Need to know
Twenty-three, including 10 suites.
11am, check-in from 3pm, but both are flexible, subject to availability.
Double rooms from $169.88, excluding tax at 14.195 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional resort fee of $28.73 per room per night on check-in.
Rates include a daily wine-and-cheese hour and a buffet breakfast loaded with banana pancakes, artichoke quiche and freshly baked blueberry muffins alongside a spread of cereals, fruit and juices.
Spa treatments can be enjoyed in the comfort of your own ryokan-inspired room.
At the hotel
Free WiFi. In rooms: TV, sound system, air-conditioning, minibar, tea- and coffee-making kit.
Our favourite rooms
Book a ryokan suite with a deep granite soaking tub – they come with Japanese accessories such as yukata robes, zori slippers and cast-iron tea-ceremony sets. Rooms in the main house have a more American lean – we like the Gaige Suite, which benefits from its lofty position on the top floor, with sweeping hillside views from the private terrace.
The secluded pool is in landscaped gardens, flanked by lanterns, sunloungers and swinging chairs. There’s a hot tub and firepit, too, for cooler evenings, and a Japanese-style meditation barn to one side.
The Sanctuary spa loft is tucked away at the top of the Edwardian house – choose from a selection of massages and facials, enjoyed in sweet solitude or as a couple.
Yoga kit – not only do Californians largely exist in leggings, but the creekside Meditation Room is open for guests to use at leisure.
The Creekside rooms are wheelchair accessible.
For $100 a night, bring along your bow-wow. The hotel provides a dog bed and bowl. See more pet-friendly hotels in California Wine Country.
All ages welcome (under-5s stay free), but there aren’t many options for playtime – the hotel is very much designed for grown-ups.