Our Property

More Than a
Wine Country Hotel

Immerse yourself in your surroundings, engage your senses, and detach from the daily grind. Embrace curiosity and discover more than great vineyards.

Linger right here, enjoying stellar service that is attentive, yet never stiff or pretentious.  Soak up the luxury amenities and natural setting of this 6-acre estate, and discover why the Michelin Guide awarded the Stavrand the "exceptional" Two Key rating.

Or, stroll just ten minutes across the Russian River into the charming town of Guerneville.  5 to 25 minutes further afield, adventures include coastal beaches, picturesque golfing, tree-top ziplines, redwood hikes, and some of the very best cheese, distillery, cider, beer, and wine tasting rooms in California. 

More Than a
Wine Country Hotel

Our Amenities

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    21 Unique GuestRooms

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    Inclusive Hot Plated Breakfast

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    Evening Apéritif

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    Firepits & S'mores Kits

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    Pool & Hot Tub

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    Fully-stocked Minibars

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    Juice Beauty Bath Products

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    Rejuvenating Massages

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    Lawn Games

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    Kayak Equipment & Bicycles

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    Path to Town

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    Lending Library & Board Games

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    Lanterns to Wander

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    Complimentary Parking

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    Plush Robes

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    Complimentary, Fast (1G) WiFi

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    Streaming Connectivity

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    EV Charging Stations

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    24-hour Front Desk

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    Marimar Estate Partnership

Our Story

A Silver Lining

2020 brought unbelievable challenges to our entire world, though also some silver linings worth celebrating with gratitude. In March of 2020, Emily Glick, the now-General Manager of the Stavrand, oversaw the temporary closure of the 131-room Kimpton Buchanan Hotel she had helmed in San Francisco for over 6 years. The entire hospitality industry was upside down. At the same time, the pandemic brought an exciting new opportunity... Rewinding to childhood, Emily had dreamed of hosting guests at her very own hotel where she could shape each aspect of the experience to create a property without equal. The pandemic made it possible to realize that vision. Emily and her husband, Sam, enlisted friends and family to help acquire the (dormant) Applewood Inn and used the first half of 2021 to fully renovate the hotel. Today, Emily is thrilled to apply 15 years of industry experience (and a lot of heart) to introduce this special property as a luxury boutique hotel that sparkles in a new way, at a new level.

Today, the Stavrand reflects the ownership group’s reverence for historic landmarks and appreciation of creative modern styling. Service was elevated in concert with the major property improvements; all hosts have been selected and empowered to provide the Stavrand’s signature style of intuitive, authentic service.  They are inobtrusive and yet always available to exceed your expectations for hospitality.  Visit to understand how this team consistently achieves perfect, 5-star Tripadvisor reviews.

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Our Complete Renovation

The name “Stav-rand,” in Norwegian (handed down as the family name of Emily’s late mother, whose own parents were innkeepers in Vermont in the early 1980s), conjures the image of a church (Stav) on a rand (hill) – or in the case of the hotel, an historic hillside estate that encourages contemplation in its own way. Additionally, it should be noted that Emily’s mom was a travel advisor who introduced her to four- and five-diamond properties across the country. Maribeth inspired Emily’s enduring love of hospitality.

Stavrand Service

Authentic Hospitality

The Stavrand Russian River Valley specializes in service that is truly customized to each guest. With only 21 rooms on the property, the team at the Stavrand is able to engage with you on a personal level to craft your perfect stay.

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Our Optimal Location

Immersed in Nature

The Russian River encourages you to match your stride to its flow, and take time to remember what matters. Enjoy stand-up paddle boarding one day and cult pinots the next. Arrive without plans and let serendipity guide your adventure. 

The Stavrand provides the best of a bed & breakfast, boutique hotel, and resort rolled into one: digest your delicious morning meal in the hot tub and stroll through the orchards, or venture five minutes away for golf, hikes, and more.

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Sustainability and Community Partnerships

The team at the Stavrand minimizes their ecological footprint while supporting the local community, on levels large and small.

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