Baechtel Creek Inn & Spa
101 Gregory Lane
Willits, CA, United States
(707) 459-9063 | 800-459-9911

Current & Upcoming Things To Do!

Roots of Motive Power - Annual Steam Festival

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Roots of Motive Power - Annual Steam Festival featuring Timberworks Lumberjack Show  

                        September 6th & 7th

Come and join us for the Annual Roots of Motive Power Steam Festival.  BBQ in the park, Beer & Wine Reception, Classic Car Show, Steam Roller Printing and Free Steam Train Rides!    

There will be two Lumberjack shows - definitely exciting shows to see.  

420 East Commercial Street    Willits, CA   (next to the Mendocino County Museum)  

Mushroom, Wine & Beer Festival

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Join us November 7-16 for the 14th Annual Mushroom, Wine & Beer Festival, a celebration of the Mushroom, our county’s favorite fungi. Every year in late October, as the first rains start to fall, mushrooms flourish in abundance in Mendocino County, which is home to over 3,000 types of mushrooms. It’s the perfect place to sample and pick some of the 500 types of delicious edible mushrooms such as chanterelles, porcinis, morels, and hedgehogs, and even the extremely rare candy cap mushroom, a culinary treat with an intense maple syrup flavor, which grows only along the northern coast of California (and makes for delicious ice cream!).

We craft a myriad of events for your delight: mushroom, winemaker, and brewmaster dinners, mushroom exhibits, guided mushroom forays, wine and mushroom pairings, and much more! There’s even a Passport event that you can join in—visit wineries and breweries to enter a drawing for a Grand Prize!

Take your time to discover all that Mendocino County has to offer: gourmet restaurants, unique inns, picturesque villages, friendly wineries, outstanding breweries, majestic redwoods, and rugged seaside. Climb aboard the Beer, Wine & Mushroom Train, indulge yourself with a gourmet mushroom feast at an amazing winemaker or brewmaster dinner, then cozy up by the fire at the end of your perfect day in one of Mendocino County’s unique inns and rest up so you can start the next day with a cooking class, join a foraging adventure, attend a performance, take an art walk, or simply relax and do nothing at all.

Pizza in the Gardens!

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Pizza in the Garden at Barra Winery

1st & 3rd Thursday starting June 5, 2014

5:00-8:00 PM every 1st & 3rd Thursday!

Looking for a great spot to meet your friends after work? Don’t feel like cooking dinner? Beginning Thursday, June 5th, join us at BARRA of Mendocino Winery for "Pizza in the Garden" featuring the Pagan Fire Pizza Truck. Mitch and team will be on site selling their delicious wood fired pizzas and other tasty treats to be paired with BARRA of Mendocino wines. Non-alcoholic beverage options will also be available, so bring the whole family!

Mark your calendars for the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month throughout the summer from 5:00 pm-8:00 pm. Relax in our beautiful gardens, play some Bocce Ball on the lawn with friends, and let someone else do the cooking! Each week will feature different wines and specials so you can stock up for the weekend.

Look for the banner and stop by for an evening out with some great food, great wines, and a great local experience!

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Not JUST Cowboy Poetry & Apple Pie Throwdown
Saturday, September 13, 2014

The 2014 "Not JUST Cowboy Poetry and Apple Pie Throwdown" will be held at Emandal~A Farm on a River, 16500 Hearst P. O. Road, Willits, CA on September 13, 2014.

The event takes place on Saturday, September 13th. The concert starts at 3pm; however guests are encouraged to come early before the show to enjoy a day on the farm. 2pm is Open Mic; 2:30pm Apple Pie Tasting/Judging.

Many people like to go for swim in the Eel River, take a walk through the garden, or have a picnic lunch on the lawn. So bring the family and make a day of it!

This year Emandal is honored to host Juni Fisher, the first woman to be named WMAs Entertainer of the Year, and Jim and Karen Ross, actual 'cowboy' poets from the Sierra foothills near Jamestown, California.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Willits Public Library and Willits Daily Bread. And, a Silent Auction to benefit the Willits Senior Center!

While Emandal hosts this music event on their beautiful apple tree lawn, they also celebrate the bounty of fall fruit, with a little friendly competition in the form of an Apple Pie Throw Down. Last year they had 29 different pies to taste for the price of 5 bucks - with all proceeds going to the Willits Public Library. It is free to enter your pie in the Throw Down and you may enter more than one pie. Guest judges do a final taste test to rate the pies on crust, filling, appearance, overall flavor and creativity. Bakers have a chance to win a specially carved rolling pin - not to mention bragging rights for the year!

Tickets and Accommodations:
Tickets to Emandal's 2014 Cowboy Poetry event are $25 for General Admission (or $30 at the gate). $10 for Children Under 12.

Tickets can be purchased via e-mail through, at the Willits Public Library, Willits Senior Center, Willits Daily Bread, Printing Plus, Yokum's Body Shop, Firefly Framing or by calling Tamara Adams @ (707) 459-9252.

There are limited VIP tickets available for $150 per person which includes event ticket, snacks/drinks during show, and farm fresh dinner with artists after the show.
Emandal also offers overnight accommodations for Saturday evening for $225 per person which includes an event ticket, cabin, VIP access/farm fresh dinner with the artists, and Sunday breakfast.

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