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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River Queen Handmade & Collectibles
16377 Main Street, Guerneville, CA 95446

A unique collection of quality, vintage collectibles, handmade items from jewelry to unique wine barrel furniture. Also specializing in costume jewelry.

boon hotel + spa room
14711 Armstrong Woods Road, Guerneville, CA 95446

you said, “we do,” and now it’s time to find the perfect venue for your dream wedding. looking for simple elegance in an intimate setting? small-town wine country charm? delicious food + wine? welcome…

Wildwood Retreat
20111 Old Cazadero Road, Guerneville, CA 95446

Wildwood is suitable to accommodate up to 62 overnight guests between May and October. Receptions and ceremonies may accommodate up to 150 guests.We do accept weddings in January for the current year…

JaM JAr West
16290 Main Street, Guerneville, CA 95446

Art, Jewelry, curated Vintage and other Local goods. Jaime Jean Wilson & Molly Hills Perez and a synergy with other local creatives: Retro-Fit Home/ Michelle Schultz curated vintage furnishings, also…

Starry Plough
Russian River Getaways, Contact us directly Guerneville, CA 95446

Charming Riverfront Cabin amongst Redwoods, Dining Decks with River View, Firepit, Grassy Yard, *Seasonal (July-Aug) Dock and Boats. Authentic Pine Interior, Updated Bath, Antique Wedgewood Stove, Art…

Trio Resturant & Bar
16225 Main Street, Guerneville, CA 95446

Trio Restaurant: Food, Drinks, Art. We cook classic American dishes from scratch in our exhibition kitchen. We have a full bar stocked with many local beers, ciders, wines and liquors. We focus on…

Spice of Life
Russian River Getaways, Contact us directly Guerneville, CA 95446

Private, Contemporary Guerneville Home on Wooded Hillside, Forest Views, Gas Fireplace, Hot Tub, Outdoor Dining. Walk to River Beaches, Downtown Guerneville, Dining. Short Drive to Hiking, Golf, Wine…