Testimonials
We always love staying at Dawn Ranch. It is not only beautiful and comfortable, but feels like a visit back in time. Ask Michael to tell you a little about its history and appreciate it even more! A must stay in Guerneville!
– Verified Expedia guest review 
Had a fantastic stay. Kathy helped check us in and she was wonderful. The rooms where a little over priced but it was great. It was very close to the Russian River Jazz/Blues Festival which is why we were there and we walked to and from. Had drinks at the bar and the bartender Cameron was great. Didn’t get a chance to have any meals at the onsite restaurant but other guest we talked to just enjoyed there food. I loved everything about it. The little cabins where perfect for my husband and I. Very clean and cozy. Yes we could have probably stayed somewhere else for the same price and got a lot more for our buck, but if your like me it is all about the ambiance. So we really enjoyed it. Would stay again.
– Verified Hotels.com guest review
We’ve stayed here multiple times and always have a great experience. Beautiful historic property, that makes you feel a million miles from home, even if you’re not! Michael and his team are friendly and accommodating… make you feel like old friends. Whether you just want to swim in the river, or more adventurous activities like kayak, SUP, canoeing, or hiking, Guerneville has it all at your fingertips!
– Verified Expedia guest review
Apologies for how long overdue this note is! I just wanted to thank you for all you did to make our celebration everything we dreamed of!  You and your team were so hospitable and went above & beyond! We hope to visit again to relive the “best weekend of our lives!.
– Amy & Micha
What a great find! We stayed in a two bedroom cottage steps away from a small private beach on the river. It was great to be able to bring our dog too! The cottages, being roughly 100 yrs old, ARE rustic, but clean, quiet, and comfortable – NO, it’s NOT FANCY, it is RUSTIC. Having spent too much time in the sun in the river, we didn’t even get to enjoy their beautiful pool. The restaurant was quite good, and the grounds are magnificent. I plan to make this a regular hangout, as it is only an hour and a half from SF.
– Eiming on Trip Advisor

 

I just wanted to write a quick note to compliment you and your staff for a most enjoyable weekend at Dawn Ranch.  The food and service were incredible.  I especially loved the bowl of mussels (just the right amount of spice).  My husband and I had a fun weekend celebrating my cousin Belinda’s 40th birthday.  We will make a point of stopping by for dinner when we visit our family in Santa Rosa.  Thank you again.
– Cathy & Steve
This is a fantastic rustic getaway (and I do mean rustic). But don’t let that scare you, you won’t regret choosing this location. Centrally located, yet tucked in the redwoods and near the Russian River. Go for the larger room with the view of the redwoods and the woodburning stove. The bar and restaurant were very nice. Peaceful, comfortable stay. Can’t wait to go back!
– Verified Expedia Guest Review
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 are beautiful giant grass meadow trails down to the river. We are looking forward to a great party and a relaxing weekend. Thanks Dawn Ranch! 
– SF_Bulldog on Trip Advisor