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4.5
Very Good 471 Reviews
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What We Love

  • Daily gourmet breakfast is included in the Jetsetter rate
  • Hearty breakfast dishes like risotto and panini
  • This charming inn has its own vineyard
  • Secluded cottages offer a glimpse of wine-country living
  • Some rooms have two-person tubs
  • A wine cellar reached via secret passage

What To Know

  • Best for couples, but kids are allowed
  • No spa, but the inn can arrange services
  • It’s a four-block walk to downtown Healdsburg; parking is free
  • The cottages are a seven-minute drive from the main guesthouse

Amenities

  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pet-friendly
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Overview

The Review

Explore the quieter side of Sonoma at the Grape Leaf Inn, a restored Queen Anne Victorian just a five-minute walk from downtown Healdsburg.

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The 12 rooms in the main house, each named for a wine varietal, are all a little different but decorated in a becoming country style. West Wing Rooms (so called because they are part of an addition completed in 2001) have fireplaces and whirlpool tubs for two.

Three specialty cottages dot the inn’s acreage, offering more privacy. Among ancient cedars and oaks and beds of fragrant lavender sits the two-bedroom Winemaker’s Cottage, built in the 1930s by a local jeweler. The cottage’s decks overlook the Alexander Valley, and there’s a huge country kitchen, complete with cappuccino machine.

In close proximity are the two-bedroom Villa Trentandue (named after the original owner of the vineyard) and, my favorite, the Mouse House. This tiny rustic cottage dates back to when the property was a plum orchard 100 years ago. Richard and Kae have put a lot into this little gem — a king bed, stone fireplace, hardwood floors covered with thick oriental rugs and a completely private outdoor hot tub.

Breakfasts are three-course affairs, with gourmet options like saffron risotto with sausage and a perfectly poached egg. My favorite is a decadent smoked salmon and Jarlsberg French-toast panini with a chile-lime dipping sauce, followed by one of Kae’s sorbets — ginger, blood orange or basil: a great way to gear up for wine tasting.

How to Get There

Grape Leaf Inn
539 Johnson Street
Healdsburg, CA 95448 United States

Reviews

4.5 Very Good 471 Reviews
Awesome B&B feel and with great staff and tasty breakfast!
Reviewed 1 week ago

We just stayed at the Grape Leaf Inn and had a wonderfull experience in every aspect of our stay. The Grape Leaff is within walking distance to dinner, shopping and wine tasting hin Healdsburg. Upon arrival we were welcomed by Ve with wine and cheese platter, a quick tour and great suggestions for dinner. We stayed in room Sauvignon which was large room on the ground floor - pictures didnt do justice. Fireplace in the room made for a nice touch. The perfectly firm bed and amazing linen made for a great nights rest. Mornings breakfast and coffee was very tasty - fresh incredients! Truelly 5 stars rating.

Enjoyable stay!
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I spent two nights at the Grape Leaf Inn. The accommodations were super comfy and clean, nicely decorated, and our room was very quiet. We enjoyed the complimentary wine and appetizers our first night and the breakfasts were very tasty. All of the staff were gracious and helpful and it was especially nice to receive recommendations from Ve on vineyards to visit, restaurants, and excursions. We highly recommend the Inn!

Great B&B right outside of town
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place was beautiful It's very clean, the bedding is great, and there are tons of amenities to make your stay super comfortable. It's a short walk to town, so the location is great. It's on a quiet street a few blocks from the plaza. Ve was an incredibly warm and helpful host and went out of her way to make sure we had everything we needed. French Toast at breakfast was killer. We'd definitely come back. Thanks!

Excellent B&B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My girlfriend and I stayed in the Champagne suite and had a wonderful time. Very clean and private. The breakfast was very delicious and the location was amazing. Parking was decent and the hotel was very welcoming. Great patio for the suite. Again, privacy was excellent.

Best b&b in healdsburg
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We’ve tried most of the b&bs in this town. This one is the best. We’ve been here at least 3-4 times now and am overdue for a review. The rooms are nicely renovated and charming. Many of them have private outdoors space. The manager is wonderful and will do her best to accommodate your stay from recommendations to breakfast in bed to pouring you a glass of wine when you’re back from a long day of exploring. My favorite part of the breakfast is the fresh squeeze grapefruit and orange juice. We will be back!