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Discover Small Town Charm And Celebrity Glam In Geyserville

May 6, 2012 11:34 PM

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Reporting Kim Wonderley

Discover small town charm mixed with celebrity glitz in Geyserville. Sip, take a dip and discover your inner movie buff at Francis Ford Coppola’s newest compound. See where Lady Gaga likes to eat when she’s in town. Chat up the locals, including the family that’s kept the town store running for more than a century. Geyserville will leave you gushing.

Geyserville Mud Expresso and Coffee
21001 Geyserville Ave
Geyserville, CA 95441
(707)237-1771
www.geyservillemud.com

The folks at Geyservill Mud Expresso and Coffee believe coffee is like a glass of wine — every one is special. Stop by and savor a cup.

Geyserville Vintage
20980 Geyserville Ave
Geyserville, CA 95441
(707)857-GIFT

Geyserville Vintage is a gift collective. Here you’ll find 1500 square feet of old and new collectibles — vintage lingerie, ‘mantiques’ (aka ‘old stuff for guys), even bikes.’ Alexander Valley Bikes co-habits the space. You can rent a bike, or or have your own repaired and tuned-up.

Catelli’s Restaurant
21047 Geyserville Ave
Geyserville, CA 95441
(707)857-3471
www.mycatellis.comThree generations of the Catelli family have owned and operated this restaurant. The result is a menu with favorites from the 1930s through the milleneum – like the 10-layer lasagna, and the meatball sliders. Bring at autograph book. Famous folks like Oprah and Lady Gaga have been spotted digging in here.

Route 128 Winery
21079 Geyserville Ave #2
Geyserville, CA 95441
(707)696-0004
www.route128winery.comNamed after the Main Street through town, Route 128 Winery is a former auto repair shop. Owners Pete and Lorna Opatz are a modern day Mom & Pop winery — they grow it, bottle it and pop the cork for you personally.

Lake Sonoma
www.lakesonoma.com

Lake Sonoma is a 10 minute drive from Geyserville. You’ll find archery, horseback riding, biking and some 47 miles of beautiful trails.

Bosworth & Son General Merchandise
21060 Geyserville Ave
Geyserville, CA 95441
(707)857-3463
www.bosworthandson.com

Bosworth and Son General Merchandise has been here since 1911 when they sold drygoods, groceries and served as the town mortuary. Today, they sell feed, menswear and hardware.

Francis Ford Coppola Winery
Rustic Restaurant
300 Via Archimedes
Geyserville, CA 95441
(707)857-1485
www.franciscoppolawinery.com

Owned by film director Francis Ford Coppola, this restaurant and winery are just a fraction of what you can do here. There’s a gorgeous pool with private cabanas for rent, and a free movie gallery with memorabilia from The Godfather, and other Coppola classics.

Diavola Pizzeria Salumeria
21021 Geyserville Ave
Geyserville, CA 95441
(707)814-0111
www.diavolapizzeria.com

Diavola means ‘she-devil’ in Italian. This pizzaria she-devilishly good. The chefs use local ingredients and recipes that have been proven through centuries. Check out their house-cured salumi and sausages, fresh pastas, and the authentic Italian pizzas fresh from the wood-burning pizza oven.

Hope-Merrill & Hope-Bosworth B&Bs
21253 Geyserville Avenue
Geyserville, CA 95441
(707) 857-3356
(800)825-4233
www.hope-inns.com

The Hope-Merrill and Hope-Bosworth Bed and Breakfast Inns are charming reminders of Geyserville’s early days. The current owners purchased them in 1980 and have brought back to their former Victorian elegance. Even the wallpapers and trim have been duplicated as exquisite examples of the period.

Ready for your next adventure? Head over to Eye on the Bay’s Travel & Outdoors section and discover the best of the Bay.

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