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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Camp Ciyole Photo
Contact Us Directly, Guerneville, CA 95446

Welcome to Camp Ciyole, a beautifully-appointed home nestled under the redwoods in Guerneville. With tons of light, spacious deck and yard, and tree views galore, it's just a 5-minute walk to the…

Santa Nella House Photo
12130 Highway 116, Guerneville, CA 95446

This Russian River bed and breakfast, in the Sonoma Wine Country, is a Victorian farmhouse dating back to the 1870s. Extensively renovated and modernized, the stately structure boasts five bedrooms…

Babble-On Photo
Russian River Getaways, Contact us directly Guerneville, CA 95446

Craftsman-Style Mountain Woodland Cottage, Very Romantic with Spectacular Mountain/Forest Views, Beautifully Remodeled, Furnished with Great Style, Gas Fireplace, Deck Overlooking Year-Round Creek…

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,…

Lifvendahl Fine Art Photo
16214 Main Street, Guerneville, CA 95446

Local Guerneville artist Mark Lifvendahl opens his gallery to the public on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, inviting visitors to experience and purchase his colorful paintings on canvas and glass.…