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Guerneville - California

Along the Russian River

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The geographical center of the Russian River valley west of Highway 101 is Guerneville, a small town that offers an inexpensive alternative to the more deluxe resort towns in Napa and Sonoma counties.

What to See & Do

What Guerneville has is the Russian River atmosphere: thick forests, river recreation, golf, and several of Sonoma's more interesting wineries including Korbel Champagne Cellars. Guerneville, however, has its own charm, with quaint storefronts, a lovely new town plaza, and an historic bridge open to pedestrians and bicyclists.

The prime outdoor attraction is Armstrong Woods State Reserve, a 752-acre stand of old growth redwoods, surrounded by Austin Creek State Recreation Area, with developed and primitive (walk-in) campsites and miles of hiking trails in 4,236 acres of forest and scrub lands. Armstrong Woods has level self-guided trails through the redwood groves, and offers biking and picknicking as well. Armstrong Woods Pack Station offers horseback trips of up to three days. It's located in the State Reserve.

Guerneville Hotels

Guerneville has several motels and a selection of B&B homes for overnight stays. Creekside Inn & Resort, 16180 Neeley Road (707-869-3623) gives you a choice of rooms in the B&B house or a housekeeping cottage. The resort has a swimming pool, fireplaces and quite low rates.

If you want to have quantities of Champagne on hand for breakfast, you couldn't be nearer to the source than by staying at the Sonoma Orchid Inn, formerly the Ridenhour Ranch House Inn 12850 River Road (707-869-4466 or toll-free at 888-877-4466). Next to the Korbel Winery on River Road, this 1906 Victorian farmhouse B&B has a garden, antique furnishings and library. All of the nine rooms have private baths. There is a guest kitchen with a refrigerator. A full breakfast is served by the hosts, Dana and Brian are the hosts.

For those who prefer the anonymity of a motel and the amenities of a resort, inexpensive Riverlane Resort on the river with housekeeping units at 16320 First Street (707-869-2323 or toll-free at 800-201-2324).

Camping

Johnson's Beach Resort (707-869-2022) is at 16241 First Street, with 50 RV and tent sites with electrical hookups, showers, laundry and picnic area. There are also housekeeping and standard motel units at the resort.

River Bend Resort & Campground, 11820 River Road, has riverfront tent and RV areas, with complete facilities and recreation, laundry and store, and a sport court/dance pad. Popular for fishing; open all year.(707-877-7662

Schoolhouse Canyon Park, open seasonally, has campsites in the redwoods and private river frontage across the road. (707-869-2311) Located at 12600 River Road—two miles from town.

More Information on
Russian River Country

Russian River Getaways
14070 Mill Street, P.O. Box 1673, Guerneville, CA 95446
855-433-6673-toll-free or (707) 869-4560
Russian River Getaways offers a wide variety of vacation homes for rent. Homes range from deluxe homes with many amenities -- fully equipped kitchens, spas, steam baths, saunas, pools, patios, and gardens, with riverside and hillide locations -- to smaller first class cottages on or close to the river. The homes are located in the Russian River basin, from Forestville through Rio Nido, Guerneville, and Monte Rio, to Cazadero and Duncans Mills nearer to the coast.

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