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Santa Nella House Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #2 of 12 Guerneville B&B and Inns
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Reviewed 11 April 2013

The owners were friendly, the breakfast was very good (especially the bananas foster french toast!), our room was well appointed and clean. The hot tub was very relaxing amongst the redwoods.

We got everything we've come to love and expect from a bed and breakfast, PLUS we received a 50 dollar gift certificate to the renowned Applewood Inn Restaurant, a wine booklet that meant many free tastings throughout our stay, a wine and cheese hour in the evenings with the owners and other guests, and a wonderful bottle of balsamic to bring home.

If you stay, we recommend partaking in the Russian River Vineyard and Iron Horse tastings - they were both very good with scenic views. Also check out Armstrong Redwood forest. Or just ask Bob. He'll tell you where to go.

Room Tip: We stayed in the Library Room. The bed was comfortable, and very close to the hot tub. Even though t...
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  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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b+breeves, Owner at Santa Nella House Bed and Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2013

Thank you for your kind comments, especially for the photos you posted. Hope to see you again, soon. - Bob & Betsy

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Reviewed 7 April 2013

Our stay at Santa Nella House was very amazing! We came for a mother daughter vacation for one night to get away from the house, and this was the perfect getaway. Bob and Betsy are both fine cooks, and they were both very friendly! Our room was super cute ( we had the Library Room) and the rest of the house was as well. There were two other couples staying there at the time, and they made it even better. In the morning, we got to go collect eggs from the chickens with Bob, and that was fun! When we were heading out, Bob gave us directions to where it would be good to go visit the beach and to Occidental. Overall, this was a wonderful,relaxing stay the was great!

Room Tip: Would recommend an upperfloor room, seeing as the floorboards are a little creaky.The Library room i...
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  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 28 March 2013

While there is no Saint Nella in reality, Santa Nella has a spirit about it. Bob & Betsy are wonderful hosts in a classic B&B, Incredible home that serves the best breakfasts (Bob does a skillful job on the stove while Betsy bakes the treats that are awesome and welcoming each night). Our two rooms were well maintained and cleaned daily which was a nice treat at a B&B. While most of the time was spent offsite you are welcomed as old friends or family with both of them being accommodating in many ways including what roads to take, which wineries to visit. Night wine and cheese is great treat while the homemade Balsamic is to die for. DEFINITELY the best location in this area based on what we saw and wonderful in that it is off the beaten path. As long as they own and run Santa Nella is the place to feel Sonoma!

Room Tip: Tuesday night is FREE promo was great to have. Downstairs room is great as long as there are no othe...
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  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 25 March 2013

We spent one night here and we were the only guests. Our room was very nice, and the breakfast and all the extras were excellent. The hosts treated us to wine and cheese at arrival and then dessert and drinks after our dinner outing. This B&B is located close to the Armstrong Woods that we visited the next morning. It is also close to many vineyards and the hosts were able to give us a card for the neighboring ones that gave us a free tasting.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 February 2013

We stayed at Santa Nella the last week of January for 3 nights. We were the only ones there at the time, but that did not stop Bob & Betsy from going out of their way to make our trip great. they set us up with a driver Gary who drove us around for the day. recommended places for dining for which ever direction we traveled. We returned from the coast one night about 8 and planned on using the hot tub and sauna, they opened a bottle of wine for us to enjoy in the tub. Breakfasts were fantastic, highly recommend this place, the only negative, if you call it a negative, it is about 3 miles from town

Room Tip: Blue room face the front on second floor very quiet room
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  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 January 2013

All weekend long, I kept marvelling at the impeccable maintenance and attention to detail of this bed & breakfast. If you wanted to open up a B&B, a weekend here would be your 101 course.

We enjoyed tasty wine and cheese in the afternoons, chatting with Bob & Betsy (the innkeepers), gliding in the porch swing, snoozing in the comfy bed in front of a crackling fire in our bedroom fireplace, soaking in the hot tub under the starry sky, eating scrumptious homemade breakfasts, and taking advantage of the excursions recommended by Bob to nearby hikes, wine tasting, and restaurants. The tasting discount booklet is a huge bonus, as was the quality of the wineries recommended ("just go to Westside Road").

Every vase had fresh flowers, the newspaper was ready for us in the morning, and the cookies, tea, and brandy before bedtime were delightful. Not a single opportunity for hospitality was missed. We were treated like something between royalty and family.

Even the parking lot is beautiful and well maintained!

We've been to many B&Bs, and this one tops them all.

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 January 2013

We stayed in the Santa Nella Inn in September of this year and very much enjoyed the inn, the surroundings, the owners and everything else about this lovely old house. The Russian River Valley in Sonoma County was the location of the inn and the countryside was so beautiful. Bob and Betsy were superb hosts, our bedroom, supposedly and excitingly haunted! was so comfortable and our 2 nights there were one of the highlights of our first time in California. The fabled breakfasts were beyond expectation and we were genuinely sad to leave. We would love to go back some day and enjoy the inn again as well as some more wine tasting in the various vineyards in the countryside.

Room Tip: All rooms have their own charm
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  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Santa Nella House Bed and Breakfast

Address: 12130 Hwy 116, Guerneville, CA 95446-9480
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Region: United States > California > Sonoma County > Guerneville
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 12 B&Bs / Inns in Guerneville
Price Range: £162 - £171 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Santa Nella House Bed and Breakfast 3.5*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Santa Nella House, a charming Victorian farmhouse boasts four rooms with romantic fireplaces and bathrooms. Serving a full gourmet breakfast, evening wine and cheese and homemade cookies when you return from dinner. A secluded spa is available in a redwood setting. Walk to the Russian River and Korbel Winery. ... more   less 
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