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Napa and Sonoma Hotels

Beltane Ranch

  • 11775 Sonoma Hwy./Hwy. 12 Map It
  • Local Flavor
  • Fodor's Choice


  • Casual, friendly atmosphere
  • Reasonable prices
  • Beautiful grounds with ancient oak trees


  • Downstairs rooms get some noise from upstairs rooms
  • Ceiling fans instead of air-conditioning

Updated 05/01/2014

Fodor's Review

On a slope of the Mayacamas range a few miles from Glen Ellen, this 1892 ranch house, shaded by magnificent oak trees, contains charmingly old-fashioned rooms, each individually decorated with antiques and original artwork by noted artists. Rooms also have exterior entrances, and some open onto a wraparound balcony ideal for whiling away lazy afternoons, perhaps with a glass of the estate-grown Sauvignon Blanc. A bountiful breakfast, included in the price, incorporates

produce from the on-site gardens, as well as eggs from the resident chickens. To walk off breakfast, you can stroll trails winding through the ranch's vineyards and gardens.

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11775 Sonoma Hwy./Hwy. 12, Glen Ellen, California, 95442, United States

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Hotel Details:

  • 3 rooms, 2 suites, 1 cottage
  • Breakfast

Updated 05/01/2014


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Jun 5, 2011

Beltane Ranch Review

Grounds are beautiful but rooms are ratty. Grungy plastic shower stalls and mildew on the bathroom ceiling subtract from the ambience. The property has been in the family for 80 years, but the proprietress is not the type of person who should be running a B&B. The guests appear to be a burden for her.

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Sep 22, 2006


My husband and I spent 3 nights at Beltane Ranch and loved it! We had one of the upper rooms that overlooks the property. The chef made a very large and wonderful breakfast every day (no lunch required later!) and was also very helpful with choosing what sites to see while we were there. I definitely recommend this B&B!

By Jane

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Jul 21, 2006

Go directly to the Beltane Ranch!

We have stayed in B&Bs and inns around the world and have found few that were as perfect as the Beltane Ranch. The location, the setting, the room, the gardens and the people combined to make it a really special four days. The owner, the manager and the chef could not have been more accomodating. We felt more like their guests than customers. And the breakfasts were fabulous (do not plan on wanting much for lunch). The rates are also very reasonable.

By Robin

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Jan 20, 2002

When they say rustic, they mean it!

I read from various sources that this was a rustic place in the country. I can now confirm that this is true, and they don't mean a patchwork quilt and a jacuzzi tub! It is an old farmhouse, very simply decorated, in a beautiful location. The rooms in the house are medium-sized, all with bath, but not fancy. We also stayed in the Cottage at the back, which I would not recommend. It's substantially more expensive, and while it is much larger, there

isn't much else about it to be nicer or, especially, more romantic. Ultimately however, we liked Beltane Ranch, as the settting and the overall atmosphere grew on us, Breakfasts are outstanding too.

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