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. Find details about Guerneville hotels and lodging.

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Wedding at Dawn Ranch Photo
16467 Highway 116, Guerneville, CA 95446

Welcome to Dawn Ranch—Guerneville, California With an irreplaceable riverfront location on the Russian River, Dawn Ranch is surrounded by giant redwoods and a collection of tall trees in a rustic…

Lucky Bend Lookout Dining Photo
Contact us directly, Guerneville, CA 95446

Situated in the redwoods, near the Russian River and Guerneville. A true mid-century modern gem, Lucky Bend Lookout was architect-designed and constructed in 1966, and is kid-friendly down to the…

Sonoma Nesting Company Photo
16151 Main Street, Guerneville, CA 95446

Sonoma Nesting Company is a unique emporium featuring antiques, art, curiosities & collectables for your home and Garden. Our ever changing collection ranges from ancient artifacts to mid century…

Because “Me Time” Matters Photo
16215 Main Street, Suite #2 Guerneville, CA 95446

We carry a wide selection of locally-made, eco and people-friendly products, including our own 100% natural and luxurious bath and body care products, as well as fine jewelry, chocolate delicacies,…

c. living area Photo
Contact Us Directly, Guerneville, CA 95446

Spacious two-bedroom home lovingly restored with brand new luxury queen size beds and fully-equipped modern kitchen. Front deck has view to wooded hills. Large, secluded patio off bedrooms has lounge…