Cherry Hill Bed & Breakfast Inn, a boutique B & B, was built on Galland Street at the top of Cherry Hill/Brewster Hill in Petaluma's Old Town in 1897, originally as a birthing hospital by Dr. Galland. We are a short 7 minute walk through the Brewster Hill Victorians to the center of Old Town Petaluma where you can enjoy many antique stores, boutiques, wine bars and superlative restaurants including Waterstreet Bistro, Cucina Paradiso, Speakeasy (open until 1 AM), and many other fine choices. Lagunitas Brewery is a 5 minute drive across town and they not only have brewery tours, but live music Wednesday-Sunday at 4:20 with good pub food to compliment a complete lineup of their 10-12 beers of the month.

Petaluma is situated 30 minutes from everywhere you want to go in Northern California, from the Napa, Sonoma and Alexander Valleys, to the beaches of Dillon, Bodega Bay, Pt. Reyes, Bolinas, Inverness, and Tomales, spectacular West Marin dairy land like McAvoy Ranch, to a fabulous ride on San Francisco Bay to the San Francisco Ferry Building from Larkspur Landing Ferry Terminal in Marin County. It’s just a short hop to all these places.

Kathy Mason Lerner, the owner, is an internationally renown Pleine-Air oil painter and colorist, whose paintings have been shown in museums and galleries across the US, including The National Academy of Art in New York City, the De Young Museum, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, along with many others. She has been painting for almost 40 years, is the protégé of Wolf Kahn, and has taught painting and color workshops in Taos and Santa Fe, New Mexico among other places. You can see her work at: