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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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,…

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…

Great Escape Photo
Russian River Getaways, Contact us directly Guerneville, CA 95446

Contemporary Slice of Heaven, Plenty of Space, Central to Everything Guerneville, Central Heat & Air, 2 Fireplaces, Hot Tub, Fenced Yard, Sunny Decks; Flat Walk to Downtown Guerneville, River Beaches;…

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

Gorgeously Furnished, Remodeled River Hideaway with Hot Tub, Outdoor Great Room for Living and Dining, Gas Fireplace; Walk to Downtown Guerneville, Rio Nido Roadhouse & Swimming Pool, across the…

The Ranch Suite at Forest View Ranch Photo
Contact us directly, Guerneville, CA 95446

Immerse yourself in the best of nature and agriculture in the Russian River Valley Resort Area in Sonoma County – just minutes from the popular vacation destination town of Guerneville, CA. close to…

Sonoma Nesting Company Photo
16151 Main Street, Guerneville, CA 95446

Sonoma Nesting Company is a unique emporium featuring antiques, art, curiosities & collectables for your home and Garden. Our ever changing collection ranges from ancient artifacts to mid century…