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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Johnny's Landing Photo
Russian River Getaways, Contact us directly Guerneville, CA 95446

Sweet Little Riverfront Log Cabin, Spectacular River Views, Fireplace, *Seasonal (Ju;y-Aug) Dock & Boats, Fenced Yard, Hot Tub; Walk to DuBrava, Garden Grill, Playground, River Beaches, Downtown;…

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…

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

Very Secluded and Quiet Contemporary Cabin Furnished with Style, Beautiful Wooded Views, Hot Tub, Fenced Yard; Short Drive to Downtown Guerneville, River Beaches, Hiking, Golf, Wine Tasting. WIFI.…

Great Escape Photo
Russian River Getaways, Contact us directly Guerneville, CA 95446

Contemporary Slice of Heaven, Plenty of Space, Central to Everything Guerneville, Central Heat & Air, 2 Fireplaces, Hot Tub, Fenced Yard, Sunny Decks; Flat Walk to Downtown Guerneville, River Beaches;…

The Ranch Suite at Forest View Ranch Photo
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…

Santa Nella House Photo
12130 Highway 116, Guerneville, CA 95446

This Russian River bed and breakfast, in the Sonoma Wine Country, is a Victorian farmhouse dating back to the 1870s. Extensively renovated and modernized, the stately structure boasts five bedrooms…

Leo’s Lodge Photo
Contact us directly, Guerneville, CA 95446

Leo's Lodge is not your typical river home. Beautifully remodeled with a gourmet kitchen, luxurious amenities, and modern aesthetic, you'll never want to leave this spacious redwood retreat! Nestled…

Laguna Country House Photo
14070 Mill Street, Guerneville, CA 95446

Those who have been here know first hand; those who have not are missing out one of the most beautiful, unique places in Northern California. At the heart of the Russian River Valley, our Russian…