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The Gables Wine Country Inn

4257 Petaluma Hill Road , Santa Rosa, CA 95404-9796 USA (Show map)
69 Reviews
$195 - $275
per night

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Escape to a bygone era at The Gables Inn, a beautifully restored Victorian mansion sitting on three acres in the center of the spectacular Sonoma Wine Country. Built in 1877 and known as the Gables since its early days, the Gables Wine Country Inn is a striking example of High Victorian Gothic Revival architecture. Three Italian marble fireplaces, a spectacular mahogany spiral staircase, and soaring twelve foot ceilings grace her interior while fifteen gables crown the unique keyhole shaped windows of her exterior. Each spacious guestroom has been furnished and decorated to reflect the historical detail found in only the most elegant Victorian mansions. Antique armoires, period artwork, and luxurious goose down bedding grace our quaint but spacious rooms. All guestrooms feature a private bath with an antique claw foot tub. Separate from the main house is William and Mary’s Cottage, a cozy little hideaway an extra large Jacuzzi bathtub, loft queen bed, kitchenette, and wood burning fireplace. A wonderful gourmet breakfast of homemade breads and pastries, freshly squeezed orange juice, and a delicious entrée made from fresh local ingredients awaits you each morning in our lovely dining room. Stretching in all directions around our inn is the charming, diverse oasis of the Sonoma Wine Country. Take a drive out to the Pacific Ocean, relax along the Russian River, or visit one of the hundreds of local wineries. Mild winters and sunny summers make this a perfect getaway any time of year.



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  • Guest room4.7
  • Services4.9
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Dining4.8

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Great Time

5 on July 18, 2014

We had a wonderful time staying at The Gables. The host Pam and Larry were great. We had a very early morning and they provided us a "bag breakfast" that we could enjoy on our way to our hot air balloon ride. The second morning we were treated to wonderful baked items made by Pam and a great egg, bacon, tomato, avocado and homemade bread creation by Larry. They had recommendations for dinner and made reservations for us. We would definitely stay with them again.


5 on July 07, 2014

This is everything you could ask for in a B&B! The room was the best I seen. The breakfast, WOW, never had a better one. The next time I'm in the San Fran area I will be back there again.

Best B & B we've ever stayed in!

5 on June 24, 2014

From the moment we made the booking Larry & Pam went out of their way to make our arrangements for our weekend. They enquire about what we were interested in, offered recommendations for wineries, restaurants and cafes and they made reservations where needed. The house itself is so charming. It's beautifully maintained, the rooms are spacious yet cosy and the gardens are gorgeous. It was lovely waking up and looking outside, surrounded by rolling vineyards. There's also a piano downstairs that can be used by guests. There were a few other couples staying in the house at the same time along with a mum and young daughter having a weekend away. We all joined in the delightful dinning room at 9am for breakfast. I have to say this was the best breakfast I've ever had at a B & B. Talk about gourmet!! And about 4 courses! It was a perfect start to a day of wine-tasting. The highlights for me was the cheese soufflé & the poached pear & baked apricots! We also enjoyed the complimentary wine and cheese in the afternoon on the deck out the back - it was so relaxing!! Thanks Pam & Larry. We'll be back!!

Stayed for 2 nights, loved it

5 on June 24, 2014

Pam & Larry were Wonderful, beautiful house and grounds and Yuumy Homemade Food


5 on May 05, 2014

This is a charming B&B in a beautiful historic house run by two of the nicest, most professional people you will meet. The accommodations and service were way above our expectations. I greatly enjoyed Pam's delicious, gourmet three-course breakfasts during our stay. We also had the opportunity to attend a wonderful wine-paired dinner, that was one of the highlights of our vacation.

Birthday Getaway

5 on March 04, 2014

We had such a wonderful stay at the Gables. Pam and Larry were amazing. The food was amazing. I would highly recommend the Gables. I can't wait to return.

Weekend retreat

5 on February 24, 2014

My husband and I had to attend a funeral in Santa Rosa and wanted to spend the night somewhere where we could just relax in a peaceful environment. The cottage was the perfect spot. It was cozy and quiet. Breakfast was very good as well.

Nothing Short Of Excellent

5 on November 12, 2013

a. My stay at the Gables Inn was an experience that opened my eyes to how a Bed and Breakfast should be run. You enter as a guest but you leave as a friend with a longing to return. This is precisely why I ran into two guests who have stayed at the Inn in March and were happy to be back again this November. The property of the Inn is absolutely gorgeous. It is furnished and decorated in a Victorian style with much taste. I had stayed at the Parlor room, where the ceilings are twelve feet and the bathroom is larger than many Manhattan apartments. The fireplace was also a good touch. The room was impeccably clean. There is a beautiful “living room” with a piano where both guests and proprietors mingle during the evening. One aspect of my visit was particularly pleasant, because the proprietors, Larry and Pam, went out of their way to make my stay in Sonoma memorable. They spent time directing me to vineries that produce wine suited to my particular tastes as well as giving me directions to a park where the Redwoods are in easy reach. Also, the breakfasts were something to die for. You would think that at this point it would be hard to be impressed with food but nothing could be further from the truth. The breakfast was creative, fresh, and nothing short of dazzling. The proprietors are incredibly accommodating. As I was leaving early, breakfast was served to me a little bit early. It is this kind of flexibility and grace that I do not often encounter when staying at a B&B. The combination of a beautiful property, incredibly knowledgeable Inn Keepers whose guidance makes your stay easy and enjoyable, is the reason why this will be my go to accommodation in Sonoma.

A lovely Victorian atmosphere at The Gables

4.8 on November 05, 2013

Pam and Larry make you feel at home and the breakfasts were delicious and nicely presented. Would definitely recommend the experience of staying at The Gables.

Spectacular in every way!

5 on October 28, 2013

Larry and Pam will make you feel like a welcomed member of their family---their hospitality and sweet spirit is an immediate bonus! The food is nothing short of fabulous, so creative and beautifully presented! Pam makes a killer scone and Larry's dishes are simply superb! I just laughed when I saw the sheets they use can be ordered---every night when we went to bed we commented on the super soft quality of them! You will sleep like a baby! Our own experience was unique in that we were part of a group who took over the entire place-the memories made are in large part to extraordinary lengths the owners took to set up amazing tours and dinners. We all met there from various places and because of their attention to even the smallest details, we were able to focus on just enjoying the friendships and special birthday celebration we came for! We would highly recommend this place, and promise you will love everything right down to the gong Pam rings for breakfast! Sometimes it really is just about the details and this place hits them all! Go and enjoy the culinary experience, fantastic beds and gracious hosts--you will not be disappointed! Finally, my husband wanted me to say the coffee shipped in from Louisiana is AWESOME--not sure which withdraw is worse right now, the wine or coffee! Thanks for everything! :)

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Location Type

Countryside, Wine country


San Francisco, CA (SFO) 60 miles

Directions to property:

Take Highway 101 North to I-380 West to I-280 North. Exit at 19th Ave and follow the signs to the Golden Gate Bridge. Head north across the Golden Gate on Highway 101 approximately 45 miles to Rohnert Park Expressway.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, California redwood forest, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Fax Machine, Library, Piano, Spa, Telephone, Wedding Facilities

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Board games, Coffee/Tea facilities, In-room internet, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Radio, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Wine tasting and tours, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 3:00 to 6:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights on some weekends, 3 nights during some holiday weekends
  • Deposit Amount Required: Payment in full at the time of booking
  • Cancellations: If cancellation is made more than 14 days prior to planned stay payment will be refunded minus a $10 charge. If less than 14 day prior to planned stay payment will be refunded minus $10 fee only if room is re-booked.



Larry & Pam

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Resident Pets

1 Dog

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  • Time Served: 9:00 am
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian

Signature Dish

Fresh vegetable frittata
This popular breakfast entree is replete with fresh fresh seasonal vegetables, three types of cheese, and farm fresh eggs. This is served with sour cream and freshly sliced garden tomatoes.

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4257 Petaluma Hill Road , Santa Rosa, CA 95404-9796 USA (Show map)

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