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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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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My daughter just got married at Dawn Ranch. I have to admit I was quite concerned about the venue after reading all of the negative reviews, but I had no choice and off we went. I loved the venue for our family - the closeness it offered and the overall feel. I went on a site visit earlier and since... More

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San Mateo, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

I was fooled by the photos and they really,really,really take advantage. For someone to charge what they do, considering what you get, MUST be some sort of crime! Really,-- criminal. You would do better to sleep in you car with the windows down and the doors unlocked. As a matter of fact, I would prefer to sleep in my car... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We were just at Dawn Ranch for a wedding, and while I thought the actual wedding aspects (venue, food, service) was done nicely, the "cottage"/trailer we stayed in was in terrible shape. Since we have a 6 month old, we asked for a cottage with extra space, which landed us far down the property, in a real grimy area. The... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

My brother just held his wedding weekend at Dawn Ranch. It was a summer camp themed event and he couldn't have chosen a better location for the weekend. However....The cabins were clean but very small and may have had the worst mattress I have ever slept on. They are super adorable from the outside and many probably consider them "... More

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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

There is no shortage of areas to visit just north of San Francisco and my wife and I traveled to Guerneville this past weekend and stayed at the Dawn Ranch Lodge. Several positives and equal number of negatives. First most of resorts in Guerneville are expensive thus Dawn Ranch is not out of line with the competition but note that... More

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Carmichael, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

What a beautiful venue and dog friendly, which is a plus. They are very rustic but clean cottages with nice bedding & towels, but boy do they need new mattresses. It was very rough going for 2 nights, but otherwise the staff was friendly and place was so lovely for the wedding we attended. There was very good food at... More

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

We arrived at Dawn Ranch for a wedding. We travel with our dogs so it's great to find a establishment that embraces the fact that family's come in all sorts of packages. The cozy cottages are minimal but clean and fresh E O bath products are provided nice touch. Great place for large families and friends to gather. The grounds... More

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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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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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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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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Address: 16467 River Road, Guerneville, CA 95446 (Formerly Fife's)
Location: United States > California > Sonoma County > Guerneville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Dawn Ranch Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 55
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Dawn Ranch Hotel Guerneville
Dawn Ranch Lodge Guerneville, CA - Sonoma County

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