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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

Beautiful Inn
Linda W

We had a terrific stay at the Grape Leaf! The rooms are beautiful and well appointed and the staff are friendly helpful and professional. The bed was extremely comfy. But the most outstanding element was Chef Will’s breakfast!! What a great. You can’t go wrong staying here and walking the neighborhood is also great, lots of gorgeous Victorians and California bungalows to drool over. A very “California “ experience.

Fantastic Experience
caitlinmcalifornia

Everything at the Grape Leaf Inn was lovely. The suite, the staff, the location - absolutely perfect. I only wish we could have stayed longer, but we will be back with our entire business team in the future. Thank you for a wonderful stay!

Experience of a lifetime
John C

Spent a long weekend at the Grape Leaf with family (4 of us). Beautiful setting, walking distance to downtown. Innkeeper V is the best! Whatever your need and offerred terrific advice. Gourmet breakfasts with sweet or savory options. Rooms were spacious and comfortable. I highly recommend the "Exclusive VIP Tour" of select wineries owned by the Wilson family (who also own the Grape Leaf). That was an incredible day.