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4.5
Very Good 501 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 501 Reviews
Charming B&B
Kathleen L

My husband and I had a wonderful stay in the Gamay Rose room. Ve and Jude were very helpful with suggestions and recommendations for places to eat around Healdsburg. The breakfasts were absolutely delicious: from the pastries, to the fresh squeezed juices, to the savory and sweet offerings! They also have a great variety of options for additions to the wonderful coffee; I especially appreciated the stevia, coconut milk, and almond milk. The inn is conveniently located near the downtown area of Healdsburg and we found the town to be very walkable. I will happily recommend the Grape Leaf Inn to any family and friends who want to explore Sonoma County.

What a treasure!
Mary23211

We had a delightful stay at the Inn. It was charming, clean and well maintained. There were many thoughtful touches, fruit infused chilled water in the lobby, the welcome glass of wine, the bright yellow cruiser bikes with helmets. And the breakfasts were truly sumptuous! We will be back.

Wonderful place!
cjommh

We spent the 4th of July at the Inn, it was a wonderful experience. The location is great, the staff was super supportive and friendly and the breakfast was the highlight of our stay, highly recommended!!