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“A perfect home base for an exploration of wine country” 4 of 5 stars
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8480 Highway 128, PO Box 147, Philo, CA 95466   |  
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Ranked #2 of 4 Philo B&B and Inns
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“A perfect home base for an exploration of wine country”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

My wife and I were celebrating our 25th anniversary. She'd always wanted to go to Napa. I had originally booked a ridiculously cheap Comfort Inn in Fairfield.

"Comfort Inn?" she asked, giving me the look that's become so familiar in 2.5 decades.

"It was a great deal! And it's really close to a lot of vineyards."

The look again.

I decided it prudent to cancel that reservation and see what else I could find. If you're looking for a darling little inn or B&B, you'll find a ton of them. And if you're willing to spend $300 a night, it's no problem.

Then I found the Anderson Valley Inn. It's definitely no frills. They don't even have TVs. But it was darling enough to get me out of the Comfort Inn dog house. Now, the Anderson Valley might seem a bit off the beaten path, but we did Napa vineyards and we did Anderson Valley's and we have to say that the laid-back tasting-room experience and fine wines in Anderson made it a fine choice.

We did a lot of traveling: to the charming towns of Mendocino and Healdsburg and many, many vinyards.

One of the highlights was popping open one of the prized Pinot Noir we purchased at Esterlina (my god, the views), and sipped it with some goat cheese at the fire pit at the Anderson Valley Inn.

And Bob and Lydia were fine hosts, giving great recommendations for restaurants and wine tours.

My only criticism is that they need to get a hot tub. If people want to spend more time on the property, it would give them something else to do.

Oh, btw, the wife was thrilled with the trip, and we just might go another 25 years.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2011

My husband and I with our daughter and her husband stayed here for a night while on our road trip through wine and redwood country. The rooms are clean, modern and quiet! My husband was surprised that there wasn't a TV in the room, but I was happy for that as it encouraged relaxation, conversation and respite from our normal routine -- truly a vacation from electronic noise! We thoroughly enjoyed the lovely garden with fire pit. We walked to the little market up the road and purchased bread, fruit, deli meats and a bottle of wine to go with our cheese we'd brought and had a picnic dinner in the garden.The owner was very hospitable. He had laid a fire in the pit and encouraged us to light it up. We had a relaxing evening sharing stories around the fire and a restful night's sleep before heading north to hike in the tall trees. Would definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2011

As others have said, it's clean, convenient and our room had a kitchenette. The best part was the proximity to Libby's Mexican Restaurant. It is superbly prepared Mexican food. And to Sharffenberger Vineyard.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2010

My husband & I were at the end of our travel of the North Coast and read about the Anderson Valley Inn in our Guidebook. What a pleasant surprise-Basic accommodations & Very, very clean! We were there on a Saturday overnight and were informed on weekends there is complimentary coffee, danish, and fruit served the next morning in their nice little garden area. The Innkeepers were very gracious and helped to accommodate us with dinner suggestions and made reservations for us too. Definitely a very pleasant stay and just what we needed after a long day's drive.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2010

There is nothing much to write about other than you can get a good night's sleep here and that's about it. Close to wineries and across the street from one of the BEST mexican restaurants I have ever ate at.
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  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Sonoma County
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2010

Loved my stay at the AV Inn - the rooms are tastefully furnished, everything is clean, the bathroom is nice, and it's the perfect place for a good night's sleep. Great value for the money. The grounds are lovingly landscaped and Room #7 (?, if I recall correctly) at the end had a little semi-private patio with chairs. If you can't live without internet, blaring TV, radio or whatever, don't stay there. The fact that the rooms at AV Inn have books for a night of quiet reading is a welcome relief. Its location in Philo is somewhat perfect, right in the middle of the valley, only a short drive from Boonville and somewhat halfway to Navarro and the coast. Anyone out there hiking or leisurely wine-tasting should stop for the night.

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2009

We got there late in the night - it was difficult to find the place, everything was so dark! Anyway, the room was ok. very basic, but clean. No TV, no AC, no internet, nothing!
The stuff was friendly and everything was going smoothly when, at 3 am, the alarm bell started emitting an annoying sound. We couldn't sleep any more. Un-be-lie-va-ble!!!! We called the owner, who told us to remove it from the wall. The day after they kindly explain that when the battery is low, then the alarm bell starts with this awful sound.
I hope that the owners will seriously start changing this system, it's so bad!
About Philo: it's in the middle of the wonderful Andersen valley. We stopped here on our way to Mendocino. Worth to if you get here late and your eally want to save some money by avoiding the more expensive hotels in Mendocino (about 15-20 miles to the west)

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 8480 Highway 128, PO Box 147, Philo, CA 95466
Location: United States > California > Mendocino County > Philo
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Philo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Wifi is now available for guests of the Anderson Valley Inn free of charge. Libby's Mexican Restaurant is within walking distance of the Inn. We welcome well behaved dogs. Children are welcome. Two of our rooms have two bedrooms and kitchenettes. Continental breakfast is served on weekends. ... more   less 
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