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4.5
Very Good 432 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 432 Reviews
Charming B&B with outstanding service and location!
Reviewed 3 days ago

My husband I stayed at the Grape Leaf Inn for 3 nights. Our experience was amazing! The room was adorable, comfortable, and spacious. The daily breakfasts were absolutely fabulous and restaurant quality (if not better). We enjoyed the daily wine hour, spent time relaxing on the large porch, and drank a beverage or two in the speakeasy. The location is perfect for venturing downtown or traveling to some of the area wineries. I simply cannot rave enough about this property! We will definitely return at some point, my hope is sooner than later! Thank you Grape Leaf Inn for wonderful memories and a fabulous stay!

Great wine country retreat
Reviewed 5 days ago

A perfect location to be able to walk to downtown Healdsburg shops and restaurants, yet enough distance to enjoy serenity. The staff was a delight - from helping with restaurant selections, keeping the place welcoming with all amenities, like cookies and wine and cheese. Breakfasts were fresh made, delicious!

The room we had was a treat - under the eaves with separate TV area, double sinks in bathroom, soft robes and the bed was so comfortable.

loved, loved, loved The Grape Leaf Inn!
Reviewed 1 week ago

We will never stay anywhere else in Healdsburg. Our daughter lives in Healdsburg and after staying in a few other places we have found our home. We stayed for three nights with two other couples. The Inn is lovely and clean. A great outdoor porch area to enjoy and relax. Staff is so accommodating we felt so comfortable our entire visit. The location is perfect, a very short walk to so many shops and restaurants. We can't say enough about the property!

Lovely venue
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a lovely bed and breakfast venue, quiet and comfortable, and an easy stroll downtown to the square for dinner or shopping. It came with a great breakfast on the veranda, felt better than home. Hope to return soon.

Lovely little bed and breakfast
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Grape Leaf Inn is lovely. Bigger hotels give a sense of sterility and cleanliness that smaller b&b's often don't have, but Grape Leaf met that high standard of cleanliness. It felt uncluttered and spacious (despite being small) which is also unique for smaller b&b's.

Some pros: the intimate space provides opportunity to feel like you could get to know the staff and fellow guests if you choose. We missed the 5pm wine, but I imagine that only adds to the feeling. Breakfast was delicious and the little prohibition bar is so cool! The outdoor area is gorgeous and the whole space is decorated beautifully.

Some cons: emphasis on small- you can definitely hear other guests and the plumbing which you don't experience at a larger venue. I wasn't bothered by it, but I could see that it wouldn't be for everyone. The room we stayed in had slanted walls which made the space seem smaller but was definitely doable. Loved our large bath!

I recommend Grape Leaf- it's a beautiful, affordable little b&b that has a lot of charm.