Magical Wedding Photos at Kenwood

February 28 - 4:26 pm

Weddings at Kenwood Inn and Spa are nothing short of magical, and this recent photo spread in Style Me Pretty drives the point home. Last year, Sidonie and David celebrated their wedding in Sonoma, and Lady Liberty Events and Joy Marie Photographers did a fabulous job of capturing the beauty of the day. Scroll through the photo gallery on the site, and read more about Sidonie and David’s chic modern wedding.

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Once Upon a Vine – Photo Spread in Ceremony Magazine

February 14 - 3:08 pm

Kenwood Inn and Spa is the perfect location for a romantic wedding in the heart of wine country in Sonoma, California. Ceremony magazine recently picked up on Kenwood’s enchanting allure and conducted a fairy-tale themed bridal photo shoot on our grounds. Entitled “Once Upon A Vine,” the shoot highlights the classic Mediterranean architecture of Kenwood Inn’s outdoor facilities. Pick up a copy of Ceremony magazine to see the full spread, or view it online here!

Looking to book an incredible wedding experience at Kenwood Inn? Find out more about our wedding coordinator services to host your special day in one of Kenwood’s picturesque venues.

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Valentine’s Day Romance in Wine Country

January 25 - 5:31 pm

Tom Barwick guest room with balcony

No Valentine’s Day celebration is complete without a romantic dinner for two. This year, consider surprising your significant other with dinner plus a  stay in the cozy, luxury hideaway of Kenwood Inn and Spa in the heart of wine country. The rustic, Mediterranean appeal of the Inn and its restaurant provide a romantic backdrop for a Valentine’s Day to remember. Book a room for two during February 14-17th (a minimum two night stay), and enjoy a delicious five course prix fixe dinner prepared by Chef Steven Snook. Featured dishes on the menu include creamy semolina grits with bacon and sweet onion, slow roasted lobster bisque with warm lobster salad, and pan roasted black sea bass. Scroll down to see the full menu. The special Valentine’s Day course will be offered on the nights of February 14, 15, or 16; an a la carte offering will be available on February 17th.  Dinner reservations will be available from 5pm to 9pm.

To book a room or reserve a Valentine’s Day dinner table at Kenwood Inn and Spa, please visit the website or call 1-800-353-6966. Don’t wait, as seats and rooms are likely to fill up fast!

Can’t make it during Valentine’s Day? Peruse through Kenwood Inn and Spa’s various  special packages such as Kenwood’s TiAmo couple’s experience or the Unwind Weekend getaway and book your stay for another date. With just 29 rooms, each with private entrances and fireplaces, spread out on 2 ½ acres with 3 heated saline pools, a private wine bar, and a guests-only restaurant, Kenwood is the perfect backdrop for romance any time of the year.

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Valentine’s Weekend 2013 Five Course Prix Fixe Menu

Amuse Bouche
Crispy fried quail egg, Caesar nest, American caviar

First Course
Creamy semolina grits under glass, locally stolen mushrooms
with bacon, sweet onion and burgundy truffle reduction
Smoked and poached fanny bay oysters, gin and juniper geleé,
fennel seed panacotta, crisp pancetta

Second Course
Salad of warm roasted baby beets, whipped ricotta,
toasted walnuts, green apple and a Prosecco vinaigrette.
Slow roasted lobster bisque, aged parmesan crisp, warm lobster salad

Main Course
Pan roasted black sea bass, soft tomato polenta,
blistered multi colour cherry tomatoes, Italian leaf parsley, 20 yr balsamic
48-hour braised bone-in short rib, herb crushed parsnip and russet potato,
glazed baby carrots, vanilla bean jus and shaved burgundy truffle

salted white chocolate and strawberry bomb, 72% aerated chocolate,
dolce de leche, passion fruit cream

Petit Four
Mini biscotti, espresso ganache

$95 per person

A service charge of 21% and an 8.25% sales tax will be added to all orders

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Spa.Wanderlust- Wine Country Rustic

January 7 - 4:09 pm

Author and spa critic, Toula Victor, wrote a beautifully descriptive blog about her recent stay at Kenwood Inn and Spa in Sonoma, the latest spa to be added to mobile app Spa Wanderlust’s directory. Says Victor of Kenwood Inn: “We made our way to our second floor guestroom, complete with private terrace, Jacuzzi, European shutters for ultimate privacy, and a beautiful fireplace. The deliberate omission of a television was a refreshing surprise that forced us to go completely off the grid.” On her spa treatments, Victor raves about her ‘Crushed Cabernet Scrub,’ a vinotherapy treatment developed by Caudalie, and her deep cleansing Fiszz Facial, followed by the trendy oxygen facial. “I carefully swept my fingertip across my skin when she finished and it was utterly flawless,” remarks Victor in her post.  The blog closes with a detailed account of a menagerie of dishes prepared by Kenwood’s Executive Chef Steven Snook. From warm Pecorino and fresh figs, to braised and char-grilled octopus, Victor’s meal indeed sounds like “the perfect end to the perfect day.” Read Victor’s full account of her stay at Kenwood Inn and Spa on Spa Wanderlust.

In addition to being an online guide to the best spas in the world, Spa Wanderlust has a handy new app for mobile phones that provides your all-in-one glossary for all things related to spas. Packed with visually stunning images, insightful user reviewers, and all the information you need to find and book a spa appointment from most major cities, Spa Wanderlust is your new best friend for helping you find your next relaxation hot spot. Click here for more information, or to download the app on your mobile phone. The app is currently available for Android and iPhone.

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New Year’s Eve 2012

December 14 - 10:01 pm

If Sonoma, and the Kenwood Inn and Spa, is on your bucket list, there are still a few rooms remaining for New Year’s Eve 2012.  Chef Steven Snook has an amazing prix fixe dinner planned, and Wine Director Ann Davis, is sure to find the perfect wine to match your meal.   Don’t delay- call us to be part of this wonderful wine country celebration.

New Year’s Eve 2012

3-course prix fixe $75 per person

5-course prix fixe $105 per person


Crispy fried quail egg, smoked potato, caviar

First course for all:

Whole roasted Diver scallops, Italian parsley polenta, shaved fennel, Prosecco foam


Warm multi-colored cauliflower salad, grain mustard hollandaise, white anchovies, Italian flat parsley, crisp prosciutto

Middle course for 5-course:

Carnaroli risotto of burgundy truffle and sunchoke


Linguine of Dungeness crab and scallion, soft shell blue crab

Main for all:

Loin of Venison, chocolate spice, roast salsify, toasted hazelnut, roasting jus


Poached line caught Turbot, Wise Acre egg yolk, celery root, Pinot Noir reduction

Pre-desert for 5-course:

Strawberry, Champagne, vanilla float

Desert for all:

Milk chocolate bomb, aerated dark chocolate, milk caramel, passion fruit


Spiced rum-soaked savarin, grand manier KIS oranges, soft cream

Sweet Finish for all:

Mini biscotti, espresso chocolates

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This Little Piggy Went to Kenwood

December 3 - 4:28 pm

There are many great discoveries to be made at the Kenwood Inn and Spa, among them is the red-wine cured and smoked bacon from Chef Steven Snook. just posted a wonderful review of our “urbane Italianate farmhouse in the heart of California’ s wine country” and shares this multi-day process that makes breakfast, really any dish where Chef Snook deploys this fabulous pork, a real treat!

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Libation Destinations

November 27 - 2:14 pm

For its first time, SIP Northwest Magazine, “Celebrating Wines, Brews & Spirits”, veers slightly away from its focus on the Pacific Northwest, from Oregon to British Columbia and from the Pacific Ocean to Idaho, to travel down the west coast to visit Sonoma and our beautiful Kenwood Inn and Spa.  Focusing in on Executive Chef Steven Snook, Wine Director Ann Davis, and sister property, Hop Kiln Winery located to the north in the Russian River Valley, writer Erin Thomas, makes note that “In our digital age of Google Maps, the Rick Steves’ iPhone apps and trending Twitter topics, it almost takes effort to get lost…… The best part of going astray on the Sonoma Highway is the road inevitably led our car to the Kenwood Inn and Spa.”

Get a chance to read the digital version of the magazine.  The Kenwood Inn and Spa story is located on page 26.

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Kenwood Named to “Top 15 Resorts in Northern California” by Conde Nast Traveler Magazine

October 17 - 2:18 pm


For the 5th consecutive year, readers of Conde Nast Traveler magazine have named the Kenwood Inn and Spa to their 2012  Reader’s Choice Awards, this year as one of the “Top 15 Resorts in Northern California“. 

Guests are wowed by Kenwood’s transformative experience stating: “The magic happens when you walk through the Tuscan-style front doors and realize you’re someplace special.”   Read the full review here.

Many thanks to all of our fans for keeping us as a top destination for Sonoma wine country year after year!

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Caudalie Brings New Beauty From the Vines to Kenwood

October 2 - 3:19 pm


Beyond trying a glass of our wine director’s favorite Russian River Valley Pinot Noir or Sonoma Coast Chardonnay, a quintessential wine country experience at The Kenwood Inn and Spa  is not complete without experiencing a face or body treatment in our charming, award-winning spa.

We’re delighted to announce the return of French-based company, Caudalie, to our property offering our guests exclusive treatments on the west coast.  Launched in 1995 by Mathilde and Bertrand Thomas, Caudalie is the first beauty company to harness, patent and use the potent antioxidants that come from the grapevine.  You’ll find two amazing facial treatments: the Vinoperfect Facial that restores radiance and vitality for fatigued skin and the Vinexpert, a comprehensive anti-aging treatment.  For the body, the Honey Wine Wrap, a nourishing and fortifying heated wrap for dry, neglected skin and the Crushed Cabernet Scrub with crushed grape seeds, and grape-seed oil stimulates microcirculation while stimulating and softening the skin. 

So visit us soon to eat, drink and feel the amazing power of the grape in our little slice of heaven called Sonoma.

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Travel Channel sends Trip Flip to Kenwood

September 9 - 7:45 pm

Check out these two clips from the Travel Channel’s show Trip Flip, where host Bert Kreischer takes a lucky couple on a tour of the San Francisco area, including Sonoma and us!

This one focuses on Chef Snook and his amazing food.

And this one shows off our luxurious vinotherapy spa treatments.

Happy to have been a part of this cool show.

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