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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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…

Bullfrog Pond Campground Photo
17000 Armstrong Woods Road, Guerneville, CA 95446

Twenty-four family campsites are located near Bullfrog Pond. Campsites are available throughout the year on a first-come, first-served basis. Tables, fire rings, flush toilets and potable water are…

wind sculpture Photo
16377 C Main Street, Guerneville, CA 95446

At the west end of town next to the Union 76 gas station, you can find them by the spinning, sparkling wind sculptures they hang out under the open porch roof. These mean are always gracious, always…

Foxwood Living Room 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,…

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…

The Woods - A Russian River Hotel Photo
16484 Fourth Street, Guerneville, CA 95446

Ideal setting for your business meetings, retreats, family reunion, anniversary party, graduation celebration, or birthday bash. We can cater to everyone's needs, with a meeting room for the business…