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13540 Arnold Dr, Glen Ellen, CA 95442-9305
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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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#1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Glen Ellen
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Tucked into the Sonoma Valley hamlet of Glen Ellen, the Gaige House feels like a secret hideaway. Of course, it's not really a secret; the Gaige House is regularly recommended in Michelin and other guides. Gaige House is part of the prestigious Four Sisters Inns collection and is an elegant blend of vintage and contemporary architecture. The verdant, secluded setting along Calabaza's Creek includes an outdoor swimming pool and hot tub. All guests enjoy complimentary breakfastt and afternoon wine and cheese tasting as well as house-baked matcha cookies, after-dinner sake alongside the port and sherry. Guests staying in Gaige House’s Zen Suites discover additional enhancements found in classic ryokans, such as the use of yukata robes, geta and zori slippers.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Yoga room
Free breakfast
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Hot tub
Outdoor pool
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Non-smoking hotel
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Tracy212A wrote a review Jan 14
Stockholm, Sweden43 contributions55 helpful votes
I must admit the staff are lovely and the suite was gorgeous. My conflict is around the breakfast. No real options and just very basic for a $900 a night suite. They are minimalist in the food and I am not sure I like that....:) So while I loved my 4 days there, the breakfast felt like a deal breaker for me when I am on vacation.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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kellipage wrote a review Mar 2020
San Francisco, California42 contributions28 helpful votes
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This spot has become one of my new happy places. Beautiful grounds, comfortable and thoughtfully designed rooms, wine and cheese hour such a treat, and the service is incredibly friendly. Feels like coming home. If you appreciate Japanese design then it's an extra treat. Glen Ellen is not your typical wine country town - it's off the beaten path, yet close to fantastic wineries, and it has a local, bohemian, laid back vibe. Be sure to spend time at Jack London park. What beautiful nature. Great hiking trails. An incredible find. 🙏🏽Thank you to everyone at Gaige House for creating such a special experience.🙏🏻
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Room Tip: If you can afford the ryokan suites then splurge. If not then ask for the Poolside or Creekside...
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Ashley B wrote a review Jan 2
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This hotel is by far one of the best I have stayed at in a long time. You absolutely get what you pay for. The staff is very helpful and friendly, the hotel itself is very well kept and cleaned, the rooms are perfect if you are looking for a place to relax, and the food is amazing. The complementary breakfast and wine/cheese was such a nice reliable touch. It is also a great location; it is a little off the beaten path but only a short 20-30min from any major location. This was perfect for our anniversary because we mostly wanted a place to retreat and visit other main attractions at our leisure. 100% would recommend this place to anyone!
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Room Tip: The suites are worth the extra money!
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Erica L wrote a review Dec 2021
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Not sure what rooms other people are staying in but I have stayed here four times in the past five months. It's a calm little oasis in busy wine country, with a lovely pool area in summer (heated in winter), great staff, nice common spaces and a cooked breakfast included. I really appreciate the service level and friendliness of the staff (though housekeeping could take away used coffee cups from my room). I did have an issue on my last visit but it was resolved with so much personal attention that it ended up making my stay better, not worse! Make sure to ask for a room with a fireplace or bath tub in winter. I have only stayed in rooms in the main house. Only thing that feels dated to me is the heating system but being European I consider most American heating systems dated... Most guests are couples or groups going on vacation but I stay here for business as sitting by the pool or fire pit with a glass of wine in the late afternoon is an amazing way to unwind.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Room Tip: Nice fireplace in room 11, big bathtub in 7 and 8. Gaige Suite is definitely it for a luxury stay.
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Cesar N wrote a review Sep 2021
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I’d rate this place 3.5, good. I’ve stayed at ryokans in Kyoto, so when I saw “ryokan” in the tag line, I was excited to see some Japanese influence throughout my experience. Sadly, I felt like I stayed at just an average hotel in a cute little town. The front desk was attentive and helpful, we got a quick tour of the amenities upon arrival. We stayed at Gaige House King room, not worth $500+ a night IMO. AC air was very musty, we had to turn it off, the bath tub was very high, so high there are steps and a handle to the side to help you get in. We were doing gymnastics every time we needed to use. Overall, room was very small, with no natural light. The common areas were well maintained. They had room temperature Portuguese wine and Japanese sake for everyone. Wine and cheese at 5 was a great way to spend time outside, looking at the trees. Breakfast was good, they had a different specialty meal every morning. Maybe the zen rooms and suites have a more Japanese feel, I would not stay in the same room again, and I would shop around in the area next time I go to Glen Ellen. The town is beautiful.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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PRICE RANGE
$316 - $538 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
gaige house, a joie de vivre hotel hotel glen ellen
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Gaige House, A Four Sisters Inn
LOCATION
United StatesCaliforniaSonoma CountyGlen Ellen
NUMBER OF ROOMS
23
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Frequently Asked Questions about Gaige House
Which popular attractions are close to Gaige House?
Nearby attractions include Jack London State Historic Park (1.2 miles), Imagery Estate Winery & Art Gallery (1.2 miles), and Sugarloaf Ridge State Park (5.0 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Gaige House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Gaige House?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Gaige House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Gaige House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Gaige House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Glen Ellen Village Market & Deli, El Molino Central, and Glen Ellen Star.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Gaige House?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a yoga room during their stay.
Is Gaige House located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the center of Glen Ellen.
Are there any historical sites close to Gaige House?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Jack London State Historic Park (1.2 miles) and Jack London Village (0.8 miles).
Is Gaige House accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.