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Adventure on Russian River ~ Best of Both Worlds~ Camping and Comfort Plus Fish

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4.3 / 5Excellent
12 reviews


  • Kitchen
  • Pet Friendly
  • Washer
  • Dryer


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Mercury Wine
    14 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Francis Ford Coppola Winery
    6 min drive
  • Restaurant
    Diavola Pizzeria and Salumeria
    15 min walk
  • Restaurant
    Francis Ford Coppola Winery
    6 min drive
  • Airport
    Santa Rosa, CA (STS-Sonoma County)
    21 min drive

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    About this area


    This vacation home is located in Geyserville. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Russian River and Healdsburg Ridge Open Space Preserve, while Healdsburg Museum and Raven Performing Arts Theater are cultural highlights.

    Visit our Geyserville travel guide

    What's nearby

    • Popular Location
      Mercury Wine - 14 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Trentadue Winery - 5 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Francis Ford Coppola Winery - 6 min drive
    • Popular Location
      River Rock Casino - 6 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Mazzocco Winery - 8 min drive

    Getting around

    • Cloverdale Depot - 12 min drive
    • Oakland, CA (OAK-Oakland Intl.) - 91 min drive


    • Diavola Pizzeria and Salumeria — 15 min walk
    • Francis Ford Coppola Winery — 6 min drive
    • Medlock Ames Winery — 9 min drive
    • Jimtown Store — 9 min drive
    • Preston Farm and Winery — 9 min drive

    About this property

    Adventure on Russian River ~ Best of Both Worlds~ Camping and Comfort Plus Fish

    Historic vacation home in Geyserville with outdoor tennis court
    This is a extremely private site with a cozy (yes it is warm in winter) but hi-tech Quonset Hut* on the Russian River. NO MOSQUITOS! Running water, electricity, DirectTV, all cooking gear, it's glamping (glamorous camping) at its finest. You have the best of both worlds, you feel like you are camping, but has all the amenities found you would miss. Hut is ready for night if temps drop, we have forced air heaters and a wood stove. It's not just glamping: explore your wild side, we have Kayaks, ATVs, a Drift Boat, an 8 wheel amphibious vehicle to go river and winery touring, archery equipment, and I will teach you to fly fish and/or shoot a bow. The Russian River is the main attraction but the Casino and the village of Geyserville with 4 restaurants and 2 convenience stores are only minutes away. Wine tasting at Zialena is adjacent to the property and many wineries are nearby. Fishing is good to excellent for small mouth bass and steelhead trout. Kayaking and the best swimming river in California! Kayak rentals are available as well as river shuttles for an excellent kayak run! There are several miles of river near the lodge with decent holding areas for trout and salmon. This river is excellent for fly casting as there are many sandbars without obstruction to your back casts. We encourage bank fishing and patiently fishing each hole while you walk along the river. If you have flotation/pontoon type device or some other vessel, we can drop you off upriver for a float to our place or pick you up if you prefer to leave from the Hut and head down river to the next bridge. The river itself is very isolated from civilization in this 16 mile stretch, despite its proximity to the Bay Area. You feel as if you are in a wilderness setting, thanks to the huge vineyards providing a buffer to any development, roads or highways. It is not a river with lots of fast water, and early in the year you may have to drag your pontoon boat or whatever over a few shallow spots. The fish average 6 to 8 pounds, and, like all steel head, fight like demons, and are either wild or hatchery born. Roe, lures, and flies all work well. The regulations prevent the use of bait until later in the season, so make sure you check rules before you soak some roe. The lodge hut has three large beds and a fully stocked camp kitchen, Satellite TV, mini bar and inside and outside dining area. The campsite area has a fire ring, 3 burner propane stove, sink, pots, pans and utensils. As previously mentioned, no permanent structures are allowed, so a small shed shaped tent covers a flush toilet and heated shower. Nothing fancy, it has to be light enough to be moved, but it works. Geyserville and River Rock Casino are minutes away and the town has several outstanding restaurants, a really unique bar and a coffee shop for breakfast. The Casino's food is good to great, too, as a buffet. I am a licensed and bonded fishing guide. I will advise you free of charge on where to fish, but there will be $100 fee for basic guiding, $200 if on the drift boat or ATV’s. We can accommodate up to 6 people on 3 large beds and 2 couches. We assume at least 2 of you will sleep together, ha ha. NOTE: The nightly rate reflects the cost for the first 2 guests, with each additional guest over two costing $25 per person / per night. * this state of the art hut is a $24,000 US Armed Service's structure designed for rapid deployment in harsh environments found in the Middle East and Afghanistan. It has a very ingenious closed air insulation lining for warmth or repelling heat in summer. Again, it would be best if your mindset is "light camping", due to this site's proximity to the river, no permanent structures are allowed. So many amenities are creatively installed, such as the bathroom which is designed to be picked up an moved manually It is thus made to be lightweight and lacks sheetrock, tile etc., but is functional. During the summer, the water pump next door may come on in which case we will reimburse you on a per hour basis. (your payment divided by number of hours it runs)
    Guest accommodations at this vacation home offer fireplaces. Accommodations offer separate living rooms and include sofa beds. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, separate dining areas, and cookware/dishes/utensils. Bathrooms include showers.
    This vacation home features a garden.
    This vacation home is a smoke-free property.
    Recreational amenities at the vacation home include an outdoor tennis court.
    The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

    Entire place

    You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

    Property manager

    property manager


    Speaks English, Norwegian, Spanish

    Property amenities


    • Internet access

    Parking and transportation

    • Onsite parking

    Family friendly

    • Toys


    • Refrigerator
    • Stovetop
    • Cookware/dishes/utensils


    • 2 bedrooms
    • Bed sheets provided
    • Sofa bed


    • 1 bathroom
    • Shower only

    Living spaces

    • Fireplace
    • Living room
    • Dining room


    • TV with cable/satellite service
    • Books

    Outdoor areas

    • Garden


    • Washing machine and dryer


    • Heating


    • Smoke-free property

    Things to do

    • Outdoor tennis court
    • Hiking/biking trails and kayaking nearby


    • Sleeps 6
    • Unit size: 693 sq ft (64 sq m)

    Nearby things to do


    Recreational amenities at the vacation home include an outdoor tennis court. The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.
    • Hiking/biking trails nearby
    • Kayaking nearby


    5 - Excellent
    4 - Good
    3 - Okay
    2 - Mediocre
    1 - Poor
    Service and Staff
    Property condition

    5/5 Excellent

      Great glamping experience!

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      5/5 Excellent

        Fantastic stay!

        My Son and I had a great time here. It was rustic enough to feel like camping, but with enough additional amenities to make it very comfortable. William is a great host. He taught my son to fish, and enabled him to catch his first two fish! We loved the whole experience, and will be back.

        5/5 Excellent

          Perfect overnight stay

          It was a pretty perfect overnight stay in Sonoma!

          5/5 Excellent

            Quick getaway

            Great location for a quick getaway.


              Overall disappointment

              Internet description did not accurately describe the property. The property host is very accommodating and friendly. We were not comfortable with the cleanliness or with the supplies that were described in the description. This is a very rustic accommodation. For those that want a camping experience and do not have camping equipment this would be an adequate property. There are beds, a flush toilet and shower, and limited lighting. The camp host was available when needed. For those that want an outdoor camping experience, this site provides that with dirt and much of the inconvenience of true outdoor camping. We would have been more satisfied by being more prepared for the conditions. The property description led us to believe camping conditions were more adequate, particularly considering the nightly rate. Our perceived value for our stay would be rated one star. Based on the nightly rate and the property description our expectations were not met. For those considering this property, just be prepared for more rustic conditions.

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