About Haydon Street Inn & Owners
Haydon Street Inn is a stunning 1912 Queen Anne Victorian boutique hotel in the friendly, picturesque town of Healdsburg in Sonoma County, California.
Just a short walk away is Healdsburg’s historic Plaza with dozens of boutiques, cafés, art and antique galleries, acclaimed restaurants and lively wine-tasting rooms.
History of Haydon Street Inn
Back in 1912, Andrew and Rose Passalaqua picked Haydon Street to build a family home with a covered wrap-around curved porch, a popular Victorian design touch. Andrew, who moved from St. Louis, to open a grocery store in Healdsburg, lived here with Rose and their two sons for years. After he was gone, this was Rose’s home until the 1940s.
The house then changed hands and for a time it was a convent for the Irish nuns who taught at St. John’s Catholic School nearby.
In 1983, the new owners of the property decided to convert it into a inn. They discovered beautiful fir floors under linoleum and lovingly restored them. Then they filled the home with antiques to evoke its early history. “Haydon House” opened for business in 1984.
About the Owners
We purchased the inn in May 2006, to fulfill our dream of owning our own business and living in beautiful Sonoma County.
For 12 years John had been the executive chef at Churchill Downs in Louisville, KY, cooking for Ronald Reagan, George Bush, Burt Reynolds, Goldie Hawn, Rodney Dangerfield, Ozzy Osbourne and other celebrities. Keren’s had hospitality experience (Palmer House Hilton – Chicago) and had done administrative work in law, insurance, and consulting.
We discovered that all our skills, and more, are being put to good use here. Come share in our delicious slice of California history.
John Harasty and Keren Colsten – Owners