Fantastic! I came with someone else who is a big fan of the Anderson Valley Inn and went along with his suggestion that we stay there. I was worried it would be too basic, but I really liked it and am already thinking of when I can come back.
So what's to like? They're across the street from Scharffenberg winery and diagonal from Libby's, the best Mexican restaurant in the valley. They're only a 10 minute drive from Boonville or any of the wineries north of Philo, like Navarro.
More importantly, the owners, Bob and Lydia, are incredibly friendly and will talk as much or as little as you want. They were always eager to supply tips and suggestions whenever we asked. Yes, they only have breakfast on the weekends, but that worked out for us. The breakfasts really are nice, with fresh apple juice and jam from a local orchard, bread from a local bakery, cinnammon twists, etc.
The inn is set up like a motor court, but the owners have refurbished everything, so you get new floral sheets, carpets, wood crossbeam ceilings, lamps, painted walls,etc. I was afraid it would feel like a Motel 6, but was pleasantly surprised. It really was fun, and though it wasn't as cheap as I would have liked, it was the cheapest in the area and well worth the money.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Wifi is now available for guests of the Anderson Valley Inn free of charge. Libby's Mexican Restaurant is within walking distance of the Inn. We welcome well behaved dogs. Children are welcome. Two of our rooms have two bedrooms and kitchenettes. Continental breakfast is served on weekends. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Anderson Valley Hotel Philo
- Anderson Valley Inn Philo, California