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91% (34 member ratings) "Feels like your own private Italian villa" -- Lonely Planet

Applewood Inn

Guerneville, CA
  • Charming adults-only property in the Russian River Valley
  • Sonoma wineries are within an hour's drive
  • The French-inspired restaurant is well reviewed by The Michelin Guide
  • The country-style rooms have pretty views & the suites have private terraces

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91% (34 member ratings)

4.3Value for Money


13555 Highway 116
Guerneville, CA, 95446
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A charming pink-walled inn with an intimate atmosphere, the Applewood Inn "feels like your own private Italian villa", says Lonely Planet. The hotel is a quiet, adults-only property, set in pretty flower gardens, surrounded by a wooded glade in the Russian River Valley.

In the summer, guests can laze on the pool deck or snuggle up by the lounge's river-rock fireplace, during the colder months. There's also a small spa for on-site massages and many Sonoma wineries are within an hour’s drive. Make sure you ask for your free Wine Tasting Passport at reception, which entitles you to free tastings and discounts in the area.

The large breakfast menu is varied and locally sourced (eggs come from a ranch down the road and the fruit and vegetables are grown in the inn's own garden).

The restaurant itself is "a destination dining spot" and "Sonoma sparkler", according to The Michelin Guide. Its French-influenced Californian dishes, include cocoa nib-crusted rack of lamb and spiced pumpkin crème brulée.

Rooms in the original Villa Casa Grande 1920s building have heavy beamed ceilings, antique furnishings and attractive views. There are also three suites in the modern Gate House (la Piccolo Casa), named Castellina, Chianti and Cortona. Each has a private terrace, and a bathtub or whirlpool in the bathroom.

Do take note: the property is small and office staff leave at 6pm, so be sure to phone ahead if you plan to arrive late.

From the press:
  • "Applewood offers much more than meets the eye – it is a serious spa, an inn, and clearly a dining destination spot" -- The Michelin Guide


  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor pool
  • Restaurant
  • No pets allowed


  • Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
  • Concierge service
  • Pillow menu

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Jacuzzi in some rooms
  • Outdoor space for some rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Internet access
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Bathrobes
  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Bathtub
  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries


  • Complimentary parking


  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible pool area
  • Accessible restaurant
  • Accessible spa
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


  • Standard check in time: 3pm. Minimum age required to check in: 21.


  • Standard checkout time: 11am

Children and additional guests

  • Adults only, children cannot be accommodated. The maximum number of guests per room is two.


  • No pets allowed.


  • A $400 cleaning charge will be applied for guests smoking in the guest rooms or suites.


  • Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details

  • The restaurant is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. One $25 massage credit will be given per person for up to two guests in lieu of a dinner credit.
    **Please contact the Inn after you book your reservation, they will provide a personal confirmation**

Getting there

It's just under two hours by car from Oakland International Airport, a 2-hour drive from San Francisco International Airport and just under two hours and 30 minutes by car from Sacramento International Airport. Free parking is available at the resort


  • 13555 Highway 116
  • Guerneville, CA, 95446
  • United States

Customer Service

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Tel: +44 (0) 20 3564 9000

M-F, 8am-9pm

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