Rustic luxury marks the best of the region’s inns
1 | Applewood
This rambling inn is a choice spot for touring the Russian River wine country. Also here is the superb Applewood restaurant. 19 rooms from $185.
13555 Highway 116, Guerneville; 800/555-8509; applewoodinn.com
2 | The Farmhouse Inn
You get privacy and considerable luxury at an inn that began life as a 19th-century farmhouse. The inn’s Farmhouse Restaurant is terrific. 8 rooms from $250.
7871 River Road, Forestville; 800/464-6642; farmhouseinn.com
3 | Hope-Bosworth House and Hope-Merrill House
The Hope-Merrill House began life in the 1870s as a stagecoach stop; the Hope-Bosworth House is a less formal Craftsman-style home. 12 rooms from $129.
21253 Geyserville Avenue, Geyserville; 800/825-4233; hope-inns.com
4 | Inn at Occidental
Extremely appealing 1877 Victorian. 16 rooms from $199.
3657 Church Street, Occidental; 800/522-6324; innatoccidental.com
5 | Ridenhour Ranch House Inn
Tucked among the Russian River redwoods, a 1906-vintage farmhouse is now a relaxed, reasonably priced retreat. 8 rooms from $139.
12850 River Road, Guerneville; 888/877-4466; ridenhourinn.com
6 | Sebastopol Inn
A handsome hotel in an increasingly interesting town. 31 rooms from $138.
6751 Sebastopol Avenue, Sebastopol; 800/653-1082; sebastopolinn.com