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
September 8, 2016
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.