Sonoma Orchid Inn

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

A fun stay

4.8 on October 07, 2017

We stayed three nights. Room was nice. The food was amazing. Dana and Brian were friendly, pleasant, very knowledgeable about the area, and the place was so very comfortable ... We would stay again, in a heartbeat when in the area...

Great people and pleasant locale

4.0 on September 28, 2017

Our downstairs room was very clean. While there was a bit of a humidity smell, it did detract significantly. The place is quiet, which we appreciated after our intersection-side stay in Santa Rosa. The owners are nice and very helpful! We arrived with some ideas of what we wanted to do, and changed things around based on their great local guidance and information. A few things we planned to do were swapped out for better ones, and a few things we had previously ruled out were put back into our 4-day 3-night stay, all to great satisfaction. We got the impression the owners truly cared about our enjoyment of vacation. It was a great stay and when in the area we would definitely stay here again!

Quiet cozy stay

5 on April 07, 2017

The rooms are spacious and and very comfortable (we stayed in the Hawthorn room). Breakfast was delicious and served family style, which allowed us to meet the other kind guests staying there. The owners were very helpful in making recommendations for nearby restaurants and sightseeing opportunities. We would definitely stay here again!

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

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Rooms & Rates


Two queen beds, perfect for small groups or families.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen


New paint and carpet and furniture not reflected in photos.

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


A large, comfortable room with king sleigh bed and fireplace.

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


The farmhouse's 1906 master bedroom, queen with separate shower/bath.

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


New paint, furniture and carpet not reflected in photo.

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


King bed which can be separated into 2 twin-xl beds with advance notice.

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


King bed, modern, oversized shower stall.

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


Private sitting room with sofa sleeper and views of pasture with sheep and llama.

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


A large, open room with fireplace and semi-private patio - unshared, but not secluded.

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

Check Dates


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

Check Dates


  • 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.

Check Dates




  • 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.