BODEGA BAY, CA–Woodside Hotel Group, a collection of independent boutique hotels throughout Northern California, today announces the rebranding and renaming of Bodega Bay Lodge to The Lodge at Bodega Bay. Timed to its 50th anniversary, The Lodge at Bodega Bay was originally purchased in 1972 by the Alden family as a small motor lodge on a beautiful bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Sonoma County, marking the creation of Woodside Hotel Group. Since, the Lodge has transformed into an elegant coastal hideaway, featuring 83 guest rooms with stunning ocean views and private balconies, most with wood-burning fireplaces.
“Woodside Hotel Group started 50 years ago with my parents’ vision for an inspiring retreat on the beautiful Sonoma Coast, and since then, we have welcomed thousands of guests with our brand of warm and engaging hospitality, providing the setting for so many impactful experiences,” said Greg Alden, president and CEO, Woodside Hotel Group. “We’re thrilled to begin a new era with The Lodge at Bodega Bay and look forward to continuing to share the quintessential California coastal experience – and the same sense of wanderlust, welcome and wonder – with returning and first-time guests alike.”
Combining comfort and luxury for a distinctly memorable getaway, the Lodge will soon introduce the newly reimagined Captain’s Quarters – its largest accommodation choice. Serene and spacious, the 1,200-square-foot suite features a generous living area ideal for relaxing with family or friends, complete with its own fireplace, half-bath, two pull-down, queen-sized murphy beds and a 600-square-foot wrap-around sundeck with idyllic views of Bodega Bay. A separate, private bedroom offers a king bed and en-suite balcony overlooking the bay, among an airy bathroom sanctuary with a soaking tub and walk-in shower. Additionally, fifteen guest rooms and suites, each featuring private balconies with views of the bay and nearby bird sanctuary, are currently undergoing renovation and will be completed this spring. The Lodge’s spacious Ocean Club Suites were also recently renovated and each offer a king bed and queen sofa bed, sea-inspired artwork, granite fireplaces, spa-like bathrooms, private patios and vaulted ceilings that bring in ample natural light.
Located on four acres of meticulously landscaped grounds, amenities of The Lodge at Bodega Bay include a dramatic, infinity-edge hot tub with unobstructed water views; heated swimming pool; sauna; intimate spa with treatments inspired by the Pacific; large fitness center; outdoor fire pits; meeting and event spaces; and complimentary Electra cruiser bikes. A home base for exploration along the California Coast, guests of The Lodge at Bodega Bay can enjoy the beauty of nature just steps from their guest room, with sights of rare birds prized by the National Audubon Society, among views of migrating whales down the coast throughout winter.
“A stay at The Lodge at Bodega Bay is a taste of life in-tune with nature, inspired by the wild beauty of this romantic region,” said Andrea Murray, general manager, The Lodge at Bodega Bay. “The Lodge is a tranquil respite for those looking to unwind and press pause on the pace of everyday life, and a launching pad to explore the outdoor adventures, natural landscape or unique culinary and wine experiences that abound the Sonoma Coast. We look forward to welcoming guests in to recharge at our coastal retreat.”
The Lodge at Bodega Bay offers two distinct dining options reflecting the rich bounty of local seafood, meats, produce, cheeses and wines of Sonoma County. Signature restaurant Drakes Sonoma Coast offers an authentic culinary experience designed to complement the natural and strong sense of place, offering award-winning Sonoma coastal cuisine with unparalleled views. Menus change frequently to highlight local seafood and sustainable, seasonal ingredients paired with an exceptional hand-picked Sonoma County wine list that is updated regularly. The recently renovated Drakes Fireside Lounge offers a more casual, relaxed dining and bar experience. After a day of adventure, guests can unwind indoors next to the large stone fireplace or 300-year-old elm tree bar, or cozy up to the outdoor fire pits in teak rocking chairs.
With two tranquil spa treatment rooms and in-room spa services, the intimate spa at Bodega Bay Lodge offers an extensive menu of massages, facials, and signature body treatments. From the signature warm shell massage to the decadent Cabernet grape sea scrub and sea enzyme facial, all treatments are inspired by the healing powers of the Pacific.
The Lodge at Bodega Bay is located at 103 Coast Highway One Bodega Bay, Calif., 94923