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Highland Dell Lodge

21050 River Blvd, Monte Rio, CA 95462
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Ranked #4 of 5 Monte Rio B&B and Inns
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3 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
theslickmom San Francisco, California
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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San Francisco, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed here over 4th of July weekend. We have friends nearby, so spent most of our time with them at their place, but slept at Highland Dell. The grounds are very rustic and sweet. Just what you'd expect from a River hotel. Great location. We had the two room suite with balcony. The rooms are nice, but basic. No... More

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Caliente, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The hotel is nice looking and very clean. Since it is rustic, the small rooms (smaller than cruise ship cabins) are no problem. The thin walls permitted me and my wife to enjoy our neighbors conversations, which were humorous. They provide high def TVs, but on a pay per view basis. Anything you want to see, costs per hour. We... More

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Zürich, Schweiz
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

I stayed here with my Family for 2 nights. This a typical forest lodge in a beautiful setting in the redwoods. We had a room with a small bacony facing the river. Room was very clean and perfect for our short stay. We were visiting my parents who have a small cabin near by. We spent mostly all day and... More

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Detroit, Michigan
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48 reviews 48 reviews
29 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

Great room and historic too nestled in the peaceful woods. We found this lodge to be just perfect for our visit and after our overnight stay wished we had a few more days to enjoy there! Rooms were roomy, spotless and so comfortable with a great view of the river below. The breakfast was plentiful and so good....eggs, yogurt, sausage... More

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Belmont, California
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

I recently had the pleasure to stay at ths wonderful historic hotel for three nights with the wife and grand kids. The rooms were older( historic) small but clean, bathroom updated and had a balcony with a river view. Breakfast every morning was included with attention towards the children. The menu varied but mostly scrambled eggs, bagels, bacon and even... More

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

We loved the look and the location of the Highland Dell Lodge. The staff was friendly and always available to help. We were pleasantly surprised by the great food and enjoyed a lovely dinner overlooking the river. We only wish we had stayed longer.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

Historic building with nicely updated rooms. The bar/restaurant/deck overlooking the bend in the river is very relaxing. The inn keepers are appropriately friendly and helpful. This is not a get-up-early-hit-the-road place with buffet breakfast at 0800. We were there early in the week. This is a sleepy, quiet out-of-the-way place. It is an entertainment and event venue, so check their... More

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21 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

Staff very accommodating.. Sea food special very reasonably price and excellent. Home made Apple Strudel was very European and again excellent. Continental Breakfast included Quiche and warm bagels.. Setting of the Deck overlooking Russian River stunning. Rooms nice but old fashioned like one would expect from an Inn built at the turn of the century. We would go back if... More

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17 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2012

Great little hotel. Took a river view room for $128 and it was good value. Comfortable beds, nice view, and a really wonderful breakfast. I suspect it would be a bit noisy if it was busy (it was almost empty when we visited) as the rooms are not terribly well soundproofed. Monte rio is a bit nil, not much to... More

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Windsor, California
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2012

The owners, Herb and Ingrid, are German expats that have made the Highland Dell their little alpine hotel. The friendly atmosphere, bar and restaurant more than make up for the "tiny" but well maintained rooms. The buffet breakfasts are really nice and when there aren't many people staying there, Herb will special order for you. The area is somewhat depressed... More

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Address: 21050 River Blvd, Monte Rio, CA 95462
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Location: United States > California > Sonoma County > Monte Rio
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Built circa 1906, the historic Highland Dell is a very popular destination for San Francisco and Bay Area families as it was throughout the 20th century. Surrounded by century old redwood trees and overlooking the Russian River, it is an ideal place for a vacation or weekend get-away. The Highland Dell offers well appointed lodging, and a fine gourmet restaurant, complete with a full service bar. A variety of exciting activities are available within easy reach. ... more   less 
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