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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.
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!
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.
3.6 on October 24, 2014
5 on October 21, 2014
It was the most relaxing, comfortable place we have stayed in along time. Everything was perfect! We will be back.
5 on September 01, 2014
We stayed at the Inn at the end of a trip to Alaska with entended family. It came recommended to us and we thought it would be a wonderful way to end our trip before flying home to NY. Our stay here was over and above our expectations. The staff was welcoming and so knowledgeable about the winerys to visit based on our tastes. The evening wine and cheese was a wonderful way to meet other guests and all very delicious. The rooms were cozy and quite beautiful. Breakfast was delicious and there was something for everyone.. A special thank you to the innkeepers and Marliyn for all their knowledge. By the way - the town of Occidental itself was a fun surprise with some really good wonderful dining options.
3.4 on August 25, 2014
My husband and I spent the weekend at the Inn at Occidental in August 2014. The inn was very picturesque and the innkeepers were very friendly. They were able to help us make dinner reservations and provide us with a wine tasting pass for free tastings. We stayed in the Leaf Umbrella room which was very cute but the television was small and very far from the bed. We weren't able to turn up the volume past a certain level so it was a bit tricky to watch TV from there. The breakfasts were absolutely fantastic- they have a daily special along with homemade granola-yum!, yogurt, juices, etc. The nightly wine and cheese hour was just okay- while the cheese was very tasty, they had a winery come in to pour and we were only given 1 ounce pours- something we have never experienced during one of these hours. The man from the winery was also quite rude. Despite this, we would definitely come back again to stay and maybe try a different room next time.
Thank you for the constructive thoughts about our Leaf Umbrella room. After receiving you comments we did go into the room and took a look at the TV and listened to the volume. The Samsung set is too small and we are in the process of replacing it. On occasion we do invite a local winery to visit us and do a tasting in our living room from 5 to 6 pm; We have passed along to the owner of the winery to not send this individual back to our Inn for any future tastings because of the rudeness. As to the pour size he was following the wineries pouring quantities for each of the wines that he brought to taste. When we pour during our regular wine hour we offer one Pinot Noir and one Sauvignon Blanc. Our Inn's wine glass is an 11 oz glass and we pour 4-5 ounces per glass.
3.2 on August 20, 2014
We loved the hospitality and central location of the Inn. It was easy to either hit the wine trails or head to the coast, and you were out of the hustle and bustle of Sonoma. Beautiful area and the hosts were wonderful. Nitpicks - bed was a little worn and uncomfortable, as were pillows; breakfast was adequate but portions were small. Only 1 piece of bacon with the pancakes and nothing on the side with the eggs benedict the next day. Granola and scones were available on the side table, but expected something a little more from the meals at this price point. Bob H. Sacramento, CA
Our bedding generally receives high marks. In May of this year we replaced all of our guest room pillows in the Inn. Two years ago we replaced the boxes pring and mattress. The duvet cover is also fairly new and we're somewhat at a loss to understand the bed comment. We will attempt to get back to the writer of the review to learn more. As to the breakfast we have always felt we have provided quite a significant offering. Our breakfast has two parts. the first part is on a very large table in our dining room where we provide yogurt, two granolas, assorted cut fruit in season, several juices, a freshly baked muffin or scone. Following that our dining room innkeeper offers our guests the morning hot entrée. Every Sunday morning we offer our eggs benedict, however we don't provide a side with the eggs benedict. We are contemplating of offering two asparagus spears on the plate. Our pancake morning is one where we do a special orange pancake entrée which has 3 pancakes and a special orange sauce. Side order is bacon and we have been providing one large slice. We will consider the two slice version. Overall this is a very hardy breakfast. Thank you for the input.
3.6 on August 14, 2014
If you are wondering where all the old hippies are - come to Occidental. We stayed 2 nights at the Inn and enjoyed the lovely room, breakfast and wine and cheese. We had an opportunity to chat with some of the other guests at the inn and found it a beautiful stop for our weekend in Sonoma. It is expensive, but worth the splurge.
4.8 on August 13, 2014
The Inn was everything we expected it to be, and more! The room (and bed) was supremely comfortable and spacious. The views were exquisite. The breakfasts were delicious and the afternoon wine and cheese hours on the front porch were relaxing at the end of full day of sights and experiences. I would definitely recommend this to anyone going to the Sonoma wine region!
5 on July 15, 2014
The Inn at Occidental is pricey - but the wonderful staff and the gorgeous property really deliver on the promise. It really could not have been any nicer. Our room (Safari) was massive - immaculately clean, beautifully decorated. The breakfasts were memorably delicious. The staff treated us like old friends. The location was super - walking distance to everything in town, and short drives to the local points of interest, of which there are MANY. Our only complaint: That we couldn't stay another day.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn, Historic Inn
Board games, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, DVD Player, Desk, Fax Machine, Library, Wedding Facilities , Concierge Service, Decks/Patios, Coffee, Tea, Cookies
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
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
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , vegan, as requested
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!