Built in 1905, Dawn Ranch is a fifteen-acre property nestled among towering redwoods on the banks of the Russian River. The rustic cabins and cottages blend harmoniously into the stunning landscape of ancient apple orchards, bamboo groves, grassy meadows and a kitchen garden. The long meadow at Dawn Ranch has been the setting for Food & Wine Affairs, Sonoma Pride, music concerts, weddings, corporate games, even an occasional football game, or just to play ball with the dog. The apple orchard planted in the late 1800’s is a spectacular setting for weddings, private parties, or to just sit and read your favorite book.

The restaurant at Dawn Ranch, Agriculture Public House, truly brings the Farm to your Table, and many of our farm fresh ingredients are grown right here on the property. You can enjoy your meal in our dining room or seated outdoors on our lovely dining deck, or if you prefer a more casual vibe, we have a large dining area in the bar, where you can also enjoy one of our signature cocktails, a local craft beer, Russian River wine or small batch spirits.

Dawn Ranch has private river access, a pool, and wireless internet access. There are no phones or televisions in rooms in case you would like to unplug for a week or two. So leave your problems behind and join us for a party, a wedding, family reunion, corporate retreat, or just some peace and solitude. Don’t forget the dog and a good book, we will supply the rest.

Voted one of California’s Top Outdoor Wedding Destinations by The Knot
Nearby Attractions

The Russian River Resort Area has much to offer, including wine-tasting, hiking through the redwoods, kayaking along the river, or whale watching at the beautiful Sonoma Coast. Please visit the Russian River Chamber of Commerce website for more information.

  • There are over fifty wineries located within minutes of Dawn Ranch, and the world-famous wine-growing region of Napa Valley is just 45 minutes away.
  • We are only an hour and twenty minutes outside of San Francisco.
  • Spend an afternoon swimming or boating on the Russian River. Boat, kayak and canoe rentals are available locally.
  • The Russian River is also home to some of the finest Steelhead fishing in the world.
  • Cycle or stroll through magical groves of ancient redwoods at the beautifully maintained Armstrong Woods National Park.
  • Take a day trip winding your way through some of Northern California’s most picturesque coastal towns. Visit Bodega Bay (setting for Alfred Hitchcock’s famous movie “The Birds”) and one of the best places to go whale watching, tour Point Reyes National Seashore, where some of California’s finest organic cheeses are produced, or dine on cioppino while overlooking the Pacific Ocean at Jenner.
  • A 5 minute drive from Dawn Ranch is the beautiful Northwood Golf Course – a par 36, 9 hole, Alister MacKenzie/Robert Hunter designed public golf course, situated on 70 wooded acres. 19400 Hwy. 116, Monte Rio. Telephone for bookings: (707) 865-1116. www.northwoodgolf.com
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16467 Hwy 116 (River Road)

PO Box 45

Guerneville CA 95446


+1 707-869-0656


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