Applewood Inn

1- or 2-Night Stay with Welcome Glasses of Wine and Wine Passport for Two at Applewood Inn in Sonoma County, CA

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Romantic Bed and Breakfast in Sonoma County’s Russian River Valley

About 75 miles north of San Francisco lies the Russian River Valley, which was nominated as one of the Wine Regions of the Year by Wine Enthusiast magazine in 2011. In the heart of this region you’ll find the Applewood Inn, an upscale bed and breakfast surrounded by massive redwoods. This Getaway includes a winery passport for tastings and tours at nearby vineyards—you’re welcome to stop by as many as you like during your visit.

The Applewood Inn's main building is the 1922-built Villa Casa Grande, a Spanish-mission-style mansion with exposed wooden beams, thick stucco walls, and river-rock fireplaces. Seven more guest rooms can be found in the three-story La Piccola Casa, and the Casa Di Campo has three spacious suites. All accommodations are airy and modern, with thoughtful touches such as european down comforters and plush bathrobes. Venture to the inn’s backyard terrace to take a dip in the swimming pool or jacuzzi.

Sample California cuisine at a candlelit table for two in the Restaurant at Applewood, awarded a Michelin star in 2011 and 2012. Chefs Shelley Cerneant and Ty Taube use fresh herbs and vegetables from an onsite organic garden to craft entrees such as oven-roasted alaskan halibut and cocoa-nib-crusted rack of California lamb. This Getaway includes 30% off dinner, and you can purchase a bottle of wine from the restaurant’s extensive collection to pair your eats with. Each morning from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m., the chefs whip up complimentary breakfast entrees such as Grand Marnier french toast, scrambled eggs with smoked salmon and avocado, and huevos rancheros.

Russian River Valley, California: Trendy Wineries and Historic Towns

An up-and-coming wine region in Sonoma County, the Russian River Valley is located about 30 miles east of Napa Valley. Wine Enthusiast magazine praises the Russian River Valley for its “great wine, stunning landscapes, and friendly people.” It’s known for producing world-class chardonnays and pinot noirs.

In the heart of the valley lies the town of Santa Rosa, a former railroad outpost founded in the mid-19th century. Many early settlers were of Italian descent, so the area around the railroad depot became known as Little Italy. Today, Santa Rosa’s Railroad Square retains its old-fashioned ambiance, except the historic brick buildings now house modern restaurants, specialty shops, and antique stores. Visit the Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center to learn more about the life of the Peanuts cartoonist, who called Santa Rosa home for the latter half of his life. The museum’s exhibits range from an in-depth look at animation to the largest collection of Peanuts strips in the world.

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What You Get

  • 1- or 2-night stay for two in a Cozy, Beautiful, or Veranda room
  • Click here to see all options.

Included in all options:

  • Welcome glasses of wine for two
  • Wine passport for two

Policies and Fees

Book by: 2/20/14
Travel by: 4/30/14

  • Blackout dates: not valid 1/18-1/19/14, 2/14/14, 2/28-3/2/14, 3/7-3/9/14
  • Cancellation policy and fees: all cancellations subject to $50 fee. 14-day cancellation notice required or fee of 1 night's stay up to the Groupon price applies
  • Taxes: 11% tax not included

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.


  • Daily two-course hot breakfast with unlimited champagne and coffee drinks
  • Michelin-starred onsite restaurant
  • Jacuzzi
  • Spa
  • WiFi

The Fine Print

  • Must book by 2/20/14 or promotional value expires
  • Must complete travel by 4/30/14
  • Not valid 1/18-1/19/14, 2/14/14, 2/28-3/2/14, 3/7-3/9/14
  • Limit 5 per person, may buy 5 additional as gifts
  • Limit 5 per visit
  • Valid only for option purchased
  • Reservation required, subject to availability
  • All cancellations subject to $50 fee
  • 14-day cancellation notice required or fee of one-night's stay up to the Groupon price applies
  • Must be 21 or older to check in and stay
  • Credit card required at booking and check-in
  • Must use promotional value in 1 visit
  • Not valid with reward points
  • 11% tax not included.

Other Details

Room Details

Click here for information on individual rooms. Cozy rooms include the Arezzo, Firenze, Lucca, Massa, and Pisa; Beautiful rooms include the Grosseto, Livorno, Pistoia, and Prato; Veranda rooms include the Greve, Montalcino, and Montepulciano.

Cozy and Beautiful Rooms

  • One queen bed
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 2

Veranda Rooms

  • One king bed
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 2

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Check out: noon
  • Parking: free
  • Rollaways: not available
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: pets are not allowed inside the property.
  • Accessibility: please contact the property for handicap-accessibility requests or options.
  • Room upgrades: upgrades may be available during booking for an additional cost.

Getting There

  • By plane: about 88 miles from San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
  • By car: about 75 miles north of San Francisco

Customer Reviews

Staff was professional, helpful and seemed to really want us to have an enjoyable stay. The location is quite beautiful. Some road noise drifts up to the rooms so you can,t sit outside and have a total nature type experience, but you are a nice, short walk to town for a pleasant afternoon.
Craig J. · October 20, 2014
Excellent location for day trips, and wine & food pairing was extraordinary.
Don C. · September 16, 2014
It was beautiful, quiet and very nicely appointed. We enjoyed the pool, had dinner at the restaurant and breakfast the next morning. Our dinner was delicious; it is expensive, but we felt it was worth the price. When we checked in we were offered a glass of wine, which was a nice touch.
Susan L. · July 4, 2014
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