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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Redwood Lane Retreat Photo
Contact us directly, Guerneville, CA 95446

Experience the beauty of the Russian River Valley wine country at Redwood Lane Retreat! Situated high above the Drake Estates neighborhood, offering breathtaking views of Williams Selyem Vineyards and…

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…

Rumour Has It Photo
Russian River Getaways, Contact us directly Guerneville, CA 95446

Rumour Has It that Joe DiMaggio and Marilyn Monroe spent time in this Adorable Historic Cottage, Enjoying the Easy Walk to Downtown Guerneville and Riverlands Pier, Large Rear Yard, Firepit, Outdoor…

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…

Palazzo Marzino Photo
Russian River Getaways, Contact us directly Guerneville, CA 95446

Custom Italian Mediterranean Dream Home with Seasonal Pool*, Hot Tub, Epic View of the Russian River Valley, Gas Fireplaces, Central Heat; Short Drive to Downtown Guerneville, Beaches, Hiking, Wine…

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…

Lazy Lightning Lodge Photo
Contact us directly, Guerneville, CA 95446

Lazy Lightning Lodge is a standout departure from the daily grind. With an in ground pool, separate hot tub, and over 20 acres of redwood forest, meadow and fruit trees - you can relax and recharge in…