Santa Nella House Bed and Breakfast Inn

12130 Hwy. 116 , Guerneville, 95446 USA (Show map)
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Santa Nella House ... in the middle of nowhere ... and at the center of everything! This Russian River bed and breakfast, in the Sonoma Wine Country, is a Victorian farmhouse dating back to the 1870’s. Built by a prominent physician as his residence, the property has been an olive oil mill, a winery, a speak-easy, a stage coach stop and, since 1984, a bed and breakfast inn. Extensively renovated and modernized, the stately structure boasts five bedrooms and five and half bathrooms. Each room is tastefully furnished with antiques, features its own fireplace and a modern bathroom. The spa area is located in the midst of a redwood grove and seats six. A full gourmet breakfast is served between 9 and 10 AM, wine and cheese are set out at 6 PM and homemade treats are available for guests before they retire for a peaceful night's sleep. Mike and Debbie Brooks love to welcome guests with a glass of wine and some helpful advice on where to explore the wonderful Russian River recreation area.


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5 on December 28, 2015

What an incredible place to stay!!! clean peaceful and treated with such class. Thanks again, Robert

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Rooms & Rates

Blue Room

This romantic upstairs room looks out over a grove of 200 year-old redwoods and is decorated with oak antiques, features a handmade quilt, a fire stove and an authentic cedar-lined closet. The private bath has a claw foot tub and a shower.
This room can be supplied with a separate roll away bed for an extra person for an additional $50 per night. If you have selected three guests, this fee has been added and is reflected in the room rate.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3

Gold Room

The Gold Room's upstairs view is of the Korbel vineyards. The queen-sized antique bed, marble-top oak dressers and a redwood wall, hand-cut and milled from trees on the property, accentuate the room. The room offers a fireplace and private bath with stall shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Library Room

This peaceful first-floor room, with easy access to the outdoor hot tub, features a mile-high antique pine queen-sized bed. The fireplace is bordered by windows that let in the fresh morning light. A sitting chair invites one to cozy up with a good book. The room offers a private bath with stall shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Emma's Room

This popular downstairs room is named in honor of Emma Prosek, mistress of the Santa Nella House a hundred years ago. A queen-size canopy bed, rich, dark walnut antiques and objects of art grace this guest room. A fireplace and a thoughtfully appointed private bath with shower complete the magical ambiance.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

The Cottage

Cottage in the Woods is for those who seek a more secluded environment. This romantic cottage features a queen bed, fireplace, dining table and chairs, claw-foot tub & shower.
Breakfast can be delivered, hot and ready for you for an additional $20 per night. Please call to add this option to your reservation.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Check Dates


Location Type

Russian River Wine Region, Sonoma Wine Country, Airport, Countryside, Rural, Secluded, Small town, Wine country


Oakland, CA (OAK-Oakland Intl.) 60 miles

Directions to property:

Off 101 in Santa Rosa take Hwy 116 west.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Casino, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Nature area, Ocean, Picnic area, River, Tours, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Air conditioning, Board games, CD player, Copier, DVD Player, Desk, Fax Machine, Fridge, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Library, Microwave, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, Spa, TV, Telephone, VCR , On site parking

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, wine tasting, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Water sports, Whitewater Rafting

Check Dates


  • Check In:: 3-7
  • Check Out:: 11:00 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Only if not a nusiance to other guest.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited The Inn is not suitable for small children.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required only one room is pet friendly, and daily fees are accessed.
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Two-night minimum stay on weekends and holidays (3 on some - call for details)
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Mastercard
  • Cancellations: Due to the small size of our inn, we are greatly affected by untimely cancellations. An advance payment by check (within 5 days) or charged to your credit card in the amount of one-night's stay, plus tax, is required to guarantee your reservation. The balance is due upon check-in. If you need to cancel your reservation, a 14-day notice is required to receive a full refund, with a $20 processing fee per room charged to your credit card on all cancellations. If you are unable to cancel 14 days prior to your scheduled arrival, you will be charged in full for your reservation if we are unable to re-book your room(s). Cancellations of groups of three or more rooms, or on holiday weekends, require notice of at least 60 days. No credit or refunds will be given for early departures unless we are able to re-book your room(s). No-shows are charged for the full scheduled stay.



Mike and Debbie Brooks

Languages spoken

English, Spanish

Resident Pets

About the innkeepers

Transplants from Las Vegas, love the forest and river. Love people, and want to give the perfect Bed and Breakfast experience to all our guest.

Check Dates




  • Time Served: 9:00 AM or otherwise noted.
  • Serving Location: Weather permitting breakfast on wrap around porch, Breakfast Room

Special meal options

Special diets require prior notification.

Signature Dish

Chile and eggs