Stayed here for an August long weekend planned at the last minute, seemed to be the only place in the Russian River area that had a two-bedroom available without having to rent out a vacation home, so we gladly snapped up the room.
Host Ron was warm and friendly on the phone and again in person on checking in and throughout our stay. Two bedroom suite was a bit small with tiny bathroom and thin walls, but reasonably priced--and a stay here is all about the relaxing, atmospheric grounds and riverside location, so room comfort was not a big factor for us, especially considering how late we booked. Would absolutely consider a stay here in the future, but would likely try for one of the more well-appointed balcony rooms facing the river.
Monte Rio is a charming, quiet little place, tucked into the woods right on the river. Had a stellar meal at the Village Inn across the river at Ron's recommendation. So much to do in the area, river recreation, hiking in Armstrong Redwoods and the amazing coastal State parks, Ft Ross, stunning drives, seafood, etc...
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