June 20th, 2012



There’s plenty of water behind that dam for swimming, canoeing or kayaking.  Johnson’s Beach is open and jumping.  Tomorrow there is a farmer’s market next to the plaza in town from 3:00 to 7:00 pm and Maria Muldaur singing from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.  Remember “Midnight at the Oasis”?


The concert will kick off a summer of fun at the river and is part of a 5 event series called Rockin’ the River.  

The first Friday of every month through the summer one can enjoy a leisurely stroll through town some very nice local art work and, of course, food and wine at the First Friday Art Walk.

If you want to come up and enjoy town, consider booking a room online:







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STURGEON’S MILL a steam powered sawmill working restoration is open to the public this weekend.

June 12th, 2012


Check out the schedule of activities and demonstrations at the mill on the Sturgeon website.


While your at it consider arriving on Friday early enough to enjoy the Occidental Farmer’s Market with Gerard’s Paella,  Lata’s Indian Food,  and more.  Oh, that’s right fresh, healthy locally grown fruit and vegetables too.


If you want to come see us feel free to book online


June 1st, 2012

Usually “dog days” refers to the end of summer but not here at the River.  We have 5 cottages where we accept pets at no additional fee.  They are the Apple House, the Tree House, Osprey’s Nest, Robin and Quail.  There are good options for dining with your furry friend.  Garden Grill is one of the most popular, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, well behaved pets are allowed on the deck.    For wine tasting Marimar Estate Winery is pet friendly and actually does Yappy Hour on Tuesdays.  For more activities and especially river and coast walks with your favorite four legged friend check out the latest issue of Sonoma Discoveries for “Days of Dogs and and Water” by Frank Robertson.  You can also walk your dogs on leashes on the roads at Armstrong Woods State Reserve.


Lot’s going on at the River!

May 21st, 2012

First it’s Memorial Day this next week and that is always fun in Guerneville.  We have some availability, even a couple of Saturday/Sunday nights.


If you can’t make it up for that then there is the open studio events at:

Art at the Source

If you come the first weekend, you should be able to enjoy Guerneville’s First Friday Art Walk

How perfectly does that go together.

We have several good music venues too.  Jerry Knight’s River Theatre and Main Street Pizza to name a few host really good entertainment as does the Rio Nido Road House.

Hope to see you at the River.


March 17th, 2012

Just last week the garden was alive with blossoms, clematis, tulip trees and plum blossoms. 

So many things in bloom.

...and more clematis

Plums and picnics

Recent storms have knocked some of the blossoms down but April 21st is the Apple Blossom Festival in Sebastopol.


Don’t forget Earthday April 22nd.

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March 6th, 2012

Look, we have a brave fox in the pool yard.  No fox in the hen house just more running around the neighborhood.

Hope you can come see us soon.



February 25th, 2012


Want more information on this annual festival?  CLICK HERE

If you are a bluegrass/folk fan this is a wonderful festival.  Get your tickets in advance and save money.
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If wine futures are more your speed check out the offerings of the western Sonoma County wineries at the 2 weekend long event at the Wineroad site.


January 30th, 2012

Writer, Sam McManis and photographer, Randy Pench came to Guerneville and nailed the flavor.

They recognized us for our appreciation of the eclectic.  I can’t top their work so check it out at the

Be sure to check out all the photos

Be sure to check out the full text and photos by clicking here.

A big thank you to Alan at Fraser Creative Services

January 29th, 2012

The Creekside Inn and Resort, Guerneville, Russian River, California from Slo Files on Vimeo.

The Creekside Inn is a special place. Located on the Russian River in Guerneville, the Creekside offers a wide variety of room options and is centrally located to wineries, Russian River recreation and Armstrong Woods. Narration by Lynn Crescione. Photography and Editing by Alan Fraser. Check out their website here.

Registration for Levi Leipheimer’s King Ridge GranFondo opens on Tuesday 01/17/2012

January 16th, 2012

Levi Leipheimer’s King Ridge GranFondo 2012 from Bike Monkey LLC on Vimeo.

You can sign up online by clicking here for the Levi Leipheimer site.  It is a great event and sells out fast.

If you can stay with us, we will be offering a 20% discount on room rentals of 3 nights or more with the entry of the promo code Fondo.  You can call us to reserve the 3 or more night stay and use the code on the phone too.