After our Russian River tour with Wine Cube Tours we decided to relax a little at our residence for the night: the Rio Villa Beach Resort, a Bed and Breakfast Inn located on a quiet bend of the famed banks of the Russian River.
|Our view from the Rio Villa|
Adjectives such as charming and unpretentious lazily swirled through the air as we lounged in the Adirondack Chairs in the post wine tasting afternoon. Surrounded by majestic redwoods, the Rio Villa has a private beach that is totally bathed in sunshine. The grounds are meticulously manicured and aglow with the color of flowers and the aroma of herbs. Just next door and around the river bend is the Monte Rio public beach where canoes and kayaks may be rented and a concession stand is open during the season.
|The Family Garden Studio|
Kelly and I spent the night in their Family Garden Studio, their largest room that can accommodate up to six people. This family-friendly room with fireplace and full kitchen opens onto a large sunny patio right on the river. It has 2 queen-sized beds, a futon sofa/bed, and a big bathroom with a spa tub. This room is pet friendly with a $25/night pet fee.
|Rio Villa Owner Ron|
After a delicious dinner at Boon (post to come soon) we returned to the Rio Villa. On a warmer night we would have gathered on their patio by the outdoor fireplace to enjoy a cozy and friendly night of wine and marshmallows
we woke up and grabbed some coffee from the provided continental breakfast (which includes coffee cakes, breads, muffins, fresh fruit, juice and freshly brewed coffee) and took in the tranquility of the Russian River.