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Avalon, a Luxury Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #1 of 2 Sebastopol B&B and Inns
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“Magical!”
Reviewed April 19, 2006

We have never stayed in a B&B before, so choosing Avalon Luxury B&B for our honeymoon destination was a slight gamble, and now we may be spoiled for life! Hilary and Gary were very accomodating with fabulous anecdotes to our questions about the area, the wineries, and their property. They also had directions and reviews for many area restaurants that were right on the money. The town of Sebastopol is very charming, and the Avalon property is nestled quietly away from it, but close enough to so many area attractions. Hilary's food was so incredible that we just had to eat breakfast at Avalon all five days to see what delightful surprises she would have for us each morning. The Magician's Suite was cozy and decked out with luxurious linens, which were replaced fresh daily. The fabulous little touches like the "Permission to Nap" conspicously left on our bed were an indication to the attention to detail and hospitality. The quaint walking path, greenery, redwoods, and the running stream lulled us to sleep and welcomed us to each morning. We are convinced that the magic even brought us a falling star that we happened to spot through the trees one night while relaxing in the garden hot tub. Hilary and Gary helped make our honeymoon exceptional, and we'll be back for many an anniversary!

  • Stayed March 2006
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Reviewed July 23, 2005

The Avalon is a beautiful B&B in the redwoods. This is quite a gem. The room was lovely, the food was awesome, and the grounds are perfect. The running water from the creek is lovely to listen to. Hilary and Gary are wonderful hosts...We cannot wait to return!

  • Stayed July 2005
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Reviewed May 24, 2005

We just came back from a little excursion to Sebastopol. Ever since I toured the Avalon Inn two years ago, I have been trying to plan a trip to go and stay there. Well, business took us to the area and we were very fortunate to reserve a room there. The Inn is more than I imagined. Our 1 night away seemed like more. We were in the Enchanted Forest Suite; it is Enchanted with the creek running and the solitude. A.J. (the junior innkeeper) gave us our tour and it was perfect, he is so cute! The hospitality from Hillary, Gary and A.J. was right on go see for yourself. Hillary is also a great "chef". If you need a retreat or just want to pamper yourself I recommend the Avalon, a Luxury B&B.

  • Stayed May 2005, traveled on business
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Reviewed October 18, 2004

It is true, the Avalon Luxury Inn is nestled in an enchanting forest of redwoods, rhododendrons and flowers where cares are a million miles away. There we enjoyed beautiful, spacious accommodations and gourmet breakfasts, which were over-the-top delicious as were the creative sweets that accompanied afternoon coffee and tea; a welcome treat after a day exploring the Sonoma countryside.

The gracious hosts Hilary and Gary have spared no consideration in making their inn top of the line. The accommodations are spacious, fantastically decorated and very sumptuous. Every consideration of guest comfort and satisfaction has been provided in a high quality way. More amenities are available than we have encountered elsewhere even though we’ve stayed at many superb places. We loved the comfy fireside chairs in our large, very private room (all have private and separate entrances) , the deep plush robes and the hot tub under the redwoods and stars just steps away. It is just one of the places at Avalon to enjoy a quiet moment with a delicious Sonoma wine.

Although it is a completely hidden away, the Avalon Luxury Inn is actually close and convenient to all of Sonoma and its wineries and fine restaurants. Hilary and Gary generously share information, menus and maps of their favorite restaurants, wineries and Sonoma attractions. Their dinner recommendations all were superb. We only wish we could have spent more time at Avalon Luxury Inn so we could explored them all. We can highly recommend the Avalon Luxury Inn.

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Reviewed May 26, 2004

We have never written a review of a hotel we've stayed in before, but after a wonderful weekend at Avalon, we had to let others know about this hidden gem in the Sonoma area. From the moment you pull off into Avalon's private drive, you have entered a sanctuary of peace, complete with a babbling brook, chirping birds and mammoth redwood trees. We stayed in Guenivere's Tower, and loved the double sided fireplace, the clawfoot tub, the wonderfully oversized bed, and the fact that there wasn't a doily anywhere in sight! Innkeepers Hillary and Gary were attentive without being overbearing, and the breakfasts are not to be missed! They are very meticulous, and seemed to have anticipated our every need before we arrived, from directions already printed to every restaurant, to having our wine purchases shipped home right from the inn. We also snuck out late one night to the hot tub, and relaxed while gazing up up at the stars through the redwoods. We have stayed all over the world, and we found the Avalon to be one of our new favorites. Elegant without being fussy, with a charm all it's own, we would recommend the Avalon to anyone.

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Property: Avalon, a Luxury Bed & Breakfast
Address: 11910 Graton Rd, Sebastopol, CA 95472-9700
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Location: United States > California > Sonoma County > Sebastopol
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Sebastopol
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Avalon, a Luxury Bed & Breakfast 2.5*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Let Avalon BandB Surround You with Luxury and Hospitality Venture into California's beloved Sonoma Wine Country, 35 miles north of San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge. Feel the change in air as you drive west toward Sebastopol and the gorgeous hills and valleys of the Russian River Valley with farms, forests and vineyards of famously fun and fabulous West Sonoma County. Discover the bohemian town of Sebastopol with charming restaurants and shops. A short five miles from Sebastopol, cross the wooden bridge and enter the enchanted land of Avalon Inn. Nestled in the majestic redwoods, you will be surrounded with luxury and hospitality at our wonderful, secluded B&B. ... more   less 
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