Family owned and cared for — your experience will reflect what the owners would want for themselves, their family and friends. Nestled just off the Healdsburg town square this simply luxurious private compound of four cottages is not a Bed and Breakfast or Boutique Hotel but a little Sonoma Wine Country lodging paradise. Ru's Outpost guests are not seeking services and embellishments, but prefer simple luxuries such as beautiful landscaped outdoor spaces with a swimming pool, indoor spaces with a minimalist aesthetic, luxurious beds dressed with fine linens, down pillows and duvets, thick thirsty towels, robes and privacy to boot.


Each cottage is a bit different in size, but all include an elegant modern seating area with a gas fireplace, flat screen TV/DVD, desk, wireless internet, CD player and iPod hook up. The extra amenities — hairdryer, iron, safe, small refrigerator, coffee maker and luxury toiletries take comfort to a new level. Luxurious spa bath — private outdoor deck - simply sublime. You will not find valets parkers, room service, door openers, mini bars, knocks on your door or tipping. Our new form of accommodation leaves guests happily alone and on their own.




Artful Living Magazine: Winter 2011

"One of the more distinctive places to stay in town. Tucked away on a quiet side street just a couple blocks from the central plaza, the cottages combine the amenities of a hotel with the privacy of a vacation rental home."

TableTalk: July 2010

"The cottages [have] an unusual residential vibe that's tough for a traditional hotel to match — amid the private gardens, or lounging by the pool, it's easy to forget you're in the midst of downtown Healdsburg."

Sunset Magazine: January 2010

"Looking for a cozier alternative to Sonoma hotels? For a Sonoma wine-country getaway that feels both homey and stylish, nab a stay at the Cottages. The four mini homes clustered around a pool are just a stroll away from the shops and restaurants on the Healdsburg town square, right in between the Sonoma wineries in Alexander Valley and Dry Creek Valley."

NWA World Traveler Magazine

"Check into the airy, sleek luxury...tucked into a quiet, convenient spot just off the main drag. Relax on your private deck or cool off in the pool."


Delivers in every way "This was our first visit to the cottages and we could not have been happier. The location is amazing, the cottages are quiet and comfortable and the decor was stunning. We are already planning our return trip to the area and we would not consider staying anywhere else. I wish every city I travelled to had accommodations equal to the cottages. I just might never go home." - New York, NY

Fabulous with a great location  "Having been to Healdsburg many times, I thought to try out these cottages. They were fantastic! Great location right off the square. Of course nicely decorated, clean and quiet. I would definitely stay there again." - Sausalito, CA

The cottage I wish I could live in "This place was lovely. The Cottages were decorated the way I wish I could afford to decorate my own home, totally modern and cool. I like to look for "hotel" alternatives, but B&Bs never suit me because I like modern and I like privacy. The cottages were the best of both worlds! AND it has a pool that only the three other little cottages use... how amazing. I am getting my ladies together next summer and booking all four for a private lovely little weekend." - San Francisco, CA

Wonderful design "If you want great location in Healdsburg, you just can't beat these cottages. Only a few blocks from the plaza... the ease of walking to dinner at night and then strolling back to the room is wonderful. Reminiscent of small inns in Europe; there's such a European feel to the design both in the cottages and in the landscape. I loved the sense of privacy... like you have your own sweet little cottage in town." - San Francisco, CA

Unforgettable wedding "Coming from New York City for my daughters wedding in Healdsburg for a weeks stay for a 'Destination Wedding'. The cottages, with simple modernist elegance, gave me the opportunity to have a quiet coffee in the morning, have wedding guests and the bride in neighboring cottages and the ability to graciously entertain guests for an evening glass of wine. Best of all, it is a lovely space to have the bride dress for the wedding and her friends to gather. I look forward to returning again! We treasure our memories there and look forward to more relaxing times." - New York, NY

Better than home "My wife and I stayed not too long ago and were super happy. First of all, the decor was great. We love modern architecture and furnishings and the cottages could not have fulfilled our needs any better. I even got some great ideas for our home! And...the location was great! We were right in the middle of town with action outside our door and the ability to taste some great wine just a quick car ride away. A perfect getaway - I can't wait to go back!" - Minnetonka, Minnesota