Howard Station Cafe: Nourishing the Community

Howard Station Cafe, rooted in the history of Occidental and the adventurous spirit of “Dutch Bill” Howard, embraces a mission to serve healthy, organic ingredients and provide comfort through delicious food. Howard’s commitment to using organic ingredients extends to all aspects of the menu, with a focus on supporting local businesses and creating a strong community support system.

Altamont General Store: Embracing Farm-to-Table Roots

Altamont General Store embodies a rich history shaped by the North Pacific Railroad, logging, and Italian settlers. Owners and visionaries Jenay and Andzia Hofftin bring their passion for gathering, celebrating, and farm-to-table dining to life. Their journey began on the Altamont Family Farm, just 4 miles west of Occidental, where fertile land and diverse forests yield organic produce to nourish the community. From hosting world-class yogis at a communal table to cultivating organic bounty, Altamont General Store embodies a commitment to wholesome, locally sourced ingredients and creating a welcoming space for all.

Hazel: A Culinary Haven in Occidental

Jim and Michele Wimborough, seasoned chefs from renowned Bay Area kitchens, realized their dream of opening a restaurant in the small town of Occidental, where they now call home with their son, Graham. Committed to using local, seasonal, and sustainable ingredients, Hazel’s menu showcases rustic, Mediterranean-inspired cuisine crafted in wood-fired ovens. Michele’s pastry expertise shines through a delightful array of sweets, from fresh fruit shortcakes to creamy pot de crème and an assortment of cookies and cakes. Named after Jim’s great-grandmother, Hazel embodies a legacy of passionate cooking and generous hospitality, welcoming guests with warmth and culinary delights.

The Inn at Occidental: Your Sonoma Wine Country Escape

We believe in the power of nature to heal and rejuvenate. Whether you’re immersed in a massage or practicing mindfulness in our meditation garden, allow yourself to connect with the natural rhythms of the earth, such as the tranquil movements of the koi fish in our Japanese garden pond or the rustling of leaves in the breeze. And for those seeking the ultimate relaxation experience, we’ve partnered with the Inn at Occidental to offer the exclusive Inn & Spa Package. Enhance your visit with luxurious spa services at Osmosis Day Spa, paired with a stay at the charming Inn at Occidental. Indulge in warm hospitality, delicious breakfasts, and fine dining while savoring the essence of wine country. Call 707-874-1047 to reserve your superb relaxation experience at The Inn at Occidental, starting at just $479 for two people, available Sunday through Thursday until Sept 30, 2024.

Occidental Community Farmer’s Market: Supporting Local Producers

At the Thursday evening Occidental Community Farmers’ Market this redwood ringed town center comes alive with a warm community convening, music and celebration. Shoppinglocal means directly supporting farmers, makers, chefs, and artists who share their gifts with the community. This collaborative platform fosters food security, a regenerative economy, and mutual recognition between producers and consumers. This exceptionally charming market is just too much fun to miss if you are anywhere near Occidental on a Thursday night.. Thursday’s 4 to 8 mid May to October.

Sonoma Canopy Tours: Soaring Among the Redwoods

In addition to their popular zip-line tours, experience the magic of the redwoods with Sonoma Canopy Tours’ unique overnight treehouse stay and eco tour. Traverse fourteen zip-lines, spanning over a mile, and navigate two spiral staircases and eight sky bridges, all while being immersed in the breathtaking forest views. Led by knowledgeable guides from Alliance Redwoods, this adventure also includes a guided hike, gourmet dinner, and breakfast, ensuring memories that will last a lifetime amidst the ancient redwood ecosystem.

Bohemian Market: Your Destination for Natural Picnic Supplies

Bohemian Market offers a delightful selection of natural and organic groceries, exceptional produce, and deli items, making it the perfect stop for grabbing picnic supplies. Whether you’re seeking artisanal cheeses, fresh produce, or prepared deli items, Bohemian Market provides everything you need for a memorable outdoor meal surrounded by Sonoma County’s beauty.