A premier country inn with a fine dining restaurant and cooking school. Applewood is a popular destination for food and wine enthusiasts seeking a getaway from the crowds in Sonoma's idyllic and slower paced Russian River Valley. This historic and casually elegant inn is an ideal starting point for visiting the 75 plus wineries that comprise the Russian River Wine Road or the dramatic Sonoma Coast.
Casual beds of native California plants mingle with more formal roses, camellias and rhododendrons to separate and define the terraced gravel parterres, splashing fountains and Mediterranean courtyard that embrace the inn. Hillside meadows, majestic redwood groves and an organic orchard/kitchen garden complete the lush 6 acre estate.
Wine country accommodations don't come any more relaxing or romantic. Applewood is the perfect choice for a honeymoon, anniversary, weekend getaway or extended wine country vacation.
"Weekend warriors wax poetic about this woodsy retreat tucked away in the Russian River Valley that's worth the drive on a foggy curving highway for superb French-accented California cuisine and wines from a great, very local, very exclusive list served by a knowledgeable, helpful staff; the warm welcoming and ultraromantic setting "make it a fabulous over night destination." - 2004 Zagat Survey