10 Cozy Winter Getaway Resorts in Wine Country

Bodega Bay Lodge

In wintertime, cuddling with your honey at a Wine Country inn, lodge, or resort is an especially cozy experience. Staying anywhere from the coast to the mountains, luxuriating by a fireplace in cushy robes with a bottle of Sonoma County wine—it’s a great gift to you both! Here are some of our favorite Sonoma County spots to get all snuggly in the winter.

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The Lodge at Bodega Bay, Bodega Bay

Cozy counhes and a fireplace in the lobby of the Bodega Bay Lodge
Lodge at Bodega Bay

Escape to this romantic, elegant, and serene retreat overlooking the Pacific. Offering ocean views from every guest room, this is the only AAA Four-Diamond hotel on the Sonoma Coast. 

Guest rooms include real fireplaces, down comforters for that sometimes- chilly ocean breeze, and private balconies for stargazing. The onsite restaurant, Drakes Sonoma Coast, celebrates the coastal bounty with a menu highlighting local, sustainably farmed produce, seafood, and meats. The onsite spa offers an outdoor heated swimming pool and whirlpool spa, with signature treatments like a Warm Shell Massage, which uses warmed tiger clamshells to ease away your stress.

The Gables Wine Country Inn, a Bed & Breakfast, Santa Rosa

The pink cottage at the Gables Wine County Inn in Sonoma County
The Gables Wine Country Inn, a Bed & Breakfast

Set on 3½ country acres, this lavish, elegantly restored Gothic 1887 Victorian features 12-foot ceilings and private bathrooms with claw-foot tubs. Some of the eight accommodations have fireplaces or garden/brook views, and each welcomes with unique dĂ©cor ranging from “Meadow,” in crisp blue and white, to “Library,” with dark woods, cream, and gold.

Guests rave about the complimentary three-course breakfasts, featuring specialties like blueberry pancakes, pimento cheese grits soufflé with creole sauce, and BLT eggs benedict. As a lovely bonus, each guest receives a Wine Passport for complimentary tastings at more than 100 Sonoma County wineries.

Farmhouse Inn, Forestville

A couple holds hands in front of a fireplace at the Farmhouse Inn in Sonoma County
Farmhouse Inn

Set amid the towering redwoods of the Russian River Valley, this circa-1870 property offers gorgeous guest rooms, a Michelin-star farm-to-table restaurant, and a seasonally inspired spa. The owners, siblings Catherine and Joe Bartolomei, come from five generations of farmers, which authentically informs the inn’s farmhouse vibe.

Baths are gussied with large jetted tubs and saunas or steam showers. Morning starts with full breakfast and fresh flowers in your room, and in the afternoon, you can take wine tasting classes with Sonoma County’s only Master Sommelier, then move on to homemade cookies and milk.

Sonoma’s Best Guest Cottages, Sonoma

Set in the heart of downtown Sonoma, this enclave of four one-bedroom cozy cottages isn’t far from the historic Sonoma Plaza with its many restaurants, tasting rooms, and shops.

You’ll be forgiven, though, for wanting to stay at your cottage, soaking up luxuries like beds with goose down comforters and pillows, private gardens, comfy robes, full living rooms with leather furniture, and fully equipped kitchens. When (or if) you’re ready to explore the town, borrow a complimentary bike from the inn’s concierge.

Raford Inn, Healdsburg

The Raford Inn at night is illuminated in Sonoma County
Raford Inn

Truly off the beaten path, this beautiful 1880 Victorian mansion overlooks four acres of Russian River Valley vineyards from one of the finest front porches in Sonoma County. You’ll love the coziness of its five beautifully decorated guest rooms, all with private baths and fluffy robes and some with fireplaces.

It feels like you’re in a whole other world here, surrounded by vast open spaces, peaceful quiet, and the stars at night. Start the day with complimentary breakfast like stuffed French toast soufflĂ© or artichoke frittata, then enjoy the inn’s complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvres reception every evening.

Old Crocker Inn, Cloverdale

This former hunting-lodge-turned-B&B  is friendly to both your children and pets, but will also spoil you with fine linens, gas fireplaces, robes, in-room massages, and a Wine Passport for free tastings at 100+ Sonoma County wineries.

Sprawled across five acres, the property offers five lodge rooms and five cottage rooms or suites, all with private bath and entry. The breakfasts here are well worth waking up for, bringing feasts like house-made scones with butter and jam, quiche with sun-dried tomatoes and artichoke heart, roasted potatoes, sautéed mini tomatoes, chicken sausage, and fresh fruit.

Kenwood Inn and Spa, Kenwood

The exterior of the inn is covered in ivy
Kenwood Inn and Spa

Tucked a little ways back from Highway 12, this tiny Mediterranean-style property is one of Sonoma County’s best-kept secrets. Those who discover it are rewarded with a lavish 29-room resort with a luxurious spa, a sparkling pool, hot tubs, and a decadent morning buffet. 

Each guest room here is different, yet all are posh palace retreats, from their fireplace sitting areas, to the castle-like ambience of polished concrete floors and plaster walls set with iron-framed windows, to the baths that are nearly large enough to live in.

Inn at Occidental, Occidental

A person looks out from the balcony in a lavish room
Inn at Occidental

With 16 guest rooms and a two-bedroom cottage, this graceful clapboard mansion is larger than a typical B&B, but just as cozy. Surrounded by English gardens and framed by towering redwoods, the pet-friendly inn offers spacious rooms and a laid-back atmosphere.

Antiques, replicas, and wonderful pieces of original artwork can be found in every room, and tasteful themed rooms feature fun details like the Safari Suite’s giraffe mural. Outdoors you’ll find expansive open space and hiking trails, and a seasonal swimming pool. The changing daily breakfast menu showcases local ingredients.

Mine + Farm, the Inn at Guerneville

The rustic inn is surrounded by redwoods
Mine + Farm, the Inn at Guerneville

Surrounded by towering redwoods near Russian River waters yet only minutes from downtown Guerneville, this restored 1906 farmhouse has been charmingly curated with modern design.  With 2 1/2-acres of outdoor spaces to explore, the inn welcomes both you and you four-legged guests.  Included in your stay is a locally-driven, full organic breakfast complete with house-made juices.  

Inn at the Tides, Bodega Bay

A view of the pool from above that is surrounded by plants
Inn at the Tides

Elegant guest lodges in secluded, natural surroundings offer sweeping views of Bodega Bay, the harbor, and beyond to the Pacific Ocean.

The 86 spacious guest rooms come with a complimentary bottle of wine upon arrival, as well as a full American breakfast. The facilities include a heated swimming pool (partially indoors), a whirlpool spa, a sauna, and an exercise room; in-room massages are available by appointment.

The inn’s casual yet elegant Bay View Restaurant offers sweeping waterfront views and a menu of Italian favorites. The Tides Wharf includes a snack bar, a gourmet market, a gift shop, and the Tides Wharf Restaurant, which specializes in fresh, local seafood and American cuisine.

For even more ideas about where to stay, check our listings of Sonoma County Hotels and Lodging.

Written by Sonoma Insider Carey Sweet

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