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S.F. Bay Area
Reviewed 5 May 2009

If you are used to luxury this is not the place for you. But if you are looking for some place to stay that is quaint and has natural beauty this would be the spot. We were charmed by the place, but we had to get over that there was no TV, no phone, no air conditioning. We stayed for...

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bay area
Reviewed 9 March 2009

I stayed at Dawn Ranch last summer and had a great time. The staff was really great in the summer, but unfriendly this visit. The rooms are old and run down. My sink had a rust stain over 2 inches across and the sheets were a gross, thread bear polyester blend. The bedding was so bad that it looked like...

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San Jose, CA
Reviewed 27 January 2009

We wanted a relatively private space with a good view of some of the beauty of the Russian River valley. Dawn house delivered in a big way. They were even nice enough to wait for us in the bar/restaurant when we couldn't make it before closing time. When we arrived, they had already gone ahead to our room and turned...

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Fremont, California
Reviewed 22 January 2009

Excellent place for pooches and their people! My hubby and I took our Australian Shepherd and our Sheltie to stay here MLK weekend. We stayed in one of the Chalets, which is what I would recommend if you have dogs, as they have more room. The Chalet: Queen bed, decent bathroom with stall shower, toilet, small sink and (yippee) shelves...

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Live Oak
Reviewed 15 January 2009

My husband and I actually bid on a getaway and were the high bidders on this 2 night getaway, so I guess we are not eligible to praise or complain the rates other then to say we plan to return. The cabins were very comfy. We had a chalet with a queen size bed. The mattress was wonderful, we slept...

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Thank LaMonadeLO
Placerville, California
Reviewed 19 September 2008

What a treasure! I have lived in the Bay Area for over ten years and just discovered Dawn Ranch Lodge and the beautiful Russian River valley. This is a true find and we will make this a regular retreat - So close to home, yet a world away. My cell phone didn't work ~ what a thrill to have some...

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California
Reviewed 29 July 2008

The web site is very mis leading. When we walked in the door of our room, we could take one step and we were on the bed. The room had no air conditioning and no screens on the windows. We had a huge spider in our shower and several smaller spiders in the bed, bathroom and on the walls. They...

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2Thank fivemccauleys
SF
Reviewed 23 July 2008

Dawn Ranch has potential but owner seems more interested in money than repeat customers. Some "nice trys" but falls short. If you don't expect much, you will be ok . But for what they have chosen to charge for rooms, DRL has a long way to go. With that said, the setting is great - grounds are nice for wandering...

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1Thank weekntravels
New Mexico
Reviewed 21 July 2008

This was a disappointment. We had a 2 bedrooom cabin which had a very small bathroom and no bathtub! Very dim lighting, beds squeeked and uncomfortable, not enough plugs. The door to the 2nd room would not close and the front door barely locked. the floors were uneven. The wireless internet worked only in parts of the cabin. We could...

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California
Reviewed 11 July 2008

We just got back from the Dawn Ranch Lodge in Guerneville, CA. We were a little hesitant after reading some of the reviews but we loved it and are madly scheming to find another couple of days this summer to go back. OK, first things first. I called the hotel directly and the price we got from them matched anything...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Concierge
  • Breakfast Available

Additional Information about Dawn Ranch Lodge

Address: 16467 River Rd, Guerneville, CA 95446-9654 (Formerly Fife's)
Region: United States > California > Sonoma County > Guerneville
Price Range: $160 - $396 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Dawn Ranch Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 53
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Also Known As:
Dawn Ranch Hotel Guerneville
Dawn Ranch Lodge Guerneville, CA - Sonoma County
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  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
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“Smallest size is tiny, but cute and comfy. We chose to be not near the pool, but it was cold, so no noise coming from that direction.”
 of 5 bubbles SBallCT, 31 Oct 2016 | Read review
“cabins in the back are quieter”
 of 5 bubbles KenFBWI, 18 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Bigger cabins out by the boathouse, farther out from the rest. Small cabins by pool. Carry all items in. no driving through ranch.”
  • Queen bed
  • Balcony overlooking creek. Watchful of people making camps in creek bed:(
  • Sitting area
 of 5 bubbles pams499, 11 Sep 2016 | Read review
“get a larger room if it's available”
 of 5 bubbles craigj383, 18 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Check the map on their website to find a cabin for your needs”
 of 5 bubbles 1TaylorFamily, 22 May 2016 | Read review
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