About the Inn
An intimate Wine Country Bed and Breakfast inn, the Haydon Street
Inn is located in the friendly, picturesque Sonoma County town of
Healdsburg -- on secluded tree-shaded grounds in a quiet residential
neighborhood. You'll feel at home in this Queen Anne Victorian, built
at the turn of the century. Relax in one of our antique furnished
parlors, on the curving front porch--complete with rockers and a porch
swing, or to the sound of falling water in our colorful, award-winning gardens.
Just a short walk away is the historic town plaza with dozens
of fine boutiques, antique shops, and acclaimed restaurants.
Haydon Street Inn History
Andrew and Rose Passalaqua built their family home on Haydon Street in 1912,
at the height of the industrial revolution. The home was designed with a
covered wrap-around curved porch, a popular Victorian theme of the era.
Andrew also included many Craftsman features that were considered more
functional, in tune with the conservation of natural resources. Andrew came
from St. Louis to open a grocery store in Healdsburg. He lived at 321
Haydon Street with his wife and two sons. His wife, Rose, continued to live
in the home until the 1940s.
The home was then sold and used for various purposes, most notably, a
convent for the Irish teaching nuns from nearby St. John's Catholic School.
In 1983, the property was purchased to convert into a bed and breakfast inn.
Fine fir floors were discovered hiding under linoleum and lovingly restored.
The home was filled with antiques to fit the turn of the century theme,
bathrooms were added, and "Haydon House" was opened for business in 1984.
John Harasty and Keren Colsten purchased the inn in May 2006, to fulfill their dream
to own their own business and live in beautiful Sonoma County. John was the
executive chef at Churchill Downs in Louisville, KY for 12
years. During John's career, he has cooked for celebrity notables
such as Ronald Reagan, George Bush, Burt Reynolds, Goldie Hawn, Rodney
Dangerfield, Yul Brynner, Ozzy Osbourne, to name a few. Keren's background includes hospitality
(Palmer House Hilton) and
administrative work in law, insurance, and management consulting. They are
settled into the Healdsburg community and are both wonderful resources
for your questions about wineries,
restaurants and local merchants. Come visit and share in this exciting history.
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