ABOUT THE RUSSIAN RIVER

The Russian River, a southward-flowing river, drains 1,485 square miles of Sonoma and Mendocino counties in Northern California. It is the second-largest river (after the Sacramento River) flowing through the nine-county Greater San Francisco Bay Area, with a mainstem 110 miles long.

The Russian River springs from the Laughlin Range about 5 miles east of Willits in Mendocino County. It flows generally southward to join the East Fork Russian River just below Lake Mendocino.

From there the Russian River flows south, past Ukiah and Hopland, and crosses into Sonoma County just north of Cloverdale. Closely paralleled by U.S. Route 101, it descends into the Alexander Valley. After it makes a series of sweeping bends, the river turns westward, where it is spanned by the Wohler Bridge, and it is joined by Mark West Creek north of Forestville, followed by Green Valley Creek to the south. The river passes Rio Nido and Guerneville. In that area, State Route 116 parallels the river, bordering it past Guernewood Park and Monte Rio.

Highway 1 crosses over the river before it flows into the Pacific Ocean between Jenner and Goat Rock Beach. The Russian River estuary is recognized for protection by the California Bays and Estuaries Policy. The mouth is about 60 miles north of the San Francisco Bay's Golden Gate bridge.

The lower Russian River is a popular spring, summer, and fall destination for navigation and recreation. It is very safe at that time for swimming and boating, with a gentle current. The river can be dangerous in the winter, with swift current and muddy water.

Complete details on Wikipedia:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russian_River_(California)

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Fern Grove Cottages

Fern Grove Cottages16650 River Road (Hwy 116), Guerneville, CA 95446

• Go direct to website: ferngrove.com
• Room Rates: $139-299; Number of Accommodations: 20 (Online Availability)
• Reservations: 707-869-8105; 888-243-2674
• Email: innkeepers@ferngrove.com
• Innkeepers: Jennifer Lamarre and Sherman Tyler

DESCRIPTION
Fern Grove Cottages, a Russian River Bed and Breakfast, located in Guerneville, California … in the Russian River Valley. Fern Grove’s country cottages are described as “cute and individualistic … very comfortable” and “charming” by TripAdvisor reviewers. These carefully maintained accommodations are within easy walking distance of downtown Guerneville. Our cottages date back to the 1920s, some have whirlpools tubs, others have wood-burning or gas fire places. Pet-friendly cottages are available as well.

The 20 craftsman-style cottages and the lodge are situated among beautiful vintage gardens and redwoods. With a long and historic history of a more rural time, Fern Grove’s gardens continue to be filled with many varieties of ferns, fabulous roses, flowering shrubs and bountiful fruit trees.

Fern Grove is the perfect “base camp” to explore the icons of the Russian River region, including Armstrong Redwood State Preserve, the Russian River Valley wine appellation and the Pacific Coast.

CUISINE
An extended continental breakfast is served each morning. Our menu varies seasonally to ensure our guests the freshest and most satisfying start to their day. You will enjoy a variety of treats like homemade scones and granola, fruits and melons, pastries, a variety of breads, preserves, yogurt, juice and coffee. For lunch and dinner, you can choose from a wide selection of local restaurants.

ACCOMMODATIONS
Nestled among towering redwood trees, the cottages are surrounded by delightful gardens that produce an abundance of flowers and fruit. Each cottage is unique with its individual theme. Classic wood burning fireplaces are available as well as gas log stoves and double size spa tubs for relaxing and romantic evenings. Several cottages have kitchens and many have wet bars. All cottages have a private bath and cable TV. Cottages range from one-room studios, one bedroom & living room and two-bedroom & living room units.

SPECIAL FEATURES
• Fern Grove is located just three blocks from the village of Guerneville with its quaint shops and selection of restaurants. You may also enjoy an easy walk to the nearby swimming beach on the Russian River. And of course our guests are invited to enjoy Fern Grove’s heated saline water swimming pool. Within three miles of the cottages are canoe trips on the Russian River, hiking in the impressive Armstrong Woods State Reserve and winery tours.

• Added benefits of staying at Fern Grove Cottages: Free High Speed Internet and WiFi; Pool and sun deck; Individual decks or patios; Built-in barbecue and picnic area; Pets are welcome by prior arrangement.

• Media Quotes: “Chat to gracious hosts over homemade scones. They certainly know their wines.” Decanter Magazine. “Continental breakfast is always tasty, and the décor is charmingly relaxing.” Beloved B&Bs on the West Coast.— San Jose Mercury News.

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