Original and discreet design details are what make this wine country retreat so appealing.
A member of the Four Sisters Inns group, this bed-and-breakfast is also a luxury resort. While it retains the unpretentious charm of a small family-run home, its high style and remarkable service have made it one of the most appealing hotels around. When guests aren't relaxing poolside or snoozing in a creekside hammock, they can retire to the polished elegance of their rooms, all of which are stunning in their simplicity. Each features clean whites and creams accented by rich wood furniture and sleek modern fixtures. Bamboo and rattan pieces add an organic element, and many rooms also have fireplaces and whirlpool tubs. Private cottages are available, as are eight Japanese-style spa suites inspired by the ancient inns of Kyoto. The latter feature granite soaking tubs for two overlooking Calabasas Creek, floor-to-ceiling sliding glass walls and private gardens. A complimentary three-course breakfast is served every morning, and wine and cheese can be enjoyed in the sitting room each evening. Downtown Glen Ellen is a short walk away.