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Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Would love to visit in the summer, but we imagine it could get noisy as the cabins are close to one another and the pool and bar aren't that far away. We're lucky we can travel out of season. Looking forward to trying the pool in the future when its warm

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AdrianHotelManager, Manager at Dawn Ranch Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time letting us know how you enjoyed your stay. We love hearing from our friends on how they enjoyed our property. The pool is great during hot days. We are in the process of getting it resurfaced as well, well once the weather permits. Once again thank you for the review and we look forward...

Bridgeport, Connecticut
Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

Went for a weekend wedding. My wife and I rented a little cottage. It had gotten cold and was rainy (or foggy). The place was super cozy. One room and a bathroom that was big enough for a little table by the window. It was beautifully designed. Very clean and handsome which set off the redwoods all around. The weekend...

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AdrianHotelManager, Manager at Dawn Ranch Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for the taking the time to review us and for the kind words. We pride ourselves in offering a memorable experience. Hopefully we will see you back in the future when you have more time to enjoy the property and the surrounding area. Thank you again for your time. Best regards, Adrian Vasquez Hotel Manager

Reviewed 1 November 2016

My husband and I spent three days/two nights in this fabulous Russian River setting for the wedding of close friends' daughter. The little cabin was cozy and spotlessly clean, the grounds dramatic with giant redwoods looming over the rustic setting. Bonfire and s'mores the first night, then wedding in the meadow, and reception and seated dinner in the orchard on...

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Cabins are super small and run down. The inside is okay but small. Bathroom is small too. Shower too. Beds not bad. Room was clean and cozy. Feels like a horror film. Weird sensation here. I guess it's camping without a tent. No

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St. Petersburg, Florida
Reviewed 18 September 2016

The Dawn Ranch lodge is somewhere between a hotel stay and camping. The cabins are very basic (no TV or Air conditioning), but comfortable enough. The property claimed wifi service, but it did not work the entire time we were there, including in the bar/restaurant. The location is good in a charming town and even though it was expensive for...

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San Jose, California
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Grounds and location very peaceful surrounded by redwoods! Cabins are sparse. No TV, No Phones, no Wi Fi, no patio chairs. We had a cabin near the boathouse which slept 3 people. Queen bed with 2 nights stands and lamps. Sitting area with small wicker chairs and table. Old fashion looking heater. No AC and no fans. Separate room with...

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Whittier, California
Reviewed 19 August 2016

We initially checked into a room that was as promised VERY SMALL. After the first night we investigated what other rooms were available and found that a special was running on a larger room for only $50 more per night. We jumped on it and were happy that we did. The larger room was airy and gave us room to...

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AdrianHotelManager, Manager at Dawn Ranch Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you Craig for such a wonderful review. I am glad that myself and my staff were able to get you into a room that was more to your liking. We strive each day to offer our guests the best experience possible. Hopefully we will see you back in the near future and remember to call us direct so we...

Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 16 August 2016

The cabin lacks a TV, consistent heating or even a phone to call the front desk, but was priced above $220/night. Even though it was a busy weekend a survey of nearby properties showed better accommodations cheaper elsewhere. Service and staff were friendly. The restaurant is far better than it needs to be and has an excellent craft cocktail program...

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AdrianHotelManager, Manager at Dawn Ranch Lodge, responded to this review

Sorry for the delay in getting back to you. With so many outlets for reviews sometimes some slip through the cracks. I would first like to thank you for staying with us, we know there are many choices when choosing where to stay. Our property is more on the "Rustic Charming" side then they typical hotel room. Our rooms are...

Ankeny, Iowa
Reviewed 16 August 2016

Great venue for a wedding or romantic getaway! Staff was very attentive and rooms were very unique and comfortable! Many wineries within driving distance make this a must stay for couples! Would definitely recommend!!

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AdrianHotelManager, Manager at Dawn Ranch Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks Mike for taking the time to let us know how we are going here at Dawn Ranch during your most recent stay. We have been working really hard to improve our guest experience and reviews like yours really show that we are making progress. Once again thank you for taking the time to leave us some feedback and we...

San Francisco
Reviewed 16 August 2016

Dawn Ranch made us feel as though we were among friends. The bar staff were sweet and remembered our names. The room was cozy and charmingly rustic. Everything was quiet and clean. We loved being able to walk into town. Thank you for a lovely stay!

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AdrianHotelManager, Manager at Dawn Ranch Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you Cara for the wonderful review of your most recent stay here at Dawn Ranch. We couldn't have described what we offer better then "cozy and charmingly rustic". We appreciate all of our guests that have become family members of Dawn Ranch but especially those that take the time out of their busy schedules to let us know how...

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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: $221 - $456 (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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“Remember to let the hot water run so it's hot...”
 of 5 bubbles NinniM, 29 Jan 2017 | Read review
“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
  • Sitting area
  • Balcony overlooking creek. Watchful of people making camps in creek bed:(
 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
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