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Redwoods & Rivers in Sonoma County

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Surrounded by ancient redwoods in the heart of Sonoma County and just a few miles inland from the spectacular Sonoma Coast, the Russian River area invites you to explore, play or just relax. This region has embraced travelers since the railroads linked it to San Francisco in 1877. Today, charming towns like Forestville, Rio Nido, Guerneville welcome visitors to their local shops and galleries. Or maybe you're looking for a cup of coffee, a homemade pastry, or a farm-to-table lunch in Monte Rio, Cazadero, and Duncans Mills – the whole county is known for great wines and locally made foods.

And no matter what your accommodation style is – from camping to luxury resorts and everything in between – travelers of any budget can find places here. The best way to see the area is to get outside. Hike through the majestic Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve. Or cycle roads that are fit for beginners or professionals. If paddling down the river in a kayak or canoe is on your must-do list, make sure to check out Sonoma County's safety tips for water activities here.

 

Places in the Redwoods & Rivers Region

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Westside Lodge Photo
Contact us directly, Forestville, CA 95436

Westside Lodge is a polished rustic-modern lodge-style home with postcard-perfect views of the Russian River and Hacienda Bridge at every level. Step into traditional log cabin construction, rich…

Sabor Mexicano Farm Photo
16790 Armstrong Woods Road, Guerneville, CA 95446

Enjoy a serene and quite experience or have an exciting adventure at our 130-acre Sabor Mexicano Farm located in Sonoma County and stay at the historic farmhouse on the property, the Colonel Armstrong…

Antiquarian/Florabunda Photo
25193 Main St., Duncans Mills, CA 95430

Welcome to an enchanting cottage overflowing with plants and flowers, vintage jewelry and vases, home décor and much more. Exceptional floral designs are a specialty for Florabunda, featuring…

Eco Ring Photo
Contact us directly, Guerneville, CA 95446

EcoRing is a North Bay nonprofit that promotes EcoTourism and green travel in partnership with green certified businesses in the tourist industry. We sponsor EcoTours that feature low-carbon forms of…

Carr's Drive In Photo
6533 Covey Road, Forestville, CA 95436

Crave diner food? When you crave a cheeseburger, french fries, and a chocolate milk shake, Carr's is definitely the place to go. It's like a throw-back to childhood in the 70's. Carr's is clean,…