Applewood Inn, Restaurant and Spa

13555 Hwy 116 , Guerneville, CA 95446 USA (Show map)

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Applewood: An Enclave for Romance at the Heart of the Russian River Valley. This Boutique Wine Country Inn, with its 19 rooms and suites and a spa, is located 1 hour north of the Golden Gate Bridge in the heart of the Russian River Valley Pinot Noir growing region. Sheltered by towering redwoods and surrounded by fruit orchards and gardens, this romantic getaway offers adults a secluded and peaceful refuge to relax, rejuvenate and re-connect. The Restaurant at Applewood  has been awarded a Michelin star for 2011 & 2012. It is known for its Wine Country Cuisine inspired by the lush bounty of the Russian River Valley and accented with Mediterranean influences. Built in the style of a French country barn, the restaurant's menu is seasonal and locally sourced. Its wine program is Russian River-centric. The Spa at Applewood offers relaxed pampering in a tranquil setting. The spa is a key ingredient for a perfect get away, exclusively for our guests. The Gardens at Applewood grow organic fruits, herbs, and vegetables and together with its apiary and chicken coop, reflect Applewood's commitment to sustainability. The green apple in Applewood's logo is a symbol of the eco-consciousness apparent throughout the property. The use of solar energy for producing electricity and heating the pool, an in-house, aerated, composting system and many other green practices provide a canvas for the conservation of Applewood's beauty.

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Overall
4.6

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  • Guest room4.4
  • Service4.6
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.8

Great place for a couple nights

3.8 on September 24, 2016

Our room on ground floor was a little noisy from people in upper units at times. A mini fridge would be nice to have. Beautiful bath but design of shower made it easy to end up with lots of water on floor. Little things really. All in all a nice place to stay with helpful staff.


Sonoma County Forest Gem!

4.4 on September 13, 2016

Beautiful part of Sonoma County! Better than I expected with a fantastic staff and service.


Wonderful!!!!

4.6 on May 12, 2016

When we arrived...Rick greeted us with a warm smile and a glass of wine. Rick was so friendly, helpful and gave us great information about the Inn and the surrounding area. What a wonderful stay and also the best breakfast of our entire trip! Bear, the lab was also a wonderful part of our arrival! We would definitely stay here again!


Another great stay at Applewood!

4.0 on July 27, 2015

A trip to Applewood is not complete without getting a massage and having dinner at the restaraunt as often as you can.


A stay at Applewood

4.2 on November 24, 2014

My husband and I had a wonderful stay at Applewood, the setting was beautiful and we wished we had stayed a little longer. One thing, when we arrived we were a bit early for our check-in and the woman at the desk wasn't very friendly. She said we were too early gave us a wine map and basically kicked us out.


Great Anniversary Stay

4.6 on July 06, 2014

We stayed 4 nights the week of 4th of July for our 20th anniversary. Applewood was perfect place to be! EVERYONE was very nice and service oriented. Included breakfast was outstanding. We stayed in room 10, Castelina. Great room, very romantic, private sitting area & hot tub, 2headed shower, beautiful view out of the windows and gas fireplace! Many outdoor sitting areas around the property. We definitely will return !


Perfect Getaway

5 on July 08, 2013

My two-night stay was excellent; my expectations were surpassed. The restaurant and the inn are each wonderful, and the staff were all cheerful and helpful. The restaurant had delicious, seasonal food that was beautifully presented in a warm dining room that had a fireplace and pretty garden views. My own room was a treat: a fireplace, jetted tub, private sitting deck, huge bathroom, and an insanely comfortable bed with luxurious linens. Lots of small details showed the innkeepers really care about their guests' comfort. The grounds were lovely, too, and a pleasure to stroll around in. I'll definitely be back, and hopefully will get a chance to try out the spa services when I do.


Excellent

4.2 on October 30, 2011

Great breakfast. Great ambiance. Beautiful.


Great experience at the Applewood Inn

4.2 on October 02, 2011

We had a fabulous time! Carlos & Sylvia are wonderful! Only one thing missing -- a cat & dog mascot.


Applewood Inn

5 on August 08, 2011

Out of this world, hospitality caring, impeccable food; serene setting -- over the moon experience celebrating a 70th birthday; Carlos, Sandy, Silvia, Bruce, Jason, Jordan -- exemplary.


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Rooms & Rates

Standard Queen

The feel of a country lodge. Our host team located right in the building to cater to your every need, and indoor common areas to commune with friends or make new ones. Located in the historic main house, our Queen rooms offer some of the most intimate experiences in our hotel Guerneville, CA. The main building was built in 1922 as a family estate and features the first guestrooms offered as a part of the Applewood Inn experience. Each of our Queen rooms is slightly different with unique charm and a retreat-like feel that will delight your senses and offer an intimate escape. The standard features in each of our Guerneville Hotel rooms in the main house include: · A plush queen size bed with Novaform 10" Classic Flex Tech memory foam mattress. · 100% Egyptian cotton Frette Linens and fluffy terry bath monogramed robes. · Gilcrest and Soame Luxury Bath Products. · LCD HD Cable Television. · Complimentary bott

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

Nightly Rate: $225 - $295

Spa King

For your ultimate comfort, and to be doubly sure you will struggle to ever think of leaving, each of our Spa Suites features: · Private court yard with hot tub for two. Hot tub hours (10 a.m. to 10 p.m.) · A plush king size bed with TEMPUR-Contour Select " TEMPUR-PEDIC mattress. · Gas fire place. · Couple's Shower with dual shower heads or Roman Bath Tub. · 100% Egyptian cotton Frette Linens, fluffy Frette terry towels and Frette bath monogramed robes and slippers. · Gilcrest and Soame Luxury Bath Products. · LCD HD Cable Television · Complimentary bottled water. · Nescafe Dolce Gusto coffee or tea.

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

Nightly Rate: $425 - $525

1AREZO-Standard Queen 1

First floor of the Villa Casa Grande a Sonoma Wine Country romantic bed and breakfast. Hard wood floor with an area rug. Shower over tub. French doors lead to a private covered patio and garden with redwood and ferns. Stairs required to access room.

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

2FIREN-Standard Queen 2

Room Two - Firenze - First floor of the Villa Casa Grande. Hard wood floor with an area rug. Shower over tub. Rhododendrons and redwoods peek in through generous windows. Stairs required to access room.

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

3GRSTO-Deluxe Queen 3

Grosseto - Room Three - First floor of the Villa Casa Grande a Sonoma Wine Country bed and breakfasts at the Russian River. Hard wood floor and area rug. Shower over tub. Stairs required to access room.

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

4LIVRN-Deluxe Queen 4

First floor of the Villa Casa Grande. Hard wood floor, shower over tub. A generously sized room with a curved conversation bay extending out into the redwoods. Stairs required to access room.

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

5LUCC-Standard Queen 5

Hard wood floor with an area rug. Shower over tub. A French door opens onto a private patio in the court yard. This cozy room is filled with afternoon sunshine. Distressed white furnishings and soothing cream colored walls add brightness.

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

6MASSA-Standard Queen 6

Main floor of the Villa Casa Grande.Plush dark tan rug. Tumble marble shower.Awash with morning light this original high-ceiling guest room boast an art deco traveling armoire, soothing cream colored walls and gold accents.

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

7PISA-Standard Queen 7

Main floor of the Villa Casa Grande a Sonoma Wine Country Spa Resort and romantic bed and breakfast. Shower over tub.

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

8PISTO-Deluxe Queen 8

Room Eight - Pistoia - Main floor Villa Casa Grande a Sonoma Wine Country Boutique Inn at the Russian River:? Plush wall to wall dark tan rug. ? Shower over tub. ? Large, covered, private balcony. Originally the master bedroom of the mansion this el

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

9PRATO-Deluxe Queen 9

First floor Villa Casa Grande. Private entrance from the pool terraces. Three tall arched windows overlooking redwoods add a sense of drama and romance to this wonderfully serene room.Stairs required to access room.

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

10CAST-Spa King 10

Room Ten - Castellina - First floor of the Piccola Casa a Sonoma Wine Country Spa Resort and Romantic Hideaway. • Luxury wall to wall carpet • Shower for two. • Fire place. • Private court yard with a hot tub for two. Deep aubergine walls serve as a canvas for whimsical bird prints and country pine furnishings. A bank of windows look onto an enchanted world of river rock walls, towering redwoods and ivy. A Romantic Sonoma Wine Country Bed and Breakfast Experience at its Best.

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

11CHIA-Spa King 11

Room Eleven - Chianti - First floor of the Piccola Casa a Sonoma Wine Country Luxury Hotel and Romantic Getaway: • Luxury wall to wall carpet. • Shower for two. • Fire place. • Sunken entry patio and private court yard. Antique silver walls offer a muted backdrop to fine french antiques and artwork in this most gracious accommodation. A Sonoma Spa Resort and Wine Country Romantic Bed and Breakfast Experience at its Best.

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

12CORT-Spa King 12

Room Twelve - Cortona - First floor of the Piccola Casa a Sonoma Wine Country Luxury Inn and Romantic Getaway: Luxury wall to wall rug. • Roman whirlpool tub for two, with a hand held shower. • River rock fireplace and large seating area. • A private courtyard with a hot tub for two. A Sonoma Wine Country Romantic Bed and Breakfast and Spa Resort Experience at its Best.

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

13GREV-Standard King 13

Room Thirteen - Greve - Second floor of the Piccola Casa a Sonoma Wine Country Luxury Hotel and Romantic Getaway. • King size bed with Tempur-Pedic mattress and Italian linen. • Plush carpet. • Shower for two. • Fireplace. • Shared covered veranda. Moss green walls and a bank of windows opposite the bed presents a view of redwood trees. A Sonoma Wine Country Romantic Spa Resort Experience at its Best.

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

14MONT-Standard King 14

Veranda Room # 13 GreveVeranda Room #16 Montepulciano Montalcino • Located in the second floor of the Piccola Casa a Sonoma Wine Country Luxury Lodge and Romantic Getaway. • King size bed with Tempur-Pedic mattress and Italian linen. • Roman whirlpool tub with a hand held shower. • Fire place. • Plush rust colored carpet. • Shared covered veranda. Warm colors of Casablanca's spice market abound in this exotic room with its cinnamon and vanilla walls that suggest the romance of a desert tent. A Sonoma Wine Country Romantic Spa Resort Experience at its best.

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

15MOTP-Standard King 15

Room Fifteen - Montepulciano - Second floor Piccola Casa a Sonoma Wine Country Luxury Inn and Romantic Getaway. • Plush king bed with Tempur-Pedic mattress and Italian linen. * Shower for two. • Fireplace. • Shared covered veranda. • Private Romeo and Juliette balcony. A Sonoma Wine Country Romantic Bed and Breakfast Experience at its Best.

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

16SIEN-Spa King

Room Sixteen - Siena and Il Terrazzo di Amore - Atop the Piccola Casa, This suite was designed with honeymoons and lovers in mind. Featuring a king size bed with a Tempur-Pedic mattress, lofted ceilings, a dual head shower for two, a gas fireplace, and a private terrace. The terrace showcases a couple's "love triangle" hot tub, a fire pit table, and a fountain. This suite and terrace is the perfect hideaway for a romantic wine country interlude.

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

17BOTI-Patio King 17

Botticelli - Room Seventeen - A Jr. Suite at Applewood, a Sonoma Wine Country Luxury Lodging and Romantic Getaway. • Plush king bed with a Tempur-Pedic mattress and Italian linens. • Sensuous whirlpool tub for two. • Fireplace. • Large private redwood deck. The afternoon sun warms earth toned walls. Simply crafted Australian chestnut furnishings compliment this country-style room in a Sonoma Wine Country Spa Resort and Romantic hideaway.

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

18LEON-Patio King 18

Leonardo - Room Eighteen - at Applewood a Sonoma, Russian River Wine Country Luxury Lodging and Romantic Getaway. • Plush king bed with Tempur-Pedic mattress and Italian linens. • Sensuous whirlpool tub for two. • Fireplace. • Private balcony with fire pit table over-looking the garden courtyard. Calming shades of green enrich walls, sofa and bed linens, to create a soothing retreat. A lofted ceiling with fan adds a sense of great space and airiness. Leonardo offer you a Sonoma Wine Country Romantic Spa Resort experience at its Best.

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

19MICH-Patio King 19

Michelangelo - Room Nineteen - at Applewood a Sonoma Wine Country Luxury Lodging and Romantic Getaway. • Plush king bed with Tempur-Pedic mattress and Italian linens. • Sensuous whirlpool tub for two. • Gas fireplace. • Private balcony with a fire pit, over looking the garden courtyard. Tones of orchid and burnished gold add punch to this lovely room that hints of both the Far East and turn-of-the-century Paris. Applewood, a Sonoma Spa Resort at the Russian River is and ideal Wine Country getaway.

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

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Location

Location Type

Russian River Valley, Redwood Grove, 6 acres of fruit orchard, Countryside, Small town, Wine country

Airport

San Francisco, CA (SFO) 70 miles

Directions to property:

River Road exit just north of the city of Santa Rosa. Exit onto River Road, turning left at the traffic signal. Proceed 16 miles West to the traffic signal at Hwy. 116 at Guerneville. Turn left at the signal and cross the bridge over the Russian River. Applewood is ½ mile past the bridge on the left, across from a horse pasture. Look for our salmon stucco signs.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Vineyard, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn, Spa

On-site amenities

Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Spa , Pool heated with solar panels, Spa with steam shower and jacuzzi tub

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Computer, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Wineries, Wine Tasting, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3:00pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No WE ARE A NON SMOKING FACILITY
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: No Applewood offers adults a secluded and peaceful refuge.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 night min on Weekends and some holidays
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Reservations are secured by a one night's stay, plus tax via Visa, Master Card, American Express or Discover. We are unable to accept personal checks for deposits.
  • Cancellations: If the cancellation is made within 14 days prior to arrival, guest forfeit their security deposit.
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Innkeepers

Name(s)

Carlos Pippa, Bob Reedes, Kjirsti N, Sandra B., Denise S

Languages spoken

English, Italian, Spanish

Resident Pets

About the innkeepers

I love travel, food and wine, motorcycles and friends. I drove from Texas to Rio de Janeiro in a 7 and a half months unforgettable journey and rode the length of Baja and back for a vacation in 1/2011. I am very proud to have attained a Michelin star for our restaurant the first year of our tenure.

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Meals

Breakfast

Country Breakfast

  • Time Served: 8:30-10:00am
  • Serving Location: On-site restaurant

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian


Signature Dish

Cocoa Nib Crusted Rack of Lamb
The Restaurant at APPLEWOOD  has been awarded a Michelin star for 2011 & 2012 and is known for its Sonoma Wine Country Cuisine with Meditteranean influences. Its signature and most popular dish is: Cocoa Nib Crusted Rack of Lamb, Sherry Braised Spanish Chorizo, Brown Butter Celery Root, Mint Chimichurri.


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