With hot summer nights and new restaurants, bars, and shops popping up everyday in Guerenville, the Russian River gem is a must for your bucket list. Go hiking, biking, tubing, canoeing, wine tasting, and partying—or just laze by the river. Guerneville doesn't disappoint.
When Laurette Garcia & Dave Giacomo orginally planned their big day in Guerneville they imagined it outside, however some unexpected rain moved the event indoors. They made lemons into lemonade by having a fun outdoor photoshoot with the bridal party in colorful rainboots in between downpours. We admire their inventiveness and ability to make the best out of the unexpected. Dark magenta hues paired with bright multi-colored rainboots made for some fanitastic, slightly hilarious, wedding photos. Between tug-o-war on the lawn and dancing up a storm, it's easy to see that this couple doesn't let anything rain on their parade.
Photographer: AE Pictures Inc.
Guerneville is the kind of NorCal town you can’t help but love—ringed by redwoods, bisected by the meandering Russian River and only a 90-minute drive from SF—it has “summer weekend” written all over it. Check into Boon Hotel + Spa (14711 Armstrong Woods Rd., Guerneville, 707-869-2721), a year-old property half a mile from the center of town, owned by former San Franciscans Crista Luedtke and Jill McCall. This whitewashed paradise has only 14 rooms, many of which ring the pool, and the gray-and-orange interiors sport a modern bent, with George Nelson lamps and cork floors. Best of all, your well-behaved dog is welcome to join you.