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“A wonderful wholesome place to stay.”
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Sonoma Orchid Inn
Ranked #5 of 13 Guerneville B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
GreenLeadersGold level
Los Angeles, California
1 review
“A wonderful wholesome place to stay.”
Reviewed 8 September 2013

Our family stayed here for 5 days. It has been very wonderful. They gave us a lot of help with planning days, local places and hikes, planning a day was very easy. B&B was very clean, nice, and well decorated. They have a lot of table/board games if you have little kids.

They also went out of their way to help us with grill cheese for our daughter (at 2 she loves that for breakfast) and gets very fussy with her food choices. It was very nice of them to do that for us. They also let our daughter collect eggs from their chickens that roam in the backyard, for her it was just a supremely fun activity. We'll definitely be coming back.

The owners are very nice, friendly, and wonderful people.

Room Tip: Some rooms have showers that are not very tall, so if you are tall person ask them which room would...
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 7 September 2013

Had a really good time here. Brian and Dana, the proprietors, have made every effort to make you feel at home. From the homey furniture to the awesome linens, and from the endless bottles of water in the guest refrigerator to the suggestions of what to do, you know you are important to them. Breakfasts--served promptly at 9 AM--were yummy, and the house was really quiet. Can't say enough nice things about the inn or Dana and Brian. Just know that there's no air conditioning, just ceiling fans. In this climate, that's probably fine most of the time...unfortunately, we were here during a hot spell. It's still a beautiful place.

Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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shreveport
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Reviewed 2 September 2013

My husband and I stayed at the Sonoma Orchid Inn in late June. We were traveling with another couple. We chose to stay the the Madrone Suite. The room was a little dated, but that was OK. We like B&B's so we were OK with it. During our stay, California was going thru a horrible heat wave, and the rooms do not have AC. The hosts actually went above and beyond to accomodate, and went and bought a portable AC unit for our rooms.

The breakfasts were absolutely amazing!!! You could tell it was prepared fresh daily!!! They also have a Kuerig coffeemaker, so if you have a specific coffee you prefer, you could bring your own, or visit the local supermarket.

Thanks Dana and Brian

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
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New Jersey
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Reviewed 11 August 2013

We were in for a short 4 days for a wedding. Our hosts were kind, accommodating, friendly, and helpful. The property is charming, as is the house. Breakfasts were divine. I am a vegan, and they made me a special breakfast every morning. My breakfasts included steel cut oatmeal with fresh nuts and berries, and on one occasion a special tofu stir fry with home grown greens. What a delight! My husband ate the traditional fare, including quiches, muffins, and other fabulous egg dishes. They looked to die for. The fruit salads served every morning were excellent. I've never had a more delicious and ripe fruit salad. Everything else was just great. Highly recommended; we would love to go back!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Kailua, Hawaii
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Reviewed 20 July 2013

My wife and I recently stayed at the Sonoma Orchid Inn. Our hosts, Dana and Brian, were very kind and accomodating just like staying with good friends. The food was wonderful, especially Dana's homemade special apricot jam made with hard work and love. Thanks Dana!

We stayed in the Acorn Room which is probably the quietest one.

Thanks to Dana and Brian! With much aloha, Warren and Lynne

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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Rancho Santa Margarita, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2013

My husband and I had the good fortune to choose the Sonoma Orchid Inn when we recently visited the Guerneville area. We were pampered from the moment we arrived on the beautiful secluded property. The main building is gorgeously adorned with large comfortable chairs and sofas - it literally begs you to just sit and relax. Our room was also nicely decorated with a very comfortable king sled-style bed.
We were treated with remarkable homemade coconut macadamia cookies each day! The remarkable breakfasts included homemade biscuits using a James Beard recipe, a wonderful light egg creation consisting of blueberries, freshly picked fruit, etc. This proved to be a wonderful relaxing getaway which was centrally located to all the spenders of the area. Don't miss it!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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San Francisco, California
Level 3 Contributor
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2013 via mobile

Upon arrival to this wonderful Bed & Breakfast Inn we were warmly greeted by our hosts, Brian and Dana. We were taken on a quick tour of the main inn and gardens which include a guest kitchen with coffee and freshly baked cookies. We stayed in one of the quaint cottages retrofitted with an air conditioner due to the unusual heat wave. The room was charming, cosy and warm with a nice fireplace and one of the most comfortable beds we ever slept on! The next morning we experienced the most wonderful homemade breakfast. Following breakfast, our hosts graciously inquired about our interests and provided suggestions regarding daily activities. It was sad leaving after two days because it felt like home!

Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Sonoma Orchid Inn
Address: 12850 River Rd, Guerneville, CA 95446-9276 (Formerly Ridenhour Inn)
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Region: United States > California > Sonoma County > Guerneville
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 13 B&Bs / Inns in Guerneville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Sonoma Orchid Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sonoma Orchid Inn - it's all about location, stylish comfort and convenience. Exit the urban scene for an escape to the country. The redwoods rise, the vineyards yield fog-kissed premier Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, the coast beckons, and the scenery ... more   less 
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Sonoma Orchid Hotel Guerneville
Sonoma Orchid Inn Guerneville, Sonoma County, CA

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