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“Pleasant country home” 5 of 5 stars
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854 Warm Springs Road, Kenwood, CA   |  
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Ranked #1 of 2 Kenwood B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Oakland, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Pleasant country home”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2011

This guest house is a remodeled home with new rooms and baths built specifically for guests. Located well off the highway just outside Kenwood , it has several acres of open grounds with beautiful, large heritage oak trees, garden and horses (not for riding.) Many bird feeders attract dozens of species just outside the living room picture windows. The owner is very personable and eager to please. There is wine and snacks available in the afternoon. It is a very comfortable, spacious and relaxing place to return to after a day of wine tasting or hiking. We plan to return.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2011

Kenwood Oaks Guest house is a beautiful house on an equally beautiful property. It has been one of our most favorite stays! It is located very near many wineries and is convenient to both Sonoma and Napa valley vineyards. Our room was very nice and just perfect. Drinks and snacks were set out every afternoon and the homemade breakfast was both healthy and delicious. The owner provided many helpful local suggestions to anything we needed. Birds and wildlife abound making for a perfect get away. Would stay there every time!

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Markham, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2011

A glass of wine,and a plate of brie, crackers and fresh fruit greeted us upon our arrival. It only got better from there! Joan, our gracious host, was warm, hospitable, and very knowledgable about the area. She gave us great recommendations about restaurants, vineyards (with free wine tasting passes,) wine tours and hiking trails. She made us feel very welcome in her beautifully renovated, environmentally conscious, guesthouse which is surrounded by nature. We saw her horses, and quails, hummingbirds,and deer on the property.
The rooms were very tastefully decorated, comfortable, and quiet with every attention to detail, including slippers and bathrobes. There was full time access to a living room, dining room, kitchen and small library.
Our breakfasts were great, including hot/cold cereals, fresh fruit, eggs, yogurt, toast, and snacks to go!
We just can't say enough great things about our stay; we arrived as guests and left as friends!

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2011

and when is the last time you heard that? Joan has truly made her place a little slice of Sonoma Valley heaven. Kenwoods Oaks is all the best of what a Bed and Breakfast should be. A fabulous and comfortable room and bed, great new bathrooms and lighting, and a quiet, warm and welcoming common area.
Joan is a great hostess, if you ask her any questions---she does not stop until she finds the answer. She completely knows the area since she has been there for so many years and is happy to suggest about whatever you feel like doing, seeing or eating. There are even maps in your room for the best walks from the house. Breakfast was yummy too. We cannot wait to return and we will.

Room Tip: The Valley Oak Room was GREAT, loved the bathroom
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  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Austin, Texas
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2010

We go to Kenwood for Thanksgiving every year, but this was by far the best place we've stayed. The house, rooms, trees, and skyline were beautiful. Joan is an amazing host and made us feel immediately like family. One of the best things about the Guest House is how eco-friendly everything is, you don't see that effort at many lodging facilities. The scenery was beautiful, and there are even accomdations for your pet! I highly recommend the KOGH to anyone in the Kenwood area. We will be back!

  • Stayed November 2010
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Norfolk, Virginia
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2010

My husband and I toured the coast of California and made the mistake of starting our stay at Kenwood Oaks Guest House. Why was this a mistake? Simply because no other hotel we stayed out during our vacation could compare. Every other night our vacation down the coast I said to my husband, "I wish we were still at Joan's house." Joan (and Honey) were such wonderful hosts and we felt like she was such a great friend.

From the cleanliness of the room, to the impeccable land, the horses, the breakfast, the location, the quiet and calm....honestly, I could go on and on. I think about Kenwood often and hope that we can return.

Joan, thank you for an amazing stay. We miss you and your gorgeous home!

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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U.S.A.
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4 hotel reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2010

My wife and I along with two other couples just finished an extended weekend as guests of Joan Finkle at her Kenwood Oaks Guest House, and we have nothing but kudos to give Joan! This charming B&B exceeded our expectations, feeling more like staying at a good friend's home than a typical B&B or small hotel. Joan has taken a large home she owns on a picturesque, quiet piece of land and renovated it to provide 3 very comfortable rooms in the main house and a cottage to the rear of the main house that is more like a suite with a kitchen. You start each morning with a full continental style breakfast that should satisfy most appetites. The workmanship and attention to details is impeccable, and you immediately feel comfortable and "at home". Joan is extremely knowledgeable about the area, and helped us in finding good restaurants, wineries and local attractions. This property is located just off Highway 12, and is minutes from Glen Ellen and Sonoma. Napa is the next valley to the east, and the Russian River is west of the property. The location puts you in ideal range of all of the major wine growing regions. Kenwood is in the less crowded Valley of the Moon near Sonoma, so if you want to escape the crowds and snobbiness of Napa Valley, this is a fantastic Wine Country alternative. I would also recommend you book one day for a private wine tour with Burdick Tours...it really "made" our trip, and I thank Joan for her recommendation of it. If you are looking for an experience that will put you into instant relax mode, you can't go wrong with this property!!

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 854 Warm Springs Road, Kenwood, CA
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Location: United States > California > Sonoma County > Kenwood
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Kenwood
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Inviting, serene, private country lodging located in the heart of Sonoma Valley's spectacular grape growing region. Situated on a small horse ranch and offering 3 beautifully-appointed private rooms with private baths and a charming Cottage. Recognized Sonoma Valley Green Business. All rooms available individually; we have a two night minimum stay at all times and also offer longer stay options. Continental healthy breakfast included. 15+ Tasting rooms within a mile of our location! Nearby restaurants serve world-class cuisine. Stunning surroundings are a haven for cyclists, hikers, bird watchers, and nature lovers. Pet, horse and bicycle friendly. Winner of TripAdvisor Certificates of Excellence and Greenleaders awards. ... more   less 
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Kenwood Oaks Guest House Sonoma County

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