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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JaM JAr West Photo
16290 Main Street, Guerneville, CA 95446

Art, Jewelry, curated Vintage and other Local goods. Jaime Jean Wilson & Molly Hills Perez and a synergy with other local creatives: Retro-Fit Home/ Michelle Schultz curated vintage furnishings, also…

Wildwood Retreat Photo
20111 Old Cazadero Road, Guerneville, CA 95446

Wildwood is suitable to accommodate up to 62 overnight guests between May and October. Receptions and ceremonies may accommodate up to 150 guests.We do accept weddings in January for the current year…

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

Russian River Rentals is a vacation rental company with a wide assortment of homes to suit all needs in Occidental, Forestville, Summerhome Park, Villa Grande, Monte Rio, Guerneville and Duncans…

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…

Surrey Resort Pool Photo
16590 Highway 116, Guerneville, CA 95446

Set on 3 beautiful acres bordering on vineyards Surrey is a short walk from the famous Russian River and all the shops and restaurants in town. And close to many world-renowned vineyards, the ocean,…

Off the Clock Photo
Russian River Getaways, Contact us directly Guerneville, CA 95446

High Above the Hustle and Bustle, yet Close to Town, Luxurious Contemporary River Bungalow, Private, Sweeping Russian River Valley View. Gas Fireplace, HT, Fully Fenced, Landscaped Garden, Loungers.…

Fife Creek Antiques & Collectibles Photo
15180 River Road, Guerneville, CA 95446

Antiques and collectibles, quality art glass, art pottery, vintage lighting, art deco and furniture. We have been collecting for many years and pride ourselves on offering top quality pieces at…