Purpose, Passion, Productivity Retreat
for Women Entrepreneurs & Leaders

California Wine Country 2014

November 6-9, 2014


Retreat Logistics

the_town_200x165.jpgSetting ~ Geyserville, CA

Enjoy a beautiful setting of rolling hills, verdant vineyards and mountain vistas just 75 miles north of San Francisco in the charming small town of Geyserville, CA. Geyserville is quite the little treasure! Known as the “wine capital of Sonoma Valley,” Geyserville offers fabulous food, exquisite wines, and a friendly relaxed small town feeling. It’s main street, Geyserville Avenue, has wine tasting rooms, family-owned restaurants, the Geyserville Mud coffee shop, a local deli and a general store. The town is at the crossroads of world-class wineries, and yet manages to avoid a touristy crowded feeling. Geyserville is  the epitome of small town authentic Wine Country charm.

Venue – The Geyserville Inn

Tucked amidst the picturesque vineyards and mountains of Sonoma County’s Alexander Valley, The Geyserville Inn is the quintessential Northern California Wine Country getaway and the only area hotel located in a vineyard. Locally owned and operated by two generations of Christensen family members, the Inn blends all the comfort and elegance of a contemporary boutique hotel with the intimacy, warmth and unhurried ambiance of a rustic bed and breakfast.

GeyseervilleInnAn affordable alternative to the more expensive Healdsburg and Napa Valley Hotels, The Geyserville Inn boasts 38 guest rooms and 3 suites with views of the pool or neighboring vineyards.

Located next door to the Inn, the Inn’s signature dining spot, the award-winning Geyserville Grille, is a cherished Sonoma landmark for over a century. This beautifully restored Craftsman-style bungalow showcases authentic California Wine Country cuisine coupled with an extensive selection of local vintages to pair with any dish. It was just recently renovated and boasts a new gorgeous bar, outdoor seating areas, and remodeled interior spaces.

At this carefully chosen venue, you will enjoy:

  • SC_0454_poolPeaceful setting in small town in Sonoma Valley located amidst vineyards with views of the Myacamas Mountains.
  • Charming (but affordable!) guest room options, including rooms with a fireplace and balcony with a view of the vineyards, mountains or pool area.
  • A luxurious terry cloth robe in your room to relax in!
  • Outdoor heated hot tub, and a non-heated swimming pool (more for looks than swimming in November!).
  • Beautiful grounds with picnic tables, gazebo, outdoor patio with fountain and heat lamps, decks, pool area, grass areas, etc.
  • Onsite newly-renovated Wine Country cuisine restaurant, The Geyserville Grille, for some of our meals.
  • Free onsite parking.
  • Free coffee and tea available in the lobby and through your in-room coffee maker.

The retreat is all inclusive except for lodging, transportation to the Inn, alcoholic beverages at meals (note: the meet and greet wine reception and winery tasting are included!) and optional activities such as spa treatments and the “Dessert Crawl.”

Reserving Your Lodging

DSC_0414Wine Country is popular, so reserve your room immediately to ensure there is space! Also, prices are subject to change so the earlier you lock in the affordable rate, the better.

Please call Liat Pardini, Director of Sales for the Geyserville Inn directly at (707) 653-5428 and mention the Purpose, Passion, Productivity Retreat.

The room rates are very reasonable, so you can treat yourself to a private room! Remember, this is a retreat after all, so enjoy the escape from everyday life and pamper yourself.

  • Queen Deluxe Room = average nightly rate of $135.66 per night + 11% occupancy tax
  • Double Deluxe Room (only one available!) = average nightly rate of $155.66 per night + 11% occupancy tax
  • King Deluxe Room with balcony and fireplace = average nightly rate of $155.66 per night + 11% occupancy tax

Please note that the Geyserville Inn check-in time is 3:00 p.m. and check-out time is 11:00 a.m. Guests arriving prior to 3:00 p.m. will be able to store their luggage until rooms become available. Likewise, guests departing after 11:00 a.m. can arrange to store their luggage with the front desk staff.

NOTE: If you are budget conscious, and would like to share the cost of a room with another attendee, act fast! As this is an Inn, there are limited double rooms available, and only one is left for the dates of this retreat. Also, the Inn will be happy to bring a rollaway bed into any room on a complimentary basis. Just mention that you would like a rollaway bed when you reserve. Of course, if you have a close friend or family member that is also attending, you are welcome to share a king size bed together! But if you need to find a roommate, you can post on our private Facebook group that youll have access to once you register, or let us know you are looking for a roommate, and we will try to match two of you up.

Extend Your Stay

IMG_1004Come early to explore, unwind, and get ready for this fabulous experience. Or enjoy time after the retreat to bask in the afterglow of this transformational experience and soak up even more of all that Wine Country has to offer. If you choose to come early or stay after the retreat to enjoy more time in this fabulous setting, let The Geyserville Inn know the additional dates needed to ensure that you can extend your lodging. Or consider relocating to a different area of Wine Country. If that interests you, let us know and we will be happy to share some Wine Country resources for your extended stay!

The retreat, meals and excursions are for attendees only (and only for women!). However, you are welcome to bring a spouse, partner or family member to share your lodging with you, and enjoy time together before or after the retreat begins.

Transportation & Directions

The Geyserville Inn
21714 Geyserville Ave
Geyserville, CA 95441
(707) 857-4343


Located just 75 miles north of San Francisco and convenient to Napa-Mendocino Route 128, The Geyserville Inn is tucked between the Dry Creek and Alexander Valleys. This serene and beautiful inn, encircled by the mountains and vineyards of Sonoma County, is perfectly placed for a relaxing getaway.

There are several means of transportation to get to the retreat that we have outlined below. Once you register, you will have access to our private Facebook group and can try to find attendees to travel with for all or part of the way.

By Car: Directions from the San Francisco area by car can be found on the Inn’s website at http://www.geyservilleinn.com/contact-us-en.html. Parking is free at the Inn.

By Air: There are several airports to fly into, such as San Francisco Airport, Sacramento Airport and Oakland Airport. We recommend you fly into San Francisco Airport (SFO), which is approximately 75 miles south of Geyserville. http://www.flysfo.com From there, you can take a shuttle bus, coordinate transportation with one of the local attendees that may be driving from that area, or rent a car.

By Shuttle Bus: For those flying into San Francisco Airport, we recommend you book a shuttle using Airport Express, which drops you off at Sonoma County Airport in Santa Rosa, about 15-20 minutes away from the Inn. Airport Express is an upscale shuttle bus that costs $34 each way, has free Wifi, and leaves every hour (check online for the latest accurate information). The trip to Sonoma takes approximately 2 hours, but is a beautiful ride through gorgeous landscape and the shuttle buses are clean and comfortable. Book directly at http://airportexpressinc.com.

We will try to coordinate pick ups on Thursday November 9, the day of arrival, from Santa Rosa (where the shuttle drops you off) to transport you to the Inn. Hopefully, we will be able to accommodate everyone but it depends on time of arrival and how many local cars we will have available. We will share additional means of transportation from Santa Rosa at a later date if we determine that many of you need to get to the Inn from  there.

If you have any additional questions about transportation, please let us know. We are happy to help! Email my Online Business Manager, Deb, at Deborah@LisaMontanaro.com.