Serenity in Sonoma – Applewood Inn & Spa, Russian River

“Serenity in Sonoma – Applewood Inn & Spa, Russian River”
Reviewed September 5, 2014

If I had arrived here late at night and needed to sleep immediately, I would have had one of the most comfortable nights of slumber in recent memory. Then upon awakening in this pristine, beautiful villa, I might have believed I was somewhere in southwestern France or in Tuscany, Italia.

The setting alone is worth every moment here. The villas, designed with the elegance of orange tiled roofs and Spanish tiled floors are nestled on six (6) acres among a natural garden of vegetables, surrounded by fig, apple & peach trees. Bordering the garden and natural landscape are a chicken house and several beehives; all of which provide the tastiest provisions for the Michelin starred restaurant.

Owner Carlos Pippa embodies the sophistication and graciousness of true European Hospitality.

We felt as if we were part of the family and really did not want to leave. I think a minimum of a one week stay here could become a frequent destination for us and for anyone wishing to have a quiet, private and delicious experience in one of the finest Boutique Hotels anywhere.