Lucky Bend Lookout
Lucky Bend Lookout
(Sunday night through Thursday night)
2 NIGHTS GET 10% OFF
3+ NIGHTS GET 15% OFF
Think traveling with kids means sacrificing gorgeous, architecturally inspiring accommodations?
Think again. Your kids will feel like woodland creatures—and you’ll feel like a travel-planning wizard—when your family settles into our mid-century modern cabin, tucked into a dense stand of redwoods beside the Russian River in Guerneville. (One ancient redwood has been presiding over our part of the forest for over a thousand years!)
A true mid-century modern gem, Lucky Bend Lookout was architect-designed and constructed in 1966, and is kid-friendly down to the childproofed details. It’s environmentally friendly, too—during a recent remodel, we took care to increase thermal performance by 400 percent (that includes heated floors!) and used only sustainable building materials and native plants. Protecting nature—which is so gorgeously on display here—is a priority for us.
In true mid-century modern tradition, the Lucky Bend Lookout’s open floor plan, elevated treehouse-style deck, enormous windows, and warm redwood walls and ceilings merge indoor and outdoor spaces. Have you ever vacationed somewhere that’s brimming with natural beauty and felt guilty for just wanting to relax inside with a good book? Here, that’s no dilemma.
Watch ospreys soar among the redwoods from the couch in the living area, decorated with clean lines and whimsical fabrics. Or sauté fresh vegetables from the Guerneville Farmers Market in our fully stocked kitchen as you watch your kids play outside on the deck.
Then, present your handiwork to your hungry family at the sleek dining table—which has room for 10—and watch the Russian River drifting by in the fading light of evening while the adults sip our region’s famous wines.
After dinner, get cozy in the living room and watch the stars reflect their sparkle on the river as you browse Netflix, HuluPlus, or Pandora Radio on our 47-inch flat screen TV. The couch doubles as a pull-out bed.
Two adult bedrooms, with queen-sized beds and mid-century modern details like shag carpeting and low-profile beds, invite you to sink in for the night. A view of the redwoods will greet you in the morning.
One bedroom features a reading nook and a sturdy set of bunk beds for a fun, summer-camp setup, except much comfier—we use memory foam mattresses on all of our beds. And your kids’ imaginations will run wild with the magical redwood grove in view just outside their window.
Lucky Bend Lookout sleeps up to 8 adults (maximum allowed by Sonoma County Vacation Rental Ordinance) plus children in 3 bedrooms: 2 queen beds, 1 queen sleeper sofa, 1 bunk room (two twins) and 2 pack 'n plays.
Grill out and get close to nature. Feast at the eight-person outdoor dining table on the spacious deck among the trees.
Our home is a dream for families who love the river life with a floating dock, along with stairs that lead directly to the river. The water will literally be steps away! As our guest, you’ll also enjoy complimentary use of our two kayaks, and paddle boat. The dock is not guaranteed to be available on a set date. It is usually in the water approximately from Mid-June through September which is when the seasonal dams are added to the river.
Downtown Guerneville is only a mile from the Lucky Bend Lookout. We are located 10 minutes by car from the nearest winery and 15 to 20 minutes from dozens more. There are even kid-friendly wineries in the area! A sandy beach along the Russian River is a 10-minute walk from the property, or hop in the car and head 20 minutes to the Sonoma Coast to surf, explore tide pools, and spot harbor seals sunning themselves. Lucky Bend Lookout comes with beach chairs, an umbrella, beach toys, a cooler and a cruiser bike.
Parent note: The deck does not have a gate so small children should be supervised when outside. The home's doors do chime when the doors are opened so you know if your little ones access the deck.
For the little ones
Lucky Bend Lookout is outfitted for every age and stage: babies, toddlers and kids. You can rest assured that there is something for the whole family here! See Clanventure’s gear guarantee -- our list of what we deem necessary in each home. From a pack ‘n play to a highchair to nightlights, we’ve got the details covered.
For the kids, we keep our cabin clear of breakable knickknacks and stocked with all the gear you need. A pack ‘n play, high chair, step stool, potty-chair, toddler bed rail, baby swing, and stroller keep the little ones safe. Plus, we supply a few extra goodies to keep them happy, like a water table, a swing set under the deck, and some inside toys.
Located on the Russian River where you can enjoy lounging on the nearby beaches in Guerneville (1 mile) and Monte Rio (3 miles), kayaking & canoeing.
Enjoy multiple hiking trails in the area. The closest hike is a flat nature walk at Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve (5 miles).
Goat Rock State Beach is under 30 minutes away in Jenner, with surreal rock formations, beautiful sand and active wildlife.
The local area is a bustling wine region where you can enjoy wine tasting and find all varietals from Chardonnay to Pinot Noir & Zinfandel.
Microbrew enthusiasts can enjoy several breweries in Guerneville and nearby towns.
Northwood Golf Course (2 miles) is a 9 hole course in a spectacular redwood forest at a reasonable price.
After booking guest is required to e-sign a contract stipulating all rules, cancellation policy, etc. You can expect to receive an email with arrival and check-out information about 1 week prior to your arrival.
Primary guest must be a minimum of 25 years old.
This is a non-smoking property and pets are not allowed.
Quiet hours are from 10pm - 7am.
8 adult guests MAX.
3 vehicles allowed.
Sonoma County TOT Certificate #1082N
YOUR BOOKING INCLUDES PROPERTY PROTECTION, UP TO $1000 COVERED FOR ANY ACCIDENTAL DAMAGE DURING YOUR STAY.
Nearest airport: Charles M. Shultz Sonoma County Airport, 17 miles away; Oakland (OAK), 88 miles; San Francisco (SFO), 91 miles
Nearest supermarket: Safeway, 1 mile away
Nearest farmers’ market: All Seasonal--Guerneville on Thursdays, Forestiville on Tuesdays, Occidental on Fridays
Nearest restaurant: Several in downtown Guerneville, 1 mile away
Nearest gas station: Guerneville, 1 mile away
Nearest ATM: B of A, West America Bank, downtown Guerneville, 1 mile away
Nearest pharmacy: Lark Drugs, downtown Guerneville, 1 mile away
Nearest hospital: Sonoma West Medical Center, 20 miles away in Sebastopol, Sutter Santa Rosa Medical Center, 20 miles away in Santa Rosa
Nearest urgent care facility: At hospitals listed