Red wine isn’t the only way to warm up in Sonoma Wine Country when the temperatures drop. Whether you’re seeking fireside romance, a room offering panoramic vistas, or simply a quiet retreat for some good ol’ fashioned rest and relaxation, Sonoma County has a diverse range of boutique hotels ready to cater to every desire. So, pack your bags and prepare to nestle into the cozy comforts of Sonoma County with a stay at any of these top boutique hotels.
Delight in Sonoma’s old world roots with a Mediterranean-inspired getaway at Kenwood Inn. Located between the towns of Sonoma and Santa Rosa, on a beautiful stretch of Highway 12 lined with rolling hills of vineyards, this boutique hotel offers guests a unique Sonoma County lodging experience full of all the sensory pleasures you’d find in Italy. Between winery tours, lounge by the warming pool, where sweet notes of citrus blossom perfume the air, and don’t miss the daily, complimentary “Wine Hour” featuring local wine paired with savory appetizers. If you’re in search of a romantic weekend getaway, this luxury hotel’s amenity offerings include plush beds and cozy fireplaces, along with a delicious gourmet breakfast for two.
10400 Sonoma Highway, Kenwood, CA 95452, (707) 341-7915
Situated right on the historic Sonoma Plaza, steps from great tasting rooms and shops, Ledson Hotel is a boutique luxury hotel that melds Old World charm with modern conveniences. Owned and designed by fifth-generation Sonoma farmer and winemaker, Steve Ledson, of Ledson Winery fame, this intimate hotel features six rooms, each outfitted with antique furnishings, whirlpool tubs, fireplaces, and plush robes, along with their own distinct personality.
480 First Street East, Sonoma, CA 95476, (707) 996-9779
While you may correlate a coastal vacation with the summer months, there’s nothing quite like a stay along the Sonoma Coast when the temperatures drop. And The Inn at the Tides’ Bodega Bay location makes it the perfect place to get away in autumn with its moody ocean scenery and fall foliage wreathed in mist. All 86 rooms (and one standalone cottage) have features like fireplaces and luxury bedding to make guests feel extra pampered, while thoughtful amenities, like terry bathrobes, continental breakfast, and a complimentary bottle of wine, only add to the cozy atmosphere. Guests can also look forward to soaking in the heated pool or whirlpool spa, which is especially relaxing after a day exploring the craggy coastline or post-whale watching excursion. For the best deal, book during the week, which can save you over 22% through the end of November.
800 Highway 1, Bodega Bay, CA 94923, (707) 875-2751
Quietly tucked into the quaint village of Glen Ellen, a short drive from both downtown Sonoma and Santa Rosa, Gaige House offers a cozy, zen-like respite and one-of-a-kind Wine Country escape. In an unexpected blend of warm, Sonoma-style hospitality coupled with Japanese tradition, this boutique hotel’s unique offerings include a Meditation Alcove for daily reflection or yoga, along with fall and winter lodging must-haves such as warm fireplaces and freshly baked cookies. The Ryokan rooms also include touches like a zen garden, complimentary sake, and Yoku Moku cookies. Explore the serene and peaceful grounds, where you’ll find a swimming pool, hot tub, and several cozy fireplaces perfect for lounging and catching up with friends, or a relaxing moment with yourself.
13540 Arnold Drive, Glen Ellen, CA 95442, (707) 935-0237
Quietly sitting on a picturesque hillside surrounded by olive and oak trees in the town of Glen Ellen, you’ll find the charmingly elegant boutique hotel, Olea. Comprised of just 13 guest rooms and two private cottages, this inn offers exemplary service and a peaceful, serene setting perfect for a romantic Sonoma getaway. Luxury amenity offerings include heated floors in each of the guest rooms, plush bathrobes, massage services, an outdoor firepit, a year-round heated pool, and complimentary wine. One of the best perks of lodging at this inviting Wine Country inn is the gourmet, two-course plated breakfast, prepared daily by the boutique hotel’s Executive Chef. If you like traveling with your pooch, Olea provides a special dog bed and welcome basket for FiDo with treats, doggie bags, and dog bowls.
5131 Warm Springs Road, Glen Ellen, CA 95442, (707) 996-5131
Named after the seven branches of hospitality, Seven Branches is dedicated to providing the finest hotel experience for its guests. Seven Branches showcases Sonoma’s Spanish roots with its tiled roof, earth-rammed walls, and sunny courtyards, perfect for a romantic getaway or a special event. The Inn has six boutique rooms, each rich in character, creating a tranquil and rejuvenating atmosphere. You can also book a spa treatment at their sister property, Calm Spa.
450 W Spain Street, Sonoma, CA 95476, (707) 933-4050
Just a few minutes walk from the bars and restaurants of the Sonoma Plaza, this enclave featuring courtyards with water fountains and unique architectural design is the perfect welcome to Wine Country. You’ll be in your own personal haven in these individually styled suites, including fireplaces, Jacuzzi tubs, and private patios. Each morning you will be delivered a private in-room breakfast accompanied by freshly baked pastries from a local bakeshop. Indulge yourself with a Skin Repairing Rejuvenation Massage or a Cocoa Butter Bliss Body Wrap. Planning for a special occasion? Request chocolate-covered strawberries, a bouquet of seasonal flowers, or rose petals for display in your room upon your arrival.
310 First Street East, Sonoma, CA 95476, (707) 996-0719
For a classic taste of California Wine Country hospitality, tuck into the charming Inn at Sonoma. Conveniently located just two blocks off Sonoma’s historic town square, within walking distance to countless shopping, wine tasting, and restaurant options, this friendly, boutique hotel, a Four Sisters Inn property, offers homey details like warm, freshly-baked cookies, in-room fireplaces, and daily Sonoma wine tastings paired with savory small bites. At check-in request Breakfast in Bed, then enjoy their bountiful morning spread from the comfort of your room before setting off to explore the many vineyards nearby.
630 Broadway, Sonoma, CA 95476, (707) 939-1340
Perched along California’s famous Highway 1, just north of Jenner on Sonoma County’s western edge (on a span of coastline that once caught the eye of famous photographer Ansel Adams), Timber Cove Resort deftly bridges mid-century modern luxury with casual, nature-centric, California cool. Within each of the hotel’s 46 guest rooms, guests enjoy in-room Crosley record players and vinyl, fridges stocked with local Sonoma libations, binoculars for whale-watching, and nest-powered fireplaces, but it’s the intangible offerings of your surroundings that set this hotel apart. Fall into a deep, restful sleep each night to the rhythm of the pounding surf, enjoy the cinematic views daily as the sun breaks through the fog, and cozy up by the firepit for an epic star show on display each night. In keeping with the naturalist ethos, the hotel’s Coast Kitchen restaurant serves organic, locally-sourced Sonoma County fare always paired with spectacular ocean views.
21780 North Coast Highway 1, Jenner, CA 95450, (707) 847-3231
As autumn casts its enchanting spell over Sonoma County, the region emerges not just as a haven for wine enthusiasts but as a sanctuary for those seeking warmth, luxury, and relaxation. Luckily, each of these boutique hotels, with their unique offerings, cozy amenities, and impeccable service, promise an unforgettable experience for anyone who visits.