Walk 15 minutes to the Russian River. Drive 20 minutes to stunning Sonoma County beaches or renowned Sonoma wineries. Enjoy the incredible hiking, biking, scenic drives & boutique shopping nearby.
Or simply relax... We're located on a sunny acre in the redwood forest with private access to Hulbert Creek, a fairy ring of 200-ft redwoods complete with a hammock, a hot tub under the stars, and much more...
Our guest room has a comfortable queen-sized bed, its own bathroom and a private, exterior entrance. The wood-paneled room is light and airy and has a mini-fridge and coffee maker. Tranquil, without phones or TV, we have plenty of good books & an extensive movie collection. A perfect all-season retreat!
“We work and live around an adrenaline filled, mezzo forte, presto-paced world everyday. Your enchanted forest has cleansed our mind, our spirit and our senses…” P&G
“All you need is love...and a beautiful place to stay like this…” M&C
“Great! Inspiring, peaceful, wonderful…” JR
In general, we have a two night minimum (three nights for holiday periods). To accommodate folks who are looking for a mid-week one-night stay, we've added a $25 surcharge which partially offsets our costs and makes it so we can offer one-night rentals. This makes the price for one night rentals in our guest room $110.
Please note that Sonoma County requires us to charge and collect for them a 9% "Transient Occupancy Tax". That means that $7.65 has been added to the $85.00 room rate for our guest room, which we pay to the County. (The funds are used to underwrite events and promote tourism in Sonoma County.)
This place could not have been nicer. My boyfriend and I felt right at home, and Guernville was really gay friendly (check out the Rainbow Cattle Co bar for a low key evening in town!). Kathy and Jim's guestroom is delightfully cozy, with lots of homey and thoughtful touches which make it full of simple luxuries. Private entrance, so quiet and the air is so fresh. The hot tub under the redwoods at night is just incredible. And the VHS collection is a treat for some downtime between gorgeous hikes! We definitely want to go back!
My wife and I had a wonderful weekend at Jim & Kathy's. This little tucked away gem was a perfect place for us to unwind and catch up on some reading. We had a great time hiking in the gorgeous redwoods in the day & soaking up in the hot tub at night. We always will cherish the time we spent here! Thanks guys for sharing your beautiful place with us.
Kathy and Jim are delightful hosts and made me feel welcome. Their quiet studio was just the rustic getaway/retreat I was looking for! I will return....
This place is perfectly set up for guests. They have just enough of everything and a full line of movies on VHS, info on tourist activities etc. The hot tub is clean and perfectly heated. Total privacy.They seem like really nice people who can flow well to whatever is needed,not that we needed much. The town is about a mile away. I would come back.Thanks!
We wanted to getaway to Sonoma to recharge our batteries & this was the perfect place to fall off the grid. A quick escape to the Redwoods, Jim greeted us & gave us a quick tour: 900+ year old Redwood stump, Fairy Ring of Redwoods, hot tub, etc.
This is a great place to get away from the stress of the city. Quiet, peaceful with good eats in town.
My girlfriend and I wanted to spend our Thanksgiving vacation together near the Russian River. What a great discovery in one of our favorite getaway spots! From sitting in the hot tub watching more stars than we could ever see in the city to cuddling up in front of the wood-burning stove at night to meeting the 2 kitties and the turtle, our long weekend was just about perfect. Jim and Kathy were exceptional hosts, starting with the initial booking right up to Jim's personal guidance through nearly everything we needed to know about the house upon our arrival.
It's a magical place. We'll definintely be back!
OMG. This place is like heaven! The room, shower, facilities, books and hot tub are excellent standard and the hosts are very helpful and full of charisma. They are more than willing to help make the stay worth while and little touches like sweets and home grown tomatoes in the room as a kind welcoming gesture was delightful! I would happily stay here again.
There is the coast and a the beautiful National Park close by for hikes and the Local town is a short car drive or walk. Also we made it to a Michelin Star restaurant for some posh food one night - that was a short 5-10 min drive too!
All in all, this is a place not to be missed.
I can't say enough about what a wonderful time I had during my four-night retreat to Kathy and Jim's lovely forested estate in Guerneville - it was perfect from start to finish! I took dips in the hot tub twice a night (once around sunset and again later, under the brilliant stars), drove ten minutes to the hiking trails in Armstrong Park and 20 to the beach, and walked to the nearby Garden Grill each morning for a delicious, affordable breakfast on the sun-dappled patio (and to the main drag a couple times).
The private room I stayed in was very clean and cozy, with an in -room portable heater and everything I needed to eat simple meals. I can't recall the last time I slept so well! The shower was super strong and hot, and there were plenty of towels along with shampoo etc (forgot mine so that was a nice surprise).
Jim and Kathy are among the warmest (and most interesting) people I've met, and their pets are a sweet bonus (Bella the little dog gave me enough puppy love to make up for leaving my own pets behind).
I've already booked a return visit! :)
I send an amazing time over there. Really relaxing and the jacuzzi is perfect. Thank you very much to the host how were really flexible with the check in time and helpful with some recommendations.
Marilyn's place in Mendocino is truly special and Marilyn herself is so kind and gracious. She gave us a tour of the property and showed us the yurt. And have i mentioned the hot tubbing under the stars yet?!
It was a great getaway from SF life that we really enjoyed. We would definitely come back!