Healdsburg house rental - The beautiful view enjoyed from our deck .
The beautiful view enjoyed from our deck .
 
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps8
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
Minimum Stay 2 nights
 

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House/Private Home - 3 Bedrooms + Other - 2.5 Baths - Sleeps 6

The Old River House 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 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 WiFi high speed internet. The home has romantic river views, and an old-time charm. The knotty pine vaulted great room has soaring ceilings and a wood-burning fireplace and is wonderful gathering place, with comfortable leather sofas circling the fire. There are hand hewn beams, antique hardware, and period construction that give you a enjoyable step back in time. The kitchen is well stocked, and has a breakfast table with fantastic river views. We have games in the game room and a relaxing hammock on the lower covered deck. 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 linens.

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 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, 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 for great family fun & outdoor adventure opportunities.

Nostalgia and Charm: The home is a charming and nostalgic river front summer home built in the 1930's. It retains its original character and charm, and offers an enjoyable step back in time, while carefully providing contemporary amenities and conveniences for a perfectly comfortable stay.

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 one 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.)

For guest testimonials, please visit our website and click on the online guest book.

Occupancy is limited to 6 overnight guests, plus children under three.

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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 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.

Wine Country Lodges LLC purchased this house in 2006

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

The fantastic river view is probably our guests' favorite thing about about the Old River Lodge, but a close second is the spaciousness of the high ceiling in the knotty pine Great Room, and the many quaint features and authentic qualities of the old home. The river views that are enjoyed from nearly every window are simply spectacular!

33 Reviews of Property 212357 in Healdsburg, California

Old River - Classic Riverfront Charm in Healdsburg - Views, Hot Tub, Kayaks
average rating of 4.576923 based on 33 reviews
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Old River - Classic Riverfront Charm in Healdsburg - Views, Hot Tub, Kayaks
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p212357
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Healdsburg Sonoma County
San Francisco CA
5

Guestbook Comment

What a wonderful retreat! My girlfriends and I had a terrific weekend sipping wine on the deck, relaxing in the hot tub and playing Scrabble around th...
  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2008
  • Stayed: Nov 2008
What a wonderful retreat! My girlfriends and I had a terrific weekend sipping wine on the deck, relaxing in the hot tub and playing Scrabble around the fire. Great common areas and lovely bedrooms. What a treat!
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Old River - Classic Riverfront Charm in Healdsburg - Views, Hot Tub, Kayaks
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Healdsburg Sonoma County
Cape Cod, MA
5

Guestbook Comment

You could have put a shack on this piece of land and I would have still flown from Cape Cod to stay in it. The house is really lovely--the setting is ...
  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2008
  • Stayed: Oct 2008
You could have put a shack on this piece of land and I would have still flown from Cape Cod to stay in it. The house is really lovely--the setting is something out of Conde Nast Traveler. Clean, spacious, cozy, everything worked very well--good hot water, stong pressure, cold fridge--all the worries you get from rentals are not a factor here. Most of all the real treat was the bed we slept in was more comfortable then our bed at home (and we have a killer bed!)--What a bonus that was! The girls loved their nightly hot tub soak in front of the burning yellow, reds & purples of the sunsets. The proximity to town is perfection.
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Old River - Classic Riverfront Charm in Healdsburg - Views, Hot Tub, Kayaks
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+1 866-786-2778
Healdsburg Sonoma County
Cape Cod, MA
5

Guestbook Comment

What a place! We came to Sonoma to unwind and enjoy the wine country with friends and The Old River Lodge was the perfect home base to do it all. ...
  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2008
  • Stayed: Oct 2008
What a place! We came to Sonoma to unwind and
enjoy the wine country with friends and The Old River
Lodge was the perfect home base to do it all.
Comfortable, great location, wonderful view of the
river. We loved it.
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Old River - Classic Riverfront Charm in Healdsburg - Views, Hot Tub, Kayaks
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Healdsburg Sonoma County
portland, oregon
5

Guestbook Comment

Our reason to be in Wine Country was the celebration of my sisters 50th birthday. The 4 sisters and mom stayed at the Old River Lodge and loved it. Th...
  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: May 27, 2008
  • Stayed: May 2008
Our reason to be in Wine Country was the celebration of my sisters 50th birthday. The 4 sisters and mom stayed at the Old River Lodge and loved it. The river is so peaceful, the hot tub wonderful, the beds comfortable and most important, the living room was a great place to sit and talk. We did not want a traditional hotel where it would be difficult for us to gather and share our lives. The private home was perfect. The furnishings are lovely.
Thank you so much for a wonderful stay,
Julie Williamson
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Old River - Classic Riverfront Charm in Healdsburg - Views, Hot Tub, Kayaks
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Healdsburg Sonoma County
Brooklyn, MI
5

Guestbook Comment

Everything was even better than we imagined it would be. We had everything we needed and had a wonderful time celebrating our 40th anniversary with ou...
  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: May 22, 2008
  • Stayed: May 2008
Everything was even better than we imagined it would be. We had everything we needed and had a wonderful time celebrating our 40th anniversary with our children and grandchildren. The scenery was beautiful and location great for doing lots of things to do. Thanks for making our visit a memorable experience.
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Old River - Classic Riverfront Charm in Healdsburg - Views, Hot Tub, Kayaks
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Healdsburg Sonoma County
All over America
5

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I rented this property for a family reunion in May, 2008. It is always difficult to get a feel for a property over the internet, but let me just say ...
  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: May 16, 2008
  • Stayed: May 2008
I rented this property for a family reunion in May, 2008. It is always difficult to get a feel for a property over the internet, but let me just say that everyone LOVED it here! The location is perfect: Close to Healdsburg Bar and Grill (the BEST hamburgers and garlic/truffle french fries to die for) and shopping, but far enough away that we definitely had a feeling of having an entire lodge to ourselves. We had four children with us, ages ranging from 2 yrs to 10 yrs, and they were running all over the place, with no problems on the stairs (you can close the upstairs off with a door, and there were child-proof fences provided on location), but they learned quickly to go down the stairs on their bums. We all went Kayaking--what a blast and the water was warm enough for swimming and enjoying. 2 Kayaks and intertubes were provided, along with 4 life jackets. The best part is that we never really felt the need to leave. The kitchen IS REALLY fully stocked, including food that had recently been left behind, unopened. (We left some, also!) There were games for every age level, and the layout is just perfect to give adults total privacy on the top level, and kids totally great times in the game room on the bottom level. The hot tub was a huge hit after a hard day of lounging in the hammock! I got up a couple of mornings early and caught pictures of deer crossing the Russian River, and there were tons of birds, so bring your binoculars. We even spotted a Great Blue Heron! The mist coming off of the river in the morning is worth getting up for! From the second and third level balconies, the view was so good we could see very large fish swimming in the river! We took about 300 pictures and enjoyed our stay so much, we are already planning on booking the same place for next year. YOU WILL TRULY HATE TO SAY GOODBYE!
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  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2006
  • Stayed: Nov 2006
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
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  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2006
  • Stayed: Oct 2006
Old River Lodge was a wonderful place to stay for the weekend! My family and I stayed there during my wedding weekend. It was so nice to relax in the hot tub and be away from all the activity and chaos that was occurring at the hotel.
The house was extremely clean and the location perfect for a weekend of relaxation. It was close enough to downtown to be able to quickly run errands if needed. My sister stated that we should instead have the wedding at the house instead of at the vineyard b/c it was such a serene atmosphere!
-Suejin K., San Francisco, CA
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Old River - Classic Riverfront Charm in Healdsburg - Views, Hot Tub, Kayaks
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p212357
+1 866-786-2778
Healdsburg Sonoma County
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  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2006
  • Stayed: Sep 2006
We booked our stay at The Old River Lodge because my son was getting married in Healdsburg. We could not have made a better choice. The house was lovely and accommodated me and my family members very comfortably. The kids especially had fun on the beach and in the hot tub. Thanks so much for making an already enjoyable event even more memorable.
- Janet P., Park City, UT
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Old River - Classic Riverfront Charm in Healdsburg - Views, Hot Tub, Kayaks
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p212357
+1 866-786-2778
Healdsburg Sonoma County
Guest Comment Entered by Owner
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  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2006
  • Stayed: Sep 2006
We loved our stay at The Old River Lodge, and it was hard to go home at the end. The house suited us perfectly and we were very comfortable. We hope to return for another visit very soon!
- Marcia S., Carmel, CA