Guerneville sets itself apart with its simple, placid vibe and river-resort lifestyle.

Welcome to Guerneville

Rustic community with a history of logging is now a culturally diverse and LGBT-friendly vacation destination with great nightlife and outdoor recreation
Formerly known for its long history of logging, today Guerneville is a rustic community in the Russian River Valley of Sonoma County. Surrounded by healthy, verdant redwoods and the country’s top wine-tasting destinations, Guerneville's real estate sets itself apart with its simple, placid vibe and river-resort lifestyle.

Founded by the Guerne family in the 1850s, Guerneville has flourished into a tranquil and diverse area known for being very LGBTQ-friendly, even becoming a gay-friendly vacation destination that hosts an annual Sonoma County Pride Parade and Celebration each June. There are also several LGBTQ-friendly clubs and bars in the area.

Additionally, Guerneville is a bucolic and naturally beautiful place for outdoorsy types, especially those who want to get on the river. There are many access points for people to go kayaking, canoeing, fishing, and more.

Farm-to-table dining is alive and well in Guerneville with Boon Eat + Drink one of the best local restaurants for organic and seasonal Californian cuisine, plus local microbrews and wines. This hip and stylish restaurant is always bustling, people can’t get enough of the flash-fried Brussels with chili flakes and polenta lasagna.

BROT is a unique Guerneville establishment as a contemporary German restaurant serving delicious Bavarian classics in a warm atmosphere. To sate your sweet tooth, visit Chile Pies Baking Co. for one of their delicious butter crust pies topped with Nimble & Finns ice cream. Each pie is made from an original recipe.

The R3 Hotel, restaurant, bar, and nightclub is one of the area’s premier entertainment resorts in the lower Russian River area. This rustic village is close to the majestic redwoods and boasts a remarkably laid-back attitude. As an adult resort, you must be 21+ to enter (except the restaurant). With 23 guest rooms, a freestanding bar and lounge surrounded by a pool and sun decking, R3 creates an incredible refuge and luxurious getaway.

For more than 42 years, residents and visitors alike have celebrated the beautiful river-resort lifestyle of this Russian River community with the Russian River Jazz and Blues Festival. Hosted at the picturesque Johnson’s Beach, this long-standing event features an incredible array lineup each year. In the past, performers like the Doobie Brothers, The Neville Brothers, Etta James, and Buddy Guy have performed.

Ideally situated along the Russian River, Guerneville offers the chance for a unique experience with AutoCamping along the riverfront. Sleep near the lush redwood forest and wake up in your own private outdoor space. Glamping with AutoCamp amenities is an unparalleled experience that will create memories that last a lifetime. Whether you want to rent a luxury tent or an airstream suite, AutoCamp provides fully-outfitted spaces with all indulgences and accommodations you’ll need to glamp in total comfort and style.

Guerneville has its own public school district that includes a primary school, an elementary charter school, and the California Pacific Sonoma Charter School.

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