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“Lovely Wine Country B&B”
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Grape Leaf Inn
Ranked #6 of 15 Healdsburg B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
GreenLeadersSilver level
Atlanta
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Lovely Wine Country B&B”
Reviewed April 20, 2012

Exactly what a B&B should be! Grape Leaf Inn is the perfect place to stay in Healdsburg if you're touring the Sonoma (Russian River/Dry Creek) wine country. A turn-of-the-century house beautifully restored and furnished with period antiques; while the house was expanded several years ago to increase capacity, the expansion is seamlessly integrated into the original home. If you want quaint, get a room in the original house; if you want a larger bedroom and larger more modern bath, get a room in the newer addition.

Just a few blocks north of the square in Healdsburg, so you have the convenience of walking to one of the excellent restaurants for dinner. And this is a B&B that takes the "breakfast" part seriously. Excellent gourmet fare based on recipes of the owner; one morning it was crepes filled with a warm, homemade apple compote and a beautiful egg/cheese souffle with fresh herbs - certainly not your usual warmed over scrambled eggs and a bagel!

To top it off, the staff are warm and helpful and make you feel truly welcome and at home. Make sure you ask to see the "secret" speakeasy and wine cellar in the basement, with it's door hidden behind a bookcase!

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Grapeleafinn, Owner at Grape Leaf Inn, responded to this review, April 22, 2012
We are very appreciative of your most kind review. It is words like yours that makes our life in the B&B business a worthwhile way of life.
Thanks for taking the time to write us up.
Cheers !
Richard, Kae and the Staff
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Reviewed April 12, 2012

We stayed at the Grape Leaf with another couple over the Easter break and thoroughly enjoyed it. The property was top notch and the location is only a few blocks from the center of town but quiet enough to feel like you're not overwhelmed. The beds were very comfortable (we stayed in the Mourvedre room) and the daily breakfast was excellent. Kay is very nice and extremely helpful and accommodating. We'll be back!

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Grapeleafinn, Owner at Grape Leaf Inn, responded to this review, August 19, 2012
We thank you for your kind review. As you know reviews carry a lot of weight with future travelers and apart from our sincere appreciation for taking the time to write your review, it is gratifying to know that our hard working staff and our efforts to make your stay as enjoyable as possible is recognized.
Looking forward to seeing you at the Grape Leaf Inn soon.
Richard & Kae
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Menlo Park
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Reviewed March 19, 2012

We just spent a delightful weekend at this Healdsburg B&B, where the room was charming and well-kept, the breakfast outstanding and the service very hospitable. The breakasts were truly gourmet - the best we've had in our B&B experience. The manager helped us with suggestions on which local wineries to visit. And we did enjoy the Speakeasy wine-tasting by the owner. All in all, a wonderful experience. We do look forward to going back.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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alicante, Owner at Grape Leaf Inn, responded to this review, March 21, 2012
Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a glowing review. We certainly appreciate your business and look forward to seeing you again soon in the #1 B&B in the Wine Country.
Best wishes,
Richard & Kae Rosenberg
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Cool, California
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Reviewed March 14, 2012

We just returned from a wonderful two night getaway. This was our first experience in Healdsburg and was absolutely wonderful. Our room was excellent. Everyone we talked with owners, staff and other guests were delightful. The breakfasts were truly outstanding. We have stayed at other bed and breakfasts and this was by far the best! The location just added to the overall experience. We walked to dinners and shops. Can't wait to return.

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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Grapeleafinn, Owner at Grape Leaf Inn, responded to this review, March 16, 2012
We are sincerely grateful for your taking the time to write your flattering review. It mean so much for us to receive such complimentary feedback.
As you know. we always work hard to please all of our guest and each guest is very special. We know that you can stay elsewhere and are honored that you chose us for your special getaway and hope that you will return as often as you can to again experience the same wonderful time that you recently did in staying with us in the beautiful wine country.
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Reviewed February 1, 2012

The room was shabby and in need of maintenance. The owners were friendly but not warm and welcoming. The tv was tiny probably 11-13 inches and was situated as far as possible from the bed. Upon arrival, we read the in room ammenities book which said that there was a wine tasting on their Speakeasy. We dressed up and went to the speakeasy, which wasn't happening. No one was around to explain. In the morning, we asked the front desk when the speakeasy happens and she said she didn't know but she thought on Fridays. Later we asked the cook and she said she thought it was on Saturdays. Wel which is it? It would be a good idea to update the in room book. Also, each morning for breakfast, the front desk person came to our table and with out passion read what we were going to eat. I'm fairly certain that the menu has the same items each week and if not how hard can it be to memorize pumpkin pancakes? Overall this place was a complete disappontment. The owners really don't seem like they want to run a bed and breakfast.

  • Stayed January 2012
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Grapeleafinn, Owner at Grape Leaf Inn, responded to this review, February 2, 2012
This review is totally inappropriate and should be removed as soon as possible as it contains false statements, derogatory comments about us and our staff, our breakfasts, the size of the television and the condition of the room these guests occupied.
1. I specifically remember these guests storming down to the front desk as soon as they entered their room complaining about the size of the television. In response, we advised that all 12 rooms have the same size TV's, all televisions have a minimum of 20 inch screens, are less than a year old LCD/ HD thin line sets with free access to all premium channels. We chose to position the screens above the liveable space in the rooms to allow the guests more room and eliminate and clutter. No others guests have ever complained about the televisions.
2. We enjoy what we do and have trained our staff to follow our example when they interface with guests and are constantly on premises to insure all of our guests feel at home. A quick look at the other reviews posted as recently as a week ago demonstrates the truth of this response.
3. Our cook does not speak English so it is hard to believe the statement that our cook even understood what they were asking. In fact, we provide each guest free of additional charge, including these folks, with a fine bottle of Old VIne Zinfandel which retails for $37.50 in lieu of a wine tasting which we do on certain weekend days ( either Fridays or Saturdays) and no special dress code is required. SInce the bottle of wine was already placed in their room before their arrival we can only assume they were disappointed that they did not get a wine tasting in addition to the free bottle of wine.
4. We take great pride in the quality of our breakfasts ( and portions) and change the menu each and every day to avoid repetition. Their supposition that we repeat breakfasts is plainly untrue.
5. These guests were asked if everything was to their liking upon their departure and they advised that they were pleased with the accommodations and breakfasts but did say they felt the TV was not large enough to their liking; a complaint that we never had after an entire year of many guests staying with us.
6. It is also unfair to merely state that the room was 'shabby' without specifying what aspect of the room they booked led to such unwarranted conclusion since every room is inspected every day. Had any complaints been brought to our attention about the condition of the room we would have add
We find it very frustrating to see reviews that are not factually correct, disparaging of our staff and ourselves and the amenities we provide. A quick look at other reviews, including those that were posted as recently as this week will attest to what we have stated in this reponse.
This insulting review, should be removed immediately for the reasons stated.
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Palo Alto, California
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5 reviews
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Reviewed January 31, 2012

My husband and I stayed at the Grape Leaf Inn this past weekend and it was a wonderful experience through and through. The inn was charming and the breakfasts were amazing! We stayed in the Gamay Rose, which was nice and roomy. The bed was large and comfy, and the shower in this room was amazing (great water pressure!). The location was nice, very convenient to walk to the Healdsburg square (shopping and eating). It's a very homey inn and all the staff were warm and friendly. I should note that we were a little concerned upon checking in that our room was right off of one of the common areas, but we slept great---it was very quiet the whole time we were there.

Room Tip: The Gamay Rose was great---roomy with high ceilings. It's on the first floor right off the comm...
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Grapeleafinn, Owner at Grape Leaf Inn, responded to this review, February 2, 2012
Thank you very much for your kind review and taking the time to write it. Having guests such as yourselves write such a review reinforces our belief that we constantly do our best to satisfy our clients and keep our Inn in tip top shape on a daily basis and provide you with a variety of gourmet breakfasts every day.
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Franklin, Tennessee
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Reviewed January 17, 2012

We had the pleasure of getting to stay at the Grape Leaf Inn for two days as part of a company retreat. It was a wonderful experience! Our every need was met, and it was just such a pleasant, beautiful, place. The breakfast is amazing; the speakeasy is a delight, the rooms are gorgeous, and Richard, the owner, was a great host. We would love to go back!

Room Tip: We loved the Viogner room. It had a fireplace and a great bath.
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Grapeleafinn, Owner at Grape Leaf Inn, responded to this review, February 2, 2012
We very much appreciate your taking the time to post your review. We are rewarded by just reading your kind words and we look forward to hosting you again.
Sincerely,
Richard & Kae
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Property: Grape Leaf Inn
Address: 539 Johnson St, Healdsburg, CA 95448-3907
Location: United States > California > Sonoma County > Healdsburg
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 15 B&Bs / Inns in Healdsburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Grape Leaf Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A luxury 13 room Inn in the heart of Wine Country. Enjoy the ambiance of our award winning property along with our 9 family wineries-Wilson Artisan Wineries. Absolutely sumptuous breakfasts and ultimate comfort, amenities and our special hidden Speakeasy where we serve the best California wines, cheeses. Walk to fine restaurants as well ... more   less 
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