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…

Rumour Has It Photo
Russian River Getaways, Contact us directly Guerneville, CA 95446

Rumour Has It that Joe DiMaggio and Marilyn Monroe spent time in this Adorable Historic Cottage, Enjoying the Easy Walk to Downtown Guerneville and Riverlands Pier, Large Rear Yard, Firepit, Outdoor…

The Farmhand Photo
15025 River Road, Guerneville, CA 95446

Gourmet deli, espresso bar, and market specializing in house made food with quality ingredients sourcing local with all products as often as possible. Boasting a family environment with spectacular…

Johnny's Landing Photo
Russian River Getaways, Contact us directly Guerneville, CA 95446

Sweet Little Riverfront Log Cabin, Spectacular River Views, Fireplace, *Seasonal (Ju;y-Aug) Dock & Boats, Fenced Yard, Hot Tub; Walk to DuBrava, Garden Grill, Playground, River Beaches, Downtown;…

Russian River Inns Photo
Contact us directly, Guerneville, CA 95446

RUSSIAN RIVER INNS are romantic Bed and Breakfast Inns, Cottages and small Boutique Hotels located in the Sonoma Wine Country, Russian River Recreation area, the only Sonoma County Wine appellation…

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…

Treetop Log Cabin Photo
Russian River Getaways, Contact us directly Guerneville, CA 95446

Genuine Log Cabin with All the Comforts of Home in Secluded Redwood Grove, View, Hot Tub; Short Drive to Downtown Guerneville, River Beaches, Golf, Wine Tasting, Hiking. WIFI. Your Well-Behaved Dog is…