Avalon, a Luxury Bed & Breakfast

11910 Graton Road , Sebastopol, CA 95472 USA (Show map)

About

Come experience a restful retreat at Avalon, a friendly Tudor Bed & Breakfast nestled in an enchanting redwood grove ten miles from the Pacific Coast in beautiful Sonoma County. Our spacious suites have king beds, fireplaces, and unique private bathrooms done in natural stone, some with tubs and one with a steam room. Outside under the giant redwoods, we have a hot tub for all guests to enjoy at any time. From the freshly baked cookies to the wonderful breakfast as visually pleasing as it is delectable, Avalon is your perfect getaway in the California Wine Country.

Reviews

Overall
4.7

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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.8

Awesomeness

5 on August 14, 2015

I felt comfortable and cared for. It has an amazing setting near a creek. I had the Wizard room and it felt magical. Loved my steam shower. The hosts were kind and generous. They caterer to your food sensitivities.I didn't want to leave.


A hidden gem - don't tell everyone

5 on July 13, 2015

We've been going to Avalon for 10 years. The innkeeper Hilary and her husband are so incredibly inviting and gregarious; we feel like we are going to our long lost friend's home each time we go there. Hilary's breakfasts are something out of a magazine so you don't ever want to miss out. They open a different bottle of wine every night and share their insights on all the wineries around the region. They know most of the local wine makers and can set up private tours if you give them enough lead time. Three of our favorite wineries came from recommendations of theirs and they weren't on the wine maps. There are only three very private rooms which we like, so there's never a crowd. The inn is located on a hill in a redwood forest overlooking a deep creek that is always running when we go there. Its fun to walk the grounds around the redwoods and enjoying the view of the creek from the deck where we eat breakfast if its warm enough. The Tudor style house fits well with the King Arthur theme. If you are looking for seclusion and total quiet away from civilization, this is your place. But don't tell everyone - we still want to call it our little secret.


Truly Enchanted!

5 on June 01, 2015

We found Avalon online and it was wonderful! Looks like a John Kincaid painting in the middle of the redwoods. The room was clean and quiet. Breakfast was incredible! Hilary was a great host. So welcoming. It was great to spend time hanging out with Gary (her husband) for wine and cheese. Jerome made sure all my dietary quirks were addressed. An overall awesome experience. Oh, and Hilary provided great dinner and winery recommendations! We hope to go back again.


Relaxing seclusion

5 on May 11, 2015

Inviting place to stay outside of town but close enough for easy access. Hilary and family were very welcoming.


A Very Relaxing Weekend

4.2 on May 06, 2015

First, I can't say enough about the food. Breakfast was a both a surprise and excellent. It was creative, delicious, and portions were perfect. Second, the staff was great. Jerome and Allison were friendly and engaging. Their dining and entertainment recommendations were perfect. They made all the difference in our stay. Finally, you really can't beat the setting for a romantic weekend. Towering redwoods, beautiful gardens, softly lit walkways, gently flowing creek. It was really a great weekend.


Amazing as usual!!

5 on May 01, 2015

Once again our stay at Avalon was amazing. The food is to die for and the accommodations are dreamy, I love crawling into the super comfy bed after long days of site seeing and wine tasting.


Outstanding experience

5 on April 23, 2015

Our first trip to the region did not disappoint. My wife and I have stayed in several great B&Bs across the country, Avalon was exceptional. Nestled in among many redwoods, with a flowing creek just outside our room made for a feeling of total seclusion. We had the best sleep in many years in a absolutely quiet room. Hillary provided just enough access to take care of all our needs while respecting our privacy. Her breakfasts each morning where delightful. The four course presentations eased you into the day and our coffee never ran dry. We would not hesitate to recommend Avalon to anyone wanting a quiet country escape with first class service.


Avalon was amazing.

5 on April 12, 2015

We had such a wonderful time at Avalon. The food was great. The inn was magical. The innkeepers were so much fun to talk to. We cannot wait to return.


Another great stay...

4.4 on March 26, 2015

This is my fiancé and I second visit and we were just as pleased as our first experience at Avalon. We love the serene setting in the forest that only invites the peacefulness we were looking for. Our first stay we booked the Enchanted Forest room, which was fabulous and this stay we selected the Wizards Quarters. Our room was smaller than the first, but we thoroughly enjoyed the bonus feature of the steam shower. The only complaint I would have to make is that the bed was lumpy and could maybe use a replace but other than that an amazing stay! We meet Jerome during our stay who cooked 3 fabulos 3-course meals! I seriously woke up every morning wondering what was on the menu! We are already planning our next return to Sonoma and a stay at Avalon! Thank you Hilary, Gary and Jerome!!


Best getaway!!!

5 on March 25, 2015

Hillary and her family #1 hosts! Excellent grounds and rooms Love the theme, felt right at home! Best breakfasts ever!!!!


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Rooms & Rates

Guenevere's Tower

The princess torn between her love for her husband, King Arthur, and her powerful desire for Sir Lancelot, Arthur's dear friend, Guenevere went into seclusion seeking relief from her conflicting feelings. She surrounded herself in luxury to preoccupy her mind and bring her peace. Choose this suite and you sleep in Guenevere's hideaway. With a king size bed, see-through fireplace, large sitting area, double-sink vanity, antique claw-foot tub, and two Romeo & Juilet balconies (one for each lover!), this suite is layered with romantic accents.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $279 - $319

The Enchanted Forest

In the land of Faerie, anything is possible. You will sleep with sweet dreams of flight and fancy in the elegant king size bed piled high with luxury linens. The Enchanted Forest is complete with a fireplace in the sitting area, double granite sinks and tumbled marble throughout the spacious bathroom, and amazing views of the giant Redwoods just outside your door. Leave your windows open all night and the splashing of the creek will deepen your slumber.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $299 - $355

The Wizard's Quarters

With bottles of potions and magic, a king size bed, 3-sided fireplace visible from anywhere in the room, double cobalt blue blown glass sinks, and steam room shower and marvelous, tranquil forest view, this suite is sure to cast the spell you desire. Escape your world as fact becomes fiction in Merlin's mystical realm.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $289 - $329

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Location

Location Type

Redwood Forest, Creekside, Away from it all, Retreat, Exclusive, Peaceful, Countryside, Small town, Wine country

Airport

Oakland, CA (OAK-Oakland Intl.) 65 miles

Directions to property:

From San Francisco, take the Golden Gate Bridge north (Hwy 101) to Santa Rosa. Exit on Hwy 12 toward Sebastopol. Take the Fulton Road exit, and turn right onto Fulton Road. Turn left on Occidental Road. Go 4.5 miles to Gravenstein Highway (Hwy 116) and turn right (at the Texaco Station). Continue 1 mile to Graton Road, and turn left. Contiue 3.3 miles to our driveway.

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, Horseback Riding, Bicycle Rentals, Hot Air Ballooning, Surfing, Hiking, Running/Walking, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, Computer, Copier, Fax Machine, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Library, Piano, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Videos, Washer/dryer , Exercize Facilities

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Private entrance, Radio, Telephone, Turndown Service, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Hot Air Ballooning, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts, Water sports

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3:00
  • Check Out:: 12:00
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights, some holidays 3 nights
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Mastercard, Diners club, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: We charge the amount equal to one night's stay as a deposit in advance.
  • Cancellations: We have a 14 day cancellation policy, which means you have between the time of booking and 14 days prior to your arrival to cancel. There is a $25 cancellation fee. If you cannot give us the required 14 days notice, we hold you responsible for the amount of the deposit, unless we can re-rent your room, in which case, you will only be responsible for the $25 fee.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Hilary & Gary McCalla

Languages spoken

Sign Language (ASL), English

Resident Pets

Cats

About the innkeepers

Cycling, hiking, exploring, rock climbing, travelling, wine tasting, meeting people, cooking (fabulous breakfasts, mostly), conserving our wonderful natural resources, eating, and exploiting the talents and abilities of AJ, our three-year-old (such as, "AJ, can you carry in that luggage for the nice guests, please?") ;)

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Meals

Breakfast

Gourmet

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

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Accommodate all diet


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