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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Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve Photo
17000 Armstrong Woods Road, Guerneville, CA 95446

Stewards offers special educational opportunities and programs for the general public. We operate two visitor centers staffed by State Parks Volunteer Docents. We have also created a number of…

Good Times Photo
Russian River Getaways, Contact us directly Guerneville, CA 95446

Cheery Updated Cottage, Redwood Views, Quiet Neighborhood, Fully-Fenced, Landscaped Garden, Short Drive to Downtown Guerneville, River Beaches, Wine Tasting, Golf. WIFI. Keyless Entry. Your…

Jerry Knights River Theater Photo
16135 Main Street, Guerneville, CA 95446

Jerry Knights Historic River Theater is located in Guerneville California 70 miles North of San Francisco. The Theater was built in the spring of 1947, originally as a movie theater, however it has…

wind sculpture Photo
16377 C Main Street, Guerneville, CA 95446

At the west end of town next to the Union 76 gas station, you can find them by the spinning, sparkling wind sculptures they hang out under the open porch roof. These mean are always gracious, always…

Riverlands Photo
Russian River Getaways, Contact us directly Guerneville, CA 95446

Beautifully Remodeled Riverfront Home, Woodstove, *Seasonal (July-Aug) Dock & Boats, Hot Tub, Lawn, Sunny Deck, Outdoor Dining, Foosball. Easy Walk Downtown, Playground, Tennis; Drive to Wine Tasting,…

Grand Prix Photo
Contact us directly, Guerneville, CA 95446

Grand Prix is a modern hillside home anchored in the redwood-covered terraces above the Russian River, just minutes from downtown Guerneville. Newly remodeled, you'll appreciate the attention to…

Lollipop! Photo
Russian River Getaways, Contact us directly Guerneville, CA 95446

Sweet as Candy: Delightful Cozy Riverfront Cabin, Deck with Panoramic River View, Fenced Yard, Hot Tub, Outdoor Hot/Cold Shower, *Seasonal (July- Aug) Dock and Boats. Walk to Villa Grande Neighborhood…

Guernewood Landing Photo
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 Golf,…