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Sonoma Orchid Inn

3.5 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   12850 River Rd., Guerneville, CA 95446 (Formerly Ridenhour Inn)
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Ranked #2 of 13 Guerneville B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
Heather E Cleveland, Ohio, United States
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Cleveland, Ohio, United States
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed a week, and didn't want to leave! The owners, Brian and Dana made us feel right at home. The room was gorgeous and very comfortable. We even had our own little outdoor sitting area. Breakfasts were amazing, with eggs and other ingredients right from their chickens and gardens. I took home several recipes! The common area of the... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

If you ever have a chance to stay here take it!!!! The hosts are wonderful and make you feel totally at home. The breakfasts are some of the best I've ever had. The rooms are impeccably clean. Would highly recommend it to anyone traveling in the Russian River Valley of California. Would love to go back if we eve have... More

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Sacramento, California
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our friends have raved about the inn for years and now we know why! Brian and Dana (owners) were so friendly and helped us plan incredibly wonderful days. A morning at the coast, a hike in the coastal redwoods, winery visits, unique shopping and and all types of dining....in just 2-1/2 days. In the late evening, we rested in the... More

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Kentfield, California
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our one night stay was a delightful surprise. The owners are very gracious and accommodating. The inn is completely solar powered. The fruit served at breakfast are fresh from their garden. The chickens provide the fresh eggs daily for the scrumptious and hearty breakfast. R & R

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San Marcos La Laguna, Guatemala
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sonoma Orchid Inn is charming, comfortable and inspired. The owners have mastered the art of hospitality. We stayed two nights and both breakfasts were exquisite . . . Quiche made w eggs from their chickens and fresh fruit from their trees were some of my personal favorites. We loved all the attention to detail, the luxurious comfort of the room... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dana and Brian were wonderful hosts! Lots of information about the area and where the best tasting experiences were. It was easy to get to Jenner Beach, Anderson Woods, and Sonoma from the B&B. They even made us breakfast for our early departure! The only complaint would be the wifi didn't reach the sitting room in the Laurel Suite. Beyond... More

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Orinda, Ca
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Although the owners are absolutely lovely people, for the price this B&B is a bit over rated. I expected much more after reading the reviews. My room was very dark and dated.The lamps were old fashioned and didn't do much to light the room. no full length mirror which was annoying as I was there to attend a wedding, the... More

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Chicago, Illinois
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We picked this place based on reviews and the location sort of central to any area we would travel to in Sonoma County. The Inn keepers , Brian and Dana were super nice, they had great recommendations for things to do, and the breakfasts were fantastic. If you have any dietary restrictions, just let them know ahead. The rooms, I... More

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Tampa, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This B&B is one of the best in the country without question! The service that owners Dana and Brian provide is second to none and rivals that of a 5 star resort. My now fiancé and I stayed at the Sonoma Orchid Inn for a week not to long ago and loved it from the minute we arrived late the... More

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Naples, Florida
17 reviews 17 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

If you want to find a secret in the woods this is it... Dana and Brian who run and also own this little gem get one of those 100% thumbs up. From the rooms to the grounds and the killer breakfasts they prepare you can't go wrong. It's the hang your BS up outside and sit back and enjoy the... More

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Address: 12850 River Rd., Guerneville, CA 95446 (Formerly Ridenhour Inn)
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Location: United States > California > Sonoma County > Guerneville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Sonoma Orchid Inn 3.5*
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Sonoma Orchid Hotel Guerneville
Sonoma Orchid Inn Guerneville, CA - Sonoma County

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Sonoma Orchid Inn - it's all about location, stylish comfort and convenience. Exit the urban scene for an escape to the country. The redwoods rise, the vineyards yield fog-kissed premier Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, the coast beckons, and the scenery ... more   less 
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