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Applewood Inn & Restaurant Hotel Review: Nestled in Sonoma County's Russian River Valley, this inn is comprised of three Mediterranean-style villas that mix rustic décor with warm country charm. The Belden House was built in 1922 and has nine guest rooms. The Piccola Casa was added in 1996 and offers seven more rooms. The Gate House is the most recent addition and features three suites. All rooms come with TVs and CD players; some have whirlpool tubs, private balconies overlooking the garden and romantic fireplaces. The buildings surround a lush garden and fountain, perfect for lingering with a glass of wine. A cooking school, La Buona Forchetta, presents a variety of classes which are available individually in the afternoons or in a series of three to four classes. There's a pool on-site, and the Applewood restaurant showcases fresh fruits and vegetables picked daily from the garden.