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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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Relax among the trees at The Grove! Photo
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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…

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

Unusually Private, Updated Creekside Cabin on Securely Fenced Half Acre with Redwoods, Fireplace, Remodeled Kitchen, Hot Tub, Bocce, Creek Access; Short Drive to Dining, Downtown Monte Rio, River…

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…

View from deck to summer beach on the river Photo
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Riverwood Cottage is a cozy, riverfront cottage on the banks of the Russian River in Monte Rio, California. Sit in the hot tub, surrounded by tall redwood trees, looking out over the lawn, summer…

Monte Rio Community Center_Wedding Photo
20488 Highway 116, Monte Rio, CA 95462

The remodel of the Monte Rio Community Center was completed late in 2007 and is unique among rental spaces in the Russian River area for many reasons. The Center has both a large and small meeting…

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

Gorgeous Vintage Craftsman Riverfront Home, Traditional and Modern Furnishing, *Seasonal (July-Aug) Dock and Boats, Hot Tub, Fenced Grassy Yard, Seasonal Firepit; Short Drive to Downtown, Beaches,…