Experience the serenity of Russian River Valley away from the hustle of everyday life and enjoy Guerneville lodging at Dawn Ranch’s cottages on River Road. Our retreat is different from strenuous rafting. Instead, it gives you a ticket to family-oriented fun as you canoe on the Russian River. Take advantage of the hidden beaches, enjoy sun-soaked days, and experience the charms of Guerneville lodging at this riverside resort.
Exploring the Russian River Valley
Known for its cool climate pinot noir and chardonnay, the Russian River Valley sets the stage for a relaxed family retreat. Guerneville’s Main Street, adorned with rustic, renovated, and retro storefronts, transforms into an eclectic shopper’s paradise. When you are at this Guerneville lodging, begin your adventure at Sonoma Nesting Company for local treasures, explore the dime store magic of 5 & 10, and discover vintage clothing at Second’s First.
The Russian River in Sonoma County
Kayak rentals are also available at the popular Johnson’s Beach and Monte Rio Beach to explore the Russian River. Consider shuttling your gear from King’s Sport & Tackle for a relaxed downstream trip. You can go for a kayaking tour at the Russian River Estuary to see otters, pelicans, and harbor seals closely.
Lazy Tubing Delight
The Russian River is slow-going during summer, making tubing a perfect choice for a lazy day. You can enjoy a 4.5-hour float journey from Steelhead Beach in Forestville to Sunset Beach. Plan your transportation to ensure that you are not walking back to your Guerneville lodging, or using the Regional Parks River Shuttle for smooth tubing.
The Russian River is a delightful place to go for a canoeing adventure as a family activity. Johnson’s Beach offers online reservations or first-come, first-served rentals. The navigation of the river’s current might be challenging but shared laughter and navigation woes become fond family memories.
The Russian River Valley provides the perfect environment for a fun family day when you’re at a Guerneville lodging. As the river winds its way to the ocean, you will come across several distinct towns that dot its banks. Right at the heart of the Russian River, Guerneville features rustic storefronts and galleries that tell the story of the town transforming from a timber town into a hip getaway.
Family vacations at Dawn Ranch
Forest Bathing Retreat
Within the family’s adventures at this Guerneville lodging, experience the restoring effect of forest bathing – a Japanese practice known as ‘Shinrin-yoku’. This is an immersive and sensory journey of the stresses of daily life guided by a certified nature therapy expert and leads to overall well-being. Ensure a complete vacation experience by including mindfulness tools.
Families are welcome to visit the Guerneville lodging of cottages on River Road and renew their love for family time beside the Russian River. Our Guerneville lodging at Dawn Ranch offers a chance for unforgettable family moments surrounded by the beautiful scenic views of the Russian River Valley. Get on a road to our riverside hideout where every memory becomes a part of your family story.