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Very Good 486 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 486 Reviews
One of a kind!!!
Reviewed 1 day ago

Just returned from a fabulous weekend in Healdsburg & staying at Grape Leaf Inn.
Had stayed there many years ago & we were long overdue for a return visit.
Vi greeted us enthusiastically & showed us around. Our room was the Chardonnay & we were quite comfortable. A lovely adjacent sitting room + a cool, pull-down flush toilet made the room feel spacious & roomy.
The breakfasts are beyond delicious & the presentations were unique & clever. Loved the coffee cakes/treats from Costeaux & the yummy Wolf coffee as well.
Waking up to the smell of it all right now makes me want to return immediately!
The inn offers so much, including a beautiful porch area to sit & relax. It is a short walking distance to the town square & the neighborhood is quiet & provides a nice walk as well.
So, do yourself a favor & check this place out....you will not be disappointed!
Thank you again to all who took extra good care of us!

Perfect Healdsburg home base
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On a previous special occasion visit to Healdsburg we stayed at one of the pricey joints in town. This time we just wanted a comfortable, reasonably priced place to stay. (More money to spend on wine!). Grape Leaf Inn over delivered. Upon the gracious welcome by Ve upon check in we were soon lounging in the sitting area with other newly checked in travelers with a glass of wine and charcuterie. We stayed in the “Cabernet” room. Cozy, but nicely appointed and comfortable. Bathroom products were lovely and smelled of grapefruit.

Speaking of grapefruit, I enjoyed a glass of freshly squeezed grapefruit and orange juice with my absolutely delightful breakfast. The chef can make eggs really well and I’m super picky. The breakfast panini was so so good. Second morning was a tasty hash and on the third morning there was eggs Benedict. Each day had a sweet option as well.

Upon setting out for the day Ve had great suggestions. We found ourselves at a crab shack by the ocean that was a highlight.

Coming back at the end of the day there are plenty of wine glasses around to slurp down your half empty bottles from dinner.

We were able to walk comfortably to all the destinations in Healdsburg. Highly recommended!

Beautiful Inn
Reviewed 1 month ago

We spent one night at the Grape Leaf Inn this February. Very friendly and helpful staff. A pleasant mix of old and new decor. Our room on the first floor was very comfortable with a fireplace and very large bathroom. We were met on arrival and shown to our room which came with a nice bottle of wine (we are members of of one of the Wilson group wineries). About 5:00 PM our hostess opened another bottle of wine and presented a nice charcuterie platter in the living room for the guests. Breakfast is included and was served in a very comfortable dining area. There is outdoor seating but, due to the heavy rain, it was closed. We understand that normally the chef asks for your desired breakfast. On this day it was chef's day off so the menu was fresh fruit, freshly squeezed juices, coffee and a delicious breakfast sandwich served with dressed greens. The inn is located within a short walk from downtown Healdsburg. We couldn't have been happier with our experience at the Grape Leaf Inn. We will return.

Wedding weekend
Reviewed 1 month ago

We stayed at the Grape Leaf in for a wedding in November. The hospitality was wonderful! We were greeted with a very friendly host on day one. They accommodated our early check-in. The food was fantastic. We stayed in the main floor bedroom adjacent to the front desk and we were not disrupted by noise at all. The Inn is a short walk to downtown Headlsburg. Our only regret is we didn’t stay for 2 nights!

WINE CLUB WEEKEND
Reviewed 1 month ago

This was our second visit to this quaint Victorian home. We were in to enjoy this lovely B&B with two other couples for a wine tasting weekend with Wilson Wineries. Wine reception on Friday night at the Inn was welcoming and followed by Saturday night with more tasting at the Mozzocco Winery. Ve at the Inn is very warm and helpful. Rooms are very comfortable and the morning breakfasts with Chef Will are quality along with the afternoon warm cookies. Lots of attention to detail. Location is perfect for walking into town and near various wineries for tasting. The welcome bottle of wine along with glasses was a great touch! Looking forward to returning. Can't wait to enjoy the Speakeasy in the basement!