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 Dining4.4

Birthday celebration in paradise

4.2 on April 15, 2018

We couldn't have asked for a better place to celebrate a birthday. Very romantic. Rooms and service are over the top.


Gaige House Zen Suite

4.2 on April 09, 2018

Lovely upgrade to the suites. Zen indeed! The staff was lovely overall, but we had a blip with the housekeeping staff which they hopefully addressed. We will be back.


Mini Getaway

5 on March 23, 2018

The stay was cozy and gave a warm hoospitable feeling. Freshly made cookies were offered upon check-in and you can enjoy drinks such as sake, wine, water, and soda. The people working were kind and we were able to get our room early. We stayed in the room with the queen bed and chocolates were left on the bed for us. My fiancée was extremely happy with all the warmth. The fireplace for the bedroom and a heater for the bathroom. Heat insulates very well. The shower is big and has two shower heads. You get cheese and crackers along with white or red wine from a local winery around 5 pm and the next morning you get the buffet styled breakfast. The quiche was delightful and the orange juice was freshly squeezed! Overall, I would come back and try the larger rooms with a private bathtub. Very nice getaway for a weekend and not too far from Napa and Sonoma if you want to go there.


Outstanding Sonoma Wine Country Stay

3.8 on February 17, 2018

Very accommodating staff and excellent value for the Sonoma area.


Wanted to really like this boutique hotel within walking distance of Glen Ellen Star!

3.0 on January 23, 2018

Too many misses to make us want to return to Gaige House: 1. No one let us know in advance that there would be construction outside the room we reserved. 2. BUT, we were offered (and accepted) a nice alternative where the gas fire place was already heating up the room. 3. Appreciate the Japanese decor and amenities, but navigating especially the entry space is challenging: outdoor shoes, keys, indoor Zori sandals and socks, bathroom door and closet intersect immediatelyinside the "front" door. 4. Complimentary Mochi and Sake in the fridge ;-) 5. Complimentary house made cookies, Sake, Port, Coffee and Tea in the Main Building ;-) 6. The heat in the room didn't work unless the thermostat was set to 75F (figured this out too late.) 7. Got "skunked" by a... skunk outside or under our room both nights. 8. Complimentary breakfast should be sexier for the price. (See The Drisco Hotel's in S.F.) 9. Interior closet lighting and exterior lights brighten the interior space at night, so if you like to sleep in the dark... Dunno - really wanted to like it, but don't think we'll go back.


satisfied visitor

3.4 on January 09, 2018

Liked the game room. Liked wine presentations. Liked the fresh cookies. Overall a really nice place to stay.


Very nice place in wine country

3.6 on January 05, 2018

My wife and I have very stressful jobs, so when we travel we try to stay at places where there is an air of tranquility. This has become one of our favorite getaway places to stay in wine country. Very quiet and peaceful and a short drive to our favorite wineries in Napa and Sonoma . The rooms and grounds are beautiful, but they do need a little updating which it appears they've started working on, but nothing that would make you regret staying. The room service is pristine and leave your room perfect each day. The Gaige House is also close to a very nice market where you can purchase deli items and groceries for your stay. We typically stay at places like The Clift Hotel and the W when we travel so that should give you an idea of the quality we look for when we get away and the Gaige House is definitely in that category. I would absolutely recommend the Gaige House.


Great Stay

4.6 on December 27, 2017

Great home cooked fresh breakfast. Staff works hard to make your stay comfortable.


Just a few tweaks from perfection

3.8 on December 15, 2017

Beautiful ryokan-style room. Great thoughtful touches throughout. Three quibbles: provide a Nespresso machine, a Japanese toilet and reupholster the two tired looking loveseats by the fireplace. Also, we hurried back from our event so that we could have a glass of port together before nine but all was shut down by 8:30.


Most beautiful and romantic stay in Sonoma!

5 on December 05, 2017

The gaige House was such a beautiful and romantic place to stay in Sonoma!!! They host a wine and cheese reception every night at 5pm, have cookies available all the time and provide a full cooked daily breakfast!! We were there for my husband's 50th birthday and had booked a studio suite. Upon checking we found out we were upgraded to the zen suite!!! Such a beautiful romantic suite complete with a shower for two, huge soaking tub, 2 patios and a warm fireplace!!!


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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, tTwo yukata robes with obi sash as well as two pairs of Japanese geta slippers (for outdoor use) and zori slippers (for indoor use), iInterior 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), iInterior 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

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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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