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“Pet Friendly - Delightful dinner and night after wine tasting in Dry Creek Valley and Russian River Valley” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Valley Ford Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Valley Ford
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Pacifica, California
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83 reviews
22 hotel reviews
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“Pet Friendly - Delightful dinner and night after wine tasting in Dry Creek Valley and Russian River Valley”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2009

My husband and I stumbled upon this place after dropping our kids off at camp. We were shopping at a little boutique in Freestone and the owner referred us to Rocker Oysterfellers for dinner. We had a wonderful meal of oysters, fresh salad and great company. We asked the bartender if he knew of a dog friendly hotel in the area that we could stay in the following weekend when we picked up the kids. They have one room on the ground floor and we booked it.

We headed up to the northern most part of the Dry Creek Valley following the bartenders recommendations of wineries. We worked our way down to Valley Ford and checked in around 5:30. After a quick nap, we went to dinner where we had a wonderful experience. We started with some wonderful oysters - half shell and the Rocker special. Then my husband had a special salad made with greens from their organic garden. We enjoyed the entire meal and will return.

Our room was simple, but very clean and comfortable. The bed was cozy and the bathroom spacious. This is a delightful inn and aside from the scent of the cows that are all over the fields surrounding the inn, no negatives.

We will return.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Pacific Grove, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2009

If you're looking for a quaint and charming hotel, the Valley Ford is it. It's small hotel (only 6 rooms) in a historic 1864 building. The rooms were spotless, and the simple yet rustic decor was exactly what we were looking for. There are no TV's, which is nice for a change, and the beds were VERY comfortable. Coffee was brought up to our rooms in the morning, and you feel right at home. The hotel also has a restaurant and bar downstairs called "Rocker Oysterfellers." It was closed on the days we were there, but the menu looks incredible. The hotel owner (who is also the chef) was very accommodating and made sure we had everything we needed. It's only minutes from Osmosis Day Spa and Bodega Bay, and make sure to check out "Gabby Girl" across the street for cute gifts. I highly recommend this hotel!

  • Stayed May 2009
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Travelgirl95648
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Northern California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2009

Travelling up Highway 1 we saw the vacancy sign on the Valley Ford Hotel and boy were we in for a treat! We sat down to a 5 star meal of local foods, cheeses, wine, oysters, unbelievable. The experience was like being cooked for in your neighbor's kitchen... This is the perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of city life - and the staff/owners play the role of country inn/farm house oasis very very well. We rolled on upstairs to our quaint neat and clean room - like a guest room in someone's house - no phone - no TV - JUST what we needed. Loved the experience... The walls are a bit thin, but it lends to the authenticity of the country life we were craving. Nice large bathroom and shower stocked with a great EO choice in shampoo, conditioner and gel. Our new home away from home.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank learningtobreathe
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Oregon
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2009

We actually stayed in the VF Hotel before it was officially open. My father was a resident of Valley Ford, and passsed away in May of 2005. We needed a place to stay and even though they weren't open for business Dave Allen (the owner) and his partners Carlos and Andrew opened their doors for us made us a lovely meal. We sat around chatting and listening to music all night. It was a wonderful night in the midst of such sorrow.

The room was cozy, clean and very welcoming, the food was amazing. I just loved the fact there were no phones and no TV's in the rooms. I hope it's still the same today.
L. (Shea)

  • Stayed May 2006, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank 1FishWife
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Las Vegas
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 19, 2009

Marvelous chef! Great hospitality!! Talented and friendly young couple run the place, and make frequent visits to neighboring wineries, keeping an excellent yet reasonalby priced wine selection. Creative, original edibles. Spa just down the road apeice is second to none. Lovely beaches & wine tours nearby. Looking forward to our next visit!

  • Stayed April 2007, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank youngretireebc
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St. George, Utah
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2009

My stay there was a dream come true. Wonderful people that run it. The stay, food and fun was far more than I ever expected. Would go back there every year if I could. I really enjoyed everything about it

  • Stayed February 2007, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank fanceenancy
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Boulder City NV
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2009

We arrived at the Valley Ford Hotel/Rocker Oysterfeller's late afternoon after a long car trip. The rooms are quaint, inviting and very clean. There are no telephones or televisions which suit us just fine. The bar scene was fun with lots of friendly locals with which to strike up conversations. Dinner was excellent with 'downhome' flavors and generous portions. We had a great night's sleep on really comfortable beds and linens. The traffic starts pretty early in the morning on Highway One, but all-in-all a pleasant experience.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Traveler19480110
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Property: Valley Ford Hotel
Address: 14415 Highway 1, Valley Ford, CA 94972
Location: United States > California > Sonoma County > Valley Ford
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Valley Ford
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Valley Ford Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The historic Valley Ford Hotel, built in 1864, is located in the rolling hills of West Sonoma County, in the quaint community of Valley Ford. The hotel has seven charming guest rooms, each with a queen bed and private bath. The rooms feature comfortable high-thread count triple sheeted & quilted beds, over-sized bath towels and local artisan soaps. Rocker Oysterfeller's Kitchen & Saloon, which celebrates local, seasonal and sustainably farmed foods with its Southern inspired dishes is just downstairs. ... more   less 
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