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Best Western Cloverdale Inn
324 South Cloverdale Boulevard
Cloverdale, CA 95425

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Black Bart Festival
Cloverdale Citrus Fair
Old Time Fiddle Contest & Festival

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Cloverdale, California - Sonoma County Photos & Information

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Cloverdale, California is located in Sonoma County's wine country east of the Mayacamas Mountains and west of Coast Range. 

 

Situated in foothills next to Mendocino County's wine country, the city is surrounded by vineyards and redwood forests. A quaint downtown shopping area with buildings from the early 1900's is a pleasant place to stroll and enjoy.

 

From Cloverdale to Oakland Airport is approximately a 90 miles distance and the drive from Southern California to this destination is approximately 450 miles, taking over 7 hours. When you arrive in Cloverdale "where wine country meets the redwoods," wine tasting, boating, canoeing, fishing, hiking, and hot air balloon rides are but a few of the things you want to enjoy.

 

Situated next to the border of Mendocino County, Cloverdale California sits near the Russian River and Lake Sonoma, both of which are popular for fishing, canoeing, swimming and camping. Cloverdale enjoys Sonoma's warmest microclimate and offers a lifestyle second to none. With a population of only 6,200, residents enjoy miles of quiet country roads that meander through vineyards, forest and small towns. We invite you to come and explore the beauty of Northern Sonoma County at the foothills of the Northern California Wine Country.

Wine tasting in Sonoma County is extremely popular because of the quality and quantity of wineries to tour (nearly 40).  Sebastiani, Kenwood, Ravenswood,  Domaine Carneros and Chateau St. Jean are some recognized names.

 

Cloverdale was named for the fields of clover that settlers discovered in the mid-1800's. Mr. & Mrs. Markle hoped to set up a store with a partner along the pack-trail between Ukiah and Humbolt County where lumber was plentiful in redwood country.

 

Today you can learn about the history of this area though a wonderful Cloverdale museum operated by the Cloverdale Historical Society. Located in the Gould-Shaw House, you'll find many artifacts and remnants of days gone by to read about and explore. In addition to the museum operations, the historical society also sponsors an annual fiddle contest that draws visitors from around the country, if not the globe. Truly a family event with old-fashioned fun, it has become so popular that it was recently expanded from one day to two.  It is usually held in late January.

 

Gould-Shaw House is listed on the National Historic Register, visit the museum at 215 North Cloverdale Blvd., Cloverdale, CA  cloverdalehistoricalsociety.org

 

Cloverdale events are great fun, enjoyed in the old-fashioned community atmosphere locals love. Cloverdale Citrus Fair, Old Time Fiddle Contest, Black Bart Festival and an Artists Competition are a few of the many activities and special events visitors may want to experience.

 

Nearby cities include Ukiah (28 miles), known as the gateway to the redwoods and Clearlake situated on a beautiful lake full of fishing, boating and recreational opportunities. The beach and Sonoma Coast is approximately one hour west and Santa Rosa to the south. 

 

 

 

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