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Russian River Fishing and Camping Lodge

Hut hosted by William
6 guests1 bedroom3 beds1 bath
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The Russian River is a promising fishery that offers steelhead & smallmouth bass fishing without having to leave the Bay Area.
We have a very unique venue for a fishing getaway that won’t break the bank or require a lot of drive time. Our Quonset Hut is a state the art US Armed Forces Dwelling Unit designed for rapid deployment and extraction. So we are cleared to put it near the river for better access for our fishing guests. 16 miles of pristine river by Geyserville on our boats and ATV's

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To see reviews, go to camping only version of this Airbnb listing for this same lodge (if you click on my profile picture you can see all the reviews)It has 4.9 stars with your's truly as a Super Host. This is our fishing and wildlife viewing version, and is new...
Note: We charge $25 per person after the first 2 people that book.
More info on our fishing and guiding can be seen at www.russianriverfishinglodgecom

Decent rain the last couple of years has produced some great conditions for a productive return of the sea-run trout.
On the Russian, no permanent structures are allowed in the flood plain, naturally, but our Quonset Hut is a state the art US Armed Forces Dwelling Unit designed for rapid deployment and extraction in the Middle East. So we are cleared to put it near the river for better access for our fishing guests.
Hut is ready for night if temps drop, we have forced air heaters and a wood stove
There are several miles of river near the lodge with decent holding areas for trout and salmon. This river is excellent for fly casting as there are many sandbars without obstruction to your back casts. We encourage bank fishing and patiently fishing each hole while you walk along the river. Bass fishing is fair to excellent depending on conditions.

If you have flotation/pontoon type device or some other vessel, we can drop you off upriver for a float to our place or pick you up if you prefer to leave from the Hut and head down river to the next bridge.
The river itself is very isolated from civilization in this 16 mile stretch, despite its proximity to the Bay Area. You feel as if you are in a wilderness setting, thanks to the huge vineyards providing a buffer to any development, roads or highways. It is not a river with lots of fast water, and early in the year you may have to drag your pontoon boat or whatever over a few shallow spots.

STEELHEAD: The fish average 6 to 8 pounds, and, like all steel head, fight like demons, and are either wild or hatchery born. Roe, lures, and flies all work well. The regulations prevent the use of bait until later in the season, so make sure you check rules before you soak some roe.
BASS: Fishable year round, best in spring and summer. We use plastic swim baits or wooly buggers for these fish.
The lodge has 3 large beds and a fully stocked camp kitchen, Satellite TV, mini bar and inside and outside dining area. The campsite area has a fire ring, 2 burner propane stove, sink, pots, pans and utensils.

As previously mentioned, no permanent structures are allowed, so a small shed shaped tent covers a flush toilet and shower. Nothing fancy, it has to be light enough to be moved, but it works.

We charge $125 for two, and $25 for each additional guest per night. Geyserville and River Rock Casino are minutes away and the town has several outstanding restaurants, a really unique bar and a coffee shop for breakfast.

At press time we are working on having a drift boat for use. I am a licensed and bonded fishing guide. I will advise you free of charge on where to fish, but there will be $100 fee for guiding on the drift boat or ATV’s. We can accommodate up to 6 people, but charge $25 for each after the first two.

We hope you can imagine living in this peaceful forested river area and relax, watch some football, swim, play badminton, go fishing and have a campfire and BBQ. Doze off in a King size bed. But it is more than just a place to stay, this is where you can live a little on the wild side. We have Kayaks and ATVs to rent, bows to shoot, and and will even teach you how to fly fish.
This beautiful site is the best of both worlds: It has most of the comforts of a house, but the huge OPEN (if you want) Hut and its location gives you a feeling you are also camping. Your backyard is endless and you rarely see anyone once out in the area.
No permanent structures are allowed this close to the River so you will not find anything like it.
Our hut is a spacious $24,000 US Armed Forces unit set up for rapid deployment in the Middle East.
It is insulated with a dead air space lining, multiple screened windows ventilation and heating ports. You are screened by its location from seeing civilization, and 150 yards from the main house or any structures.
One end of the hut is open at this time of year, but has privacy curtains and insect netting to be drawn at night. There are remarkably few mosquitos in this area.
The site is about a one minute walk to the river, which has many miles (16) of untouched riparian woodlands, and always see something interesting.
There is also a large BBQ area with a campfire and table. You will need to bring your own charcoal. There is a three burner Coleman propane stove, with propane provided. We provide paper plates, utensils and cooking gear such as pots and pans. There is a sink for cleaning up. The bathroom with shower is nearby.
Sleeping arrangements are two large beds, and two couches to accommodate a total of 6 people. Unless you like crowds, ha ha.
It is pet friendly, and we have set up a new small fence across the front of the Hut to keep most pets inside when needed.
As mentioned elsewhere, there is a small refrigerator and coolers, so please bring some ice, which is available in Geyserville's small market.
Finally, the mountain side of the Hut has a Astro-Turf area with a badminton court or sitting area.

We provide camp stove with propane, plates, utensils, cooking tools including pots and pans, and such fundamentals like sugar, spices, and cooking oil. Towels are also provided for shower.

Guest access
You have exclusive access to the hut, campsite and bbq area and 16 miles of River bottom!
We have a shower and flush toilet at the campsite.

Wi-Fi is available. Washer and Dryer is also available in a shed near main house.

Other things to note
Please note due to our unique proximity to the river, this structure and amenities are comfortable but not extensive. You should prepare as if you are going camping, but know you will have much greater comfort than camping would provide.

At this time there are two full size beds, but two couches can accomodate children or other guests. PLEASE BRING SLEEPING BAGS OR BLANKETS FOR THESE GUESTS.

We provide a small refrigerator, so not much can go in there. So, we provide coolers and you will need to bring Ice available at the local store.

You have to provide or forage for your own firewood, the firewood on site is not for use.

I may drive an ATV nearby by your site, but not through it, on way to the river.

During the summer, the water pump next door may come on in which case we will reimburse you on a per hour basis. (your payment divided by number of hours it runs)
The Russian River is a promising fishery that offers steelhead & smallmouth bass fishing without having to leave the Bay Area.
We have a very unique venue for a fishing getaway that won’t break the bank or require a lot of drive time. Our Quonset Hut is a state the art US Armed Forces Dwelling Unit designed for rapid deployment and extraction. So we are cleared to put it near the river for better access for o…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed, 2 double beds
Common spaces
2 couches

Amenities

Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
Dryer
Washer
TV
Essentials
Carbon monoxide alarm
Private entrance
Unavailable: Smoke alarm

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Geyserville, California, United States

16 miles of River bottom country, from Healdsburg to Cloverdale, the site has an organic farm and open fields in addition to vineyards.
There is a winery across the street from main entrance that is open for wine tasting.
The town of Geyserville is minutes away, and so is the Casino.
You won't see any neighbors, the site is nestled in the trees adjacent to the Russian River.
You might hear an occasional loud motorcycle, as Route 128 is about 1/2 mile away, but generally you can not notice any noise.
Again, we can accommodate up to 6 people but charge $25 per person after the first two
During the summer, the water pump next door may come on in which case we will reimburse you on a per hour basis. (your payment divided by number of hours it runs)
16 miles of River bottom country, from Healdsburg to Cloverdale, the site has an organic farm and open fields in addition to vineyards.
There is a winery across the street from main entrance that is open…

Hosted by William

Joined in July 2016
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Outdoorsy and easy going, I went to UC Berkeley and am single with a grown son. I like to work out, read or watch documentaries. I fish at least once a week near my house on the Russian river with my two dogs. I am a licensed/bonded fishing and hunting guide. Also a fly fishing and archery instructor. I have lived long term in Norway, Alaska and Hawaii but have not traveled extensively. As a host I enjoy taking a care of my guests, and I love to see them relax and enjoy this area. I try to anticipate what is needed so they dont have to ask.
Outdoorsy and easy going, I went to UC Berkeley and am single with a grown son. I like to work out, read or watch documentaries. I fish at least once a week near my house on the Ru…
During your stay
I (William) will be around most of the time, and I will do my best to accommodate you, it is my sincere wish you relax and enjoy yourselves.
If you have kayaks, I can pick you up down river for $25. My kayaks are available to rent for $50 per day, no cost for pick up.
I (William) will be around most of the time, and I will do my best to accommodate you, it is my sincere wish you relax and enjoy yourselves.
If you have kayaks, I can pick yo…
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: After 3:00 PM
Checkout: 12:00 PM
No parties or events
Pets are allowed
Smoking is allowed
Safety & Property
No smoke alarm
Carbon monoxide alarm