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Rio Nido Lodge at the Russian River
Ranked #11 of 13 Guerneville B&B and Inns
united states
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20 reviews
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“Lovely family run B&B”
Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

My friend and I spent 3 nights on a trip to vineyards in the Russian River valley. The B&B is run by a very friendly and accommodating couple. The breakfast was delicious- homemade quiche, homemade jam and hot sauce, fruit etc. The room was impeccably clean. Location was easily accessible to the river and vineyards. They upgraded us to a king bed with no extra fee.The only suggestion would be ceiling fans in the rooms. The rooms are stuffy and we had to sleep with the windows open for a breeze. This made the room cool enough but allowed for noise during the night- dogs barking, people talking, cars pulling in, etc.

Stayed July 2014
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Reviewed July 11, 2014

This is quite a gem of a hotel in Guerneville! It truly is a cross between a B&B and hotel. You get the great friendly customer service and yummy breakfast of a B&B but not the "overly enthusiastic host and guests who want to know your life story while you have to sit next to them at breakfast" atmosphere that sometimes B&Bs have. It is very quiet and a beautiful setting with the redwoods. We sat out on the back patio one night and brought in our own food for dinner while drinking wine and smoking a cigar. Very relaxing! We had a King courtyard room and the room was nice, nothing to write home about. The bed was slightly uncomfortable but nothing worth complaining about. I suppose that is the only reason for the 4 versus 5 rating. We did recommend the hotel to my parents and would definitely return ourselves.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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gibbre, Owner at Rio Nido Lodge at the Russian River, responded to this review, July 15, 2014
Thank you for your review. The patio is an idyllic place to enjoy on our property. I am sorry that you did not enjoy the feather top bed that so many of our guests rave about. We hope to see you back soon.

Brett Gibbs
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Oceanside, California
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Reviewed July 10, 2014

Room was spacious and the bed was very comfortable, perfect for weary travelers or anybody looking to find a peaceful place to enjoy the lush environment. Breakfast provided had excellent variety and was restaurant quality. I would definitely recommend for anybody passing through or looking to enjoy an extended stay in the area.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
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Reviewed June 18, 2014

From the get go, I knew the Rio Nido Lodge was going to be great. Talked to owner Brett by phone and he helped me navigate reserving 3 rooms. Arrived to find the lodge built into a nest of giant Redwoods. Breakfast is served in retro style eatery and menu is full of fantastic fresh tasty choices. Our rooms were in the Red Room social area which made it great for our group. The rooms were comfy and very clean. From our window we enjoyed the live music from the Roadhouse. Rio Nido Lodge is a great location for exploring the area. I would stay here again!

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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San Diego, California
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Reviewed June 15, 2014

My husband and I stayed 3 nights here at the Rio Nido Lodge, and we could not have picked a better location! What a nice place to stay! I had no idea when I made my reservation that we would enjoy our experience here as much as we did! I read the reviews and they were all true!

Our room was comfy and very clean! And it came with breakfast and hot coffee served every morning, by the warm and friendly owners Brett and Yulia.

These owners are “hands on”, hardworking folks, dedicated to making your stay memorable and enjoyable! There is a personal element here that you don’t normally find when you check into a hotel. You’re immediately drawn in and you feel welcome and appreciated. Go figure! These guys are really happy you’re here! :)
Thank you to Brett, we appreciated your recommendations and knowledge of the local restaurants and winery’s and attractions.
I can see Rio Nido Lodge growing into a huge favorite for visitors and guest. Staying here is like coming home! When you leave your planning you next trip back!

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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Reviewed June 7, 2014

If you are anywhere in the area between Santa Rosa and the coast, stay at the Rio Nido Lodge in Guerneville. Nestled in the Redwoods in a small hippyish community, it is tranquil and restful. But if you want a fun night out, walk down the road to the Rio Nido Roadhouse. Friendly and fun, great steamed clams. You can get to the coast in about 15 minutes. Brett and Yulia were great, and the free breakfasts rock. No one under 18 allowed, what an incredible perk for a quiet, romantic get away. It is back from the road, so very quiet. Don't pass this place up.I'm just sorry we missed the Pegasus theater performance on the property.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Fairport, New York
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Reviewed June 4, 2014

My husband and I stayed here as part of our honeymoon. Brett and Yulia couldn't have been more welcoming. First off, we were given a choice of rooms since they weren't full. We greatly appreciated the choice and found our room to be spacious enough with a large bathroom. When we came back from hiking amongst the redwoods and dinner out, we found a surprise in our room - they left us a dessert with "congratulations" written on the plate in icing! So thoughtful!

As others have mentioned, the breakfast, which was included, was great! Everything was made to order and arrived quickly. They even had soy milk to go with my tea.

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would definitely stay at Rio Nido Lodge again. The setting, the hospitality and the value can't be beat!

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Rio Nido Lodge at the Russian River

Property: Rio Nido Lodge at the Russian River
Address: 4444 Wood Rd, Guerneville, CA 95446-8018
Location: United States > California > Sonoma County > Guerneville
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 13 B&Bs / Inns in Guerneville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A peaceful respite in a picturesque spot with the redwoods providing a serene backdrop where modern meets rustic. This almost 100 year old Lodge has lots of unique accommodations to offer. All rooms with one king or one queen bed for a perfect getaway. Banquet and meeting space available. ... more   less 
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