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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3 for 2 Special Photo
14080 Mill Street, Guerneville, CA 95446

The Russian River Valley in Western Sonoma County is one of the top choices for a Northern California vacation getaway. The area has so much to offer: towering redwood groves, world-class wineries,…

Eco Ring Photo
Contact us directly, Guerneville, CA 95446

EcoRing is a North Bay nonprofit that promotes EcoTourism and green travel in partnership with green certified businesses in the tourist industry. We sponsor EcoTours that feature low-carbon forms of…

River Queen Clothing Photo
16355 Main Street, Guerneville, CA 95446

Eclectic clothing and accessories for women, men, and children in the heart of Guerneville, CA, sister store of River Queen Handmade and Collectibles.

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.…

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

Beautifully Remodeled Riverfront Home, Woodstove, *Seasonal (July-Aug) Dock & Boats, Hot Tub, Lawn, Sunny Deck, Outdoor Dining, Foosball. Easy Walk Downtown, Playground, Tennis; Drive to Wine Tasting,…

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

Set on 3 beautiful acres bordering on vineyards Surrey 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 ocean,…

Bill's Taxi Service Photo
Contact us directly, Guerneville, CA 95446

Bill’s Taxi in Guerneville, CA, provides reliable transportation and tourism services throughout Sonoma County. We’ll give you a lift to restaurants, bars, wineries,  medical appointments, the grocery…

Beach Retreat Photo
Russian River Getaways, Contact us directly Guerneville, CA 95446

Charming Riverfront Cabin with Wall-of-Glass Views, Designer Furnishings, Gas Fireplace, Fenced Yard, Lawn, Hot Tub, *Seasonal Neighborhood Beach Access & Boats; Short Drive to Downtown Guerneville,…

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…