We stayed here in a lovely suite at a bargain rate, thanks to the super last-minute deals posted on the website Matrix. What a pleasure to arrive at this cozy but luxurious spa and hotel after a rainy 3-hour drive from the city. Stevenswood didn’t let us down, in fact, it exceeded our expectations.
Our room, the Pullen Suite, was as billed: – King Temper-pedic bed (m-mmm) with fine Egyptian cotton bedding and linens, in-room fireplace with firewood, espresso machine with a variety of coffee capsules, fine art on the walls, and a large flatscreen TV with built-in DVD. The bath products are Hermes, a real stand out from other hotels, inns and spas – here and abroad. The two out-of-this world chocolates are from a Chocolatier in the Bay Area, and are wrapped in a tiny envelope with a miniature photo of the Inn, a precious memento after eating the treat inside.
We watched whales romp and play from our window! We walked the path to the bluffs that overlook the ocean! We ate a fabulous gourmet breakfast (included) that was as lovely to look at as to consume….fruit pancakes with a faint bit of cheese inside, and an egg bake with fresh fruit. These may sound ordinary but were anything but….I appreciate the chef’s tendency for quality over quantity – though the meal was quite generous. In our room were two flashlights for walking around the grounds and deck after dark – a nice touch. The morning newspaper (The San Francisco Chronicle) was at the door in the am.
Staff were amazingly attentive, and never intrusive. We requested and received additional firewood for our room, and the Manager, Nelson, went to great lengths to light one of the outside gas lanterns when we were sitting outside on a chilly day. Thank you, Nelson.
We didn’t take advantage of the spa services this time because of the brevity of our stay. We truly wanted to just get away and absorb the beauty, peace and harmony of nature. Stevenswood is designed so that you never are without the four elements: wood, water, rock, wind. The fine art on the walls throughout make the Inn a gallery inside; a complement to what nature provides outside.
We have travelled widely in Europe, Asia, and Africa. Stevenswood is recommended without hesitation – can’t wait to return!
San Francisco, CA