Experiences

Acres of Experience at the Stavrand

Find exploration both on and off property, with 6 spacious acres and countless more beyond. At the Stavrand, we encourage you to choose your own path and wander with purpose — to adventure or unwind, remain connected, or completely disconnect. Allow our staff to craft a personalized itinerary of local explorations to meet your taste, from hidden hikes to off-the-beaten path wineries, and the best local restaurants.

Massage Therapy

If ever there were a time for a massage, it is this year. With treatments ranging from a light, Swedish massage to deep tissue work, our therapists stand ready to help you get back to center. Select a discrete outdoor venue beneath the redwoods, enjoy the massage in the comfort of your own room, or treat your partner to a couple’s massage and emerge rested and ready for the next adventure together. Reserve your appointment in advance to guarantee availability.

Fireside Fun

Stick with the classics or indulge in something new. Choose the s’more kit that best suits your flavor for adventure. Pair your toasted treats with the evening's complementary beverage as the day slips into evening.

Evening Aperitif

Enjoy a complementary evening reception (5 to 6 o’clock) as the sun slowly dips below the redwoods. Sample an amuse bouche from our chef while you reflect on the day or plan tomorrow’s adventures. Most evenings, we’ll raise our glasses in the courtyard; on chilly occasions, we’ll light a fire in the Belden House and welcome you into the heart of our hotel. We promise to keep your glass full with something of interest – be it a stunning local pinot noir, a Japanese sake we adore, or a local microbrew. Each night’s offering aims to delight your palate and introduce you to something new and memorable.

Indoor &
Outdoor Games

Take full advantage of the California sunshine with timeless outdoor activities such as badminton or corn hole. Snuggle up fireside or poolside with a classic board game – or borrow a novel from our thoughtfully curated collection. Books related to the local area and the 1920s history of our main Belden House (a registered Sonoma County landmark) will transport you from the here and now to a different time.

Lounge Poolside

Start the day with a soak gazing up at our two “fairy ring” circles of towering redwoods, or unwind in the afternoon with a poolside cocktail and sweet or savory snack. Better yet, prepare for a massage treatment with a hot tub session to help uncoil your muscles. Make sure to take in the art installation at the far end of the pool, depicting the wandering path of the Russian River. On certain dates, local mixologists and distillers will spotlight their craft with poolside demonstrations for a beverage worth remembering.

Bicycles, Kayaks,
& River Floats

Just steps away, the famed Russian River offers abundant opportunities for recreation. Guides and organized activities are available through local companies, or you may opt for a self-guided adventure using our equipment, available free of charge throughout your stay.

Private Acreage

From the hillside of our property down to the orchards, apiary, and vegetable garden of the opposite Chef’s Meadow the Stavrand offers you room to roam. Walk slowly, soak up the sun, and breathe in the sounds and scents of nature around us. If reuniting with friends or reconnecting with a loved one, create a lunchtime picnic at our store featuring collected favorite products from neighboring Sonoma businesses. Or, retreat with a great magazine under a tree, and enjoy some space to slow down and take it all in, uninterrupted.

Sonoma Excursions

Get the most out of your getaway from the Russian River Valley and beyond. Whether you’re searching for winery tours or watersports, our team will help you find the perfect excursions in the Sonoma area.

woman on a kayak looking into the sunset