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Gaige House, Glen Ellen 

13540 Arnold Drive
Glen Ellen , California
Tel: 800 935 0237 (toll-free)
Tel: 707 935 0237
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There's plenty to love about the Gaige House: the bucolic Sonoma Valley setting near Jack London State Park; the chef-prepared three-course breakfasts, gratis (think artichoke and pistachio blini with house-smoked salmon, asparagus, and saffron cream—yes, that's one course); and the 15 original rooms, with a Victorian-Asian mix of antique armoires, feather-light bedding, clean lines, nature-inspired artwork, and cozy fireplaces. And now there are eight significantly larger spa suites in two freestanding buildings fronting a creek—sumptuous riffs on traditional Japanese ryokan inns. The cedar-shingled, U-shaped quarters are built around private courtyard gardens, with Zen interiors (shoji screens, orchids, Buddha statues), huge soaking tubs carved from a single chunk of black granite, and showers built for two. Spa treatments, such as chocolate mint body scrub and Lomi Lomi Hawaiian massage, are offered outdoors in a pavilion beside the Calabaza Creek (in summer) or in the privacy of your room.

From the readers of Condé Nast Traveler:
This "large country house" on Calabazas Creek in the small village of Glen Ellen—former home of writer Jack London—is "great for relaxing." Asian-influenced rooms have unique layouts, as well as "huge Japanese-style granite soaking tubs that can fit three people." While there isn't a restaurant on-site, the hotel serves a breakfast buffet and an evening wine and cheese tasting. "We felt like we were the only people there—it was so peaceful." Get a massage in a creekside cabana.

(23 rooms)
—2011 Gold List
Overall Score: 88.3
  • Design: 92.3
  • Food: 79.2
  • Location: 84.6
  • Rooms: 92.3
  • Service: 92.3

Also appeared in the Gold List in 2010, 2009, 2008

Amenities: Pool

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Stayed for a couple of nights in July.Staff was great. Place was so relaxing.Breakfast was fantastic!Sit in the shade on the other side of the pool and just chill. more