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New York City, New York
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25 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016

Stayed in Cabin 10 for three nights and wouldn't change a single thing. Lynette was a brilliant hostess--spent lots of time helping us with suggestions, marking maps and generally checking in to ensure we were having a wonderful time. Cabins make you wish you had local friends to invite over to entertain (cute decks, BBQ available on site, kitchenettes with... More 

Thank J0shOnTheBus
San Francisco, California, United States
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 3 October 2016

We had the opportunity to stay at the Highlands a couple weeks back during the rodeo / jazz weekend. This is a cute and quaint place and has absolutely wonderful charm. The private and separate cabins are wonderful to experience in the woods and they now have space to camp if you would like that experience with some nice amenities.... More 

Thank Kevin D
San Francisco, CA
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128 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Ken and Lynette have put their heart and soul into making this resort a comfortable, relaxing and welcoming place. And their guests appreciate it and keep coming back! For example, they provide homemade muffins every morning, have stunning flower gardens in the middle of tall redwood trees, and offer comfortable and cozy cabins. The resort includes a pool and hot... More 

1 Thank DogenJoe
Redwood City, California
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2016

I love this place, relaxing and quiet beauty in the redwoods. Lynette and Ken are perfect hosts with deep knowledge of the area and interesting destinations. Homemade granola, fresh muffins or breads in the morning with fruit and coffee. It can't be beat! Pick any cabin or accomodation, you will love it. My Mom and I just stayed in Cabin... More 

Thank Laurie B
Marin County, CA
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28 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2016

This is our 3 stay at the Highland Resort and it just keeps getting better and better. We came up for an annual Wine Barrel Tasting in the extended wine country and were lucky enough to adventure out with the delightful owner of the inn, Lynette. While the wine tasting was fun ( and great to see all of the... More 

Thank Audone
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25 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2015

When we visit Guerneville, this is the place we most often stay. The cabins offer the just the right amount of amenities, while still feeling rustic. The hotel is surrounded by redwoods, but it is located just a few minute walk to downtown Guerneville. The owners are very accommodating and friendly. They offer a nice breakfast, with homemade muffins. We... More 

Thank Tom S
Alameda, California
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32 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2015

Cutest little cottages, all redone. Fifties kitch kitchenette, relaxing electric fire, comfy bed, little deck that even has a kiddie gate to keep the dog in. Our dogs were welcomed and very comfortable, and the list of dog friendly places to eat topped off their comfort. We are straight, and stayed aware that it was our turn to be on... More 

Thank BeowulfCA
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 October 2015 via mobile

I/we always love it here every year. The wide variety of cabins and tent sites are offered by the super friendly staff. We're gay and they are str8 friendly. The str8's are also friendly and avoid the hot tub after dark, lol 😊

1 Thank M808
Highlandsgirl, Owner at Highlands Resort, responded to this review

Thanks! We're very glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. - Lynette & Ken More 

Tampa, Florida
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16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2015 via mobile

Exceeded our expectations. We had a private cabin which was very very clean and quiet. The grounds and pool are stunning. Really exactly what we needed for a few days. Would most certainly stay here again. Amongst big redwood trees with a very good continental breakfast.

Thank tampa33629
Highlandsgirl, Owner at Highlands Resort, responded to this review

Thank you. We're very glad that we exceeded your expectations and that you enjoyed your time with us. We look forward to your next visit. Sincerely, Lynette & Ken McLean More 

London, United Kingdom
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166 reviews
78 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2015 via mobile

We visit here when we are in Guerneville each summer. Stunning quiet secluded location. No music, no bar and no attitude! It's a place to totally relax and meet people (if you want). Ken and Lynette are wonderful hosts and rightly very firm about the kind of place it should be! Daily complimentary home-made treats from Lynette's kitchen are a... More 

Thank Father Mike T
Highlandsgirl, Owner at Highlands Resort, responded to this review

Thank you! We appreciate all of your kind words. It's always a lovely compliment when we have guests return year after year. We hope to see you next summer! - Lynette & Ken More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Minibar
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Concierge
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcoming guests since the 1930's, Highlands 'came out' as a gay resort in 1980 (we're 'straight-friendly'). Individual cabins retain a vintage look with chrome and formica tables, inlayed linoleum floors, charming gas fireplaces and private porches.Two blocks from town, the resort is on 3 acres of redwood groves and gardens. Relax at our clothing optional pool! Our concierge assists with everything from restaurants and outdoor activities to wine tasting adventures. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Highlands Resort

Address: 14000 Woodland Dr, P o Box 346, Guerneville, CA 95446-9501
Region: United States > California > Sonoma County > Guerneville
Price Range: $121 - $300 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 15
Also Known As:
Highlands Hotel Guerneville
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Cabin 10 is the last cabin down the line—great for a little more privacy (but still two min from parking/pool/spa/breakfast room).”
 of 5 bubbles J0shOnTheBus, 4 Oct 2016 | Read review
“More expensive rooms are farther out from the lodge, although will lack internet and are a little farther away from the lodge and parking.”
 of 5 bubbles 338kevind, 2 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Room 6 has been recently renovated and it is fab!”
 of 5 bubbles Audone, 17 Mar 2016 | Read review
“The cabins next to the parking lot will get some noise from the cars coming and going, but it's not overly obtrusive.”
 of 5 bubbles S7820NItoms, 13 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Some cabins have full kitchens, some just kitchenettes, but there is an outdoor bbq too. Dont even try to sleep four in a cabin.”
 of 5 bubbles BeowulfCA, 26 Oct 2015 | Read review
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