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Inn at Occidental of Sonoma Wine Country

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

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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. Inn 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
  • Service4.6
  • Value4.1
  • Cleanliness4.5
  • Onsite Dining4.4

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32 Reviews

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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!

Extremely relaxing

4.4 on December 19, 2014

Had the most wonderful time at the Inn. The room was outstanding and the breakfast was wonderful. It was my wife's birthday and she was quite pleased at my chose.

Very Nice!

4.4 on November 13, 2014

Great location in the heart of the Russian River. Clean and comfortable. The innkeeper was very helpful with points of interest and information. Staff is very friendly and the breakfast was really good. The price is definitely right. This is now our Inn of preference for future trips to the wine country!

A lovely place for a romantic getaway

4.8 on November 02, 2014

My wife and I stayed here to celebrate our first weekend to ourselves ince our son was born. The room was lovely, and the staff made the experience well worth the cost. We're already planning our next stay.

Autumn tour of Sonoma - Inn at Occidental an ideal base

3.6 on October 24, 2014

Highly recommended!

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Rooms & Rates

Leaf Umbrella Room

Rich green walls provide a soothing backdrop to this inviting first-floor room. Eyelet bed hangings and an 1880's appliqued quilt adorn the romantic queen canopy bed. The Courtyard garden, with its bubbling fountain, can be viewed out the windows. An original watercolor of prickly pear cactus by local artist Woody Payne makes a dramatic focal point in the room. A collection of Leaf Umbrella patterned glass is on display and gives this cozy room its name.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

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 accommodates the physically challenged.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

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

Tiffany Room

Featuring a wood-burning fireplace, a beautifully-carved four poster queen canopied bed, and a two person shower, this second floor room is a great choice for honeymooners or the romantic at heart. A mahogany loveseat in front of the fireplace and wicker easy chairs comprise a cozy sitting area. A large private deck with chaise lounges overlooks the Inn's patio garden and the redwood forest beyond. Wonderful room to sit back, relax and let the world float by.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3

Ivory Room

This second floor, queen bedded-room features a marvelous Japanese collection of 19th-century ivory miniatures called "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

Sandwich Glass Suite

Spacious and romantic, this split level, second floor suite features a queen bed and a garden view. A spa tub for two and a window seat are tucked into a cozy nook. The large sitting room has an antique mahogany writing table, overstuffed easy chairs, and a gas fireplace. Named for the sandwich glass curtain tiebacks crafted in the Cape Cod town of Sandwich, this room displays a large collection of this Victorian-era gems.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3

Quilt Room

With its bold golden walls and vibrant quilts, this fun room is one of the Inn's most colorful rooms. Whimsical and bright, it offers a spa tub and garden views of the flowering plum trees. Floor lamps in the form of folk-art characters stand sentry on each side of the gas fireplace. A giraffe painting hangs over the fireplace, and big-bellied ceramic friars are now lamps for the nightstands of the queen pine bed. A folk art rocking cow toy and a five-foot pair of scissors - formerly a tailor's trade sign - complete the quirky setting of this second floor room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

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. A contemporary Amish quilt decorates the king bed, and a spa tub for two sits in its own little nook. An old thread spool rack displays a collection of antique marbles. Remember how to play? Feel free to try a hand.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3

Wine Country Room

In praise of local Sonoma vineyards, this lower level courtyard room celebrates all that is wine. An 1880s grape-and-vine quilt graces the wall above the king bed and an early 20th century grape gathering basket hangs over the spa tub for two. On the opposite wall, near the fireplace, a shadow box displays a collection of antique corkscrews. Hovering over the entrance and sitting area is a special find: a 1920's prohibition still.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Kitchen Cupboard Room

Well stocked with kitchen gadgets, this chef's fantasy room might inspire your own culinary tendencies. Brass cooking utensils are displayed between the queen bed and the spa tub for two. Vibrant red walls match the vegetable print Hermes scarf above the fireplace. On either side of the fireplace, a shadow box shows off a collection of bone-handled carving sets. Other antique kitchen accessories include a toaster, a waffle iron, an electric marshmallow toaster, and an oversized cheese grater.This room in on the lower level of the courtyard building and offers a private porch.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Heritage Room

Coming in from the private porch, you will find the room decorated in shades of blue with red and white accents. This serene 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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Safari Room

Yards of mosquito netting drape over the king bed in this jungle-themed room. A giraffe peers out from the floor-to-ceiling wall mural and African drums beckon for a beat from the corner near the spa tub for two. Antique leather traveling cases stack to form night stands, and bronze teller windows cage the feline-predator paintings above the fireplace. Sit outdoors on the private porch of this lower level courtyard room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Sonoma Lodge

A tribute to the surrounding Sonoma woods, the outdoors comes alive in this glorious room. A handcrafted birch-wood frame surrounds the queen bed of this upper level courtyard room. Elk antler table lamps and birch tree floor lamps (complete with birdhouses!) light the sitting area and fireplace. Fishing nets and rods hang on display near the spa tub for two. An antique mountaineer's backpack and a Woody Payne original watercolor of aspens complete the decor. Patio doors open to a semi-private deck with a view of the forested countryside.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Summer Room

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. A blue and white quilt from the 1940s lies on a king bed 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, and an old camping canteen harkens back to summer days gone by This upper level, courtyard room, offers a private balcony.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Cirque du Sonoma

Magical dreams take flight when you stay in this festival of a room. A colorful "big top" drapes over the king bed dressed with handmade circus print pillows. A carnival barker's jacket hangs above the fireplace and sitting area, while two folk-art clown dolls plop on the mantle. Mounted above the spa tub for two is a huge antique poster featuring the feats of the famous Flying Valenti brothers. A private balcony offers a commanding view of the courtyard and forests beyond from this upper level courtyard room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

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 "Game Room" on this level 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 upstairs "Captain's Quarter" 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 are welcome in the Sonoma Cottage.

  • Maximum Capacity: 6


Location Type

8 miles to Sonoma Coastline, Near the Redwoods, Near the reknown Osmosis Enzyme Bath & Massage Ctr, Countryside, 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

Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn, 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, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Osmosis Enzyme Baths & Massage, Armstrong Redwoods, Western Hills Nursery & Garden, Wineries, Vineyards, Antique Shopping, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts, Tennis racket rental

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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!



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

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