8 Hotels In and Around Occidental, CA

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You’ll need a good night’s rest for all the activities available in beautiful Occidental, known for its farm-to-table movement and culture-rich history. Most of these welcoming hotels are located in neighboring towns, all a short drive from the heart of Occidental and its endless vineyards, so use this guide as a primer to get started.
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Lodging / Occidental

Inn at Occidental

Inn at Occidental has a friendly staff and welcoming atmosphere that lend effortlessly to a relaxing evening. The cozy-yet-spacious rooms feature gas fireplaces, and a wine hour at 5 p.m. solidifies the Inn’s reputation as a homey option for travelers looking for a taste of the bucolic. Within a few blocks, eateries like Hazel offer casual fare like Mediterranean-inspired pizza, without shorting on taste. Book the Sugar Room, where the din of the courtyard’s fountain pours through the windows at night, or try out the Safari Room to feel like you’re spending a night in the wilderness.

Insider Tip

Though the lower levels have a view of the courtyard, upper rooms have a better view of the Occidental hills, so check with reception to see what’s available.

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Lodging / Guerneville

Sonoma Orchid Inn

It couldn’t be easier to stay at the Sonoma Orchid Inn during your time in Wine Country. Instead of heading into town for fine dining, pick up some groceries at the nearby market to prepare in the kitchen and picnic by the fireplace. The backyard spa will help you wind down on a chilly evening at your home away from home in Occidental.

Insider Tip

Return from your day out to find freshly baked cookies, every day. The oatmeal cranberry cookies with white chocolate chips are a favorite.

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Lodging / Guerneville

Applewood Inn

The Applewood Inn Restaurant and Spa is a romantic escape—with luxurious robes and hot tubs, it may be difficult to leave your room, but when you finally do, expect a delicious unlimited breakfast and bottomless mimosas. Five minutes from town, among the quiet of the redwoods, is a great place for couples and anniversary occasions.

Insider Tip

The onsite restaurant is closed for a complete renovation in a Mediterranean-style feel, and will reopen in the spring of 2016. Still,breakfasts like the frittata with chicken apple sausage and scrambled eggs with smoked salmon and avocado will continue to be served per usual.

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Lodging / Guerneville

Monte Rio Cottages

Though all rooms have a unique personality with differing amenities, try to book a room with a private deck, barbeque, and hot tub. Monte Rio Vacation Cottages is near popular attractions like Jenner beaches, the Russian River, Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve, and the town center.

Insider Tip

Don’t leave any of the family behind: Monte Rio Vacation Cottages is dog-friendly!

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Lodging / Guerneville

Highland Dell Lodge

Highland Dell Lodge is right on the Russian River, always in sight of the vineyards. Sit on a private porch and watch the boats float by, or have a romantic dinner at the nearby River’s End. In the morning, enjoy a complimentary breakfast with German flair before heading to the river with rented kayaks.

Insider Tip

Third-floor rooms (there are only two) have the broadest views of the river, but remember that this hotel lacks an elevator.

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Restaurants / Guerneville

Village Inn & Restaurant

Village Inn & Restaurant is a relaxing place to unwind after a day packed with wine tasting. It’s right on the Russian River and surrounded by redwoods, which preserve its old-world charm alongside recent renovations. The Inn is only a three minute walk to Monte Rio Beach, where active vacationers can canoe and kayak all season. You can also visit the iconic Rio Theatre for a live performances by local talent.

Insider Tip

At the restaurant, try the charcuterie, made with Sonoma County cheese.

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Lodging / Occidental

Occidental Hotel

Occidental Hotel provides an affordable option for your stay: Grab a morning coffee at the nearby Howard Station Cafe before going for a hike, and be close to the town bars for entertainment in the evenings. It is farther from the river, but has great access to hiking trails and nearby restaurants.

Insider Tip

Wild Flour Bread Bakery is a five-minute drive down the road, and is known for its fresh breads, baked in a wood-fired brick oven.

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Lodging / Forestville And Graton

Case Ranch Inn

Away from the crowds, this bed and breakfast is a homey and inviting place to stay in Occidental. Choose between two quaint and luxurious guest bedrooms or a cottage separate from the main home. Known for fantastic breakfasts served by the owner using ingredients from her own garden, you’ll have a great start to your morning before exploring the town.

Insider Tip

Breakfast features a homemade grape juice made through a steaming process.

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