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4.5
Very Good 522 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 522 Reviews
Delightful Victorian Guest House
Andrew L

Perhaps our first impression was not as we expected as we'd thought that we had booked accommodation on a winery. However completely our fault as we should have looked at the address and map. However once we'd overcome our error everything else was uphill and excellent. The large Victorian building is charming and spacious, with everything in good order.
It's all a short hop to either walk into town, or have a drive out to the wine country and take in the wineries.
The restaurants in Healdsburg are extensive, although on a saturday night in the fall season getting a table without a booking was impossible. Fortunately we slipped in on the adhoc bar seating at Valette which was particulary impressive.
The access to the free wine tasting and winery visits courtesy of belonging to the Wilson Wine group was a huge bonus.
Breakfast was individually prepared by the superb young chef, and is outstanding.
All very good and well recommended.

Really Special
Janet W

This is a beautiful place to spend a night or two in Healdsburg. It's close to shops, restaurants, and wine tasting. The breakfast was out of this world. I would return for another visit in a heartbeat.

Always a pleasure to stay here
Meander10301729938

We've stayed here several times on our visits to the Healdsburg area and always have had a very good experience. Close proximity to the downtown square and restaurants which makes it easy to get around and even walk to your favorite restaurant in town.
Comfortable rooms and amenities with a wonderful country breakfast. I'm sure we will return to this