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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The R3 Hotel Photo
16390 Fourth St., Guerneville, CA 95446

The R3 Hotel, Restaurant and Bar is the premier entertainment resort in the lower Russian river area of Western Sonoma County. Located in the charming, rustic village of Guerneville blends majestic…

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…

Cherry Creek Photo
Russian River Getaways, Contact us directly Guerneville, CA 95446

Creekfront Dream Cottage, Beautifully Remodeled, Deck with Creek View, Great Creek Access, Fenced Yard, Hot Tub; Woodstove, Central Heat; Walk to Downtown Guerneville, River Beaches, and Local…

Riverbed's Studio Space Photo
14014 Armstrong Woods Road, Guerneville, CA 95446

Riverbed is located right off Main Street Guerneville across the street from Coffee Bazaar. Street parking. Not only is Riverbed a yoga studio, but we're also a spiritual store. Come by and check out…

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.…

Guerneville 5 & 10 Photo
16252 Main Street, Guerneville, CA 95446

Since 1949, the Guerneville 5 & 10 has been a Russian River tradition. Located in the heart of downtown Guerneville, this classic dime store is welcoming a whole new generation of fans. From nostalgic…

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…

The Sandy Star Photo
Contact us directly, Guerneville, CA 95446

The Sandy Star started life as a traditional Russian River home with wood paneling and floors throughout. Under new ownership, and a complete remodel, the house is bright and light with ample charm…