Nestled among the redwoods of Cazadero, Gravenstein Cottage is located in the oasis of Elim Grove, on the grounds of the award-winning Raymond's Bakery – the perfect place to unwind and enjoy Sonoma County.
The owners provide a warm, appetizing atmosphere in this undiscovered woodland paradise along tranquil Austin Creek, only 20 minutes from Guerneville, Russian River wineries, or the Pacific Ocean.
Decompress from the stresses of everyday life in the front room on a comfy six foot antique couch beside a real wood stove. Or refresh yourself with a hot shower under the bathroom skylight. Relax in the queen bed watching the golden varigated leaves of bamboo sway gently in the breeze outside your window.
The cottage is only a stone's throw from Austin Creek swimming hole. Wake up to the bubbling of the creek, take a plunge, enjoy strolls along nearby trails, play bocce, relax under the gazebo and nap in the garden room or under the Gravenstein apple tree. Share a romantic evening in front of the stove or by the campfire. There is also a microwave and fridge for your convenience.
For larger groups of up to 17 persons, book Gravenstein Cottage together with Creekside Cottage, Paradise Grove Cottage, Elim Cottage, Baker's Loft – all located on the grounds near the bakery.
'We stayed a few nights with Mark and his children, and all I can say is they are the best hosts ever. . .Our daughter loved the little playground next to the bakery, it was also a plus that Mark offered a stroller which we forgot at home. Every morning a hot breakfast was provided and it was delicious!'
Satisfied Guest, 5/2011
'Friendliest family around! The generosity was astounding.'
- Satisfied Guest, 2/2011