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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Guerneville Veterans Memorial Hall Photo
16225 1st Street, Guerneville, CA 95446

Guerneville Veterans Memorial Hall is located at 16255 First & Church Streets in Guerneville. For reservations call (707) 938-4105 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon, Monday through Friday,…

EQUALITY VINES TASTING ROOM Photo
16215 Main Street, Guerneville, CA 95446

Equality Vines is the world’s first cause wine portfolio dedicated to equality for all people. It’s a perfect pairing for label co-founders Matt Grove and Jim Obergefell, a coupling of their shared…

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…

Laguna Country House Photo
14070 Mill Street, Guerneville, CA 95446

Those who have been here know first hand; those who have not are missing out one of the most beautiful, unique places in Northern California. At the heart of the Russian River Valley, our Russian…

Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve Photo
17000 Armstrong Woods Road, Guerneville, CA 95446

Stewards provides support for the State Parks in the Russian River area through its education and stewardship volunteer programs. Stewards offers docent-led tours, adventures and special events in our…

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Russian River Getaways, Contact us directly Guerneville, CA 95446

Fairytale Luxury Cottage on Half Acre under Towering Redwoods, Designer Furnishings, Woodstove, Hot Tub, Large Fenced Yard. Easy Outing to Downtown Guerneville, River Beaches, Wine Tasting, Golf.…