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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 July 22, 2014
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    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
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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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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13 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
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35 helpful votes 35 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
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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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New York City, New York
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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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Dallas, TX
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38 hotel reviews
129 helpful votes 129 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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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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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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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*
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Dawn Ranch Hotel Guerneville
Dawn Ranch Lodge Guerneville, CA - Sonoma County

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