Your Sonoma Getaway: Where to Stay

By: Cecily Gamba

Planning your getaway to Sonoma? Lucky you! There really isn’t a bad time to visit Sonoma, however, late spring is an especially wonderful time. The weather is just right, not too hot and not too cold. Flowers are in bloom, and bud break has enveloped the rows of never-ending vines in bright green leaves. The Sonoma Plaza is abuzz with activity, though enjoying the calm of the pre-summer rush.

With so much to do and see in the area, it is important to pick the right place to stay. Whether you’re from out of town, or a local looking to book a staycation, we have come up with a “where to stay” guide for your next trip!

In the heart of Sonoma:

MacArthur Place

This luxurious hotel and spa was just recently renovated and is just minutes from the Sonoma Plaza. Enjoy a room, suite, or standalone cottage, heated pool, and Garden Spa treatments, all brought to you by a world class, friendly staff.

Off the beaten path:

Beltane Ranch

The rustic, yet beautifully refined Beltane Ranch is the perfect place to relax and unplug. Set on a working farm and vineyard, this quaint and charming six-room ranch house is the ideal place to come home to after a stroll on the property's walking trails with Beltane-provided picnic, or a game of tennis on their courts. Just a short drive from Glen Ellen and downtown Sonoma.

For the romantics:

Kenwood Inn & Spa

One of the most elegant hotels in Sonoma is the Kenwood Inn & Spa. Minutes from Glen Ellen, Kenwood, and downtown Sonoma, enjoy gorgeous landscaped grounds, a heated pool, an award winning spa, and a wine and cheese hour among the stunning Mediterranean style architecture.

For those needing just a little more zen:

The Gaige House

With everything from peaceful gardens, a meditation deck, and warm fireplaces, to the onsite spa treatments, modern Asian details and tranquil Calabazas Creek, this Glen Ellen boutique hotel will have you checking all your worries and stresses at the door.

Cozy cottage for the family:

Dove Cottage

Down a country dirt lane, yet just minutes from the Sonoma Plaza, lies the gem that is Dove Cottage. The beautifully clean and minimal private residence is a wonderful option for those travelling with kids, as the house comfortably sleeps 4, has a full kitchen, lush lawn and garden, and solar heated pool, as well as other thoughtful details carefully curated to make your stay as comfortable as possible.

Your hillside escape:

Olea Hotel

Recently renovated and ready to welcome you, Olea Hotel sits serenely on the hillside of Sonoma Valley. Find yourself surrounded by oak and olive trees on the comfortable outdoor terrace of this adults-only retreat, minutes from downtown Glen Ellen, yet peacefully secluded from the bustle of the warmer months of Sonoma. Enjoy gourmet breakfast and wine and cheese pairings prepared by the onsite Executive Chef, the outdoor pool and hot tub, or an indulgent massage.

Fire pit at the Olea Hotel. Image via The Olea Hotel.

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