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The Village Inn & Restaurant has been honored with several Open Table Diners' Choice Awards:

  • "Most Romantic" Restaurant in the San Francisco Bay Area, 2014
  • "Most Romantic" Restaurant in the Wine Country, 2014
  • "Best Scenic View" Restaurant in the San Francisco Bay Area, 2013
  • "Best Ambiance" Restaurant in the Wine Country, 2013



“Amazing food! Amazing service! Did I mention amazing food?” – Open Table

Amazing hospitality, beautiful, scenic views
“A wonderful place to stay with welcoming staff and delicious food. There's often the smell of fresh baked bread. Our room had a balcony overlooking the Russian River and the room is decorated very warmly. I highly recommend The Village Inn - both the hotel and the restaurant - and Monte Rio as a place to stay when visiting the Russian River area. Guerneville is a short drive in one direction, Jenner and the ocean a short drive in the other, and there's lots of great wine tasting in the area. Will definitely be back!” – Trip Advisor

Stayed Way Past Our Bedtime
“After a fabulous dinner - love the padrone peppers, we had an after dinner drink in the bar. Had a fabulous time talking with friends and the great bartender/owner. Interesting conversations. Love this place and the view. We ate outside even it was a little chilly. It's always so beautiful and peaceful on the deck” – Open Table

Quaint & Elegant
“The Village Inn is an awesome old style inn with low ceilings and beautiful architecture. It is quaint and elegant. The rooms are not huge, but they are so comfortable. The bed was clean, warm and comfy. The bathroom was really clean and well kept. The grounds are beautiful with flowers, lawns and huge redwoods all around. It is right on the Russian River with a wide vista in both directions. It is not "budget", but what in CA is? Definitely worth a stay if you want a peaceful get away” – Yelp

Another Great Dinner
“It doesn't happen very much but our second dinner at Village Inn was just as great as our first visit. The setting is lovely, the staff are so, so friendly yet professional and the food was great. Cozy bar for drinks, great outdoor space if the weather cooperates” – Open Table

“Awesome find in the Russian River region. Stunning view mixed with fresh local menu.” – Open Table

Perfect get away
“The owners were so happy to help you with whatever you needed. They had inside and outside seating. Great view of the river. The rooms were very comfortable. We had the best sleep. There were rooms in the main house and rooms across the garden. The garden was very well maintained. No loud parties allowed. We came after dark and they had our room waiting. This area of the river was the best spot since you had enough parking and being close to the bridge. We did go in and out of wifi but that was ok with us vacation from the phone.” – Trip Advisor

Loved the1930s Feel and Lovely Garden
“It was quaint and quiet, very cozy. My daughter and I arrived late and the owners made special arrangements for us. Breakfast was grand and the local cat came to see us outside. It was just the rest we needed before our next long day of driving. Loved the1930s feel and the lovely garden.” –

Treasured Historic Hotel in the Redwoods
“Warm and friendly staff. Fantastic food and drink. Beautiful views in a cozy quiet setting.
It is central to the most beautiful areas in West Sonoma County. Near the coast but tucked into its own redwood valley. The Village Inn is unique for its peaceful and timeless setting. It is elegant without any hype or pretense. The restaurant and bar are a great destination in themselves, and you have the feeling of belonging while you stay over. Many locals love to get away to the Village Inn and that really speaks to the great value and enjoyment it provides.” -- Expedia

Excellent Restaurant
“Enjoyed our 15th anniversary dinner here recently and it was superb. The service and food was fantastic and I would recommend this restaurant to everyone!” – Open Table

The Inn Represents One of My Favorite Places
“I have stayed at the Inn several times now and each time it has been a wonderful experience. The staff is always looking after and spoiling guests in the way we guests like to be spoiled. They are (and this is important for me) pet friendly but you could never tell that by the spotless (free of any pet odor) rooms. The coast (Jenner) is only a short drive away if you like exploring the beautiful beaches of Northern California. The setting on the Russian River is amazing and many rooms have a river front view. The restaurant (and bar) is great and has a nice sized deck for perfect any meal outside dining. The Inn represents one of my favorite places for a long weekend of comfort, relaxation and good food. Try it, and you will be back.” – Google

Beautiful Restaurant
“Such a beautiful restaurant to watch nature on the Russian River!”  – Open Table

Hidden Treasure in the Redwoods
We stumbled onto this enchanting Inn and had a wonderful experience. The rooms, gardens, and entire property is absolutely charming, obviously decorated and cared for with a loving touch. Beautiful gardens, comfortable rooms, warm and friendly innkeepers, giant redwoods right outside our window, cozy nook for continental breakfast, what more could you ask?” – Trip Advisor

What a Lucky Dinner Stop!
“What a lucky dinner stop! On my return from hiking at Goat Rock Beach, I stumbled upon the Village Inn just as the sun was dipping below the tree line. I had a scrumptious "catch of the day" -- sole with mushroom risotto and fresh green beans. Beside excellent food, the Inn is set high above the Russian River, with stellar views of the other side of the valley. Redwoods trees are dinner companions if you sit out on the deck as I did. The service was friendly and efficient and the Inn itself looks like comfortable old world charm. It's a tad off the beaten path and well worth the effort to make your way to find it.” – Yelp

Lovely Weekend Getaway
“We attended a wedding in Monte Rio and stayed across the river at the Village Inn. The rooms are cozy and well kept. The grounds peaceful and beautiful. The innkeepers attentive. We look forward to a reason to return to Monte Rio and another stay at the Village Inn.” – Trip Advisor

Amazing Experience! Thank you, all!
“This was THE most beautiful place. Pure magic. Our room was cozy and immaculate and the view was pure bliss. The River was right in front of us and having a glass of wine on the lawn before dinner was truly an event -- very peaceful, restful, with plenty of charm to spare!
Also, we did some great wine tasting at small wineries tucked along the Russian River.
Our entire experience was perfect.” – Trip Advisor

This Place is Awesome
“This place is awesome. We went for Dad's 90th Birthday dinner with family and were treated like royalty…the views are stunning and some great photos were taken. Dad was so pleased and we will never forget the welcoming hospitality that Mark and his staff provided. I HIGHLY recommend giving it a try.” – Yelp

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