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Horseback Riding

9825 Sonoma Highway 
Kenwood, CA 95452 (707) 887-8700 
Traverse through the beautiful countryside of the Sonoma Valley. Guided horseback rides are offered at the Kunde Family Estate Winery in Kenwood as well as at three different State Parks – Jack London, Sugar Loaf or Bothe – depending on the season. Choose from a scenic 1-2 hour ride, a 2-1/2 hour lunch ride and the Mountain Top Tasting Ride Combo. Group and private rides are available and prices begin around $70 per person. Shoes with closed toe and heel are required. Visit for details.

Bike Rides or "Sip N' Cycle"

Owners of Orchard homes enjoy complimentary bike rentals on a first-come, first-served basis. Stop in and we will provide you with maps so you can explore the Carneros region, and you can even turn it into your very own sip n' cycle by popping into some of our neighboring wineries. If you prefer, guided Sip N' Cycle tours are a fun and unique way to experience Wine Country. Each tour can be customized to include a hike into the hills, a stop or two at various wineries, and varying degrees of riding difficulty. The tour guide will provide intriguing information about the Valley, bring you up to speed on wine jargon, and give additional facts about the area's history. The price is typically about $125 per person for a full-day tour including lunch. We suggest Getaway Adventures, ( or Napa Valley Bike Tours (

Hot Air Balloon Rides

There is no better way to capture the beauty of Carneros than to fly right over it! Early morning hot air balloon flights are the perfect way to start your day. You will be picked up from your Orchard home (between 6 and 8 a.m. depending on the time of year), taken for an hour flight over the Valley, then served a champagne brunch before your return to The Orchard. The price is around $210 per person. Visit for more information.

Additional nearby outdoor activities include the following:

      ▪   Bike Riding
      ▪   Bi-Plane Rides
      ▪   Boating, Canoeing, Kayaking
      ▪   Golf
      ▪   Helicopter Rides
      ▪   Hiking
      ▪   Historical Sites
      ▪   Horseback Riding
      ▪   Hot Air Ballooning
      ▪   Hot Springs
      ▪   Jogging
      ▪   Picnicking
      ▪   Sightseeing Tours
      ▪   Stargazing
      ▪   Tennis

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The di Rosa Art & Nature Preserve
5200 Carneros Highway
Napa, CA 94559 
(707) 226-5991
The di Rosa Art & Nature Preserve, located less than a mile from The Orchard Homes, offers one- and two-hour guided discovery tours of one of the most significant collections of San Francisco Bay Area art in the world. The Preserve houses approximately 2,000 works of art by 800 artists in an idyllic vineyard setting.

Cornerstone Festival of Gardens
23570 Arnold Drive
Sonoma, CA 95476
 (707) 933-3010
Cornerstone Gardens at Cornerstone Place offers the first gallery-style garden exhibit in the United States. For art and garden enthusiasts who are rarely afforded a chance to see the work of leading landscape architects and garden designers, the series of walk-through gardens showcases new and innovative designs from the world’s finest landscape architects and gardeners.

Scientopia Discovery Center
1785 Tanen Street 
Napa, CA 94559 
(707) 259-1559
A wonderful place for families to play and explore together, Scientopia is an interactive discovery center for children ages 1-12 years old. It features imaginative play spaces, interactive exhibits, hands-on science, recycle arts and crafts area, educational toys, indoor lunch area, birthday parties, toy shop and outdoor children’s garden. Located just 15 minutes from The Orchard. Note that children must be accompanied by a guardian.

Playground Fantastico
429 Montecito Boulevard
Napa, CA 94559
 (707) 224-1074
Playground Fantastico in Napa is a large, modern playground complex built by volunteers from all over the Napa Valley. Kids love playing on the swings and exploring the towers - low tech but lots of fun!

Train Town
20264 Broadway 
Sonoma, CA 95478 
(707) 938-3912
Travel back in time with Train Town Rail Road Rides as you ride a steam train through 10 acres of wooded park with a petting zoo as well as an old-fashioned Carousel and Ferris wheel. Open throughout the year (Winter schedule - Saturdays and Sundays only).

Vintage Aircraft Co.
23982 Arnold Drive, 
Sonoma, CA 95476
 (707) 938-2444
Vintage Aircraft offers aerial tours of the Sonoma Valley in restored vintage bi-planes or Warbirds. Fly over world-renowned vineyards and the majestic Pacific Coast line. 20, 40 and 60 minute flights available starting at $175 per person. 

Additional nearby indoor activities include the following:

      ▪   Art Galleries
      ▪   Cooking Classes & Demonstrations
      ▪   Movies & Theaters
      ▪   Museums
      ▪   Music 
      ▪   Valley Restaurants

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For those that enjoy a round of golf before relaxing by the pool or heading off for an afternoon of wine tastings, The Orchard Homes enjoy the most convenient location to the best courses in the region. There are six courses within 20 minutes, and each offers a completely unique experience.

Eagle Vines Golf Club is the newest addition to the robust Wine Country golf scene. Carved into the rolling hills and adjacent to the Chardonnay golf course, Eagle Vines was designed by World Golf Hall of Fame member Johnny Miller. Many find this to be one of the more visually rewarding courses in the area as it winds through oak trees, bubbling creeks, and picturesque vineyards. (10 minutes from the Resort)

The Chardonnay Golf Club was the original Carneros golf course and offers 18 holes of championship golf to challenge players of all skill levels. The track is the one local course that runs almost completely through the vines - 150 acres of Chardonnay and Merlot vineyards - as well as lakes, seasonal creek crossings, and heritage oaks. (10 minutes from the Resort)

Hiddenbrooke Golf Club is a world-class championship golf course designed by renowned golfer Arnold Palmer. This is one of the more challenging courses in the region, especially when the wind is up. Low handicap players will find this a genuine reward. Hiddenbrooke offers challenging elevation changes as well as excellent course conditions, and every hole features at least five sets of tees. (20 minutes from the Resort)

Silverado Golf Resort is the work of Robert Trent Jones, Jr, and includes two courses, each in the distinctive style of their architect. Here are two 18’s that meander along seasonal streams and beneath giant spreading oaks, a setting that is surely one of the most beautiful in the region. The legendary clubhouse and grounds make any outing to Silverado memorable. (15 minutes from the Resort)

Sonoma National Golf Club is a bit of a hidden gem best known to locals. The course is a classic layout, long, true to the origins of the game. Recently restored to its original intentions, purists of the game will find the course challenging and rewarding. The course is located just north of old Sonoma town on Arnold Drive. (20 minutes from the Resort)