We stayed here for the first weekend in August and enjoyed ourselves immensely. The communal bathroom was about as clean as I expected. There were also 2 shower stalls (runs on quarters) and outside there were two deep basins for cleaning dishes. Each campsite had a fire pit (either rock or brick, firewood bundles are available from the owners at $7/bundle) and a moveable picnic table. Our campsite had its own spigot for cold water, but not every campsite had its own so some campers would have to use one of several spigots located throughout the campground. None of the communal spigots appeared to be a long walk.
There are trees everywhere, so shade during the daylight hours is abundant. We found the beach to be a bit small. There are several dog friendly beaches in the area, including Sunset Beach and Hacienda Beach. Both are less than 10 minutes by car.
Check-in/out is 11 am, but that doesn't appear to be strictly enforced on Sundays as most people are leaving and few are arriving. Prices PER DAY in August of 2008 was $35 for first 2 people and 1 car. Additional people, another car, or family dog are an extra $5 each, although some campsites didn't appear to be big enough for more than 4 people and 1 car.
Reservations are taken on Monday for the upcoming weekend, and the campground is open Memorial day through Labor day. I would definitely call for reservations, and my family and I will DEFINITELY be back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Russian River Camping Schoolhouse Canyon Campground has been in continuous operation since the 1960s and is part of the original Ridenhour ranch, which has remained in the family since the 1850s. Please come and relax, camp with us and enjoy the beautiful Russian River valley. We are a perfect home base for wine tasting, canoeing, bicycle tours or even a visit to the coast. We look forward to your stay. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Schoolhouse Campground Hotel Guerneville
- Schoolhouse Campground Guerneville, CA - Sonoma County