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;…

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.…

Blue Jay Hideaway Photo
Russian River Getaways, Contact us directly Guerneville, CA 95446

Location, Location, Location: Contemporary Home with Traditional River Touches, Woodstove, Remodeled Kitchen, Hot Tub, Fenced Yard, on Forested Hillside; Walk to Everything Downtown Guerneville,…

Off the Clock Photo
Russian River Getaways, Contact us directly Guerneville, CA 95446

High Above the Hustle and Bustle, yet Close to Town, Luxurious Contemporary River Bungalow, Private, Sweeping Russian River Valley View. Gas Fireplace, HT, Fully Fenced, Landscaped Garden, Loungers.…

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…

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…

Camp Ciyole Photo
Contact Us Directly, Guerneville, CA 95446

Welcome to Camp Ciyole, a beautifully-appointed home nestled under the redwoods in Guerneville. With tons of light, spacious deck and yard, and tree views galore, it's just a 5-minute walk to the…

Cabernet Cottage Photo
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…