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Wedding and Groups Retreats with Simple Elegance in Historic Wine Country

Dawn Ranch Lodge provides an Group experience that's every bit as uncommon as the redwoods that grow there. Indulge in an unforgettable combination of simplicity, elegance and historic charm that can only come from a property that's more than a century old. With more than fifty-three cabins, its location in beautiful Wine Country and its diverse sense of adventure make it perfect for romance, business or family retreats. You'll love private access to the Russian River; explore the Armstrong Woods National Park, the Pacific Coast or the fifty-plus wineries in the Russian River Valley. Stroll into the old river town for ice cream, antiquing and shopping at an eclectic mix of stores. Onsite you'll find fifteen acres of gorgeous gardens, a swimming pool, and dining at the Roadhouse Restaurant.

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Dawn Ranch Lodge offers a unique setting for corporate events, team-building retreats, and business meetings. A short walk from the main Lodge, our rustic Boathouse Meeting Room can accommodate up to 60 attendees. Enjoy our newly remodeled contemprorary cabins, restaurant, and full bar. For outdoor group activities, we offer 15 acres of lush grounds, a private river beach front, and a swimming pool. Our attentive staff look forward to assisting you with your event.
Dawn Ranch Lodge is a certified Eco-Green business and proud keepers of two mature Dawn Redwoods, once thought to be 15 million years extinct. Its grounds feature Coastal Redwoods and gardens teaming with song birds and deer, and the river is alive with fish and water birds.
Dawn Ranch Lodge is the ideal setting for your family reunion, anniversary party, graduation celebration, or birthday bash. We can cater to everyone's needs, whether it's a formal sit-down dinner, or a picnic for the whole family with volleyball and kayaking for the young and young at heart! We can accommodate intimate groups or large parties. With families so spread out these days, we offer the perfect location for friends and loved ones to reunite, catch up on shared news, or celebrate family ties and achievements. We're just a 20 minute drive from Santa Rosa airport or a 90 minute drive from San Francisco. So why not take advantage of our special group rates and spend a couple of days relaxing with us. Please call for more information.
Exterior view of Dawn Ranch Lodge. Guest room at Dawn Ranch Lodge. Beneath a contemporary flair, the Dawn Ranch Lodge proudly displays its time-worn history that dates to 1905, when San Francisco socialites came here by train. Dawn Ranch Lodge has been welcoming guests for more than 100 years, and you can tell by the atmosphere, the warm service and plenty of luxurious charm.
Exterior view of Dawn Ranch Lodge. A big part of the Dawn Ranch Lodge experience is its proximity to stunning North Coast nature. They offer private access to the Russian River with fantastic canoeing and kayaking; tours and horseback riding at Point Reyes National Seashore and Armstrong Woods National Park and Jenner's coastal scenery are all nearby.
Exterior view of Dawn Ranch Lodge. Guest room at Dawn Ranch Lodge. Don't want to leave your little furry friend behind? Not a problem! Pets are allowed in certain cabins for an additional charge, please inquire!
You can choose to have your ceremony in the orchard or the meadow, by the pool or in our Lodge. Each has its own unique flavors and character. The boughs of the orchard's fruit trees encircle a ceremony and bring a magical sense of intimacy. The giant redwoods in the meadow overlook the guests and impart a grand sense of the beauty of this natural environment.
Each cottage at Dawn Ranch Lodge has its own distinct personality. A contemporary feel includes luxurious bedding and country styling, and a blend of old and new that you won't find anywhere else. Ranging in size from cozy poolside to two room cottages, there is something for everyone, including Fido.
Open Dates
  • All Year
Property Size
  • 53 units
Nearby City
  • San Francisco
Nearby Water
  • Russian River
  • Swimming Pool
  • Internet
  • Wireless Internet
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Gourmet Dining
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Sundeck
  • Horseback Riding
  • Live Entertainment
  • Photography
  • Shopping
  • Sightseeing
  • Swimming
  • Volleyball
  • Wineries
  • Beach
  • Bird Watching
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Wildlife & Nature
  • Saltwater Fishing
  • Banquet Room(s)
  • Catering
  • Meeting Room(s)
  • Fitness Programs
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