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Gaige House + Ryokan, a Four Sisters Inn
Ranked #1 of 3 Glen Ellen B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed June 29, 2013

This was our second time to the Gaige House, also came in 2010, loved it so much we came back for a Big Birthday, with some friends. Hotel has a historic older home as the main building. There are rooms in that building, some face the back, toward the pool, have not seen them so can't comment. Might be less quiet due to activity in the main house. There are also rooms in 3 other smaller buildings. One, next to the pool (stayed there in 2010, very nice big room). The other 2 buildings are for the 2 rows of Zen suite rooms. One building is the Zen creek side, rooms 17 to 20 (or 21, not sure). Other building is for the Zen garden rooms. The Zen garden are closer to the road. The hotel is right off the road through Glen Ellen and Sonoma. Not a highway, but you can hear the traffic, so if in Zen garden rooms, traffic noise might be distracting. We were in room 17. the front door opens directly into the parking lot, which is not as nice as rooms 18 to 21, which open to this neat bamboo "wall" walkway. But, 17 does have a larger creekside garden area than the other rooms - there is a little deck right by the room, and then another little patio area that overlooks the creek. Zen suite was gorgeous, absolutely stunning, as per other reviews. Huge granite tub was great (be careful getting in and out, it's big and slippery). Huge bed, super comfy and sheets were great. Fireplace sitting area was lovely. Everything - gorgeous. Loved the pool in the backyard - not big, not small. Property tends to not have families with young kids (or maybe that was bec. we went in May), so was very relaxing to swim laps in the pool or just float around to cool down. Never had trouble getting a chaise lounge to sunbathe. Loved the outdoor mini-hot pool too, great to sit in there at night and read. Lovely roses and greenery everywhere, so pretty. Loved the breakfast too - egg choice everyday, omelette or similar, and cold ham slices. Great coffee, fresh OJ, and so many tasty little home made muffins, scones and croissants, very tasty. The relaxed wine and cheese from 5 to 7 is too. They put out some red and white wines in the front parlour, some home made cookies, and very good cheeses. No one is there to talk about the wine, but is a nice chance to relax and chat with fellow guests. The hotel is walking distance to some very nice restaurants as well, we loved that also. It's expensive to stay here, but it really is a relaxing and luxurious oasis, in a charming little town. Love it. Gave it a 4 for value, because the zen suites are maybe a bit over-priced, and a 4 for location as it is very close to the main road.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 26, 2013

We had a really nice stay at this lovely Inn. The decor is very Zen, which makes a nice change after all the florals and patterned carpets. Beds super comfortable and nice modern bathroom.
Great breakfast; staff very pleasant and accommodating. Nice place to stay to explore the Sonoma Valley.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 12, 2013

Gaige House is very cozy and very nice. Glen Ellen is a cute little town in close proximity to Sonoma, etc. Our room was very pretty and serene with a great bathroom - large tub! We had a little deck type space just outside our room that was nice to hang out on and read and relax. The pool and jacuzzi are very nice and surrounded by tree. Breakfast each morning was delicious and fresh. I did think Gaige House was a tad pricey for what they offer and the quality of the amenities, etc. (they need better mattresses, sheets, pillows, comforters, TVs, etc...) particularly compared to other small places we've stayed in similar type places. It is a very nice place and the people were nice, too.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 10, 2013

Came here on our honeymoon and was blown away but how lovely the property is. We stayed 2 nights in the Zen Suite Creekside. GLORIOUS. Huge airy room, roaring (gas) fireplace, comfy bed, lovely little deck. And the huge granite tub! The breakfast was delicious, the staff kind - it was the best place I've stayed in ages. Book NOW.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 5, 2013

Stayed here for two nights over the Memorial Day weekend with another couple and enjoyed the Inn. Checkin was a breeze, but they stand firm on their "no early check in" policy. Our room was #1, on the second floor. It was a front facing room in the main building, and surprisingly, road noise was an issue. Trucks and cars goung by were very noticeable, unfortunately. The room itself was comfortable, the bathroom old but adequate (except the shower is about 4ft high...had to contort to wash my hair and face.)
The breakfastr was excellent. Simple and a good variety. There was a difficult couple there at the same time, and the staff handled them very well.
The location is central, and the staff very nice. The lobby living room with fireplace was a nice place tomeet or to read the paper. We didn't use the Spa, or attend the afternoon wine event. It was expensive, but everyting out here is. Would I stay again? Probably not. It was nice, but not over the top.

Room Tip: Stay away from the two room facing the street. LOUD.
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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 4, 2013

The location is very good. The only problem is certainly not their fault. If you plan to walk to dinner there are no sidewalks, or even roadsides. The Inn provides flashlights to make the walk more safe. The room was very nice, as was the pool. Great service and staff. A very good choice.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 29, 2013

The Gaige house has it all. The people were charming ,the house was pristine, the views were breathtaking. Our breakfast was a culinary delight! The grounds offered a lovely swimming pool ,a hot tub,and a hammock under the trees. We picked up a bottle of wine ,some cheese and olives . There was a table set back near the pool in this very lush garden. Need I say more. PERFECTION !!!!

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Address: 13540 Arnold Dr, Glen Ellen, CA 95442-9305 (Formerly Gaige House, A Four Sisters Inn)
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Location: United States > California > Sonoma County > Glen Ellen
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Glen Ellen
Price Range: $248 - $439 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Gaige House + Ryokan, a Four Sisters Inn 4.5*
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Tucked into the Sonoma Valley hamlet of Glen Ellen, the Gaige House + Ryokan feels like a secret hideaway. Of course, it's not really a secret; the Gaige House + Ryokan is regularly recommended in Michelin and other guides. Gaige House + Ryokan 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 breakfast buffet and afternoon wine and cheese tasting as well as refreshing green tea at check-in, house-baked matcha cookies, after-dinner sake alongside the port and sherry. The spa treatment menu includes new massages, with either lemongrass or lavender infusions. Guests staying in Gaige House + Ryokan’s Zen Suites discover additional enhancements found in classic ryokans, such as the use of yukata robes, geta and zori slippers. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Gaige House, a Joie De Vivre Hotel Hotel Glen Ellen
Gaige House + Ryokan, a Four Sisters Inn Glen Ellen, CA - Sonoma County

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