Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Melitta Station

Rincon Valley's Historic Melitta Station

Photo by Jim Cheney Broker/Owner Saint Francis Properties
The old Melitta Station

Rincon Valley has it's back road treasures. The Melita Station is one of them.  Located at 5850 Melita Rd in Rincon Valley, Santa Rosa.  The Melitta Station is located at the end of a narrow country road. Shaded by a thick canopy of trees, the Inn backs to the Santa Rosa Creek. 

Currently owned by the Spring Lake Village residential care facility,  this historic Rincon Valley building was built in the 1880's and was a stagecoach stop for travelers traveling between Sonoma and Santa Rosa.  In 1887 it became a train depot popular with Italian immigrants who came to work the quarries for basalt paving stones which were shipped via rail to a young, growing San Francisco.

The building morphed from a train depot to an Inn/flop house for the quarry workers who stayed until they earned enough money to buy their own property or make other accommodations.  The building has worn many hats to include a general store, antique post, feed store and a post office for the town of Melitta. In the 1970's it was a hippie commune.

In 1987 it was returned to a Bed and Breakfast. Visitors to the Inn could enjoy a very short walk to Annadel State Park where there are miles of endless hiking and mountain bike trails.

Most recently it has been renovated by the Spring Lake Village (Corvina corp) for use by its residential business. 

I love living in Rincon Valley!  I've lived here since 1995 and can't imagine living in a better North Bay community.  Call me today if you're interested in buying a home in Rincon Valley, or if you'd like to list your Rincon Valley home for sale.  

Jim Cheney, Your Rincon Valley Realtor
  • Jim Cheney, Broker
  • Saint Francis Property
  • (707) 494-1055
  • Rincon Valley - Santa Rosa
  • Your Rincon Valley Realtor
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