census-designated place in Sonoma County, California

Downtown Forestville

Forestville is a city in Sonoma County, Northern California. Set in the heart of "wine country", it is a small town with one major street running through it and no stoplights.

Get inEdit

The largest nearby airports are San Francisco International Airport (SFO IATA) and Oakland (OAK IATA). Horizon Air runs flights to the Charles Shultz airport (STS IATA) in Santa Rosa, with daily flights from Los Angeles, Seattle, Portland and Las Vegas. Driving there, most people use Highway 116.

Get aroundEdit

Driving around Forestville is the easiest mode of transit. Traffic is rarely busy, and parking is abundant. A car will allow you to explore the mostly rural, but beautiful areas. One should take care along Pocket Canyon, and Maribel Rd though, as logging trucks are known for speeding around the very tight turns.

Although there are no designated bike lanes in the town, it remains one of the most popular modes of transit. As always, be aware of transit on the busier routes, and do not leave your bicycle attended outside unless locked up.

Walking is a great way to see the small town, visit the coffee house, and few local shops. Downtown can be walked from one end to the other in about fifteen minutes.





Backyard, 6566 Front St, toll-free: +1 707 820-8445. Hours are seasonal. Fall hours: F M 11:30AM-9PM; Sa 9AM-9PM; Su 9AM-8PM; closed Tu-Th. Brunch Saturday and Sunday 9AM-3PM. Monday is "local's night" with live music from local musicians

  • Canneti Roadhouse Italiana, 6675 Front St, +1 707 887-1400. Tu-Th 5:30-9PM; F Sa 11:30AM-3PM and 5:30-9:30PM; Su 11:30AM-3PM and 5:30-8:30PM. During the summer, "Tuscan Wine Tastings" are Friday through Sunday, noon to 4:30PM.
  • Farmhouse Inn Restaurant, 7871 River Rd, +1 707 887-3300. Th-M 5:30-8:30PM. This has been a Michelin-starred restaurant since 2004, serving dinner only. The property where the restaurant is located also has luxury accomodations.
  • Tiny Town Cafe, 6544 Front St, +1 (707) 887-1400. Local coffeehouse with handmade pastries and a record player.
  • Twist Eatery, 6536 Front St, +1 707 820-8443. Tu-Sa 11AM-4PM. A small restaurant with quaint, nicely maintained, lush patio seating.


  • The Forestville Club, 6250 Front St, +1 707 887-2594. The only bar in town; live music on the weekends. Pool tables and a jukebox, too. Reopened in February 2019 after repairs to the 100-year-old building.


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