Located in picturesque Sonoma Valley, Glen Ellen was once home to "Call of the Wild" author Jack London. His ranch is now a state historic park, which includes a restaurant and tavern used primarily for special events. Nature lovers can enjoy Glen Ellen's rich topography, as well as its very own botanical garden which houses one of the largest displays of temperate Asian plants in North America. Bikers and hikers will also enjoy Glen Alpine Springs, with its two mile trail that leads to historic Soda Water Springs. In the midst of California's beautiful wine county, Glen Ellen is home to a tapestry of vineyards that offer an array of spirits and wine tasting opportunities. Glen Ellen has many of its own charming shops and restaurants, but is only moments away from nearby Petaluma and Santa Rosa and all the Bay Area has to offer.