Inn at Occidental of Sonoma Wine Country

3657 Church Street , Occidental, CA 95465 USA (Show map) Diamond Collection

Professionally Inspected & Certified Diamond Collection


Secluded beneath towering redwoods in the charming hamlet of Occidental, the Inn at Occidental is centrally located to the spectacular vineyards and orchards of Sonoma wine country, the stunning beaches and cliffs of the Sonoma Coast, and the meandering Russian River. The perfect location, just one hour north of the Golden Gate Bridge in West Sonoma wine country. Relaxed and personal, it lies closer to the sea (and farther from the traffic) than neighboring Napa. It's the wine country with meandering roads and gently sloping hills-where nationally known vineyards and family-run operations exist side by side. The Inn at Occidental offers formal and informal meeting space and accommodations for weddings, corporate retreats or family gathering. Garden Courtyard surrounded by roses offers a picturesque site for weddings up to 110. In amenties include: Fireplaces, spa tubs, phones, Directv, wireless internet, business services, concierge, conference and wedding facilities. Spa center nearby.



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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.2
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Onsite Dining4.4

Charming B&B

5 on August 20, 2015

Best B&B we have ever been to! The Inn at Occidental made our vacation so special! we will definitely be back!

Perfect B-Day getaway

5 on August 14, 2015

Needed a quick, easy access, spot for a 2 day holiday. Osmosis for massages, Bodega for a walk, and good dinners at Haven.

Loved our stay

5 on July 28, 2015

I have stayed at the Inn at Occidental many times and it is always a most pleasurable experience. The rooms are quaint and very comfortable and the inn keepers are extremely gracious. I will be back next year!

The Inn at Occidental

4.6 on June 08, 2015

This place was amazing. Nice and quiet with your own large personalized room. The staff was very polite and accomidating to our needs.

Quite an Inn

4.0 on March 26, 2015

Beautiful but no bargain. It was lovely and comfortable and unique. The setting on the hillside among the trees was very curative. Breakfast was available, but restaurants in walking distance for other meals are notorious but also not really very good. There are very fine restaurants within 15 minute if you're willing to drive.

Handicap Accessibility

4.4 on March 12, 2015

I needed a handicap accessible room and the Sugar Room met my needs. Yes, we had to drive to the lower parking lot to avoid the stairs to breakfast but it was such a delicious breakfast and the gardens were so lovely, we didn't mind.

Great Weekend

5 on March 09, 2015

The Inn was such a fantastic stay for us! We were celebrating our anniversary and the Inn did all it could to make our stay outstanding, and they did not disappoint! Wine and Cheese hour was very, very nice and a great way to meet fellow vacationers. The morning breakfast was just spectacular! The town is so quaint and inviting that it's just a perfect escape. We will return!

Wonderful stay and location!

4.8 on February 26, 2015

Great place to stay and the staff is as friendly and helpful as any place I have ever stayed. Highly recommend this place and would stay again in the future. Thank you to the staff!

Wonderful Getaway!

5 on February 20, 2015

Staying at the Inn was a spur of the moment decision for Valentine's Day weekend/President's Day weekend. Saw the pictures and reviews online and decided to go for it - what a great decision! This was our first experience at a B & B and it couldn't have been better. Will definitely recommend the Inn to others and return if in the area.

Wonderful Place

5 on January 24, 2015

We loved it here. We will definitely be back! What a wonderful place & the staff was amazing!

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Rooms & Rates

Leaf Umbrella Room

Listen to the fountain… Experience true relaxation in this welcoming first-floor room. Take a deep breath and sink into the comfort of the queen-sized canopy bed adorned with an 1880s appliqued quilt and eyelet bed hangings. Gaze out at the picturesque view of our English Cottage garden with its bubbling fountain. An original watercolor of pink roses hangs near the cozy sitting area with its corner potbellied stove. Did you see a leaf? How about an umbrella?

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Queen

Sugar Room

The French doors of this classic room open to the Inn's relaxing courtyard and gardens. Overstuffed easy chairs sit in front of the fireplace and antique horse-hunting prints hang over the luxurious king bed. A corner shelf displays pressed-pattern glass bowls made for the coarse sugar of the late 1880's. This first floor room is ADA compliant.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 King

Cut Glass Suite

This suite, located off the living room area, features a secluded private patio and a full-size hot tub. An electric fireplace and two Adirondack chairs complete the outdoor area. Black and white landscape photographs, mahogany furniture, and chocolate brown leather chairs add to the classic and cozy decor. A striking red and white quilt adorns the foot of the king bed, and a collection of 19th century English and Irish cut glass bottles are displayed in a corner shelf.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 King

Tiffany Room

Providing a dreamy setting for a honeymoon or romantic getaway in the Sonoma Valley, the Tiffany Room features a four-poster queen-sized canopy bed, a wood-burning fireplace, and a two-person shower. Spend quality time together in front of the fireplace. Begin and end your day, relaxing on lounge chairs on your large private deck. A unique collection of Tiffany silver utensils is displayed in a shadow box on the lavender walls.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Beds 1 Queen

Ivory Room

This second floor, queen-room features a marvelous collection of 19th-century Japanese ivory "netsuke." The intricately carved "netsuke" were used as fasteners that secured a cord attached to men's sashes to hold a container used as a "purse". They are beautifully displayed in a rosewood curio case. An antique armoire and dresser provide adequate storage.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Queen

Ruby Suite

Indulge your romantic side… A great garden view and a spa tub for two are the highlights of this spacious and romantic second floor multi-level suite. After a day of touring Sonoma area wineries, you’ll welcome a soothing soak in the two-person tub. You’ll find it tucked in a charming nook along with a window seat. The queen-size bed offers a peaceful night’s sleep before tomorrow’s adventure. Plan out the rest of your itinerary at the antique mahogany writing table, or read for a while in the overstuffed easy leather chairs in front of the fireplace. Black and white photographs by Ansel Adams stand out on the ruby red walls.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Beds 1 Queen

Quilt Room

This peaceful queen room is located on the second floor of the Main House. It features a large bathroom with a Jacuzzi tub which can be accessed from the bedroom. Shutters offer privacy between the bedroom and bathroom.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Queen

Marbles Suite

This spacious, second floor corner suite features a large separate sitting room with two swiveling chairs, a loveseat (that can convert to a sofa bed), a gas fireplace, and views of the garden courtyard and fountain. This king room has a spa tub for two in the living room with a view of the gas fireplace. An old thread spool rack displays antique marbles.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Beds 1 King

Wine Country Room

Drink in the atmosphere… In praise of local Sonoma vineyards, this room celebrates all that is wine. An 1880s grape-and-vine quilt graces the wall above the king bed. A collection of antique horse bridle ornaments hangs on the half wall by the spa tub for two. Above the fireplace is a great photograph of a nearby vineyard. This room is on the lower level of the Courtyard Building and is accessible by one flight of stairs. It has a private porch in front of the room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 King

Kitchen Cupboard Room

Cook up some romance… Fancifully decorated with kitchen gadgets, the Kitchen Cupboard Room is the perfect getaway in Sonoma Wine Country for the foodie in your life. Dangling on display between the queen-sized bed and the spa tub for two are shiny brass cooking utensils. Framed above the fireplace, the gorgeous Hermes scarf with vegetable print is a wonderful complement to the room’s vibrant red walls. In a shadow box near the sitting area, a collection of bone-handled carving sets is on display. Other antique kitchen accessories including an electric marshmallow toaster, an oversized cheese grater, a toaster, and a waffle iron accent this whimsical and cozy guestroom.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Queen

Heritage Room

Entering from the private porch, you will find this restful room decorated in shades of blue with red and white accents. This room features several Maxfield Parrish landscape prints. Behind the king bed hangs a 1908 friendship quilt handcrafted in Ohio. Each spoke of its pinwheel pattern carries the signature of one of its sponsors. Over the fireplace and sitting area, a silhouette print evokes thoughts of a bygone era. This room is on the lower level of the courtyard building. One flight of stairs to access room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 King

Safari Room

For the wild at heart… Get away to the peaceful plains of the Serengeti in our Safari Room. This exotic room boasts a king-sized bed surrounded by long, gauzy veils of mosquito netting and a floor-to-ceiling wall mural featuring a stunning giraffe. From the corner near the spa tub for two, African drums beckon for a beat. Forming the end tables are stacks of well-traveled antique leather suitcases, and bronze teller windows provide unique cages for the paintings of Big Cats hanging above.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 King

Sonoma Lodge

Sleep in the woods… The outdoors create an inviting tableau indoors in this wonderful lodge-themed guestroom that pays homage to the Sonoma woodlands. The queen-sized bed is engulfed by a handcrafted birch-wood frame. Lighting the sitting area near the fireplace are birch-tree lamps (complete with birdhouses!) and elk-antler table lamps. A watercolor painting of aspens dressed in their spring foliage hangs over the bed. Walk through the patio doors to your semi-private deck to relax amidst views of the forested countryside. There are two flights of stairs to get to this upper level courtyard room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Queen

Folk Art Room

Homage to creative simplicity, this room presents some of the Inn's finest folk art pieces. A set of playfor hand-cast croquet wickets hang over the fireplace. Hand painted to resemble horse racing jockeys, the wickets seem in the midst of a match! Above the spa tub for two is an exceptional piece of early redwood art - a carving once used as a fishmonger's trade sign. A handmade humpty-dumpty doll rests in a minature chair next to the queen pine bed. This comfortable room is on the upper level of the courtyard building and offers views of the courtyard and forest across the highway. There are two flights of stairs to access room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Queen

Summer Room

Relax on a summer breeze… Just stepping into this bright, airy room brings visions of long days and lemonade. Wicker furniture and checkered chairs make it easy to while away the hours in front of the fireplace or on the private deck. The king bed is framed by an antique iron headboard. Green window shutters enclose a painting of a distant harbor, and a collection of flower frogs adorn the wall above the spa tub for two. Antique golf clubs, English folk-art fishing plates, harken back to summer days gone by. There are two flights of stairs to get to this upper level room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 King

Cirque du Sonoma

Magical dreams take flight when you stay in this festive room. A colorful "big top" drapes over the king bed. Mounted above the spa tub for two is a large poster featuring the famous Flying Valenti brothers. A private balcony offers a commanding view of the courtyard and forests beyond from this upper level courtyard room. There are two flights of stairs to access room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 King

Sonoma Cottage

This spacious two-bedroom house has all the charm of a room at the Inn -- and at 2,200 square feet, all the space of a family home. Located adjacent to the Inn, the Sonoma Cottage is both private and convenient. The living room focal point is the entertainment center. Other features are an upright piano, gas fireplace and a sofa that opens to accommodate two additional guests. The Lower Bedroom has a king bed, private bath, gas fireplace and spa tub for two. A fully-equipped kitchen and a dining table with seating for 12 is a half level up from the living area. The Upper Bedroom features a king bed, fireplace, private bath and a whirlpool tub for two. This is the perfect accommodation for good friends who love traveling together or families with very young children. Well-behaved, good-natured pets arealso welcome in the Sonoma Cottage.

  • Maximum Capacity: 6
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 King


Location Type

8 miles to Sonoma Coastline, Near the Redwoods, Near the reknown Osmosis Enzyme Bath & Massage Ctr, Countryside, Rural, Small town, Wine country


San Francisco, CA (SFO) 78 miles

Directions to property:

101 North across the Golden Gate Bridge. Exit at 116W, drive 7.4 miles. In Sebastopol, turn left onto Route 12/Bodega Highway. Continue 6.4 miles and turn right at Freestone/Bohemian Highway. Only 3.5 miles further up the road, you will reach Occidental and a stop sign. Turn right and continue straight into our parking lot.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Great restaurants serving local produce and wines, Many Local Artists, Outlet Stores, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Rodeo, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, DVD Player, Desk, Fax Machine, Library, Wedding Facilities , Concierge Service, Decks/Patios, Coffee, Tea, Cookies

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi

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  • Alcohol Provided

Terms and Conditions



Gerald & Tina Wolsborn

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

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  • Time Served: 8: 30-9: 30, to 10amSat/Sun
  • Serving Location: Dining Room Patio, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , vegan, as requested

Signature Dish

Orange Pancakes
Try our famous Orange Pancakes! We incorporate orange juice into the batter AND make our own Orange Maple Syrup to accompany the pancakes. Ask for the Recipe!