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

Stunning Remodeled Mountain-Top Home on 1/2 Acre with Spectacular View, *Seasonal Pool (May-Sept), Hot Tub, Gas Fireplace, Landscaped Garden; Short Drive to Guerneville, River Beaches, Golf, Hiking,…

Smart Pizza Photo
16205 First St., Guerneville, CA 95446

Dough made in house, hand stretched and cooked in brick ovens. Homemade sauces and meatballs, fresh vegetables and prime meat cuts. Family owned, operated and friendly, affordable. Cool decor!! Dine…

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…

Rainbow Cattle Company Photo
16220 Main St, Guerneville, CA 95446

Rainbow Cattle Company, known as “The Rainbow” and “The ‘Bow,” by locals, the RCC opened its doors in 1979 and quickly became a Northern California party destination serving up carefree good times.…

Cabernet Cottage Photo
Russian River Getaways, Contact us directly Guerneville, CA 95446

Warm, Charming Traditional Riverfront Cabin, Blend of Contemporary Decor and Antique Touches, Woodstove, Landscaped Yard, Hot Tub on Private Deck, Seasonal (July-Aug) Dock & Boats; Walk to…

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

Quintessential Spacious, Contemporary Riverfront Home, Truly Incredible River View, Fireplace, Central Heat & AC, Hot Tub, *Seasonal (July-Aug) Dock & Boats; Walk to Town, Beach; Short Drive to Wine…

Riverkeeper Stewardship Park Photo
16153 Main Street, Guerneville, CA 95446

If you want to wander among native trees and grasses, watch birds or gaze at the river, Riverkeeper Stewardship Park welcomes you. The address is 16153 Main Street, Guerneville, although the park is…

Inizi Wines Photo
16290 Main Street, Guerneville, CA 95446

INIZI: beginnings in Italian. The name INIZI came from our belief that a bottle of wine begins in the vineyard. A team of two couples and four friends. Wine producers of the hard to find, neglected…