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Chico, California
Reviewed 27 March 2015

We recently visited Dawn Ranch Lodge and had brunch at the Agriculture Public House Restaurant on site. The food and service were excellent and the atmosphere was very relaxed. The restaurant had high beamed wood ceilings and was very comfortable and there was also a large bar and outdoor seating. After eating, we walked the 15 acres of grounds at...

2Thank brodeia
United States
Reviewed 20 March 2015

Very unique and special place. Yes, the rooms are older and no, they don't have all the amenities of your standard sterile hotel room, but that's part of what is great about it. The location, beneath the redwoods and on the Russian River, felt like a real getaway. Food and drink at the restaurant outstanding and everyone was very nice....

4Thank PandaBW
Walnut Creek, California
Reviewed 8 March 2015 via mobile

Very expensive $500 for this kind of hotel,terrible staff. They don't have even hairdryer and in the room was too cold. Check out time is 11AM,when everywhere 12AM. Fair places had worked but didn't give a warm. Never won't come back.

6Thank Birzh
Reviewed 7 November 2014

My daughter just got married at Dawn Ranch. I have to admit I was quite concerned about the venue after reading all of the negative reviews, but I had no choice and off we went. I loved the venue for our family - the closeness it offered and the overall feel. I went on a site visit earlier and since...

5Thank Debi T
San Mateo, California
Reviewed 13 September 2014

I was fooled by the photos and they really,really,really take advantage. For someone to charge what they do, considering what you get, MUST be some sort of crime! Really,-- criminal. You would do better to sleep in you car with the windows down and the doors unlocked. As a matter of fact, I would prefer to sleep in my car...

10Thank Terence C
Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 12 September 2014

We were just at Dawn Ranch for a wedding, and while I thought the actual wedding aspects (venue, food, service) was done nicely, the "cottage"/trailer we stayed in was in terrible shape. Since we have a 6 month old, we asked for a cottage with extra space, which landed us far down the property, in a real grimy area. The...

11Thank AniWard
Brooklyn, New York
Reviewed 23 July 2014 via mobile

My brother just held his wedding weekend at Dawn Ranch. It was a summer camp themed event and he couldn't have chosen a better location for the weekend. However....The cabins were clean but very small and may have had the worst mattress I have ever slept on. They are super adorable from the outside and many probably consider them "...

4Thank amanda j
San Francisco, California
Reviewed 8 July 2014

There is no shortage of areas to visit just north of San Francisco and my wife and I traveled to Guerneville this past weekend and stayed at the Dawn Ranch Lodge. Several positives and equal number of negatives. First most of resorts in Guerneville are expensive thus Dawn Ranch is not out of line with the competition but note that...

2Thank DigJones
Carmichael, California
Reviewed 23 June 2014

What a beautiful venue and dog friendly, which is a plus. They are very rustic but clean cottages with nice bedding & towels, but boy do they need new mattresses. It was very rough going for 2 nights, but otherwise the staff was friendly and place was so lovely for the wedding we attended. There was very good food at...

1Thank Virginia R
San Francisco, California
Reviewed 26 April 2014

We arrived at Dawn Ranch for a wedding. We travel with our dogs so it's great to find a establishment that embraces the fact that family's come in all sorts of packages. The cozy cottages are minimal but clean and fresh E O bath products are provided nice touch. Great place for large families and friends to gather. The grounds...

Thank SF_Bulldog

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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Breakfast Available

Additional Information about Dawn Ranch Lodge

Address: 16467 River Rd, Guerneville, CA 95446-9654 (Formerly Fife's)
Region: United States > California > Sonoma County > Guerneville
Price Range: RM612 - RM1,685 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Dawn Ranch Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 53
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Dawn Ranch Hotel Guerneville
Dawn Ranch Lodge Guerneville, CA - Sonoma County
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“Remember to let the hot water run so it's hot...”
NinniM, 29 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Smallest size is tiny, but cute and comfy. We chose to be not near the pool, but it was cold, so no noise coming from that direction.”
SBallCT, 31 Oct 2016 | Read review
“cabins in the back are quieter”
KenFBWI, 18 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Bigger cabins out by the boathouse, farther out from the rest. Small cabins by pool. Carry all items in. no driving through ranch.”
  • Balcony overlooking creek. Watchful of people making camps in creek bed:(
  • Sitting area
  • Queen bed
pams499, 11 Sep 2016 | Read review
“get a larger room if it's available”
craigj383, 18 Aug 2016 | Read review
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