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  • 15 acres of private gardens
  • Perfect setting for your wedding or special event
  • Full service restaurant and bar
  • Swimming pool
  • Boat House conference room
  • Private river access
  • For a resort map, click here

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  • There are over fifty wineries located within minutes of Dawn Ranch, and the world-famous wine-growing region of Napa Valley is just 30 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.
  • Take a 1.5 mile 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"), 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 10 minute drive from Dawn Ranch Lodge 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.

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The area climate is warm days and cool nights from spring through fall. Check the weather now.

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Direct flights to and from Los Angeles and Seattle. Dawn Ranch Lodge is only 20 minutes away from the new Sonoma County Airport. For details, visit

From San Francisco:

  • Take 101 North towards Santa Rosa
  • Take the River Road exit
  • Turn left
  • Follow River Road to Guerneville
  • Turn left directly after Safeway's Grocery Store

From the north:

  • Take 101 South towards Santa Rosa
  • Take the River Road exit
  • Turn right onto River Road
  • Follow River Road to Guerneville
  • Drive through downtown Guerneville
  • Turn left directly after Safeway's Grocery Store

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What are your hours of operation? Cabins are available for weddings, corporate retreats, special gatherings, family reunions, groups, and the casual traveller.   Please contact 707-869-0656 for more information. 

Is the resort wheelchair accessible? The Agriculture Public House, the pool, and most of the grounds are wheelchair accessible.

Is there internet access? Yes! We have wireless internet access. Be aware that we are in a valley surrounded by redwood trees and the wifi signal may be weak in some areas of the property and some cabins.  Some cell phone services may be unavailable.

Are there telephones and televisions in the rooms ? For your added relaxation, there are no telephones or televisions in the rooms. We do have two flat panel televisions inside the Agriculture Public House Bar.

Are you a dog friendly resort? We have a limited number of dog-friendly cabins. Your well-behaved canine companion is welcome, but must be leashed while on property.  The pet fee is $40 per night in addition to the nightly room rate.


Please email your resume to or by mail to PO Box 45, Guerneville, CA 95446.

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