Hi, GT! Thanks so much to those who have already replied with advice. Y’all helped me narrow down my choices. I just wanted to update the post now that I’ve picked a place as some of you asked . I rented a cottage in El Sobrante, so that RedHandedJack and I can drive into SF, Napa, etc for day trips, while not paying as high of a price (you weren’t kidding about how expensive that area is—these budget guides to Napa were suggesting places that charged $500/day!!). For anyone that’s been or is from the Bay Area or Napa Valley, do you have a recommendation for where to visit in late September/early October (our trip is set for 9/28 to 10/2)? Are there any hidden gems that we should look out for? Any cool coupley excursions? Thanks!