Sonoma Orchid Inn

12850 River Road River Road, Guerneville, CA 95446 USA (Show map)


Escape into the country where the redwoods rise, the days are sun drenched and the Pacific nights are brisk and cool on our two plus acres of hilltop meadow. Local vineyards yield premier Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes, the nearby coast beckons, the river shimmers, and Korbel’s vineyards surround to the west and north. Sonoma County’s Russian River Valley is a vacation wonderland filled with wine, canoeing, hiking, music, redwoods and the Pacific coast.



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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service5.0
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.9

Russian River get away

4.4 on September 30, 2014

Quiet garden, beautiful living room with a guest kitchen, very relaxing

Vineman weekend

5 on July 30, 2014

I loved my time at Sonoma Orchid Inn. The owners were warm and welcoming. The rooms (oak and Maple) were the upper level of the Farmhouse and were perfect for my group. Comfortable and clean. Breakfast was amazing. We are looking forward to staying there again next year!

lovely time in Sonoma

4.0 on June 29, 2014

Excellent service and knowledgeable owners make staying at the Orchid Inn a delight. Brian and Dana were never short of recommendations and a funny story that were always spot on and very entertaining. The house itself is exquisite and sipping wine on the veranda while watching the humming birds feed will be one of my enduring memories of my time there.

wonderful days and great inkeeper

4.8 on May 27, 2014

My wife and I had 3 wonderful days at the Inn. Th housekeeper are very helpful and really love their job. Breakfast is outstanding, two little dogs and two cats complete this place as a must go if you come to the Russion River Valley.

Charming wine country inn

5 on May 02, 2014

Great hosts and a lovely property make this an ideal choice for Sonoma wine tasting and acess to the spectacular coast!

great get away

4.8 on April 08, 2014

the inn was very clean quiet and the owners were great and very friendly. the breakfast in the mornings were awesome. Can not wait to go back and visit again

Gracious Welcome and Delightful Stay

5 on April 08, 2014

The Sonoma Orchid in is truly one of the best spots in the Russian River area. The house itself has such a special history and the current decor is a perfect mix of the traditional with touches of modern. We reveled in the jacuzzi with visions of stars and were treated to none other than a customized omelette from Chickens on the property, with seasonal veggies and fruit. They took such great care of us. On top of everything, the owners allowed me use of their personal computer to send that one important work email that had to be sent. I still advise leaving your laptop behind at home in order to truly sink into the fullest indulgent experience here at the Sonoma Orchid Inn. Carolee

Friendly B & B

4.6 on March 16, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Sonoma Orchid Inn. Breakfast was amazing (even though the power went out on the second day, we still had a great breakfast). The owners were very helpful in planning our outings for the days...very knowledgeable about the area! The inn is conveniently located near the Russian River wineries and the ocean. We would certainly stay there again!

Great stay

4.8 on March 09, 2014

Our stay was great! The owners were like family. We felt like we were staying with family. The food was fabulous! We would definitely go back.

What a find!

4.6 on February 20, 2014

Brian and Dana are simply the best! Michael & Lisa

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Rooms & Rates

Laurel Suite

The bedroom of this main floor suite features a queen bed and its own comfortable sitting room. Country pasture view from sitting room windows. Sofa bed, Satellite TV, Tivo & DVD, private access outside to small deck. Full bath with tub & shower. Pet Free room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $214 - $219

Acorn Cottage

Beautiful room with french doors, spacious bathroom and oversized shower stall, maple furniture with queen-sized bed, Satellite television with Tivo & DVD/CD and newly remodeled bath. Air conditioning. Available for in-room massage. Pet Friendly room

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

Nightly Rate: $214 - $219


Once the master bedroom of the Ridenhour family, this main floor room features a queen bed set in a handsome pewter frame and lush wooded window view. Spacious bathroom with original decorative tile, extra large tub & a separate shower. Cable TV/DVD/VCR. Always Pet Free

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

Nightly Rate: $189 - $194


Located upstairs, an antique cast-iron queen sized bed, oak wainscoting. Satellite TV, HBO & DVD. Full bath with tub and shower. Air Conditioning. Massage available.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 10 Queen , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $189 - $194


Located upstairs, this room features 2 queen beds & an antique maple dresser. Softly filtered sunlight streams through the 2nd story windows most afternoons. View of treetops & beyond. Satellite TV with HBO, VCR. Stall shower bath. Air conditioning. Max occupancy is 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children. Always Pet Free

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $189 - $194


On the lower garden level of the main house, this smaller room is bright & cheery, private & cozy. Features a queen bed, wainscoting, antique armoire. Satellite TV/DVD player. Stall shower bath. Not available for in-room massage.

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

Nightly Rate: $149 - $149


On the lower garden level, this smaller private room is fresh and playful. Features a queen size bed with a wicker frame. Naturally cool in the warmest weather, comfortable year-round. No TV. Stall shower bath. Not available for in-room massage.

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

Nightly Rate: $149 - $149

Hawthorn Cottage

This spacious and private cottage room has a king size mahogany sleigh bed. A pair of reading chairs sits opposite an armoire hiding a satellite TV with Tivo, DVD & VCR. In the corner, a cozy gas stove. Stall shower bath. Available for massage. Pet Friendly room.

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

Nightly Rate: $249 - $254

Madrone Cottage

This spacious cottage room is styled with tropical hints of the Indies. A king size bed, fireplace and over-sized woven chairs. Sliding door opens to private patio. Satellite TV, Tivo, DVD/VCR. Stall shower. Couples massage available. Pet Friendly room.

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

Nightly Rate: $249 - $254

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Location Type

near Russian River, Countryside, Wine country


San Francisco, CA (SFO) 85 miles

Directions to property:

From San Francisco and the Bay Area, take 101 North over the Golden Gate Bridge. Just north of Santa Rosa, take the "River Road" exit 494 and travel west 12 miles. Directly opposite Odd Fellows Park Road and just before Korbel Champagne Cellars.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Beach, Historical interests, Lake, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, River, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Board games, Copier, Desk, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Movie library, Parking, Piano, Videos, Wet bar , Some rooms have fireplaces, Some rooms have refrigerator & microwave, Many rooms are air conditioned

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Library, Microwave, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Health Spa/Massage, Antiques, Historical tours, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming

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  • Check In:: 3 pm to 6 pm
  • Check Out:: 11 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Outdoors Only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required Allowed in some rooms
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights on weekends (Spring/Summer/Fall); 3 nights on some holiday weekends
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: We do not require any pre-payment. We take credit cards for cancellation.
  • Cancellations: CANCELLATION: Cancellations made prior to 30 days of your arrival have no fee; within 30 days cancellations are charged a $20 fee. With cancellations of less than 8 days notice (7 days and less), all room nights are charged in addition to the $20 fee. Refunds of nights we were able to sell are made the morning of checkout. When 3 or more rooms are booked, a 30-day cancellation notice applies. At 30 days one half of the total is charged as non-refundable prepayment (3 or more room booking in any group - booked singly or together) Your booking is not cancelled until you receive a cancellation notice with a CANCELLATION NUMBER. Without a cancellation number you are still responsible for your booking. Cancellations within the 8 day period are charged as per No Shows. Early departure qualifies as a late cancellation and will be charged as such. If our cancellation fee might impose any hardship, we recommend Trip Insurance. Special event weekends (Vineman, Lazy Bear, etc.) have their own cancellation policies. Please inquire.



Dana Murphy & Brian Siewert

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

Cats , Dogs

About the innkeepers

Cooking and orchids keep Dana busy while Brian likes working outside and interacting with guests.

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

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian

Signature Dish

Decadent French Toast Souffle
A baked version of french bread with a baked-in cream cheese and maple syrup sauce. Heavenly.