Fall is one of those great times of year to visit the Featherbed Railroad. The daytime temperatures still can hit the 80s with night temperatures dropping down into the low 50s - perfect snuggling temperature. You drive around and smell the wineries crushing grapes which is such a beautiful perfume in the air. It's funny to think of even writing such a post because when I lived in Southern California there were two seasons - summer and not summer. That was it.
With this Fall business we get to do things like go in corn mazes at the local farm, watch the vineyards change from a lush green to an incredible golden rust color. It's really pretty. While our summer availability is pretty tight, we've got plenty of rooms available in the Fall - even weekend reservations are usually no problem.
But even though it's easy to find a room, there is a still huge amount of activity. That activity comes from the birds who are on their way South for warmer climes as they know that temperatures will be dropping eventually. Since they don't have newly-refurbished air conditioners and heaters and warm snuggly beds they have to follow the weather, we can stay behind and light fires in the fireplace and in the fire pit and enjoy this time of year and the cooler temperatures that are coming.
And speaking of activity the tasting rooms are all open for business, with smaller off-season staffs which means you're even more likely to encounter the winemaker at this time of year. Talk about speaking with the boss! With fewer people picking through the antique stores, you'll almost be assured to finding some sort of treasure that just might fill the trunk of your car. This time of year it's ever more likely that there will be an antique sitting in our own garage waiting for a guest to return to pick it up because they brought too small a car. And, yes, we'll pick up that item and hold it - that's one of the reasons we have a pickup and a trailer, but everybody in a rural place like this has at least one of each of those things.
This is also the time of year when cameras get such a huge amount of work snapping pictures of the beautiful color spectrum that nature puts on. Our Japanese Maple trees are turning a beautiful shade of red and the vineyards are almost indescribable. Your eyes will be thrilled with the sights.
So grab your camera, your traveling companion and your sense of adventure, go on line and make your reservation and don't forget to use the coupon code "Best Rate" to get Fall Savings on your room stay with us. Sure, we might post a few more pictures here of fall's glorious color show but there's nothing like seeing it in person.
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