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Forestville

If you follow the two-lane Highway 116 as it winds its way through central Sonoma County’s Russian River Valley, the ribbon of roadway becomes known as Front Street for the three blocks where it bisects “downtown” Forestville (pop. 3,293).

Check out the renowned Nightingale Breads, which uses a wood-fired oven to produce fragrant European-style loaves and other baked goods. Visit the Tiny Town Café for a cup of coffee and some local conversation, or taste local vintages in Forestville’s tasting rooms and nearby wineries. 

When it's time to eat, dining options in Forestville include burgers, pizza, deli delights, Italian, Mexican, and more. Just outside of town, the Michelin-starred Farmhouse Inn & Restaurant offers superb service, a fantastic wine list, and a seasonal farm-to-table gourmet menu.

Recreational opportunities abound. Access the Russian River at Sunset Beach River Park, Steelhead Beach Regional Park, and Mom’s Beach (aka Forestville River Access). Explore the waterway with help from Burke’s Canoe Trips, which offers canoes, kayaks, shuttle service and riverside campsites. 

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Weddings at the Farmhouse Inn Photo
7871 River Road, Forestville, CA 95436

Wine Country Romance. Dreaming of the charm and romance of a wine country wedding without the headache of planning it yourself? Farmhouse Inn offers a trio of Elopement packages, each featuring an…

Carriage House Photo
Contact us directly, Forestville, CA 95436

"The carriage house exceeded our expectations..." Amy - Rhode Island. Centrally located in the quiet, laid-back town of Forestville, in the Russian River Valley of Sonoma County, The Carriage House…

Wohler Bridge Fishing Access Photo
9765 Wohler Road, Forestville, CA 95446

Wohler Bridge Fishing Access is a seasonal boat ramp below the historic truss bridge on the Russian River in Forestville. Use of the ramp is available October 1 through May 15 with the purchase of an…

SUP Odyssey Photo
12600 River Road, Forestville, CA 95436

SUP Odyssey offers stand up paddleboard lessons, rentals, and self guided downriver trips along the beautiful Russian River. Long term rentals come with free delivery and pickup in the Russian River…

Gerald Huth Fine Arts Studio Photo
5895 Anderson Road, Forestville, CA 95436

Gerald Huth's studio is a dramatic space in a converted barn, overlooking gardens, fruit trees and redwoods in Forestville, California, which is part of the scenic Russian River wine growing area. The…

Wine Guerrilla Tasting Room Photo
6671 Front Street, Forestville, CA 95436

Wine Guerrilla is proud to represent the iconic California grape, Zinfandel. Our goal has been to procure Sonoma County’s finest Zinfandels and provide the premier Zin experience. We are leveraging…

Carr's Drive In Photo
6533 Covey Road, Forestville, CA 95436

Crave diner food? When you crave a cheeseburger, french fries, and a chocolate milk shake, Carr's is definitely the place to go. It's like a throw-back to childhood in the 70's. Carr's is clean,…