Set in Sonoma County on 53 acres of Northern California coastline, the Sea Ranch Lodge has completed its multiyear renovation, following the restoration of the lodge’s public spaces in October 2021 and the debut of the Sea Ranch Living home rental program earlier this year.
The revamp of the property’s 17 guestrooms, led by San Francisco firm NICOLEHOLLIS, marks the final phase of the multimillion-dollar renovation. The accommodations—located in the North Building, which was built in 1968—offer a quiet, coastal escape with furnishings that create a modern design that honors the Sea Ranch Lodge’s origins.
With the Pacific Ocean views as the centerpiece, vibrant accents offer a striking contrast to the natural hues of the lodge’s wooden structure. Midcentury forms are interwoven with rustic informal pieces, revealing details of intricate craftsmanship that reflect the architecture.
Each room also features a woven piece by Berkeley artist Jess Feury and ceramics by San Francisco-based artist Sasinun Kladpetch. Further, the lighting design echoes the windswept energy of the rocky bluffs and the contemporary attitude of Northern California.
“We were honored to be stewards for the guestroom design of such an iconic and historic property, especially in our own home of Northern California,” says Nicole Hollis, principal and creative director of NICOLEHOLLIS. “We always take cues from nature and architecture in our work, and Sea Ranch provides an incredibly inspirational backdrop.”
The new Sea Ranch Living program is a collection of private rental homes designed by acclaimed architects, including Don Jacobs and Obie Bowman and original Sea Ranch architects Charles Moore, Donlyn Lyndon, William Turnbull, and Richard Whitaker. Each Sea Ranch Living stay in a private ocean view or meadow home comes with access to personalized concierge services and all of the Sea Ranch Lodge public spaces, guest amenities, and programming, like a customized pre-arrival grocery shopping list, in-room spa treatments in partnership with Healing Arts Gualala, in-room dining catered by the lodge’s culinary team, and more.
Additionally, the Sea Ranch Lodge’s South Building boasts a dining room, solarium, bar and lounge, café, and general store.