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1 room, 2 adults

Dawn Ranch Lodge, Guerneville

2.5-star2.5 stars
16467 Hwy 116 (River Road) GuernevilleCA95446United States of America

Riverfront cabin in Guerneville with outdoor pool, restaurant
  • Free WiFi in lobby and free parking
  • Collect nightsFor every 10 nights, get 1 free!
Delicious food
Great location
Room needs to be improved
More comfort would be nice
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From 125 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Dawn Ranch Lodge, Guerneville

from $119
  • Chalet (GREEN MEADOW)
  • Room, Poolside
  • Cabin

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 53 rooms


  • Check-in time 4 PM-7 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
The front desk is open during the following times:
  • Wednesday - Sunday: 10 AM - 7 PM
If you are planning to arrive after 7 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas



  • Free self parking
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
Working away
  • One meeting room
  • Wedding services
  • Year Built
  • Garden

In the room

Freshen up
  • Free toiletries
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Access via exterior corridors

Dawn Ranch Lodge, Guerneville’s small print

Also known as

  • Dawn Lodge Guerneville
  • Dawn Ranch Lodge
  • Dawn Ranch Lodge Guerneville
  • Dawn Ranch Hotel Guerneville
  • Dawn Ranch Lodge Guerneville, CA - Sonoma County
  • Dawn Ranch Guerneville
  • Dawn Ranch


The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

Optional extras

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

What’s around Dawn Ranch Lodge, Guerneville


  • Pee Wee Golf and Arcade - 12 min walk
  • Johnson's Beach - 21 min walk
  • Armstrong Redwoods State Park - 2.5 mi / 4 km
  • Northwood Golf Club - 2.9 mi / 4.6 km
  • Porter-Bass Vineyard - 3 mi / 4.8 km
  • Korbel Champagne Cellars - 3.1 mi / 4.9 km
  • Austin Creek State Recreation Area - 3.4 mi / 5.4 km
  • Hartford Family Winery - 7.6 mi / 12.2 km

Getting around

  • Santa Rosa, CA (STS-Sonoma County) - 24 min drive
  • Free self parking

Recent reviews

Good 7.8 From 91 reviews

Dawn Ranch Lodge, Guerneville
The stay was great! My husband and I were celebrating our one year wedding anniversary during our stay and we could not have picked a better spot! It was our first time staying at Dawn Ranch. I will recommend it to others.
Jessica, us1 night trip
Dawn Ranch Lodge, Guerneville
Very Good8.0
Go for the higher-cost Green Meadow cabins; they are 125% larger, and much more comfortable. Wifi is present but it sucks.
Leslie, us4 night trip
Dawn Ranch Lodge, Guerneville
Small, noisy, lots of spiders plumbing barelyworks
Spiders everywhere! In almost every corner. Not just spiders who recently wandered in. Well developed webs with lots of bugs caught in them. Super small rooms with no privacy. You can hear everything in the cabins next to you. We thought it would be cute little cabins but it turns out they are just really small with paper thin walls. The showers are a good size if you are less than 5 feet tall. Any taller and your best bet is just rinsing off in the pool. Hot water takes about three hours to finally reach your cabin and lasts a good minute or two. I think we killed 11 spiders before my wife suggested to take pictures which are shared below. Would have called management but no phone in the room. And barely any cell reception. Faint WiFi signal. So we walked back to the office and no one was there. Just a sign saying they would be back soon. Had to use the key drop when checking out because there wasn’t anyone there to help us check out. Next time I visit, I’d rather sleep in the empty lot next door with the homeless people who yell at you as you walk by than with the spiders in the cabin. Maybe they should fix the windows and make sure they close. Ours only stayed closed by lashing them to the wall with a hook. Windows that close might keep the spiders out. I filled out my initial survey in a cafe nearby (I needed Someone else’s WiFi to fill out the form) and management suggested I might find a different property more to my liking on our next visit. You bet I will!
Jacob, us2 night trip
Dawn Ranch Lodge, Guerneville
Dawn Ranch
Absolutely fantastic. Tucked in the trees and local community was fun. Gorgeous!
A Traveler, us2 night trip
Dawn Ranch Lodge, Guerneville
Very Good8.0
On the Russian River, Close to Sonoma Coast
There are a range of cabins at Dawn Ranch. Those featured on their website are not typical of the majority of them. So I was initially disappointed in my tiny room with windows that didn't close all the way. But it is lovely place to stay, an easy walk to pretty much anything you'd want to see in Guerneville and to the Russian River. An easy drive to Bodega Bay, Jenner and other parts of the fabulous Sonoma Coast. It was really hot when I was there (a rare 96 degrees) and just opening the windows didn't help much (a fan would've been nice!). But by evening it had cooled down under the redwoods.
Patricia, us2 night trip

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Dawn Ranch Lodge, Guerneville

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