Glen Ellen

Gaige House + Ryokan, a Four Sisters Inn

Travelzoo Staff

Why We Love It

  • Elegant inn housed in one of the area’s oldest homes, built in 1890
  • Stays include breakfast, evening wine hour, freshly baked cookies, Wi-Fi and parking
  • Less than five-minute walk from some of Glen Ellen’s top-rated restaurants
  • Stays include an evening cordial bar and two passes per day to Parkpoint Health Club Sonoma

“An atmospheric place to tuck in for the weekend” -- Forbes
Enjoyed This
(55 Member Ratings)
"Everything was top rate! We were upgraded to a Japanese style Ryokan room which rivaled the one I had stayed at in Kyoto, Japan! Many extra amenities like a personal courtyard, a fireplace, a deep and beautiful soaking tub, Zen music on a Bose CD player, etc. Breakfast was very good also."
06. Feb 2019
San Diego, CA, USA

Map & Directions

The inn is approximately 90 minutes from San Francisco and Oakland Airports. Complimentary parking is provided for all guests.

Rooms & Rates

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Nestled on 1.5 landscaped acres bordering the Calabazas Creek, the Gaige House has transformed several times over more than a century -- from a private home to a school house, a brothel and finally a meat market -- before being made over into a bed-and-breakfast in the 1980s.

All accommodations are outfitted in simple, elegant shades of cream, black and white with dark wood furniture, bamboo and rattan accents, and modern necessities like free Wi-Fi. 

All stays include complimentary daily breakfast buffet as well as wine and cheese in the sitting room each evening. Throughout the day, guests can nibble on freshly baked cookies or sip port -- both are always available on a sideboard in the entryway. Guests can walk just five minutes to three of the town’s best restaurants: the Fig Café, sister property for Sonoma’s renowned The Girl and the Fig; the Glen Ellen Star, serving garden-to-table cuisine; and Glen Ellen Inn, a popular oyster and martini bar. The hotel is within a half mile of Sonoma Valley Regional Park and less than 2 miles from Jack London State Historic Park as well as Quarryhill Botanical Garden. Stays also include an evening cordial bar with port, sherry and sake as well as two passes per day to Parkpoint Health Club Sonoma featuring state of the art workout facilities, fitness classes and more.

After a day of sightseeing or wine tasting, guests can unwind in the heated outdoor pool and hot tub or book spa treatments on the Creekside deck, in a garden cabana or in the privacy of their rooms. The property’s design encourages visitors to kick back and relax with hammocks hanging from the ancient oaks, Adirondack chairs lining the pool and a rock garden with a pagoda and fountains.

From the press:
  • “A Zen-style oasis smack in the middle of wine country” -- Travel + Leisure
  • “Its high style and remarkable service have made it one of the most appealing hotels around” --
  • “The allure of Gaige House is a blend of the charm of the inn and the magic of quaint, quiet Glen Ellen” -- Sonoma Magazine



  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pet-friendly
  • Spa
  • 100% smoke-free
  • No elevator / lift


  • Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
  • Concierge service
  • Safe in reception

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Outdoor space for some rooms
  • Sitting area
  • DVD / CD player & library
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Internet access
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


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


  • Complimentary parking


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible pool area
  • ADA compliant rooms
  • Facilities for guests with special needs
  • Wheelchair accessible


Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

If you plan to arrive before 3:00 pm, you may park in the parking lot; your luggage can be stored pending check-in.
If you plan to arrive after 8:00 pm, please call the property at 707-935-0237 to coordinate your check-in with the overnight manager

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Children 5 or under stay free of charge when using existing bedding.

Gaige House is designed to provide a quiet and restful retreat for guests seeking relaxation and privacy. In order to most fully enjoy your vacation, please speak to the innkeeper about which guestroom would be best should you be traveling with a child.
Cribs are available on request and in select rooms; free of charge.
Extra beds are not available.
Rates are based on double occupancy.  Extra person charge is $25 per person, per night including children over the age of 6.
Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel.
**Please note rooms for the Travelzoo Deal are for 2 guests only**

Pets: We are more than happy to accommodate your dog!
An advance dog reservation is required and an additional non-refundable fee of $100 will be added to your folio. We will provide a dog bed, feeding bowls, a miniature bento box with sushi dog treat, and gourmet dog treats.
Please contact the inn directly to discuss availability, policies and fees. Additional information is available on the inn's website.
A service animal, as acknowledged by the American with Disabilities Act, is welcome to accompany their owner while staying at the inn.

Fees: A resort/facility fee of US$25 plus tax, per night will be added to the total price of your stay upon check out.

This fee (with tax is $28.55) includes:

  • Gourmet daily breakfast for two including a hot entrée and fresh pastries
  • Guest passes to Parkpoint Health Club Sonoma featuring state of the art work out facilities, fitness classes and more
  • WiFi access
  • Water and soft drinks
  • Evening cordial bar with premium ports, sake and sherry
  • A nightly Magic Hour featuring wine paired with a cheese tasting.
** Please note this fee is waived when booking the Travelzoo Deal **

Cancellation: 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: Please contact the hotel after booking your reservation to provide your full contact details including an email address and telephone number.

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

Customer Service available Mon-Fri, 8am-6pm

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

Enjoyed This
(55 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Gaige House, Glen Ellen (CA) (part of Four Sisters) over the past 15 months.
4.8 Ambiance
4.7 Location
4.5 Rooms
4.7 Quality of Service
4.4 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Everything was top rate! We were upgraded to a Japanese style Ryokan room which rivaled the one I had stayed at in Kyoto, Japan! Many extra amenities like a personal courtyard, a fireplace, a deep and beautiful soaking tub, Zen music on a Bose CD player, etc. Breakfast was very good also.
Other Comments
The staff was great!
Terri 06. Feb 2019 San Diego, CA, USA
Other Comments
It was just ok. Room temp was difficult to control. Room was a bit small.
Sheila 06. Feb 2019 San Mateo, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The inn is very relaxing, calm and laid back. The breakfast they provide is good and tasty. It's very easy to walk into Glen Ellen or to drive to any destination.
Raymond 23. Jan 2019 Manteca, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The suite and granite tub were amazing! We walked into zen music playing in our room along with fireplace on. Sake and mochi in room. Tea kettle and cups for tea. All the details were simply amazing through out the hotel and so relaxing. Freshly made cookies every night along with sake and port wines included at night. Wine and cheese hour also included. The breakfast was also included and it was different daily and really delicious. Fresh food, fresh orange juice. Absolutely loved it. We will return for sure!
Anna Lisa 10. Jan 2019 Brentwood, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The manager, Micah, was genuinely welcoming, warm and gracious. He set the tone for a thoroughly enjoyable stay in this low-key, luxe property. Gauge House features elegant, comfortable rooms and common areas complete with cozy fireplaces and plush seating. Home made cookies, high quality brewed tea, and an impressive wine and cheese selection added to our overall experience. Celica, their chef of many years, put out a downright delicious breakfast which really impressed (and I’ve been in the high end restaurant business for decades). I’m still thinking about how good it was. If you’re looking to unwind and lower your shoulders in a serene setting, Gaige House will not disappoint.
Andy 10. Jan 2019 Oakland, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Quiet, relaxing atmosphere. Loved the jacuzzi tub in our room. Good breakfast and a great massage.
Kimberly 25. Jun 2018 Channahon, IL, USA
Enjoyed Most
The staff was friendly and accommodating. The atmosphere and ambience was relaxing and private. The creek side setting was peaceful.
Kimberly 28. Apr 2018 Weavervillee, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Pleasant staff, clean rooms, excellent breakfast and awesome massage
Nigel 23. Apr 2018 Felton, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
their hospitality, accompanying amenities and just the overall ambience. ruth at the front desk is excellent. she is very welcoming and made me feel very at home. from the tea & cookies, to my room with the excellent jetted tub, to magic hour with wine & cheese, to the fab breakfast, i had a fantastic one night stay at gaige house and i can't wait to return!
Other Comments
one of the best travelzoo purchases i have made. i thoroughly enjoyed myself.
Barbara 23. Apr 2018 Carrboro, NC, USA
Enjoyed Most
The serenity and attention to detail. It was elegant in an understated way.
Other Comments
It was one of the loveliest places I have ever stayed. The wine and cheese tasting was spectacular and the breakfast was divine.
Marigrace 19. Apr 2018 San Francisco, CA, USA

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