On a quiet side street around the corner from the French Laundry restaurant, the Lavender Inn feels at once secluded and centrally located. The property, part of the Four Sisters Inns group, bills itself as a French country inn, and while you may not feel transported to Provence or Bordeaux, the palette of soft, rich yellows and the rustic furnishings provide sufficiently Gallic echoes. Two rooms are in the historic main house—the upstairs room is amazingly spacious,
and the downstairs one is smaller but has a private, shielded outdoor hot tub—and there are six courtyard rooms, two of which have jetted tubs on their patios. On many evenings, winery representatives pour complimentary wines in the main house's sitting room.