1 . Best Western Dry Creek Inn Hotel

Healdsburg, California

CALL DIRECT: +1 (877) 560 - 4103

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Russian River adventures abound at Best Western Dry Creek Inn, where a wealth of wet fun awaits! Rafting enthusiasts can embark on an exciting eco-tour, courtesy of Rivers Edge Kayak and Canoe. Avid anglers can throw in a line and battle the behemoth white sturgeon, the largest freshwater fish in North America. When it’s time to cool off, take a refreshing dip in the river’s many swimming holes, admiring the towering redwoods. Enjoy enchanting river views while staying dry as you explore the miles of lush park trails on a bike ride or a nature hike. After your fill of recreation, enjoy relaxation in this AAA 3 Diamond Award-winning resort. With 163 guestrooms spread throughout its Tuscan and Vintage buildings, there’s plenty of space to stretch out. Fireplaces, flat-screen televisions, private balconies or patios, a sauna, and two swimming pools provide all the creature comforts while a host of nearby attractions keep you entertained. Meet with Lady Luck at River Rock Casino, sample the spirits at any of the nearby Sonoma Wine Country vineyards, or explore the historic Healdsburg Plaza. There really is no end to Russian River recreation!

Address

198 Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg, California 95448

Related activities

Located just a few miles from the famous Sonoma Wine Country, this inn is surrounded by more than 150 wineries!

Fun facts

The Russian River takes its current name from the Russian Ivan Aleksandrovich Kuskov, who explored the river in the early 19th century.

2 . Camellia Inn

Healdsburg, California

CALL DIRECT: +1 (866) 821 - 2203

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The Camellia Inn showcases everything the Russian River and its surrounding area has to offer. Kayakers can set off on an unmatched undergoing, paddling from the Russian River in historic Healdsburg all the way out to the mouth of the Pacific Ocean. Enjoy more aquatic adventures when you go swimming or fishing on the sparkling river. For some family fun on land, hike or horseback ride along the sparkling riverbanks before settling down for a family picnic with a view. Once you’ve had your fill of river revelries, have your fill of wine at any of the surrounding Sonoma wineries or visit one of the 11 art galleries within walking distance. Kick your feet up in the 1869 Italianate Victorian Inn, which blends Old World charm and modern accommodations to create the ultimate California getaway. Nine rooms and suites offer private sitting rooms, luxury linens, complimentary wireless internet, and more. Please your palate with onsite wine and cheese tastings while the kids splash around in the pool. Whether you’re searching for romantic rooms with soothing whirlpools and elegant fireplaces or family suites with plenty of space and discounts on family activities, the Carmellia is more than happy to accommodate you. This is an inn that combines luxury and leisure!

Address

211 North St., Healdsburg, CA, 95448, USA

Related activities

The Russian River isn’t the only source of watery fun! The nearby Lake Sonoma offers waterskiing and boating while the Pacific Ocean beckons with the promise of an unforgettable catch on a deep sea fishing expedition!

Related Onsite Offerings

You’re in for a sweet deal at the Camellia Inn, which devotes every Wednesday to chocolate! Purchase unique chocolate concoctions from the gift shop or arrange for a chocolate tour of Wine Country!

3 . Healdsburg Inn on the Plaza

Healdsburg, California

CALL DIRECT: +1 (866) 230 - 7123

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Situated on the historic Healdsburg Plaza, overlooking the Russian River, the Healdsburg Inn abounds with adventure! Head to the sparkling river for rafting, fishing, swimming, and more! As you paddle along the shimmering waters, soak in the stunning scenery, which consists of towering redwoods and wandering wildlife. The Healdsburg Plaza is teeming with attractions like free concerts, antique shops, the Raven Performing Arts Theater, and much more. Sip some wine in Sonoma or satisfy your stomach at the many delicious nearby restaurants. If you’d prefer to be pampered onsite, stay in one of the 12 guestrooms, all of which feature big resort luxury in a boutique setting. High ceilings, original brick walls, fireplaces, balconies, and more ooze with opulence. Savor a bountiful breakfast buffet each morning and sip on afternoon wine and tea. Stress will melt away at the onsite Spa Dolce, where you can choose from a list of relaxing treatments. This is your stop to unwind in Wine Country!

Address

112 Matheson St., Healdsburg, CA 95448

Related activities

There are so many ways to explore Wine Country! Embark on a horse and carriage wine tasting tour or pedal through Napa Valley on a bicycle tour.

Related Onsite Offerings

Guests of Healdsburg Inn receive a 10 percent discount off of the listed spa menu prices at the ever-relaxing Spa Dolce!

4 . Hotel Healdsburg

Healdsburg, California

CALL DIRECT: +1 (888) 466 - 5812

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The Hotel Healdsburg exudes a simple serenity with Tibetan carpets resting over dark pecan wood floors, luxurious platform beds, goose down duvets, and feather beds. Wander outside your French door onto your private balcony, where you’ll enjoy views of the town plaza, hotel gardens, or the roaming Sonoma countryside. Ease into your six-foot soaking tub, relax at the onsite spa, or curl up with a book from the complimentary library. Even more amenities await in the form of flat-panel televisions, wireless internet, plush bathrobes, and a trio of delectable onsite dining options: Dry Creek Kitchen, Pizzando, and the Spirit Bar! If you ever decide to leave the property, the Russian River is ready to supply the recreation! Kayak, canoe, fish, or swim the sparkling river. Make sure to snap plenty of photos of the beautiful scenery, a mosaic of redwood trees, blue skies, and unique critters. The Healdsburg Plaza features first-class dining, shopping, and sightseeing. Of course, you could always explore the wealth of Sonoma wineries, many of which are family owned. Uncork adventure at this Russian River retreat!

Address

25 Matheson Street, Healdsburg, CA 95448

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The Spa Hotel Healdsburg features treatments that combine professional expertise and a sense of place to create an invigorating experience. Try out one of the six serene treatment rooms!

Related Onsite Offerings

Overlooking the historic Healdsburg Plaza, the onsite Pizzando serves a casual menu of wood oven pizzas, house-made pastas, grilled meats, fish, and seasonal appetizers with enticing flavor combinations.

5 . Riverlane Resort

Guerneville, California

CALL DIRECT: +1 (707) 869 - 2323

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Tucked behind a 140-year-old house, Riverlane Resort is a Russian River hidden gem! Twelve rustic yet refined cabins are within walking distance of shopping, restaurants, and riveting river recreation. Enjoy scenic river views from your private deck, dig into a family barbeque at the resort’s picnic tables, or dive into the year-round heated pool. Relax with a soothing soak in the hot tub or stay fit with water aerobics. Whether you choose a cozy cabin for an intimate getaway with your sweetheart or a spacious stay for a family reunion, you’re sure to enjoy the outstanding amenities like wood-burning fireplaces, cable television, and wireless internet! Swap amenities for activities when you head out on the wandering Russian River for kayaking, swimming, and fishing fun. And, just a few yards from Johnson’s Beach, you can catch a tan just outside your back door. Get your warm toes tapping, as the beach also hosts the Russian River Jazz and Blues Festival. If you’d like to wander off-site, there are dozens of wineries in the nearby Sonoma Wine Country. With so much to do, this gem won’t remain hidden much longer!

Address

16320 First Street, Guerneville, CA 95446

Related activities

When you stay at Riverlane Resort, you receive 10 percent off a guided drift boat trip and your tackle!

Fun facts

The Russian River is the second largest river (after the Sacramento River) flowing through the nine county Greater San Francisco Bay Area.

6 . Fern Grove Cottages

Guerneville, California

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Cradled by majestic redwoods and lush gardens, Fern Grove offers a secluded Russian River getaway! Amidst miles of scenic wilderness, these cottages are the perfect base camp for canoeing, kayaking, wine tasting, hiking, biking, and more. After you've finished exploring the river, mosey on over to the nearby Pacific Ocean for some additional aquatic adventures like deep sea fishing. And, you'll find fantastic shopping, restaurants, and nightlife just outside your door! If you'd prefer to stay in, the cottages offer tranquil stays and a host of amenities. Stay in a cozy inn or one of three sprawling vacation cottages, where you're treated to Russian River scenery from your private deck. Keep in touch with the world with free wireless internet and have a family cookout with the help of the complimentary barbeque grill. What are you waiting for? Your outdoor oasis awaits!

Address

16650 River Road, Guerneville, California 95446

Highlights

Each cottage houses four to six people, making Fern Grove the perfect stay for a family reunion!

Related activities

Head over to the nearby Johnson's Beach to swim, canoe, and kayak through the pristine wilderness!

7 . Inn at Occidental

Occidental, California

CALL DIRECT: +1 (800) 522 - 6324

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Take a trip back in time to Inn at Occidental, which combines unrushed leisure and pristine Russian River Valley scenery. Paddle a canoe down the sparkling river, dive in for a refreshing swim, or sunbathe on Johnson's Beach's sun-kissed shore. Afterward, sample some spirits with complimentary wine tasting passes to 122 Sonoma County Wineries. Get your adrenaline pumping with ziplining adventures through the breathtaking redwood forests! After exploring the outdoors, explore your luxurious guestroom, which is one of 16 distinctly different dwellings that features whimsical folk art, family heirlooms, and rare antiques. Some of these rooms have private decks for soaking in the scenery while others feature wood-burning fireplaces. And, this inn welcomes both children and pets!

Address

3657 Church Street, Occidental, CA 95465

Related activities

Make sure to inquire about the relaxation center of Osmosis Spa in Freestone, which is less than five minutes from Occidental.

Related Onsite Offerings

Awaken your taste buds with a savory Sonoma breakfast, which is always unique and fresh!

8 . Applewood Inn, Restaurant and Spa

Guerneville, California

CALL DIRECT: +1 (800) 555 - 8509

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Located in the heart of the grape-growing Russian River Valley, Applewood Inn offers recreation, relaxation, and a restaurant. After canoeing the redwood-lined Russian River, come back to the resort for some outstanding eats. The Restaurant at Applewood serves up acclaimed cuisine with a strong Mediterranean influence. Once you've finished pampering your palate, get pampered at the onsite spa, which boasts a host of relaxing remedies. This landmark inn showcases graceful arches, beamed ceilings, and colorful stucco walls on the outside and a bevy of amenities inside. Hardwood floors, gas fireplaces, and Jacuzzi tubs will soothe away your stress as you enjoy views of the redwood forests and wandering ferns. Sip on a glass of wine with your loved one in the Jacuzzi or embark on a winery tour in the beautiful Sonoma Wine Country!

Address

13555 Highway 116, Guerneville, CA 95446

Highlights

You're sure to dig into some fresh fare at Applewood, which uses vegetables and herbs from their garden to create delicious dishes at the restaurant.

Related Onsite Offerings

The onsite spa offers a host of stress-reducing options like hot stone treatments, Swedish massages, deep tissue massages, and more!

9 . Farmhouse Inn & Restaurant

Healdsburg, California

CALL DIRECT: +1 (800) 464 - 6642

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Set amidst the rolling terrain of the Russian River Valley, Farmhouse Inn & Restaurant is your California escape! This AAA 4-Diamond luxury boutique hotel offers a secluded nook with big resort amenities, making for the perfect romantic rendezvous. Built on the site of an original barn, these spacious suites feature jetted tubs, elegant fireplaces, double vanities, outdoor decks, and vaulted ceilings. Admire the outstanding forest views and stretch out in rooms that reach 750 square feet! When you're not relaxing, head out to the Russian River for kayaking, canoeing, swimming, fishing, and more. Sprawl out on the sandy beach shores or sample the endless vintages of Sonoma Wine Country. Pair the vino with delicious meals at the onsite restaurant and retreat to the inn's spa to wash away the stress!

Address

7871 River Road, Forestville, CA 95436

Highlights

The Restaurant at Farmhouse Inn combines the fresh ingredients of local artisan farmers and the culinary acuteness of their chefs to create a fresh, ever-changing menu!

Related Onsite Offerings

The Spa at Farmhouse Inn by Francis & Alexander features a host of soothing treatments like custom facials, deep tissue massages, couple's massages, and more!

10 . Rio Villa Beach Resort

Monte Rio, California

CALL DIRECT: +1 (877) 746 - 8455

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Resting on the banks of the sparkling Russian River, Rio Villa Beach Resort is the perfect place to relax! This beachfront bed and breakfast is teeming with water-fueled fun. The Russian River and its stunning scenery are a haven for canoeing, fishing, swimming, and more. If you'd prefer to stay dry, soak in the sun on the sandy beach or uncork fun on winery tours in Sonoma Valley. After a day of exploring, kick up your feet guestrooms designed for anything from romantic getaways to family vacations. Soak in river views from the balcony, fry up some burgers on the barbeque grill, catch a tan on the sunny patio, and stretch out on the private beach. Savor a continental breakfast each morning, soak in a spa tub, or search the web using the free Wi-Fi!

Address

20292 Hwy 116, Monte Rio, California 95462

Related activities

Frequenters of the fairway can swing away at the nearby Northwood Golf Course!

Related Onsite Offerings

Make your dream wedding a reality on the banks of the Russian River! Say "I do" from May through October at this sunny oasis!

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