For more than 100 years, Monte Rio and the Russian River area have welcomed vacationers of all ages and
lifestyles. Today we welcome you to our community, California’s original “Vacation Wonderland.”
Monte Rio is situated within the most beautiful valley along the Russian River. Ancient Redwoods yield to
the spring and summer sun and the warm, smooth waters of the river, originally named “Slavianka” or
“Little Russian Girl” upon its discovery by Russian trappers in the early 1800’s.
In the winter it takes on a magical aura of misty fog over the crisp, clean
nature of the forest, the smell of wood burning fireplaces and the warm
snuggling place to hibernate or explore the less traveled roads to wineries
and restaurant haunts.
In the evening, enjoy dining at one of the area’s many restaurants, then take
in a show at the local movie house, live theater performance at Pegasus Hall
or a concert at Monte Rio’s famous outdoor theater. Music under the stars and Redwoods makes for a uniquely spectacular experience!
Since the days when big bands played to thousands at Monte Rio’s famous
outdoor dance pavilions, our hospitality to our guests has been renowned.
Today, Monte Rio offers our guests a variety of accommodations from luxury B & B’s and historic small hotels, to quaint cottages on the river. With the best climate and small town atmosphere, we are confident that you will enjoy your stay and wish to return to see us again.
Taste the Wine!
Located in the heart of the Russian River Valley, we are minutes away from world-class Sonoma
Valley wine tasting and tours.
Be One with Nature!
Hiking, strolling or driving through ancient Redwoods is just minutes away. Or if you prefer, just take a jog,
leisurely walk or bicycle ride through our magnificently scenic countryside. Watch for seals and otters coming up
from the coast looking for local fish and the stately Blue Herons and other waterfowl that inhabit the peaceful
river scene nearly year-round.
Enjoy the Sun!
Our fully accessible public beach is situated where the river bends towards the ocean and offers summer swimming,
canoe and kayak rentals, free boat launch, ample parking and a wonderful beach concession serving your favorite
summertime foods and cold drinks all season long.
Relax & Indulge!
Spend the night in one of our quaint historic hotels, cottages or cabins.
Eat and drink at local and neighboring restaurants and bars offering
everything from the sophisticated to down home hospitality.
Shopping is available in our local stores as well as boutique, gift and antique
shops in our neighboring towns of Duncan’s Mills, Guerneville, Freestone,
Occidental, Bodega Bay and Sebastopol.