My Husband, 4 year old daughter and myself escaped to the Lodge at Sonoma for 3 nights and came back in love with the property. We had a cottage surrounded by beautiful flowers and perfect Sonoma weather. In complete honesty, we didn't expect it to be as wonderful as it was. The staff is friendly, the atmosphere is relaxed but not stuffy, and the property is beautiful. Our daughter swam freely in the pool amongst a few other children but the entire energy was relaxed, and in no way "a crazy kid pool". There was a server at the pool and many open cabanas to relax in. If you are traveling with children, the entertaining "Train Town" is across the street. This place is a true gem in Sonoma.