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Redwood City, California
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love this place, relaxing and quiet beauty in the redwoods. Lynette and Ken are perfect hosts with deep knowledge of the area and interesting destinations. Homemade granola, fresh muffins or breads in the morning with fruit and coffee. It can't be beat! Pick any cabin or accomodation, you will love it. My Mom and I just stayed in Cabin... More 

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Marin County, CA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016

This is our 3 stay at the Highland Resort and it just keeps getting better and better. We came up for an annual Wine Barrel Tasting in the extended wine country and were lucky enough to adventure out with the delightful owner of the inn, Lynette. While the wine tasting was fun ( and great to see all of the... More 

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Thank Audone
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21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

When we visit Guerneville, this is the place we most often stay. The cabins offer the just the right amount of amenities, while still feeling rustic. The hotel is surrounded by redwoods, but it is located just a few minute walk to downtown Guerneville. The owners are very accommodating and friendly. They offer a nice breakfast, with homemade muffins. We... More 

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Alameda, California
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28 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Cutest little cottages, all redone. Fifties kitch kitchenette, relaxing electric fire, comfy bed, little deck that even has a kiddie gate to keep the dog in. Our dogs were welcomed and very comfortable, and the list of dog friendly places to eat topped off their comfort. We are straight, and stayed aware that it was our turn to be on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015 via mobile

I/we always love it here every year. The wide variety of cabins and tent sites are offered by the super friendly staff. We're gay and they are str8 friendly. The str8's are also friendly and avoid the hot tub after dark, lol 😊

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Highlandsgirl, Owner at Highlands Resort, responded to this review

Thanks! We're very glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. - Lynette & Ken More 

Tampa, Florida
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15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015 via mobile

Exceeded our expectations. We had a private cabin which was very very clean and quiet. The grounds and pool are stunning. Really exactly what we needed for a few days. Would most certainly stay here again. Amongst big redwood trees with a very good continental breakfast.

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Highlandsgirl, Owner at Highlands Resort, responded to this review

Thank you. We're very glad that we exceeded your expectations and that you enjoyed your time with us. We look forward to your next visit. Sincerely, Lynette & Ken McLean More 

London, United Kingdom
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78 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 via mobile

We visit here when we are in Guerneville each summer. Stunning quiet secluded location. No music, no bar and no attitude! It's a place to totally relax and meet people (if you want). Ken and Lynette are wonderful hosts and rightly very firm about the kind of place it should be! Daily complimentary home-made treats from Lynette's kitchen are a... More 

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Highlandsgirl, Owner at Highlands Resort, responded to this review

Thank you! We appreciate all of your kind words. It's always a lovely compliment when we have guests return year after year. We hope to see you next summer! - Lynette & Ken More 

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28 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

We recently spent a long weekend at the Highlands Resort to visit wine country. The grounds are absolutely amazing. Beautiful flowers and landscaping. You are in the midst of the redwoods, absolutely beautiful. We stayed in the Garden Suite next to the pool. It was nice, spacious, and very comfortable. The staff are very friendly and helpful. Rates are reasonable... More 

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Highlandsgirl, Owner at Highlands Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to submit a review. Wee are very glad that you had a good time and enjoyed the resort. We hope to see you again soon. Lynette & Ken More 

Oakland, California
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Enjoyed camping there a few years back. (2013) Good Coffee and breakfast, friendly staff and nice fellow guests and a very pleasant pool area. My only complaint. The shower in the pool area had a spring-loaded faucet that you had to hold on to for hot or cold water. There was no in-between to make the water warm, making showering... More 

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Highlandsgirl, Owner at Highlands Resort, responded to this review

Hi William L., Thank you for your review. I just wanted to let you know that we replaced that shower handle a couple years ago (probably right after you stayed). We do appreciate guest feedback and make changes and upgrades based in large part on guest suggestions. Thanks, Lynette McLean More 

San Jose
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25 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

I have stayed at this property several times, most recently over Memorial Day. The cabin accommodations are great! We were in #7 which has a King bed, love seat, 2-person soaking tub, and gas fireplace on the wall above the tub, which does a good job of heating the room if needed. There is also a small kitchen table, sink,... More 

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Highlandsgirl, Owner at Highlands Resort, responded to this review

Hi Michael, Thank you for your very nice review. We really appreciate your kind words. Memorial Day weekend is a lot of fun and we are glad you enjoyed yourselves. We'll check the temperature of the tub as we usually keep it at about 102 - 104. Hope to see you again soon, Lynette & Ken McLean More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Concierge
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcoming guests since the 1930's, Highlands 'came out' as a gay resort in 1980 (we're 'straight-friendly'). Individual cabins retain a vintage look with chrome and formica tables, inlayed linoleum floors, charming gas fireplaces and private porches.Two blocks from town, the resort is on 3 acres of redwood groves and gardens. Relax at our clothing optional pool! Our concierge assists with everything from restaurants and outdoor activities to wine tasting adventures. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Highlands Resort

Address: 14000 Woodland Drive, P o Box 346, Guerneville, CA 95446
Location: United States > California > Sonoma County > Guerneville
Price Range: $85 - $210 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 15
Also Known As:
Highlands Hotel Guerneville
Highlands Resort Guerneville, CA - Sonoma County
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