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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Jerry Knights River Theater Photo
16135 Main St., 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…

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…

Pee Wee Golf & Arcade Photo
16155 Drake Road, Guerneville, CA 95446

The Pee Wee Golf and Arcade is a historic miniature golf course located in Guernelle located right next to the Russian River. Built in 1948, this golf course has been entertaining families for…

Flynn Total Body Fit Photo
Contact us directly, Guerneville, CA 95446

More than 10 years experience providing the best in Corporate & Executive Mobile Massage & Personal Training services. Helping clients from you, to Calvin Klein and David Geffen look and feel their…

Glass Images Photo
16369 Main Street, Guerneville, CA 95446

Russian River GLASS IMAGES is a unique STAINED GLASS ART studio / gallery in the town of GUERNEVILLE nestled in the heart of the Wine Country and Redwood Empire of Sonoma County, California just 70…

Carport Art Gallery Photo
15098 Old River Road, Guerneville, CA 95446

Carport* Gallery | Design Studios is a unique art gallery and design studio located in the heart of Russian River and the Wine Country. Our rotating exhibitions feature artwork in a variety of mediums…