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
 
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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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Healdsburg Sonoma County
Washington, DC
5

Guestbook Comment

What a fabulous experience! The Riverwood Lodge was beautiful and easy to get to! Jill and the staff at Wine Country Lodges were incredibly helpful ...
  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2006
  • Stayed: Nov 2006
What a fabulous experience! The Riverwood Lodge was beautiful and easy to get to! Jill and the staff at Wine Country Lodges were incredibly helpful and organized. We can't wait to go back!
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Riverwood - Grand Riverfront in Healdsburg - Great Views, Sauna, Hot Tub, Kayaks
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Healdsburg Sonoma County
Houston, TX
5

Guestbook Comment

We had a wonderful stay at the Riverwood Lodge. The house is great for large groups since the kitchen, dining room, living room and deck are all room...
  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2006
  • Stayed: Oct 2006
We had a wonderful stay at the Riverwood Lodge. The house is great for large groups since the kitchen, dining room, living room and deck are all roomy. The hot tub was heated and ready to go! We only had one minor issue with the grill being out of propane, but the owner came over within 15 minutes to take care of it for us.
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Healdsburg Sonoma County
Palo Alto, CA
3

Guestbook Comment

The house was nice and so was the setting, although, there were some annoyances. Firstly, 3 bathrooms and only 1 extra roll of toilet paper left for ...
  • 3 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2006
  • Stayed: Oct 2006
The house was nice and so was the setting, although, there were some annoyances. Firstly, 3 bathrooms and only 1 extra roll of toilet paper left for all of us (hopefully an oversight of housekeeping). Then, looks like the owner put a lot of thought into the "cabin" look and forgot a bit about comfort. E.g. the "antler" night stand lights were difficult, not too speak of dangerous to handle in the dark. Plus the wicker night stand tables, looked pretty, but wicker tops make for very unstable surfaces on which to set anything. The main bedroom also had no real space to hang clothes properly (few hangers behind the door only) and there was no way to turn on the bathroom light without the fan. An incredibly noisy fan that would wake up anybody at night and be an annoyance during day use. The fireplace worked once and not another time. The TV downstairs seemed to be out of order (we couldn't manage to use it). The kitchen chairs looked nice but were insufferable to sit back.
Owner's Response: The home is decorated in a rustic lodge theme, which we find to be fun and appeals to the majority of our guests, but may not suit everyone's taste. We make every effort to amply stock the home with supplies. Although we did not hear from these guests during their stay, we are always quick to address any difficulties or problems that may arise. E.g. television, fireplace, toilet paper. We never knowingly allow things to remain out of order.

Wine Country Lodges Management
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Riverwood - Grand Riverfront in Healdsburg - Great Views, Sauna, Hot Tub, Kayaks
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Healdsburg Sonoma County
Arlington, VA
5

Guestbook Comment

I rented Riverwood Lodge for a bachelorette weekend for 11 women, and it was fabulous! A perfect getaway, centrally located to the adorable town of He...
  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2006
  • Stayed: Oct 2006
I rented Riverwood Lodge for a bachelorette weekend for 11 women, and it was fabulous! A perfect getaway, centrally located to the adorable town of Healdsburg and a short distance from the most fantastic wineries. We had everything we needed, and the ladies were all thrilled. I think we might be regulars!!
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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
San Francisco, CA
5

Guestbook Comment

We had a great girls weekend at the Riverwood Lodge, it was a perfect fit!! We loved the river, the hot tub, the bbq, and all the space. Thanks for ...
  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2006
  • Stayed: Sep 2006
We had a great girls weekend at the Riverwood Lodge, it was a perfect fit!! We loved the river, the hot tub, the bbq, and all the space. Thanks for a great weekend in Healdsburg.
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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
Superior, Colorado
5

Guestbook Comment

Fabulous lodge! We came to Wine Country with 3 other couples and so enjoyed staying together at this lodge. Beautiful views and very cozy accomodatio...
  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2006
  • Stayed: Sep 2006
Fabulous lodge! We came to Wine Country with 3 other couples and so enjoyed staying together at this lodge. Beautiful views and very cozy accomodations! A must do again.
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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
Columbia, Maryland
5

Guestbook Comment

We LOVED your house. It is so spacious, so tastefully decorated, so comfortable. We wish we had stayed one more day. Only suggestions: it would be ...
  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2006
  • Stayed: Aug 2006
We LOVED your house. It is so spacious, so tastefully decorated, so comfortable. We wish we had stayed one more day. Only suggestions: it would be nice to add an armoire in the master bedroom, and a hammock would be perfect outside. And is it possible for the hot tub to be out in the open, to enjoy the magnificent evening sky?
We had a wonderful wonderful time with our family following our daughter's wedding. We would happily return, and would recommend your home wholeheartedly.
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful comments! We would be very happy to have you return as our guests. Thank you, too for your helpful suggestions. Two of the three items you suggested are already in our plan, as we add to our home's amenities. We look forward to seeing you, again!

Owner, Riverwood Lodge

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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
Burlingame, CA
5

Guestbook Comment

Riverwood Lodge was the perfect location for our long-awaited weekend with our 3 sons and their families. The house is perfect for 8 adults and t...
  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2006
  • Stayed: Jul 2006
Riverwood Lodge was the perfect location for our
long-awaited weekend with our 3 sons and their
families. The house is perfect for 8 adults and the
4 children loved relaxing and sleeping in the Rec
room/bedroom. They loved their private TV and
ping-pong table. The house is very comfortable
and beautifully decorated. It's also well-stocked
with lovely dishes, glasses and serving pieces. The
weather was perfect, so we thoroughly enjoyed the
large deck. We also enjoyed the easy access to the
River, which was shallow enough for both adults
and kids to cool off in. Another plus is the large
parking area in front of the house. All in all, a great
spot!
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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
Orlando FL
5

Guestbook Comment

What made my stay really comfortable for me was that it's devided into a party level on the bottom with the big TV, hot tub and ping pong and the...
  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2006
  • Stayed: Jun 2006
What made my stay really comfortable for me was that it's devided into a party level on the bottom with the big TV, hot tub and ping pong and the more formal upstairs. So we had the early to bed and rise people on top and the Dave Lettermen crowd on the bottom.

Also the kitchen was beautifully stocked. My brother even fired up the giant grill on the porch and grilled pineapple.

It was cold when we were there so the easy light firplace was yummy.

The closets were stocked with considerate items for babies, guests, and unusual need. Like that fussy granda that needs four pillows.

Enjoy!

Norma Huff
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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
Newark, CA
5

Guestbook Comment

The lodge was fabulous! We saw the pictures on-line, but it exceeded our expectations. Very spacious. Clean. Well-furnished. Well-stocked. And t...
  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: May 18, 2006
  • Stayed: May 2006
The lodge was fabulous! We saw the pictures on-line, but it exceeded our expectations. Very spacious. Clean. Well-furnished. Well-stocked. And the river is just steps away. It really is a "model" vacation rental and ideal for a large group.