The Stavrand Russian River Valley
What it is
A charming 21-room retreat that feels like home, with an al fresco pool and hot tub, loaner bikes and kayaks, and locavore dinners that oenophiles will love.
What it isn't
Lacking in perks. Guests are treated to sumptuous hot breakfasts—including locally roasted Black Oak coffee—and an early evening aperitif hour (we recommend taking your Aperol spritz under the towering redwoods).
What we think
If you’ve ever longed for the homeyness of a great short term rental with the doting staff of a boutique hotel, The Stavrand is your spot. Guest rooms are tucked in a 1922 estate and newly revamped or built outbuildings, and each one was so lovingly designed it appears to have sprung from an Anthropologie catalog—with custom art and storied antiques at every turn. We love the Cazadero King rooms (ask for one with a flickering gas fireplace) as well as Cazadero King Cedar Tub, where you’ll have your very own cedar hot tub on your private patio, your own separate entrance, and a gas fireplace that’s perfect for cozying up with a board game from the lending library.
You're here because
The hotel is sustainability-minded, from their on-site vegetable and herb garden to their EV charging station and array of solar panels.
You adored every plate in your five course dinner at the hotel’s restaurant (most of the ingredients from Sonoma proper), but dessert—s’mores by the fire, with locally made chocolate bars, under a canopy of stars—is even better.
Restaurants & Bars
Our culinary team will delight your palate with thoughtfully created and sustainably sourced California cuisine. Guests enjoy private access to the Stavrand’s signature daily breakfast and intimate dinners that are designed to showcase the best of our culinary garden.
A few short blocks from the banks of the Russian River and the Sonoma town of Guerneville (population: 4,747), about an hour and a half’s drive north of San Francisco.