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. Find details about Guerneville hotels and lodging.

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Laughlin Estate Photo
Russian River Getaways, Contact us directly Guerneville, CA 95446

Cleanly Stylish, Sun-Soaked Contemporary Home with Hot Tub, Large Sunny Deck, Redwood Views; Flat Walk to Downtown Guerneville, River Beaches; Short Drive to Hiking, Wine Tasting, Golf. WIFI. Keyless…

Sabor Mexicano Farm Photo
16790 Armstrong Woods Road, Guerneville, CA 95446

Enjoy a serene and quite experience or have an exciting adventure at our 130-acre Sabor Mexicano Farm located in Sonoma County and stay at the historic farmhouse on the property, the Colonel Armstrong…

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,…

Lucky Bend Lookout Dining Photo
Contact us directly, Guerneville, CA 95446

Situated in the redwoods, near the Russian River and Guerneville. A true mid-century modern gem, Lucky Bend Lookout was architect-designed and constructed in 1966, and is kid-friendly down to the…

Surrey Resort Pool Photo
16590 Highway 116, Guerneville, CA 95446

Set on 3 beautiful acres bordering on vineyards, Surrey Resort is a short walk from the famous Russian River and all the shops and restaurants in town. And close to many world-renowned vineyards, the…

Garden Grill & BBQ - The best kept secret in Guerneville. Photo
17132 Highway 116, Guerneville, CA 95446

Hearty breakfast, lunches and great BBQ. The Garden Grill is a place you'll want to visit regularly. We strive to serve our community and visitors with tasty food, friendly staff and quick service.…

Lawson Galleries Guerneville Photo
16300 Third Street, Guerneville, CA 95446

Don Lawson is a retired Gallerist from SF Sacramento Street. For a hobby to play with Curating in Guerneville, CA he offers up his Studio/Courtyard for Guest Living Artists, Estate Art & his…