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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Creekside Inn & Resort

creekside inn and resort guerneville ca16180 Neeley Road, Guerneville, CA 95446

• Go direct to website: creeksideinn.com
• Room Rates: $109-$295; Number of Rooms: 28  (Online Availability)
• Reservations: 707-869-3623
• Email: stay@creeksideinn.com
• Owner: Lynn Crescione

DESCRIPTION
The Creekside Inn and Resort is a warm and welcoming Russian River inn nestled among the redwoods in the Russian River Valley in the heart of Sonoma County. We have a delightful bed and breakfast, an assortment of charming cottages and suites, sunny decks, a pool, a hot tub, picnic areas, affordable rates and a casual attitude. We have a room to suit every taste. We are just across the River from town, in the redwoods; we offer solitude, quiet, beauty and fresh air when you want to get away from it all. However, a short 10-minute walk, across the historic Guerneville Bridge, will put you in downtown Guerneville. In town, there is a charming old five and dime-who wouldn’t have fun here. Several good cafes and diners are within a short walk.

ACCOMMODATIONS
Creekside Inn was originally opened in the 1930’s by Bill and Margaret DuBois, as Dubois Resort. There was a main family house where Bill DuBois ran the local taxi company and the DuBois family ran a resort with camp sites, trailer sites and platform tents. Over the years they built cottages, one that was a copy of an illustration from “Hansel and Gretel”.

Those staying in the Bed and Breakfast rooms get a full breakfast each morning while those who choose a cottage or suite have a full kitchen and are provided with fresh, seasonal fruit, locally roasted organically grown coffee, cream, sugar and salt and pepper. More than half of the cottages have dishwashers, all have stoves, refrigerators, toasters, microwaves, coffee makers, dishes and pots and pans.

Many of our guests have been vacationing regularly with us for 30 to 40 years. We are a family-owned and operated business, in a very special part of the world. We hope you will come visit us.

THE AREA
The Russian River Valley and Sonoma Coast are known to produce some incredible and award winning Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes from which some of the talented wine makers craft fantastic wines. In the same area there are a couple of bakeries with wood-fired ovens, farmers markets, produce stands and cheese factories. After a day of touring wineries, cheese factories, farmers markets and shopping at the bakeries one can return to a cottage at Creekside and put together a wonderful supper. Or if you choose you can dine at restaurants with Michelin stars or bibs or if food trucks are more your speed there is a taco truck in the Safeway parking lot which was praised in Gourmet Magazine. Recently, craft beers and fermented ciders have gain notoriety.

To work off some of those calories and take in some great sites there are many parks to hike in near the resort. Several well-known cycling teams train in Sonoma County. Check our site and the binder in the office for more information on routes, including difficulty and length.

There are several options for canoeing and kayaking in the area. One can reserve a canoe and paddle downstream to be picked up by bus and returned to the starting point. If kayaking is more your speed, check with us, for options are several from renting a kayak on the road near the river or from King’s Sport and Tackle to a naturalist guided tour down the river or in the estuary. The newest addition to recreation in the area is the Canopy Tours near Occidental. This offers the guest a zip line tour through the redwoods.

SPECIAL FEATURES
• We have free WiFi, free long distance calling in the continental United States, daily housekeeping and free parking.

• Our rooms have irons and ironing boards and TV with HBO and some have DVD players. There is an onsite guest laundry, barbecues, fire pits, a seasonal pool with a ping pong table and a year around hot tub.

• We have seasonal fruits and vegetables available for guests on plants interspersed with ornamental flowers.

• We are also proud to have a 30000 kw solar system and plan on installing more when the opportunity arises.

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