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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Russian River Getaways, Contact us directly Guerneville, CA 95446

Warm, Charming Traditional Riverfront Cabin, Blend of Contemporary Decor and Antique Touches, Woodstove, Landscaped Yard, Hot Tub on Private Deck, Seasonal (July-Aug) Dock & Boats; Walk to…

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Russian River Getaways, Contact us directly Guerneville, CA 95446

Immaculate, Spacious, Contemporary Riverfront Home, Forest View, Hot Tub, Central Heat & Air Conditioning, Gas Fireplace. Short Walk to Seasonal Neighborhood Beach & Boats; Short Drive to Downtown…

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Contact us directly, Guerneville, CA 95446

Russian River Rentals is a vacation rental company with a wide assortment of homes to suit all needs in Occidental, Forestville, Summerhome Park, Villa Grande, Monte Rio, Guerneville and Duncans…

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

Beautiful Resort-Like Compound with Fenced, Lush Gardens surrounding *Seasonal Pool and Hot Tub--Just Fabulous! Gas & Wood Fireplaces. Short Drive to Downtown Guerneville, River Beaches, Hiking, Wine…

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Russian River Getaways, Contact us directly Guerneville, CA 95446

The Stuff of Dreams: Beautifully Updated Riverfront Home, Woodstove, River Views, Fenced Yard, *Seasonal (July-Aug) Dock and Boats. Walk to Playground. Short Drive to Downtown Guerneville, Wine…

Cherry Creek Photo
Russian River Getaways, Contact us directly Guerneville, CA 95446

Creekfront Dream Cottage, Beautifully Remodeled, Deck with Creek View, Great Creek Access, Fenced Yard, Hot Tub; Woodstove, Central Heat; Walk to Downtown Guerneville, River Beaches, and Local…

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Russian River Getaways, Contact us directly Guerneville, CA 95446

Genuine Log Cabin with All the Comforts of Home in Secluded Redwood Grove, View, Hot Tub; Short Drive to Downtown Guerneville, River Beaches, Golf, Wine Tasting, Hiking. WIFI. Your Well-Behaved Dog is…