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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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Monte Rio Chamber of Commerce
Contact us directly, Monte Rio, CA 95462

For more than 100 years, Monte Rio and the Russian River area have welcomed vacationers of all ages and lifestyles. Today we welcome you to our community, California’s original “Vacation Wonderland.”

Mallard Manor Photo
Russian River Getaways, Contact us directly Monte Rio, CA 95462

Light-Filled, Architecturally Beautiful Riverfront Home, Dining Deck with Amazing River Views, Fireplace, Wall Heat, *Seasonal (July-Aug) Dock & Boats. Walk to Villa Grande Neighborhood Beach,…

Como Estate Photo
Russian River Getaways, Contact us directly Monte Rio, CA 95462

Beautifully Restored 1910 Victorian Historic "Camp Como", 1.6 Riverfront Acres, Redwoods, Hot Tub, Lawn, Gardens, *Seasonal Private River Access and Boats; Short Drive to Downtown, Golf, Wine Tasting,…

Monte Rio Riverfront Meadow Photo
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…

River Song Photo
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…

A Redwood Dream - Cozy Cabin in Redwoods--Wine, Russian River, Ocean Photo
Contact us directly, Monte Rio, CA 95462

Spend your days exploring Sonoma wineries, lounging on the river beach, splashing in the Pacific Ocean, dining in fine restaurants, hiking, playing golf--and at the end of the day escape to the…

Grandma's House Photo
20280 River Blvd., Monte Rio, CA 95462

Located on historic riverfront property formerly known as Angelo’s Sandy Beach Resort, now known as Grandma’s House. Four bedrooms, each with its own full bathroom (en suite). Grounds include 1.25…

Monte Rio Community Beach Photo
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…

Creekside Park in Monte Rio Photo
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.…