Fern Grove Cottages

16650 River Road , Guerneville, CA 95446 USA (Show map)

About

Fern Grove Cottages are located in Guerneville, California. These country cottages are described as very comfortable and charming by Trip Advisor reviewers. They are within easy walking distance to restaurants, shops, and entertainment. Some have whirlpools tubs; others have wood-burning or gas fireplaces, some have kitchens. Pet-friendly cottages are available with advanced notice. Fern Grove serves as the perfect base camp to explore the icons of the Russian River region, including the Russian River, the redwoods, wine country (over 160 wineries are close by) and the Pacific Ocean.

Reviews

Overall
4.2

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  • Guest room3.9
  • Service4.5
  • Value4.1
  • Cleanliness4.4
  • Onsite Dining3.9

Little paradise

5 on July 20, 2016

Cute cozy cottages among beautful beds of flowers, bushes and trees. Outstanding breakfast. Onsite heated pool, BBQ, fire pit. Free bicycle rental. Best of all: Jenny, the owner. So knowledgable about the area, restaurants, vineyards. She gave us the best recommendations. She goes the extra mile to make sure her guests are happy. We had a wonderful stay and think about returning during our next visit to Sonoma.


Family Reunion

4.2 on July 17, 2016

Staff assisted in my reservations and welcomed all my guests. My niece reported she felt she walked back in time: a homey setting, comfortable cottages, sweet garden spaces, gorgeous redwoods. We enjoyed sharing the pool Wednesday evening with merpeople. The dining area was a perfect place for us to gather in the evening for games. I only regretted we didn't experience Samores over the outdoor fire pit: we will have to wait for another visit to enjoy the BBQ area which was charming.


Roz

4.8 on July 11, 2016

Beautiful landscaping, awesome breakfast, perfect distance from downtown Guerneville. I downgraded the room a tad because I found the "spa only", no shower a little difficult for bathing ( you have to climb down into the tub and use a hand-held shower-hard to wash your hair). All in all, a very lovely place and Jennifer was super.


Beautiful, Warm and Cozy

4.2 on July 11, 2016

Loved the grounds and flowers, the pool and the new patio area is beautiful. Very cozy


Comfortable getaway

3.4 on July 11, 2016

We enjoyed our 3-night stay at Fern Grove Cottages. My husband and I spent most of each day wine tasting, so it was very helpful to have the Complimentary Wine Tasting Card along with a winery map. The inn keeper had highlighted and/or written in the winery names on the map which were included on the complimentary tasting cards. She also helped direct us to wineries that matched our interests, and she gave us a rundown of the restaurant options in town, taking time to answer all our questions about the area. The cottages are small and built quite close together on the property. The outdoor space is beautifully landscaped with flowers everywhere. We had a one bedroom cottage with a living room, kitchenette, and a spa tub in the bathroom (room 18). There was plenty of space for us. The comfortable furnishings were well chosen to maximize the space. Breakfast was delicious. The food is served buffet style. We were able to choose from fresh berries, granola, various baked goodies, and more, which is just what I want for breakfast. The only thing I would improve at breakfast would be to provide bigger drinking glasses for the orange juice and water.


Very Nice Stay!

4.0 on July 09, 2016

We very much enjoyed our three-night stay at the Fern Grove Cottages. We had a one-bedroom cottage with a spa tub, and, while the cottage was not large, it allowed us to spread out and to feel more at home. The cottages have a rustic feel, which is fitting for the surroundings, that includes redwood trees, as well as some nice gardened areas. During our stay, we were hiking and kayaking, so we enjoyed soaking in the spa tube in the evenings. It was also nice to be able to sit on the small porch area outside the room and enjoy the surroundings and a glass of wine. There is a fairly large common area with grills and tables, which we used one night. We found the innkeeper to be friendly and helpful with suggestions about things to do, including an explanation and recommendations for the free wine pass, and places to eat. The rate included a wonderful breakfast of fruit, yogurt, hardboiled eggs, bread and pastries. On our trip, which last about two weeks, we stayed in several places that offered breakfast and this was far and away the best. The complex is located on River Road (Highway 116), so there is some road noise. At first we were concerned, but perhaps since our cottage was near the back of the complex, the noise didn’t bother us, even when we were sitting on the porch. The cottages are on the edge of Guerneville, and you can walk into town, which we did one night for dinner. There is a short distance without sidewalks, however, so you need to be careful to avoid the traffic on River Road.


Florida visitors

5 on July 09, 2016

Lovely setting expert inn keeper perfect location great wineries


Love it

4.8 on July 09, 2016

This is my second year in a row staying there for the Fourth of July it's a must to say I am in love with this place from the minute I got there to the minute I left of which I did not want to leave the hospitality cleanliness quietness friendliness is awesome.. The rooms are very comfortable and clean blankets towels pillows carpet sitting area and kitchenette everything kept up and very comfortable swimming pool and area lawn chairs tables and umbrellas clean towels for your convenience barbecue and picnic tables very nicely displayed for your convenience free breakfast in the morning very satisfying very cozy and friendly free Beach cruiser bicycles for rent i'm telling you you will love it trust me!


Absolutely perfect

4.8 on June 20, 2016

The cottages are so beautiful and cozy. The room was extremely clean, bed was comfortable and you can't find a better place closer to Armstrong National Park. Our stay was excellent. We hope to return in the future!


Cute B&B

3.2 on June 20, 2016

Overall good experience. Can get better value. May need to book in advance.


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Rooms & Rates

Garden Studio (Gas Fireplace)

one room cottage with one queen bed, private bathroom with shower, gas log fireplce, kitchenette with microwave, mini fridge, coffee maker, sink, cable TV, DVD player, free wifi.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom (Gas log fireplace)

two bedroom cottage, each bedroom with one queen bed and private bathroom, shared living room with gas log fireplace, kitchenette with mini fridge and coffee maker, cable TV, DVD Player, free wifi.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen

Garden Studio

one room cottage with 1 queen bed, kitchenette with microwave, mini fridge, coffee maker, sink, and private bathroom with tub/shower, cable TV, free wifi.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

2 Bedroom w/ Kitchen (Wood Burning Fireplace)

two bedroom cottage with 1 queen bed in each bedroom, living room with wood burning fireplace, full kitchen (stove, oven, sink, refridgerator, microwave, coffee maker), one bathroom with shower, cable TV, DVD player, free wifi.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen

Garden Studio with Kitchen (Gas Fireplace)

large one room studio cottage with one queen bed, open floor living area with gas log fireplace, and full kitchen (stove, oven, sink, mini fridge, microwave, coffee maker), private bath with shower, cable TV, DVD player, free wifi, large porch.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

1 Bedroom 1 Living Room (Spa Tub and Gas Fireplace)

one bedroom cottage with 1 queen bed, living room with gas log fireplace , 2 person spa jaccuzzi tub with rain shower in private bathroom, kitchenette with microwave, mini fridge, coffee maker, cable TV, DVD player, free wifi.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

2 Bedroom w/ Kitchen (Gas Fireplace)

two bedroom cottage, with 1 queen bed in each bedroom, living room with gas log fireplace, full kitchen (stove, oven, sink, microwave, mini fridge, coffee maker), one bathroom with shower, two porches, cable TV, DVD player, free wifi.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen

Basic Studio Room

basic studio room, 1 queen bed, private bathroom with shower, cable TV, free wifi.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Spa Studio (Spa Jaccuzzi Tub)

studio cottage with 1 queen bed and a Spa Jaccuzzi Tub with handheld shower (no separate overhead shower) in room, coffee maker, cable TV, free wifi.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

1 Bedroom 1 Living Room (Gas Fireplace)

one bedroom cottage with 1 queen bed, living room with gas log fireplace, private bath with shower, kitchenette with microwave, mini fridge, coffee maker, sink, cable TV, DVD player, free wifi.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

1 Bedroom 1 Living room (Wood Burning Fireplace)

one bedroom cottage with 1 queen bed, living room with wood burning fireplace, private bathroom with shower, kitchenette with microwave, mini fridge, coffee maker, sink, cable TV, DVD player, free wifi.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

2 Room, 2 Bathroom, Kitchen, Gas FP

two rooms, one a large studio with queen bed, open floor living area with gas log fireplace, and full kitchen (stove, oven, sink, mini fridge, microwave, coffee maker), private bath with shower, cable TV, DVD player; second room with queen bed, cable TV, private bath with shower; large outdoor deck area.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

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Location

Location Type

Near Ocean, Small town, Wine country

Airport

San Francisco, CA (SFO) 65 miles

Directions to property:

HWY 101 to Santa Rosa. Exit River Road West on River Road 18 miles

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Eco-tourism, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Night life, Ocean, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Rodeo, Tours, University, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Cottage

On-site amenities

Bike rental, Board games, Coffee/Tea facilities, Computer, Fax Machine, Ironing Board, Movie library, Outdoor grilling, Parking, Pool, Wired internet

Room amenities

Alarm clock, DVD Player, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Kitchenette, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Wine Tasting, Surfing, Fishing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Water sports

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3:00 PM
  • Check Out:: 11:00 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only 25 feet from operable doors and windows. Picnic Garden ok
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes Contact innkeeper for best location with small children
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required $25 charge. Must not be left alone. Please contact.
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights on summer weekends
  • Accepted payments Other, AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: First night lodging must be paid at time of reservation.
  • Cancellations: 14 day cancellation window and $20 cancellation fee for all reservations.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Jennifer Lamarre & Sherman Tyler

Languages spoken

English, Spanish

Resident Pets

Dogs

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Meals

Breakfast

Continental Plus

  • Time Served: 8:30 to 10:00 AM
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Signature Dish

Margaret's World Famous Scones
Scrumptous, yummy home-baked stuff.