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Wine Valley Inn & Cottages Hotel Review: A quiet retreat from the occasional weekend madness of Solvang, this centrally located property offers a collection of cottages, suites and deluxe guest rooms. A meandering brook trickles through the grounds, crossed by arching bridges. The buildings are tastefully designed with little of the kitschy Danish theme that pervades most of the town. Accommodations are surprisingly spacious. The garden cottages have pull-out sofa beds, so they can easily accommodate families. All cottages have kitchenettes and wood-burning fireplaces, while some also have private patios and whirlpool spas. The most interesting accommodations are the Chateau Loft Suites, which have a king-sized bed in an upstairs sleeping loft and a separate living room. Some of the deluxe rooms have whirlpool tubs and fireplaces, although the soundproofing leaves something to be desired. Considering that the rates offered here are often comparable to nearby chain motels and hotels, the inn is a bargain. There's free wireless Internet access, and spa treatments can be scheduled. While most pets are welcome, typical restrictions apply when it comes to on-site animals.