Guernville California

16467 CA-116

Guerneville, CA 95446


(707) 869-0656

Dawn Ranch Logo

Dawn Ranch logo

Dawn Ranch logo

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 accomodations from cabins to chalets to tents nestled in one of California’s most unique microclimates at the foothillls of the expansive redwood forest.

This place is incredible! Such natural beauty and beautiful grounds.

-Julie K.


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 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.

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.

First time here, set up for a wedding. Beautiful venue! Like a fairy-tale, forest dream.

EL - October 2022


On the lower Russian River in Guerneville, CA, Dawn Ranch is a 22 acre boutique hotel that invites you to author your own luxuries.

The Spa

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.


The Garden

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.


The Lodge

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.


The meadow

A beautiful rolling pasture with banks of lavender running along Fife's creek, The Meadow is flanked at each end by towering redwoods.


The Orchard

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 River

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.


The grove

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.


The boathouse

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.


“Dawn Ranch in Sonoma County, California is taking a unique angle at providing something you won’t find elsewhere.”


“Rest your head at Dawn Ranch Resort, which just partnered with Fender to supply guests with acoustic guitars to play around the property’s many fire pits.”

Conde Nast Traveler

“Situated right on the banks of Russian River, there’s a reason the 15-acre Dawn Ranch has a distinctive “summer camp” vibe—because it’s been a welcoming escape for Bay Area weekenders for decades, dating back to 1905 when visitors would pitch tents on the meadow.”