Guerneville and The Russian River Resort Area
Guerneville is historically known as a logging community that formed in the late 1800s, earning the nickname "Stumptown." Much of the wooden structures that were lost in the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire were built with redwood from this area. The area became popular with wealthy vacationers from San Francisco and surrounding communities in the late 19th century with family cabins occupied for the summer season and accessed by railroad.
Today Guerneville radiates small-town charm. The plaza in the town center boasts permanent chess tables and there is a collection of small shops and eateries. It maintains its reputation for natural beauty, a liberal atmosphere and close proximity to wine tasting and redwood forests. A public beach area along the Russian River is used for fishing, swimming, boating, and sunbathing. The diverse community includes a large number of LGBT.
Guerneville also anchors the Russian River Resort Area which begins in wine country at Healdsburg and extends to the coast at Jenner. Along the way
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