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Auberge On the Vineyard

29955 River Rd , Cloverdale, CA 95425 USA (Show map)
109 Reviews
$140 - $310
per night

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Explore the seductive charms of Sonoma and Mendocino wine country from the centrally located Auberge on the Vineyard. Newly remodeled, and newly renamed (formerly The Shelford House), this intimate bed and breakfast enjoys a spectacular vineyard setting. Classic Queen Anne architecture and French styled decor are the defining characteristics of our accommodations. Some of our 7 distinctively decorated guest rooms feature jetted tubs for two, private decks, fireplaces, and all the modern amenities that refined travelers look for in luxury travel. Located in the charming and unpretentious town of Cloverdale, which has just been voted the "#2 Coolest Small Town in America" by Fodor's Budget Travel, we are only 90 miles north of San Francisco. Boasting a climate so consistent that you could almost set your clock by it, our visitors are nearly as happy with our weather as our sundrenched grapevines are!



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  • Guest room4.4
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Dining4.8

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Stepped back in time!

5 on August 01, 2014

Our room was beautiful and spacious. Breakfast was excellent and Roxanne( co-owner/chef) made our stay very special.

Best kept secret of wine country

5 on July 01, 2014

This was the best bed and breakfast we have ever stayed at. The price is great, its peaceful, and very private. See for yourself!

Great Experience!

4.4 on June 30, 2014

We just completed a trip to the Pacific Northwest starting the the Wine Country of Sonoma County. We stayed at 7 different B&B's from Northern California up to Seattle, and the Auberge On the Vineyard was our favorite. A wonderful experience all around. Thanks Roxanne; all the best to you!

We keep coming back!

5 on June 26, 2014

This was our third time at Auberge on the Vineyard. This time, we stayed in the Carriage House (with the jacuzzi tub in the room). We LOVED the kitchen in the room, which allowed us to cook simple meals and eat on the deck overlooking the beautiful vineyard. The innkeeper, Roxanne, even let us borrow her BBQ one night. We had gotten engaged at Auberge last Oct, and spent three days in June on a mini-honeymoon, and have gotten to know Roxanne. The breakfasts at Auberge are not to be missed! Roxanne is a wonderful chef. The rooms we've had (so far different for all three of our stays) are wonderful. The staff there are nice and very accommodating. And we always meet interesting people during breakfast. We'll continue to keep coming to Auberge every time we stay in the Sonoma Valley. It's our special place! Heidi & Ross

Can you say AMAZING!!!!!

5 on June 11, 2014

From the vineyard views, to quaint atmosphere, our room with the amazing tub with a vineyard view, the beyond delicious breakfast, very friendly staff, benefits of the tasting pass for area wineries, and the location is what we came to find as the best B&B we have stayed at. It's safe to say we will be returning as the go to place for us in the wine country.

Definitely worth it!

4.8 on May 31, 2014

We wanted a week-day get away place and we will definitely come back. It is 2-1/2 hour drive and so worth it. The Victorian house is very homey and comfortable. We stayed in the main house. The breakfast was fabulous. We felt so at home sitting on the porch reading and overlooking the vineyard. Cookies were available in the dining room for a nice treat. Bellehop the cat, added to the ambience of the home away from home feeling! Definitely worth it.

Auberge - A Nice Place

3.0 on May 01, 2014

The Auberge is a nice play to stay. We stayed in the main house in a room with a king bed. The bed was comfortable but the room was small and the bathroom tricky to navigate. You had to be careful going into the bathroom or using the commode or you could easily bump your head. The bathroom was light and airy and nicely finished. The big downer was there was no view of the vineyards only trees.

Wonderful time

4.6 on April 28, 2014

Cecile and Richard

Warm, Welcoming, and great for any Occasion

5 on February 08, 2014

Auberge is a true gem amongst the many accommodation options in Sonoma, Napa, and Mendocino wine country, and a highly recommended spot for any relaxing/romantic getaway. Roxanne and her inn staff make a memorable experience in a laid back environment that is welcoming and inclusive to all. In addition, their suite was pet friendly, allowing for our four-legged family member, Tahoe (a cocker spaniel poodle), to join us for our recent special visit. My partner and I stayed in Jan of 2014 for our second time, during which I gave her a commitment ring after 9 years together. The combination of Auberge's views of Alexander Valley, combined with their delicious crepes and awesome french roast coffee, was the perfect combination to create a lasting memorable event for our special day. Roxanne and her staff were amazing and you could not ask for a better inn keeper. If you're thinking of staying somewhere else, you're wasting your time. Auberge truly provides a space and place to appreciate all that California wine country has to offer. Plus, great beer down the street at McGowan's brew pub. What more could you ask for...

Great Getaway!

5 on February 02, 2014

Our daughter gave us a weekend here for a Christmas gift, and we couldn't have been more pleased. Warm friendly people, delicious 3-course breakfast each morning, and beautiful French-themed rooms. Ours in the carriage house (Montrachet Suite) had a claw-foot tub jacuzzi! So relaxing!!

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Location Type

Alexander Valley, Anderson Valley, Russian River, Lake Sonoma, Dry Creek Valley, Countryside, Mountains, Small town, Wine country


Oakland, CA (OAK-Oakland Intl.) 100 miles

Directions to property:

From either the San Francisco, Oakland or Sacramento Airports you would find your way to Highway 101 North. Exit at Citris Fair Drive in Cloverdale. Turn right at exit, and quick left onto Asti Road. Go to end of road (about a half mile) and turn right onto 1st Street. We are located 3/4 of a mile up the road on the right side of the street at the bend in the road.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, 5 minutes from Sky Diving, 45 miles from the Pacific Ocean, 35 miles to Redwoods, 30 miles to Lake Mendocino, 15 minutes to Lake Sonoma, 150 wineries within one hour, Outlet Stores, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, In-room internet, Desk, Fax Machine, Internet Service, Library, Telephone, Wedding Facilities, Wi-Fi , Wireless DSL, Private Decks, Garden, Multiple Gathering Areas for Group Travelers, Covered Verandah, Vineyard Views

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Videos

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, 150 wineries to visit within an hour's drive, Sightseeing by car or motorcyle, Bike rentals for touring, Hiking, horsebackriding at Lake Sonoma, Day trips to Mendocino, Skydiving packages at Cloverdale airport, Sailing, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts, Water sports

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  • Check In:: After 3:30 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only There are plenty of outside areas for smoking
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: No We can accommodate children over 12 years of age
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Yes We can accommodate pets in our Montrachet Suite
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Weekends from May through October require a two night stay
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: 50% at time reservation is placed.
  • Cancellations: We offer a refund for reservations which are cancelled with at least 14 days notice. A one night room charge will apply for reservations cancelled with less than 14 days notice unless we are able to re-book the room.



Roxanne Kolbe

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About the innkeepers

We really Love: Wine tasting, wine tasting and more wine tasting! Luckily for us, there are nearly limitless choices in the area. We also have a fabulous time enjoying our panoramic views with guests from all over the world. Wine hour at the inn usually turns into an evening affair!

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multi course

  • Time Served: 9:00 am
  • Serving Location: Patio, Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , By Request

Signature Dish

Creme Brulee French Toast
It's ALL about the food here at Auberge on the Vineyard, and we serve an inspired four course breakfast daily. Catering to the sophisticated palate, our French inspired cuisine keeps people coming back for more. The dish most likely to elicit moans of pleasure is our creme brulee French toast, which will melt in your mouth. Request it when you book your guest room!


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29955 River Rd , Cloverdale, CA 95425 USA (Show map)

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