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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Beach Retreat
Russian River Getaways, Contact us directly Guerneville, CA 95446

Charming Riverfront Cabin with Wall-of-Glass Views, Designer Furnishings, Gas Fireplace, Fenced Yard, Lawn, Hot Tub, *Seasonal Neighborhood Beach Access & Boats; Short Drive to Downtown…

Guernewood Landing
Russian River Getaways, Contact us directly Guerneville, CA 95446

Beautifully Remodeled, Light-Filled Riverfront Home, Views, *Seasonal (July-Aug) Dock & Boats, Fireplace, Riverfront Dining Deck, Hot Tub; Walk to Downtown Guerneville, Beaches; Short Drive to…

The Ranch Suite at Forest View Ranch
Contact us directly, Guerneville, CA 95446
Immerse yourself in the best of nature and agriculture in the Russian River Valley Resort Area in Sonoma County – just minutes from the popular vacation destination town of Guerneville, CA. close to…
Betty Spaghetti - Comfort Food for the People
16390 Fourth Street, Guerneville, CA 95446
Betty Spaghetti is the Russian River’s newest Italian restaurant serving dinner five nights a week. Located in Guerneville’s R3 Hotel, Betty Spaghetti serves comfort food made from the freshest local…
boon interior #2
16248 Main Street, Guerneville, CA 95446
boon eat + drink is a modern california bistro in the heart of the russian river valley. we support local farms + businesses. we use primarily organic ingredients and hormone-free, antibiotic-free,…
Soleil
Russian River Getaways, Contact us directly Guerneville, CA 95446

Stunning Remodeled Mountain-Top Home on 1/2 Acre with Spectacular View, *Seasonal Pool (May-Sept), Hot Tub, Gas Fireplace, Landscaped Garden; Short Drive to Guerneville, River Beaches, Golf,…

Eco Ring
Contact us directly, Guerneville, CA 95446
EcoRing is a North Bay nonprofit that promotes EcoTourism and green travel in partnership with green certified businesses in the tourist industry. We sponsor EcoTours that feature low-carbon forms of…