Timber Cove Resort (& Other Sonoma Properties) Site Review

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Advisor - Katherine Flynn
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Katherine Flynn

  • Destination Weddings

  • Family Travel

  • Food & Wine

  • California

  • Sonoma

  • Mendocino

  • Relaxation

  • Sightseeing

  • Hotel Guide

Timber Cove Resort (& Other Sonoma Properties) Site Review
Curator’s statement

I recently stayed at the Timber Cove Resort in Jenner, CA, and visited a few other Sonoma County-based properties including the Madrona in Healdsburg and JD House at Inns of Mendocino. We all already know how amazing the Madrona is including the design, service and attention to detail. The team is so fantastic. JD House was also great, with a delicious breakfast dropped off each morning and complimentary wine happy hour. The Water Tower room is a fun standalone option to stay in.

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I'm sharing this group of hotels together since an itinerary for an adventurous traveler wanting to see a mix of Northern California could be a few nights in Sonoma & Healdsburg, drive to Timber Cove for a few nights and end in Mendocino.

Timber Cove Resort

It’s a 46-room resort situated right on the coast with amazing views and mid-century, modern-lodge design. It’s either a two-hour drive from San Francisco or a one-hour drive from Santa Rosa airport. 

There’s a huge, cozy lobby area with a bar, dining room, roaring fireplace and games to choose from. The property feels pretty intimate. A fun touch is a selection of vinyl records to choose from in the lobby, and players in each room. There was music playing in our room with the fireplace on when we arrived. 

This is a great option for buy-outs, especially company retreats. I’ve seen amazing weddings there as well with their oceanfront spaces. It’s also a great property for travelers who want to unplug, hike and recharge. 

As a surprise, they had a bottle of Champagne and a handwritten note in our room when we arrived. We also got upgraded to an ocean-view room. 

The breakfast was great, along with the rest of the food and drinks options. It definitely has a fresh and creative menu that doesn’t feel like hotel food at all. 

A nice resort interior.
Drink serving.

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This trip report is part of our ongoing series on travel to California. In need of further inspiration? Check out Kristyne Wada’s guide, Discover California Wine Country: Sonoma's Hidden Gems.

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