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River View - Riverfront Getaway in Healdsburg - Hot Tub, Kayaks, River Access

46 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights


Healdsburg House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

River View Lodge appeals to guests with its spectacular riverfront setting, spacious river view deck, charming décor, exceptionally comfortable beds and linens, outstanding cleanliness, and quality amenities. River View features private river access, and includes kayaks, paddles and life jackets. River View sits on one of the most beautiful, tranquil and natural locations of the river, with easy access to downtown Healdsburg and all wine country attractions. Northwoods is a relaxing and peaceful riverfront getaway that has everything you’ll need for a great wine country stay for two to eight guests.

Located less than one and a half miles from Healdsburg’s Park Plaza, River View is the perfect choice for summer fun, or cozy winter getaways. There’s a fireplace, a fully equipped kitchen, river views, an expansive deck,

a 4-5 person spa, private riverfront access with kayaks, and a gas BBQ grill. You’ll love the contemplative stillness, sitting on the deck surrounded by breathtaking scenery. The only likely interruptions will be the kerplunk of a fish, croak of a bullfrog or the sound of canoes/kayaks passing down river. You’ll come away fully refreshed! relaxed! and satisfied!

There are 3 bedrooms, with comfortable queen size beds and fine linens. The home has a large fireplace & sitting/room and open floor plan to the kitchen area.

There is one full bath upstairs, and one half bath on the main level. Overnight occupancy is limited to 6-8 Adults, plus any children under 3 years of age.

The décor includes casual contemporary furnishings, a clean, updated and spacious kitchen, plus floor to ceiling windows with excellent river views from the living room.

River View Lodge is just one of our beautiful, vacation homes in Healdsburg. Call us for information on them all, or visit our website to view our detailed photos per property.

For larger groups, our Firefly Lodge is just 1 door away on the same riverfront lane and sleeps up to 10 guests. Also nearby is our Riverwood Lodge that sleeps 10 and our Old River Lodge that sleeps 6-8.

All our beautiful riverside settings are tranquil, with soothing sounds of the river to de-stress and relax those needing a break from hectic urban life. Listen to the sounds of nature and unwind while enjoying the charming accommodations, comfortable beds, the cozy fire, and a slower pace, while being a short mile, or so, from the hub of this world class wine producing region. At Wine Country Lodges, we’ve been inviting guests to enjoy the unique pleasures of Sonoma County Wine Country since 2003.

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Property Manager
Wine Country Lodges Reservations
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
October 23, 2016
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About Wine Country Lodges Reservations

'Wine Country Lodges’ 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 Northwoods in 2007, as Wine Country Lodges’ fourth riverfront vacation home. With Northwoods she wanted to convey a relaxing, back-to-nature environment, she chose upscale, rustic, and charming antique 'Northwoods' style furnishings to make guests feel welcomed and relaxed. The home and its accommodations provide the perfect atmosphere for those wanting to create special vacation memories while bonding with family and friends in a relaxingly, peaceful and unspoiled 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.


Why Wine Country Lodges Reservations chose Sonoma County

'Lisa acquired Northwoods as a fourth riverfront home addition to Wine Country Lodges. Northwoods has an ideal riverfront location and is just four doors away from our first vacation home, Firefly, providing excellent close accommodations for many groups desiring adjacent accommodations.

What makes this house unique

Great Riverfront Vacation Home with River View Deck ..... 3 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths Large Deck, BBQ and Built In Spa (Sleeps 6-8).

Guestbook comments from the manager

Welcome! We are pleased to announce the opening of one of our newest properties, Northwoods Lodge, located at the foot of Fitch Mountain in Healdsburg's historic Russian River resort district. (just three miles from the Spanish-style plaza in the heart of Sonoma County Wine Country).A year-round getaway only 70 miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco, in an area known for its ideal climate, picturesque vineyards, towering redwoods, spectacular coastal beaches, and the Russian River. We welcome you to come enjoy this home's rustic decor... a charming river retreat perfect for a family gathering, an ideal “home away from home” for those attending wine country weddings, and a great destination for a weekend getaway. This comfortable riverfront vacation home is warm and inviting and the large, riverview deck with BBQ (and hot tub) is the perfect place for outdoor dining and lounging.Relax, explore, enjoy!Jill JensenWine Country Lodges - Offering Distinctive Riverfront Vacation Homes in California Wine Country866-786-2778 toll free
May 2006
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River View - Riverfront Getaway in Healdsburg - Hot Tub, Kayaks, River Access
average rating of 4.847826 based on 47 reviews

Relaxing, clean, great kitchen, and great for kids

  • 5 of 5

We had a great experience at the River Lodge. The home was incredibly clean and felt very welcoming as a vacation rental- they had games for our kids to play with, very little clutter, and everything we needed in the kitchen. The space was very enjoyable; we had friends over for drinks on the deck while the kids sat in the hot tub. The river was high and moving so we did not use the kayaks, but we did use the fishing poles. The beds were incredibly comfortable. There were only a few small things that came up as we got to know the house and area (ants, hide-a-bed issues, and hot tub noises- but we easily called the property manager and she helped us). We had a great time and hope to return!

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Rain or Shine, its Cozy and Comfy!

  • 5 of 5

We walked into a glowing living room with Christmas music and lovely lighting and a warm fire. Although a little small in the living room, there was still enough sitting for the 7 of us and truly made us ignore the TV and visit. The large kitchen table was perfect for dinner and games. The spread out rooms were comfortable for every one, especially the upstairs Master bedroom that looks over the river! Although it rained most of our visit, we did manage to enjoy the hot tub in the mornings while listening to the birds and enjoying the river. We can't wait to come back and make use out of the expansive deck and also the deck down below even closer to the water! It felt like the perfect cozy cabin getaway in the wine country!

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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  • 5 of 5

This house was a beautiful, relaxing home! It is perfect for a weekend getaway with a group of your favorite friends! The backyard view was a great added plus to the overall experience we all had! The town, full of restaurants, tasting rooms, and shops is very close to the home so that made everything easy! I would defiantly recommend this property to families, friends for a relaxing getaway in the woods!

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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Great place right on the river

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely spot on the Russian River, less than minutes from downtown Healdsburg, with an incredible deck. We were six adults and three small children and the space suited us perfectly. We had a cozy movie night in the living room and made several meals in the kitchen, which was well stocked (with the exception of maybe another large frying pan). One caveat that another reviewer brought up is that the neighboring houses are quite close. Someone was having a gathering next door on the first night and it sounded like they were on our deck, they were so close. But when we shut the sound-proof windows on that side of our room the probably was solved. We loved the place and hope to stay there again.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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San Francisco, CA

Great Family Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My wife, two young children and I stayed here with my parents last week. It was absolutely perfect. Big deck with a great view of the river, and even though there are neighbors you feel properly secluded. What more can be said about the river for exploring and relaxing with the family? The unit was clean, the location was very convenient to all of Healdsburg's great restaurants. Really not a single complaint, and the owners were very responsive and helpful at every step.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Rockford, Illinois

Charming home away from home...

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5 flew here from Illinois for some family reunions spanning two weeks. This was the perfect home and location to act as our "home base" for our two week long stay. We (and our kids, ages 4, 8 & 12) loved being on the river - we swam, snorkeled, kayaked, and fished - and sometimes just lounged on the spacious deck. The few days it was on the cooler side, the hot tub was the perfect "pool" for swimming. The home had everything we needed, was very comfortable and was very convenient to downtown Healdsburg. The Wine Country Lodges Guest Services Manager, Trinette, was welcoming, helpful & very responsive. We would highly recommend a stay at Northwoods Lodge.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
STS - Charles Schultz Sonoma County Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
In Downtown Healdsburg (multiple to choose from)
Nearest Ferry
30 Minutes
30 minute drive from Ocean Beaches
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Healdsburg Golf Club
Nearest Train
30 Minutes
30 minute drive south on Hwy 101 to San Rafael
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Highway 101 at Central Healdsburg Exit
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
in Downtown Healdsburg (many to choose from)
Nearest Ski
300 Miles
Lake Tahoe/Truckee
Nearest Beach
5 Metres
Beach Located On Property
Car: necessary

Family fun and outdoor adventures abound! A Canoe Trip down the Russian River, Wine Tasting, Bicycling our country roads, touring Wineries, picnicking in the Vineyards, strolling through the ancient trees at Armstrong Redwoods State Park, taking Scenic Drives, Beach Combing and Whale Watching at our Ocean Beaches, visiting Art Galleries, following 'Farm Trails' maps leading to fresh produce at the source, trying natural Hot Springs Spas and Mud Baths in nearby Calistoga, Soaring overhead on a Hot Air Balloon Excursion, shopping in the Charming Shops and Antique Malls surrounding the Historic Plaza in Healdsburg. Check the calendar for free Public Concerts, weekly local Farmer's Markets, and many Special Events.


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Healdsburg House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Mountain View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Dining Room
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • One full bath is upstairs, with a tub shower combination, and one full bath, with a shower, is on the main level.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • 1 King, 2 Queen, 1 Pull Out Sofa
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • water tubing
Private dock, 2 kayaks, life preservers, 2 fishing poles, fishing tackle, fishing guide books, patio furniture, 4 zero gravity lounger chairs, foosball game, cards, puzzles and games, a library of travel and nature books, a collection of classics and comedy on 'DVD such as 'I Love Lucy' shows and old time cartoons, indoor ping pong table. Washer/dryer -- Gas Fireplace -- Private Hot Tub -- The river is perfect for swimming, snorkeling & other water fun -- Full Kitchen -- Catering Available -- Private dock, 2 kayaks -- Weber gas BBQ -- Deck/Patio -- Steps lead from the deck directly to the dock at the river's edge, where guests can step in for a swim, or launch one of the two kayaks provided . During the summer months the water is a very comfortable temperature, slow moving, & clear. Summer months are marked by canoe traffic, swimmers, rafting, & guests out for an enjoyable paddle in the kayaks we provide. Swimming & snorkeling are great pastimes here. Communal swimming pool avail.

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