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Destination guide

Welcome to The River

Part of sun-drenched Sonoma County, Russian River is surrounded by a corridor of rolling vineyards and wineries. Locals know it as "The River" and flock to enjoy the laid-back vibes and lush scenery. It's a magnet for millionaires, so why not live it up in an executive property? With spacious living areas, sparkling pools and sprawling gardens, there's no better way to enjoy wine country than with Russian River vacation rentals. The region is dotted with townships, from the culinary capital of Healdsburg to the lively resort town of Guerneville.

Things to do

Sip your way through Sonoma County

Once known for its apple orchards, Sonoma County is now prime winemaking territory. It's famous for its Pinot Noir, with wineries like MacRostie spearheading the movement. Visitors swoon over its elegant sit-down tastings and gorgeous vineyard views. Founded by the legendary film director himself, Francis Ford Coppola Winery is one of Sonoma's more flamboyant vineyards. Why not ditch the car, stretch your legs and sign up for one of Sonoma's famous sip-and-cycle vineyard tours? For a glimpse of Sonoma's arts scene, head to Guerneville Bank Club. The restored bank is now used as a community retail, gallery and cafe space.

Activities

Connect with nature in Russian River

Whether you want to swim, paddle, cycle or simply wine and dine, Russian River is an enchanting slice of California. From family-friendly canoe trips to forest hikes, there are plenty of ways to enjoy the sunshine. Planning a family getaway? Surrounded by towering redwoods, Russian River vacation rentals are the perfect way to relax, unwind and reconnect with nature. While Sonoma County is brimming with a smorgasbord of boutique wineries and farm-to-table restaurants, nothing beats a laid-back BBQ on your sun-dappled patio – accompanied by a bottle of local wine, of course.

Weather

A summer haven

Summer is high season in Sonoma County, when locals descend on Russian River. Warm weather and long sunny days make summer ideal for swimming, fishing and winery hopping. Russian River vacation rentals are the ultimate way to cool down, with private docks and breezy waterfront views. Crowds peak over weekends, including Memorial Day, Labor Day and the Fourth of July. If you prefer less crowded tasting rooms, consider visiting in spring or fall, when Russian River enjoys clear skies and crisp temperatures.

Natural features

Reel in trophy-sized trout

Flowing through Northern California, the Russian River is a haven for local wildlife. Keep an eye out for otters, osprey, turtles and great blue herons. The Russian River is also an important habitat for smallmouth bass, bluegill, catfish and huge steelhead trout. Don't forget to pick up a fishing license before casting a line. Peppered with over 15,000 acres of vineyards, the Russian River floodplain produces America's best Pinot Noirs. Thanks to fertile soil and a cool climate, the region's wines are bright, velvety and fruit-focused.

How many vacation rentals are available around Russian River, US?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 878 vacation rentals around Russian River. From 561 house rentals to 121 cabin rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Russian River?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Russian River. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Sonoma: 903 vacation rentals
  • Napa: 925 vacation rentals
  • Sea Ranch: 286 vacation rentals
  • Healdsburg: 815 vacation rentals
  • Santa Rosa: 1,169 vacation rentals

And Vrbo offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Russian River! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Russian River?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Russian River:

  • Sonoma: 903 rentals
  • Napa: 925 rentals
  • Sea Ranch: 286 rentals
  • Healdsburg: 815 rentals
  • Santa Rosa: 1,169 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Russian River?

Vrbo offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Russian River. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Sonoma Plaza: 288 rentals
  • Anderson Valley Brewery Company: 135 rentals
  • Doran Beach: 620 rentals
  • Mission San Francisco Solano: 1,025 rentals
  • Hendy Woods State Park: 108 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Russian River listed on Vrbo where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

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