Inn at Occidental of Sonoma Wine Country

3657 Church Street , Occidental, CA 95465 USA (Show map) Diamond Collection

Professionally Inspected & Certified Diamond Collection


Secluded beneath towering redwoods in the charming hamlet of Occidental, the Inn at Occidental is centrally located to the spectacular vineyards of Sonoma wine country, the stunning beaches and cliffs of the Sonoma Coast, Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve, and the meandering Russian River. The Main House, built in 1876, has been lovingly restored. All 8 guestrooms feature private baths and all the creature comforts one would expect at a luxury hotel. The Courtyard Building was added in 2000. There are 8 guestrooms on 2 levels. They offer private entrances, double whirlpool tubs as well as showers, gas fireplaces, a private porch or deck, and each is uniquely decorated. The perfect location, just one hour north of the Golden Gate Bridge in West Sonoma wine country. Relaxed and personal, the Inn lies closer to the sea (and farther from the traffic) than neighboring Napa. It's the wine country with meandering roads and gently sloping hills where nationally known vineyards and family-run operations exist side by side. The Inn at Occidental offers formal and informal meeting space and accommodations for weddings, corporate retreats or family gathering. Garden Courtyard surrounded by roses offers a picturesque site for weddings up to 110. Inn amenities include: Fireplaces, spa tubs, phones, DirecTV, wireless internet, business services, concierge, conference and wedding facilities. World-class spa facility is located 3.5 miles from the Inn.



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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.1
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.3

Wonderful Place!

4.4 on October 23, 2016

I was delighted with my choice and stayed in Cirque de Sonoma room. I loved this room, the tub was great and my view from the balcony was great. I loved the breakfast options and Marilyn was the best! Was lucky enough to catch the Occidental Farmers Market Friday evening and its not to be missed. Happy Hour was fun! I would love to go back.

Surprise Weekend

4.2 on October 03, 2016

This weekend stay was a total surprise for my boyfriend and he loved it! The inn is quaint and clean. Our room was perfect for us. I will say that this spot is pretty expensive so for us it has to be a very, very special occasion.

Special Day!

4.4 on September 22, 2016

A surprise weekend for my friend! Everything was great...

Best Place to Stay in the Russian River

4.4 on September 15, 2016

Relaxed luxury accommodations with a great breakfast.

Beautiful Bed and Breakfast

4.6 on September 14, 2016

This was a beautiful bed and breakfast with comfortable beds, nice people, and overall a great experience. It even came with free wine tastings at all of the wineries which is a great deal. We will return!!!

Warm, Friendly, Beautiful and Spotless

5 on August 19, 2016

My husband and I booked a room at the Inn at Occidental to celebrate my birthday. From booking the reservation straight through to check out, our experience was top notch! Marilyn graciously and non-intrusively showed us to our spotless room and poured our wine during happy hour. We mentioned on our reservation request that we were celebrating a birthday, and the hosts, upon our arrival, had a delicious cake waiting for us in our room's fridge. Had I mentioned at the time of booking that I was gluten-free, they would have given us a gluten-free treat (though my husband thoroughly enjoyed the fancy, gluten-full chocolate cake). We shared a delicious farm-to-table meal at Hazel just a stone's throw from the Inn and came back to our sweet room for a good night's rest on a very comfortable bed. Breakfast was fantastic and the kitchen happily accommodated my gluten and dairy free diet - they even toasted my gluten free English muffin in a gf toaster! The garden is stunning and the views of the mountain and trees from our Folk room were absolutely breathtaking, especially at sunrise. We will come back, no question!

Great B&B in Sonoma Area!

4.6 on August 16, 2016

My wife and I recently stayed in the Wine Room at the Inn at Occidental and had a fantastic experience! The host was so helpful and attentive and gave us great tips on vineyards to visit, places to go, and things to see in the area. The room was clean, nicely furnished and extremely welcoming- the bed was really comfortable and the large jacuzzi was great, as well! Occidental is a cute little town in a great area and we enjoyed the shops, the restaurants, and the farmer's market. In addition, the breakfasts were fantastic! There was a great selection of fruit, freshly baked goods, yogurt and homemade granola as well as a hot entrée served daily! We highly recommend the Inn and Occidental and will definitely return if the occasion arises!

Great B&B

4.8 on August 01, 2016

Had an excellent stay in July, 2016...provided the peace and quiet we were looking for!

Quiet and relaxing stay at Inn at Occidental

4.6 on July 13, 2016

We loved out stay at the Inn at Occidental -- we had a lovely room in the back with its own porch. The tub was excellent. The room was quiet and comfortable. The breakfasts were delicious. the Inn was well-located, and we took advantage of the complementary tastings at a few local vineyards. We had a wonderful time and would definitely do it again in a heartbeat.

Inn at Occidental

4.2 on June 12, 2016

When we arrived we were immediately told we were upgraded!! It went uphill from there. Great service, wonderful breakfast and when we decided we wanted to extend our stay we were accommodated! In fact they asked the guest who had reserved our room if they could stay in another room so we would not have to move and they extended the low price for the additional night. (remember we were upgraded!!) We LOVE this place.

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Rooms & Rates

Leaf Umbrella Room

Listen to the fountain… Experience true relaxation in this welcoming first-floor room. Take a deep breath and sink into the comfort of the queen-sized canopy bed adorned with an 1880s appliqued quilt and eyelet bed hangings. Gaze out at the picturesque view of our English Cottage garden with its bubbling fountain. An original watercolor of pink roses hangs near the cozy sitting area with its corner potbellied stove. Did you see a leaf? How about an umbrella?

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

Sugar Room

The French doors of this classic room open to the Inn's relaxing courtyard and gardens. Overstuffed easy chairs sit in front of the fireplace and antique horse-hunting prints hang over the luxurious king bed. A corner shelf displays pressed-pattern glass bowls made for the coarse sugar of the late 1880's. This first floor room is ADA compliant.

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

Cut Glass Suite

This suite, located off the living room area, features a secluded private patio and a full-size hot tub. An electric fireplace and two Adirondack chairs complete the outdoor area. Black and white landscape photographs, mahogany furniture, and chocolate brown leather chairs add to the classic and cozy decor. A striking red and white quilt adorns the foot of the king bed, and a collection of 19th century English and Irish cut glass bottles are displayed in a corner shelf.

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

Tiffany Room

Providing a dreamy setting for a honeymoon or romantic getaway in the Sonoma Valley, the Tiffany Room features a four-poster queen-sized canopy bed, a wood-burning fireplace, and a two-person shower. Spend quality time together in front of the fireplace. Begin and end your day, relaxing on lounge chairs on your large private deck. A unique collection of Tiffany silver utensils is displayed in a shadow box on the lavender walls.

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

Ivory Room

This second floor, queen-room features a marvelous collection of 19th-century Japanese ivory "netsuke." The intricately carved "netsuke" were used as fasteners that secured a cord attached to men's sashes to hold a container used as a "purse". They are beautifully displayed in a rosewood curio case. An antique armoire and dresser provide adequate storage.

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

Ruby Suite

Indulge your romantic side… A great garden view and a spa tub for two are the highlights of this spacious and romantic second floor multi-level suite. After a day of touring Sonoma area wineries, you’ll welcome a soothing soak in the two-person tub. You’ll find it tucked in a charming nook along with a window seat. The queen-size bed offers a peaceful night’s sleep before tomorrow’s adventure. Plan out the rest of your itinerary at the antique mahogany writing table, or read for a while in the overstuffed easy leather chairs in front of the fireplace. Black and white photographs by Ansel Adams stand out on the ruby red walls.

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

Quilt Room

This peaceful queen room is located on the second floor of the Main House. It features a large bathroom with a Jacuzzi tub which can be accessed from the bedroom. Shutters offer privacy between the bedroom and bathroom.

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

Marbles Suite

This spacious, second floor corner suite features a large separate sitting room with two swiveling chairs, a loveseat (that can convert to a sofa bed), a gas fireplace, and views of the garden courtyard and fountain. This king room has a spa tub for two in the living room with a view of the gas fireplace. An old thread spool rack displays antique marbles.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Wine Country Room

Drink in the atmosphere… In praise of local Sonoma vineyards, this room celebrates all that is wine. An 1880s grape-and-vine quilt graces the wall above the king bed. A collection of antique horse bridle ornaments hangs on the half wall by the spa tub for two. Above the fireplace is a great photograph of a nearby vineyard. This room is on the lower level of the Courtyard Building and is accessible by one flight of stairs. It has a private porch in front of the room.

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

Kitchen Cupboard Room

Cook up some romance… Fancifully decorated with kitchen gadgets, the Kitchen Cupboard Room is the perfect getaway in Sonoma Wine Country for the foodie in your life. Dangling on display between the queen-sized bed and the spa tub for two are shiny brass cooking utensils. Framed above the fireplace, the gorgeous Hermes scarf with vegetable print is a wonderful complement to the room’s vibrant red walls. In a shadow box near the sitting area, a collection of bone-handled carving sets is on display. Other antique kitchen accessories including an electric marshmallow toaster, an oversized cheese grater, a toaster, and a waffle iron accent this whimsical and cozy guestroom.

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

Heritage Room

Entering from the private porch, you will find this restful room decorated in shades of blue with red and white accents. This room features several Maxfield Parrish landscape prints. Behind the king bed hangs a 1908 friendship quilt handcrafted in Ohio. Each spoke of its pinwheel pattern carries the signature of one of its sponsors. Over the fireplace and sitting area, a silhouette print evokes thoughts of a bygone era. This room is on the lower level of the courtyard building. One flight of stairs to access room.

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

Safari Room

For the wild at heart… Get away to the peaceful plains of the Serengeti in our Safari Room. This exotic room boasts a king-sized bed surrounded by long, gauzy veils of mosquito netting and a floor-to-ceiling wall mural featuring a stunning giraffe. From the corner near the spa tub for two, African drums beckon for a beat. Forming the end tables are stacks of well-traveled antique leather suitcases, and bronze teller windows provide unique cages for the paintings of Big Cats hanging above.

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

Sonoma Lodge

Sleep in the woods… The outdoors create an inviting tableau indoors in this wonderful lodge-themed guestroom that pays homage to the Sonoma woodlands. The queen-sized bed is engulfed by a handcrafted birch-wood frame. Lighting the sitting area near the fireplace are birch-tree lamps (complete with birdhouses!) and elk-antler table lamps. A watercolor painting of aspens dressed in their spring foliage hangs over the bed. Walk through the patio doors to your semi-private deck to relax amidst views of the forested countryside. There are two flights of stairs to get to this upper level courtyard room.

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

Folk Art Room

Homage to creative simplicity, this room presents some of the Inn's finest folk art pieces. A set of playfor hand-cast croquet wickets hang over the fireplace. Hand painted to resemble horse racing jockeys, the wickets seem in the midst of a match! Above the spa tub for two is an exceptional piece of early redwood art - a carving once used as a fishmonger's trade sign. A handmade humpty-dumpty doll rests in a minature chair next to the queen pine bed. This comfortable room is on the upper level of the courtyard building and offers views of the courtyard and forest across the highway. There are two flights of stairs to access room.

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

Summer Room

Relax on a summer breeze… Just stepping into this bright, airy room brings visions of long days and lemonade. Wicker furniture and checkered chairs make it easy to while away the hours in front of the fireplace or on the private deck. The king bed is framed by an antique iron headboard. Green window shutters enclose a painting of a distant harbor, and a collection of flower frogs adorn the wall above the spa tub for two. Antique golf clubs, English folk-art fishing plates, harken back to summer days gone by. There are two flights of stairs to get to this upper level room.

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

Cirque du Sonoma

Magical dreams take flight when you stay in this festive room. A colorful "big top" drapes over the king bed. Mounted above the spa tub for two is a large poster featuring the famous Flying Valenti brothers. A private balcony offers a commanding view of the courtyard and forests beyond from this upper level courtyard room. There are two flights of stairs to access room.

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

Sonoma Cottage

This spacious two-bedroom house has all the charm of a room at the Inn -- and at 2,200 square feet, all the space of a family home. Located adjacent to the Inn, the Sonoma Cottage is both private and convenient. The living room focal point is the entertainment center. Other features are an upright piano, gas fireplace and a sofa that opens to accommodate two additional guests. The Lower Bedroom has a king bed, private bath, gas fireplace and spa tub for two. A fully-equipped kitchen and a dining table with seating for 12 is a half level up from the living area. The Upper Bedroom features a king bed, fireplace, private bath and a whirlpool tub for two. This is the perfect accommodation for good friends who love traveling together or families with very young children. Well-behaved, good-natured pets are also welcome in the Sonoma Cottage.

  • Maximum Capacity: 6
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 King

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Location Type

Countryside, Rural, Secluded, Small town, Wine country


San Francisco, CA (SFO) 78 miles

Directions to property:

101 North across the Golden Gate Bridge. Exit at 116W, drive 7.4 miles. In Sebastopol, turn left onto Route 12/Bodega Highway. Continue 6.4 miles and turn right at Freestone/Bohemian Highway. Only 3.5 miles further up the road, you will reach Occidental and a stop sign. Turn right and continue straight into our parking lot.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Great restaurants serving local produce and wines, Many Local Artists, Outlet Stores, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Rodeo, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Coffee/Tea facilities, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Desk, Electric vehicle charging, Library, Parking, Wedding Facilities, Wheelchair access , Concierge Service, Decks/Patios, Coffee, Tea, Cookies

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi

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  • Check In:: 3PM
  • Check Out:: 11AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Alcohol Provided Outside only
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required Must book in advance with property. $40/night/pet + tax
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: 1st night stay plus tax
  • Cancellations: The Inn has a 10 day-cancellation policy. Reservations cancelled 10 or more days prior to arrival will be refunded less a $40.00 processing fee. In cancelled within 10 days prior to arrival, guest is responsible for any nights not resold. Early departures are the same as a cancellation.



Gerald & Tina Wolsborn

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About the innkeepers

We both enjoyed careers in the hospitality industry. Jerry was a veteran of Westin Hotels, having managed The Mayflower in Washington, D.C., St. Francis in San Francisco, among others. Tina's background is in food & beverage. The highlight of her career was running the U. S. Supreme Court dining room and snack bar. It was a dream to own our property and that became reality when we purchased the inn in 2003.

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  • Time Served: 8: 30-9: 30, to 10amSat/Sun
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Restrictive , Vegetarian vegan or gluten free, as requested

Signature Dish

Orange Pancakes
Try our famous Orange Pancakes! We incorporate orange juice into the batter AND make our own Orange Maple Syrup to accompany the pancakes. Ask for the Recipe!