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Dawn Ranch Lodge

16467 River Road, Guerneville, CA 95446 (Formerly Fife's)
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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
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I stayed two nights at the lodge cabin in connection with a family wedding conducted at the lodge property. The cabins appeared to be cheap prefab units rather than upgraded wooden cabins from the last century- which their ads seem to imply. The space was just too cramped, with a tiny bathroom and a miniscule shower, no... More 

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Napa, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice quiet place within walking distance of Guerneville. We stayed in one of the pool side cabins; no TV or phone which was fine. The room was pretty basic; the room was cozy, the bed was comfortable, and it had its own small bathroom. The grounds seemed to be pretty well maintained. They had some larger cabins where families were... More 

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Chico, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

We recently visited Dawn Ranch Lodge and had brunch at the Agriculture Public House Restaurant on site. The food and service were excellent and the atmosphere was very relaxed. The restaurant had high beamed wood ceilings and was very comfortable and there was also a large bar and outdoor seating. After eating, we walked the 15 acres of grounds at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Very unique and special place. Yes, the rooms are older and no, they don't have all the amenities of your standard sterile hotel room, but that's part of what is great about it. The location, beneath the redwoods and on the Russian River, felt like a real getaway. Food and drink at the restaurant outstanding and everyone was very nice.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

Very expensive $500 for this kind of hotel,terrible staff. They don't have even hairdryer and in the room was too cold. Check out time is 11AM,when everywhere 12AM. Fair places had worked but didn't give a warm. Never won't come back.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

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 via mobile

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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