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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 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.…

Macbeth 2019 Schedule Photo
20347 Highway 116, Monte Rio, CA 95462

The Russian River Hall for Performing Arts is a Community Center for performances of Theater, Music, Concerts, Dance and is also available for private events such as Weddings, Anniversaries,…

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

Light-Filled, Custom-Designed Contemporary Riverfront Home, Beautiful River Views, Redwoods, Woodstove, Outdoor Dining, Hot Tub, Lawn, *Seasonal River Access & Boats; Walk to Dining, Northwood Golf…

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…

Ananda Photo
Contact Us Directly, Monte Rio, CA 95462

Ananda is a magical little cottage nestled in the hills above the Russian River. The name Ananda means bliss, and that's what you'll find at this private, serene hideaway. With a spacious living room,…

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…

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,…

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…

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.