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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 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…

Macbeth 2019 Schedule
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,…

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…

Russian River Historical Society
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
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…

Monte Rio Community Center_Wedding
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…