On the lower Russian River in Guerneville, CA, Dawn Ranch is a 22-acre creative retreat that invites you to author your own luxuries.
We offer 88 luxury accommodations in this Guerneville hotel, from cabins to chalets to tents nestled in one of California’s most unique microclimates at the foothills of the expansive redwood forest.
This place is incredible! Such natural beauty and beautiful grounds.
The relaxed excellence of Fernando Trocca’s food & beverage experiences prompt guests to venture out. Leveraging the best of Northern California’s bounty, the dining experiences at Dawn Ranch, one of the best hotels in Sonoma, vary from elevated local fare to picnics in the wild.
Our wellness experiences are designed so that they might inspire you to create your own lotions and scents with FLWR Napa Valley, our partners on-site.
A variety of massages, body treatments with a special bathing menu tied to natural herbs and remedies of the area. Yoga, Meditation, Mindfulness, Intention Setting – all to elevate your senses and center you in the here and now at the best hotel in Sonoma.
Events at Dawn Ranch
Naturally poised for exuberance, Dawn Ranch enables a partnership-first approach to celebration, whether your wedding night and the afterparty under the stars or a team bonding event with live music and exquisite cocktails. We’re here to co-author your next spectacular event.
It seems increasingly harder and harder to relax these days. Dawn Ranch is the rare property that makes it easy to do so.
On the lower Russian River in Guerneville, CA, Dawn Ranch is a 22 acre boutique hotel that invites you to author your own luxuries.
Nightly Firepits with S’mores
Complimentary Retrospec Bikes
Higher Dose EMV Mats
Daily Wellness Experiences
Russian River Access
Our wellness center balances our guests physical, mental, and emotional states amidst three treatment rooms, a steam room, a sauna, and redwood hot tubs. Using natural environments whenever possible, our programming restores and reinvigorates, strengthens and revitalizes, here and wherever you might be headed.
An abundant cornucopia of flowers and vegetables, The Garden is home to private dining experiences. Guests can also enjoy the sights, smells, and tastes of the property.
Hosting our reception and fine-dining experience, The Lodge balances the traditional camping aesthetic of Northern California with modern furnishings to challenge and stoke guests' creativity. Serving throughout the day, The Lodge's menu leverages local ingredients and the inspired menu of Fernando Trocca to deliver a memorable experience.
A beautiful rolling pasture with banks of lavender running along Fife's creek, The Meadow is flanked at each end by towering redwoods.
Lined with apple trees, our orchard provides guests with fertile ground for celebration. Dine al fresco between ancient arbors or dance deep into the night under the stars.
The winding Russian River is home to an abundant microclimate that yields some of the best vegetables, produce, and wines in the country. Dawn Ranch sits at a bend in the river with our own beach – from which you may explore east into wine country or west towards the Pacific.
Across River Road is a collection of accommodations within an arbor we call the Grove. In this secluded, yet accessible enclave, guests can enjoy the full extent of the Dawn Ranch property.
Overlooking a bend in the river, The Boathouse is a place for special events, a launch point for river activities, or simply enjoying the present company of friends and family.
“For years, California hotels — from the SoCal desert towns up to coastal enclaves in Northern California — have been chasing this idea of “California cozy.” Truly, I never actually knew what “California cozy” meant until I arrived at Dawn Ranch.”
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“Dawn Ranch in Sonoma County, California is taking a unique angle at providing something you won’t find elsewhere.”
“The Spa at Dawn Ranch is an oasis, preserving the owner’s original dwelling and adding touches inspired by European solariums and ancient public baths.”