Gaige House + Ryokan

13540 Arnold Drive , Glen Ellen, CA 95442-9305 USA (Show map)

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Tucked into the Sonoma Valley hamlet of Glen Ellen, Gaige House + Ryokan feels like a secret hideaway. Of course, it’s not really a secret; Gaige House + Ryokan is regularly recommended in Michelin and other guides, and has been listed repeatedly in Condé Nast Traveler’s Gold List of the top hotels in the world. An elegant blend of vintage and contemporary, the inn features 23 thoughtfully appointed guestrooms with a modern, Asian flair. The verdant, secluded setting along Calbaza Creek includes an outdoor swimming pool and hot tub, and is accented with delightful surprises in hidden spots: a hammock shaded with ancient oaks, a miniature pagoda in a rock garden, a gurgling fountain. All guests enjoy complimentary breakfast buffet and afternoon wine and cheese tasting as well as refreshing green tea at check-in, house-baked matcha cookies, after-dinner sake alongside the port and sherry, and use of the inn’s outdoor meditation deck, sun deck and moon deck. The spa treatment menu has been expanded to include new massages, with either lemongrass or lavender infusions. Guests staying in Gaige House + Ryokan’s Zen Suites discover additional enhancements found in classic ryokans, such as the use of yukata robes, geta and zori slippers, in-suite sake, in-suite Japanese cast iron tea service, mochi ice cream, and Bose sound systems with Zen-influenced CD music. Zen Suites also offer deep granite Japanese soaking tubs and private rock gardens.

Reviews

Overall
4.5

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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.3
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Onsite Dining4.3

Amazingly beautiful and calming

4.8 on September 10, 2018

Hands down best bed and breakfast/hotel experience ever, beautiful, quaint, great breakfast, fantastic wine tasting.... Incredible......Highly recommend to anyone and everyone.. Can't wait to go back..


Great place to stay

4.0 on August 27, 2018

My wife and I stayed here 1 night while visiting wine country. It was a beautiful room, very relaxing. The main house was nice and we enjoyed the food and beverages offered there. Overall, a very nice stay.


Will return

5 on August 24, 2018

I could only hope this property and these accommodations were like home away home, if only! I had an absolutely relaxing and rejuvenated stay. The zen music throughout the property and inside the room was a nice welcoming. The breakfast buffet was so delicious! I look forward to returning.


Best Place I have ever stayed.

5 on August 24, 2018

It's been a week since our stay, and I'm till thinking about the Gaige House. Our room was upgraded and it was over the top. Beautiful grounds, nice Breakfast, and a wonderful Wine and Cheese tasting. Can wait to return to this lovely place. A great place to unwind.


Relaxing Retreat

4.2 on August 15, 2018

We stayed in one of the Zen Suites with a serene view of the trees and creek. The layout of the suite was perfect. We enjoyed the amenities of the property including the pool area. If you’re looking for a peaceful getaway in the Sonoma valley area this is the place.


Wine country weekend

4.2 on August 12, 2018

Beautiful place, lovely pool, and really enjoyed the wine tasting.


Met Expectations

5 on August 10, 2018

I expected my experience to be special For the price we were paying. The room was lovely, modern, and clean. We felt as though we had our own private space the whole time. Breakfast was delicious and healthy choices were available. Staff was courteous and helpful. We would recommend Gaige house for anyone looking for a romantic getaway.


Lovely B and B in wine country.

4.4 on August 10, 2018

This was my first visit and I loved it! The zen suites are a must. The smaller rooms are just average but the suites are incredible! The staff is very, very accommodating, the food delicious and the grounds are beautiful! Loved the warm cookies every day and the happy hour of wine and cheese. Well done! I’ll be back.


One of a kind!

5 on August 06, 2018

My wife and I both thought this was one of the best inns we've ever tried. Our room on the creek was fabulous. Breakfast was wonderful. Wine and cheese in the afternoon. The staff was perfect. Couldn't ask for more. It's a terrific, unusual retreat. A must-do!


Underwhelmed

2.0 on August 04, 2018

1) Property felt dated 2) Ants in the room 3) Expensive without the luxury that we expected


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Rooms & Rates

Deluxe King Guestroom

Our stylishly appointed Deluxe King Guestrooms offer luxury amenities and comforts and are located on the second floor of the main house or at Garden level with a private entrance. Please click on the picture to the left to scroll through other images of the Deluxe King Guestroom. Actual guestroom may slightly differ from guestroom picture shown.

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

Studio Suite

The Studio Suites offer a private entrance, deck, fireplace, king or queen bed, and a deep soaking tub or a two-person shower only. A soaking tub may be requested at time of reservation but cannot be guaranteed. Please contact the hotel directly to request. Please click on the image to the left to scroll through other images of the Studio Guestrooms. Actual guestroom may slightly differ from guestroom picture shown.

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

Ryokan Zen Suite (Garden)

Providing a completely different experience than the main house, the Gaige House Ryokan Zen Garden Suites offer luxury and distinction. Guests staying in the ryokan-inspired Ryokan Zen Suites discover additional enhancements found in classic Japanese ryokans, including: Platform king bed and fireplace with sitting area, spacious bathroom featuring a deep granite Japanese soaking tub and separate shower for two, sitting area with a flat screen TV and a Bose sound system, small refrigerator, French coffee press as well as an in-suite traditional Japanese cast iron tea service, complimentary bottle of sake and mochi ice cream, two yukata robes with obi sash as well as two pairs of Japanese geta slippers (for outdoor use) and zori slippers (for indoor use), interior glass Zen rock garden atrium, stunning Asian modernist design combine to make these some of the most elegant suites in the Wine Country. Our largest rooms with 715 sq.ft, of bliss and a private patio

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

Gaige House Suite

A glamorous suite with touches of Asia, this spacious and very bright Gaige House Inn guest room, offers a large private deck overlooking the pool and garden, king bed, fireplace and an oversized bathroom with separate shower and Jacuzzi bath for two. Click the image to the left to scroll and view other images of the Gaige Suite.

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

Creekside Suite (ADA Accessible)

Floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking Calabazas Creek are complimented by a private deck overlooking the creek. A cozy sitting area, wet bar, fireplace, king bed, and spacious bathroom complete the luxury amenities offered in this highly sought-after Gaige House Inn suite.This room meets ADA and California State Building Code for accessibility. Please call the manager if you have any questions about accessibility at Gaige House + Ryokan.

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

Deluxe Queen Guestroom

Enjoy the warm and inviting decor of our Deluxe Queen rooms located at the Garden level with a private entrance. To view additional images click on the picture to the left. Actual guestroom may slightly differ from guestroom picture shown.

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

Ryokan Zen Suite (Creekside)

Providing a completely different experience than the main house, the Gaige House Ryokan Zen Creekside offer luxury and distinction. Guests staying in the ryokan-inspired Zen Suites discover additional enhancements found in classic Japanese ryokans, including: Platform king bed and fireplace with sitting area, spacious bathroom featuring a deep granite Japanese soaking tub and separate shower for two, sitting area with a flat screen TV and a Bose sound system, small refrigerator, French coffee press as well as an in-suite traditional Japanese cast iron tea service, complimentary bottle of sake and mochi ice cream, two yukata robes with obi sash as well as two pairs of Japanese geta slippers (for outdoor use) and zori slippers (for indoor use), interior glass Zen rock garden atrium, stunning Asian modernist design combine to make these some of the most elegant suites in the Wine Country Our largest rooms with 715 sq.ft, of bliss and a private patio overlooking the Calabazas Creek.

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

Deluxe King with Spa Tub

Our stylishly appointed Deluxe King Spa rooms feature a king bed and jetted spa tub. Guestrooms offer luxury amenities and comforts and are located on the second floor of the main house. Please click on the picture to the left to scroll through other images of the Deluxe King Guestroom. Actual guestroom may slightly differ from guestroom picture shown.

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

Woodside Suite

Enjoy a king bed, fireplace, flat panel television, creekside patio, an oversized soaking tub and separate shower. Room rates also include a full breakfast, and an evening welcome reception with cheese. Please click image to the left to view other images of the Woodside Suite.

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

Ryokan Zen Studio (Garden)

Providing a completely different experience than the main house, the Gaige House Ryokan Zen Garden Studio offers luxury and distinction. Guests staying in the ryokan-inspired Ryokan Zen Studio discover additional enhancements found in classic Japanese ryokans, including: Platform king bed and fireplace with sitting area, spacious bathroom with a large shower for two, sitting area with a flat screen TV and a Bose sound system, small refrigerator, French coffee press as well as an in-suite traditional Japanese cast iron tea service, complimentary bottle of sake and mochi ice cream, two yukata robes with obi sash as well as two pairs of Japanese geta slippers (for outdoor use) and zori slippers (for indoor use), stunning Asian modernist design combine to make these one of the most elegant guestrooms in the Wine Country. 500 sq.ft. of bliss and a private patio

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

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Location

Location Type

Sonoma Valley, Napa Valley, Small town, Wine country

Airport

San Francisco, CA (SFO) 75 miles

Directions to property:

Take the exit for Hwy 37 east to the second signal light. Turn left onto Hwy 121 and follow to the stop sign at the Hwy 121/116 split.Cross through the intersection onto Hwy 116 and follow to the Arnold Drive fork to your right. (Hwy 116 bears to Petaluma; Continue north on Arnold Drive about 10 miles to the Gaige House Inn, located on the left side of the street - 13540 Arnold Drive

Area Attractions

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

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn, Spa, Boutique Hotel

On-site amenities

Board games, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Library, Spa , King or Queen Beds, Outdoor Swimming Pool, Decks, Spa Services, Hot Tub

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Wet bar, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Hot air ballooning, Wine tasting, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3:00 to 9:00 PM
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No Gaige House is a non-smoking property
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes Although not well suited for children, we do welcome them.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required Advance reservation required in our specific pet room, $65
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights on certain weekends & holidays
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Diners club, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: No deposit required although a credit card must be on file to guarantee the reservation.
  • Cancellations: 7 day cancellation required.
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Innkeepers

Name(s)

Gaige House

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Meals

Breakfast

Full Breakfast

  • Time Served: 8:00 to 10:00 AM
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room

Special meal options

Evening wine, Evening cheese taste


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