The incomparable Hope-Merrill House is perfect for travelers who insist on the finest historic accommodations while touring the wine country. This pair of exceptional inns offers striking architecture, a comfortable yet museum quality ambiance that includes silk-screened wallpapers by designer Bruce Bradbury, superior service, and a breakfast menu that delights.
5 on September 05, 2015
Gorgeous antique Victorian mansion, with privacy, pool, lovely spacious rooms and common areas, fantastic period detail throughout. Handmade and silk-screened unique wallpapers are worth special comment because they surround us with beauty and warmth. The pictures are representative, and actually being here feels like living in an intimate museum. Labor Day Weekend 2015. So beautiful that it enriches the soul. Spectacular food like fig tarts from their own trees, grape and orange jams from their own property, and homemade pastry. Right in the center of everything, near lovely town centers, nestled slightly off the beaten track but only a few minutes to wineries, bustling tourist towns. An oasis of beauty with a lovely country feel. From New York City I stepped into a different universe, and loved every minute here. I found Hope-Merrill House through the internet: there should be a special category for 'Charming Jewel-Box Pampering!"
5 on October 28, 2009
We had 4 weeks to find a new location for our wedding, reception/dinner, and lodging for 10 couples after our original location lost its license. We were so fortunate to find a real gem in the Hope-Merrill House B&B. It far exceeded our expectations, and anything that our original location could have done. The innkeepers, Ron and Cosette, are every charming and helpful. They worked with our caterers to get the best use of the property. And the property is so beautiful, perfect for a casual yet elegant wine country wedding. We were married under an ancient walnut tree at the back, had an out door cocktail reception by the pool, and dinner for 30 among the vines, by the gazebo. The property accommodated all of this without any sense of crowding at all. The rooms are more beautiful than the web site shows, and the houses (there are two, across the street from each other) are elegant and beautifully furnished. Breakfast is for all guests together, and sumptuous. Almost everything served is home made, and uses ingredients from their gardens. The Hope-Merrill House is a wonderful B&B, in a great location for wine lovers. And the innkeepers Ron and Cosette make it a personal and warm place to enjoy a few very special days.
4.6 on July 27, 2009
My wife and I celebrated our 35 anniversary in Geyserville, CA, at the Hope Merril house. The hostess is very knowledgeable about the Sonoma Wine Country. We had a very peasant outing. Thanks!
5 on May 19, 2009
We came in early December and it was decorated beautifully! The breakfast was outstanding! Our room was gorgeous, we were the only couple there that weekend. Very relaxing!
4.8 on May 16, 2009
We stayed in the peacock room and it was wonderful! Very clean and the house is beautiful. Breakfast was something to look forward to! Will look forward to another visit at the Hope Merrill house!
5 on May 04, 2009
Best bang for the buck I've experienced in the Sonoma County wine country - includes delicious breakfast! Owners are gracious, energetic, friendly, and knowledgeable. Highly recommended! - Meredithe, San Francisco, CA
5 on November 17, 2008
Great food and services- We enjoyed the wine knowledge that Cosette and Ron shared- they were so knowledgeable and very helpful- above and beyond- no wonder they are Booked!!
4.4 on October 30, 2008
house and garden were wonderful. host was accommodating.
5 on June 06, 2008
we spent 2 wonderful nights at this victorian inn. the attention to detail was incredible and the breakfasts divine. the owners provided detailed information on the area. can't wait to return!
Elegance and style, is what the Sterling Suite is all about... Settle, with a glass of wine and your book into the settee in front of the fireplace. Or, enjoy a quiet moment in your own private, garden patio.. Speaking of private, you will also have your own private entrance into the room, as well as, access directly into the inn’s veranda. The suite also, includes a four poster, queen size bed, alcoves, with seating in each, an abundance of storage and a television. The bathroom has an easy to get into stall shower.
This cozy room welcomes you with open arms. The Bachelor Button room is nestled at the end of the hallway, only two steps away from the upstairs deck, and a step away from its private bathroom (also at the end of the hall) featuring a claw foot tub/shower and antique glass window. This room is perfect for the budget conscious traveler
Romance is in the air as you enjoy the radiance of the fireplace or relax behind French doors in the deep whirlpool tub for two in this marble-accented bathroom. The rich ambiance of the Peacock room will take you back to the Victorian days with its tall windows and traditional Peacock accented wallpaper.
Walk back in time as you step into the soft blue Victorian Room. Enjoy the antique chaise lounge located in the windowed alcove which faces the front garden. You will also be thrilled by the original vintage bathroom with its Claw foot tub and overhead shower.
The Briar Rose Room-2nd floor - Imagine lounging with a good book and a glass of wine as you relax in the chaise lounge nestled in the sun drenched alcove window. Enjoy the comfort of this spacious room, and the beauty of the Briar Rose wallpaper, along with the convenience of the en suite bathroom with stall shower.
The Carpenter Gothic Room-2nd floor - Picture yourselves sinking into a soothing whirlpool tub.. While relaxing in the tub, you’ll enjoy looking up through the skylight and stained glass windows. There is also a separate stall shower for your convenience. This cozy room is made for romance.
The Bradbury Room-2nd floor - Indulge your senses in the romantic and picturesque setting of the Bradbury room. Imagine yourself sitting in a chair in the windowed alcove, or relaxing in your queen size bed. You’ll enjoy both the warmth of the fireplace and a view of the garden and pool area. In addition, as you walk through the French doors you’ll find the en suite bathroom featuring a romantic shower-for-two.
The Vineyard View Room-2nd floor - Experience the ambiance of Alexander Valley while you surround yourselves in a delightful grapevine wallpaper and enjoy a view of our very own vineyard. Warm yourselves by the fire and treat yourselves to a shower for two in the en suite Vineyard View bathroom.
Countryside, Mountains, Small town, Wine country
San Francisco, CA (SFO) 80 miles
From San Francisco Airport: Exit the airport onto Hwy 101 North to Hwy 380 West. Take Hwy 380 to Hwy 280 North. Stay in the 2 left lanes of Hwy 280 and take the 19th Avenue exit. (1) Stay in one of the two right hand lanes of 19th Ave. through Golden Gate Park. You will now be on Park Presidio. Continue through the tunnel and on to the Golden Gate Bridge. Once across bridge, you will be on Hwy 101 North. (2) Continue on Hwy 101 North past San Rafael, Petaluma, Santa Rosa, and Healdsburg. Exit East on 128 to Geyserville. (3) Exit down ramp, turn right. You will now be on Geyserville Avenue. Follow the road around to the left. Go approximately one mile until you reach the Hope Merrill House on the left. Registration for both houses is in the Hope Merrill.
Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Tours, Vineyard, Winery
Amenities Basket, Board games, Coffee/Tea facilities, Computer, Copier, Electric vehicle charging, Fax Machine, Fridge, Ironing Board, Library, Parking, Pool, Telephone, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities, Wet bar, Wired internet , Gardens, Concierge Service, Arbors, 24 Hour Coffee/Tea/Coco, 20' by 40' heated lap pool, Gift Shop
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi
Bird watching, Hiking trails, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming