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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)
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Yoga room
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Kate A wrote a review Sep 6
Novato, California13 contributions4 helpful votes
Gaige House is a great spot if you want to stay off the beaten path in Sonoma county. We have stayed in the Ren Studios two times, and I highly recommend them. The bathrooms and rooms are nice and spacious - very well maintained. Nice bed, showers (some have soaking tubs), and sitting area inside, and then an outdoor sitting area. They are inspired by Zen and have nice gardens, sake, tea, etc. They have a relaxing, serene pool. It has beautiful landscaping and truly feels like you are getting away. It's not a scene, so if you are looking for music, wait staff with cocktails, etc. you won't find it. It is peaceful and relaxing. They also offer free breakfast every morning and HH from 5-6pm. The breakfast is pretty good. The quality has declined slightly since we stayed here before Covid. Instead of yummy homemade frittas they have scrambled eggs, sausage, etc. but overall, the breakfast is a big step up from any chain motel with granola, fresh fruit, egg dish, protein, lots of muffins, bread, and tea/coffee. The happy hour is terrific - great wines and a huge cheese and nut spread. Glen Ellen is charming - two good restaurants within walking distance (Fig Cafe and Glen Ellen Star) and cute downtown Glen Ellen market (god prepared foods), great French bakery, decent bar and Talisman (good wine) tasting room. Glen Ellen is about a 15-20 min drive to downtown Sonoma. Overall place is a great option for a mellow and relaxing getaway. We recommend it!
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Katie Elevated wrote a review Jul 2022
Sacramento, California3 contributions
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If you’re looking to get away, looking for a tranquil Lost in Translation vibe, filled with peace and quiet, head over to Gaige House @thegaigehouse in Glen Ellen. 

I’ve been wanting to try this hotel for a while, but always end up over at the Kenwood Inn…another Four Sisters Inn hotel. The Gaige House — an Asian inspired, Shangri-la boutique hotel, where you’re quickly transported to another country of Zen-ful bliss. From the moment you arrive, everything is just perfect. The outdoor and common area provide plenty of lovely seating, with the white noise of local birds adding to the tranquilness of your sunny afternoon. The pool provides just enough for a dip and movement, before heading back to your shaded lounge chair, where your book, wine, or perhaps your lover, are waiting for you to sink back in and relax. 
Breakfast is complimentary…and yummy. There is a wine and cheese hour every evening, if you haven’t brought your own. As you walk to your room, you’ll find the attention to detail to holding their Asian inspired theme to standard. As we walked by the bamboo and into our room, I was just amazed. Every corner of our space was another big internal surprise of hotel lover bliss. Some of my favorites: - Spa-inspired bath amenities - Two yukata robes with obi sash - Two pairs of Japanese geta outdoor slippers & zori indoor slippers - An interior glass Zen rock garden atrium - Complimentary bottle of sake and Yoku Moku cookies - French Press Coffee and cast iron tea set - Private outdoor patio with chaise lounges - A beautiful and luxury king bed that invites you to dream as if you’re in another country and wake up feeling like you are Time for a trip.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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JDill wrote a review Jun 2022
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My husband and I were looking for a perfect quiet, restful spot to celebrate our anniversary after a few hectic months full of stress. The Gaige House exceeded our expectations. Room was perfect, the service was extraordinary, the views were incredible. We enjoyed the delicious breakfast and evening snacks. Our favorite area was in the back yard seating area where there was also a fire pit. Loved the lush scenery including a small creek below the yard!
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Room Tip: I think all of the rooms are good according to conversations with other guests, but of course,...
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Bea T wrote a review Jun 2022
Irvine, California367 contributions50 helpful votes
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We stayed at Gaige House King room, a spacious 630 sq ft on the second floor, surrounded by trees. The room was quiet and clean with plush towels and comfortable bed. Slippers, robes and bottled water were provided. Included with the stay: daily continental breakfast with rotating made-to-order main dishes (omelette, pancake, quiche) and a late afternoon complimentary wine, cheese, dried fruits and cookies. The staff was attentive and kept the premises clean. This place is great for couples, not suitable for families with small children. The ambiance is quiet and calm; there were several places to enjoy reading, meditation and soaking in the nature that surrounds the House. We enjoyed our stay at Gaige House!
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Martin R wrote a review May 2022
3 contributions1 helpful vote
On a short visit to California, my wife and I chose to spend a day in the Sonoma county and selected the Gaige House for an overnight stay. We chose the Woodside suite, though I suspect they all are very nice, which was large and private. The decor and setting reminded us of past visits to Japan which we greatly enjoyed. There is nothing that I could critique about our visit. We enjoyed the room, setting, wine and cheese hour, breakfast, pool, hot tub, fire pits, and the setting overall. We found the staff to be polite, pleasant and helpful. My only disappointment is that I could spend another few days there.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Room Tip: I am sure they are all very nice, we stayed in one called Woodside.
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Kknjk wrote a review May 2022
2 contributions1 helpful vote
Great location walkable to restaurants, nice pool and hot tub area, our room was large with a great tub, breakfast, cheese & wine hour. The area is very serene and relaxing allowing for a low key getaway.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Siobhan D wrote a review May 2022
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Not sure how to start this - we had a late flight, and the staff set us up with clear instructions with check in/room location process. Sake and wine were available in the main house, we didn’t partake as we were ready to get to our room! We went out back to the Pool Side room and just wow! A fireplace, massive size, tub, etc. on the bar was a welcome bag and red wine and white wine and charcuterie were in the fridge. Every day breakfast and coffee were available, the meditation space and outdoor fireplace were so tranquil and yet the ability to be around others and play games in the shared spaces gave a comfortable sense of group. Multiple amazing tasting rooms are nearby, as well as vineyards. At Helena is only a 25 min drive through the mountains and downtown Napa is only 35 min away, Sonoma only 15! I can’t wait to come back, from the staff to the location to the amenities it’s just amazing.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Frank P wrote a review May 2022
Dublin, Ohio66 contributions49 helpful votes
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We just spent an amazing 2 nights at Gaige House. The rooms are so beautiful and the environment very relaxing. Breakfast was fantastic and the staff is so nice. The night were cold so we didn’t swim, but we relaxed with some wine and conversation around the fire. What a beautiful experience. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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AdiM86 wrote a review Feb 2022
San Francisco, California18 contributions18 helpful votes
The good: There's a zen like environment about this place. We were at the poolside suite, which is only bettered by the creekside suite. It's almost like having a private pool and moon deck to yourself! The dining area is on the second floor and the fire pit just oozes charm in that setup. Can't ask for a more tranquil environment in Sonoma. The bad: The front desk staff - tall guy with long hair, in particular - is a bit curt and untrained. They stick to the manual when, ironically, customer centricity should be chapter one. There were no pleasantries exchanged, no feedback solicited, and absolutely zero warmth. It's as though the charm of their own accommodations was not rubbing off on them. The poolside suite has the tv at an awkward angle, and too far from the bed. Which basically means you have to sit in one of the two chairs (not a loveseat) and watch the tv. Not comfortable in the least. And finally, it would be good to have some fruit and coffee available all day. The breakfast is extremely light and inadequate, and if the residents are planning to stay at the property during the day, there is no room service, dining service, or even basic coffee/fruit available. This takes away from the overall relaxing vibe of this gorgeous retreat, as you will be forced to step out to grab a coffee/bite.
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Room Tip: Only go for the creekside or the poolside room here.
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J B wrote a review Jan 2022
Anaheim, California8 contributions
Anyone looking to stay in the Glen Ellen area, look no further than the Gaige House. The property is absolutely beautiful and offers a meditation room, heated pool and jacuzzi. In the evening you can enjoy your own personalized goodie bag complete with cheeses, fruits, crackers and cookies. You can enjoy this by any of the 3 fireplaces along with their complementary wines and sakes. In the morning they offer fruits, yogurts, pastries and a hot dish. I really enjoyed their quiche. My room was stunning complete with a fireplace and my very own meditation garden. I can’t say enough wonderful things about this place!!!
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled solo
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PRICE RANGE
$327 - $465 (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), Glen Ellen Village Market (0.3 miles), and Imagery Estate Winery & Art Gallery (1.2 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.