We'd like to stay "on the river", but have ruled out Guerneville Lodge. Are there any nice but not too expensive (ie. less than $200) places with close proximity to the river?
I am not sure that Guerneville has accommodations on the river.
Here is one in nearby Monte Rio.
In Guerneville we have stayed here. It has different accommodations, including cottages with kitchens. Not on the river, however, but a short distance away.
Creekside Inn is very close to the river. I stayed there last June and thought it very nice.
Thanks for the great feedback. We're definitely considering Rio Villa, but it & the Guerneville area may be a bit remote for our tastes.
They may seem remote, but in Guerneville you are only 12 miles from the ocean and 17 miles from the town of Healdsburg, which is pretty, has a lot of tasting rooms, and is the gateway to the Dry Creek and Alexander Valley wine countries.
Not to mention the Russian River wine country.