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Bodega Bay Lodge

With its rugged shoreline and rolling countryside, the Sonoma Coast has its roots firmly planted in the land. Poised atop a tranquil bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Bodega Bay Lodge reflects the wild beauty of this romantic region and offers an array of incredible things to do in Sonoma. Watch the fishermen ply the bay for the day’s catch. Spot migrating whales in the waves. Scout for rare birds in a location prized by the Audubon Society and Alfred Hitchcock. Stroll two miles of soft sands, hand-in-hand.

Lodge Amenities

  • Outdoor Fire Pits
  • Complimentary Wine & Cheese Hour Nightly.
  • Taylor Maid Farms Coffee
  • Bocce
  • Ocean Views
  • Fitness Center
  • Complimentary Electra Cruiser Bikes
Warm living space with grey couches, black table, wooden architecture ceiling & fireplace
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#1 hotel on the Sonoma Coast

Consistently rated as the #1 hotel in Bodega Bay and on the Sonoma Coast on TripAdvisor.com with guests returning to our Lodge again and again.

Round wooden dining table next to large window with ocean view
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#2 Naturally Harvested Cuisine

Drakes combines bucolic décor and breathtaking Pacific Ocean views with warm, sophisticated service to create the Sonoma County’s premier dining destination.

Property with swimming pool next to lake while the sun sets
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#3 Coastal Treasure Trove

Offering picturesque views of the Bay, Bodega Head and the Pacific Ocean, our lodge is just a 10 minute amble down to Doran Beach Regional Park. Immerse yourself into the beauty of the North Central Coast, home to 25 marine protected areas. 

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#4 Wine country retreat with resort amenities

From our renowned on-site restaurant, casual fireside bar, restorative spa services, heated pool & infinity edge hot tub to our beautifully landscaped gardens unwind in the custom comfort of our lodge.

Outdoor seating area at night with fire pit lit up
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#5 Locally owned, locally run

We are an independent, locally owned and operated hotel. Our down-to-earth team offer the best local knowledge and arrange interesting itineraries for unforgettable Sonoma Coast adventures. Have questions? Call us, and a real person will answer the phone!

Brick building property with chimneys surrounded by greenery & tall grass
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#6 Authentic and unpretentious

Made of local timber and natural stone, the Bodega Bay Lodge is warm and inviting, with the authentic feel of a coastal retreat.

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#7 We don't nickel and dime you

We don't charge a resort fee and ensure your stay isn’t interrupted by unnecessary costs. We provide excellent value with signature complimentary amenities including free Wi-Fi, free parking, complimentary evening wine reception, and locally sourced Taylor Maid Farms organic coffee and organic Numi teas in our lobby until noon each day.

Room with king bed, desk with chair, TV, living space & outdoor porch
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#8 Intimate, Spacious Rooms

All of our rooms have cozy down-comforter beds and private balconies or verandas, and nearly all have memorable Bay views and fireplaces.

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#9 Staff who are local insiders

Our friendly, down-to-earth team has the best local knowledge and access to activities, excursions and adventures. Whether it's your first or your 50th visit to the Sonoma Coast, we are pleased to assist you with reservations, great ideas and to arrange interesting itineraries.

Bodega Bay

Where wanderlust finds wondrous

Overlooking the rugged Sonoma Coast, our boutique Lodge is an unexpected getaway where the wine country meets the coast. Go beachcombing for driftwood. Fly a kite. Scout for whales. Share a farm-to-table feast. Discover boutique Russian Valley wineries and sip your way through handcrafted Sonoma County wines. Explore rugged hiking trails through untamed countryside. Or cruise one of America’s most scenic and unspoiled waterfront drives. Follow your heart off the beaten path, and find your own Sonoma Coast adventure.

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Bodega Bay Lodge About

Sonoma Coast Vineyards

Start your wine tasting tour on our doorstep at the Sonoma Coast Vineyards, located just down the road from our lodge.

13 min walk
0.6 mi
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Fort Ross State Historic Park

Enjoy panoramic pacific ocean views from the historic Russian era Fort in hilltops of the Fort Ross State Historic Park.

46 min
23.8 mi
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Sonoma Canopy Tours

Zip-line the mighty Armstrong Redwoods - among the tallest trees on earth.

23 min
15 mi
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Valley Ford

Visit the quirky town of Valley Ford, a centre for artistic expression and the site of the famous Running Fence art installation from the 70’s.

8 min
7 mi
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Goat Rock Beach

Go beachcombing along this wild stretch of beach at the mouth of the Russian River, also a protected harbor seal nursery.

24 min
11.8 mi
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The Barlow

A 12-acre Bay Area outdoor market district in Sebastopol, California featuring local food, wine, beer, spirits and crafts made onsite by Sonoma County artisans.

21 min
14.5 mi
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Cowgirl Creamery

A store offering a wide range of specialty cheeses with the best quality organic milk sourced from the top producers as well as cheese tasting, tours and an on site deli.

45 min
30.6 mi
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Armstrong Redwoods
State Natural Reserve

Explore the outdoor amphitheater, self-guided nature trails, and a variety of picnic facilities.

42 min
25 mi
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Wild Flour Bread

Features brick oven baked sourdough breads, scones, biscotti and coffee drinks.

10 min
8.8 mi
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Fireside Lounge
Drakes Fireside Lounge

A casual coastal lounge, offering a cozy indoor setting to relax around our stone fireplace or step outside to take in a fabulous sunset, ensconced in a teak rocking chair by our outdoor fire pit.

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Sonoma coast kitchen
Drakes sonoma coast kitchen

The anchor of the region’s artisan craft food movement, Drakes Sonoma Coast Kitchen serves up the freshest Sonoma Coast cuisine with imaginative flair. Sought out for our fresh local seafood offerings, infused with Executive Chef Jeff Reilly’s multi-cultural influences to create dishes that excite.

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Sonoma Coast Wine Country Getaway

Plan a 2+ night getaway to coastal wine country and enjoy extra amenities with this offer. Take in ocean views, stunning sunsets, and our Infinity Edge hot tub with wine tasting passes, dining credit and discounts on spa treatments.

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  • “ We stayed for two nights at this most lovely place. Everything was wonderful. The room was spacious w/ a deck overlooking the bay. We took stunning walks around the area - perfect for the nature lover. The staff were very friendly & helpful. We would love to return when we are in California!”
    - maxie49
  • “ All of the details are here. Fabulous views and grounds. Restaurant is top notch. The rooms are so luxurious. Robes in room are amazing. Salt scrub for your tub. We were repeat guests, so truffles and a note were in the room when we arrived. Played Bocce ball and used spa. Took a long walk on beach nearby. So fun and relaxing.”
  • “ The Bodega Bay Lodge was a wonderful stay on my Sonoma wedding trip. My room was luxurious and my dinner was amazing! The service from check in to check out was 5 star. Driving up the Pacific Coast Highway was breathtaking. There is a nature area for walking right next to the lodge that is beautiful. I will make a point to return to the Bodega Bay Lodge.”
    - Ann F
  • “ This lodge is located in a beautiful and quiet location. The rooms are very large and extremely comfortable. My particular room had a large bathroom with good quality toiletries. You can park your car close to your room. This was second visit here and I would definitely stay again when visiting Bodega Bay. Great place.”
    - Rob L

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