1906 historic farmhouse of Louis Ridenhour now the Sonoma Orchid Inn
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"Like going home, but better - they take care of you."  Angela, San Rafael

The Sonoma Orchid Bed and Breakfast Inn, renowned for our fresh, hot, family-style breakfasts, perches on a hill in the Russian River Valley just yards from the Russian River and our neighbor, Korbel Champagne Cellars. This Wine Country Bed and Breakfast sits within redwoods and rolling hills of native California oaks trees.

While wine draws visitors, there's plenty of other things to do. Visit Armstrong Redwood Reserve State Park, five minutes from the inn. This gorgeous reserve of first and second growth redwoods offers great hikes and horseback rides through redwoods. Other activities moments away are canoeing, kayaking or swimming on the Russian River. There's biking, either through the trails of the Laguna de Santa Rosa or through vineyards. Try zip-lining at Sonoma Canopy Tours, or take a safari jeep tour through Safari West, exploring the Wine Road, the Cheese Trail, Farm Trails, or spending a day at one of the many free beaches along the Pacific Coast just thirty minutes away.

Explore the best of Sonoma Wine Country wineries, from big names like Kendall-Jackson to small artisan family owned wineries tasting Pinot Noirs, Zinfandels, Cabernets, Chardonnays, and more. You are on the Wine Road. Just minutes away lie hundreds of wineries located in the Russian River Valley, Alexander Valley, Dry Creek Valley, and Chalk Hill AVAs. Within thirty minutes of the lodging you not only have great Sonoma County wines but also the Napa Country town of Calistoga. It's difficult to count, but by my estimate there are more than 400 wineries within 30 minutes of the inn. Sonoma County alone is home to more than 400 wineries.

Walk the up and coming town of Guerneville, filled with quality dining experiences, river supplies and more. The breathtaking flavors at Nimble and Fynn's makes for a perfect end to Guerneville dining. Other towns worth exploring are the Northern Pacific coastal towns of artsy Occidental, Duncanís Mills, Bodega Bay (where The Birds was filmed), Freestone for a spa day at Osmosis Day Spa or go antique shopping through the charming town of Sebastopol. Sebastopol is also home to the Barlow and the Florence Street art walk featuring wonderul sculptures by renowned local artist, Patrick Amiot. But donít miss the town of Healdsburg minutes away and filled with restaurants and wineries and shopping.

A 1906 farmhouse, the Sonoma Orchid Inn has all the modern amenities: private bath rooms, wireless high-speed internet, state-of-the-art hot tub, separate climate control and air conditioning, fireplaces and a kitchen available to guests 24 hours a day and much more. Your home-away-from-home with fresh baked treats in the afternoons and a full gourmet breakfast prepared fresh for you each morning. We are a Sonoma County Green Certified business bringing you fresh eggs daily from our chickens and produce from our garden and fruit from the orchard when in season. We even get our power from our own solar array.

Fine dining is available moments away with three Michelin star restaurants in easy driving distance; Farmhouse Inn, Terrapin Creek and Madrona Manor. Or, explore many of our Slow Food restaurants offering Farm-to-Table options. We also have two Menu Books in the guest kitchen to help you with dining ideas. Brian and Dana also provide free concierge services such as dining or event reservations.

Sonoma Countyís Russian River Valley is a vacation wonderland and a playground for diverse interests; and youíre invited.

Come to Sonoma Orchid Inn to do all there is to do, or nothing at all.

  Sonoma Orchid Inn 12850 River Road, Guerneville, CA 95446


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