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Dawn Ranch Lodge *

Formerly: Fife's

Fifteen-Acre Garden Setting in Wine Country
Formerly Fifes, a popular gay resort and campground, Dawn Ranch features 51 cottages and cabins within walking distance of many wineries. Though currently marketing itself to the straight crowd, particularly for weddings, you will still find many GLBT people staying here. Prices start at $109 per night.

Tags: Mixed Gay/Straight, Free Parking, Wi-Fi Internet, Swimming Pool, Pet Friendly

16467 River Road
Guerneville, CA 95446

(707) 869-0656


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  •   Miss Fife's but found Dawn Ranch to be comfortable
    KevinGoebel ·

    November 2, 2009

    I stayed here once when it was Fife's and brunched here many times back then, and I really do miss the gay crowds. But now that it's Dawn Ranch Lodge and is catering to straights and weddings, it's still a nice place for a quiet cabin away from the parties at RRR and elsewhere. We thought it would be nice to go out elsewhere and then have a quiet place to come home to, and never felt intimidated or discouraged by the staff. I hesitate to reveal what I hoped would be our little secret, so don't tell anyone that cabin 302 is an amazingly comfortable, secluded hideaway for ~4 people.
  •   Formerly known as Fife's
    AdamSandel ·

    September 2, 2009

    The new management has forsaken the gay clientele that was once Fife's, in hopes of attracting a straight crowd for weddings, etc. But the breakfast / brunch menu is quite gourmet.
  •   hmmm, interesting!
    Bgone ·

    June 26, 2007

    I have been to Fifes, and it was a great place; when it was lesbian. Why is it that a lesbian owned and operated resort turned "straight?" Perhaps the former owners were pressured by outside influences! Why is it that lesbians are harrassed by conservatives so much.....feel threatened? Don't see this kind of pressure put to men! We used to have a great newd beach, removed from everyone; a lesbian beach. But, alas, word got out; men started showing up and harrassing the girls. Now that place no longer exists. Women will never have their place under the sun, men will come along and destroy they always do!!
  •   Went Straight
    Skip ·

    October 31, 2006

    This resort was one time fun. However it went straight and they do everything possible to make gays feel unwelcomed and uncomfortable. It's too bad - hope it flops and goes back to being a gay resort.
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