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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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…

Tipsy Timbers Russian River Retreat Photo
Contact us directly, Guerneville, CA 95446

Located 2 miles from Guerneville, Tipsy Timbers is a private retreat with a 2 bed, 2 bath house & a 1 bed, 1 bath cottage, with fireplaces, outdoor dining, hot tub, heated saltwater pool & large pool…

Bill's Taxi Service Photo
Contact us directly, Guerneville, CA 95446

Bill’s Taxi in Guerneville, CA, provides reliable transportation and tourism services throughout Sonoma County. We’ll give you a lift to restaurants, bars, wineries,  medical appointments, the grocery…

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.…

3 for 2 Special Photo
14080 Mill Street, Guerneville, CA 95446

The Russian River Valley in Western Sonoma County is one of the top choices for a Northern California vacation getaway. The area has so much to offer: towering redwood groves, world-class wineries,…

River Queen Handmade & Collectibles Photo
16377 Main Street, Guerneville, CA 95446

A unique collection of quality, vintage collectibles, handmade items from jewelry to unique wine barrel furniture. Also specializing in costume jewelry.