About Us

About Us

The Rich History of the Inn

The 2.5 acre ranch farmhouse was built in 1906 by Louis E Ridenhour and was once part of a much bigger 70 acre parcel that was farmed and worked by his family. For the last 150 years, the McPeak, Korbel, Guerne and Ridenhour families very much shaped the Russian River Valley.  Before their arrival in the mid 1800’s, the Pomo tribe called it their home for thousands of years.  

Fast forward to the mid 1970’s when a pharmacist and his partner from Corte Madera, CA bought the property and began the process of converting it into an Inn. It was aptly named the Ridenhour Ranch House & Inn.  A lot has changed since becoming a hospitality property but the best parts remain intact.  Plus, western Sonoma County’s ecological diversity is world class and supports our love of  wine, food and cannabis along with all the amazing places to hike, paddle and ride your bike. When deciding to  purchase an Inn, you are technically paying for the buildings, land, furnishings and equipment.  But some places have something it’s hard to put a dollar amount to.  This is one of those special places and we both knew that right away.  We took over as the operational stewards in October of 2019. 

Our Story

Before deciding to jump into hospitality, both of us had engaging careers in marketing/technology and non-profit public policy/communications. But we often found ourselves most at ease and connected to the world around us when immersed in a new place. Our passion for travel only grew and we often combined our other mutual love (design) with the places and people we sought out. But more often than not, the best things were discovered from the kind people we met along with a bit of good karma and luck. We have been fortunate to have experienced many amazing places around the world together and apart. From bouncing around the US in a VW Bus, to being lost in the beauty of the Serengeti Plains or being mesmerized by the rhythms of Tokyo, each one has left its mark.

Good Design

Good design can transform people, the planet and our souls. In 2014, Bryce started a small design studio with a focus on tools and objects for the everyday that are responsibly sourced. In the spirit of cultivating ideas and a focus on multi disciplinary creative collaboration, it was called Mine + Farm. So as we begin this latest journey, at what is now Mine + Farm, The Inn At Guerneville CA, our goal is to provide a place that can foster meaningful connections amongst our guests and the non-human world. The best things often start with the smallest of details which is where we think thoughtful design really flourishes. We want our guests to focus on what's important to them during their stay and we will do our best to take care of the rest. The studio and retail side of Mine + Farm continues on and you will find a curated collection of items available for purchase at the Inn's market. We hope to welcome back the past guests we have yet to meet and introduce ourselves to those who have not yet visited. In the meantime, stay safe and be well.

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Suzanne Szostak + Bryce Skolfield, Managing Partners

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Mine + Farm Inn has a naturally designed landscape ecosystem that is vibrant and diverse with flowers, fauna, birds and other wildlife, allowing for a natural outside-inside flow.

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Call 1-707-869-4466. Because we are an intimate hospitality experience, please allow up to 24 hours for us to respond.

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Our Address

Mine + Farm, The Inn at Guerneville, CA 12850 River Road, Guerneville, CA, 95446 Phone: 1-707-869-4466 Email: frontdesk@mineandfarm.com