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. Celebrate, relax, explore, or rejuvenate — the journey is yours. Stay right here soaking up the luxury amenities and natural setting of our 6-acre estate, stroll into town across the historic pedestrian bridge, or adventure further afield to coastal beaches, tree-top ziplines, and some of the top tasting rooms in California.

Our Amenities

  • bed icon 21 Unique Guest Rooms
  • wellness icon Rejuvenating Spa Offerings
  • stavrand bicycleicon Bicycles & Kayaks
  • book icon Lending Library
  • pool icon Pool Deck
  • fire icon Fireplaces
  • icon Lanterns to Wander
  • icon Yoga and Mindfulness
  • icon Outdoor Games
  • bathtub icon Hot Tubs
  • icon EV Cart Service
  • map icon Expert Excursions

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 style of intuitive, authentic, five-star service.  They are inobtrusive and yet always available to meet and exceed your expectations for hospitality.

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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 agent who introduced her to five-star properties across the country. Maribeth inspired Emily’s love of hospitality and famously declared, “I consider camping a hotel without room service.” In her honor, the Stavrand will resemble camping only in its
forested setting!

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.

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Community Events

For the team at the Stavrand, the Russian River Valley is more than just a delightful destination - it's our home. We welcome the opportunity to partner with local organizations to introduce our guests to all that the Russian River Valley has to offer. If you're part of what makes our community great, please contact us about how the Stavrand can support you!