April Hours ~
OPEN Thursday - Sunday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Inspired by the great conservationist, and Scottish native John Muir, Muir's Tea Room is pleased to open in December, 2014. Located in downtown Sebastopol in a historic Victorian, Muir's offers a delightful respite. Our traditional Scottish/ English tea service with tiered racks will delight people of all ages. High Tea service will feature finger sandwiches, petit fours, scones, fairy cakes, variety of pastries and of course a pot of tea. We will also be offering standard lunch items such as mouth watering sandwiches, salads with homemade dressings, as well as 2 house made soups every day! We pride ourselves on using only the freshest ingredients, as well as local and organic products whenever possible. In the winter, sit by the fire and warm yourself up with a pot of tea, or in spring and summer you might enjoy sitting in the window seat with a view of the wisteria. Lush decorations and Holiday events will enchant all ages.
“The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.” John Muir
The Area Sebastopol is a quaint vintage feeling town, about a 20-minute drive from the Pacific Ocean, between Santa Rosa and Bodega Bay. Known for its liberal politics and small-town charm. It was once primarily a plum and apple growing region; wine grapes, however, are now predominant, and nearly all lands once used for orchards are now vineyards. World-famous horticulturist Luther Burbank had gardens in this fertile region. The city hosts
an annual Apple Blossom Festival and Gravenstein
The town of Sebastopol formed in the 1850s with a U.S. Post Office and as a small trade center for the farmers of the surrounding agricultural region. As California's population swelled after the westward migration and the Gold rush of the 1850s, more and more settlers drifted into the fertile California valleys north of San Francisco to try their hand at farming. The town was originally called Pinegrove, and how the name change occurred is rumored to have something to do with a bar fight in the late 1850s which was likened to the long British siege of the seaport of Sevastopol during the Crimean War.
Sebastopol became known as the "Gravenstein Apple Capital of the World". The apple industry brought a steady rural prosperity to the town. The town was incorporated in 1902 with schools, churches, hotels, canneries, mills, wineries, and an opera house to its credit.
“In every walk with Nature one receives far more than he seeks.” John Muir
April 21, 1838 – December 24, 1914) was a Scottish-American naturalist, author, and early advocate of preservation of wilderness in the United States. His letters, essays, and books telling of his adventures in nature, especially in the Sierra Nevada mountains of California, have been read by millions. His activism helped to preserve the Yosemite Valley, Sequoia National Park and other wilderness areas. The Sierra Club, which he founded, is a prominent American conservation organization. The 211-mile (340 km) John Muir Trail, a hiking trail in the Sierra Nevada, was named in his honor. Other such places include Muir Woods National Monument, Muir Beach, John Muir College, Mount Muir, Camp Muir and Muir Glacier.