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“Wine Country Weekend”
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Sonoma Orchid Inn
Ranked #5 of 12 Guerneville B&B and Inns
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Reviewed March 4, 2014

Perfect choice for a wine country getaway. An adorable farmhouse just minutes from hiking in the beautiful redwood forests or the Pacific Ocean. Surrounded by vineyards and wineries. Dana and Brian are so nice and helpful and the family style breakfasts were wonderful. My husband and I stayed in the Acorn cottage which was lovely and so comfortable. We highly recommend the Sonoma Orchid Inn.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 24, 2014

My fiance brought me here for my birthday for a few nights. We loved, loved, LOVED everything about it - the beautiful location, extremely friendly and helpful innkeepers, deliciously amazing breakfasts, laid back feel to the place, lovely and cozy room, nearby wine tasting and fine dining, hot tub and 24 hour refreshments in the kitchen - everything. Wouldn't change a thing, this place is a delight.

Room Tip: Stay in any available room - you won't regret it.
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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 19, 2014

My husband and I spent a night there and had an amazing time. The owners, Brian and Dana are fabulous!, They are very knowledgeable about the area, the breakfast was delicious, and the inn was lovely in every regard. Beautiful location, quaint yet modern. We'll be heading back for sure!

Thanks so much Brian & Dana!!

Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 15, 2013

If your goal is to tour wine country in the Russian River Valley, this should be your home base.
The location is ideal, with easy access to numerous wineries and great restaurants. The Pacific coast and incredible redwoods are just around the corner. Dana and Brian are a wealth of local knowledge and yes, as you already know, their breakfast bows down to no ones. Our early departure time was met with a bag of apples, fresh baked croissants and home made jam. These guys are awesome! We've found our home in Sonoma.

Room Tip: Acorn room was quirky and comfy
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  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 12, 2013

Have stayed with Brian and Dana on 3 occasions. Each time keeps us coming back for another visit. The rooms are cute, buiding full of character and all the facilities you could want (yummy chocolate chip cookies!). Plus the breakfasts are amazing. Wouldnt hesitate to go back.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 4, 2013

We recently spent 4 enjoyable days at the Sonoma Orchid Inn.This charming century farmhouse formed an excellent base for exploring both Sonoma and Napa valley wineries. The owners Brian and Dana were attentive but not intrusive and full of local knowledge and helpful advice. Although our room(the laurel suite)was located at the front of the farmhouse thus closest to the road ,kitchen and living room we were not bothered by any of the traffic or household sounds! This very comfortable room with its adjoining sitting room and private bath gave us plenty of space and privacy.. Breakfasts were inventive,delicious and largely sourced from the owners garden and chickens! The large living room with cosy fireplace, daily New York Times and homemade cookies was a welcomed retreat after a busy day.This is a country inn full of old world charm!

Room Tip: There is lots of room variety.
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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 30, 2013

We stayed in the Acorn room and found it very accommodating; clean and comfortable. Breakfast was very tasty and enjoyable, between meeting other guests, discussing with Dana and Brian what wineries and sights to see, and seeing what Dana had cooked up for us. Dana makes the best biscuits and homemade jams! While some rooms were close to River Road, newly installed insulated windows helped dampen the street noise so we were able to get a good night's sleep. I wish we could stay longer to investigate the property's grounds, but we spent most of our time visiting the nearby towns and tourist sites. After a fun day of wine tasting, we would return to the Inn and sit in the comfortable living room to relax by the fire and enjoy the cookies prepared by Dana. There is a fully stocked guest kitchen which enabled us to keep our wine and cheeses in the fridge. I would recommend the Sonoma Orchid Inn to anyone visiting the area and will surely stay there again when we return to the area.

Room Tip: Rooms away from River Road will definitely have a quieter atmosphere.
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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Sonoma Orchid Inn

Address: 12850 River Rd, Guerneville, CA 95446-9276 (Formerly Ridenhour Inn)
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Location: United States > California > Sonoma County > Guerneville
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 12 B&Bs / Inns in Guerneville
Price Range: $176 - $243 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Sonoma Orchid Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sonoma Orchid Inn - it's all about location, stylish comfort and convenience. Exit the urban scene for an escape to the country. The redwoods rise, the vineyards yield fog-kissed premier Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, the coast beckons, and the scenery ... more   less 
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Sonoma Orchid Hotel Guerneville
Sonoma Orchid Inn Guerneville, CA - Sonoma County

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