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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The Woods - A Russian River Hotel Photo
16484 Fourth St., Guerneville, CA 95446

Ideal setting for your business meetings, retreats, family reunion, anniversary party, graduation celebration, or birthday bash. We can cater to everyone's needs, with a meeting room for the business…

Bella Vista Photo
Russian River Getaways, Contact us directly Guerneville, CA 95446

Unusually Private Contemporary Riverfront Home, Redwoods, River View, Central Heat, Fireplace, Hot Tub, Deck, Private Seasonal River Access & Boats; Walk to Downtown Guerneville, Dining, River Beach;…

Woodside Eden Photo
Russian River Getaways, Contact us directly Guerneville, CA 95446

Private, Updated Contemporary Home on Wooded Hillside, Forest Views, Walk to River Beaches, Downtown Guerneville, Firepit, Hot Tub, Loungers. Short Drive to Hiking, Golf, Wine Tasting. WIFI. Keyless…

Beach Retreat Photo
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 Guerneville,…

Laughlin Estate Photo
Russian River Getaways, Contact us directly Guerneville, CA 95446

Cleanly Stylish, Sun-Soaked Contemporary Home with Hot Tub, Large Sunny Deck, Redwood Views; Flat Walk to Downtown Guerneville, River Beaches; Short Drive to Hiking, Wine Tasting, Golf. WIFI. Keyless…

Guerneville 5 & 10 Photo
16252 Main Street, Guerneville, CA 95446

Since 1949, the Guerneville 5 & 10 has been a Russian River tradition. Located in the heart of downtown Guerneville, this classic dime store is welcoming a whole new generation of fans. From nostalgic…