Camellia Inn - Healdsburg, California, 95448, United States
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March 28, 2014 - Now in Healdsburg

No April Fool’s! Camellia Inn is celebrating our 33rd year in business on April 1st. Look for tiny celebrations to come throughout the entire year. Some of our staff members have been with us for 25 years – and we couldn’t do it without them.

Camellia Inn co-founder Ray Lewand is still going strong at 85 – except for a bit of gout. He is planning his garden (flowers and veggies for the Inn), going to the gym regularly, and taking continuing education classes (the latest is on the Supreme Court). He stops by the Inn for breakfast several times a week, when he’s not watching sports or history on TV (March madness anyone?!).

Lucy took a Facebook class this week so she’ll be trying to post more regularly – if you haven’t yet “liked” our page please do so, the recipes alone are worth it.

The Weekend Sherpa website had some great spring activities for our area. Here is what they said: “Healdsburg may be best known for Michelin-rated restaurants and 90-point wines, but there’s another side to this wine country burg! Get there this spring for some hiking, biking, and beachside lounging. Wine and beer tastings included!” Log onto their site for all the details on spring day trip ideas to Dry Creek, Simi Winery, Memorial Beach and more.

Celtic music groupies: we still have space at our April 10th concert here at the Inn. Join us for an evening of traditional and modern folk music. Alan Reid and Rob van Sante of Battlefield Band fame will perform. Gather at 7:00 p.m.; music starts at 7:30 p.m. $20 includes music, beverage and dessert. Call us at the Inn for reservations, at 707-433-8182.

In honor of our anniversary, how about a throwback recipe to the 1970s – Shrimp Quiche. It’s still an easy and good brunch or spring dinner recipe.

Shrimp Quiche


Your favorite deep dish pie crust
1 egg
½ lb. fresh shrimp (small, cocktail size – not prawns)
1 Tbsp flour
½ cup mayonnaise
2 Tbsp green onions, chopped
½ cup milk
8 oz grated swiss cheese

Beat egg. Add mayo and whip well. Blend in flour and add milk. Whip well again. Blend in the remaining ingredients. Pour into pie shell. Bake 45 minutes at 350 degrees. Cool for 15 minutes before cutting. (Note: if frozen pie crust is used, bake it 10 minutes before filling.)

Camellia Inn
211 North St.
Healdsburg, California, 95448, United States
Call: 707-433-8182


Welcome to the Camellia Inn

The Camellia Inn in Sonoma County is a peaceful place for your next visit to California’s wine country. Set in the quiet charm of Healdsburg, our bed and breakfast features nine rooms that are beautifully appointed to make your stay comfortable and welcoming. You’ll love our eclectic blend of antique furnishing, first-class mattresses and bedding, plus just enough modern technology, too. Traveling with a group? We also have five off-site apartments and cottages suitable for traveling couples or small families. At the Camellia Inn, your comfort is our priority. You’ll spend your days experiencing the beauty of Sonoma County, from wine tasting to hiking and golfing, you can relax comfortably when you return to the inn. Stroll the grounds and admire the 50 varieties of camellia plants that give the inn its name. Enjoy the villa-style swimming pool, or retire to your room and check the news on the iPad we’ve put there for you to use (we were the first in Sonoma County to offer this). High-quality mattresses and luxurious linens and duvets snuggle you in for a good night’s sleep, and when you awake, a sumptuous inn-prepared breakfast waits for you!