4.0 on March 03, 2014
This is our second trip to Fern Grove Cottages and we absolutely love our time here. The location to downtown is a perfect walk and the locals are very friendly. Mike and Margrett are wonderful hosts and the staff are always helpful and friendly. I came here as a kid every summer in the 60's and 70's and last year my husband surprised me with a trip down memory lane. Our time here is so special that we have decided to make it an annual trip. And, the scones alone are worth coming back for.
3.4 on March 01, 2014
The chocolate hearts on the bed was nice but the chocolate was cheap tasting. The cookies at night should have been homemade. Especially for a bed and breakfast place. The room was way to small.
Thank you for your comments, even though we do not understand the comment regarding the quality of the chocolate. It was a well known brand of chocolate and was purchased just a day prior to Valentines Day. We do know that the staff sampled the chocolate and seemed to enjoy it. We agree that homemade cookies are preferable to bought cookies. We serve cookies and sherry most afternoon. Usually the cookies are made from scratch and include lemon and rosemary from our garden. We do not cheat by purchasing ready made dough. On the odd times that we are unable to supply our own cookies, we substitute purchased cookies. We always have homemade items for breakfast including granola, scones, and southern style savory biscuits. We do have various sizes of studios and cottages to suit all budgets. Once again, your comments are appreciated. We strive to provide a pleasant stay at Fern Grove.
4.0 on February 26, 2014
Really lovely location. We thought it would be more motel-like but were happy to see that it had more of a B&B feel. Loved the private cottages and lobby amenities. Our fireplace crept a little at night making some weird sounds, but otherwise was a pleasant stay. Morning coffee was decent.
4.0 on February 21, 2014
The staff was great! The cottages were old but very well maintained and SUPER Clean! We will go back again!
5 on February 21, 2014
Wonderful breakfast and people were very nice. Wonderful place to stay!
3.2 on February 20, 2014
My partner and I spent Valentine's weekend in this cozy inn within walking distance from main avenue in Guerneville. The place is simple, cute and the staff was great as well as very warm and friendly. Our unit had a double size whirlpool tub, but the jets were not as potent as they should, other that that we loved the place.
3.8 on February 20, 2014
Staff was very friendly and helpful. Gave us great tips for dining. Has complimentary sherry each evening, by a nice pellet stove.
4.4 on February 16, 2014
It rained the entire time I stayed, but it didn't matter. I was cozy in my semi- rustic, impeccably clean studio with a charming little gas fired realistic wood burning stove in the woods. Parking was adjacent and the fresh made scones and breakfast assortment were perfect. Charming location and town within walking distance with a variety of small specialty restaurants. Can't wait to go back. No, I am not connected with this establishment. Perfect get a way from San Francisco.
3.6 on February 12, 2014
My husband and I snuck away for weekend alone...for rest and relaxation. The cottages definately met our needs. The grounds are adorable!!! The service and staff are MORE than friendly. It was beyond peaceful and quiet. The breakfast was delicious and had quite a variety. We plan on returning in the summer and getting a big cabin so the children can come and enjoy as well. Thank you!!!
5 on February 06, 2014
While our stay was only for one night, we had a very enjoyable experience and would strongly recommend fern Grove Cottages to anyone looking for a lodging in or around Guerneville.
4.0 on February 04, 2014
We love staying at Fern Grove Cottages. It's affordable, clean, quiet, scenic and a great place for a romantic or birthday weekend stay. The staff is friendly and easy-going and the amenities are charming and pleasant. Love it.
5 on January 31, 2014
We had a wonderful time. Really enjoyed the Jacuzzi Bath. Got an excellent recommendation to Chef Patrick's for dinner. Went down to Goat Rock Beach and Jenner the next day. Once again we had a wonderful time.
4.4 on January 10, 2014
We decide to take a last minute overnight and ended up with a last minute reservation here. The woman who checked us in (the owner, I think) was so sweet, our room was perfect and the location was wonderful. At the end of the evening we walked to the "main strip" and hung out at one of the bars and made our way home safely. A wonderful place to stay for a romantic weekend.
2.6 on January 03, 2014
When I reserved a spa studio, with a private bathroom, I didn't expect a big room, but I did think it would be a bit more luxurious than it was. Basically it is a room that will fit a queen size bed, with a spa-tub in the room. The bathroom is separate, but only contains a sink and toilet (not much room for toiletries), nor is there a table in the room to sit at and drink coffee or eat a snack. Kind of uncomfortable for the money spent. It is, however, right in Guerneville and within walking distance to restaurants and bars. The main house where you can get tea and light pastries in the morning is a nice, but once someone sits at the table, you feel as if you have no place to go. It's pretty much about location.
5 on December 23, 2013
I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the cottage we stayed in at Fern Grove cottages. everything was perfect, from the quality of the room, decor, cleanliness, an outstanding delicious breakfast! I will definitely return.
5 on December 06, 2013
These cottages were perfect for a romantic overnight getaway! The town is adorable and the wineries near by make for a perfect weekend! We will definitely be back!!
4.2 on December 01, 2013
Clean, cozy, with great service. And affordable to boot!
4.2 on November 30, 2013
We spent a night in a one-bedroom cottage and really enjoyed it. It had a very homey feel, and the jacuzzi tub in the bathroom was great. The people at the front desk were very nice and helpful, and the breakfast was good. We will definitely be going back for a longer stay.
4.0 on November 20, 2013
Found lots of little touches that were appreciated. For example, a wine key and four or five glasses were at our disposal. The gas stove worked well and provided plenty of heat. Everything was clean and in good shape. The shower was a little small but manageable (we were in a one bedroom unit). Management was very nice--we had to leave to go to the hospital at 1am because of an extremely sick child--and we were offered a complimentary upgrade the next time we stay here. I would plan on returning even without the nice gesture. Note, we did not have a chance to have breakfast but this review wouldn't let me leave that category unstarred.
4.4 on November 13, 2013
I have been here twice now with a group of friends. We love this place, Ferngrove cottages is very welcoming, cozy and close to everything. Margaret is wonderful and makes the best breakfast bar ever.
4.0 on November 11, 2013
My husband and I enjoyed our stay at Fern Grove Cottages. I especially enjoyed sitting on the porch reading my book. The staff, grounds and cottages were great. The cottages are located with in walking distance to restaurants and shopping. The only bad thing I can report about Fern Grove Cottage is the matress in our cottage 21 was very hard...otherwise we had a great time and will be back soon!
5 on November 02, 2013
We have stayed at this location 3 times. The staff is amazing! The rooms are exceptionally clean and cozy. The location is close to Armstrong Redwoods Park, ocean beaches, and Sonoma County wineries. Perfect for couples or families.
2.8 on November 01, 2013
after travelling for seven weeks around the US, this was definitely one of the quirkier places we stayed. The location is fine, just on the edge of town. The room we had was bare bones and parking is first in, best dressed. The owner had a definite touch of basil faulty.....a bit loud and a bit overbearing. The breakfast was served in a nice room near reception and we all got to listen to her personal conversations both days. That aside, a nice enough place. Compared to the rest of our travels, a little expensive and the other lady at reception could not have been more helpful.
Thank you for your comments. It is not acceptable to be party to any conversations from the back office ,especially during breakfast. Sincere apologies for omitting to close the door. Regarding Faulty Towers, well yes, we have heard this before, we are British born. Basil and Sybil of TV fame, certainly left their mark on the role of Innkeepers. We strive to make the quirks a genuine attempt to please our guests. We have had more than a few smiles with others regarding the TV characters. However, we do not aspire to beat our staff or annoy our guests. No, we do not always get it right but we do appreciate the feedback. Thank you for the nice comments regarding our Innkeeper.
4.6 on October 29, 2013
Margrett was delightful, helpful, and makes great scones. Breakfast was lovely. Accommodations vary in size; we chose the studio, which is a small room but adequate. We took advantage of the promotional card for free premium wine tastings at various Sonoma County wineries. Looking forward to our next visit.
2.4 on October 20, 2013
Stay was about what I expected. Grounds were maintained and cottages were cute. Carpet could be updated as it was the indoor / outdoor material and I didnt want to go barefoot! Shower pressure poor and bath amenities were the discount type and very cheap. Amenities really downgraded the experience. Housekeeping did a good job. Breakfast was not very good at all. Mediocre breakfast pastries and that is all there was so i opted for town the next day. Staff was friendly and knowledgable about the area.
We appreciate all reviews and feedback and act accordingly. We are somewhat concerned with comments regarding the quality of breakfast and bath amenities. We use good quality soaps and shampoos. Breakfast is not a hot breakfast, but it is substantial. Pastries are only part of our breakfast. In addition to purchased pastries, we serve several home made items including scones, biscuits, and granola along with fruit salad, yogurt, bagels and cream cheese. We can only assume that the staff were replenishing the table or had already cleared most of the food away after the closure of breakfast at 10am, if a guest is a bit late, of course we do our best to oblige. The shower problem -when notified, we attend to the problem immediately. We will continue to do our best to provide a good experience for all guests at Fern Grove Cottages.
5 on September 30, 2013
We had a lovely visit at Fern Grove Cottages. We only stayed 2 nights but the room was clean, sunny and quiet. I loved the deck we had that overlooked the gardens where we had coffee before the continental breakfast was ready - we are early risers. It was an easy walk to town for dinner. After traveling for a bit, it was refreshing to have the option of fresh fruit and yoghurt for breakfast.
5 on September 18, 2013
I spent four nights at Ferngrove Cottages. I stayed in a lovely one bedroom cottage nestled between several, huge redwood trees flanked by gorgeous elephant ferns.. It had a nice deck in the front, which provided me a beautiful setting in which to enjoy the ample, and delicious, breakfast they set out each morning (they provide trays to take to the cottage so you can eat there). It's very quiet and serene and there are beautiful flowers and ferns and redwoods and even a few spectacular tomato plants. The heated salt-water pool is Fantastic, the grounds are lush and charming. The staff, namely, Annie, were very nice and accomodating. Everything was as clean as a whistle and the bed was very comfortable. It's super close to everything in town, yet just off the beaten path enough to provide a woodsy experience. I would highly recommend this Bed and Breakfast. It's a true "getaway." Thanks, Ferngrove! I had a wonderful trip to Guernville. P.s. WiFi, computer access, a printer, barbecues, lots of info on local attractions and events, too. They provide it all. I wish I could live there. :)
4.8 on September 16, 2013
Fern Grove Cottages provided an excellent escape from everyday life. The grounds are beautiful with flowers blooming everywhere. The informal and eclectic decorating in the buildings added to our feeling at ease. The two bedroom cottage we rented had comfortable beds and living room furniture. Being able to sit out on the deck and enjoy the environment was a plus. The continental breakfasts were outstanding. Homemade scones, biscuits and granola were among the many choices. The hosts were gracious and worked to please their guests with sightseeing tips and dinner suggestions.
4.8 on September 12, 2013
Such a delightful place to stay, Mike and Margrett make you feel so welcome the whole place is like a home from home. Just to give people an example of their hospitality: We had what we thought was a problem with the shower, immediately Margrett offered us another room which was also a significant upgrade. Later we discovered the shower was fine we hadn’t actually turned it on properly, no worries we were told just stay in the upgrade property at no extra charge. The communal areas are extremely well laid with the gardens kept to an exceptionally high standard, consisting of beautiful foliage and fruit trees. There is a comfortable siting area separated by a little fence where gorgeous tomatoes grow within one of the borders, we know how lovely they taste, as Margrett didn’t mind us picking a couple to go with our lunch. There’s also a heated swimming pool with very comfortable sun beds and tables and chairs dotted around. The clientele at this place are such friendly people and that reflects well on what the proprietors are trying to achieve with this little paradise. There is a large communal dining table for breakfast and believe me with such wonderful guests it’s like having breakfast with your own family. The breakfast consists of various homemade goodies such as scones, cakes and Margretts granola which consisted of her own original ingredients. Well done you Mike and Margrett, you’ve got it so right, in such a wonderful area to stay. Hey and the town folk of Guerneville must be one of the friendliest bunch in California hated leaving, would recommend this part of the world to anyone and this place to bed down for as many nights as you can accommodate.
3.8 on September 06, 2013
Fernwood Cottages is a quaint and peaceful place to get away from it all. The room was very cozy, clean, and had everything to make us comfortable. My only complaint was that there was no way to communicate with the front desk other than to walk over there.
2.6 on August 27, 2013
the overall stay was pleasant. We stayed in cabin 11, it felt forgotten. the décor felt like it had been there for 20 years, not much updated except, the spa tub. it appeared to have had some repairs but didn't quite finish the details of it. Not as spacious or decorated as the picture on the internet. breakfast was good and they were knowledgeable of restaurants and local events. people were nice and helpful. I'm not sure what the other rooms looked like but I wasn't impressed with room 11 for that amount of money. I would stay again if I could see the other rooms first. beautiful flowers and salt water pool!
5 on August 27, 2013
My husband and I stayed here for our honeymoon and it was the perfect choice for us. It's located just on the edge of town, so it feels secluded yet it is only a short walk to town restaurants. We wine tasting at the Korbel vineyard, ziplining, and paddle boating. It was quiet, clean, and romantic.
4.6 on August 26, 2013
Stayed here 5 days in August, 2013 while visiting relatives. Cottages are quaint, cozy, and very clean. My 91 year old father was with my husband and I, and he enjoyed the privacy and quiet of this resort.
4.8 on August 23, 2013
Pleasant surprise from a first-timer. Most people in the cottages had been there before and no wonder. We enjoyed having a living room and kitchenette, with beautiful redwood trees and ferns to gawk at from our windows. The owners bent over backwards making sure everyone was happy. Breakfast is fruit, granola, scones, and muffins, but everything on that list is over-the-top fantastic. Hiking, wine tasting, and running on roads next to the river kept us occupied.
3.6 on August 23, 2013
Stayed at Ferngrove for one night as a post wedding R&R. The grounds at Ferngrove are beyond beautiful with the flower gardens and towering redwoods. The owners are delightful and very willing to help with any information you might need. The rooms/suites are suitable, however, slightly dated would be my only complaint. The complimentary breakfast is fairly standard. Will definitely stay here again in the future. Great location with an easy walk in to town and plenty of restaurants close by. Wonderful little spot if you need a night or two or more to relax with plenty of great adventures close by (river, ocean, wineries, etc.),
4.2 on August 21, 2013
This cozy cottage was a perfect location, close to the bay area, and super close to beaches, redwoods, rivers and quaint towns. My wife and I enjoyed the comfort of the room, the walking distance to town, and the short drives to nearby attractions. Surely something we would do again!
3.2 on August 14, 2013
The grounds are kept up very nicely and are beautiful. A lovely setting up against the mountains lined with redwoods.
3.8 on August 13, 2013
Had a pleasant stay , comfortable room . Located in town , but set back a touch from road. Beautiful surroundings. Nice common room offers breakfast but could up grade selection and quality of food considering room price. All in all worth the stay. M. M.
4.2 on August 07, 2013
Fabulous grounds, good location, pool and BBQ's were a lovely surprise. The decor was funky and fun (Hawaiian touches??) beds are comfortable. Lots of traffic noise which was unexpected since we were at the back of the property .I guess the sound came over the hedges because the cottage was elevated. Dinner at River's End in Jenner was wonderful!
3.4 on August 06, 2013
Perfect environment for relaxation. We were waiting for fairies to appear in the magnificent garden. Lovely pool, close to everything, lovely owners and staff who were very helpful. Can't wait to go back.
4.0 on August 02, 2013
This was in an excellent location for us. We were within walking distance to start of Barb's Race 1/2 Ironman race. Service was great, everyone was very friendly and helpful. We would stay again.
4.8 on August 01, 2013
We stayed for the weekend recently. Our cottage was extremely comfortable and clean. The breakfast was delicious (especially the home-made granola)! We had a wonderful time, and will definitely be returning in the future!
4.8 on July 31, 2013
This is a charming inn with cottages, studio rooms, etc. I loved staying within walking distance to Johnson's Beach. Breakfasts were tasty; innkeepers are personable and helpful. It was a wonderful experience.
3.4 on July 28, 2013
This was a very nice B&B. Not fancy and some of the furniture was dated, but it was very clean. The staff was super friendly. The amount of space was more than I expected. It was nice to have a separate living room and bedroom. The wrap around deck had great views of the surround redwood trees. The location was a 5 minute walk to downtown Guernville restaurants and bars.
2.6 on July 27, 2013
I planned a 3 day get away with my niece, who's a teenager. Found this place which looked nice, walking distance to town. That was as expected. However, no where in the description for the rooms, where there was a spa tub, did it say, there was no shower. The 'shower" was a hand held in the spa tub, which was in the main room. So, although, yes we could bathe, we could not actually "take a shower". Breakfast on Saturday was much more selective than Sunday, which was pretty bare. Not sure I would go back again for the price and amenities. Thanks
4.8 on July 27, 2013
We had a wonderful experience at Fern Grove! The grounds are spectacular, the people are friendly and helpful, and the breakfast is fantastic. We left feeling relaxed and refreshed, and we'll definitely return!!
4.0 on July 24, 2013
The cottage we stayed in was very clean and cozy. It was nestled in a beautiful little cove of redwood trees, with gorgeous flowers and gardens on the grounds. We loved having the jacuzzi in the room. The front staff were so helpful with directions and tips on how to get around. This a lovely place to kick back and relax for a few days.
4.0 on July 21, 2013
We enjoy the quaintness of the cottages and their location below all the trees. It takes us only 90 minutes to drive there, but we feel like we are far away. Being walking disstance from the downtown is a very nice bonus.
4.8 on July 16, 2013
We loved the accommodations, the beautiful gardens & the wonderful breakfast foods. The Staff was very friendly and so very helpful. It was a perfect getaway. We will be back again!
5 on July 09, 2013
Fern Grove Cottages are immaculate and the grounds are beautifully landscaped with bright flowers and well kept gardens. It was picturesque, romantic and cozy with an almost storybook like quality. It was quiet and relaxing with an immaculate pool and barbecue area. The staff is exceptional, attentive to detail and very caring. I have spent a lot of years vacationing at The Russian River and the Fern Grove Cottages are the loveliest in the area. Highly, highly recommended. Thank you again Margaret and staff. Five stars all the way!
5 on July 06, 2013
Super accommodations, conveniently located to many picturesque spots, horseback riding and hiking just minutes away, terrific breakfast to start the day, close to river activities! Guess you can tell we had a great time!
4.0 on July 04, 2013
My whole family and some friends all stayed her last weekend for my sister's wedding nearby. The cottages are so cute, the surrounding gardens were so beautiful. The staff was beyond helpful and even came to get us when the wedding shuttle showed up. The staff couldn't have been nicer; we ALL plan to return.
4.6 on July 03, 2013
Just GREAT. Could not have been better for us and our 2 dogs.
3.8 on June 26, 2013
I was in Guerneville for a wedding, however the venue was sold out so we opted for Fern Grove Cottages which was just across the road. We flew into Guerneville around 11am, and although check in wasn't until 3, Fern Grove was able to accommodate us and check us into our room. The staff was pleasant, the rooms were clean & the property was very well kept. You definitely feel like you are on vacation at Fern Grove. It is centrally located, just a few minutes from town & beach access. I would definitely recommend this B&B to others. Thanks Fern Grove! :)
3.6 on June 18, 2013
If you're looking for a nice, quiet, and relaxing place to stay in the woods, this is the place to visit. The whirlpool tub in the cabin was a nice feature. The staff was courteous, responsive, and professional.
4.6 on June 06, 2013
Awesome stay in Guerneville! Fern Grove was the perfect place to stay, close to everything yet secluded and quiet! The only negative is the studios don't have showers. This came as a surprise but they have an awesome jacuzzi tub with a sprayer head so we improvised.
3.2 on June 05, 2013
I've been staying at many of the places in Guerneville to try them out. This was a pleasant surprise. I like the independent cottages and the little kitchenettes. They were very pleasant. The grounds are very nice. They do serve a breakfast, but i didn't try it i opted for eating in town.
4.6 on June 03, 2013
Absolutely adored the place! Lovely flowers, close enough to walk to town but not be in main stream! Staff were absolutely wonderful. Ann was an excellent host! Would definitely come back. Maybe try the bigger rooms next time.
4.0 on May 29, 2013
We stayed here on a Sunday and had a very nice stay. Room was very clean, we stayed in the room with the hot tub. The people at the front desk were very nice. The cottage is walking distance to town. My husband and I really love this place and will be staying here again. If you are in the area you need to give this cute and cozy place a try, you won't be disappointed
5 on May 28, 2013
I can't say enough good about Fern Grove. We were vacationing in San Francisco from Oklahoma City and wanted a change of pace. Fern Grove offered it and more. It was charming, relaxed, convenient and friendly. Oh, and the lemon jam was the best thing ever!
4.2 on May 26, 2013
Nice spot, close to the river and town. The staff was helpful, accommodating and knowledgable. I would stay there again.
3.6 on May 25, 2013
quiet, convenient location. great staff, very helpfull. one bedroom cottage was the perfect size. pool on premises if you want a swim, we went to the river instead. would recomend to friends. will go back again.
4.8 on May 13, 2013
Beautiful Gardens. Great continental breakfast. Gracious hosts.
5 on May 08, 2013
I love Fern Grove and have stayed here several times. Everyone is so warm, welcoming and extremely helpful. The cottages are perfect, clean and comfortable. The breakfast which is included with your stay has fresh fruit, coffee, tea and the best fresh scones in the world. There is a bbq that guests can use and we usually grill our dinner and eat in. Take time to sit by the pool and just relax looking at their lovely gardens.
4.2 on May 02, 2013
We recently spent 3 days at Fern Grove Cottages. We had a wonderful stay. We rented the small cottage which is fine for 2 people. The outside surroundings were absolutely beautiful, with all the trees and flowers. Everyone that worked there was very helpful and polite. The breakfast was delicious, homemade scones, biscuits and granola were to die for. They also had fruit, bagels, cereal, etc. We ate breakfast in the main dining room every moring, however, you could take it back to your cottage if you wanted. We were able to meet a lot of nice guests also staying there during breakfast. There was a really nice lady, at the front desk on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, (sorry, I do not remember your name) who help us decide which vineyards to see based on the type of wine we drank. Also she gave us discount coupons and free wine tasting coupons. You could walk to the small town or drive about 10 minutes to the beach, the Russian River was about 2 blocks away. We would recommend Fern Grove Cottages if you are looking for a relaxing stay and great breakfast!!!! Thank you again for making our stay so memorable. Gary and Virginia Powell.
4.8 on April 24, 2013
Adorable place! We stayed in cabin 10 with the seashore motiff. Great attention to detail. Great 2 person spa tub for the romantics. Margaret was wonderful and makes you feel at home and bakes the best scones and biscuits for breakfast. Wonderul wine country! We will be going back!
3.6 on April 22, 2013
we were visiting my sister in the East Bay and we decided to spend an overnight near wine country - after a day of wine tasting, it was lovely to spend the evening with the gas stove and have a picnic in the cottage. the rooms were small, but cosy. we had the big room, which had a chair in the corner. the kitchen area was convenient and well stocked for a hotel room. we would certainly go back again if our vacation wanders takes back to the area.
3.8 on April 22, 2013
I love this place...great location, beautiful grounds, great value
2.8 on April 14, 2013
Fern Grove is a nice place for stay for a weekend getaway. It's charming, esthetically appealing, neat and clean, and close to shops and restaurants. This was our second stay at Fern Grove and I would gladly stay there again.
5 on April 13, 2013
We had a lovely stay in one of the one bedroom cottages. The room was very clean, comfortable like being home! The spa tub was a blessing after a long hike to Armstrong Woods. Our breakfast each morning was delicious! And I particularly appreciated the attention to detail with regard to how the grounds were tended. They took wonderful care of us. We will definetly stay here again.
4.2 on April 13, 2013
Great one bedroom with livingroom and fireplace. Nice to drink a glass of wine on the porch in the redwoods. We will come back.
4.4 on April 10, 2013
Everything was as described. The cabin was clean and comfortable and the location is close to everything.
4.2 on April 08, 2013
We stayed a couple nights in April. The property is an old set of cabins that have been upgraded with modern amenities. We were in a studio cabin with a spa bathtub. It was very clean, comfortable and cozy. The property is comfortably rustic, meaning nothing trendy or pretentious. The grounds are beautifully maintained with colorful landscaping. Our innkeeper Amy was friendly, professional and very helpful not only with the property, but with events and attractions in the area. Her "binders of plenty" listed everything from restaurant menus to places to visit. Breakfast is Continental, but tasty with local bagels and pastries as well as fruit, granola and yogurt. Overall, an excellent place to stay in Gureneville.
4.4 on April 05, 2013
This is a such a beautiful and peaceful setting, you hardly know you are right on the edge of town. The owners and staff are some of the most wonderful people and made sure everything about my stay was just how I wanted it. When I needed to extend my stay, they went out of their way to rearrange pending accommodations which included giving another party a pretty decent upgrade. Loved my room, the view and the deck. Am so glad I chose this B&B. Will most definitely return.
4.8 on March 30, 2013
We stayed at Fern Grove a couple day on our trip around wine country. The cottages were great, nestled amoungst the redwoods. The people were very polite and were there to help. The cottage we stayed in was a good size, seperate kitchen. We would definately recommend the place.
4.0 on March 29, 2013
Stayed here with friends (their 3rd or 4th time there) and LOVE the place. My title says it all, if you're looking for hustle and bustle and loud, go someplace else, please.
4.4 on March 22, 2013
Fern Grove Cottages is a wonderful place in the Russian River to get away for the weekend. Close to downtown Guerneville (5 - 10 minute walk) and close to the ocean (20 minute drive), the cottages are really nice. Stayed in cottage #7 (two bedrooms, kitchen, wood-burning fireplace) for the third time. Every trip has just been peaceful and relaxing. Margrett has a wonderful "continental breakfast" each morning with homemade granola, scones, jams, etc. We had a wonderful wine-tasting on Saturday afternoon with red and white wines from a local vineyard that we then visited the next day with a Tasting Passport from Margrett that enabled us to taste for free! I would definitely recommend Fern Grove Cottages as the perfect getaway spot.
4.8 on March 03, 2013
Always exceeds our expectations! Love it!
3.4 on February 20, 2013
My husband and I had a wonderful, romantic weekend away. Quaint and rustic cottage just as I remembered it when I was a kid. Very quite and peaceful, within walking distance to everything, but it felt like we were the only two around. Breakfast was very good with tasty homemade scones, biscuits and breads. Innkeepers Margaret, Mike and Annie were very nice and accommodating. Will definitely be staying here again, very soon.
4.6 on February 18, 2013
We had one of the smaller rooms, but it more than met our needs. The breakfast was simple, but more than we usually have. The staff made some wonderful suggestions for things to see and places to dine in the area.
4.6 on February 12, 2013
Loved the staff and room, I'll be back!
3.8 on January 30, 2013
Rooms was very clean. Staff was very friendly. Would have preferred a love seat in the cabin, but all in all a very pleasant experience. Would highly reccomend,
3.8 on January 25, 2013
The room was clean and had a swivel TV so you could enjoy it from the tub or the bed. The breakfast was ok with sweetbreads, yogurt, and fruit. The people were very nice and great location--we walked to dinner.
4.8 on January 22, 2013
This is the first time that my husband and I had stayed at the Fern Grove Cottages. The staff was very nice, and made us feel right at home. The lights in our cottage were already on and the fire place had been set so the cottage was nice and warm. The bed was a bit hard for my liking, but that is a personal thing. We really enjoyed ourselves. The continental breakfast was filling, and we sat and talked with another couple while we ate.
3.0 on December 26, 2012
Room decor was dated and bed was way too soft for our comfort. Continental breakfast was tasty, but the best part of stay was visiting with the innkeeper by the fireside. She gave us many suggestions of places to eat and wineries to visit and her knowledge of the area enhanced our stay. Plan on returning in the summer months, but will ask for a room with a firmer bed!
4.8 on December 17, 2012
Fern Grove is the most charming place to stay in Guerneville. The owners are really charming people, and the staff made our visit very comfortable. When we arrived, the our room was already heated, and there was tea waiting in the common room. When we came back at night, there were plenty of DVDs and board games to choose from. I would definitely stay here again!
4.4 on December 02, 2012
great updated jacuzzi tubs
4.2 on November 14, 2012
This is a perfect little cottage with kitchen for the get-a-way to wine country. The staff will give you expert advice on the wineries in the area. If you were my friend, I'd tell you to stay here. Enjoy!
4.2 on November 09, 2012
Great location (across the street from 24hr Safeway) and excellent service!
4.0 on October 30, 2012
A beautiful relaxing setting. Gardens are amazing. Cottages beautiful, rustic, cozy. Margaret and staff were wonderful. A great Mexican restaurant next door (Taqueria La Tapatia) and an easy walk into Guerneville for shopping, libations etc. S from Weaverville, CA
4.2 on October 27, 2012
We had stayed at Fern Grove about nine years ago and I remember the experience was generally positive but also that the cottage we stayed in was somewhat outdated and needed fixing up, like the bathroom, which had a beat up floor and an old shower. I was pleasantly surprised this time with comfortable, nicely decorated rooms which included updated flooring and shower. It was such a pleasant experience to sit under a redwood tree while out on the deck enjoying a glass of local wine. The beautiful gardens and large ferns add to a wonderful atmosphere. The innkeeper was extremely helpful, providing us a map and pointing out which roads to follow to find wineries that suited our preferences and making recommendations for a dining experience by the ocean that we thoroughly enjoyed. I can't wait to go again and will always stay at Fern Grove when in the Russian River Valley.
4.6 on October 23, 2012
We stayed there for a weekend getaway in early fall and had a great time. The Fall season rate was reasonable. It was not too far from San Francisco and felt secluded enough from the main road of Guerneville to earn its name "Fern Grove". Restaurants were all within a short walking distance. The surrounding redwoods were soothing. The cottage itself was clean and comfortable with a great private porch to relax and read. Can't complain. Great jacuzzi. Didn't care much for the western decor, but that's just me. Enjoyed the very well landscaped property. The flowers and BBQ garden was a great place to eat our meals when it was warm. The entire property is mostly shaded during most of the day. The pool was a good size with a nice sun deck. It was almost too cold to swim, but we caught a two hour window of sun and even sunbathed on the nice deck. We had a great time and would definitely come back again. Don't go telling everyone...
3.0 on October 22, 2012
Fern Grove is a very nice place and all employees were kind and helpful. The rooms are much smaller than expected. The breakfast is very crowded. Once people sit at the table, it is very difficult to get to the buffet area and many people were blocking access to the buffet as they waited for specific items to come out. That being said, we did have a good time. They provide two large BBQ's and we were able to prepare a fabulous dinner.
4.6 on October 19, 2012
Fern grove was a great place to stay. Margaret the owner was very accomadating, and friendly. The breasfast in the morning was great. The lemon cured , jams , scones and granola were all homemade. The rooms were very retro, clean and comfortable. We would definitely stay again. The walk to town was short. The gardens on the property were beautiful. Pool was clean and warm.
4.0 on October 18, 2012
We had a wonderful time at Fern Grove. The room was wonderful, a little small but manageable. The service was excellent and the breakfast was delightful. We will definitely be returning! Thank you for such a wonderful time. Erendida and Jose Lopez
3.0 on October 18, 2012
we stayed 3 nights at the Ferngrove in mid-October., 2012. the inn was full with week-end cyclists. the staff was very friendly at check in.
4.4 on October 12, 2012
We love Ferngrove Cottages. This was our third stay at Ferngrove. Margaret is a wonderful hostess that makes a bountiful continental breakfast which includes yogurt, homemade scones, sweet breads, and granola. The cottages are among the magnificent redwoods. Margaret and her staff are very knowledgable about the area and the wineries. She will even give you a passport for complimentary wine tastings. We will defintely be back.
4.8 on October 12, 2012
I was very impressed with my stay at Fern Grove Cottages. The people were friendly and knowledgeable. Our self-standing cottage was clean, charming and very comfortable for two people. Our cottage had a TV, a small heater, a tiny shower, a queen size bed, and hangers and a place to hang your clothes. The cottage we were in included a wet bar which consisted of a sink and refrigerator. The grounds were lush with gardens full of flowers, fruit trees, vegetable gardens and surrounded by redwood trees. There is a common area equipped with two grills and a picnic table available for use. Free breakfast was included offering coffee, baked goods, yogurt, granola, fresh fruit, and juice. Places to eat, a grocery store and convenience stores were within walking distance. A boat dock was also nearby. I would highly recommend Fern Grove Cottages to friends and family.
3.8 on October 11, 2012
The setting was very pretty, the cottages were just what you want a "cottage" to be. The staff was very friendly and the continental breakfast was a nice and well done touch.
4.0 on October 08, 2012
To be clear, these are older cottages in the woods. And I fell in love with them. Smack up in the Redwoods, flowers and greenery abound, very peaceful. Main building where breakfast was served is very cozy. Continental breakfast more "personal" and high quality than you find in hotel breakfasts, though still fruit, assorted breads, jams, cream cheese, and ymmy granola and yogurt. Owner seemd experienced as all she needed to say at breakfast was, "My it's quiet in here" to get the table talking. Easy walk to town, which is 4 blocks long, to an assortment of stores and restaurants. Also a couple miles to beautiful Armstrong Woods (state park) which was a lovely morning walk/run.
3.6 on September 28, 2012
This was our 2nd stay in 9 months. We came in January and enjoyed it so much, we decided to spend our anniversary here. Margrett has a passion for the wine country and directed us to several wineries that we really enjoyed. We would definitely stay here again. The room was small, but cozy. Nestled in the red woods, steps from the town of Guerneville.
3.8 on September 27, 2012
Margret and Annie always put forth extra effort to make your stay enjoyable and relaxing. The warm cheese biscuits served for breakfast are a must! Also, the surroundings of tall redwoods and beautiful flower gardens are a comfort to the soul.
3.6 on September 25, 2012
Quaint cottages, great location and lovely gardens. The breakfast could use more a little more substance.
4.4 on September 20, 2012
This was a very nice place to stay. Breakfast was provided each morning and was very good. Margaret, the proprietor, was exceedingly pleasant and so very helpful with information about the area, especially with respect to wineries in the Sonoma Valley. We'd definitely stay there again.
4.2 on September 18, 2012
Great location and beautiful setting. We loved our stay at the Fern Grove Cottages. The staff in the office were very helpful. We look forward to returning soon!!!
4.4 on September 17, 2012
Delightful inn and staff made our Labor day getaway peerless. Would stay again in a flash.
5 on September 09, 2012
The place was more than we could have hoped for! The gardens were beautiful, the location was perfect, the room was cosy and plenty roomy, and the breakfast was phenomenal: biscuits, tea, coffee, fruit, bagels, toast, cereal, and all sorts of jams. Everyone was friendly and polite, too! We'll definitely be going back here again!
4.8 on September 08, 2012
Delicious breakfasts, especially the granola. Helpful and friendly hosts.
5 on September 04, 2012
We loved everything about our recent 2 night stay! My husband and I came up from Phoenix and stayed in a traditional studio room that was nestled in the woods yet close enough to walk to everything in town including several dinner choices and live must at Main Street which I highly recommend. The river was a short walk from the property where they rent canoes and kayaks. The property is right out of a fairy tale with beautiful wild flowers and tall redwoods surrounding the property. The main house was a perfect gathering spot where we had the best homemade breads and fruit with granola and yogurt for breakfast. After touring the wine county one day we brought a bottle of wine back with us to share and Margrett was so gracious to borrow us some wine glasses to make our stay there complete. This is a perfect location to get to the Armstrong forest for a nice hike and then hit one of the many roads surrounding to go out and do some wine tasting. Margrett showed us so many wine tasting options in the Russian River area that we will need to come back here every year for the rest of my lives (which we plan to do!) to explore them all!
3.4 on September 04, 2012
Outstanding setting. The flowers and other plants really kick this place up above others. The pool was really clean & so were the grounds. The folks there were very helpful & friendly. The only thing I would change is to remove the whirlpool type of tub in #11 and install a true shower. Other than that....very charming. Thank you!
4.0 on August 29, 2012
we really liked our stay, the cottages are well equipped and spread in a nice location including even red woods. our little house comprised two bed rooms and a larger living room with fir place and kitchen. A balkony for sitting and eating outside was there as well, where we had our breakfast. The owners are kind and helped us a lot with direction etc. Our late arival was no problem at all. The place is a good starting point to explore the coast, coastal redwoods and all the winaries.
4.8 on August 28, 2012
This was a great little town in wine country. The place was super cute and cozy. The staff was extremely welcoming and helpful. We received a discount to many of the wineries in the Russian River valley which was a huge benefit! Would stay here again and recommend to friends.
4.8 on August 20, 2012
More than a place to stay, Fern Grove Cottages is a quaint and memorable experience. Friendly, accommodating staff, beautiful grounds and "creature comforts" make this a destination for our future visits to Northern California. Can't recommend it more highly!
3.4 on August 14, 2012
I stayed in three B&B's on this trip and the breakfasts at this one would be at the bottom of the list, in fact, just above the Comfort Inn where I also stayed. Where the others had a sitdown hot meal with pancakes, sausage, eggs, ect., the only hot item here was the fresh bread (which was very good). Otherwise fruit (the same every morning), bagels, pastries, ect. Had to ask every morning for decaf. Not what I expect from a B&B. That being said, the advice about the area and about wine tasting was very good.
3.6 on August 14, 2012
Margaret was a very informative and helpful innkeeper. Free wine tasting passes, heated saline pool, fresh breakfast and extremely beautiful landscape was key to our enjoyment of the cottage.
3.4 on August 13, 2012
Nicely decorated themed sweet little cottages surrounded by a beautiful garden in a wooded forest. There is a wonderful breakfast with homemade scone & biscuits, fresh fruit and yogurt, bagels, coffee, tea and orange juice. The owners and innkeeper are very helpful and friendly. A great place to stay on the Russian River!
3.8 on August 13, 2012
We just stayed one night at the Fern Grove Cottages, we received a very pleasant welcome, we just stayed in a studio cottage and it was more than adequate for our one night stay, everything was very clean. The breakfast the following morning was excellent and a great choice, including home made cakes!!
4.8 on August 05, 2012
We enjoyed our stay immensely. We had a beautiful cottage with a lovely setting. Margrett and the innkeeper were both extremely helpful and informative of the area and the local winerys. Thanks for the wonderful stay. Krista Picha
3.4 on July 28, 2012
We spent four nights in Guerneville at the Fern Grove Cottages. The setting was very nice and we had a nice view from our deck. We had two rooms; a bedroom , living room plus a large bath room with jacuzzi. The rooms were very comfortable and decorated with a cowboy theme complete with a saddle set up in the living room. The complimentary breakfast was minimal, but the bagels, fruit and yogurt were all we needed and were quite satisfactory. I would recommend the Fern Grove cottages and I would stay there again.
4.4 on July 27, 2012
This was a surprisingly marvelous and beautiful stay. The accomodations were wonderful and our dog was treated as well as we were.
4.0 on July 22, 2012
Arriving at Fern Grove Cottages caused our immediate exclamation of joyous surprise since the grounds and cottages looked so cool and inviting. The plants and redwoods delight the eye and senses and the continental brkfst was a lovely start to our day. The innkeeper was delightful and very informed and helpful for locating things we wanted to see and experience in the Russian River area. We plan to return!
3.6 on July 19, 2012
We stayed on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights for Vineman 70.3. We were happy with the room (1BR w/ Fireplace). It was cute and cozy. Ladies - you might want to bring shampoo, conditioner, and body wash as there was only bar soap and a bottle of combo shampoo/conditioner. There was also no iron so my clothes were a bit wrinkly but I could live. Breakfast was amazing...I am still thinking about it. The only negative was that breakfast didn't start until 8:30am, so if you are an early bird you have to wait. It was worth the wait though - the homemade granola was so good and the scones were hot right out of the oven. If you stay during either Vineman race, they will give you a breakfast bag the night before (bagel and pasteries) but only if you are racing. The location was perfect for the race, which starts at Johnson's beach. I would say the walk was less than 1/2 mile away from race start. We will be staying there again next year!
4.0 on July 19, 2012
We have stayed at Fern Grove three different times. Every time, the hosts are friendly, helpful, and gracious. There was all new furniture in our cabin on our last visit. The saltwater pool is also a very nice plus. The continental breakfast is very good and the homemade scones delicious. This is a great place to stay for local events or as a base for exploring Sonoma County wine country.
4.2 on July 16, 2012
I have stayed here before and was happy to find that things are as good as ever. The room was very clean, the breakfast delicious, and nice and quiet neighbors as well. Parking is easy, and the location is close to everything. Will certainly come back again.
4.6 on July 11, 2012
The cottages are modest but charming, the location & grounds are lovely - a gardened redwood idyll close to Russian River recreation and all that central Sonoma wine country offers. The buffet breakfasts are ample and the price is right. But best of all for wine country travelers and foodies is the friendly & knowledgeable proprietor, Margaret Kennett, who can pinpoint your likes and direct you to exactly perfect wineris and restaurants that meet your tastes and also surprises you.
5 on July 10, 2012
I had driven by Fern Grove Cottages many times and decided to treat myself to a one night getaway. Everything was an fab! From the lovely gardens to the large spotless pool to the sweet and cozy room. The morning breakfast was delicious and the guests at the morning table was delightful!. DO NOT STOP - GO! Victoria D'Orazi
5 on July 10, 2012
We went to California from Florida to celebrate our 26th wedding anniversary and after four nights in downtown San Francisco, we wanted a quieter place for our last three nights. Fern Grove Cottages was perfect! The grounds are beautiful and Margaret and her staff were very accomodating. They gave us great recommendations for dinner and the scones were were the best we've ever had. We will definitely be back!!
4.2 on July 10, 2012
The customer service provided by Margaret and her staff were exceptional. She is masterful and charming and a true diplomat. The one bedroom cottage far exceeded our expectations. Separately, we had a mechanical problem (broken front door lock) and that was handled promptly. At checkout, I also noted a "rusty water/pipe" problem with the sink in the kitchenette and that was flagged for follow up. Ferngrove cottages are great value for the money and very dog friendly. We will be back and next time for a much longer stay. Thank you, Margaret, for a delightful first stay in Guerneville.
4.0 on July 08, 2012
A splendid stay....service was remarkable....location beautiful...kind, kind people
4.4 on July 02, 2012
I have been coming to Ferngrove in Guerneville for almost 10 years. It is always a pleasure to return. I had a free upgrade this visit. The cottages are easy to get to on the main road in Guerneville, next to a convenient taqueria, but the atmosphere is very quiet and adorned with splendid redwoods. I particularly enjoyed the salt water pool; no chlorine, which makes me cough. Friendly guests and staff; excellent scones for breakfast.
4.6 on June 30, 2012
Our group of 6 had the most amazing time. We especially like the BBQ area. We shared it with another large group and had so much fun. The owners supply all the charcoal and utensils, and clean out the fire pit and BBQs every day. It is a great atmosphere for family as well as for a romantic getaway. And so central to everywhere. Margaret was also very helpful in pointing us to some amazing wineries!
3.8 on June 28, 2012
We stayed a Sunday night. We hadn't been to Guerneville in decades. We chose the Fern Grove Cottages because we could bring our dog. After a meandering drive from the Bay Area (beautiful but tiring) we arrived at this magical oasis, on the edge of the main "strip" in Guerneville. Tall redwoods hugged the cabins, beautiful flowers and shrubs bloomed everywhere, obviously well tended. We checked in, went to our event, and happily returned, to spend the evening on our deck, simply amazed at the majesty of the redwoods, the changing sky, the serenity.
3.4 on June 26, 2012
We had a very enjoyable stay at the Cottages last weekend in a Spa Studio. Nice rustic style with the wood paneled walls, the room had all the comforts one needs! Although the weather was not good, we took advantage of the jacuzzi tub in the room and also even swam in the pool, thankfully it's heated! Very nice grounds, the BBQs and fire pit in the garden were quite nice also.
4.6 on June 26, 2012
Beautiful, lush grounds around the cabins; great location; delicious breakfasts; friendly people.
4.6 on June 24, 2012
A real gem - will be back! The staff were all super-helpful and the breakfasts to die for. Only a few minutes walk from the centre of Guerneville and beautiful drives to numerous wineries and the coast. The Russian River area is so much better than Napa; wine as good, if not better quality; far less pretentious; far friendlier. We will definitely base ourselves in the Russian River and stay at Fern Grove Cottages next time we want to visit the wine region.
5 on June 24, 2012
This is a great place. Owners go out of their way to meet your expectations. I hope to stay there again. Andy
4.2 on June 18, 2012
Margrett and Mike were gracious hosts. We stayed there over our daughter's wedding weekend. She really helped smooth our nerves. The gardens and Redwood forest on the property are beautiful. Margritt and Mike have really worked to keep the "old Gurneville" charm alive. The rooms all remain true to the period during which they were built and are excellently cared for. They are a wealth of information if you want to use this as a home base for day trips in the area. Gurneville and Fern Grove are a hidden gem in Sonoma County !
5 on June 18, 2012
We enjoyed staying here with our kids. It's cuter in person than the website shows. I think the website is a little dated. Breakfast was delicious and everyone was really nice. We'll definitely go back.
3.8 on June 16, 2012
This is a very nice place to stay. Located at the edge of town there is easy access to everything. The grounds are beautiful, lots of flowers, etc. The cottages are very clean and nice inside, The Queen studio is very small so if you require roominess look into an upgrade to a larger room.
3.8 on June 14, 2012
easy to find. available/convenient parking. margaret was a dear and explained the area and made suggestions on dining. the room was warm and comfy and the area surrounding the lodge was beautiful. had a great time!
4.2 on June 08, 2012
nestled among teh ferns and redwoods, near Russian River, and with an exceptional breakfast.
4.6 on May 31, 2012
It's a delightful place to stay and the breakfast is always fresh, homemade and delicious. It's also an easy walk into the town of Guerneville, which has a number of new restaurants that are really terrific. It's the perfect weekend getaway, especially for fog-weary San Franciscans craving some warmth and sunshine throughout the summer!
3.8 on May 27, 2012
We really enjoyed our stay at Fern Grove Cottages. The simple cottage we reserved was clean and comfortable, the location was great, the value was great for the area, and there is a heated pool! We loved the provided breakfast (granola, yogurt, scones, biscuits, pastries, homemade strawberry jam and lemon curd).
3.8 on May 24, 2012
I very much enjoyed my time at Fern Grove Cottages. Beautiful ground and I esspecially enjoyed having the Big Redwood trees all over the properry. Felt like I was in the forest. Very close to town and did not have to drive to my Square Dance event- easy walk. Thanks for a good time
3.6 on May 22, 2012
My wife and I flew into Oakland the morning of May 11, 2012 and drove through Petaluma to the coast on the beautiful clear spring day. We made our way to Bodega Bay , Jenner and finally into the Redwood trees at Guerneville where we checked into the Fern Grove Cttages at 5 pm. Annie got us settled in and familiarized us with Guerneville relative to walking from our cottage. The next morning we met the owner, Margaret, at breakfast and she provided expert assistance for our quest to explore the Zinfandel wines of the Russian River, Dry Creek and Rockpile growing areas. She also provided a pass for free complimentary wine tasting at several wineries in the area, and this was an unexpected but very pleasant inclusion to our stay at the Fern Grove Cottages. I highly recommend the Fern Grove Cottages as a perfect launching site for wine tasting in the AVA's west of Santa Rosa.
3.8 on May 21, 2012
Family weekend, a great time was had by all. Annie at the front desk made us feel very welcome and made the whole family feel very special. The beds could use new pads on them because they wrinkled while sleeping and made it uncomfortable. Thanks for the fun Family weekend.
4.2 on May 14, 2012
Nice nostalgic stay. The cabin was roomy and the dog loved having a back and front porch to sun on. The breakfast was flavoful and had plenty to choose from. The fresh scones were amazing! I would stay again and have already recommended it to friends.
3.6 on May 09, 2012
Cottages are located a short walk to downtown and are themselves basic accommodation. Prices were lower that other places but still pricey being a tourist town. The manager was very gracious and helpful with ideas for touring. The breakfast was delicious and had many nice touches. Extras like the barbeque and the campfire in the garden was also delightful.
4.8 on April 27, 2012
An incredibly comfortable place to stay. The property, the breakfast and the staff are all outstanding.
5 on April 24, 2012
We have always wanted to stay at a cottage in Guernville and were beyond pleased with Fern Grove. A cozy, little place nestled among flowers that make the entire place smell incredible! We will definitely be going back--thank you Fern Grove.
4.2 on April 17, 2012
Reserved this as a last minute addition to a mid-week trip to the Bay area. Very nice landscaping and cozy and comfortable furnishings. Also within easy walking distance of restaurants, stores and the Russian River.
3.8 on April 15, 2012
Very knowledgable and congenial staff. Comfortable cottage with individual gas stove, microwave, fridge and coffee maker. Continental breakfast was very good although I wish it were available earlier (opens at 8:30). Despite the rainy weather the staff suggested things to do in the area. Free wine tasting at local wineries provided by the inn. Would definitely return.
5 on April 09, 2012
I was apprehensive about booking a room at a place I had never seen for our honeymoon. I mean the pictures looked nice and the reviews were good but you never know. So i was pleasantly surprised and when we arrived and checked in. The area is beautiful, the cottages we cozy, and the staff were very hospitable. When we went to breakfast the next morning I was surprised to see food that was actually baked fresh that morning. and the cottages are within walking distance from a safeway and many good restaurants. All in all we really enjoyed our honeymoon getaway at Fern Grove Cottages.
4.2 on April 01, 2012
The Fern Grove Cottages is a wonderful piece of "English" heaven. From the decor to the homemade jam and scones, it was such a cozy stay. Michael and Margrett were quite helpful with their recommendations of places to visit (as well as getting discounts). We will be back again!
5 on March 14, 2012
Run by charming and attentive staff Fern Grove Cottages exceeded my romantic getaway requirements. Clean, quite, tranquil place to fall in love...on a budget! My partner and I were very comfortable in our spacious suite. Having a kitchen was the perfect addition to our lovely accommodations, as well. I have to say the continental breakfast was wonderful. Anyone who can make a great cup of coffee for us city folk will be seeing us again.
4.0 on February 26, 2012
February 2012 was our third stay at Fern Grove, each time bringing more people with us! We had two separate cottages, a one bedroom and a two bedroom.
4.4 on February 19, 2012
Beautiful room, well kept, wonderful service! We will be back soon!
4.0 on February 19, 2012
We had a wonderful time at Fern Grove cottages. The cottage was spaciious and its setting among Redwoods was magical. The owner/host was very helpful in providing information on nearby wineries to visit. The breakfast each morning was superb as well. I highly recommend this wonderful place of respite.
4.2 on January 31, 2012
Rooms were cozy and sweet. Everyone that worked there that I came in contact with were beyond helpful and nice.
3.4 on January 27, 2012
No clock or phone in the room, but cell phone sufficed. Free wifi advertised, but could not connect. Proprietor said was not working due to usage and they were having upgraded soon. We really enjoyed our stay and would definitely consider staying here again. We stayed in a one room cottage.next time we would likely consider a room with a fireplace.
3.2 on January 25, 2012
Our cottage was quite small but cute, the gas fireplace kept it very warm. Bed was fine but could be a little firmer, bathroom small but adequate. The breakfast was quite good, continental but decent selection and quality. Service was very good. Good location if you want to be close to town. I would stay here again.
4.0 on January 24, 2012
The cottages, dining room and grounds were so pretty and charming. We dealt directly with Carissa and Margrett, the innkeeper. Both were so helpful and hospitable. Our cottage had beautiful quilts and every immenity you might need. It was a wonderful experience. I will return and I have recommended it to friends.
3.4 on January 18, 2012
A group of friends and I attended the Winter Wineroad. My friend suggested this place after she found it on an internet search. It had high ratings and great value. Chain hotels near the city were $300 plus. We were able to stay in a studio with spa tub for less than $200. Our studio had a deck and nautical theme. It was very cute, very clean and had everything we needed...including flat screen TV (the NFL playoffs were on :P). The inn owner was very nice. At breakfast, in the lobby, she made sure we were warm enough. Breakfast was exactly what we were hoping for, warm scones and other pastries. They also had delicious vanilla yogurt with granola. My only complaint would be that there was no stand up shower. You had to use a hand held, shower nozzle in the spa tube to bathe. Note: my friend had a one bedroom place and she had a shower so I think this complaint only applies to studios.
4.0 on January 17, 2012
We are regular customers of Ferngrove Cottages and always enjoy our stays here. A very warm and welcoming place to stay in the Russian River area.
3.6 on January 11, 2012
My wife and I were looking for a quiet spot to visit the local sites. Fern Grove fit the bill perfectly!
3.2 on December 05, 2011
It was great to have a kitchen, dining table and living room for our family. Since we couldn't get together at home, this was the next best thing.
3.6 on November 07, 2011
Stayed in cabin seven and enjoyed an evening around the fireplace. Very quaint cabin with two bedrooms. Only thing to be prepared for is that wood is not provided. Bought it from a guy selling wood out of his pickup truck at the Safeway. The provided breakfast is mostly breads and fruit, but all well-prepared, especially the amazing scones. Get them hot!
3.8 on November 07, 2011
The studio suites were smaller than expected; the spa tub adjoins the bedroom and that is the only option for bathing, there is no shower in the bathroom. Except for that one small detail, our stay was wonderful, and the breakfast each day was yummy.
2.8 on November 05, 2011
Fern Grove is a lovely place - Very charming and close to town which was nice The cabins are clean though a bit sparse on furniture - Beds are comfortable and we really enjoyed the fireplace. The continental breakfast was OK but very oridinary. Fruit salad, bagels and a few pastries . but they had great Coffee! It was a bit on the pricey side at 209 per night with taxes and fees
4.6 on October 24, 2011
We loved it here! We stayed in earlu October and it was chilly so we didn't get to use the pool but these are definitely the perfect little rustic cabins. You are walking distance to town, located 4 miles from Armstrong State Park and only 14 miles to the coast. The staff is so nice and helpful. Our heater wasn't working the first night and they had it fixed right away. We will for sure be back!!
3.2 on October 14, 2011
Fern Grove Cottages were very convenient for our trip between Russian River and Sonoma. Lovely landscaping and great value for money accomodation. Buffet breakfast excellent but it was the friendly staff that really score highly. We were warmly greeted on arrival. Check out and advice on visiting Sonoma where the stars are earned. Margarett ( I presume) gave us exceptional advice and kind 'introductions' to great Wineries. The 'personnal' introduction was very much appreciated by ourselves and one specific winery - that's what joined up visitor care is about!
4.2 on October 13, 2011
I want to thank Margaret and her staff for the lovely family birthday celebration/vacation we had. I believe we occupied 5 differnet cabins. All wonderfully, uniquely appointed. Besides Margaret's delicious scones she provided me with emergency service that was above and beyond. Thank you.. We would definitel return and recommend. Marjorie Hauser Marjorie Hauser
4.0 on October 11, 2011
We enjoyed the setting, the cottage, the friendly breakfast. It is our second time staying here and will be back again.
3.4 on September 29, 2011
The cottage we had at Fern Grove was all that we needed. However the bedrooms were VERY small and there was no place for suitcases, so we had to place ours in the den area. For 3 folks, this was a bit tight. The kitchenette had all the basics, and a good sized kitchen table. We were not able to get the heat stove to come on in the evenings, but the bedrooms had individual heaters so we just used those. The setting and location of the cottages is ideal. Restaurants are within walking distance. The breakfast includes wonderful homemade granola and scones, which are quite yummy. I would stay there again, but would choose a larger cottage if I had 3 people.
4.0 on September 22, 2011
What a beautiful outdoor space to enjoy, lots of glorious flowers and redwood trees. A wonderful breakfast available each morning. A great respite - thank you!
4.0 on September 22, 2011
Our two-night stay at Fern Grove Cottages was simply delightful. Comfy, quiet, and rustic. Friendly, helpful staff and innkeepers. -Sally John
4.6 on September 21, 2011
I received a complimentary upgrade from a studio to a one-bedroom cottage and was very pleased with the amenities. The furnishings and decors were so charming and made me feel like I never wanted to leave. The place is pet friendly so you can totally bring a dog if you make the proper arrangements. Lastly, the staff was wonderful, very accommodating! I have already recommended this location to friends looking for a nice and affordable place to visit in the Sonoma County area.
4.0 on September 16, 2011
We very much enjoyed our stay. Wish we could have stayed more days and wish the breakfast was a little earlier as we had to get on the road. Nice place, we will return.
3.8 on September 08, 2011
Great place to stay - just a short walk to town. Wouldn't stay in the same room, no shower - just had a tub with hand held. Breakfast was great! We will stay again!
4.6 on September 07, 2011
We were very happy with our stay at Fern Grove. The place is truly unique and the innkeepers very helpful and friendly.
3.8 on September 07, 2011
The surrounding gardens at Fern Grove made it well worth the stop. The room was comfortable, accomodating and decorated appropiately. A private cabin in the woods feeling. Loved it all!
4.4 on September 06, 2011
We only had a two day stay,but would come back again.The innkeepers were great.
3.8 on September 06, 2011
The cottage was very well-presented and much bigger than I expected. The grounds were strikingly well-tended - the immaculate layout of the plant and flower beds really makes the place feel tranquil and secluded. Staff were friendly and helpful in giving us information about the local area. Breakfast was rudimentary, but we planned to eat in town anyway.
4.6 on September 04, 2011
We spent several days at the Fern Grove Cottages and found them to exceed our expectations in every way. The property is immaculately maintained, the rooms well decorated, spacious and comfortable, and breakfast provided was delicious. This little gem is a bargain in an area that otherwise can be quite pricey.
5 on August 29, 2011
We stayed for 5 nights at Fern Grove and had an excellent time. Our cottage was perfect, along with the service, and of course, the breakfasts. We love that Fern Grove is dog-friendly, too!
4.0 on August 28, 2011
The property, both inside and out, were immaculate/flawlessly maintained. The numerous flower gardens added a warm and cozy environment. The owners were very friendly and helpful in recommending sites/wineries to visit. A very quaint touch is that the owners provide trays to take your continental breakfast back to your cottage (a great service for those with children), which can be necessary because of the limited seating inside the dinning area.
3.6 on August 08, 2011
This was out 2nd time staying here and we've enjoyed it very much both times and will return again. The grounds are emaculately groomed with flowers and ferns everywhere - just beautiful. We stayed in a room this time with a spa tub - at first we were disappointed we also did not have a shower however we soon discovered the relaxed and slow pace of the tub so we defiantely looked forward to our morning spa/baths. The breakfast is good but by the third morning I almost wished we went out it's the same every morning. The bed was comfy and the room good sized. The main drawback is we were attached to the room next door and if they used the toilet at night you could here it and the running water in the sink. Another huge plus is you can walk easily into town for shopping/ lunch/dinner and the staff was fantastic. Another plus is we used the BBQ area this time for the birthday party along with the pool. The pool is good sized and they provide plenty of towels for use.
3.8 on August 04, 2011
This is a beautiful and well maintained property. There are gorgeous flowers everywhere. I think I would have enjoyed it more if we had stayed longer. I really like to swim on my vacations and the pool closed early in the evening- and was not open in the AM ( between 7 and 8:30) Since the front desk is closed between 7pm and 8:30 AM I would assume the pool is not open then either even though it says "open during daylight hours". No laps for me. The room was spotless and had wireless internet. No real reason to upgrade to a porch( extra $40 a night)- I had visions of a porch facing nature, not the parking lot even though it is a flowering parking lot. We did not use the refrigerator . It would have been nice to have tea in the room as well as coffee and towels that were a bit nicer. The breakfast was outstanding with homemade scones and fresh fruit salad. The people at the desk were accommodating and friendly.
3.4 on August 03, 2011
Worked out great. Three groups of us in three separate cottages. Walking distance to downtown Guerneville and to the swim segment of the the Vineman Ironman when driving there would have been a real hassle. Would stay there again without hesitation.
3.6 on August 01, 2011
We stayed in the room with the fireplace and queen size bed. Lovely grounds and room. Lots of nice little details in the room like games and books. The lady at the desk when we checked in was sweet and very informative. The breakfast was yummy. The only issue we had was parking. We have a larger truck so maneuvering through the grounds was a bit tricky. Also when we returned in the evening the few parking spaces in front of our cottage where all taken. Overall I would defiantly stay here again.
5 on July 30, 2011
When I found the website and made the reservations for Fern Grove I knew the inn would be special but I had no idea how special! The cottage was great, the beautiful gardens were out of this world! The breakfast was delicious! It was only a short walk to town, shopping and the river! To top it off, the Inn Keepers were so welcoming, friendly and helpful !! Thank you for making our time so wonderful in Guernville !!
4.4 on July 29, 2011
My partner and I have stayed here for two summers in a row now, and we plan on going back next year too. We stayed in the spa studio sweet. The room definitely had character and charm. We had our own private deck with table and chairs. We ate our breakfast out there and even enjoyed some star watching. The breakfast is wonderful, not quite a buffet but better than any "Free" or "continental" breakfast you'd get at other places. The owner, Margaret, gave us great tips for wine tasting. Great value!
4.6 on July 28, 2011
We arrived early and were upgraded to a very cute and cozy cottage with a fireplace and separate living room. The grounds are filled with flowers and surrounded by redwoods. I enjoyed our [ersonal patio with table and chairs. The breakfast was varied and very good. We'll stay here again because of the service, breakfast, and great little cottages!
3.6 on July 18, 2011
Fern Grove cottages are located within a short walk from the river, beach, restaurants and walking paths. We really enjoyed the breakfasts - and that you could take it to your cabin for a truly relaxing start to the day. Would definitely stay there again and recommend it. The girls from Chicago
4.0 on July 18, 2011
Stayed for a week in early July. Had a cabin that slept 4, surrounded by the redwoods. It was on the small side, but adequate, cozy, like you would expect a summer cabin to be. Nice decks with beautiful redwoods surrounding them. Gorgeous gardens with exquisite roses and other perennials. Butterflies everywhere! Breakfasts were great, homemade items every day. Innkeepers very friendly and helpful. A lovely heated pool but was a little too cold for me to try during our stay.
4.4 on July 09, 2011
Booked at last minute to getaway on the 4th of July. Beautiful surroundings, peaceful/tranquil in a lush garden setting. All the staff that I encountered were friendly, helpful and genuine. Deluxe continental was delicious with mouth-watering scones, cinnamon rolls,pastries; fresh cut fruit with yogurt and granola; bagels/english muffins with assorted spreads; fresh brewed coffee. Trays made it possible to enjoy breakfast at my cabin deck or in bbq picnic area. Only minor inconveniences were spotty wi-fi access(which I was told was being assessed and corrected) and short supply of hot water for shower.
5 on July 08, 2011
What a great location in Russian River - we were there for July 4th celebrations. As always, the staff at Fern Grove Cottages were friendly, knowledgable and helpful with information about the area and places of interest....
3.4 on July 05, 2011
Lovely gardens and hosts,best breakfast by far! The bed was a little lumpy but we only stayed 2 nights. I Would definetely return.
3.2 on July 02, 2011
The grounds were beautiful and well kept and offered a beautiful environment for the surrounding woods. Breakfast was fresh, tasty and bountiful.
3.8 on July 02, 2011
The bed was firm to the point of being hard. However, the setting was delightful. Truly a place where you can sit around in the garden all day reading and noone looks at you funny.
4.6 on June 27, 2011
My partner and I stayed here one night. It's a nice, friendly property and is located in a great place to roam around Guerneville.
2.8 on June 22, 2011
We were in a 1 bedroom with a whirlpool. It was a cute place but it looked a smelled a little too much like my grandmothers house. However, we knew this before we booked our reservation from looking at pictures. We were surprised that we did not have a shower in our bathroom. We made do with the whirlpool. Breakfast was fantastic. I only wish there were some hard boiled eggs or another non-dairy protein source. It seemed to attract an assortment of people. Retired folk, families (young and not-so young), young couples. If you stay here, you should really get a meal at Boon Restaurant. It is amazing.
4.4 on June 22, 2011
Friendly, affordable and beautiful surprises everywhere.
4.6 on June 20, 2011
Customer service was fantastic! Mike & Margrett were gracious hosts; did a nice job in helping us seek out the best vineyards in the Sonoma wine country to visit. The breakfast they served us was nothing shy of outstanding! Guerneville is a quaint little town with some wonderful restaurants as well. Highly recommend!
4.0 on June 19, 2011
very friendly and helpful staff, provided brochures on local attractions. Very clean and cute bungalow. I would stay here again
3.8 on June 18, 2011
Beautiful grounds with all the flowers and plants in bloom. The people were very friendly and attentive. The room was nice. The breakfasts were great, especially the fresh baked scones. It was a little more than I like to pay, but was worth it.
4.4 on June 13, 2011
We stayed in a 1-BR with a gas log stove and spa tub. The cottage was enormous--king-sized bed, comfy loveseat, comfy but slightly noisy rocking chair. The tub easily fit two adults, and we never ran out of hot water. Breakfast was absolutely delicious--the scones are every bit as good as everyone else says, and the granola was also terrific. Also terrific were the people--they offered wonderful advice, and every place (winery, restaurant) we went to that we mentioned Fern Grove Cottages, the response was always warm and friendly--everyone knows these folks in the Guerneville/Russian River area, and likes them.
3.0 on June 06, 2011
We enjoyed our stay at Fern Grove Cottages, and it met my expectations. The facilities are aging, but well maintained, and the host and hostess were well informed about the area and helpful. I enjoyed talking with the other guests at breakfast, sharing our adventures and dining on an enhanced continental breakfast. I would consider returning here on future visits.
4.2 on June 02, 2011
We went dat for the holiday and had a great time. Everything is so green, roses everywhere. This is truly a tranqual inn. The staff could not be more accomadating, all we had to do was ask and it was there. Overall a great time. Great for short getaway
4.0 on May 30, 2011
Great place to launch into wine tasting country. The other bonus is the beauty of the tall red woods and the proximity to the beautiful Pacific coast.
4.0 on May 19, 2011
The cottage far exceeded my expectations. It was clean, attractive, homey, cozy.. we were there for a rainy weekend, so we spent a lot of time inside. My only complaint, and it's pretty minor, is that the couch is very uncomfortable, and is the only place to sit if you want to watch tv or movies, especially for two people. I would either replace the couch or put a tv in the bedroom. Other than that, we loved it, and I'd go back in a heartbeat!
3.6 on May 14, 2011
Lovely place, great gardens. For us, the bed was small. Wish the dog rules (can never be left alone in the room etc. ) had been given ahead of time though.
3.4 on April 28, 2011
The rating system for bedandbreakfast.com seems odd to me -- certainly Fern Grove Cottages "met my expectations" (or better), a middle rating, but I did quite a bit of research before making my reservations there, so my expectations were extremely high. The whole "expectations" line of thinking for BandB ratings just doesn't work since everybody has different thoughts about what it is reasonable to expect. That said, and reflecting back on my stay at Fern Grove after a few weeks, I would have to rate my stay at somewhere between 4 1/2 -- 5 stars. I expected, and got, a pleasant, totally relaxing refuge from the world, among the tall trees. No monkey business, no noise, no creepy forced interaction among the other guests -- my cottage shared no common wall with any other. Wonderful! The staff was totally cool about my small dog. Oh, and the continental breakfast was perfect -- lots of good and different things to eat and drink. I thought long and hard about whether I had anything to complain about, and the only thing I could come up with was that the toilet seat must have been installed by a lady plumber, because it refused to stay up by itself while I (ahem) peed. Had to hold it up, which is damn difficult while your hands are otherwise occupied. Trust me, this is not a small problem! Oh, and the decor in my cottage might have been a little over-the-top 70s. But really, I loved this place, and would gladly return at the next opportunity!
3.8 on April 25, 2011
My ol'lady and I stayed here on a recent coastal trek. Grounds are immaculate. Cottages are very nice. Great location. I would not think twice about staying there again. I would highly recommend Fern Grove.
4.8 on April 23, 2011
My husband and I stayed in their smallest room option, a studio. It was incredibly clean, and the staff was wonderful. Breakfast was great (granola, fresh fruit, yogurt, and baked goods such as bagels, english muffins, danishes, scones etc). The grounds of Fern Grove are beautiful with fresh flowers and redwoods throughout and surrounding the rooms. I'm pregnant so we weren't in the area to do wine tasting, but we spoke to another couple who did - TONS of places in the area. Overall, great value!
5 on April 21, 2011
Our room was upgraded for free and we were very happy with it. Location is beautiful and the owner is very friendly. We have told our friends about how nice is was there.
4.2 on April 18, 2011
The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. Location was great- in the redwoods and close to both the Sonoma coast and wine country. The 1br fireplace cottages are cute and cozy with everything you need. The breakfast spread was very nice. My highlights were the homemade granola and the coffee!
3.8 on April 12, 2011
Overall...We had a great stay...we would highly recommend! Conviniently located near a grocery store ..local restaurants and fun places to visit...everything you need near by.
3.6 on April 05, 2011
Cute place and not a bad breakfast - fruit, breads, coffee and juice. Easy in and out.
3.6 on April 04, 2011
Great location for Russian River wine tasting and enough space to relax with a glass of wine by the fire. Nice breakfast service in the morning--even fresh baked scones. Reception gave great dinner restaurant recommendation in Guerneville. It's not luxurious, but it's quite adequate.
3.8 on April 01, 2011
We have stayed here several times. The best part is the hosts knowledge of local wineries. She listens to what we want and then steers us to the right places.
3.2 on March 31, 2011
We received very useful travel information since we hed to reroute our itinerary due to weather.
4.8 on March 31, 2011
Had a wonderful time while there. Everyone, from the Innkeepers to the cleaning staff were charming, gracious, efficient, and helpful. We plan to return next year, and stay longer.
4.6 on March 29, 2011
Highly recommend! It was perfect weekend getaway. Simple, cozy, clean and friendly.
3.8 on March 23, 2011
The Fern Grove Cottages innkeepers were helpful with our slightly complicated sleeping arrangements. They made great dining and winery suggestions for our stay as well. Location made walking to shops and restaurants very easy. The setting among big redwood trees is magical.
3.0 on March 22, 2011
My husband and I booked a night in the Spa Studio purely for the 2 person hottub. When we got to room we found that the hot tub was bigger than expected, which was especially nice because my husband is 6'4" and I am 7 1/2 months pregnant. The room was very cozy and we enjoyed our romantic getaway. We will be back, hopefully for longer next time.
3.6 on March 07, 2011
We found the Fern Grove Cottages charming and cozy. The room was clean, the tub fantastic, the service very friendly, and the location convenient. We look forward to staying here again.
4.0 on February 23, 2011
Stayed for two nights with my wife. Enjoyed it. Staff is very friendly. Room had personal patio where we sat and had wine. Surroundings are very natural and peaceful. My review seems like an advertisement but can't help, place is nice :)
4.2 on February 18, 2011
I really love the location and cleaniness of the room. It was a perfect room for a romantic getaway. The hot tub studio was large enough for two enjoy. I look forward to my next stay at the Fern Cottages.
5 on February 17, 2011
This is the second time we have stayed here. it's cozy, romantic & easy to get to for a last minute getaway.
3.4 on February 17, 2011
We were return guests, and had a glitch in our reservations, but Margaret (owner) stepped up and graciously made accomodations for us and our pooch. Good value for the price - like staying at your Grandmother's summer place.
4.6 on February 12, 2011
Margrett, the innkeeper, was very friendly and helpful, and allowed me to check in a couple of hours early when I was passing through town on my way to the coast for the afternoon. My cabin was cozy and very comfortable...I liked it the minute I walked in the door! The resort was in a peaceful setting, yet only a few blocks' walk to the center of town. The resort had a lot of good info available on attractions, restaurants, and wineries in the surrounding area. A great spot!
4.8 on February 02, 2011
We rented a lovely 1 bedroom cottage with gas stove and spa tub. It was splendid! The innkeepers were very welcoming and knowledgable about events and wineries in the area. Our tv had an issue that was promptly addressed with a sense of humor. The breakfast was simple but delicious, especially the granola. We will definately return for many future getaways!
4.6 on January 22, 2011
The room was clean and nice. The bed was a little harder than we like, but we slept well. We had the hot tub room and the price was very good for that benefit. However, there was no separate shower. There was a hand held shower head by not enough water pressure to really do any good. The Inn had videos tenants could borrow if you wanted to watch a movie, and there was a good selection. We stayed two nights. Restaurants in town seem to close down early because we had a tough time the second night finding a different place to eat. The first night was good, had dinner at The Garden Grill. I definitely recommend them. We would stay here again. It's quiet and quite beautiful. The owners are very nice. The breakfast was good. Continental; muffins, bagels w/different flavors cream cheese, fresh fruit, cereal, oatmeal, coffee, juice, fresh baked banana nut bread etc. Very yummy!
4.8 on January 14, 2011
We enjoyed our stay and will be back again. Love the homemade scones!
5 on January 12, 2011
Fern Grove is a wonderful place to stay with spectacular hospitality, great cottages, and at a great price. The cottages are adorable, afordable and in a lovely location in Guerneville. But, what really makes Fern Grove stand out is that Margaret (the owner) is a gracious host with a wealth of information on Sonoma County vineyards and wineries. Her love for hospitality really shines. I would stay here again in a heartbeat.
4.6 on January 11, 2011
Fern Grove is our favorite spot to stay in the Russian River area, hands down. The couple who own the place couldn't be more helpful, accomodating and ready to make your stay as comfortable as possible. The rooms are intimate and warm. We love the hot tub cottages!
4.8 on January 09, 2011
I stayed 2 nights at Fern Grove cottages and thoroughly enjoyed my visit. Accomodations were perfect, clean and cozy. The grounds are well maintained and peaceful, providing for a quiet and pleasant atmosphere. Breakfast was delicious, providing a full array of tempting treats, such as home made scones and granola, fresh pastries and fruit, coffee, juice and other assorted delectibles. Maragaret is extremely informative and provides friendly conversation as well as good advice for any local activities and points of interest worth checking out. The assistant inkeeper was also very nice and equally informative and pleasant. If you're looking for genuine hospitality, comfortable rooms, beautiful grounds and excellent location, Fern Grove Cottages is the perfect retreat.
4.6 on January 05, 2011
Aside from a slightly-annoying carbon monoxide alarm light blinking every five minutes, the bedroom was comfortable and relaxing. I wish the fireplace stayed on a little longer between its breaks, but since it was gas-powered it's probably better for the environment that it doesn't stay on 24/7. The staff were friendly and accommodating. If you need anything, just ask at the front desk. The rooms were priced appropriately, and were not too expensive. The homemade scones were delicious.
3.6 on January 02, 2011
The cottages are nothing fancy - I think they're modifed doublewides, but they're comfortable, with more personality than a motel. The breakfast was great, with homemade scones, granola and lots of choices. The woman who runs it is very nice, and took the time to recommend things to do based on our interests. A great deal for the area!
5 on January 02, 2011
Love going to Fern Grove. The varieties of cottages is wonderful.....love the hot tubs in room. The owners are wonderful and make you feel welcome. Sherry in the evening and continential breakfast in the morning.....everything is just...warm. The area in generalis beautiful any time of the year. Can't wait to go again!!
5 on December 13, 2010
Right from the down-home gracious reception from Margaret, this place was a delight. The cabins, spread in a picture-perfect way through the beautiful Redwoods, are sparkly clean inside and out. The whole place shows the love and attention put into every phase of it. I arrived late, and this is the first time I've ever had a late arrival and found the lights on and the room nicely heated when I got there. The breakfast, an over-the-top spread of home-made pastries, granola, fresh fruit, yogurt, breads, coffee, teas and more, is presented to guests in a beautiful dining room. You can sit at the nicely-set antique table or in one of the comfy chairs around the fireplace. The morning paper is there for you, as well. Also in the dining room is a computer with printer for guests. A nice touch, indeed. And no, I didn't get paid to write this review and I do not know the owners, other than Margaret whom I met on this visit. Five Stars!
4.0 on December 12, 2010
We spent 4 nights at Fern Grove arriving on Thanksgiving evening. The gentleman working the desk that evening was very friendly and helpful and gave us a great recommendation for dinner that night. We had the privilege of speaking with Margaret every morning and she would recommend an itinerary for our wine tasting day. Her recommendations were always spot on and she seemed eager to help. The continental breakfast is great with the granola and scones being the highlight. Admittedly the room we chose, the smallest, was quite small for two people. That said, it was clean. The bed was comfortable. The service was fantastic. And we didn't come here to stay inside anyway. We would definitely stay here again.
2.8 on December 02, 2010
I very much enjoyed the Inn Keepers at Fern Grove Cottages. They were very helpful with suggestions for where to visit and where to dine in the area. However, for me, I found the mattress very firm and I slept poorly. Also, they promote a "European" style breakfast that is merely cereal, sweets, bagels, and fruit. Not what I've encountered in Europe. I recommend this place with the caveat that, if you don't like very firm mattresses and if you expect a true European style breakfast, you may be a bit disappointed.
4.6 on December 01, 2010
We stayed with two small children and had the lovely hot tub cottage which everybody loved- great since it was raining a lot during our stay. my favorite thing was that we could take that awesome breakfast up to our cottage and eat there. and the porch was really beautiful. wish I could have stayed longer.
3.4 on November 30, 2010
Fern Grove Cottages is a perfect Getaway. We loved the breakfast featuring delicious homemade granola. The staff was extremely helpful and friendly. Tea, cookies and creamed sherry was provided in the cozy main building in the afternoons... a real treat. The cottages are cute and well maintained. The only thing we would do differently next time is to upgrade to the next price category. We went for the least expensive cottage which was tiny and had a shared inside door with the unit next to us impeding on our privacy. Aside from that: Everything was GREAT!
5 on November 22, 2010
My wife, Alice, and I spent a week at Fern Grove - celebrating our 31st Anniversary. Margaret was an outstanding, informed hostess and met us every morning at breakfast with a smile and recommendations for visits to wineries and restaurants - much appreciated. The bottle of champagne on our anniversary was a touch of class, and the Saturday Cheese & Wine Tasting and breakfasts were something to be remembered (ask for the scone recipe). Other guests staying there were friendly and willing to engage in a morning or evening conversation. We will definitely celebrate a future anniversary at Fern Grove.
3.2 on November 16, 2010
The staff was super friendly. Our cottage was clean and quaint. A great value compared to other lodging in the area. It was perfect for a romantic getaway.
3.6 on November 16, 2010
The studio room was quite small. The service was excellent. Room was very clean and well maintain. Breakfast was closesr to a Continental breakfast than to a real breakfast. What they offer for brekfast was high quality but there was no much choices.
4.8 on November 11, 2010
The rooms were very cute and have a rustic cabin feel. We shared a cabin for four and paid about $55 per person, per night-what a deal!!! Breakfast of pastries, yogurt/granola, bagels, fruit, and coffee was included. I loved the option of having a kitchen to prepare meals. The service was outstanding, the front desk was exceptionally helpful. We went for a Wine Road event and they had computer access and a printer in the lobby so we could print out maps, something we had neglected to do before we left. I would definitely recommend this place!
3.2 on November 09, 2010
Visited the Fern Grove Cottages for two nights and had a pleasant stay. We had been there about 12 years ago and it was a bit disheveled with leaking toilets. But this trip was much better, the property was well-kept, cabins were brightly painted and the grounds very nicely maintained. The 2 bedroom cabin was nice although a bit dated in decor and the bedrooms were sort of cramped with the beds taking up most of the space. Bathroom was clean but also dated The innkeepers were friendly and helpful. Overall a nice experience that I would recommend to friends
4.0 on November 08, 2010
My friend and I had the best weekend staying at Fern Grove Cottages. The 2 bedroom cottage we stayed in was very cute and "homey", and the beds were very comfortable. The breakfast was delicious. Margrett made the best scones and granola we have ever tasted. Margrett also recommended some wineries for us to visit. She made our stay extra special and I will definately stay there again.
4.6 on November 04, 2010
Had a very nice over night. Man at the front desk was better than outstanding.
3.8 on October 31, 2010
A very enjoyable 2 night stay, with excellent breakfasts. Cottage comfortable and had everything we needed, although bathroom a little cramped. We were there to sample local wineries, and much appreciated Margrett's knowledge and helpful suggestions.
3.6 on October 30, 2010
We needed a little getaway, and this is the perfect place. We had a one-bedroom with gas fireplace, just yummy for the changing weather in late October. Margrett and her assistant Chris were very helpful & engaging. Thank you for the wonderful stay!
3.8 on October 25, 2010
Blooming English gardens, beautifully painted little cabins with inviting front porches. Rustic, and we like that, especially at the Russian River. Comfy bed. We appreciated the TV and great wi-fi. Desk service exceptional for helpfulness and good ideas. Enjoyed breakfast meeting other guests. Nice Mexican restaurant next door. Perfect location. Would like softer pillows.
4.2 on October 20, 2010
This was our 2nd stay and we love the private garden cottage setting. Rooms are a little aged but everything you need is there. Margaret, the owner is so charming, attentive, and nice you feel like you are her personal guest. The breakfast is wonderful and filling. Town is only walking distance and you have a great Mexican restaurant next door. You can shop all day, take a 15 min drive to the ocean, or visit the lovely Armstrong State Park. You can’t go worn here.
4.2 on October 18, 2010
We could only stay one night because of our busy Itinerary... however, we enjoyed that one night thouroughly, and would have actually liked to spend the rest of our vacation at Fern Grove. We will come again, when our travels take us in that direction.
4.0 on October 17, 2010
Everyone was amazingly knowledgeable and friendly. I highly recommend Fern Grove!
3.6 on October 13, 2010
Lovely, quiet cottage. Friendly and gracious innkeepers. Would definately recommend to others.
3.2 on October 13, 2010
We stayed for two nights. The property itself is very attractive and the cottage was large and comfortable (the spacious cottage is the basis of my 'exceeded expectations' rating for the 'room'). The price seemed reasonable based on the quality and location but other than the beautiful grounds and the large cottage, there was nothing which I could say 'exceeded' expectations.
3.6 on October 08, 2010
Beautiful gardens welcomed us. We had a spectacular view from our balcony table. So cozy, tucked into a hillside, a mixture of modern and quaint styles. Very accomodating innkeepers. Just what we were looking for in a getaway. We took the golf package and LOVED the Northwood golf course, all redwoods.
3.6 on October 02, 2010
We had a lovely visit to one of the studio cottages for our 30th. We enjoyed the jetted garden tub immensely, but the rest of the room was a bit on the small side and it would have been nice to have a fridge. I think next time we might choose the one-bedroom cottage.
4.0 on September 22, 2010
We really enjoyed our stay here. This place is one of the few that matched the picture on its website. Beautiful grounds..
4.8 on September 18, 2010
Can't go wrong with this place. The room we had was cute and cozy (touch small, but we went for the cheapest spa studio) and perfect for our romantic getaway. We loved the concierge and the couple who own the place, and really enjoyed their hospitality. Also ... scones at breakfast? Delicious! My girlfriend and I will come back in the future.
4.6 on September 07, 2010
Really loved the attentive and friendly service and delicious food in the morning. The cottages were private and cozy. Would stay here again.
4.0 on August 19, 2010
Beautiful garden setting, friendly staff, clean and comfortable room. The breakfast was great, plenty of choice
4.2 on August 15, 2010
A wonderful little two day getaway place. I picked a cabin that allowed me to bring my dog and you never would have known that this cabin had ever had pets in it before! It was spotless and there wasn't any pet hair. The attendants at the front desk were very, very helpful. Great customer service. This is definitely someplace that I'd recommend and would love to visit again!
4.4 on March 22, 2010
We rented the 2 bedroom cottage, which had so much atmosphere yet was clean and tidy with a kitchen, fridge, etc. In the evening free tea and sherry were laid out in the common room. Breakfast is provided and was excellent value. While Margaret's scones are very good, the home made muesli with fruit and yogurt was superb. The place is also right on the edge of the village, so one can walk to clubs, pubs, etc. -- adding to the atmosphere. The landscaping is also done with tender care - a very British attribute (in the best sense of the word) that applies to the whole place.
3.8 on July 17, 2008
a clean room, a convenient location -- secluded yet on the main road
5 on June 22, 2007
Our early summer weekend gettaway could not have been more pleasant, with the tone being set by the atmosphere at Fern Grove Cottages nestled amonst the redwoods. The staff and owners were most helpful with local sightseeing information and the serving of an outstanding continental breakfast in a warm family atmosphere. Our room was clean, well-kept, and pleasantly decorated. Following trips to the nearby coast and wineries, it was so peaceful to relax on the patio sampling that afternoon's purchase, afterward hightlighted by a bright display of stars overhead---so many stars that we in the city had forgotten still exist. Thanks to the innkeepers at Fern Grove Cottages---what a nice touch! Jim & Jan