Guerneville bridge over Russian River

Guerneville

Charmingly rustic, the town of Guerneville (pop. 4,534) mixes towering redwoods, cool river waters, laid-back attitudes, and Sonoma Wine Country delights in a pleasing blend that makes it a popular destination, as well as an established gay vacation resort. Guerneville has always been a vacation getaway for San Franciscans — by train in the 1870s to the 1930s, and by car through the 1950s.

In the 1970s it became a welcoming resort area for Bay Area gay men and lesbians. Today, visitors stay in cozy cabins, uniquely rustic resorts, campgrounds, vacation rentals, and other lodgings. They can choose to eat at trendy restaurants, food stands, or hip cafes reminiscent of the flower-power era. And with more than 50 wineries within a 20-minute drive, wine tasting in the cool-climate Russian River Valley wine region is definitely a must for wine lovers.

With canoes, kayaks, inner tubes, umbrellas, and beach chairs available for rent, Johnson's Beach provides the main river access in downtown Guerneville, within walking distance of restaurants and shops. Visit the awe-inspiring, 805-acre Armstrong  Redwoods State Natural Reserve, two miles north of Guerneville's Main Street. Walk among the serene, majestic beauty of California coast redwoods, some of the world's tallest living things. It can be a transforming experience. Find details about Guerneville hotels and lodging.

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Russian River Getaways, Contact us directly Guerneville, CA 95446

Quintessential Spacious, Contemporary Riverfront Home, Truly Incredible River View, Fireplace, Central Heat & AC, Hot Tub, *Seasonal (July-Aug) Dock & Boats; Walk to Town, Beach; Short Drive to Wine…

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14045 Armstrong Woods Road, Guerneville, CA 95446

Born in the midst of a pandemic, and built to capture the best of humankind while fighting for all humans! Come experience our collaborative space that exists to fight for the end of modern day…

Santa Nella House Photo
12130 Highway 116, Guerneville, CA 95446

This Russian River bed and breakfast, in the Sonoma Wine Country, is a Victorian farmhouse dating back to the 1870s. Extensively renovated and modernized, the stately structure boasts five bedrooms…

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Russian River Getaways, Contact us directly Guerneville, CA 95446

Gorgeously Furnished, Remodeled River Hideaway with Hot Tub, Outdoor Great Room for Living and Dining, Gas Fireplace; Walk to Downtown Guerneville, Rio Nido Roadhouse & Swimming Pool, across the…

Leo’s Lodge Photo
Contact us directly, Guerneville, CA 95446

Leo's Lodge is not your typical river home. Beautifully remodeled with a gourmet kitchen, luxurious amenities, and modern aesthetic, you'll never want to leave this spacious redwood retreat! Nestled…