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Bridgeport, Connecticut
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25 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went for a weekend wedding. My wife and I rented a little cottage. It had gotten cold and was rainy (or foggy). The place was super cozy. One room and a bathroom that was big enough for a little table by the window. It was beautifully designed. Very clean and handsome which set off the redwoods all around. The weekend... More 

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39 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My husband and I spent three days/two nights in this fabulous Russian River setting for the wedding of close friends' daughter. The little cabin was cozy and spotlessly clean, the grounds dramatic with giant redwoods looming over the rustic setting. Bonfire and s'mores the first night, then wedding in the meadow, and reception and seated dinner in the orchard on... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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26 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Cabins are super small and run down. The inside is okay but small. Bathroom is small too. Shower too. Beds not bad. Room was clean and cozy. Feels like a horror film. Weird sensation here. I guess it's camping without a tent. No

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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181 reviews
54 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016

The Dawn Ranch lodge is somewhere between a hotel stay and camping. The cabins are very basic (no TV or Air conditioning), but comfortable enough. The property claimed wifi service, but it did not work the entire time we were there, including in the bar/restaurant. The location is good in a charming town and even though it was expensive for... More 

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San Jose, California
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22 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 11 September 2016

Grounds and location very peaceful surrounded by redwoods! Cabins are sparse. No TV, No Phones, no Wi Fi, no patio chairs. We had a cabin near the boathouse which slept 3 people. Queen bed with 2 nights stands and lamps. Sitting area with small wicker chairs and table. Old fashion looking heater. No AC and no fans. Separate room with... More 

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Whittier, California
1 review
Reviewed 18 August 2016

We initially checked into a room that was as promised VERY SMALL. After the first night we investigated what other rooms were available and found that a special was running on a larger room for only $50 more per night. We jumped on it and were happy that we did. The larger room was airy and gave us room to... More 

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AdrianHotelManager, Manager at Dawn Ranch Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you Craig for such a wonderful review. I am glad that myself and my staff were able to get you into a room that was more to your liking. We strive each day to offer our guests the best experience possible. Hopefully we will see you back in the near future and remember to call us direct so we... More 

Seattle, Washington
2 reviews
Reviewed 16 August 2016

The cabin lacks a TV, consistent heating or even a phone to call the front desk, but was priced above $220/night. Even though it was a busy weekend a survey of nearby properties showed better accommodations cheaper elsewhere. Service and staff were friendly. The restaurant is far better than it needs to be and has an excellent craft cocktail program... More 

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Ankeny, Iowa
1 review
Reviewed 15 August 2016

Great venue for a wedding or romantic getaway! Staff was very attentive and rooms were very unique and comfortable! Many wineries within driving distance make this a must stay for couples! Would definitely recommend!!

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AdrianHotelManager, Manager at Dawn Ranch Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks Mike for taking the time to let us know how we are going here at Dawn Ranch during your most recent stay. We have been working really hard to improve our guest experience and reviews like yours really show that we are making progress. Once again thank you for taking the time to leave us some feedback and we... More 

San Francisco
1 review
Reviewed 15 August 2016

Dawn Ranch made us feel as though we were among friends. The bar staff were sweet and remembered our names. The room was cozy and charmingly rustic. Everything was quiet and clean. We loved being able to walk into town. Thank you for a lovely stay!

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AdrianHotelManager, Manager at Dawn Ranch Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you Cara for the wonderful review of your most recent stay here at Dawn Ranch. We couldn't have described what we offer better then "cozy and charmingly rustic". We appreciate all of our guests that have become family members of Dawn Ranch but especially those that take the time out of their busy schedules to let us know how... More 

Los Angeles, California, United States
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55 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2016

Rented a little cabin at Dawn Ranch for a week. Cabin was small but clean. Bed VERY comfortable, and bathroom was nice. Was during a very busy event and still was one of the most restful sleeps I can ever remember. Will certainly return when in the area.

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Jeffrey, Thank you for taking time to let us know how we are doing here at Dawn Ranch it really means a lot to our team. We hope to see you back not only again for the event next year but before that. Please feel free to contact us here at the front office if you would like to book... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Concierge
  • Breakfast Available

Additional Information about Dawn Ranch Lodge

Address: 16467 River Rd, Guerneville, CA 95446-9654 (Formerly Fife's)
Region: United States > California > Sonoma County > Guerneville
Price Range: £96 - £242 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Dawn Ranch Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 53
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Dawn Ranch Lodge Guerneville, Sonoma County, CA
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Smallest size is tiny, but cute and comfy. We chose to be not near the pool, but it was cold, so no noise coming from that direction.”
 of 5 bubbles SBallCT, 31 Oct 2016 | Read review
“cabins in the back are quieter”
 of 5 bubbles KenFBWI, 18 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Bigger cabins out by the boathouse, farther out from the rest. Small cabins by pool. Carry all items in. no driving through ranch.”
  • Queen bed
  • Balcony overlooking creek. Watchful of people making camps in creek bed:(
  • Sitting area
 of 5 bubbles pams499, 11 Sep 2016 | Read review
“get a larger room if it's available”
 of 5 bubbles craigj383, 18 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Check the map on their website to find a cabin for your needs”
 of 5 bubbles 1TaylorFamily, 22 May 2016 | Read review
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