River’s End Restaurant & Inn is perched on a bluff overlooking the mystical Russian River entering the great Pacific Ocean. Located just one hour and 45 minutes north of the Golden Gate Bridge, it’s a haven for lovers of everything the beautiful Sonoma Coast offers.

The Rangel family on a beach in California

Come Home to Comfort on the Coast

Where Hospitality Creates Happiness

Most people that dedicate their careers to the restaurant business are motivated by a singular subject, FOOD. Our passion at River’s End is all the things that go into creating JOY.

From a very young age, my mother and father enjoyed celebrating at our family home. My parents were both blue-collar workers who didn’t have regular hobbies. Instead, they brought JOY to their friends and family! Evening festivities would start with cocktails in the family room, then would transition into enjoying a carefully planned dinner menu, and they would end with dessert and songs by the fire pit into the wee hours of the morning. They taught me the genuine meaning of hospitality.

During my early life journey, I came across this “Shangri-La” called the River’s End – but for me, this was just the start of my dream. The River’s End stayed in my mind for over seven years before we were finally able to purchase this iconic place in 1998. From the beginning, we’ve brought fresh concepts to our Sonoma coast restaurant, from seasonal menus to local sourcing and sustainable and responsible purchasing from our community.

We pride ourselves on being in constant pursuit of knowledge and skills. Our staff has trained with some of the best in the people in the hospitality world. From the finest dining rooms in Beijing to the oldest restaurant in Barcelona to the classrooms of the Culinary Institute of America in Napa, CA. We are driven to share the JOY that is uniquely River’s End. Looking forward to seeing you soon!

Bert Rangel Signature

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A Place to Unplug & Renew

Experience Historic Charm on the Coast

Originally built in 1927 as a restaurant and inn for the loggers and fisherman, River’s End has a long history of service and hospitality. Today it caters to guests looking for an ideal romantic dining experience or for couples looking to connect and renew in one of our ocean view cabins. Come experience the delicious food, fun outdoor activities, beautiful beaches and world-class wines for yourself.

Rich in History and Romance

Celebrate Your Love in a True Sense of Place
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Black and white historical photo of a group of people standing near the mouth of the Russian River in Jenner CA
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A sepia toned historical photo of River's End Cabins in Jenner CA

Historic Photo Tour

The River’s End has set the stage for so many memories throughout the years, from family vacations to the coast to fisherman looking for Steelhead in the river. It has evolved over the years to become a respite for people searching for renewal and rejuvenation in this idyllic location. We invite you to come make your own memories at River’s End.