Family-Friendly Hotels & Campgrounds in Sonoma County
Traveling with your family? Wine Country offers a wide array of lodging options for visitors with kids of all ages.
Whether your family enjoys relaxing by the pool, spending ample time in the great outdoors, or discovering local shops and hidden gems, these family-friendly hotels and campgrounds put your crew in the middle of all the action in Sonoma County, from cozy Cloverdale to bustling Santa Rosa.
Here are six Wine Country hotels and campgrounds that are perfect for families with kids and teens.
Hotels for Families
Tucked away in the cozy, family-friendly community of Rohnert Park is this pristine, Tuscan-style property. Surrounded by two 18-hole PGA championship golf courses and located near kid-friendly activities such as Scandia Family Fun Center, Double Decker Lanes, and Cal Skate, the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel is a fantastic lodging option for families. The hotel also features an outdoor pool, on-site restaurant, and close proximity to more than 100 Sonoma County wineries.
An iconic mid-century marvel nestled on 10 acres of lush landscape in Santa Rosa — one of the most desirable destinations in Sonoma County — Flamingo Resort has everything your family needs to feel right at home. The resort offers a wide array of amenities that will suit both kids and their parents, from the outdoor pool, tennis courts, and basketball hoops to a host of wellness programming, including yoga, pilates, cycling, and other group fitness classes. A five- to 10-minute drive to downtown Santa Rosa, families can quickly get to the area's most popular attractions, like the Charles M. Schulz Museum and Snoopy's Home Ice, as well as the kaleidoscope of outdoor adventures that surround the city, including several kid-friendly hiking and biking trails.
Pro tip: Book early to snag one of the ground-level rooms for quick and easy access to the pool.
Surrounded by ancient redwoods on the Russian River, Dawn Ranch Resort is an idyllic getaway for families seeking rustic tranquility and quiet time in nature. The century-old ranch house was renamed in 2006 in celebration of the property's two rare dawn redwoods, which were thought to have been extinct until being rediscovered in the 1940s. Outside of the resort, your family will enjoy kayaking along the Russian River, bird watching, hiking in the redwoods, and visiting nearby restaurants and wineries, as well as spending time on the shores of the Pacific Ocean, which is a 20-minute drive from the hotel. Dawn Ranch's 15-acre property houses cabins, cottages, and bungalows of varying sizes, several of which are ADA compliant and pet-friendly.
Campgrounds for Families
One of the top-rated camping and RV parks in California, the 70-acre Petaluma KOA/San Francisco North campground was built for family fun. With six large group areas, an outdoor pool, bocce ball court, cornhole, horseshoe pits, a rock wall, petting farm, and more, you'll be begging your kids to leave the campground and discover all of the fun things to do in Petaluma. Petaluma KOA/San Francisco North features 20 lodges (sleeps six with private bedroom, kitchen, full bath, and TV), 34 camping cabins, and a tree-covered tenting area as well as 30amp/50amp large pull-thru RV sites.
Cricket concerts, birds chirping, and rushing river waters are what you'll hear when lodging at Cloverdale Wine Country KOA Camping Resort. Set on a ridge overlooking the rolling hills of the magnificent Alexander Valley, the campground provides 60 acres of outdoor fun for kids of all ages, including a hillside pool and spa, nature trails, fishing pond, paddleboat rentals, and a gymnastics playground. Wooded tent and RV sites, combined with charming Kamping Kabins and lodges, make for an ideal location to set up base camp while your family spends countless hours on the nearby Russian River, marveling at towering redwoods, and exploring the charming city of Cloverdale.
Resting on a gentle meander along the Russian River near Duncans Mills, Casini Ranch Family Campground has been welcoming guests to its 110-acre campground for more than 50 years. You can count on your kids being entertained, as the campground features watersport rentals, two playgrounds, volleyball courts, a baseball field, and weekly activities like hayrides, karaoke, s'mores, and movie nights on the spacious lawn. Casini Ranch offers a range of RV and tent sites. Many have spectacular views of the river; others are secluded in wooded pockets and clearings, while some are large and expansive for larger family gatherings.