Check In: Single Thread
The long-awaited farm-driven restaurant and inn in downtown Healdsburg, Single Thread, is finally taking reservations for its five thoughtfully appointed on-site guest rooms for diners looking to extend their 11-course tasting menu into an overnight stay–a must for those looking to fully experience Kyle and Katina Connaughton’s legendary hospitality. “Single Thread is meant to be an extension of Kyle and Katina’s home,” says general manager David Sisler. “And while we’re obviously here to serve our guests, the hope is that we feel more like friends.” Firmly rooted in Japanese principles and traditions surrounding food and service, Single Thread leaves no detail to chance. Designed by San Francisco firm Avroko, rooms feature custom furniture, heated floors, Japanese toilets, Matouk linens, Ratio pour-over coffeemakers and Teforia‘s state-of-the-art tea brewing system. A delicate balance of old and new, rooms are decorated with vases made by eighth-generation master potters from Japan (who also crafted the restaurant’s donabe clay pots and dishware) and Jiangme Wu’s onion flower-shaped paper lanterns, and provide individual iPad-controlled WiFi that powers in-room devices. When guests wake up each morning, they will be treated to a choice of Japanese breakfast or eggs and vegetables fresh from the nearby farm.