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BodegaUnited States of America

Stroll along Salmon Creek and visit the iconic schoolhouse used as the setting of Alfred Hitchcock’s chilling classic The Birds.

Bodega is a tiny town featuring a historic general store and schoolhouse. As suggested by the Hitchcock movie that was filmed here, it is a popular spot for bird-watching. Wander through the town center to appreciate the serenity in this quaint little community.

Among the most iconic structures in the region is the Potter Schoolhouse, a private residence that was used for part of the 1963 horror film The Birds. Capture photos of this 19th-century house, which has been a restaurant, an inn and a guesthouse. Admire the green tiles and white slabs that make up the façade of this house.

Visit the Saint Teresa of Avila Church, which also appeared in the psychological thriller. Take photos of the steeple and elegant white façade of this wooden church. Enjoy the views of the town from the church’s hilltop vantage point.

Gaze up at the range of peaceful birds from the grounds of these famous movie sites. Walk along the riverbanks of Salmon Creek, which flows through the center of the town.

Head to one of the food markets that are scattered throughout the town. Purchase snacks and drinks and lay down a blanket in a plaza for a picnic during the area’s hot summers and mild winters. Browse the many shops and restaurants at the heart of this small community.

Note that the town is often referred to as Bodega Roads or Bodega Corners to distinguish it from Bodega Bay. It takes its name from the 18th-century European settler Juan Francisco Bodega y Caudra.

The town is located in Sonoma County in the northwestern section of California. Fly to San Francisco International Airport and drive north for 75 miles (120 kilometers) to get here in around 2 hours. Visit nearby areas, such as Bodega Bay, the Doran Regional Park and Bodega Head. Take a bus between the town and the Bay Area.

View Hitchcock’s 1963 horror film before you visit Bodega, a town intrinsically linked to the movie.

Top Hotels in Bodega

Sonoma Coast Villa
Sonoma Coast Villa
4 out of 5
16702 Coast Highway One, Bodega, CA
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Situated in a rural location, this spa hotel is 1.8 mi (2.8 km) from Potter Schoolhouse and within 6 mi (10 km) of Doran Beach and Bodega Harbour Golf Links. ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (236 reviews)

"The property is extremely dog friendly with a lot of land for the dog to run and play catch, area for them use bathroom. The rooms as cozy and very spacious, with wood burning fire place and they provide the wood a s starter. With Covid in place they are still very service oriented!! My husband was ..."…"

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2020

Sonoma Coast Villa
Good Nite Inn Rohnert Park
Good Nite Inn Rohnert Park
2 out of 5
5040 Redwood Dr, Rohnert Park, CA
The price is $66 per night from Jan 25 to Jan 26

Situated in Rohnert Park, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Scandia Family Fun Center and Graton Resort and Casino. Spreckels Performing Arts Center and ...

3.7/5Good! (1,294 reviews)

"I thought the staff was so friendly and accomodating especially during times where not everyone is as friendly to one another they remind me of the better times"…"

Reviewed on Jan 6, 2021

Good Nite Inn Rohnert Park
Bodega Bay Lodge
Bodega Bay Lodge
4 out of 5
103 Coast Highway 1, Bodega Bay, CA
The price is $179 per night from Feb 21 to Feb 22

Situated near the beach, this romantic hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Bodega Harbour and Doran Beach. Bodega Harbour Golf Links and Links at Bodega Harbour are ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (987 reviews)

"Nice property, beautiful view from my room, great amenities, nice jacuzzi and swimming pool size, Covid precaution taken care of. Great service and stuff super friendly. I’ll come back."…"

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2021

Bodega Bay Lodge
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Bodega

Oceanfront - Hot Tub - Newly Remodeled Cottage
Oceanfront - Hot Tub - Newly Remodeled Cottage
Bodega Bay, CA

Situated on the beach, this romantic cottage is within 1 mi (2 km) of Sonoma Coast State Park, Gleason Beach, and Wright's Beach. Portuguese Beach and Schoolhouse ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (154 reviews)
Fabulous!

"Amazing view, high end finishes, well insulated, cozy, quiet, kind neighbors- excellent get away. I’m grateful the owners choose to share their well maintained cottage. The cottage is clean, no smells or big issues. The cleaners do an average job. I spent about 20 minutes cleaning areas of the kitchen ..."…"

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2020

Oceanfront - Hot Tub - Newly Remodeled Cottage
Spectacular Beach Views! Special: Stay 4 Nights & The 5th Night is Free!
Spectacular Beach Views! Special: Stay 4 Nights & The 5th Night is Free!
Bodega Bay, CA

This family-friendly Bodega Bay vacation home is located on the beach, within a 5-minute walk of Sonoma Coast State Park and Portuguese Beach. Schoolhouse Beach ...

4.9/5Exceptional! (64 reviews)
Spectacular Views

"We had a great weekend away. The house is beautiful. We loved the open plan living space with large windows and a lot of light. The views from the living area are spectacular and the outdoor space is great. The game room in the garage was perfect as we have an 8 year old daughter. I would not hesitate ..."…"

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2021

Spectacular Beach Views! Special: Stay 4 Nights & The 5th Night is Free!
Cottages on River Road
Cottages on River Road
2.5 out of 5
14880 River Rd, Guerneville, CA
The price is $124 per night from Jan 26 to Jan 27

Situated in Guerneville, this cottage is within 2 mi (3 km) of Pee Wee Golf and Arcade, Korbel Champagne Cellars, and Johnson's Beach. Austin Creek State Recreation ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (732 reviews)

"Our property manager was kind enough to turn on the heater prior to our early check-in. Was such a nice touch as it was a cold day."…"

Reviewed on Dec 27, 2020

Cottages on River Road
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Oct 9, 2019

Loved being in the countryside.

4/5 - Good

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Jul 28, 2019

Poor cellular service. Some roads are narrow and have no signal lights.

4/5 - Good

Chelo_Bay

May 29, 2019

unpredictable weather. So always

4/5 - Good

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May 14, 2019

Nice place to visit and would come back again.

5/5 - Excellent

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Feb 16, 2019

Highly Recommend Sonoma Coast VillaNick’s Cafe great place to eat! Bodega Bay is a beautiful town.

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