Sonoma County / Russian River

Even in winter one can sit in a steaming hot tub and look up hundreds of feet through the boughs of the redwoods and peek at the stars. Only 90 minutes north of San Francisco, Guerneville (pronounced "Gurnvil") boasts several gay and lesbian resorts ranging from an elegant mansion to cabins and campsites. The clear Pacific air is filled with the fragrance of fir and the weather is usually sunny and warm year-round. After a day of hiking through the primeval Armstrong Redwoods State Reserve, horseback riding over the lush hills in the area, swimming in the clear, lazy waters of the Russian River or experiencing breathtaking views from a hot air balloon, settle down into this quiet, serene town and enjoy a varied night life of superb California cuisine and a nightcap at one of Guerneville's local bars or nightclubs. The most spectacular coastline in the world is only twelve miles away and, to the east, the wine country of Sonoma and Napa counties beckon with its cellars open for tasting and its vineyards creating some of the most precious grapes in the world.

Hotels

  • Applewood Inn and Restaurant
  • 13555 Highway 116
    Guerneville, CA 95446
  • Website: www.applewoodinn.com
  • 707-869-9093
  • Dawn Ranch Lodge
  • 16467 River Road
    Guerneville, CA 95446
  • Website: www.dawnranch.com
  • 707-869-0656
  • Fern Grove Cottages
  • 16650 Highway #116
    Guerneville, CA 95446
  • Website: www.ferngrove.com
  • 888-243-2674
  • Gaige House Inn
  • 13540 Arnold Drive
    Glen Ellen, CA 95442
  • Website: www.gaige.com
  • 707-935-0237 or 800-935-0237
  • Highland Dell Lodge
  • 21050 River Boulevard
    Monte Rio, CA 95462
  • Website: www.highlanddell.com
  • 707-865-2300
  • R3 Hotel
  • 16390 4th Street
    Guerneville, CA 95446
  • Website: www.ther3hotel.com
  • 707-869-8399
  • R3 Hotel / Triple R Bar & Grill
  • 16390 Fourth Street, P.O. BOX 450
    Guerneville, CA 95446
  • Website: ther3hotel.com
  • 707-869-8399
  • Rio Villa Beach Resort
  • 20292 Highway 116
    Monte Rio, CA 95462
  • Website: www.riovilla.com
  • 707-865-1143 or 877-746-8455
  • River Lane
  • 16320 First Street
    Guerneville, CA 95446-0313
  • Website: www.riverlaneresort.com
  • 707-869-2323 or 800-201-2324
  • West Sonoma Inn & Spa
  • 14100 Brookside Lane
    Guerneville, CA 95446
  • Website: www.westsonomainn.com
  • 707-869-2874
  • Woods Resort, The
  • 16484 Fourth Street
    Guerneville, CA 95446
  • Website: www.rrwoods.com
  • 877-887-9218 or 707-869-0600

Bars

  • JK's Ultra Lounge (Sin is gay night every Thursday )
  • 595 Rohnert Park Expressway West
    Rohnert Park, CA 94928
  • 707-623-4227
  • R3 Hotel / Triple R Bar & Grill
  • 16390 Fourth Street, P.O. BOX 450
    Guerneville, CA 95446
  • Website: ther3hotel.com
  • 707-869-8399
  • Rainbow Cattle Company
  • 16220 Main Street
    Guerneville, CA 95446
  • Website: www.queersteer.com
  • 707-869-0206

Shops

  • A Touch of Heaven Center for the Healing Arts
  • 16370 First Street
    Guerneville, CA 95446-1746
  • 707-869-2256(CALM)
  • Coddington Florists
  • 3080 Marlow Road
    Santa Rosa, CA 95403
  • 707-526-4770
  • Community First Credit Union
  • 1105 North Dutton Avenue
    Santa Rosa, CA 95406
  • Website: www.comfirstcu.org
  • 707-546-6000
  • Herth Real Estate
  • 14045 Armstrong Woods Road
    Guerneville, CA 95446
  • Website: www.mycitycountry.com
  • 707-869-9800
  • Mary Mount (Agent) at Herth Real Estate
  • 14045 Armstrong Woods Road
    Guerneville, CA 95446
  • Website: www.RussianRiverMary.com
  • 707-869-9800 x2
  • West Sonoma Inn & Spa
  • 14100 Brookside Lane
    Guerneville, CA 95446
  • Website: www.westsonomainn.com
  • 707-869-2874
  • XOXO TOO
  • 20550 Foothill Drive
    Monte Rio, CA 95462
  • 707-865-9539

Attractions

  • Charles M. Schulz Museum
  • One Snoopy Place
    Santa Rosa, CA 95403
  • 707-579-4452
  • Fort Ross State Historical Park
  • Highway 1 and Fort Ross Road
    Jenner, CA 95450
  • Website: www.sonoma.com
  • 707-847-3286
  • Jack London State Park
  • 2400 London Ranch Road
    Glen Ellen, CA 95442
  • Website: jacklondonpark.com
  • 707-938-5216
  • Luther Burbank Home & Gardens
  • Intersection of Santa Rosa Avenue and Sonoma Avenue
    Santa Rosa, CA 95404
  • 707-524-5445
  • Safari West
  • 3115 Porter Creek Road
    Santa Rosa, CA 95404
  • Website: www.safariwest.com
  • 707-579-2551
  • Sonoma Cheese Factory
  • 2 Spain Street
    Sonoma, CA 95476
  • 707-996-1931

Events

Gay Wine Weekend