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Rio Nido Lodge at the Russian River

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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely place to stay in the Russian River area. Our room was comfortable and very clean. The owner, Brett, was very welcoming and helpful with our questions about restaurants, activities, and wineries. Brett recently lost his wife to breast cancer and I was impressed that he was able to continue competently running the lodge amidst such loss and grief. Our...

Thank biba03
Santa Rosa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Long awaited sweet getaway, with the sweetness of a very romantic night. Arrived to meet my sweet date. Followed by a warm sweet welcome from Brett, the owner. We we were shown to our sweet room, no detail missed, premium amenities, top notch linens, high end toiletries! A sweet night of precious nostalgia shared between two lovers, The smell of...

Thank Travel5965
Sacramento, California
Reviewed 9 October 2016

The purpose of this post is to describe our experience at the Rio Nido Lodge so that future customers will not be as shocked as we were. The website describes it as an “intimate” bed and breakfast where modern meets urban peace”. Our stay was anything but. Upon our arrival we were met by a police stand-off, complete with helicopter...

2Thank dd14670
Brett G, Owner at Rio Nido Lodge at the Russian River, responded to this review

Don- as I said in my follow up email to, I am very upset that you were this disappointed with your stay. I think your score on the Lodge is reflective of exterior elements and not just your stay here. When you checked in we had a nice conversation about breweries in your area. As I was trying to process...

Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Where to begin. We arrived at 3:15 and even though the owner was there he wasn't opening up til 3:30. After 3:30 he admitted us. Not a very friendly sort for a B&B innkeeper. Told me if I was leaving in the am to park along the creek so as not to wake others. I asked him if he heard...

Thank William C
Brett G, Owner at Rio Nido Lodge at the Russian River, responded to this review

Bill- I am a single person operator as well as single parent. When you arrived at 3:15. I was away from the Lodge picking my kids up from school and I get back about 3:25. In the mornings I take them to school and get back about 8:30. I told you jokingly about the experience we had one time when...

Reviewed 30 September 2016

This place deserves a good rating. You can see it described in many ways, but I would call it ‘back to basic for people who are used to 5 star homes’. Because it is not really back to basic. For luxury you do have good free wifi, a good bed, free parking and a good breakfast included: cooked to order...

Thank ski-fanatic-73
San Francisco, California
Reviewed 1 September 2016

We stayed here for just one night after attending a local event. The room was very simple, nothing fancy, but very clean and comfortable. The music from the place next door finishes early so no problem with that. We had a great breakfast the next day, lots of options, so that was really excellent. The people were lovely and there...

1Thank MargaretNicole
San Leandro, California
Reviewed 13 August 2016

This is our second visit to the Rio Nido Lodge - an annual family excursion to celebrate our granddaughter's birthday. We will definitely stay here for future travels to the Russian River area. 3 nights in a Courtyard King Room - quiet, peaceful, wonderfully comfortable bed and a delicious breakfast! Thank you Brett!!

Thank Christine G
San Francisco
Reviewed 9 August 2016

We've been coming here once or twice a year since 2013 when the current innkeeper arrived. The reception is warm, the responsiveness is excellent, the breakfasts are yummy - and ample! - and the room is clean and comfortable. Since our last stay, Brett added two things we asked for to the bathroom in "our room" - a soap dish...

Thank Grey-Snapper
Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

The stay was lovely - Brett went out of his way to ensure I was comfortable and looked after, traveling alone. I would recommend Rio Nido Lodge - a great spot! It's 3kms from the center of town and close to wineries. For those that are racing it's close to the start and in the bike course.

Thank Annah W
Sonoma, California
Reviewed 13 July 2016

My wife and I stayed 3 nights in the courtyard king room. Nice room, very comfortable bed. Delicious home cooked breakfast. Fast response from Brett to email questions. Close to Armstrong Woods and Gurneville. Fridge.

Thank Ken b
Brett G, Owner at Rio Nido Lodge at the Russian River, responded to this review

Thanks for staying with us Ken. I am glad you stayed that third night to enjoy the band playing. The Courtyard rooms are cozy. We hope to see you again soon. Brett

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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 adult getaway. Banquet and meeting space available. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Rio Nido Lodge at the Russian River

Address: 4444 Wood Rd, Guerneville, CA 95446-8018
Region: United States > California > Sonoma County > Guerneville
Price Range: ₹ 6,497 - ₹ 11,168 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
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“I suspect we got the last room because it was a last minute thing, but our room was still just fine.”
 of 5 bubbles MargaretNicole, 31 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Note: not ALL rooms have kitchenettes. Maybe there's only one. Courtyard rooms face the morning sun and are cooler in summer.”
 of 5 bubbles Grey-Snapper, 9 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Top rooms have nice views”
 of 5 bubbles Swrdfsh21, 16 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Upstairs are noisy but bigger. Downstairs quiet but small.”
 of 5 bubbles tomlriley, 21 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Room 15 is quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles laurieg686, 5 Aug 2015 | Read review
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