13 Unique Inns and Bed and Breakfasts in Sonoma Wine Country
Sonoma County boasts a wide variety of wonderful lodging options, including many charming B&Bs and inns.
From intimate, secluded settings to resort-style amenities and close proximity to local wineries, restaurants and more, these 13 unique inns and B&Bs are perfect for a one-of-a-kind Wine Country getaway.
1. Kelley & Young Wine Garden Inn, Cloverdale
Built in 1901 and listed on the U.S. Register of Historic Places, this lovingly preserved Queen Anne Victorian is surrounded by magnificent gardens, creating an intimate and relaxing setting for a Wine Country getaway. Kelley & Young Wine Garden Inn is situated right in the heart of downtown Cloverdale, making it easy to explore the city's thriving art community. Guests can choose from seven uniquely designed guests rooms, four of which are tower suites with fireplaces.
Fun Fact: The inn is owned by Kelley & Young, a boutique winery founded by a husband and wife team, Kathleen Kelley and Jim Young, as an outlet for Kathleen's passion for food and Jim's passion for wine.
2. Raford Inn, Healdsburg
Nestled on four-acres amid the Russian River Valley vineyards, sits this beautiful 1880s Queen Anne Victorian mansion turned inn. Truly off-the-beaten-path, you'll feel as if you've been transported to another world, surrounded by vast open spaces, peaceful quiet, and unparalleled views of star-dappled night skies. Relax in the sunroom, or cozy up with a book on the wrap-around veranda overlooking the gardens and grapes. The inn features five beautifully decorated guest rooms, some of which have fireplaces. All guests are treated to a complimentary breakfast in the morning as well as a wine and hors d'oeuvres reception every evening.
3. Inn at the Tides, Bodega Bay
An elegant yet rustic lodge with secluded surroundings, sweeping views of Bodega Bay, and close proximity to the Pacific Ocean are what you'll experience at the Inn at the Tides. Here guests can discover everything the Sonoma coast has to offer, including renowned beaches, hiking trails, world-class wineries, sport-fishing adventures, whale-watching tours, and much more. At the inn, choose from a host of amenities and other offerings, such as a heated swimming pool, spa and fitness center, in-room massages, and a complimentary bottle of wine upon arrival, as well as on-site dining at both the Bay View Restaurant and Tides Wharf Restaurant.
4. Raymond's Bakery B&B at Elim Grove, Cazadero
A true hidden gem, Raymond's Bakery B&B isn't the kind of place you stumble across. Located about 1 mile outside of downtown Cazadero, you'll find it tucked along Austin Creek underneath a host of majestic, towering redwoods. The inn's five private cottages sit in a romantic compound, decorated in themes of antique knotty pine, bamboo garden, and the Baker's Loft. They overlook the bakery garden, from which Mark and Elizabeth Weiss send out a mouthwatering array of fresh-baked breads, muffins, cinnamon rolls, buttermilk blueberry scones, and so much more.
5. Gaige House + Ryokan, Glen Ellen
Vintage yet contemporary with a modern, Asian flair, Gaige House + Royokan is a unique marriage of the traditional B&B and a luxury resort. Its verdant, secluded setting along the Calabaza Creek is accented with delightful surprises around every corner, like hammocks shaded with ancient oaks and a miniature pagoda in a rock garden—perfect for morning meditation. The B&B boasts 23 private rooms, including eight new Zen Suites that feature granite soaking tubs and Japanese gardens that beckon for en-suite spa treatments. Guests are also treated to a complimentary, three-course breakfast every morning.
6. Beltane Ranch Bed & Breakfast, Glen Ellen
Tucked on a hillside overlooking the Sonoma Valley, this historical 1892 ranch house and its accompanying cottages are situated on an Eden of gardens and vineyards. Walking trails lead past grazing horses and cattle, through the ranch's winery estate, olive orchards, and the sustainably-farmed produce gardens that supply the kitchen with ingredients for each morning's breakfasts. Guests can choose from five bedrooms in the main house or a cozy cottage, all with private outdoor entrances, bathrooms, and patios. Prepare to love the décor, which spotlights family antiques and original local artwork.
7. Kenwood Inn and Spa, Kenwood
Kenwood Inn and Spa is truly one of Sonoma County's best-kept secrets. Hidden away in the fabled Valley of the Moon, most have only drive past this tiny Mediterranean-style property on the edge of Highway 12. Stay here, and you'll discover a lavish 29-room resort with a luxurious spa, sparkling pool, two hot tubs, and a sensational breakfast buffet. Each room is different, yet all offer posh retreats. Enjoy delights like the fireplace sitting area and the castle-like ambience of polished concrete floors and iron-framed windows. The spa features a full menu of face and body treatments, some of which are available poolside or in your guest room.
8. Farmhouse Inn, Forestville
Built in 1870, this Forestville hideaway is situated on a serene 10-acre wooded estate in Sonoma County's famous Russian River Valley. Recently redesigned, Farmhouse Inn is a charming, romantic property that celebrates the spirit of Wine County by providing guests with an insider's experience that includes everything from farm-fresh dining at the award-winning Farmhouse Restaurant and a seasonally inspired spa to curated adventures with their local winery and artisan partners as well as nightly wine hours on the inn's back lawn.
9. Sonoma Creek Inn, Sonoma
The country-chic Sonoma Creek Inn provides budget-friendly accommodations without sacrificing style, amenities, and convenience. The inn is located just a few miles north of the Sonoma Plaza, which is teeming with restaurants, local boutiques, wine bars, and tastings. Guests can enjoy chess games on the front porch with other lodgers, coffee at the soothing garden courtyard, or a walk with their furry friend—the inn is pet-friendly!—at nearby trails. You'll also be treated to free wine tastings at area wineries, compliments of your host!
10. Inn at Occidental, Occidental
Surrounded by English gardens and framed by towering redwoods, the pet-friendly Inn at Occidental offers spacious rooms and a laid-back atmosphere. With 16 guest rooms and a two-bedroom cottage, this graceful clapboard mansion is larger than a typical B&B, but just as cozy. The tastefully themed rooms are great fun, with options like the the Safari suite—boasting a giraffe mural—along with antiques, replicas, and wonderful pieces of original artwork. Outdoors, you'll find expansive open space and hiking trails, and a seasonal swimming pool.
11. Ocean Cove Lodge Bar & Grill, Jenner
Perched on a towering cliff, Ocean Cove Lodge Bar & Grill is a small, intimate retreat tucked under ancient redwoods and around picturesque gardens. Located just minutes from state parks, sandy beaches, and glittering blue ocean coves, the lodge is an ideal getaway for those wanting to experience the soothing solitude of Wine Country's northern coast. The inn's 16 rooms feature original artwork, oak furnishings, and updated amenities. The coveted upstairs rooms have private sun decks, hot tubs, and spectacular ocean vistas. And, of course, don't forget to stop by the Ocean Cove Bar & Grill for elevated bar food with a stunning view.
12. Kenwood Oaks Guest House, Kenwood
Recognized as a Sonoma Valley Green Business, Kenwood Oaks Guests House puts sustainability first with their 33 solar panels that provide renewable energy to the whole property, recirculating hot water system, and Main House, which is insulated with recycled materials. The chill, locally owned property is just a short drive away from all the restaurants, wineries, and outdoor adventures Kenwood has to offer. Kenwood Oaks Guest House is pet-friendly and has boarding available on-site, so you can go out and explore while you're pups are taken care of.
13. Olea Hotel, Glen Ellen
On a large hillside overlooking the Sonoma Valley sits Glen Ellen's Olea Hotel. This elegant boutique hotel is an adult-only retreat that attracts wine enthusiasts from all over the country thanks to its combination of luxury and close proximity to many wineries. The property is surrounded by oak and olive trees and features luxury cottages, bright guestrooms, a serene terrace, stylish pool, gourmet breakfast, and spa services. Revel in amenities like heated bathroom floors and complimentary slippers.
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Written by Sonoma Insider Carey Sweet.