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

Opening Summer 2019. 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…

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

Beautiful Resort-Like Compound with Fenced, Lush Gardens surrounding *Seasonal Pool and Hot Tub--Just Fabulous! Gas & Wood Fireplaces. Short Drive to Downtown Guerneville, River Beaches, Hiking, Wine…

Jerry Knights River Theater Photo
16135 Main Street, Guerneville, CA 95446

Jerry Knights Historic River Theater is located in Guerneville California 70 miles North of San Francisco. The Theater was built in the spring of 1947, originally as a movie theater, however it has…

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.…

Babble-On Photo
Russian River Getaways, Contact us directly Guerneville, CA 95446

Craftsman-Style Mountain Woodland Cottage, Very Romantic with Spectacular Mountain/Forest Views, Beautifully Remodeled, Furnished with Great Style, Gas Fireplace, Deck Overlooking Year-Round Creek…

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…