objects of beauty, lace and filtered sunlight. A place of enchantment where treats and fancy cheeses are served when you arrive. A glass of wine? A cup of tea for refreshment?

Library
Relax in this quiet book-filled room. Enjoy the company of a loved one, strum the guitar, or indulge in a good read!

Peaceful Spaces
Our wrap-around veranda with porch swing provides intimate areas to sit for reading, eating and conversation. A spa area is located in the midst of a redwood grove and seats six in the hot tub and four in the sauna.

A GLANCE BACKWARDS

Deeply rooted in history, this classic Victorian farmhouse was built in 1870 from redwood trees felled and milled on site. A prosperous San Francisco physician, Dr. Joseph Prosek, was an immigrant from Bohemia and a good friend of the Korbel brothers from the same area of Europe. Dr. Prosek and his wife Emma, purchased 200 acres along the Russian River, across from the Korbel Vineyards, and built the family home known today as Santa Nella House.

They also built a sawmill and an olive oil press. They planted olive trees, which did not flourish and later planted vineyards, which fared much better. For many years the Santa Nella Winery produced quality wines and vinegars.

The name Santa Nella comes from St. Petronella, a first-century martyr and daughter of St. Peter, founder of the Christian Church in Rome. Legend tells us that St. Petranella was miraculously cured of a fever by St. Peter and today devout Catholics pray to Saint Petronella for relief of a fever. If you're afflicted, we highly recommend one teaspoon of our Santa Nella House vinegar. It may not cure you, but it can't hurt.

Santa Nella House has been a bed and breakfast inn since 1984. Restored to its original elegance, today it continues a time honored tradition of warm, welcoming hospitality.

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