We recommend renting a car for the weekend, as our venue a few hours drive north of San Francisco, with limited public transportation options. Due to recent road construction delays on Highway 1, we recommend allocating 2.5 - 3 hours for the drive up the coast. Service is not reliable on the coast so please download map directions before you start your journey north. We have arranged for shuttles to transport guests to and from the venue on Saturday evening for our ceremony and reception. We highly encourage all of our guests to use the transportation we are providing, since the roads are quite narrow and windy. Pick-up / Drop-off location 1: The Hotel Breakers parking lot in Gualala - 3 pm pick-up Pick-up / Drop-off location 2: The Ocean Cove Lodge - 3:30 - 4 pm pick-ups Pick-up / Drop-off location 3: The Fort Ross Lodge - 3:30 - 4 pm pick-ups There will be a limited number of parking spots available at the barn at the Driftwood Lodge on Saturday for those that need to drive. Do not rely on Uber or Lyft as your form of transportation this weekend! Local cabs and rideshares are not widely available.
CURRENTLY FULL! Email the Fort Ross Lodge at INFO@fortrosslodge.com to book. Make sure to tell them you are part of Leslie and Ben's wedding! ~$200-$300 per night
Call the hotel directly to book. Make sure to tell them you are part of Leslie and Ben's wedding! ~$200-$250 per night.
While we do not have a room block here, this hotel is located just ~10 minutes north of the venue for easy access. As they only have 16 rooms, we recommend calling early before they book up! ~$120 - $240 per night.
Airbnbs and VRBOs can be found up and down the coast for a more private weekend getaway. The Sea Ranch (~30 minutes north of the venue) provides the widest variety of options. We recommend booking north of the venue, if possible, to make transportation to / from the venue as efficient as possible.
San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and Oakland International Airport (OAK) are the closest major airpots to the venue (~2 hours driving). A bit further afield (~2.5-3 hour drive) is San Jose International Airport. For those looking for a closer local airport, the Sonoma County Regional Airport (~1 hour drive) offers regional flight connections.