Experience authentic Sonoma history. Where history meets the wine country. Built in 1870 and located two blocks from the Historic Sonoma Plaza, wineries, and restaurants. Breakfast served in the garden, dining room, or in room. Amenities include one acre of gardens, pool, hot-tub, concierge, on-site massages, and free wine tasting passes. The comfortable and artfully decorated rooms, furnished with antiques, are designed for comfort and have a view of the gardens. The perfect wine country getaway! **Please visit our website to book online**
Hunter green and redwood enliven your cozy cottage retreat ... light a fire in the fireplace, snuggle into the sitting area and make yourself at home amid a host of exquisite country-style antiques, and a queen-size brass bed to sweeten your dreams. The private bathroom boasts an extra large clawfoot tub and shower ... and you're just steps away from the full-sized swimming pool and therapeutic hot tub. Enjoy your breakfast or an afternoon glass of wine on your own private deck, surrounded by shady trees and the sound of the creek flowing by.
Listen to the brookside babble of gently cascading water just outside your private garden entrance ... bathe your senses in the seclusion of the deliciously detailed Garden Room -- styled in classic Laura Ashley Rose with wicker furnishings and a spacious queen-size iron-framed bed. Add in the private bath and gas fireplace to make this the perfect weekend getaway.
Enjoy full privacy with your own entrance, full-sized bed and private shower bath in the cozy Marrimekko-styled blue and white wicker-accented room at the top of the old water tower, overlooking the maze of Victorian Gardens.
Choose our spacious queen-size or a pair of twin beds to fit your needs perfectly. Upstairs in the main house, this lovely area with adjacent bath is always a favorite with our guests. You'll love the cozy antique furnishings to welcome you back from a day of shopping and exploring around scenic Sonoma Valley.
5 on June 21, 2014
We had a wonderful one-night stay at the Inn. Donna was a gracious hostess and we will definitely stay here if we get to visit the area again.
5 on June 09, 2014
This is quite a find. The room was beautifully decorated with a very comfortable bed. The bathroom with the claw-footed tub very charming. We enjoyed coffee on the porch looking out at the gorgeous gardens. All of this, and very close to the Sonoma square.
3.8 on March 02, 2014
The Inn was very handy to the Square and the staff were very helpful, providing an umbrella for the rain and presenting an excellent breakfast.
5 on February 09, 2014
We stayed for one night on a rainy February weekend. Donna and Janet were wonderfully friendly and accommodating hosts. After they saw how tall I was they upgraded us to a suite with a larger bed at no extra charge (being tall is good for a lot of things, but usually not so directly!). The room, the Woodcutter's Cottage, was cute, clean, and cozy, and the bed was quite comfortable. We felt like royalty in the super-thick white bathrobes. The food at breakfast was good, and more than we could eat. Even the coffee wasn't half bad, and I'm a bit of a coffee snob. The location is just two blocks from the main plaza - it was raining so we didn't walk down there, but you certainly could on a more usual day. Overall, a great experience!
3.2 on August 07, 2013
A Victorian Garden Inn is a great place to stay when visting Sonoma. It's located four blocks from the main square and provides a beautiful and comfortable base for exploring the town. The staff is very accommodating. We will definitely stay here again.
3.4 on October 04, 2012
Victorian Garden was our first B&B and it was very nice - especially the grounds! We stayed in the main house and shared a bath. The breakfasts were great - even our bag breakfast, packed at our request so we could catch our flight. The location was nice too - very close to the Sonoma plaza. We walked to great restaurants and shopping.
4.6 on March 23, 2012
We have roomed at various B&B's over the last 20 years and this is a great place. My wife and I stayed here with our adult daughter for four nights and then continued on to San Francisco. Our rooms were clean, comfortable and quiet. We all took advantage of the on site massage and our tired travel-weary bodies were thoroughly relaxed and unknotted before we set out to explore the area. Breakfast was European style -- assorted pastries, toast, cheeses, hard or soft boiled eggs delicious yogurt, granola (cereal may have been available) hot coffee/tea and juice. It was plentiful and delicious. There are a selection of coffees, teas and hot chocolates available in the afternoon and evening along with a plate of cookies. The property has had the same owner for 29 years and sits on a manicured acre in a quiet neighborhood, two blocks from downtown. The interior is restored and decorated with period pieces. With all of the antiques and baubles it would be a challenging place to manage small children. The owner and her staff were very nice, polite and helpful. We walked to and from the many wonderful restaurants and shops several times- the picturesque town square is energetic with people all about. The porches are perfect for reading, drinking a glass of wine or a cup of coffee. It is also a short drive from Napa if you are so inclined. While we researched the area before our visit, there is no substitute for locals who know the area. The owner and her staff were very helpful, suggesting wine tours, places of interest, restaurants and providing some history and prospective of the area. We will definitely stay there if we are in the area again.
4.4 on June 17, 2011
We were only able to stay in Sonoma one night but glad we chose this place to do. The grounds of the house/cottages are gorgeous. The location was very convenient, and service/attentiveness from the staff was superb. Cute little breakfast in the garden in the morning. We'd recommend this to anyone.
4.6 on May 16, 2011
We thought the room was very quaint, and romantic. The staff made you feel like you were in your own home. We had the Wood Cutters Cottage which had its own access, so it was like your very own. We were minutes from our dining reservation, and the square to visit the next day. The breakfast in the morning was cozy out on your own patio where everthing was already on the table on tine from their very friendly staff. they brought you as much as you wanted as requested. and it was totally private with your spouse. Nice!! I will go back there. Very relaxing!!By the way, order one of there packages. Very affordable!!
4.8 on April 14, 2011
We had a wonderful stay! The staff was so friendly and helpful they really made us feel welcome. The Inn and grounds are charming and everything is just a few short blocks away. We will definitely be staying with them again.
Historic Town, Small town, Wine country
San Francisco, CA (SFO) 60 miles
As you leave the airport, take Highway 380 (West-bound) toward San Francisco. It will feed into 280 (North). Stay on that as it takes you into The City and becomes 19th Avenue toward the Golden Gate Bridge (yes, that bridge!). 19th Avenue will take you through Golden Gate Park and the Presidio as it feeds onto the Golden Gate Bridge -- and it becomes Highway 101 (North). Stay on 101 (North) as it passes through Marin County -- you'll pass the cities of Sausalito, Mill Valley, Corte Madera, Larkspur, and San Rafael. North of San Rafael, just as you enter Novato, watch for the exit to Highway 37 (Eastbound). You should see signs saying 'Napa, Sonoma, Sacramento'. Stay on 37 (East) to the 2nd Traffic Signal where you turn LEFT onto 121 (North) Then LEFT onto Highway 12 to the Sonoma Plaza. Turn RIGHT onto East Napa Street and go 1 1/2 blocks to #316 -- That's the Victorian Garden Inn. You made it!
Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Beautiful gardens, Walk to shops, restaurants, all attractions, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Vineyard, Winery
Historic Inn, Bed and Breakfast
Board games, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Library, Washer/dryer , personal concierge services, pool, massage services on site, iPod dock in all rooms
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Private entrance, Radio, Wi-Fi
Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Mountain Bike trails, World Class Restaurants,shops, Historic sights, Mission, Barracks, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts, Video Arcade
Donna Lewis - interior designer, community activist, world affairs, support of local businesses & schools.
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian
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