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Dawn Ranch Lodge

2.5 of 5 Villa   |   16467 River Road, Guerneville, CA 95446 (Formerly Fife's)
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013
BobbyGolfs Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
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67 reviews 67 reviews
26 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

I stayed there two nights for a wedding. It is a great setting for such an event as the place for the ceremony and cocktail hour are fairly isolated from the rest of the world. You are among the trees and you can hear the rolling waters in the background. (Advice - Ladies, wear flat shoes as otherwise, if the... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

We stayed at Dawn Ranch for our son's wedding. We had checked out the place with the couple last spring and were excited about the venue. However, that excitement changed quickly once we were there for the wedding. There is a notice that if you lose your key there is a $50 charge - and all we were given was... More

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New York City, New York
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013 via mobile

I just stayed at Dawn Ranch for a wedding. The grounds are beautiful and it is a great place for an outdoor wedding. That being said I wouldn't recommend people stay there for the price (unless you're there for the wedding). Your room is a cabin which I was excited about, but the cabin is very small with little room... More

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Dallas, TX
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189 reviews 189 reviews
39 hotel reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

Horrible staff. I can excuse a lot of issues if the staff cares, and they try to correct the problems but I can honestly say that the staff is the problem. It started when we tried to book a room- no one ever answered the phone, and they didn't return any of our many messages for well over a week.... More

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Nazareth, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

We stayed here for a weekend wedding and I had a heads up as to what to expect from reading other reviews here. It worked out perfectly for us. I liked it's retro-feel. They tape the room key on a piece of paper. The heater provided enough warmth at night. The bathroom is small though. It behooves one to close... More

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San Francisco
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6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012 via mobile

On a road trip, we needed a place to stay overnight. We got a Ok cabin that was worth $70 a night, but they charged 5 times that! The grounds were nice, but everything else was below average. DO NOT STAY HERE- WASTE OF TIME AND MONEY!!!!!

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Escondido, California
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6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

Single cottage was great, my family had all levels of cottages rented with no issues that couldn't be worked around or handled. Staff was great and it was the most relaxing wedding I've experienced. Website explained perfectly the quaintness and/or quirks of the facilty!!! My family loved/loves this place!!!

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San Jose, California
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15 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

Stayed 2 nights in a 2-room cabin as part of a wedding party. As a wedding venue, this place is great. The setting (in the orchard) was gorgeous and the wedding dinner under the trees was lovely. My issue is with the accommodation. Yes the cabins are charming, from the outside. I would have been okay with the comfort level... More

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Arlington, Virginia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012

We stayed here for a long weekend in July with some friends in one of the two "bedroom" cabins near the end of the property. I had no idea how long of a walk it would be from teh parking area to our cabin so I am glad I packed light. There is a lot of space for events and... More

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Folsom, California, United States
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012

We've stayed around Guerneville for the Vineman three times (staying at different places each time), and found this lodge to be a good location if you'd like to walk or bike to the Vineman start at Johnson's Beach. And if you're prepared for glamorous camping ("glamping"), then you're set. We felt like we were having a sleepover in a backyard... More

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Also Known As:
Dawn Ranch Hotel
Dawn Ranch Hotel Guerneville
Dawn Ranch Lodge Guerneville, CA - Sonoma County
Address: 16467 River Road, Guerneville, CA 95446 (Formerly Fife's)
Location: United States > California > Sonoma County > Guerneville
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
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Ranked #5 of 7 Specialty lodging in Guerneville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Dawn Ranch Lodge 2.5*
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