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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Riverwood - Grand Riverfront in Healdsburg - Great Views, Sauna, Hot Tub, Kayaks
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Healdsburg Sonoma County
Sacramento, CA
5

Guestbook Comment

We had a wonderful ladies weekend. The house is very warm and the beds are comfy! The Russian River is so close and beautiful. Breakfast on the dec...
  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2006
  • Stayed: Mar 2006
We had a wonderful ladies weekend. The house is very warm and the beds are comfy! The Russian River is so close and beautiful. Breakfast on the deck was warm and relaxing. We cooked all our meals at the house and it's very well stocked. There is a lifetime supple of syrup. I give it an A.
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Healdsburg Sonoma County
Napa, CA
5

Guestbook Comment

This was the second annual wine country vacation for our group of four couples. We were referred to Riverwood Lodge by a friend who had stayed at a s...
  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2005
  • Stayed: Dec 2005
This was the second annual wine country vacation for our group of four couples. We were referred to Riverwood Lodge by a friend who had stayed at a sister lodge. Everyone in our group, as well as friends who stayed elsewhere, was very impressed by the condition and amenities of the Lodge. The minute we walked in, the positive comments started to flow. It it clean, well-maintained, spacious, and very comfortable. We cooked for 10 every night with ease. Many of us look forward to returning during warm season to enjoy the deck, hot tub, and river access (it truly is "riverfront"). Riverwood gets a 10 from us.
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Riverwood - Grand Riverfront in Healdsburg - Great Views, Sauna, Hot Tub, Kayaks
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Healdsburg Sonoma County
Berkeley, CA
5

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2005
  • Stayed: Nov 2005
We are a group of women who played tennis together for 17 years living in Urbana, Illinois. Since then many in the group have retired to all parts of the country and so we reunion every year. This year the group, known as the Graphite Magnolias, decided on the wine country. I found Riverfront Lodge on the internet and then visited it (as I live in Berkeley) and decided it would work for our group. That expectation was exceeded as everyone loved the house—its location in proximity to Healdsburg Plaza as well as wineries, state parks and the ocean beaches was ideal. The house has great space, nicely furnished, all the amenities that make a stay very comfortable and pleasurable. In short, it was the perfect house for our week in the wine country.
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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
Berkeley, CA
5

Guestbook Comment

We are a group of women who played tennis together for 17 years living in Urbana, Illinois. Since then many in the group have retired to all parts...
  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2005
  • Stayed: Nov 2005
We are a group of women who played tennis
together for 17 years living in Urbana, Illinois. Since
then many in the group have retired to all parts of
the country and so we reunion every year. This
year the group, known as the Graphite Magnolias,
decided on the wine country. I found Riverfront
Lodge on the internet and then visited it (as I live in
Berkeley) and decided it would work for our group.
That expectation was exceeded as everyone loved
the house—its location in proximity to Healdsburg
Plaza as well as wineries, state parks and the ocean
beaches was ideal. The house has great space,
nicely furnished, all the amenities that make a stay
very comfortable and pleasurable. In short, it was
the perfect house for our week in the wine country.
Owner's Response: This group was a standout among a long list of superb guests. The word "ideal" can be used in describing these ladies - from a smooth booking transaction to finding a spotless house after their check-out (after a week-long stay, no less!)
Thank you for being such great guests... please come visit us again soon!

Jill Jensen
Wine Country Lodges
866-786-2778

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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
oRINDA, CA
5

Guestbook Comment

We loved every minute of our stay, we had a 100th birthday celebration for our grandmother in Healdsburg, and had a range of 21 to 77 years old at the...
  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2005
  • Stayed: Oct 2005
We loved every minute of our stay, we had a 100th birthday celebration for our grandmother in Healdsburg, and had a range of 21 to 77 years old at the house, it was perfect, we are planning another trip because the house is so perfect!
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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
Tucson, Az
5

Guestbook Comment

This home was a treat. Everything was as advertised and even better. Our favorite part was the upstairs deck for early morning and early evening. W...
  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2005
  • Stayed: Oct 2005
This home was a treat. Everything was as advertised and even better. Our favorite part was the upstairs deck for early morning and early evening. We watched a mother and baby deer on the property. Will be back.
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Riverwood - Grand Riverfront in Healdsburg - Great Views, Sauna, Hot Tub, Kayaks
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Healdsburg Sonoma County
Louisville, KY
5

Guestbook Comment

What a great time we had! The house was perfect for our four couples. The beds were wonderful! We all loved eating breakfast around the big din...
  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2005
  • Stayed: Sep 2005
What a great time we had! The house was perfect
for our four couples. The beds were wonderful! We
all loved eating breakfast around the big dining
room table and enjoying wine on the awesome
deck! The men really enjoyed having a ping pong
table. Everything was perfect and I would definately
recommend this house to all my friends!
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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 Jose CA
5

Guestbook Comment

Wow--The house was absolutely beautiful! It was an entirely comfortable stay, from the kitchen, the view, the jacuzzi, to the cozy beds. We will de...
  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2005
  • Stayed: Aug 2005
Wow--The house was absolutely beautiful! It was an entirely comfortable stay, from the kitchen, the view, the jacuzzi, to the cozy beds. We will definitely return when we find ourselves in Healdsburg again.
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
San Mateo, CA
5

Guestbook Comment

Our family has been doing a get-together every summer for many years ranging from Bodega Bay, Guerneville, Carmel Valley, Boulder Creek, etc. None of...
  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2005
  • Stayed: Aug 2005
Our family has been doing a get-together every summer for many years ranging from Bodega Bay, Guerneville, Carmel Valley, Boulder Creek, etc. None of them came within a country mile of Riverwood Lodge for exactly fitting our needs and just pure comfort, convenience and relaxation. It's truly a wonderful place!! With an age range of 8-84, that's saying a lot! Thank you Lisa and Jill for all of your efforts! We'd come again in a minute!

Many Thanks from the Folawn/D'Ercole/Corley clan
Owner's Response: What a fantastic group! Not only did the owner find them to be warm and friendly, but also very gracious about an inconvenience concerning the hot tub (which required the owner's personal attention after being left in poor condition by the previous group). In addition, Sue and clan left the home ship-shape after their stay! Thank you for being such great guests... please come visit us again soon!

Jill Jensen
Wine Country Lodges
866-786-2778

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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
Santa Rosa, CA
5

Guestbook Comment

What a beautiful home! The views were spectacular, and the amenities were wonderful! The river was perfect for rafting and swimming. Several beachg...
  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2005
  • Stayed: Jul 2005
What a beautiful home! The views were spectacular, and the amenities were wonderful! The river was perfect for rafting and swimming. Several beachgoers passing by commented on the beauty of the home. We are already looking for a reason to come back!