Glen Ellen might only be home to just over 700 people but it has the rich culture of a much bigger place. The town is the location of Jack London State Historic Park, the Sonoma Valley Regional Park and was once the place writer and journalist Hunter S. Thompson called home.
The town is located 6 miles northwest of the city of Sonoma and is also the home of a numerous list of world-class restaurants, wineries and vineyards.
Gen Ellen’s wine country charm is hard to beat. The Fig Café & Wine Bar, by famous cookbook author Sondra Bernstein, is home to some of the best country French home cooking you can find. The Glen Ellen Inn Oyster Grill & Martini Bar is also known for its iconic French twist. Glen Ellen mixes the most sophisticated international cuisine with the best of local flavors.
The city is famous for being the last home of Jack London, writer and author of “Call of the Wild”, who resided here until his death in 1916. His Beauty Ranch has since been turned into the 39-acre Jack London State Historic Park and is a must see all year around, especially in summer.
Glen Ellen’s mild climate makes it a prime location for growing award-winning grapes, making it a top spot for world-class wineries and anyone looking to enjoy the wine country lifestyle.