Pet-Friendly Cottages

Fern Grove Cottages welcomes well-behaved dogs in select cottages. Please note: Not all of our cottages are dog-friendly. You cannot make your reservation on-line if you are bringing a dog. You need to call 707-869-8105 to make your reservation if your pet will be with you. If you come with your pet, and you have not informed us, we will not be able to accommodate unless there is a pet-friendly cottage available. 

pet-friendly bed and breakfast guernevilleHere are the specific dog policies:

  • There is a $25 charge for each dog per night.
  • Your dog may not be left alone in guest rooms.
  • Please keep your dog on a leash in public areas per county law.
  • When you choose to have breakfast on your deck, your dog is welcome to join you.
  • We ask that your dog be clean, well groomed, and have current shots and flea & tick care.
  • An aggressive dog is not welcome, nor are young pups.
  • If your dog is disturbing other guests (barking, aggression), you will be asked to leave and will be responsible for your entire reservation.
  • Your dog must be good around other people and other dogs.
  • You will be responsible for any damages, injury or lost revenue, that may be caused by your dog.
  • Your credit card on file will be charged for any and all damage done by your dog.
  • Dogs are not allowed in Pool Area.
  • Dogs are not allowed in main lodge/lobby during breakfast.

“Great Cozy Cottages in Lovely Setting. My friend & I rented a two-bedroom cottage at Fern Grove Cottages & had a lovely time. The cottage was cozy, clean & nicely appointed. The cottages are nestled among the redwoods & surrounded by a lush garden. The breakfast buffet was quite good — fruit, hard-boiled eggs, homemade granola, pastries, bagels, etc & excellent coffee. There’s a comfortable lounge with a fireplace, games & a computer available to guests & also a great outdoor seating area with a fire pit. The owners are very warm & friendly & offer a wealth of information about what to do in the Guerneville area — from wine tasting & hiking to shops & restaurants. We’ll definitely be back!”

–  TripAdvisor @  Sacramento, CA

Outdoor Fun in Sonoma County’s Russian River and Redwoods Area – SF Chronicle

Discover the natural wonders of Sonoma County, just an hour north of San Francisco, where travelers have enjoyed outdoor adventures for more than a century — from the first visitors arriving by train in the 1870s, to crowds dancing under the stars to Big Band sounds in the 1940s and 50s, to the LGBTQ community that claimed this area as their playground from the 1970s on.

It’s an outdoor paradise, perfect for hiking, biking, kayaking, canoeing, swimming, fishing, camping, horseback riding and even zipping through the treetops. Blend in fine wines, farm-to-fork cuisine, craft beers, artisan spirits, and all that the wine country lifestyle has to offer and Sonoma County’s river and redwoods make a perfect getaway destination, and a great addition to your visit to San Francisco.

On the Russian River

Known locally just as “The River,” this lazy, winding waterway offers something for almost everyone.

Paddle down an isolated, wildlife-abundant section of the upper Russian River, then dine on culinary delights on the Gourmet Brunch Tour from River’s Edge Kayak & Canoe Trips. Learn how to paddle board and then take a two-hour trip on verdant waters near Wohler Bridge with Rubicon Adventures. For do-it-yourself-ers, Russian River Adventures offers self-guided day trips in inflatable kayaks for a half day (four miles) or full day (nine miles) with a shuttle to return you to your car. Or enjoy a 10-mile, self-guided canoe or kayak trip with a return shuttle at Burke’s Canoe Trips and Campground. Check the complete listing for Sonoma County Kayaking & Canoeing.

River beaches beckon to those who want to picnic, swim, fish or just relax. The county operates several riverfront parks, including Healdsburg Veterans Memorial Beach, Riverfront Regional Park, Mom’s Beach (aka Forestville River Access), and Steelhead Beach Regional Park, each offering unique settings for accessing the Russian River. Rent kayaks, canoes, paddleboats, beach umbrellas, beach chairs and more at the privately owned, down-home Johnson’s Beach & Resort, which has welcomed summer visitors for nearly a century. And Monte Rio Community Beach offers canoe and kayak rentals, barbecues, a boat launch and a snack bar. For more details, read Best River Beaches and Fishing Spots.

In the Redwoods

Stroll through towering, ancient trees in the serene and majestic Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve. Or zip through the redwood canopy at Sonoma Canopy Tours for a green, family-friendly and educational high-flying adventure. The course includes seven zip lines (one is more than 800 feet long), two sky bridges, a magnificent spiral staircase and a rappel back to the forest floor.

Read the entire article.