Healdsburg house rental - View of Riverwood Lodge, Fitch Mountain behind and the Russian River below.
View of Riverwood Lodge, Fitch Mountain behind and the Russian River below.
 
  • Bedrooms5
  • Sleeps8
  • 3 Bathrooms
Minimum Stay 2 nights
 

Healdsburg House Rental Photos and Description
5 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, sleeps 8

Riverwood is an impressive residence with a spectacular riverfront setting, just outside the city limits of Healdsburg. Guests remark about its comfortable furnishings, upscale rustic decor, wonderfully spacious floor plan, outstanding cleanliness, high quality appointments, true riverfront location with a private beach and kayaks, spa and sauna; plus its central location to all wine country attractions, and, additionally, its excellent customer service.

This beautiful Wine Country Vacation Home lies hidden at the crossroads of some of the most prized wine producing valleys in the world, and as close as 5 minutes (1.5 Mile) to Healdsburg's charming, historic Plaza, which is the hub of all the excitement surrounding this World Class Wine Producing Region. 'Riverwood' enjoys a beautiful, private riverfront setting - away from all traffic noise and urban sights and sounds. The stunning riverfront location offers views of lush green mountains, sparkling water, and it's own private beach. Large wrap-around covered decks provide the perfect place to enjoy the great outdoors year 'round, and are furnished for dining and lounging. The very spacious interior has open beamed pine ceilings and an impressive dining room. From the moment you arrive and begin enjoying the aroma of tall cedars and listening to the babbling of the rapids, you'll know you've come to the right place to relax and unwind. There's the impression of being 'far away' but in reality you are only 2.4 miles from the closest wineries, with nearly 90 more within a 15 minute drive! You're in the ideal getaway location where you can enjoy privacy and unwind, while being just a mile or two from all the exciting activity in this World Class wine producing region.

At Riverwood, guests will find many choices of places to gather for conversation. This lovely, spacious home has a comfortable circle of leather sofas surrounding the stone fireplace and log mantle. The grand size dining room with its large custom dining table and views of the river, creates the perfect environment for an unforgettable dining experience. In the kitchen guests enjoy a charming atmosphere and riverview, great rustic furnishings, and a Heartland Range (a high-end contemporary range hidden in a classic reproduction). There are things to impress and delight at every turn. Overlooking the beach and passing canoes you will find the hot tub - the perfect place to soak and unwind. The cedar sauna (the same top-of-the-line model from Sunlight Sauna as demonstrated by Dr. Oz on Oprah's Show on longevity)is enjoyed by guests, and sits overlooking the river. There are kayaks, a hot and cold outdoor shower, a huge recreation room with an indoor ping pong table.

The mattresses and bedding at Riverwood have been carefully chosen with our guests' comfort in mind. We offer three king bed rooms with new Cal-King mattresses, as well as rooms with very comfortable queen and full size beds. We have many sleeping options and can accommodate groups of singles with individual beds for 8, as well. There are three bathrooms, and a full size washer and dryer. We take care to provide something to interest every age and activity level, with a library of travel and nature books, board games, a checkers table, videos, beach inflatables, log bench swing, round lounger, picnic table under the trees, fishing poles and tackle (licenses required), two kayaks, life preservers, passes to the upscale Park Point Health Club in Healdsburg with heated lap and children's pools, our own restaurant guides with menus and pricing, shopping information, information on wine tasting at local wineries, and maps and brochures to help our guests explore everything this bountiful area has to offer.

Interesting trivia: Riverwood Lodge was formerly the vacation home of the Oakland Raider's Super Bowl winning coach, Ollie Spencer. Here he entertained friends and the Super Bowl trophy was on display in the great room.

Here are the comments from a recent guest. 'A Perfect Getaway'

'A wonderful house for a reunion with old friends! We came together here for a weekend, and immediately settled into absolute comfort. It was great for relaxing, cooking, and playing games, and served as a perfect home base for forays into Healdsburg (beautiful!) and the surround wine country (delicious!).

The management was clear and responsive, the value outstanding, and the house itself impeccably well-kept and lovely. We'll surely return to this perfect getaway.'

JL, Minneapolis, 3/2/2010.

To read more guest testimonials, please visit our website and view the online guest comments section.

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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 share those sorts of memorable experiences with her family and others, she bought Riverwood, her second riverfront home in Healdsburg, in 2005. Riverwood Lodge was a vacation home previously owned by Ollie Spencer, (a former Super Bowl winning coach of the San Francisco 49ers) and enjoys an exceptional river location and grand accommodations. The Spencer's architect added impressive additions to the original 1930's home, and Lisa continued the improvements, making additions and adding upscale rustic furnishings and decor. Since opening its doors in 2005, we have been inviting guests to enjoy this lovely home and beautiful riverfront setting. 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 Jensen. Our family enjoys filling these wonderful riverfront homes with comfortable furnishings, relaxing amenities, and providing an array of adventurous and leisurely activities for our guests to enjoy.

We Look Forward to Welcoming You to Healdsburg’s Riverfront Wine Country.

Wine Country Lodges LLC purchased this house in 2005

The location of this spacious home was ideal. It sits at yet another spectacular riverfront location and just a half mile from our first riverfront vacation home in Healdsburg, Firefly Lodge.

FOR PHOTOS & TO BOOK ONLINE VISIT: www.winecountrylodges.com

Experience pristine surroundings, sparkling water, and memorable, natural landscapes. The gentle rustling of the giant sequoia tree welcomes guests, as does the enveloping fragrance of the cedars, the chirping of the crickets, and the babbling of the rapids. This is a special place to gather your family and friends, and make memories. At Riverwood fishing is right at your feet, while all the sights and sounds of a world class wine region wait, only 3 minutes away! Come to escape, to relax, and recharge. We look forward to being able to welcome you!

52 Reviews of Property 117991 in Healdsburg, California

Riverwood - Grand Riverfront in Healdsburg - Great Views, Sauna, Hot Tub, Kayaks
average rating of 4.9607844 based on 52 reviews
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Riverwood - Grand Riverfront in Healdsburg - Great Views, Sauna, Hot Tub, Kayaks
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p117991
+1 866 786-2778
Healdsburg Sonoma County
5

Perfect for 3 couples

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
We are familiar with this area and knew the location of this house would work for our party of 6 who planned to do some wine touring and enjoy the restaurants of Healdsburg. It's hard to find accommodations in a house for three couples, and this place is ideal. My husband and myself, as well as our daughter and her husband occupied the main floor bedrooms (one ensuite bath, the other bath adjacent). Our friends had the entire downstairs to themselves. The management had the lights on, the heat on in all the rooms and lovely, festive holiday decor up. It made us feel very welcome. We didn't use either the spa or sauna, but how great that they were available!

The house is close enough to town that eating out isn't a big deal. It was very quiet in the neighborhood this time of year.

This would be a perfect house for a summer family vacation on the river as the house has a nice deep and wide river frontage.
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Riverwood - Grand Riverfront in Healdsburg - Great Views, Sauna, Hot Tub, Kayaks
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+1 866 786-2778
Healdsburg Sonoma County
Exton, PA
5

Great house for families!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2011
  • Stayed: Oct 2011
Lots of room both inside and out. Easy river access for kyaking or rock skipping. House is well apointed and taken care of, with very attentive and responsive owners. A pleasure to deal with...
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Riverwood - Grand Riverfront in Healdsburg - Great Views, Sauna, Hot Tub, Kayaks
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+1 866 786-2778
Healdsburg Sonoma County
Slidell, Louisiana
5

No Better Way to See WIne Country

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
I took my family to the Napa/Sonoma wine country for a vacation. We had 8 adults and a couple of young children. We found Riverwood via a web search and thought it would support us. Well, it turned out to be a perfect place to base our 7 days of wine country excursions! First, located in Healdsburg, it was a central launching point for wine country drives each day to different "wine roads." In addition, Healdsburg itself was a super place for wine, shopping, and visiting. Second, the house itself was just wonderful! It is extremely large with 4 quite large bed rooms and several smaller options. Seating was everywhere, inside and out. It was well supplied and furnished. Access to the River was easy and we enjoyed the River each day. Third, the booking process was easy and came well informed for the house as well as the area. We could not recommend a place more than RIverwood.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We are very rewarded when we hear that guests have so thoroughly enjoyed their stay. Thank you, so much, for taking time to let others know about Riverwood Lodge, its special amenities and location, and also for recognizing us for excellent customer service. Comments such as yours inspire us to work even harder at our customer service, to do more and to provide the best for our guests. We thank you, and wish you many happy memories of your visit!
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Riverwood - Grand Riverfront in Healdsburg - Great Views, Sauna, Hot Tub, Kayaks
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Healdsburg Sonoma County
Grapevine TX
5

Large comfortable home

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2011
  • Stayed: Apr 2011
We stayed in Riverwood for a girl's trip and had a fantastic time. The house is in good shape, with a lodge feel to it. The beds are comfortable and there was plenty of bedding and towels for all the guests.

This would be a great house for a multiple family vacation with several living areas.

This house is close to Healdsburg which has a nice square and lots of shopping, resturants, etc.
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Riverwood - Grand Riverfront in Healdsburg - Great Views, Sauna, Hot Tub, Kayaks
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p117991
+1 866 786-2778
Healdsburg Sonoma County
Sunnyvale, CA
5

Lovely home on the river

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2011
  • Stayed: Mar 2011
Riverwood is a spacious, very clean, comfortable home on the Russian River. We had four couples staying here for wine barrel tasting. Each morning we all commented on how comfortable all the beds were (3 Kings!) and how quiet it was. The guys enjoyed the sauna downstairs and we had nice walks along the river. We will definitely stay here again!
Recommended for:  Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Riverwood - Grand Riverfront in Healdsburg - Great Views, Sauna, Hot Tub, Kayaks
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p117991
+1 866 786-2778
Healdsburg Sonoma County
Mill Valley
5

Great getaway!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2011
  • Stayed: Jan 2011
We had a Board retreat at the Riverwood house and had a fabulous experience. I just wish we could have stayed longer! Accommodations were very comfortable. The house is open and conducive to large groups, and the hot tub is wonderful. The view of the river is so inviting, it makes you want to sit riverside. I would definitely return for another stay.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Helpful votes: 1/2
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Riverwood - Grand Riverfront in Healdsburg - Great Views, Sauna, Hot Tub, Kayaks
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p117991
+1 866 786-2778
Healdsburg Sonoma County
Sunnyvale, CA
5

Fantastic house with a great location

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2011
  • Stayed: Jan 2010
We stayed here for a few days after Christmas with some good friends. Absolutely loads of space in the house, the kids loved the room downstairs where they had many ping pong tournaments. The house is kept in excellent condition, with a beautiful view of the river from the back deck. It was fun for everyone to switch between the hot tub and the sauna, although the kids liked the water better than the dry heat. We are now looking forward to maybe re-visiting in the summer, when we could experience more of the outside ... drinking wine on the deck and watching the river run by sounds fantastic.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Riverwood - Grand Riverfront in Healdsburg - Great Views, Sauna, Hot Tub, Kayaks
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p117991
+1 866 786-2778
Healdsburg Sonoma County
Castro Valley, CA
5

Had a great time here!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2010
  • Stayed: Dec 2010
My family just stayed here for the Christmas holiday (7 adults and 4 kids) and had a fantastic time! We've rented a lot of houses over the years and this is one of the best we've experienced. The kitchen is very well equipped with utensils, pots, pans, dishes and glasses (which isn't always the case). The dining room table was perfect for our whole group. The view is beautiful - we saw 3 deer while we were there. To top it all off - the house was beautifully decorated for the holiday. The only sad part was when we had to leave.
business
Riverwood - Grand Riverfront in Healdsburg - Great Views, Sauna, Hot Tub, Kayaks
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p117991
+1 866 786-2778
Healdsburg Sonoma County
Castro Valley, CA
5

Had a great time!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2010
  • Stayed: Dec 2010
My family just stayed here for the Christmas holiday (7 adults and 4 kids) and had a fantastic time! We've rented a lot of houses over the years and this is one of the best we've experienced. The kitchen is very well equipped with utensils, pots, pans, dishes and glasses (which isn't always the case). The dining room table was perfect for our whole group. The view is beautiful - we saw 3 deer while we were there. To top it all off - the house was beautifully decorated for the holiday. The only sad part was when we had to leave.
business
Riverwood - Grand Riverfront in Healdsburg - Great Views, Sauna, Hot Tub, Kayaks
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p117991
+1 866 786-2778
Healdsburg Sonoma County
Minneapolis, MN
5

A family wedding in wine country

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2010
  • Stayed: Oct 2008
I rented this fantastic home for immediate family to stay together during our daughter's wedding. Everyone loved the home, we cooked, ordered pizza and had lots of wine and great conversation. The bedrooms and extra space provided plenty of room for everyone, and the evenings in the hot tub with my sisters chatting away was great. We even used the ping pong table for flower assembly for the wedding bouquets. I would come back to Riverwood in a second, wonderful home.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children