Stay connected to the outdoors even while inside with the expansive views.
Seasonal Floating Dock with 2 kayaks, a canoe, and a standup paddle board.

Enjoy the Outdoors

With bikes, swimming, kayaks, canoe, and standup paddle board along with water toys and swings to enjoy it is like DIY summer camp

Dine al fresco on the deck while sipping RRV wines from your excursions.

Entertaining al Fresco

Any meal is better outside on the deck. Our favorite thing is to enjoy afternoon happy hour cocktails while soaking up the sunshine followed by grilled pizzas.

The kitchen is fully equipped and has new marble counters and floors. The marble floor has radiant heat.

Fully Stocked Kitchen

We have enough kitchen equipment to comfortably cook for 10 including major holiday meals. We also have some common pantry items and condiments.

The couches both pull out to create giant bed that is great for family movie watching.

Whole Family Entertainment

Entertainment system includes Netflix, HuluPlus, & Pandora. Fold out couches for family movies. We also have games, legos, toys, and books for the kids.

Shag carpet and simple modern furniture put you right in in the mid-century.

Best Night's Sleep

There are two queen bedrooms and one bunkbed room all with supportive memory foam mattresses, luxurious down duvets, and premium linens.

Campout on the terrace and toast some marshmallows and warm your tushie by the fire.

Campfire Stories

How do you prefer your s'mores; classic? With Nutella? With Peanut Butter? Whichever way, you will enjoy the conversation around the campfire.

A Mid-Century Gem in the Redwoods—Bring the Kids!

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. Or you can get even closer to nature and feast at the eight-person outdoor dining table on the spacious deck among the trees.

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.

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, high chair, 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.

One bedroom features a play tent 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.

Two adult bedrooms, with queen-sized beds and mid-century modern details invite you to sink in for the night. A view of the redwoods will greet you in the morning. 

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, SUP, and canoe. 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. 

Our calendar fills fast—the time to book your mid-century modern oasis is today!

Give us a call at 415-516-6961

Sonoma County TOT Certificate #1082N.
We have exterior security cameras.

940 sq. ft. - Accommodates 8 - 3 Bedrooms - 1.0 Bathrooms

Onsite Services:

  • Housekeeper
  • Private Chef
  • Breakfast Booking Possible
  • Dinner Booking Possible
  • Lunch Booking Possible
  • House Cleaning Optional
  • Meal Catering Available

Local Features:

  • ATM
  • Babysitting
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services
  • Massage Therapist


  • Books
  • Kids Toys
  • Boardgames
  • Kids Books
  • Games for Kids
  • Stereo
  • Video Library
  • Music Library
  • TV
  • Roku
  • Bluetooth Speaker
  • Cornhole
  • SmartTV with Streaming
  • Netflix


  • Car Recommended


  • Requires Stairs
  • Potential Noise
  • Surveillance


  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Bird Watching
  • Minuature Golf
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Eco-tourism
  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Gambling
  • Shopping
  • Paddle Boating


  • Sofabed
  • Wireless Internet
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Soaps
  • Paper Towels
  • Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Shampoo
  • Towels
  • Laundry Soap
  • Central Heating
  • Street Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Linens
  • Crib
  • Security System
  • Filtered Water
  • Telephone
  • Garage
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Washer
  • Internet
  • Smoke Detector
  • Hangers
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • First Aid Kit
  • Safety Card
  • Essentials
  • 24 Hour Checkin
  • Free Parking
  • Laptop Friendly
  • Hot Water
  • Private Entrance
  • Private Living Room
  • Extra pillows and blankets
  • BBQ Area
  • Baby Monitor
  • Bathtub

Location Types:

  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Downtown
  • Rural


  • Bicycles
  • Beach Chairs
  • Cooler
  • Boat
  • Raft
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Binoculars
  • Beach Essentials
  • Outlet Covers
  • Pack 'n Play


  • Wood Deck
  • Gas Grill
  • Chairs
  • Patio Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Dock / Boatslip
  • Walkway to Water
  • Kayak/Canoe
  • Firepit
  • Deck/Patio

Kitchen & Dining:

  • Freezer
  • Spices
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Blender
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Highchair
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Dining Room
  • Pancake Griddle
  • Indoor Dining for 8


  • Adventure
  • Away From it All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports/Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Budget

Attractions & Activities:

  • Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Restaurant Guide
  • Golf Course
  • Beach
  • Hiking Trail
  • Amusement Park
  • Winery
  • Climbing Wall
  • Ocean
  • River Rafting
  • Lake
  • Bocce Ball Court
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Kayaking
  • Swimming
  • Tubing
  • Cinemas
  • Festival
  • Forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours
  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Surfing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Rafting
  • Mountain Biking
  • Sports Golf
  • Equestrian Events
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Pier Fishing
  • Churches
  • Live Theater
  • Zoo