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The Stavrand Russian River Valley

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13555 Hwy 116, Guerneville, CA 95446-9486
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#2 of 10 in Guerneville
Location
4.2
Cleanliness
4.5
Service
4.7
Value
5.0
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2020 brought unbelievable challenges to our entire world, though also some silver linings worth celebrating with gratitude. In March of 2020, Emily Glick, the now-General Manager of the Stavrand, oversaw the temporary closure of the 131-room Kimpton Buchanan Hotel she had helmed in San Francisco for over 6 years. The entire hospitality industry was upside down. At the same time, the pandemic brought an exciting new opportunity... Emily and her husband, Sam, enlisted friends and family to help acquire the (dormant) Applewood Inn and used the first half of 2021 to fully renovate the hotel. Today, Emily is thrilled to apply 15 years of industry experience (and a lot of heart) to introduce this special property as a luxury boutique hotel that sparkles in a new way, at a new level.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Canoeing
Golf course
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
Electric vehicle charging station
Parking
Wifi
Hot tub
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Hiking
Mini golf
Board games / puzzles
Spa
Couples massage
Massage
Adults only
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
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Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Safe
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Pool view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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English, Spanish
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Abigail S wrote a review Jun 20
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We stayed at The Stavrand on our roadtrip along the coast to San Diego. Both my husband and I were impressed with the care and attention to detail that was clearly invested in the remodel of this hotel to make it a wonderful, luxurious stay. The setting in the woods was romantic, quiet, and charming. The bed was incredibly comfortable, and we loved the fireplace. We will definitely be coming back here in the summer to join the pool and more of the amenities! Highly recommend a relaxing trip away from the city in this beautiful oasis!
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Date of stay: March 2022
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ldecook wrote a review May 2022
Petaluma, California60 contributions26 helpful votes
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I just got back from a solo overnight stay at the Stavrand and had to write this review immediately. From the moment I stepped out of my car, I knew I had arrived somewhere special. I had stayed at the property before it was bought and renovated by the new owners and they have literally made it a piece of heaven on earth. Everything was the style I like, sort of farmhouse Mediterranean. I stayed in one of the gorgeous Cazadero rooms with a cedar tub which was absolutely amazing. Every little detail is thought of from the amazingly plush robes to the most comfortable bed and pillows I have ever slept on. I felt like I was drifting off on a cloud. The aperitif hour was so much fun and I ended up chatting with other guests along with Emily, one of the owners, and GM who couldn't have been nicer. I am now the biggest fan of St. Germain and champagne. It was so lovely relaxing at the gorgeous pool with the forrest all around me. I went up the hill to a gorgeous lookout and just sat and watched the birds. The next morning I had one of the best breakfasts ever (the patatas and lavender bacon were phenomenal). I am already daydreaming about my next visit to this gorgeous property.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Eleanor B wrote a review May 2022
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From the friendly staff to the quiet clearing surrounded by redwoods to the gorgeously appointed rooms and public spaces, this was the perfect place to relax. Everyone at The Stavrand seemed so relaxed and happy--the people on the corporate retreat that overlapped with us seemed like they were best friends and more than one staff member confided that it was a great place to work and that they all felt like family. My friend and I got great advice on where to eat and what sights to see. Whatever you do: don't miss the breakfast. Wow.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Travelnut1022 wrote a review May 2022
San Francisco, California162 contributions52 helpful votes
We just enjoyed a lovely stay at this beautiful property just outside of Guerneville. Very nice room with a private deck where we enjoyed a delicious breakfast, which was included in our room rate. The hotel has recently been refurbished and they did a wonderful job. All of the staff we encountered were friendly and helpful. We also had a terrific meal at the on site restaurant which is just for hotel guests. Highly recommended and we hope to be back for a return visit very soon!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
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maelrE1868ZH wrote a review May 2022
Austin, Texas5 contributions
Beautifully appointed and the staff are super friendly and helpful. Breakfast is worth the stay! The “bowl” had super fresh eggs, apple bacon and crispy potatoes. Yum. Room was great, super comfortable with a fireplace. Couldn’t get the tv to work and that was just fine! Better without it.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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christinalarcon wrote a review May 2022
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My husband, our 8 month old baby and I stayed 2 nights at the Stavrand. The property is a hidden gem tucked in the redwoods. Fully renovated, gorgeously decorated, clean, amazing expansive grounds, and a quick walk to town. There were special touches everywhere throughout this property. We loved the afternoon apertif, the s'mores and fire pits, and the daily breakfast. Our stay was beyond memorable and we will definitely be back. The people who work here are SO dedicated and take such pride in providing an unforgettable experience to their guests. Everyone was so genuine and warm and thoughtful. Our son, Remy LOVED Erica at the reception, and before long she was crawling around with him on the floor of the Belden House. Remy lost his monkey stuffed animal on our walk through the property to town. Without asking (we never knew it was missing), the monkey was returned to us at breakfast the next morning (thank you, Austin!) That is 5-star service!!
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Date of stay: April 2022
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drjilla wrote a review May 2022
New York City, New York5 contributions1 helpful vote
We stayed for two nights in May. The room was beautiful, with a great bath, and much appreciated bath bomb. There are little touches like this throughout the hotel, which makes it a charmed kind of place, in addition to being entirely comfortable, from the cozy bedding to the big double jetted shower. We had dinner at the hotel one night. The dining room is very attractive and the dinner itself was inventive and expertly prepared with (optional) very good wine pairings. Everyone we interacted with on staff was warm and very very helpful. There are opportunities to gather with other guests for afternoon wine in a pretty courtyard if that’s your thing. All in all, a great place to base yourself for a Russian River trip.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
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FolsomTraveller wrote a review Apr 2022
Folsom, California16 contributions11 helpful votes
We spent just a quick overnight at The Stavrand, and it was just lovely. The hotel is recently fully renovated and reopened. We stayed in an Armstrong room, and it is a great choice. Very comfortable bed, wonderful linens and towels, spacious room. The service here is just terrific, and every single person we encountered, from the front desk to the general manager, was focused on making sure our stay was perfect. Our visit was on a Tuesday night, which brings one caution.... it seems the entire Russian River Valley goes to sleep on Tuesday and Wednesday, so there are very limited options for restaurants and shopping. If you're visiting midweek, just keep that in mind. We will most definitely be back to this peaceful corner of the Sonoma Valley.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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AdventureHound123 wrote a review Apr 2022
San Francisco, California31 contributions49 helpful votes
You know you’ve stumbled on a gem when you’re already scheming a return visit before you’ve completed the first. The Stavrand is like staying at the country house of your favorite cool, older cousin: beautiful, authentic, and charming, with plenty of swank but not obnoxiously hip. Staff was warm and welcoming, with a special shout out to Chantal, Andre, and assorted others who took great care — always appreciated when traveling solo. Dinner (for guests only) was a delicious prix fixe splurge with local wine pairings (and seriously, I’d eat more vegetables if I could char them to perfection like the chef. Also the olive oil cake. And chef’s surprise dishes. Yes. More veggies, cake, surprises, and pool time in 2022, please). Hats off to the owner and team for their creative vision, renovating and opening a luxury boutique hotel during challenging times. May the mighty Sonoma redwoods bless The Stavrand and all those who wish to be known as its long lost relatives.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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seth w wrote a review Mar 2022
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We stayed at The Stavrand Russian River Valley during a trip out to wine country. We loved every minute of our stay. The staff were wonderful, gave great recommendations for the area and were very hospitable during our stay making it that much better. We loved the daily aperitif hour hosted by the staff and the nightly s’mores by the fire. The daily breakfast was also very delicious. We can’t wait to return for our next trip.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled
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PRICE RANGE
$436 - $595 (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 a pool.
Which room amenities are available at The Stavrand Russian River Valley?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a pool view.
What food & drink options are available at The Stavrand Russian River Valley?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast 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 a pool 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. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.