Start planning your getaway to northern California’s Alexander Valley wine region by reading up on our favorite hotels in this part of Sonoma County
1 of 7Rare Brick
Kelley & Young Wine Garden Inn
This cozy 1901 Queen Anne Victorian lies at the crossroads of four of the region’s wine valleys. Look for an on-site demo garden where you can learn about the lifecycle of a grape, or just unwind on the wisteria-lined porch with a glass of the latest release. Best perk: Guests receive a free tasting passport to more than 100 Alexander Valley wineries. Sevenrooms from $149; winegardeninn.com; 302 N. Main St., Cloverdale; 707/894-4535.
2 of 7Natasha McGuire
Surrounded by a working vineyard and with more than 75 wineries nearby, the family-owned inn is the perfect base camp for a wine-country adventure. Wake up to brunch at the Geyserville Grille where you can dine on the oak-shaded patio. Refresh after a day of wine tasting with a dip in the pool. 41 rooms from $159; geyservilleinn.com; 21714 Geyserville Ave., Geyserville; 707/857-4343.
3 of 7Rick Tang
Alexander Valley Lodge
Group getaway? Stay at this luxury Geyserville vacation rental where the five-bedroom, five-bath home offers plenty of space for multiple families. Cook a meal together in the kitchen, cozy up to the fireplace, or start a pool party out back, complete with tiki bar and cascading waterfall. Bring binocs: Views of the Alexander Valley region can’t be beat. alexandervalleylodge.com; $595/night; 707/756-2400.
4 of 7Cliff Kingston
Auberge on the Vineyard
On the outskirts of Cloverdale, this peaceful Victorian beckons visitors with its Instagram-worthy vineyard views. Start your morning with French-inspired breakfasts, such as quiche Lorraine and Black Forest ham crêpes, created by attentive innkeeper Roxanne Kolbe. Rent a bike or bring your own for a pretty ride through the area. 7 rooms from $145; sonomabedandbreakfastinnwinecountry.com; 29955 River Rd., Cloverdale; 707/894-5956.
5 of 7InnLight Marketing
Old Crocker Inn
Originally a hunting retreat of railroad magnate Charles Crocker, this Alexander Valley hilltop B&B offers antique-furnished rooms and cottages with forest views. Linger on the deck with homemade breakfasts, like poached eggs with polenta or French toast, and you may be rewarded with a glimpse of black-tailed deer. 10 rooms from $165; oldcrockerinn.com; 1126 Old Crocker Inn Rd., Cloverdale; 707/894-4000.
6 of 7InnLight Marketing
The Alexander Inn
Newly renovated, this quaint Alexander Valley inn offers a modern spin on the classic B&B. You’ll be treated to plush Frette linens, bath amenities from C.O. Bigelow, and welcoming innkeepers. Standout breakfasts include the ham and poached eggs with pesto or the cheddar and sausage hash. 4 rooms from $189; thealexanderinn.com; 119 W. Third St., Cloverdale; 707/894-8557.
7 of 7Rick Tang
The Hope-Merrill House began life in the 1870s as a stagecoach stop. hope-inns.com. Eight rooms from $179. 21253 Geyserville Avenue, Geyserville; 800/825-4233.