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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Bruno Farnocchia Memorial Park Photo
4800 Rio Nido Road, Guerneville, CA 95446

The Bruno Farnocchia Memorial Park is 3.18 acres including a playground, horseshoe pits, picnic tables, barbecues, portable restroom, and a tennis court. It is also the location of the dog park and…

wind sculpture Photo
16377 C Main Street, Guerneville, CA 95446

At the west end of town next to the Union 76 gas station, you can find them by the spinning, sparkling wind sculptures they hang out under the open porch roof. These mean are always gracious, always…

At Last Photo
Russian River Getaways, Contact us directly Guerneville, CA 95446

Fairytale Luxury Cottage on Half Acre under Towering Redwoods, Designer Furnishings, Woodstove, Hot Tub, Large Fenced Yard. Easy Outing to Downtown Guerneville, River Beaches, Wine Tasting, Golf.…

Pee Wee Golf & Arcade Photo
16155 Drake Road, Guerneville, CA 95446

The Pee Wee Golf and Arcade is a historic miniature golf course located in Guernelle located right next to the Russian River. Built in 1948, this golf course has been entertaining families for…

Carport Art Gallery Photo
15098 Old River Road, Guerneville, CA 95446

Carport* Gallery | Design Studios is a unique art gallery and design studio located in the heart of Russian River and the Wine Country. Our rotating exhibitions feature artwork in a variety of mediums…

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;…

Fife Creek Antiques & Collectibles Photo
15180 River Road, Guerneville, CA 95446

Antiques and collectibles, quality art glass, art pottery, vintage lighting, art deco and furniture. We have been collecting for many years and pride ourselves on offering top quality pieces at…