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Cottages on River Road
Ranked #1 of 13 Guerneville B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
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San Francisco
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great for the price”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2012

I must start off the review by saying I work in a hotel and that makes me extra picky. With that being said, I enjoyed this place. The customer service was AMAZING. The massage was by far the best I have ever had!! We didn't have the breakfast, but I peeked and it was a decent spread (I am not a continental breakfast person). The cottages were charming and worth the price. Now comes the picky part...the bathroom products provided in the room could use a serious upgrade, I suggest bringing your own. The closet needs a light and the heater was either scorching hot or cold. Again, this is me scrutinizing the place...

Now if I was to review Guerneville on its own, I would give it 3 stars, maybe 2 1/2. The BF and I like to enjoy wine or drinks with dinner and the lack of transportation in this town is a reason we will likely not return. There are TWO cabs (not cab companies, CABS!!) in the town and I must really be a city girl cause waiting over a half an hour for a cab really killed my wine buzz. If you want to sit in room and relax or are incredibly patient...or have a sober driver, then this place and this town are for you...

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
nevada county, ca
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26 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2012

After reading the reviews, I rented a garden studio but was upgraded to a River Road cottage (#12). The cottage was spacious, well decorated and clean. I expressed my concern about the road noise and was assured that because the bedroom was on the garden side of the cottage that it wouldn't be bad. Bad is all relative. There was plenty of muted road noise. Thanks goodness for ear plugs.

The staff was pleasant and I got my kitty fix after meeting Frank the cat. The River Road cottage doesn't get much morning sun so if you go in the winter months be assured that it will be very very cold and damp in the morning! We had a wall heater and it had one setting-on or off so that's what we kept doing-turning it off and on. Would have been nice to have a space heater in the bathroom as that never quite got warm enough. Did like the wet bar.

The location was close to everything. Had dinner at Chef Patrick's, shot pool at the Rainbow Cattle Co. and drove the few minutes back to the cottage the first night. Went to the coast for the day on Saturday and after check out on Sunday we hit Armstrong Woods before heading out of town.

If you are looking for a clean, basic place to stay, this is the place for you. If you want to stay in a quiet, warm, sunny place , go elsewhere.

Room Tip: Not sure if any of the rooms are immune from the consistent road noise but if you want the most quie...
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank koolforkats
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Los Angeles, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2011

I stayed at the Cottages at River Rd back in October for my ten year anniversary. The hotel was well kept, the rooms were very clean and had a great floor plan. The beds were comfortable and the televison provided a lot of cable channels (for those looking to stay in) as well as an extended VHS ( yes VHS!) collection for a romantic and cozy night in. They also have complimentary breakfast, which had the best cinnamon buns I ever tasted in my life and fresh apples all day long! Teddy at reception was awesome in providing tips for where to go an what to do in the town. He recommend the Korbel Champange tour , which hosted a free tasting and a lovely tour of the property. To top it all off the hotel hosted smore night (every night) which is a lovely way to unwind before calling it a night.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Wendy C
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New York City, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2011

After spending a week in California, I decided to end my trip with a Russian River getaway after hearing how lovely it was. A friend had recommended the Cottages on River Road, saying I could count on the welcoming hospitality and that I’d have a great time. I must say the Cottages above and beyond met my expectations. DeeAnn and Ted at the front desk were not only friendly, they were helpful in offering suggestions for where to eat and adventures to embark on.

If you make your way to the Cottages during Halloween season, be sure to visit Dr. Evils House of Horrors which is nearby and truly a spectacle. But be warned, this is not your run of the mill Haunted House. Looking to unwind after this scare? Hit up the Cottages’ VHS collection! They have an eclectic variety of options on tape, including not one, but two copies of Air Bud! Their collection ranges from kid friendly to chick flick to some of the classics that are a must have.

In addition, while there are great wineries nearby, you can’t beat the wine coming to you! During my stay, the Cottages on River Road featured a wine tasting one afternoon which gave me the opportunity to enjoy a glass of wine while sitting by the pool. It was great to chat with the other guests staying at the hotel and hear about their adventures during their vacations. We all were able to agree on one thing, we were having a great time at the Cottages.

Every night I felt comfort in coming “home” to the Cottages’ nightly s’mores. It was such a treat to sit outside roasting marshmallows under the stars – you don’t realize just how enjoyable and calming it is until you experience it.

I don’t think there could have been a better ending to my vacation in California. I look forward to planning my next trip back to Guerneville and the Cottages on River Road in the near future!

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Nicole P
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Oviedo, Florida
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8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2011

If you are looking for a quiet getaway in the Russian River area, consider staying at the Cottages on River Road. From the first greetings but the owners (and their charming dog and cat!) to the simple quaintness of the accommodations to ease in checking out, everything makes for a comfortable stay.

I stayed in Cabin #7 -- having read recommendations to request a cabin away from the road -- and found it remarkably comfortable. The cabins feature simple but sturdy furniture, accent walls covered in pleasant colors, and basic amenities one would expect in this setting.

The hosts offer a wide variety of DVDs to check out if you choose to hunker down and stay inside, but they also give good advice on local sites to visit. Every night at sundown, they build a fire in the centrally located fire pit and offer s'mores -- a nice touch that builds community within the small complex, if that's your style. The continental breakfast is, again, simple, but substantial. If I were to put something on a wishlist, it would be for coffeemakers in the cabins for those who like to roll out of bed to the scent of coffee brewing.

The fact that this accommodation is a couple of miles from "downtown" Guerneville is not really a drawback, since driving into town and parking is easy.

I would recommend Cottages on River Road for a single person on a "writing weekend," couples who want a no-frills quiet getaway, or families who seek a home base while exploring the Russian River area. (By the way, there is free internet for those who must stay "connected," but that's not everyone's wish.) The company of the owners' well-behaved dog and cat make the setting that much more homelike.

Room Tip: Request a cabin away from the road. Cabin 7 is a nice two bedroom accommodation.
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank rileymax56
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Property: Cottages on River Road
Address: 14880 River Rd, Guerneville, CA 95446-9279 (Formerly River Village Resort & Spa)
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Region: United States > California > Sonoma County > Guerneville
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 13 B&Bs / Inns in Guerneville
Price range (per night): ₹ 5,854 - ₹ 10,550
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Cottages on River Road 2.5*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We offer our guests the chance to escape the ordinary and experience a unique hotel in a diverse and breathtaking destination. Whether it is canoeing on the river, biking the backroads, touring a world class winery, hiking the redwood forests or strolling along the beaches of Bodega Bay, you will return each evening to enjoy s’mores under a sky full of stars at Cottages on River Road. ... more   less 
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