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

Spacious, Airy Contemporary Hillside Retreat, Window-Wall View of Redwoods, Hot Tub; Game Room with Pool Table, Pellet Stove; Walk to Seasonal River Access; Walk/Very Short Drive to Downtown…

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…

Armstrong Woods Visitors Center Photo
17020 Armstrong Woods Road, Guerneville, CA 95446

The Armstrong Woods Visitors Center includes interpretive displays about the natural and cultural history of the park as well as a well-designed diorama. Visitors will find high quality educational…

At Last Photo
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.…

Dawn Ranch Resort Photo
16467 Highway 116, Guerneville, CA 95446

Dawn Ranch Resort is truly unique Sonoma Weddings venue. Experience your ceremony amid ancient redwoods, in a 150 yr old orchard, pristine meadow, our garden, poolside or in our historic lodge /…