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.

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Seven Russian River Inns

Each of our Russian River Inns offers unique features and services, unlike any other bed and breakfast. Below you can read about each inn’s distinctive quality … and you can shop for your ideal accommodations.

fern grove cottages guerneville ca bed and breakfast inn

16650 Highway 116, Guerneville, CA 95446

Go direct to website: ferngrove.com
Number of Rooms: 20 (Online Availability)
Reservations: 707-869-8105; 888-243-2674
Email: innkeepers@ferngrove.com

Unique Feature
Easy walk or fun ride (complimentary Fern Grove Cruisers) to downtown Guerneville.

The Raford Inn Healdsburg CA

10630 Wohler Road, Healdsburg, CA 95448

Go direct to website: rafordinn.com
Number of Rooms: 5 (Online Availability)
Reservations: 707-887-9573; 800-887-9503
Email: innkeeper@rafordinn.com

Unique Feature
Set upon a hill with exquisite sweeping vineyard views and prolific gardens.

Case Ranch Inn Forestville Ca bed and breakfast inn

7446 Poplar Dr., Forestville, CA 95436

Go direct to website: caseranchinn.com

Number of Rooms: 3 (Online Availability)
Reservations: 707-887-8711
Email: barbara@caseranchinn.com

Unique Feature
Miniature Horses – Meet and enjoy the minis “Eclipse” and “Phoenix”

creekside inn guerneville ca bed and breakfast inn

116180 Neeley Road, Guerneville, CA 95446

Go direct to website: creeksideinn.com
Number of Rooms: 28 (Online Availability)
Reservations: 707-869-3623
Email: stay@creeksideinn.com

Unique Feature
We are just across the River from town, in the redwoods; we offer solitude, quiet, beauty and fresh air.

sonoma orchid inn guerneville ca bed and breakfast inn

12850 River Road, Guerneville, CA 95446

Go direct to website: sonomaorchidinn.com
Number of Rooms: 9 (Online Availability)
Reservations: 707-869-4466; 888-877-4466
Email: innkeeper@sonomaorchidinn.com

Unique Feature
Innkeepers Brian and Dana offer extraordinary hospitality. And the inn is located just a kiss away from Korbel.

Santa Nella House Guerneville CA bed and breakfast inn

12130 Highway 116, Guerneville, CA 95446

Go direct to website: santanellahouse.com
Number of Rooms: 5 (Online Availability)
Reservations: 707-869-9488
Email: info@santanellahouse.com

Unique Feature
Dry & Hot in the Redwoods – enjoy our hot tub and sauna in the redwoods and  under the stars.

applewood inn guerneville ca bed and breakfast inn

13555 Rte. 116, Guerneville, CA 95446

Go direct to website: applewoodinn.com
Number of Rooms: 19 (Online Availability)
Reservations: 707-869-9093; 800-555-8509
Email: stay@applewoodinn.com

Unique Feature
The enchantment of a Mediterranean villa inviting guests to escape the real world and enter a tranquil hideaway.

Russian River Valley is not only abundant with grape growing and winemaking; it is also rich in history—both geological and man-made. This history makes the Russian River Valley a special place to grow grapes, to make wine, to live or to visit.