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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Forest to the Sea Nature Store Photo
16215 Main St., #1, Guerneville, CA 95446

Located on the corner of First and Main Street in downtown Guerneville, the Forest to the Sea Nature Store is a nonprofit-owned and volunteer-run gift shop dedicated to promoting, restoring and…

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Russian River Getaways, Contact us directly Guerneville, CA 95446

Unusually Private Contemporary Riverfront Home, Redwoods, River View, Central Heat, Fireplace, Hot Tub, Deck, Private Seasonal River Access & Boats; Walk to Downtown Guerneville, Dining, River Beach;…

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…

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.…

Garden Grill & BBQ - The best kept secret in Guerneville. Photo
17132 Highway 116, Guerneville, CA 95446

Hearty breakfast, lunches and great BBQ. The Garden Grill is a place you'll want to visit regularly. We strive to serve our community and visitors with tasty food, friendly staff and quick service.…

Laughlin Estate Photo
Russian River Getaways, Contact us directly Guerneville, CA 95446

Cleanly Stylish, Sun-Soaked Contemporary Home with Hot Tub, Large Sunny Deck, Redwood Views; Flat Walk to Downtown Guerneville, River Beaches; Short Drive to Hiking, Wine Tasting, Golf. WIFI. Keyless…

El Barrio Photo
16230 Main Street, Guerneville, CA 95446

El Barrio was created by visionary + owner, Crista Luedtke, of boon brands. Showcasing artisanal handcrafted spirits with a focus on mezcal, tequila, and bourbon, in a fun + upscale, authentic…