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R&R by the Russian River

Looking for a getaway surrounded by lush redwood forests? Stay along Sonoma’s Russian River. There are plenty of lovely accommodations in the woodland countryside. Here are six cozy places to stay.

Fern Grove Cottages

Located within walking distance of downtown Guerneville, the charming Fern Grove Cottages are surrounded by beautiful gardens and redwoods. Each cottage has a unique theme and varies in amenities, from spa studio to 2 bedroom and 2 bath. There are even pet-friendly options. Be sure to check out the special deals as well.

Rio Nido Lodge (Temporarily Closed)

Near the historic Rio Nido Roadhouse, Rio Nido Lodge features accommodations from individual rooms to cute mini cottages. Come relax in this cute bed and breakfast surrounded by redwoods.

Cottages on River Road

For a lovely getaway in the redwoods and right along the river, check out Cottages on River Road. They offer studios with balconies overlooking the garden, as well as River Road and garden cottages. It is also dog-friendly so bring your fur babies too. This is the place to unplug and enjoy the serenity of the forest.

Guerneville Lodge

This beautiful rustic lodge amid the lush redwood forests is a lovely place to relax in nature. At Guerneville Lodge, choose between a cozy room in the lodge or camping right on the edge of the river. It’s also within walking distance of shops and restaurants.

Highland Dell Lodge

Set against a backdrop of lush green forest, the historic Highland Dell Lodge looks like something out of a fairytale. Inside, you’ll find cozy rooms and a charming dining room. The continental breakfasts are highly regarded and there is even a German restaurant inside.

Inn on the Russian River

The quaint Inn on the Russian River (formerly the Rio Villa) in Monte Rio features apartment-style rooms with gorgeous views of the forest and river. You can choose between economy rooms, mid-priced river views, and large river views, so you’ll find something within your budget. With access to private beaches and just a short drive to Armstrong Redwoods and downtown Guerneville, it’s a hidden gem.

Summer Young is a senior at Sonoma State University pursuing a Bachelor’s in English. When she’s not in class, you can find her drinking coffee and exploring the world or on instagram @_justaseason_.

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