About the Inn
Haydon Street Inn
is a stunning 1912 Queen Anne Victorian bed-and breakfast in the
friendly, picturesque town of Healdsburg in Sonoma County, Calif.
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
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.
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