Whether I go for a week, a long weekend or a regular weekend, whether its Winter or Summer, I have a great time at the Highlands. The owners, Ken and Lynette, are there to make sure I have a great time, every time. Help with wine tours, elegant dining or someplace fun and funky - canoeing, horseback riding, spectacular auto-tours through the surrounding country. The pool area is laid back and clothing optional along with the separate hot tub area. I have been here many, many times on my own and there are always other guests to meet and make new friends - go to dinner or just hang. The people are cool. It's not a bar scene but that doesn't mean you won't find new friends hanging on the porches of their cabins having a cocktail before going to dinner
The rooms range from frugal and clean to very nice with a private two person soaking tubs in front of the fireplace in your cabin. I've stayed in almost all of them and have no complaints about any. They serve a Continental breakfast every day but with homemade muffins on the weekends - its held in the lounge and a another great place to meet people if you want.
The main thing about the Highlands is that you can have what you want. There are bars, restaurants and nightlife within a short walk but you can come home to peace and quiet at the end of the evening.
I say go, enjoy, meet and greet or just hang by the pool or in the hot tub and stare at the redwoods.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcoming guests since the 1930's, Highlands 'came out' as a gay resort in 1980 (we're 'straight-friendly'). Individual cabins retain a vintage look with chrome and formica tables, inlayed linoleum floors, charming gas fireplaces and private porches.Two blocks from town, the resort is on 3 acres of redwood groves and gardens. Relax at our clothing optional pool! Our concierge assists with everything from restaurants and outdoor activities to wine tasting adventures. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Highlands Hotel Guerneville
- Highlands Resort Guerneville, Sonoma County, CA