6 Women-Owned and/or Women-Led Kind Hotels Making Waves

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From the Caribbean to California, Oregon, and Washington, find six Kind Hotels that are lovingly women-owned and/or women-led. Each hotel has a variety of notable and award-winning efforts advancing sustainability, community impact and individual wellness, while also empowering you to give back to its local community through the Kind Traveler's Give + Get model. 

Stonefield Villa Resort, Saint Lucia

1. Stonefield Villa Resort

Perched high above the Caribbean Sea, nestled into 26 acres of lush rainforest on Saint Lucia’s picturesque west coast, is Stonefield Villa Resort. And when we say picturesque, we mean landmark and Instagram superstar Petit Piton is quite literally just outside your terrace doors. Just down the hillside lie pristine, sugary sand beaches and the charming town of Soufriere is a stone’s throw away. With its breathtaking views and connection to nature, Stonefield Resort is truly a Kind Traveler’s paradise. 

Local Impact: Stonefield Villa Resort has designated local St. Lucian charity, Pawasol Pour Ti Mamai, as the charity beneficiary on Kind Traveler, empowering travelers to support the educational and healthcare needs of local St. Lucian children in need. 

Women-Owned & Women-Led: For the sole owner, Anista Brown, female entrepreneurism runs in her blood. Formerly a 26-acre cocoa plantation, Stonefield Villa Resort served as Brown's childhood home until her family transformed it into a complete resort. Brown runs the day-to-day operations, while her daughter, Cybelle Brown, manages sales and marketing.

KIND TRAVELER PERKS
  • Fruit plate upon arrival
  • 15% off spa treatments
  • Free upgrades upon availability
WHY WE LOVE THEM
  • Produce grown on site
  • Outdoor yoga space
  • Villas with private pools
  • Mimics the landscape of Avatar, the movie

Farmhouse Inn, Sonoma, California

2. Farmhouse Inn

Set in the winemaking haven that is Sonoma’s Russian River Valley lies a masterpiece, the Farmhouse Inn. Owned by fifth-generation farmers and winemakers intimately connected to the surrounding lands, this boutique hotel is like a fine wine itself. Find a Michelin-starred restaurant sourced from the owner’s farm, a spa sourcing treatments from on-site produce, sommelier-led wine tours and countless green initiatives. With too many accolades to name here, it’s no wonder the Farmhouse Inn ranks among the most highly rated hotels in the world.

Local Impact: Farmhouse Inn has designated Redwood Empire Food Bank in Sonoma County as the local charity beneficiary in empowering travelers to give back. A $10 donation will provide 20 nutritious meals to in-need families. 

Women-Owned & Women-Led: The Farmhouse Inn is owned by siblings Joe and Catherine Bartolomei who are intimately connected to Sonoma and dedicated to providing a soulful experience rooted in its natural surroundings. 

KIND TRAVELER PERKS
  • Complimentary curated wine tasting itinerary
  • Complimentary wine upon check-in
  • Welcome amenity
  • Late check-in/check-out upon availability
  • No resort fee + complimentary WiFi
WHY WE LOVE THEM
  • Owned by 5th generation Sonoma winemakers
  • One of the most loved + highest rated hotels in the world
  • Farm-to-table experience sourced from the owner's home ranch
  • Sonoma-made, organic Sumbody bath + beauty products

Harmon Guest House, Northern Sonoma, California

3. Harmon Guest House

Set amidst the uber-charming Sonoma town of Healdsburg, Harmon Guest House, sister property to neighboring h2hotel, radiates a cool, contemporary hotel design with its reclaimed redwood exterior paneling and beautifully designed rooftop terrace overlooking Sonoma’s rolling hills. Harmon is a work of art both inside and out, with locally sourced interior art like 3-D sculptures, while guests are welcomed at the check-in desk made from the wood of a fallen eucalyptus tree.

Local Impact: Harmon Guest House has designated local Healdsburg charity, Russian Riverkeeper, as the beneficiary in empowering travelers to give back through Kind Traveler's Give + Get platform. The owners of the hotel have worked diligently with Russian Riverkeeper over the years in efforts to restore Foss Creek, which lovingly flows behind both Harmon Guest House and h2hotel. A $10 donation will help clean up 250 lbs. of trash out of the Russian River. 

Women-Owned & Women-Led: Harmon Guest House is lovingly owned by Piazza Hospitality where President, Circe Sher, leads development, public relations, marketing, and sales. 

KIND TRAVELER PERKS
  • Welcome drinks for two at The Rooftop or Spoonbar
  • $25 dining credit at The Rooftop or Spoonbar
  • $25 spa credit at The Spa at Hotel Healdsburg
  • Complimentary breakfast at Spoonbar
  • Complimentary upgrade at check-in upon availability
WHY WE LOVE THEM
  • Locally sourced art, décor and products
  • LEED gold certification
  • Cruelty-free bath products
  • Complimentary waterbars on every floor to eliminate plastic water bottle waste 
  • Dog bowl + bed for pups

 

 

Inn at Discovery Coast, Long Beach, Washington

4. Inn at Discovery Coast

Keeping in fashion with its neighboring sister, Adrift Hotel, the Inn at Discovery Coast by Adrift Hospitality, a Certified B-Corp, has managed to keep Mother Earth in mind while creating a blissful beachside sanctuary. Towering three stories over bucolic ocean dunes on Washington’s Long Beach peninsula, the Inn caters to adventurers seeking rejuvenation and relaxation.

Local Impact: Adrift Hospitality has designated North Coast Food Web as the local beneficiary to empower travelers to give back to the local communities of each of its hotels along coastal Oregon and Washington. A $10 donation will provide fruit as a free snack option to students at local schools. 

Women-Owned & Women-Led: CEO Tiffany Turner brings fearless leadership to Adrift Hospitality as she continues to expand its collection throughout Oregon and Washington. It's lastest in the collection, Bowline Hotel, in Astoria, Oregon, will soon be live on the Kind Traveler platform - and we couldn't be more thrilled to welcome them in furthering kindness through travel. 

KIND TRAVELER PERKS
  • Complimentary cocktail/wine upon check in
  • Room upgrade upon availability
  • Early check-in/late check-out upon availability
WHY WE LOVE THEM
  • Steps from biking trails
  • Locally sourced materials in rooms
  • Full service spa using natural products

 

Adrift Hotel + Spa, Long Beach, Washington

5. Adrift Hotel + Spa

Smack dab in the middle of the Long Beach Peninsula, a 21-mile stretch of Washington coast known for historic trails and spectacular sunsets, is Adrift Hotel. Here, you’ll find comfy rooms designed from local materials, a locavore restaurant showcasing the surrounding bounty, an artisan spirits distillery, a quiet library, and a spa with a saline pool and barrel sauna. Now imagine all this wrapped up in a rustically chic package that is committed to sustainability. We know, we’ll race you there.

Local Impact: Adrift Hospitality has designated North Coast Food Web as the local beneficiary to empower travelers to give back to the local communities of each of its hotels along coastal Oregon and Washington. A $10 donation will provide fruit as a free snack option to students at local schools. 

Women Owned & Women-Led: Adrift Hotel is also owned by CEO Tiffany Turner as part of the Adrift Hospitality collection.

KIND TRAVELER PERKS
  • Complimentary cocktail/wine upon check in
  • Room upgrade upon availability
  • Early check-in/late check-out upon availability
WHY WE LOVE THEM
  • Steps from biking trails
  • Locally sourced materials in rooms
  • Full service spa using natural products

RCP Hotel Redmond, Redmond, Oregon

6. SCP Hotel Redmond 

Hugging the Deschutes River is the charming little enclave of Redmond, Oregon. Here you’ll find SCP (Soul, Community, Planet) Hotel Redmond (sister to SCP Colorado Springs, Salishan Coastal Lodge and recently launched SCP Hilo (coming soon to Kind Traveler!) masterly transformed from a four-story historic gem into an environmentally-friendly modern vision of the Central Oregon aesthetic and lifestyle. The SCP philosophy panders to those who value personal wellness, social good and the environment. In doing so, they’ve created a property featuring a rooftop plant-forward eating and drinking space within a native garden, calm quarters with sustainable design, and communal spaces for socializing and collaborating, all while focusing on being better stewards of the environment. They’ll even plant a tree for you when you check-in.

Local Impact: SCP Redmond has designated One Tree Planted, with local tree planting efforts in Oregon, as the charity beneficiary to empower travelers to give back on Kind Traveler. A $10 donation will plant 10 trees. 

Women-Owned & Women-Led: Soul Community Planet Co-Founder and CMO, Pam Cruse, is leading the SCP ‘holistic hospitality’ movement as they continue to expand its portfolio with a recent addition in Hilo, Hawaii. 

KIND TRAVELER PERKS
  • Complimentary beverage upon check-in: kombucha, draft beer
  • Room upgrade upon availability
  • Late check-in/out based upon availability
  • Free WiFi
WHY WE LOVE THEM
  • Rooftop restaurant with native garden
  • Yoga + meditation rooms
  • Participant of One Tree Planted: One Forest Program
  • 'Minimalist plastic' policy