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The Stavrand Russian River Valley

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#1 of 1 special hotel in Guerneville
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4.8
Cleanliness
4.6
Service
4.9
Value
4.9
GreenLeaders Silver level
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Fully renovated at the end of 2021, this luxury boutique hotel landed a spot on Travel + Leisure's "It List" of the top 100 best new hotels in the WORLD! For both leisure trips and corporate offsite retreats, the Stavrand provides guests with the best of a resort, boutique hotel, and B&B rolled into one. Six acres of grounds include: a swimming pool & hot tub; an historic landmark with original stone fireplaces; a courtyard perfect for complimentary s'mores kits; and an expansive meadow featuring Chef's treasured ingredients. Nearby, Armstrong Redwoods hikes, wineries, tennis, a renowned golf course, ocean, and river beckon. Chic styling and thoughtful modern amenities hint at owner Emily Glick's tenure at Kimpton Hotels in San Francisco. (Included perks like an "evening aperitif," super-fast Wi-Fi, lusciously-soft robes, and house bicycles go on and on. Guests also save with free parking and ZERO resort fees!) The best perks? A delicious, hot breakfast and top-notch service!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot tub
Yoga classes
Free breakfast
Bicycles available
Hiking
Kids stay free
Electric vehicle charging station
Parking
Wifi
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Shallow end in pool
Restaurant
Complimentary tea
Happy hour
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Mini golf
Canoeing offsite
Tennis court offsite
Board games / puzzles
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
Spa
Couples massage
Massage
Neck massage
Solarium
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
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Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Safe
Seating area
Microwave
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Telephone
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Radio
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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HOTEL CLASS
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Historic Hotel
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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robertgroupgo wrote a review Apr 12
Newport Beach, California67 contributions1 helpful vote
Very special. Lovely location. Exceptional food. Wonderful rooms, each is unique. Bike and walk into town. The gardens are lovely, lots of quiet nooks to sit and enjoy the views. The pool is quiet and relaxing. The staff was thoughtful and informative, with a hosted evening/gathering happy hour. The breakfast that comes with your stay is AMAZING. Splurge & stay for dinner - the chefs are amazing and the ambiance in their dining room is so intimate, with really wonderful staff.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Karen K wrote a review May 2023
Boston, Massachusetts21 contributions19 helpful votes
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Our stay at the Stavrand was more than we could have hoped for. The service and warm hospitality were A1. The staff exceeded our expectations at every turn. They were knowledgeable about local areas of interest, culture and food. They responded to requests graciously and with a smile. The Stavrand location was perfect for us to explore the Sonoma Valley region from Armstrong woods and the coast to the vineyards, the food and the views. We enjoyed the nightly aperitif as well as the SMORES around the fire pit in the courtyard. Our stay was the perfect opportunity to make once-in-a-lifetime memories and won’t be topped any time soon. We look forward to returning someday.
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Date of stay: May 2023
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Room Tip: Book an extra night if you can. You will be glad you did.
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cali4niafoodie wrote a review Feb 2024
Healdsburg, California103 contributions58 helpful votes
Truly, I hardly know where to begin! Our weekend stay at The Stavrand was utterly fabulous! From communications before we even arrived to the moment we checked out, the entire experience was top notch. Our room was large and lovely, equipped with everything we could have needed. We enjoyed a courtesy glass of wine at 5pm and dined at their restaurant...oh, my! The chef was kind enough to design the menu around our likes and dislikes...how amazing is that??? It was a truly decadent experience! Breakfast was delicious, as well, with lots of choices. Within a half hour, there are so many things to see and do in the area that boredom could never be a problem! The staff are, without exception, pleasant and helpful at all times and that includes the groundskeepers! I should also remark upon the beautiful surroundings, among the redwood stands. Don't hesitate to stay here!!
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Chlo H wrote a review Jan 2024
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I have nothing but positive things to say about the wonderful stay I had at the Stavrand Hotel. From the moment we arrived, to the final few minutes checking out the team took incredible care of us (thank you so much Cassandra and Erica)! The rooms are absolutely gorgeous, and the hospitality is 10/10. From the free wine tasting at 5 PM, to the incredible breakfast in bed the next morning - it was heaven. I will absolutely be staying again! - CH
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Cynthia S wrote a review Dec 2023
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Spent a night here for a work retreat. Small, quaint boutique hotel with gardens, pool and hot tub. The rooms with soaking tubs are spa like. The hospitality of the staff was wonderful. The manager Emily went above and beyond to make our short stay an amazing experience. Rooms were clean and comfortable. Food was delicious. Lots to do at and around the Stavrand including fire pits with s'mores!
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Greg K wrote a review Oct 2023
Oakland, California1 contribution
Try the salmon, the filet mignon, and all the wines -- basically, eat all the food. Emily was a tremendous host and her team was attentive without dominating, and always helpful and cheerful. Highly recommend for a midweek work retreat experience.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Jenna S wrote a review Oct 2023
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The entire experience at Stavrand was amazing. The staff were remarkably attentive and kind. The grounds of this hotel are out of a storybook. Magical, quiet, drenched in the peace of the redwoods. The bed, deliciously comfortable. And the food in the restaurant, five stars too!! Be sure to enjoy a glass of wine by the fire pits. I was here with a work group. This is the PERFECT place for a work retreat.
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Traveled on business
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Tricia R wrote a review Oct 2023
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Absolutely perfect hotel, you can see the care the owner has put into every single detail. It was super fun that they have a wine hour at 5 o'clock and s'mores by the fireplace every night! Also, everything was incredibly clean, the bed was extremely comfortable, and the breakfast was perfect. Will definitely be returning!
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Tiffany wrote a review Jul 2023
Berkeley, California2 contributions
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It is about time I update my review from 9 months ago. When I said this would be our new getaway spot, I was not kidding. We have now spent six extraordinary getaways at The Stavrand since last September. We are extremely sad every time we come home because that is how special this place is. Each room is unique! We enjoy spending our time in the Belden House because of the staff and the charm of the house. The beds are out of this world, including the pillows. We enjoy the personalized notes and local snacks that you can enjoy in your room. There are a lot of little gems on the property, including the chef's meadow. The property is incredibly relaxing with multiple private areas and trees surrounding you at all times. We even enjoyed a private yoga session overlooking the property. We are so in love with the property that it is often difficult to get out and enjoy the rest of the area. But I will say there are a lot of activities to enjoy in the surrounding areas including wine tasting, cheese tasting, ziplining, floating along the river, the Armstrong Redwoods, and cute towns nearby. The staff has tons of incredible recommendations and information at the front desk. S'mores and aperitivo hour are awesome and all of the additions from The Stavrand really add to the experience. They provide bikes so you can bike around town and they have kayaks you can use on the river if you choose. All of the attention to detail really make this place special. Speaking of making this place special, the staff and food are EXCEPTIONAL. This is why we continue to come back every few months. We feel like we are at home and as though we are going to our favorite restaurant every single day. The chefs use some of their ingredients from the garden. There are frequent changes to the menu, which make it very intriguing. Everything is FRESH and seasonal, which is the cherry on top. Yes, this is always the best breakfast, but I have to say, PLEASE enjoy dinner if you can. I just had one of my top 5 meals on Saturday evening. These are some of the finest chefs and the best part is how humble they are. I am also not going to name all of the staff we are obsessed with because that would take up an entire page, but you get the idea. We would move here if we could.
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Kurt S wrote a review Jul 2023
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I recently spent two days at the Stavrand on an association board meeting retreat. It was the ideal blend of relaxed luxury and quiet solitude that helped everyone forget about their normal work duties and focus on priorities for the association. There is something special about a place that is anchored by a 100+ year old country estate. Ironically, it earned Travel & Leisure’s Top 100 New Hotels in the World in 2021. What? The fact that it is set in a redwood forest in a quaint Wine Country town on the Russian River means I can’t wait to return for a leisure trip with my wife.
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Date of stay: July 2023
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PRICE RANGE
$283 - $425 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
applewood hotel guerneville
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Applewood Inn And Spa
LOCATION
United StatesCaliforniaSonoma CountyGuerneville
NUMBER OF ROOMS
21
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Stavrand Russian River Valley
Which popular attractions are close to The Stavrand Russian River Valley?
Nearby attractions include Johnson's Beach (0.5 miles), Guerneville 5 & 10 (0.5 miles), and Pee Wee Golf & Arcade (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Stavrand Russian River Valley?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at The Stavrand Russian River Valley?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Stavrand Russian River Valley?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at The Stavrand Russian River Valley?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Stavrand Russian River Valley?
Conveniently located restaurants include boon eat + drink, Big Bottom Market, and Guerneville Taco Truck.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Stavrand Russian River Valley?
Yes, guests have access to an outdoor pool and yoga classes during their stay.
Is The Stavrand Russian River Valley located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.5 miles away from the center of Guerneville.
Does The Stavrand Russian River Valley offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and conference facilities during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Stavrand Russian River Valley?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Is The Stavrand Russian River Valley accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.