House/Private Home - 3 Bedrooms + Other - 2.5 Baths - Sleeps 8
Old River Lodge has an old world charm, with hand-hewn beams and many more classic elements. The three story home has fabulous views and decks on each level overlooking the water. There's an outdoor dining area with sweeping river views, a weber gas grill, a river view hot tub, two kayaks, a hammock for year round enjoyment on a covered deck, a game room with games and puzzles, and Ultra High Speed WiFi based internet.
The knotty pine vaulted great room has soaring ceilings and a wood-burning fireplace and is a wonderful gathering place, with comfortable leather sofas circling the fire. Situated less than a mile from downtown Healdsburg's Park Plaza, Old River Lodge is the perfect choice to be on the river yet in the middle of all that Healdsburg and Wine Country have to offer. The perfect choice for getting away to be together - to bond and reconnect with family and friends.
The kitchen is well stocked, and has a breakfast table with fantastic river views. The home provides a rare opportunity to enjoy the vacation pleasures of a by-gone era, but with all the contemporary upgrades needed to ensure a wonderfully comfortable stay. The three bedrooms have queen size beds and a game room with a comfortable futon bed. All have fine high quality linens for rest and enjoyment.
Activities and Adventure: There are activities to interest all ages & tastes, from winery tours, to hiking, biking, golf, swimming, kayaking, soaking in the hot tub, just relaxing, or watching wildlife from the deck. In town, there's the historic Healdsburg Plaza, with shaded benches and a central concert gazebo. On a covered deck overlooking the river is an inviting hammock, a perfect place to spend a relaxing afternoon. For those looking for outdoor adventure and family fun, we offer two kayaks for exploring the river. Or try swimming, or fishing from the dock for native wild steelhead and coho salmon, or take a leisurely float trip downstream 45 minutes into Healdsburg.
We are located just outside the city limits of Healdsburg, in the heart of Sonoma County Wine Country, & enjoy frontage on the upper Russian River, where the water is clear & the river uncrowded... juat perfect for great family fun & outdoor adventure opportunities.
Perfect Choice: Location, Togetherness, Relaxation: The perfect location, close in, but seemingly far away. (Incredibly close to everything, but private, serene, and unspoiled. Situated less than a 2 minute drive from Healdsburg.) The perfect choice for getting away to be together - to bond and reconnect with family and friends. (Spread out over three stories. Find activities to interest every taste and age group, even a trunk full of nostalgic puzzles, games, and toys for children.)
The perfect recipe for relaxation, to recharge one's personal batteries. (Try lazing in the year 'round hammock on a covered view deck. Sink into incredibly soft and comfortable leather sofas by the fire. Or, sit and gaze at the diamond-like sparklets dancing where rapids tumble over the rocks.)
Great location yet feels so private
About the Owner
'Wine Country Lodge's history in Sonoma County started with its founder, Lisa Neisingh. Lisa was raised in Sonoma County, where she enjoyed vacations with her family at their riverfront cabin on Healdsburg’s Fitch Mountain and where she learned to swim with her cousins in the Russian River. Wanting to continue to share similar getaway experiences for additional families and friends, she bought Old River in 2006 as Wine Country Lodges’ third riverfront vacation home. Sharing Healdsburg’s historic riverfront with others has been our goal in creating a relaxing environment conducive to memory making get-togethers. Old River Lodge has been hosting visitors on the river ever since. Old River Lodge is known for its wonderful views, excellent river location and authentic, 'old', river lodge charm. Wine Country Lodges continues in the tradition of welcoming guests and is now owned and managed by Lisa’s children Jared B Pickrell and Jill E. Jensen. Our families enjoy filling these wonderful riverfront homes with comfortable furnishings, relaxing amenities, and providing a choice of many adventurous and leisurely activities for our guests to choose from.
We Look Forward to Welcoming You to Healdsburg’s Riverfront Wine Country.
Guestbook comments from the manager
The house was exactly what we'd hoped for, providing a desparately needed, comfortable break from our stressed-out lives.
The management was seamless -- all the info we needed, when we needed it; plenty of amenities; and everything well-maintained.
We will definitely look forward to coming back!
- Anonymous, Kentfield, CA
4.6 based on 28 traveler reviews
Great location yet feels so private
Great Family Fun and Very Enjoyable Stay
Great views of Russian River
Wonderful view and stay
The problem came when it was time for our security deposit to be returned. The owners were continually putting us off with promises that the check was in the mail, until after waiting 5 weeks, I contacted the Better Business Bureau about the problem, then we received the check within 4 days? What an awful way to run a business, we would never rent from them again! Hard to believe I had to fight with them for 3 weeks until finally receiving our security deposit.
From the Owner
“'Lisa was searching for a rustic riverfront getaway - the kind she remembered as a child - a place to go with family and friends and leave the cares of the world behind! She wanted it not too fussy so it would have that 'relaxing' feeling and wanted it to be waterfront, with plenty of beautiful views and fun water activities. When Old River became available, Lisa knew it was the perfect property and addition to Wine Country Lodges collection of riverfront vacation homes. FOR PHOTOS & TO BOOK ONLINE VISIT: www.winecountrylodges.com”
Activity and Interests
On a covered deck overlooking the river is an inviting hammock, a perfect place to spend a relaxing afternoon. For those looking for outdoor adventure and family fun, we offer two kayaks for exploring the river. Or try swimming, fishing from the dock for steelhead rainbow trout and coho salmon, or take a leisurely float trip downstream 45 minutes into Healdsburg. There are two fishing rods provided for your use (a license is required for ages 16 and older). We are located just outside the city limits of Healdsburg, in the heart of Sonoma County Wine Country, and enjoy frontage on the upper Russian River, where the water is clear and the river uncrowded, for great family fun and outdoor adventure opportunities. There are activities to interest all ages and tastes from winery tours, to hiking, biking, golf, swimming, kayaking, soaking in the hot tub, just relaxing, or watching wildlife from the deck. In town, there's the historic Healdsburg Plaza, with shaded park benches, eateries
Other Activities: shopping, kayaking, shelling, wildlife, boating, biking, health/beauty spa, hot air ballooning
Healdsburg, Russian River, Sonoma County, Wine Country, California, USA (Best River Views, Private Dock, One Mile from Healdsburg)
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (US Dollar) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.
From the Owner
“Riverfront Home - 3 Bedrooms + Other - 2.5 Baths - Sleeps 8 Great River Location, Close to Downtown Healdsburg, World Class Wineries and Breathtaking Vineyards, Mountains and Valleys Growing Some of the Greatest Wine Grap”
- Air Conditioning
- Hair Dryer
- Linens Provided
- Towels Provided
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Pantry Items
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- Dining Room
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
Pool / Spa
- Hot Tub
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- Mountain View
- scenic drives
Sports & Adventure Activities
- 2300 sq. ft.
- 2 Bathrooms,
- 1 Half Bath
- 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
- 1 Day Bed, 1 Full, 3 Queen, 1 Rollaway
- Deck / Patio
- Kayak / Canoe
- Outdoor Grill
- 4 garden chairs
- 4 beach chairs
Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website
- The home is a charming and nostalgic, riverfront home, built in the 1930's. It retains it's original character and charm, and offers an enjoyable step back in time, while providing contemporary amenities and conveniences for a perfectly comfortable stay. Private Hot Tub -- The river behind the house is great for swimming, snorkeling & other water fun. Two kayaks are provided. There is a Full Kitchen - Weber gas BBQ on deck -- Dining table on deck overlooks a beautiful river panorama -- Wi-Fi is provided free of charge. Wood Fireplace. Free wash available to guests staying 4 or more - please inquire.