Nestled riverside at the edge of Guerneville in Sonoma’s wine rich Russian River Valley, Dawn Ranch Resort is a virtual natural preserve. A cottage style hotel and event venue awaits. As a Sonoma wine country escape, Dawn Ranch Resort is authentic, historic and unique. Dawn Ranch Resort meanders over 15 lush acres of ancient giant Redwoods, vintage apple trees, native meadows and our own kitchen garden. Historic, rustic and simple, renovated for comfort, 1905 cabins and cottages cluster the landscape but leave ample room to wander peacefully amid nature. Multiple indoor and outdoor venues provide a natural and scenic backdrop for weddings and events.  Guests will also find super comfy beds and linens, private baths with simple showers, premium bath amenities, private front deck and wherever possible outdoor seating to enjoy the pristine setting. Dog friendly cabins are available. Canoeing, paddle boarding, kayaking, biking, hiking, golf, world class wine tasting and scenic country roads await.  Getting to the spectacular Sonoma Coast is just a beautiful 20 minute ride. Come meet or marry or just relax with us.

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.

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.

  • 50 wineries within minutes of Dawn Ranch Resort- Napa Valley just 45 minutes away
  • Just 20 minutes from STS Sonoma County airport with non-stop service from Phoenix, SF, LA, Orange County and Portland from United Airlines, American and Alaska
  • Less than 1.5 hours from San Francisco
  • Kayak, canoe, paddle board, raft, float, swim, Steelhead fish the Russian River -Dawn Ranch Resort nestled riverside
  • Hike, bike, stroll or picnic amid giant ancient redwoods in nearby Armstrong Woods
  •  Scenic drives from Dawn Ranch Resort -picturesque wine country and coastal towns – Healdsburg -Forestville -Bodega Bay -Point Reyes National Seashore – Jenner by the Sea – Occidental – Freestone and more
  • 5 minute drive from Dawn Ranch Resort to beautiful Northwood Golf Course – a par 36, 9 hole, Alister MacKenzie/Robert Hunter designed public golf course, situated on 70 redwood acres.  www.northwoodgolf.com

Armstrong Woods

Russian River

Whale Watching

Sonoma Coast State Park

World Class Wineries

Northwood Golf Club

San Francisco



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Physical: 16467 CA-116
Mailing: PO Box 45
Guerneville CA 95446

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Voice: +1 707-869-0656

Fax: +1 707-869-0658


For general inquiries, email: info@dawnranch.com