Journey + Leisure journal simply launched its annual “It Checklist,” that includes a lineup of editors’ favourite new lodges and resorts all through the world.
Among the many 100 properties to make the minimize in 2022 is The Stavrand Russian River Valley in Guerneville.
The historic property, beforehand identified to locals as The Applewood Inn, was renovated and reopened in 2021 as a luxurious boutique resort by Emily Glick and Santiago Appleton Ripley.
“The century-old Belden Home, a Mediterranean Revival mansion, makes for an ideal place to curve up by one of many two monumental stone fireplaces throughout a foggy NoCal morning. The constructing has been furnished with a tasteful mix of contemporary furnishings and antiques. On sunny days, take to the good outdoor — both by the pool and adjoining bar or to the river: bicycles, kayaks, paddleboards, and internal tubes are all readily available,” mentioned Journey + Leisure concerning the property.
Set on practically six acres, The Stavrand is a registered historic landmark that dates again to the Nineteen Twenties. The resort options 21 renovated rooms unfold throughout three buildings.
One of many highlights at The Stavrand is the restaurant, which, surprisingly, was not talked about within the Journey + Leisure piece. The restaurant is simply open to resort visitors, which ensures a quiet and serene eating expertise — one thing that may be laborious to seek out in Sonoma County or anyplace as of late. Led by Chef Jeremy Clemens (beforehand of Layla at MacArthur Place Resort & Spa in Sonoma), it has created a buzz with dishes like Jjampong (Korean noodle soup) with prawns clams, mussels, bok choy and alkaline noodles.
The Stavrand is the one Sonoma County property on Journey + Leisure’s “It Checklist.” Neighboring Napa Valley additionally has one property on the listing — the 4 Seasons Resort and Residences Napa Valley.
You’ll find the Journey + Leisure “It Checklist” of greatest new and renovated lodges right here. The listing highlights 100 properties world wide, together with 4 further lodges in California.
The Stavrand Russian River Valley, 13555 Freeway 116, Guerneville, 707-869-9093, thestavrand.com. Charges begin at $446, $295 within the off season.