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Applewood: An Enclave for Romance at the Heart of the Russian River Valley. This Boutique Wine Country Inn, with its 19 rooms and suites, a fine food restaurant, and a spa, is located 1 hour north of the Golden Gate Bridge in the heart of the Russian River Valley Pinot Noir growing region. Sheltered by towering redwoods and surrounded by fruit orchards and gardens, this romantic getaway offers adults a secluded and peaceful refuge to relax, rejuvenate and re-connect. The Restaurant at Applewood has been awarded a Michelin star for 2011 & 2012. It is known for its Wine Country Cuisine inspired by the lush bounty of the Russian River Valley and accented with Mediterranean influences. Built in the style of a French country barn, the restaurant's menu is seasonal and locally sourced. Its wine program is Russian River-centric. The Spa at Applewood offers relaxed pampering in a tranquil setting. Whether it's a day visit or an appointment during your stay, the spa is a key ingredient for a perfect get away. The Gardens at Applewood grow organic fruits, herbs, and vegetables and together with its apiary and chicken coop, reflect Applewood's commitment to sustainability. The green apple in Applewood's logo is a symbol of the eco-consciousness apparent throughout the property. The use of solar energy for producing electricity and heating the pool, an in-house, aerated, composting system and many other green practices provide a canvas for the conservation of Applewood's beauty. Applewood is a sanctuary for tranquility and intimacy as well as a portal to world-class wineries, the mystical Russian River, the rugged and dramatic Northern California coastline, and the millenarian Armstrong Redwood Forest.
Room One - Arezzo - $195-235 ... Hard wood floor with a luxury area rug, plush queen bed with foam memory mattress, shower over tub, flat screen TV and remote control heat and air conditioning. French doors lead to a private covered verandah and garden. Soothing cream-colored walls embrace an English oak secretary and mission oak bed, echoing the muted palette of the redwoods and ferns just outside your room.
Room Two - Firenze - $195-235 ... hardwood floors with a luxury area rug, plush queen bed with memory foam mattress, shower over tub, flat screen TV and remote control heat and air conditioning. Soothing cream-colored walls enliven a pair of wicker arm chairs and Australian chestnut furnishings. Rhododendrons and redwoods peek in through generous windows.
Room Three - Grosseto - $235-295 ... Soothing cream-colored walls, hardwood floors with a luxury area rug, plush queen bed with memory foam mattress, shower over tub, a flat screen TV and remote control heat and air conditioning. A large corner room, graciously furnished with an antique mahogany armoire four posted, plantation rice bed and green Queen Anne chairs.
Room Four - Livorno - $235-295 ... Hard wood floor with a luxury area rug, plush queen bed with foam memory mattress, shower over tub, flat screen TV and remote control heat and air conditioning, A generously sized room with a curved conversation bay extending out into the redwoods. Cream colored walls and deep earth tone fabrics balance the rich, warm tones of a mahogany armoire and cherry sleigh bed. An exposed brick wall provides an interesting contrast to elegant glass, bamboo and steel furnishings.
Room Five - Lucca - $195-235 ... Hard wood floor with a luxury area rug, plush queen bed with foam memory mattress, shower over tub, a flat screen TV and remote control heat and air conditioning, A French door opens onto a private patio. This charmingly petite room is filled with afternoon sunshine. Distress white furnishings, soothing cream colored walls and earth tone fabrics allow brightness even on a rainy day.
Room Six - Massa - $195-235 ... Hard wood floor with a luxury area rug, plush queen bed with foam memory mattress, flat screen TV, remote heat and air conditioning and oversize tile and tumbled marble shower, Awash with morning light this original high-ceilinged guest room boasts an art deco traveling armoire and goldl-toned tapestry fabrics embraced by soothing cream colored walls.
Room Seven - Pisa - $195-235 ... Hard wood floor with a luxury area rug, plush queen bed with foam memory mattress, shower over tub, flat screen TV and remote heat and air conditioning. Soothing cream colored walls and bright white trim add cripsness to this delightful, original guest room filled with apple art in tribute to the Russian River Valley's famed Gravenstein apple.
Room Eight - Pistoia - $235-295 ... Hard wood floor with a luxury area rug, plush queen bed with foam memory mattress, shower over tub, flat screen TV, remote het and air conditioning and large, private, covered balcony. Originally the master bedroom of the mansion this elegant room has floor to ceiling windows looking out directly into redwoods.
ROOM NINE- PRATO - $235-295 ... Hard wood floor with a luxury area rug, plush queen bed with foam memory mattress, shower over tub, flat screen TV and remote controlled heat and air conditioning. Private entrance from the pool terraces, three tall arched windows next to a metal and wood bed add a sense of drama to this wonderfully serene room done in earth tone shades.
Room Ten - Castellina - $295 - $375 ... Plush queen bed, shower for two, fireplace, air-conditioning, private courtyard. Deep aubergine walls serve as a canvas for whimsical bird prints and country pine furnishings. A bank of windows opposite the &amp;#8220;Napa&amp;#8221; bed look onto an enchanted world of river rock walls, towering redwoods and ivy.
Room Eleven - Chianti - $295 - $375 ... Plush queen bed, shower for two, fireplace, air-conditioning, sunken entry patio &amp; private courtyard. Antique silver walls offer a muted backdrop to fine french antiques and artwork in this most gracious accommodation.
Room Twelve - Cortona - $295 - $375 ... Plush queen bed, whirlpool tub for two, river rock fireplace, air-conditioning, private courtyard. Our largest accommodation features a sitting room, sleeping area and bathing alcove. Native American-inspired artwork and Ralph Lauren-inspired fabrics create a woodsy getaway reminiscent of a mountain lodge.
Room Thirteen - Greve - $295 - $375 ... Plush Somerton Runway Californian king bed with Tempurpedic mattress, shower for two, fireplace, air-conditioning, shared covered verandah. A lovely wicket armoire is caressed by forest green walls in this gracious guest room. A bank of windows opposite the bed presents a view of redwood trees and sky. A vaulted ceiling and original artwork add refinement and interest.
Room Fourteen - Montalcino - $295 - $375 ... Plush Caspian king sleight bed with Tempurpedic mattress, whirlpool tub, fireplace, air-conditioning, shared covered verandah. The warm colors of Casablanca's spice market abound in this exotic room with it's cinnamon and vanilla walls and turkish tapestry. Draperies of unbleached muslin suggest the romance of a desert tent.
Room Fifteen - Montepulciano - $295 - $375 ... Plush king bed with Tempurpedic mattress, shower for two, fireplace, air- conditioning, shared covered verandah and private Romeo balcony. Tuscan faux finished earth tone walls and a Venice almond fabric bed in a curtained alcove suggest the romance of sun-bleached Mediterranean.
Situated atop the Piccola Casa, Il Terrazzo di Amore was designed with lovers in mind. Featuring a king size bed with Tempurpedic mattress, lofted ceilings, gas fireplace, and a private terrace with a &quot;love triangle&quot; hot tub, fire pit, and fountains, the Terrazzo di Amore is the perfect hideaway for a romantic weekend.
Room Seventeen - Botticelli - $295 - $375 ... Plush king bed with Tempurpedic mattress, whirlpool tub for two, fireplace, air-conditioning, large, private redwood deck. The afternoon sun warms earth toned walls, a wine red sofa and bright Provencal bed linens. Simply crafted Australian chestnut furnishings compliment this French country-style room.
Room Eighteen - Leonardo - $295 - $375 ... Plush king bed with Tempurpedic mattress, whirlpool tub for two, fireplace, air-conditioning, private balcony over-looking the garden courtyard. Calming shades of green enrich walls, sofa and bed linens, combining with the deep hues of the Australian chestnut furnishings to create a soothing woodsy retreat. A lofted ceiling with fan adds a sense of great space and airiness.
Room Nineteen - Michelangelo - $295 - $375 ... Plush king bed with Tempurpedic mattress, whirlpool tub for two, fireplace, air-conditioning, private balcony over-looking the garden courtyard. Tones of orchid and burnished gold add punch to this lovely room that hints of turn-of-the-century Paris. Oriental prints and original French furniture designs add interest, while lofted ceilings and a central fan suggest the French tropics.
5 on July 08, 2013
My two-night stay was excellent; my expectations were surpassed. The restaurant and the inn are each wonderful, and the staff were all cheerful and helpful. The restaurant had delicious, seasonal food that was beautifully presented in a warm dining room that had a fireplace and pretty garden views. My own room was a treat: a fireplace, jetted tub, private sitting deck, huge bathroom, and an insanely comfortable bed with luxurious linens. Lots of small details showed the innkeepers really care about their guests' comfort. The grounds were lovely, too, and a pleasure to stroll around in. I'll definitely be back, and hopefully will get a chance to try out the spa services when I do.
4.2 on October 30, 2011
Great breakfast. Great ambiance. Beautiful.
4.2 on October 02, 2011
We had a fabulous time! Carlos & Sylvia are wonderful! Only one thing missing -- a cat & dog mascot.
5 on August 08, 2011
Out of this world, hospitality caring, impeccable food; serene setting -- over the moon experience celebrating a 70th birthday; Carlos, Sandy, Silvia, Bruce, Jason, Jordan -- exemplary.
5 on August 01, 2011
What an enjoyable stay. Everything from the room, to the restaurant, the staff, and the owners, Sylvia & Carlos made the stay wonderful. I felt more like a family member than a guest.
6 acres of fruit orchard, Redwood Grove, Russian River Valley, Countryside, Small town, Wine country
San Francisco, CA (SFO) 70 miles
From San Francisco Airport Take Hwy. 101 North to Hwy 380 (Far right lane exit). Take Hwy. 380 to Hwy. 280 North toward San Francisco, get into the far left lanes for 19th Avenue as you approach the city. Follow 19th Avenue through San Francisco to the Golden Gate Bridge (Hwy 101 North). Follow Hwy. 101 North. Proceed North to the River Road exit just a bit beyond the city of Santa Rosa. Exit onto River Road, turning left at the traffic signal. Proceed 16 miles West to the traffic signal at Hwy. 116 at Guerneville. Turn left at the signal and cross the bridge over the Russian River. Applewood is ½ mile past the bridge on the left, across from a horse pasture. Look for our salmon stucco signs.
Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Vineyard, Winery, Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Wine Tasting, Wineries, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool
Country Inn, Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn, Spa
Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Spa
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Computer, In-room internet, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi
Spa with steam shower and jacuzzi tub, Pool heated with solar panels
Carlos Pippa & Sylvia Ranyak
English, Italian, Spanish
Sylvia and I love travel, food and wine, motorcycles and friends. We drove from Texas to Rio de Janeiro in a 7 and a half months unforgettable journey and rode the length of Baja and back for a vacation in 1/2011. We are very proud to have attained a Michelin star for our restaurant the first year of our tenure.
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian
Cocoa Nib Crusted Rack of Lamb
The Restaurant at APPLEWOOD has been awarded a Michelin star for 2011 & 2012 and is known for its Sonoma Wine Country Cuisine with Meditteranean influences. Its signature and most popular dish is: Cocoa Nib Crusted Rack of Lamb, Sherry Braised Spanish Chorizo, Brown Butter Celery Root, Mint Chimichurri.