Fern Grove Cottages - Russian River Valley - Sonoma Wine Country Bed and Breakfast - TheRussian River's Best Getaway!
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Enjoy the splendor of Mother Nature when you make a visit to our region of the Russian River. Old growth towering redwoods majestically make their claim to this area as they have for thousands of years. The soft mist of early morning gently caresses acres of vineyard which produce award winning and world renowned wines. The Pacific Ocean awaits your visit to experience its magnificent coast of beaches, rock formations and animal and sea life at its best. The river itself offers a more tranquil pace as it meanders through scenic country before flowing to the depths of the nearby ocean. Villages and small towns alike all offer their own character with shopping, dining, antiquing, sightseeing or casual strolls. Come for a visit; soak in the atmosphere, relax. You'll be glad you did! russian river valley wine tasting

The Russian River Wine Road is home to many world-class wines. There are several appellations all within an easy drive from Fern Grove Cottages including Russian River Valley, Dry Creek Valley and Alexander Valley. The variety of wines is diverse in style and gold medal winners abound. The Russian River appellation produces outstanding Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and sparkling wine. Dry Creek and Alexander Valley produces great Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Zinfandel, Syrah and Sauvignon Blanc. The Russian River appellation produces more methode champenoise than anywhere else in the state.

Complimentary Wine Tasting Card: Guests are offered complimentary wine tasting at Select Premium Wineries.

Many pleasant days can be spent visiting the tasting rooms and wineries. Some have picnic areas, spectacular gardens and some feature local art works. The scenery along the way is gorgeous. russian river restaurants

The Fern Grove Cottages' innkeepers are accomplished wine enthusiasts and will be happy to plan a customized wine tour for you.

Guerneville was recently listed by Wine and Food Magazine as one of "America's Best Little Food Towns" Learn more on foodandwine.com: America's best little food towns. Our guests have a choice of many dining styles at the local restaurants and cafes. From California cuisine at its very best to casual dining with live jazz. Hearty pub food with local ales to a delicious vegan lunch made with fresh organic ingredients.

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The town of Guerneville offers many unique shopping experiences from antiques to eclectic art collections. Armstrong woods state reserveAlso you can select clothing for a casual weekend or equipment for an outdoor adventure. Within easy driving distance, you can also explore the many stores of Healdsburg, Duncans Mills and Sebastopol.

At the end of Armstrong Woods Road at the second traffic signal off River Road (Hwy 116) you will find the Armstrong Redwoods State Reserve. The park has 805 acres of natural beauty, featuring a awe-inspiring grove of ancient redwoods. The park also offers self-guided trails, picnic areas and a large amphitheater. Some of California's tallest and oldest redwoods grow in Armstrong: the Parson Jones Tree is over 310 feet high and the Colonel Armstrong Tree is more than 1,400 years old.

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From Fern Grove Cottages, it is an enjoyable stroll to the river; taking less than ten minutes to reach and enjoy the beautiful Russian River as it flows past Wine Country vineyards and redwood covered hillsides. Spend a leisurely day canoeing down the river towards Guerneville. Stop and sunbathe along the many sandy beaches. Experience spectacular sightings of ospreys, blue herons and egrets. Canoe rental makes it easy. All the equipment is available and a courtesy shuttle returns you to your car. Please note that some canoeing and kayaking companies may operate on a seasonal basis.

You will find many things to do in Guerneville and the surrounding areas. There are many places to see and activities or events to enjoy. A variety of shopping including antiques and a weekend swap meet are in Guerneville. All are a short walk away.

» Check out Russian River events and festivals.

Korbel Winery is located closest to Guerneville with many other wonderful wineries within a short driving distance offering wine tasting and tours. Ask us for help in personalizing a tour during your stay. We even have vouchers for the wineries offering you a discount on any purchase.

Throughout the redwood forest area are several state parks where you can hike or wander among the giant trees or enjoy a picnic lunch. Our nearest and most visited park is Armstrong Woods State Reserve that is only a few minutes away by car or makes for a great bicycle trip!

Walk to Johnson's Beach to enjoy swimming in the river, canoeing or kayaking. Other beaches are nearby for enjoying the Russian River or extended canoe day trips.

A short drive west takes you to Jenner where the "river meets the ocean." Go south from Jenner to the fishing village of Bodega Bay and enjoy fresh seafood overlooking the bay. Visit the location where Alfred Hitchcock filmed his famous thriller "The Birds."

The spectacular Pacific Coast is wondrous with its rocky coastline and thundering waves splashing on shore. Whale watching and playful sea lions are always popular.

Golf is available on the beautiful Northwood course just minutes from Fern Grove. We can arrange a tee time convenient for you.

A pee wee golf course is close by. This will keep the kids busy for an afternoon.

Let us know some of your interests and we will help make your visit a most memorable one.

Links to Explore

Canoeing / Kayaking
Johnson's Beach
Monte Rio Beach
Burke's Canoes
King's Sporting Goods
Water Treks
Rubicon Adventures
Russian River Adventures
(SOAR Canoes, pet-friendly!)

Getaway Adventures
Ace it Bike Tours
Wine Country Bikes
Life Cycle Adventures
River Riders Rentals

Bike Partners

Adventures in Cycling

Horseback Riding
Chanslor Ranch

Bad Boy Cowboys

Pee Wee Golf
Pee Wee Golf on Facebook

North Wood Golf


Russian River Theater
Rio Theater

Pegasus Theater
Russian River Hall

Safari West
Petrified Forest
Old Faithful Geyser
Segway of Healdsburg
Sonoma Canopy Tours

Up and Away
Pacific Coast Air Museum

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