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Kenwood Inn and Spa Amid Sonoma’s Vineyards

Planning all your days tasting Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs at award-winning wineries in Sonoma’s wine country?

Rethink that if you stay at the Kenwood Inn and Spa.

It’s one of those places you don’t want to leave.

Kenwood Inn and Spa

Kenwood Inn and Spa

Enter through the lobby doors, and you step right into a tranquil Tuscany scene.

Vine-covered stone buildings.

Lush garden courtyards.

Tinkling fountains.

Even a mill house with a stream, water wheel and koi pond.

Gardens and fountain at Kenwood Inn and Spa

The adults-only policy and absence of TVs in the rooms adds to the sense of calm.

A favorite spot for destination weddings, the inn has 29 guestrooms and suites, each individually decorated.

But they all feature custom-crafted Italian furniture, featherbeds, fireplaces, tile floors with Persian rugs and cavernous bathrooms.

Kenwood Inn guest room

Two outdoor heated saline pools invite you to relax with a glass of wine.

(Waterfalls drown out noise from the Sonoma Highway just outside the high walls.)


The lovely intimate spa has four massage rooms and one facial room.

Vinotherapy wraps and scrubs sound so good you want to eat the ingredients.

There’s a harvest sugar scrub, which uses organic sugar cane, milled grape seeds and Chardonnay oil.

The nourishing honey wrap includes raw honey, chamomile and red wine extract.


Breakfast by the fire at Kenwood Inn, Sonoma

Yummy breakfasts are included in the rates.

We awoke each morning to fresh-squeezed orange juice, house-made granola, fresh-baked pastries and local organic yogurt.

There’s also an additional cooked-to-order trio of delights, which changes daily.

Our favorite was the artfully presented plate of scrambled eggs with melted cheese, pancakes with lavender syrup, and bacon strips atop sweet corn kernels.

From spring to fall, you can sit outside by a large outdoor fireplace on the inviting stone porch, complete with columns and arches.

In winter, a rustic fireplace warms up the inside space.

Wine and cheese

Wine and cheese at Kenwood Inn and Spa

A complimentary wine-and-cheese picnic is also included in the daily rates.

Take it with you when out touring. Or enjoy when you return back to the hotel.

Kenwood Inn and Spa review: Bottom line?

We loved exploring Sonoma’s wineries. But staying at Kenwood Inn and Spa was equally memorable.

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Monday 27th of October 2014

I love that photo of the statue! We love spas, but I can't say we've ever had a vinotherapy treatment. We might need to put this on our list.


Friday 19th of September 2014

Feather duvets, fireplaces, and tile floors with Persian rugs sound like heaven to me. I love that you can sit outside from spring to autumn, next to the outdoor fireplace.

Irene S. Levine

Tuesday 16th of September 2014

Looks like a great spot from which to explore Wine Country!