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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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Russian River Historical Society Photo
Contact us directly, Monte Rio, CA 95462

We are a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving, protecting and presenting the history of this wonderful area. The organization was formerly the Monte Rio Historical Society but has expanded…

Northwood Beach House Photo
Russian River Getaways, Contact us directly Monte Rio, CA 95462

Spacious, Light Contemporary Riverfront Home, River Views, Redwoods, Woodstove, Outdoor Dining, Hot Tub, Lawn, Seasonal River Access & Boats; Walk to Dining, Northwood Golf; Short Drive to Downtown…

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

Historic Riverfront Mansion, Lovingly Restored in Antiques, Resort-Like Acreage, Redwoods, River Views, Pool Table, Ping Pong, *Seasonal Dock, Boats & Firepit, Hot Tub; Short Drive to Town, Beach,…

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

Beautifully Styled Contemporary Riverfront Home with Traditional Touches on a Tranquil Riverbend, Remodeled Kitchen, Hot Tub, Seasonal Dock & Boats, Outdoor Living Room; Walk to Town, Beach; Short…

Bough House Photo
Contact Us Directly, Monte Rio, CA 95462

With its gorgeous redwood setting and pretty landscaping, The Bough House will charm you from the start. This home is what you think of when you're looking for a river escape.

Highland Dell Lodge Photo
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…

Relax among the trees at The Grove! Photo
Contact us directly, Monte Rio, CA 95462

Welcome to The Grove, a world of privacy, with redwood-covered ridgetops above and redwood forests below. Perched on a hill above the Russian River, The Grove is an amenity-loaded haven for your…

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…