A century-old guest ranch, Dawn Ranch Lodge was renamed in 2006 in celebration of the rare Dawn Redwood, of which there are two mature trees on the grounds. Dawn Ranch Lodge is a fifteen acre property nestled amongst towering redwoods on the banks of the Russian River. We are just twenty minutes from the beautiful Pacific Coast, and offer rustic tranquility and a contemporary atmosphere. Individual cottages blend harmoniously into the stunning landscape of ancient apple orchards, bamboo groves, grassy meadows and beautifully landscaped gardens. The long meadow at Dawn Ranch Lodge has been the setting for spectacular weddings and intimate ceremonies for over a century.
Whether you choose an intimate ceremony under the boughs of the century old apple blossoms in the orchard, or a large celebration in our beautiful meadow, Dawn Ranch Lodge is the perfect romantic setting to celebrate your union. Relax and enjoy these beautiful surroundings, while our dedicated staff ensure that you and your party experience a joyful, stress-free day.
Dawn Ranch Lodge has 53 new remodeled cottages and cabins available for rent, ranging from cozy poolside rooms to charming 2-bedroom cottages overlooking the meadow. The renovated cabins are appointed with new, natural fiber luxury beds, fluffy comforters, and elegant country styling. In the spirit of truly getting away from it all, there are no telephones or televisions in the rooms.
15 acres of private gardens
Full service restaurant and bars
Boat House conference room
Private river access
Resort Wide Internet Access
There are over fifty wineries located within minutes of Dawn Ranch, and the world-famous wine-growing region of Napa Valley is just 30 minutes away.
We are only an hour and twenty minutes outside of San Francisco.
Spend an afternoon swimming or boating on the Russian River. Boat, kayak and canoe rentals are available locally. The Russian River is also home to some of the finest Steelhead fishing in the world.
Take a 1.5 mile cycle or stroll through magical groves of ancient redwoods at the beautifully maintained Armstrong Woods National Park.
Take a day trip winding your way through some of Northern California's most picturesque coastal towns. Visit Bodega Bay (setting for Alfred Hitchcock's famous movie "The Birds"), tour Point Reyes National Seashore, where some of California's finest organic cheeses are produced, or dine on cioppino while overlooking the Pacific Ocean at Jenner.
A 10 minute drive from Dawn Ranch Lodge is the beautiful Northwood Golf Course - a par 36, 9 hole, Alister MacKenzie/Robert Hunter designed public golf course, situated on 70 wooded acres.
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