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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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A Redwood Dream - Cozy Cabin in Redwoods--Wine, Russian River, Ocean Photo
Contact us directly, Monte Rio, CA 95462

Spend your days exploring Sonoma wineries, lounging on the river beach, splashing in the Pacific Ocean, dining in fine restaurants, hiking, playing golf--and at the end of the day escape to 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,…

Rio Cafe, Take 2 Photo
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…

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

Historic Riverfront Mansion, Lovingly Restored in Antiques, Resort-Like Acreage, Redwoods, River Views, Pool Table, Ping Pong, *Seasonal Dock, Boats & Firepit, Hot Tub; Short Drive to Town, Beach,…

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

Remodeled Historic Riverfront Cabin, Luxurious Contemporary Furnishing, Views, Sunny Decks, *Seasonal River Access & Boats, Hot Tub, Fenced Yard; Walk to Dining, Golf; Short Drive to Town, Wine…

Monte Rio Riverfront Meadow Photo
9925 Main Street, Monte Rio, CA 95462

This wide, flat meadow is situated on the banks of the Russian River where thick riparian growth stays green all through the summer months. It is located at the East end of the Monte Rio Beach parking…

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.