8 Amazing Russian River Valley Resorts and Lodges

Farmhouse Inn

Follow winding backroads to discover some of the best hotels, resorts, and lodges in the laid-back and ultra-scenic Russian River Valley.

Whether you want accommodations with historical charm, modern luxury, or a combination of both, you can find it in the Russian River Valley. The region’s wide variety of hotel and lodging options include Craftsman cabins, retro motor lodges, and elegant farmhouse-style inns. With a close proximity to Sonoma County wineries, great dining, and outdoor adventures aplenty, these hotels make a perfect home base for you to explore everything Wine Country has to offer.

Here’s a quick list of eight distinctive hotels and inns near the Russian River.

boon hotel + spa, Guerneville

boon hotel + spa
boon hotel + spa

Set beside a grove of redwoods, this eco-friendly resort offers understated design and affordable luxury in 14 historic miners’ cabins, plus a vintage “lovebug” camper and three glamping tents that have all the luxuries of the hotel’s standard rooms, including platform beds and organic linens. Relax and enjoy snacks by the pool and hot tub, dine at the resort’s farm-to-table restaurant, or really let loose with a massage at the luxurious in-house spa.

Casa Secoya, Monte Rio

The pool at the lodge is surrounded by redwoods
Casa Secoya

Where the redwoods meet vineyard vines, Casa Secoya invites all of its guests to embrace the Sonoma County lifestyle. Located along the Bohemian Highway, it’s easy to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life at this relaxed lodge whose close proximity to river adventures, hiking trails, and world-class wineries make it an ideal base for Wine Country exploration. The lodge offers rustic cabins as well as cozy guest rooms, each complete with fantastic amenities and nature views.

Dawn Ranch Resort, Guerneville

Cute cottages in a row at Dawn Ranch Resort, Guerneville
Dawn Ranch Resort, Guerneville

This century-old guest ranch sprawls across 15 acres on the banks of the Russian River, its rustic cabins and cottages blending harmoniously with a landscape of apple orchards, bamboo groves, grassy meadows, and a kitchen garden. The dog-friendly property includes two rare dawn redwood trees (hence the lodge’s name), and offers private river access, a pool, and close proximity to Guerneville’s charming restaurants, wineries, and breweries.

Farmhouse Inn, Forestville

The interior of the room is white and country-chic
Farmhouse Inn, Forestville

Enjoy sophisticated comfort and classic elegance on six acres of gardens at this boutique farmhouse hotel, which offers 25 gorgeous guest rooms, an award-winning restaurant, and a seasonally inspired spa. Lounge by the heated pool or pamper yourself with a massage or “body melt,” which employs a warm pillow of muscle-healing herbs, alfalfa hay, lavender, and chamomile.

Highlands Resort, Guerneville

Sleep surrounded by trees and flowers at the Highlands Resort, Guerneville
Highlands Resort, Guerneville

A haven for the LGBTQ+ community for more than 30 years, this quiet, relaxing, adults-only property is nestled under towering redwoods, creating an idyllic ambience for a Wine Country getaway. Resort guests can choose from romantic cabins and rustic-yet-cozy rooms, or opt for tent camping during the summer. Highlands Resort is just a short walk from all the restaurants and nightlife in Guerneville, as well as Johnson’s Beach, a favorite spot for Sonoma County locals and visitors alike.

Inn on the Russian River, Monte Rio

Picnic on the lawn next to the Russian River at Rio Villa Beach Resort, Monte Rio
Inn on the Russian River, Monte Rio

On a quiet bend of the Russian River sits the sun-kissed grounds of this quaint Monte Rio inn. Rimmed by majestic redwoods, the Inn on the Russian River is perfectly suited for a romantic getaway or fun-filled family vacation. Its 11 thoughtfully furnished rooms invite you to relax after days filled with adventures on the river, in the redwoods, and at local vineyards.

Mine + Farm, the Inn at Guerneville

The rustic inn is surrounded by redwoods
Mine + Farm, the Inn at Guerneville

Designed for curious and responsible travelers, Mine + Farm is a refreshingly modern spin on the traditional bed and breakfast. Set on three acres of luscious landscaping, this restored 1906 farmhouse aims to help guests (and their furry friends!) foster a connection with our natural environment by providing them with unique and meaningful experiences—think hikes along the river, curated books and magazines, private yoga and meditation, and more. Included in your stay is a full organic breakfast complete with house-made juices. 

Boho Manor, Monte Rio

Once a private summer vacation home built in 1906, Boho Manor is now a Gatsby-themed hotel. Just as Daisy Buchanan would have loved, the hotel features five-star amenities and upscale offerings, like a full-service restaurant, speakeasy, luxurious spa, and cozy fire pit overlooking the Russian River.

For even more ideas for places to stay and things to do, read our Guide to the Russian River.

Written by Sonoma Insider Patricia Lynn Henley.

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