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4.5
Very Good 492 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 492 Reviews
Wine pick up on the hottest day of the year so far
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As members of The Wilson Artisanal wine family we decided to pick up wine and overnight at one of their Healdsburg properties.
The staff are efficient,friendly,and efficient. Prior to our stay they emailed us asking if they could arrange wine tastings,dinner reservations,or if any special accommodations were needed.
Dinner reservations were requested and done as we requested.
Our room was delightful,the refurbished Queen Ann home modernized to an exceptional standard.
Evening wine outstanding quality from the Wilson family of wine,the king bed perfect,big screen tv to catch up on morning news and a breakfast beyond expectation made by a gourmet chef.
Every aspect of our stay,excluding the unseasonable heat,was first rate and exceeded our expectations.
We can't wait for our next visit.

Rockpile
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Grape Leaf Inn is a charming place to stay. The service is excellent, breakfast so delicious- especially the fresh squeezed orange juice and the location ideal for enjoying all that Healdsburg offers.

Great visit!
Reviewed 1 month ago

Grape Leaf Inn is the perfect place to stay in Healdsburg. It is within walking distance of everything, including charming downtown Healdsburg, tasting rooms and a variety of restaurants. The rooms are clean and inviting; staff is helpful and friendly, and the breakfasts are outstanding (great way to start your day!). Thank you, Grape Leaf Inn, for making our visit to Sonoma a comfortable, fun and memorable one!

Excellent B & B
Reviewed 1 month ago

We are so glad we chose this beautiful B & B to stay at. Accommodations were perfect and breakfast from the chef was the best ever. It was a great way to start the day! We will definitely be coming back and staying here. It was super quiet and very relaxing!

Hidden Gem
Reviewed 2 months ago

We were at one of the Wilson winerys and just mentioned in passing that my brother and I were looking for a place to stay just one evening (on a Friday night). The manager behind the counter heard the comment, and instantly responded that he might be able to help. Everything was more than I expected, from the welcome, to the rooms to the breakfast. Great job everyone!