Welcome to Dawn Ranch—Guerneville, California
With an irreplaceable riverfront location on the Russian River, Dawn Ranch is surrounded by giant redwoods and a collection of tall trees in a rustic setting. The expansive property provides a completely unique guest experience in this wooded environment, with a variety of walking paths, wide meadows, babbling creeks, a working orchard, a producing vegetable and herb garden, and picturesque outdoor event venues. Our location on CA-116 is just over an hour from the Golden Gate Bridge, only minutes away from popular wine-tasting destinations such as Korbel Winery, Rio Crest, and Porter Bass Winery in the Russian River Valley, and within walking distance to bucolic downtown Guerneville.
Spectacular weddings, corporate seminars, low-key birthday parties, family reunions for multiple generations—no matter what type of event you're hosting near the Russian River, Dawn Ranch has the indoor and outdoor space for you. Additionally, our property is permitted for live music, amplified sound, and year-round bonfires with limited restrictions. Furthermore, the property's liquor license extends to the entire site, allowing for flexibility in hosting outdoor events.
Established in 1905, our unique resort sits upon 15 pristine acres on the banks of the Russian River. Our renovated and restored historic accommodations deliver stylish comfort in a rustic setting. Whether you choose a cabin by the green, a cottage under the redwoods, or a meadow-view chalet, our luxe lodging options feature organic queen or king beds, premium linens, and private bathrooms. Additionally, sunrooms in our charming chalets overlook the meadow, and most cabins feature private decks. We also have dog-friendly accommodations and complimentary Wi-Fi around the main lodge. At Dawn Ranch, we know that your dogs are family, and we want them to enjoy our Russian River lodging experiences with you! Make sure to read up on our pet-friendly accommodations and pack an extra bag for your furry friends!