The small rural town of Kenwood is located 20 minutes from Santa Rosa and sits at the foot of the Sugarloaf Mountains in a region known as the “Valley of the Moon”. It is an unincorporated town (Population: 1,028 – 2010 Census) and is home to premium wineries, European-style resorts, local restaurants, shops, tasting rooms, and a historic railway station known as the Kenwood Depot.
The 5 acre Kenwood Plaza Park is the center of the residential community with a healthy balance of full-time residents, vacation homes, and weekend guests. The town has one elementary school and several churches.
Kenwood is surrounded by State and Regional parks, offering an abundance of outdoor activities. With its stunning beauty, it offers miles of hiking and biking trails with sweeping views all the way to San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge. Sugarloaf State Park is also the home of the Robert Ferguson Observatory open to the public for new moon stargazing.
Kenwood offers a range of lodging including bed and breakfast inns, vacation rentals, and winery cottages, and is host to some of the Sonoma Valley’s premier 5-star hotels. The Kenwood Inn & Spa, a Mediterranean villa-style resort, consistently receives awards from Conde Nast Traveler and other travel publications.