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.

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Palazzo Marzino
Russian River Getaways, Contact us directly Guerneville, CA 95446

Custom Italian Mediterranean Dream Home with Seasonal Pool*, Hot Tub, Epic View of the Russian River Valley, Gas Fireplaces, Central Heat; Short Drive to Downtown Guerneville, Beaches, Hiking, Wine…

Russian River Art Gallery
16357 Main Street, Guerneville, CA 95446
The Russian River Art Gallery also showcases gifts and art of other local artists. In partnership with Guerneville’s First Friday Art Walk, we present mini-receptions and our artists are there to…
Camp Ciyole
Contact Us Directly, Guerneville, CA 95446
Welcome to Camp Ciyole, a beautifully-appointed home nestled under the redwoods in Guerneville. With tons of light, spacious deck and yard, and tree views galore, it's just a 5-minute walk to the…
The Chateau Rouge
Contact us directly, Guerneville, CA 95446
Hailing from Brooklyn, Huria's is a woodfired caterer specializing in NY inspired, brick oven pizza Napoletana and original tapas! In addition to their catering, they also offer private dining and…
Andorno's
16205 First Street, Guerneville, CA 95446
This is a casual North Beach style Italian Restaurant, featuring homemade pastas, soups and handmade pizzas. Andorno's is located right in the center of town and next to the Historical Guerneville…
Bill's Taxi Service
Contact us directly, Guerneville, CA 95446
Bill’s Taxi in Guerneville, CA, provides reliable transportation and tourism services throughout Sonoma County. We’ll give you a lift to restaurants, bars, wineries, medical appointments, the grocery…
JaM JAr West
16290 Main Street, Guerneville, CA 95446
Art, Jewelry, curated Vintage and other Local goods. Jaime Jean Wilson & Molly Hills Perez and a synergy with other local creatives: Retro-Fit Home/ Michelle Schultz curated vintage furnishings, also…