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Monte Rio

Along the banks of Sonoma County's Russian River, the hamlet of Monte Rio (pop. 1,152) knows how to roll out the welcome mat with flair.  Tourists flocked by train starting in the 1870s, then came by the thousands in the 1930s and ’40s to hear Big Bands play in the town's outdoor pavilions. Today, a historic 1950s-style neon sign arches overhead, proclaiming "Welcome to Monte Rio Vacation Wonderland." 

That slogan still rings true for those who want to enjoy splashing or paddling on the river, taking in fabulous views, visiting nearby world-class wineries, enjoying local theater, biking along winding roads lined with redwoods, fishing, hiking, or having picnics on a sandy river beach. 

Located on the north end of the 10-mile scenic stretch known as the Bohemian Highway, this little burg spreads out on both sides of the river. It's home to the Monte Rio Amphitheater, an outdoor showcase for concerts, theater under the stars, and other events.

The area offers a variety of restaurants, while lodging options vary from quaint cottages on the river to luxury bed and breakfast inns, and historic small hotels.

The Village Inn & Restaurant, built in 1906 as a private home, served as the site of several scenes in the Hollywood film Holiday Inn, starring Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire. The Highland Dell Hotel, also built in 1906, hosts the local OktoberFest. 

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Creekside Park in Monte Rio
9725 Main Street, Monte Rio, CA 95462
Creekside Park is an unusual mixture of activity and quietude, fun and art, farming and transportation, conservation and natural beauty all packed into a small and beautiful designed Public Park.…
Rio Cafe, Take 2
20396 Bohemian Highway, Monte Rio, CA 95462
The Rio Café, located aside the historic Rio Theater offers the best deck dining on the Russian River. Soak in the sun, river and redwoods while enjoying the best burgers, dogs and beer around. Winter…
River Song
Russian River Getaways, Contact us directly Monte Rio, CA 95462

Remodeled Historic Riverfront Cabin, Luxurious Contemporary Furnishing, Views, Sunny Decks, *Seasonal River Access & Boats, Hot Tub, Fenced Yard; Walk to Dining, Golf; Short Drive to Town, Wine…

Cottage 2 hot tub at Meadowview Cottages
Contact us directly, Monte Rio, CA 95462
Ideal for a romantic getaway…in summer have fun and sun at the Russian River, and in winter enjoy the spectacular sights and tastes the Sonoma County wine country has to offer! Conveniently located in…
Highland Dell Lodge
21050 River Blvd., Monte Rio, CA 95462
Built around 1906, the Highland Dell has always been a preferred destination for Bay Area families since it first opened. The lodge is surrounded by century old redwoods making it an ideal location…
Monte Rio Riverfront Meadow
9925 Main Street, Monte Rio, CA 95462
This wide, flat meadow is situated on the banks of the Russian River where thick riparian growth stays green all through the summer months. It is located at the East end of the Monte Rio Beach parking…
Monte Rio Community Beach
20488 Highway 116, Monte Rio, CA 95462
Monte Rio Beach is the largest public beach on the lower Russian River and is ADA accessible. East of the Monte Rio Bridge and known locally as Big Rocky Beach, this is the location of the…