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Sonoma Orchid Inn

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3.5 of 5
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12850 River Rd., Guerneville, CA 95446 (Formerly Ridenhour Inn)
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Ranked #5 of 13 Guerneville B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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    5 of 5 stars
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Fairfax, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

3 friends and I went to Guerneville for a "girl's" weekend which included a visit to Osmosis Spa, some shopping in Healdsburg, walks in the area and wine tasting. I chose Sonoma Orchid Inn based on various reviews and was so pleased I did. Brian and Dana strike just the perfect balance of warmth and helpfulness without hovering. The 3... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here at the end of June 2015. Brian and Dana are wonderful hosts. Fabulous breakfast and fabulous help when we posed questions about where to do, what to do, and where to eat. We stayed in a cottage adjacent to the main house and it was lovely. THANK YOU for making our trip so great!

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Stayed Memorial Day Weekend for 2 nights. Stayed in the adjacent cottages (Acorn Suite), thought the house rooms looked great but the one we wanted was booked. We only have GOOD things to say about the entire visit: Hosts, Breakfast, Setting, Hospitality, Value, Common Areas, Day Trip advise and guidance, other guests. We will return, that pretty much says it... More 

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danacmurphy, Owner at Sonoma Orchid Inn, responded to this review

You two are so sweet! Thank you for a great review but if we could review guests you two would get 5 stars too. We're lucky in that we get the best guests. We look forward to seeing you again. More 

Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We just returned from 4 days here. Its a great location close to many of the small towns , the coast and of course many miles of vineyards. Dana and Brian could not be more welcoming and accomodating. The rooms are lovely, the common areas warm and inviting, and the breakfasts are some of the best we've ever had. Brian... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Beautiful Inn in a great location, close to the Redwoods, the coast, and all kinds of great Wineries. Delicious breakfast, nice touches like fresh baked cookies and an awesome hot tub. The Innkeepers are wonderful, great service and full of good advice for a great trip. We stayed in the Laural Room which was very comfortable and cute. It's in... More 

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Kingsburg, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We just returned from the Orchid Inn. I took my boyfriend and dog and we had a lovely 2 night stay. I found a Groupon special so my options for rooms were limited. We chose the Acorn room which was cozy and away from River Road traffic noise. It was little small, but lovely. hosts were very accommodating and even... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We had a wonderful stay at the Sonoma Orchid Inn this past weekend. It's cozy and comfortable. They offer a guest kitchen with day trip supplies and a full size refrigerator for guest use. The beds are incredibly comfortable and the breakfasts were delicious. We will come back again!

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We were so lucky to find the lovely Sonoma Orchid Inn located right next to Korbel in Guerneville. Great jumping off location for day trips with quick access to major roads. Dana and Bryan are superb hosts that really have created a comfortable (great beds!), relaxing home away from home and I challenge you to find a better breakfast anywhere... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

When you get there it doesn't look more than one of 'onenighter' roadside motels. Our room was one of smaller rooms but the bed was comfortable, pillows just right, and nice and clean linens. The shower was quite small so you may want to chose one of bigger rooms. It's unexpectedly quiet but with windows closed. Otherwise the morning traffics... More 

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Los Gatos, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

My husband and I recently spent a night at this inn, which functions more like a b&b. We loved the location among the redwoods of Sonoma County and liked hearing the history of the 100-yr-old main house from Brian, who warmly greeted us on arrival. Even though we were booked in the Spruce room off the dining area, Brian upgraded... More 

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