Best Place To Stay! My girl friends and I stayed at fire fly lodge with our daughters for our yearly girls and mom trip. I couldn't have picked a better place! Our girls spent the whole day going up and down the river in the canoes and floats that where there for us to use while the ladies and I sat in the beach chairs playing cards and drinking wine. The house was beautiful and clean. The beds were great with nice linens. We have decided that there isn't a better place to go, its so close to the bay area why drive for hours when you can stay at Fire Fly lodge! Recommended for: Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Wonderful, Restful Retreat Six friends and I just stayed at the Firefly resort for our annual weekend "retreat." The lodge couldn't have been more perfect--the location was fairly close to town (Healdsburg) and so easy to get to, but felt like it was more remote, because it's fairly secluded and right on the river. Speaking of the river, it was fun to sit down by the river in the provided lawn chairs, and watch people go by in their kayaks and inner tubes. The house itself was spotless, with plenty of room for us to spread out (it's the first time we've ever each had our own bed!), and lots of comfortable places to sit. Plus, the family who rents out the Firefly Lodge was extremely responsive throughout the rental process--I have no complaints about their communication. With its scenic setting and view, and its accommodating layout (both inside and out) and the excellent communication, we're looking forward to returning next year! Recommended for: Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers
Lovely Setting On The Russian River Enjoyed our stay at Firefly Lodge! What a perfect setting right on the Russian River with a great view from the deck to see salmon swimming in the river below. The lodge felt like a home away from and had all the amenities you would need and more! We really enjoyed our stay and will be back, thank you Firefly Lodge!
Riverside Getaway We celebrated my dad's 78th birthday and Mother's Day here. Wonderful home right on the river. We watched kayaks and canoes go down the river while enjoying their great deck. We played ping pong. Comfortable for adults and kids. Great place! Recommended for: Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
River View Lodge in Healdsburg is Wonderful! The River View Lodge was a wonderful place to stay for us two couples to share while sightseeing and wine tasting! We pulled up to the house and were welcomed with soft lights on inside and the gas fireplace going. Everything about the house was cozy and comfortable, decorated in a charming way. This spot in Headlsburg is in a perfect location as your base for traveling around through wine country. We really liked the fact that we could make our meals at "home" after a busy travel day. The hot tub on the deck overlooking the river was fabulous! This is the second time we've rented from Wine Country Lodges and again, we were extremely pleased with the accommodations! We highly recommend this place! Recommended for: Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Simply Wonderful! A beautiful property with fantastic amenities and breathtaking views over the river. We were very sad we could not stay longer. Recommended for: Age 55+, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
A Fantastic Deck! Six of us stayed at the "Lodge" and we particularly loved the deck. The views of the river were fantastic and we felt like we were in the forest. Outside of sleeping, we spent the whole weekend on the deck. The house is very comfortable and for the most part, has everything one would need for a great weekend with friends and family. Enjoy! Recommended for: Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
This House Was Great! It is well maintained and very clean. The kitchen was well stocked. The deck with hot tub was relaxing and offered great views of the river. I would definitely recommend this place to any of my friends. It was so nice for the six of us to have such a wonderful place to sit around and relax after a day of touring the Korbel Winery and the Armstrong Redwood Forest. We also enjoyed other wineries in the area and shopping in Healdsburg. We were wishing we could stay longer to enjoy tubing or kayaking down the river as we saw so many going by as we sat on the deck. Recommended for: Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Judith A. Drone
Girl's Barrel Tasting Weekend The 5 of us came up from North County San Diego for a relaxing Girl's Barrel Tasting Weekend in March. The Old River Lodge had lots of room for us! We each had our own comfortable bed with lots of linens. The house had a good kitchen, great patio and views, nice BBQ and kept very clean. Thank you for a great time! Recommended for: Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Wine Country Happiness The home is very comfortable with a beautiful location overlooking the river. Home has lots of charm and is conveniently located close to town and with easy access to the wineries. Recommended for: Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
Wonderful Rustic Lodge - Perfect Location! Although the unseasonably cool wet weather marred our recent stay, the spacious, inviting lodge on the Russian River more than made up for it. The lodge is exactly as described, was spotless, and everything fully functional. The place is rustic, but loaded with charm and just enough modern amenities (hot tub, wireless internet). Location is perfect for wineries and quick trips into Healdsburg. Would stay there again in a heartbeat and recommend fully. This is our second time renting from Lisa and both experiences have been exceptional. Recommended for: Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Rustic Charm I live in the Bay Area and love to take long weekend escapes in wine country. For the longest time I have been trying to find an authentic vintage cottage experience. Well, I finally found it! The living and dining room areas were the best part. We lounged there for hours on the big couches . Also, the place is huge. I recommend it for 2-3 couples who want a relaxing vacation in wine country. Recommended for: Adventure Seekers
If you like rustic charm this is the place for you! Clean and comfortable with a beautiful view of the river which cannot be beat. We spent our time on the deck in the evening enjoying the fresh air and river views. The properties are close together, but the neighbors were quiet in the evening. We liked being close to Healdsburg. Loved the kayaking at the mouth of Russian River in Jenner. We did get a check-in from the property manager. She was friendly and helpful. She even brought us a bottle of wine! The early morning view of the river from the kitchen window was great for viewing for birds and wildlife! Recommended for: Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Perfect For 3 CouplesWe are familiar with this area and knew the location of this house would work for our party of 6 who planned to do some wine touring and enjoy the restaurants of Healdsburg. It's hard to find accommodations in a house for three couples, and this place is ideal. My husband and myself, as well as our daughter and her husband occupied the main floor bedrooms (one ensuite bath, the other bath adjacent). Our friends had the entire downstairs to themselves. The management had the lights on, the heat on in all the rooms and lovely, festive holiday decor up. It made us feel very welcome. We didn't use either the spa or sauna, but how great that they were available! The house is close enough to town that eating out isn't a big deal. It was very quiet in the neighborhood this time of year. This would be a perfect house for a summer family vacation on the river as the house has a nice deep and wide river frontage. Recommended for: Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Great House For Families Lots of room both inside and out. Easy river access for kyaking or rock skipping. House is well apointed and taken care of, with very attentive and responsive owners. A pleasure to deal with... Recommended for: Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
No Better Way To See The Wine Country! I took my family to the Napa/Sonoma wine country for a vacation. We had 8 adults and a couple of young children. We found Riverwood via a web search and thought it would support us. Well, it turned out to be a perfect place to base our 7 days of wine country excursions! First, located in Healdsburg, it was a central launching point for wine country drives each day to different "wine roads." In addition, Healdsburg itself was a super place for wine, shopping, and visiting. Second, the house itself was just wonderful! It is extremely large with 4 quite large bed rooms and several smaller options. Seating was everywhere, inside and out. It was well supplied and furnished. Access to the River was easy and we enjoyed the River each day. Third, the booking process was easy and came well informed for the house as well as the area. We could not recommend a place more than RIverwood. Recommended for: Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Cyrus G. Lohfink
Lovey Home On The River Riverwood is a spacious, very clean, comfortable home on the Russian River. We had four couples staying here for wine barrel tasting. Each morning we all commented on how comfortable all the beds were (3 Kings!) and how quiet it was. The guys enjoyed the sauna downstairs and we had nice walks along the river. We will definitely stay here again! Recommended for: Romantic Getaway
A Great Retreat! I highly recommend this property. It was clean, well appointed, and a terrific location on a quiet street. We made good use of the spa, sauna, and kayaks. The kids enjoyed swimming and playing in the river. The upstairs and downstairs rooms allowed three generations of family to spread out and to have quiet time when needed. The view from the deck was awesome. For those thinking about renting my only caution to you would be that neighborhood quiet time begins at 10pm and is strictly enforced. Recommended for: Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
WoW! What a view! My parents and I stayed here for a weekend and were so impressed with the setting! The house is spacious, inviting and well equipped. The kitchen was such a treat! Well lit with an Italian gas stove that made me feel like Rachel Ray! Right across the road is the entrance to Trentadue, one of the areas best wineries. It is walking or cycling distance to several others including Francis Ford Copola! Great location very close to Healdsburg. Easy highway access, easy to find yet boasts a secluded natural environment. The newly updated victorian house has beautiful furnishings, great linens and state of the art appliances. Highly recommended for any Wine Country Enthusiast or guests wanting a Vineyard Living Experience!
My 2 brothers, their wives, my wife and I stayed here over the Memorial Day weekend. The house was in a secluded location (even though it's right near the 101) with a beautiful vineyard view. We arrived late and found the house fairly easily. It was very clean and had everything we needed except for one thing - an internet connection. This was not a huge deal, but it would have been useful. It is 10 minutes from Healdsburg, a nice town with lots of restaurants to choose from. The home was large enough for all of us and had all the amenities we needed. The beds were comfortable and the kitchen had up-to-date appliances. There was a also a nice gas-operated fire place to gather around in the evenings. I would recommend this house any time.
The first thing that impressed us with Whispering Oaks Estate was the beautiful Hilltop Location above Dry Creek Valley and how close to town this amazing property was. Located right in the middle of everything and minutes from some of the most amazing bike trails and wine enthusiast excursions. This wonderful master crafted villa has an open and indoor/outdoor living flow to it . It is the perfect home for entertaining family and friends in the heart of wine country. You will not be disappointed by choosing this as your wine country home away from home...