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About Haydon Street Inn & Owners

healdsburg lodging - bed and breakfast with beautiful gardensHaydon Street Inn is a stunning 1912 Queen Anne Victorian bed-and breakfast in the friendly, picturesque town of Healdsburg in Sonoma County, California.

Our secluded tree-shaded grounds in a quiet residential neighborhood offer a variety of ways to spend your time. As one of our guests wrote; “Shall I enjoy the front porch swing, put my feet by the fire pit, or chat with the other guests over wonderful snacks at each evenings’ wine tasting?”

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 bed and breakfast 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.

haydon street inn owners john & keren, healdsburg bed and breakfast - walk to town

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

HEALDSBURG CALIFORNIA

Ahh, Healdsburg …where to start.

Just 65 hours north of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge, the town of Healdsburg has become a crown jewel of California’s Wine Country. Small, friendly and sophisticated, it has a unique mix of European flair and small-town Americana.

Visitors are awed by giant redwoods downtown and the lazy Russian River embracing historic neighborhoods. Downtown shops, galleries, outdoor eateries and the Plaza – which is the town’s heart – make for great people-watching and unexpected discoveries.

The fabulous wineries of the Dry Creek, Alexander, and Russian River Valleys – California’s prime grape-growing regions – are only a few minutes away by car or bicycle. A favorite daytrip is tasting wines and enjoying a picnic overlooking the beautiful, serene vineyards surrounding Healdsburg. It’s no wonder Sonoma County is called the Tuscany of California!

The Healdsburg area is also well known for world-class restaurants, great bicycling and hot-air ballooning, plus swimming, kayaking, canoeing and fishing at the Russian River and Lake Sonoma.

In the mood for a drive? Leisurely jaunts through breath-taking scenery will bring you to ocean beaches, old-growth redwood forests, farmers markets seemingly everywhere, Mendocino County and the Napa Valley.

Come check it out for yourself!