Washoe House


Washoe House
Stony Point and Roblar Road
Cotati, CA
Tel: 707 795 4544

Cotati, CA: A 19th-century roadhouse in Sonoma. With pie!

Washoe House

When's the last time you happened upon an actual roadhouse in California wine country?

Built in 1859, the Washoe House was built as a stagecoach station between Petaluma, Santa Rosa and Bodega. Passengers could stop for some restorative food and drink en route to their final destination. (You could even get a little extra something with your lunch when Washoe House operated briefly as a brothel.)

These days it's mostly a character-filled relic of a colorful past (albeit one that serves homemade pie). Order something from the diner-fare menu and look up: Patrons have been stapling dollar bills to the ceiling for almost as long as the joint's been jumping.

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