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Highlands Resort

14000 Woodland Dr, Guerneville, CA 95446-9501
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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.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot tub
Free breakfast
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Non-smoking hotel
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My daughter and I spent three nights at Highlands Resort. We enjoyed everything about it. The stunning setting in the redwoods, with beautiful gardens and pool area, was so serene and relaxing. Our suite was delightful, with a small kitchen, two bedrooms, and a bathroom. Everything was clean and comfortable, and spacious. Lovely! Best of all was the great hospitality and warm welcome from the owners. They were generous and encouraging, and had a wealth of information about this lovely area. Highly recommended for a great get-away!
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My wife and I are a straight coupe from SoCal. We came because of the difficulty of finding a dog friendly hotel. We really scored with Highlands Resort. The wooded setting is beautiful. The cottage we received was clean, large and very comfortable. The lovingly prepared baked treats with our coffee in the lobby delicious. Overall, a very tastefully decorated and serene resort.
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Response from Highlandsgirl, Owner at Highlands Resort
Responded Nov 11, 2018
We are so glad that you and your wife (and doggie) enjoyed your stay with us. We appreciate you taking the time to submit a review and we hope to see you again soon.
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Just home from an amazing 4 nights at the Highlands Resort and couldn’t have loved it more! The location and facilities are fantastic; the owners/staff were all so helpful, friendly, and welcoming; other guests were very nice; breakfasts were delicious! So happy to have discovered it and plan to return again and again to this gem in the woods!
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Response from Highlandsgirl, Owner at Highlands Resort
Responded Jul 21, 2018
Thanks! We'd love to have you come back (and the again and again bit warms our hearts). Looking forward to your next stay, Lynette & Ken
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There are a lot of positives about this place: a beautiful, wooded setting. Quiet, yet only a short walk to Guerneville centre. Very friendly, welcoming and helpful staff. A simple, comfortable room, but which was never really dark with the curtains and blinds letting in light. The self-service breakfast was basic and rather disappointing, just some granolas and juice/coffee. I can't rate it higher because I found it very overpriced for what I wanted. Perhaps it was not the right place for me: I was out exploring the surrounding area (hiking, river swimming and winery visits) all day and did not use any resort facilities, e.g. hot tub and swimming pool, which are obviously important for many guests.
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Response from Highlandsgirl, Owner at Highlands Resort
Responded Jul 21, 2018
Thank you for your review, We're sorry that you were disappointed in our breakfasts. We do take pride in offering three different types of home made (by us) granola each day along with something baked like muffins or fruit breads. We appreciate your feedback on our rooms and we will look at what might be done to improve the way our wood blinds block the morning light. Thank you.
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I fly from the east coast every year to experience the beautiful Russian river area and stay at this precious place. Everything is perfect here. The owners Lynette and Ken have painstakingly updated this property so everything is easy and pleasant. The atmosphere is laid back so you can unplug by the pool without loud music or disruptive noise. The pool and hot tub areas are clothing optional. Breakfast includes the famous highlands muffins and fruit breads. You are surrounded by everything Sonoma has to offer. This is the last beautiful resort of its kind. People come from the world over to be here. Dont miss out.
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