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What the Media is saying …

“Occidental is a fairy-tale village set romantically into the hills of towering redwoods, and the Inn is the perfect accompaniment.” –Sky West Magazine

“One of the top five Wine Country destinations.” –Wine Spectator

“The Inn spoils guests with fireplaces, spa tubs, and the world’s best granola.” – VIA Magazine

“Old-fashioned hospitality at its best.” –San Francisco Magazine

“The ultimate in creature comforts.” –Country Accents Magazine

“Not all of Sonoma’s inns are created equal.” – San Ramon Times

“Absolutely not to be missed.” –United Airlines Magazine

“This is the place for people who want to get away.” –Seattle Homes & Lifestyles

“Only the plushest survive. The Inn at Occidental stands out.” –Travel Holiday Magazine

“The Inn spoils guests with fireplaces, spa tubs, and the world’s best granola.” – VIA Magazine

“Luxury and quaintness get equal billing.” –Naples Illustrated

“All just wonderful – especially the delicious breakfasts.” Chuck & Deborah, Bradenton, FL

“A picture-perfect embodiment of everything you hope for in a B&B.” – Boca Raton Magazine

“Right in the heart of Western Sonoma.” –Wine Spectator

“The Inn at Occidental embodies the spirit of Sonoma with its warmth and hospitality.” –Weddings Dresses Magazine

“This photogenic Inn offers an engaging base for touring the Russian River and Alexander Valleys.” –Shine Magazine

“Tops our list as the most romantic place to stay.” –Bride & Groom Magazine

“One of our absolute favorites.” –Palm Beach Illustrated

“The most inspired and eclectic collection of antiques and family heirlooms that you will ever find in one place.” –Sky West Magazine

“It’s easy to pass the time with a book and a glass of Merlot.” –Travel Holiday Magazine

Sactown Magazine, “Soaring Redwoods & Primo Pinot: Steal Away to the Russian River”
National Geographic Traveler, “Wine Country Uncorked – The Inns of Napa and Sonoma Valleys are as fine as the local wine”
Sunset Magazine, “10 Easy Summer Day Trips: Bodega Bay – Escape to the Ocean”
Sacramento Magazine, “Getaways – 8 Romantic Escapes”

Vacation in Beautiful Sonoma County, California


Unspoiled pastoral countryside, dinner beside the California coast, and award-winning Sonoma Valley and Napa Valley wines – all in one county!

Sonoma County is the quintessential wine country — sophistication and class without the attitude and crowds. Here, rolling hills and peaceful country roads weave through family-owned vineyards as well as nationally known wineries. At 1,604 square miles, Sonoma County is much larger than neighboring Napa and offers more diverse activities to enjoy. Relaxed and personal, Sonoma lies closer to the sea and farther from the traffic.

The first home of wine production in Northern California, Sonoma County is also still the nation’s largest producer of quality wine. Distinct wine valleys dot the countryside — Russian River Valley, Alexander Valley, Dry Creek Valley, and the Valley of the Moon — each offering its own flavors and varietals, including many of the world’s best-known labels and appellations.

Most of Sonoma County’s 400+wineries are open to the public for tours and complimentary tastings.

Just an hour north of San Francisco, Sonoma Wine Country is an elegant, but unpretentious, vacation destination. The county’s unspoiled natural beauty — vineyards, towering old-growth redwoods, the Russian River, and the rugged California coastline — are just the beginning. A haven for artists, craftspeople, and chefs, Sonoma County offers so much more than exceptional wine. During your Sonoma Wine Country vacation, visit enjoy shopping in local art galleries, shops, and boutiques, pamper yourself with a massage or spa treatment, and experience some of the best dining in the country.