The Russian River Resort just north of Cloverdale, California holds a special place in our hearts because of the warm and accommodating staff who encouraged us through the rehab portion of Lee’s recovery from heart transplant and also provided a haven during the early shut-down phase of the Covid pandemic. I can still see all the green balloons and happy cheering faces at the gate when they reopened the park! We have family nearby and at least twice a year, Lee has checkups at UCSF, so this is really a second, albeit stationary home for us.
It’s a beautiful park with beach access on the Russian River. The sites are well-spaced winding up the hillside, so we’ve rarely had the same wooded view twice. Cloverdale is only a few miles away and is one of those charming small towns where everyone seems to know each other. From here, you can explore wineries to the south, or travel north to the charming even-smaller town of Hopland or the whale-watching mecca of Mendocino.
We were so excited about our day we could hardly sleep...
Until "Sweet Dreams" came to the rescue.