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Applewood Inn of Guerneville earns the Red Chair


Applewood Inn of Guerneville
earns the Red Chair

Applewood Inn in Guerneville has earned the prestigious honor of hosting the Red Chair. The chair has traveled all over the country, visiting only the best Bed & Breakfasts in the nation. Applewood has graciously accepted their guest of honor and given it a proper tour of Sonoma County. The chair has gone wine tasting, visited Armstrong Redwoods, taken a stroll through Downtown Guerneville, wined and dined with Applewood staff and guests, hit some balls at Northwood Golf Course, and relaxed on the beach along the Russian River. If you’d like to visit the Red Chair during its stay at Applewood Inn, make a reservation for dinner and enjoy one of the finest restaurants in Sonoma County, or stay for the whole weekend and relax in the gardens and indulge in a private spa treatment. Learn more at

What is the Red Chair?

The Red Chair visits Sonoma County Wine Country

The Red Chair is a symbol, a movement, a phenomenon, a happening.  Not just a simple wooden chair, this bright red vintage objet is moving from place to beautiful place, exploring the best of America from sea to shining sea.

Move aside Flat Stanley, lie down garden gnome, hang yourself out to dry traveling pants… the Red Chair has arrived and captured our hearts and minds.  This humble desk accoutrement, crimson paint peeling and wooden legs wobbling, is journeying across the whole USA building connections, meeting innkeepers and generally exploring some of the most beautiful corners of our world.

The Red Chair’s story started on Cape Cod, where in the spring of 2012 it started by visiting the finest inns of the Cape.  This lucky chair surfed the waves off Nantucket, explored the cranberry bogs of Chatham, enjoyed the view from Nobska Light in Falmouth, watched the grist mill turn at Stony Brook in Brewster and the sun set over Menemsha.  Later that year, the chair traveled all over New England, from Maine to Rhode Island all on the kindness of America’s friendly B&B’s.

And now the Red Chair is back on the move!  The cross country journey commenced a year ago in June of 2013 in Woods Hole, moving south through the mid-Atlantic, heading west in Georgia and crossing through Texas to California.  The Red Chair caught it’s first glimpse of the Pacific Ocean in late spring 2014 and is now wandering all over the great state of California.

With over 170 inns and bed & breakfasts involved SO FAR in this cross country journey, the Red Chair is making new friends and many many memories everywhere it ventures. Make sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and our website for updates from each stop.

Don’t we all need a little Red Chair in our lives?