The moment my visiting family and i stepped into Hillside Lodge, an ease set over us. The place is every bit the rustic retreat its name suggests. Allan makes sure of it.
The home sits up and back from the parallel-running River roads, minimizing street noise while also offering walking access to both the Russian River and downtown Guerneville. The location is perfect for wine tasting, kayaking, and checking out some local watering holes and eateries.
Inside the Lodge, you'll find a well-equipped space with leafy views and pan-Asian decor touches. It's comfortable and full of character. Everything in the large, open kitchen is clearly marked, thus inviting the preparation and enjoyment of meals. The living area has ample couch seating around a TV with dvd(and vhs!) player. Both bedrooms are spacious and feature large closets to hang up your clothes. The bathroom is stocked with toiletries, a nice touch for travelers like myself who often forget their own. And of course there's also the large deck, which hosts 2 tables and a gas grill.
I'd be remiss if I didn't make further note of the thoughtful host, Allan. The welcome note, bottle of wine, and check-out process all speak to the interest he has in creating an great experience for his guests. We certainly enjoyed our stay at the Hillside Lodge. Thanks, Allan!