Wine, River and Redwoods
We enjoyed our pre-Thanksgiving stay in Sarah's lovely cottage. Every morning we awoke to the majesty of the towering redwoods right off the deck. Enough light gets in due to the southern exposure to the river. The Russian River area can be very shady in places. Even though you can literally walk to Guerneville for a bite or an errand, the cottage itself is very tranquil. You do have neighbors, but you hardly notice them. The cottage itself is very charming. The redwood siding takes you back to the days of summer cottages yore. The interior is decorated in bright colors with simple and contemporary sensibility that does not detract from the rustic environs. Sarah has everything very well appointed with everything you need. She leaves a nice folder with extensive details about the cottage and the area. If live television is your thing, make sure you have your cable company password to check in on your shows or the news over the internet. The three bedrooms are adequate in size. That is the nature of cottage life. You don't go there to sit in your bedroom. It was a perfect base for us to explore the Dry Creek Valley and Russian River wine regions as well as an afternoon in Jenner and Bodega Bay. Be sure to check out the Armstrong Redwoods State Park down the road even for just a short walk or drive. We did have dinner in Healdsburg one night which is about 30 minutes away, but a dark ride home in November. We also dropped in at the casual, delicious Boon Eat + Drink in town one evening. Another night we prepared dinner in the cottage.
Lucky Bend Lookout—Modern Cabin on the River—perfect for families