Guerneville Day Trip

Big Bottom Market in Guerneville — Good for lunch and coffee
Johnsons Beach in Guerneville
  • Kayak (we heard it was $20 per hour)
  • Pedal boats
  • Canoes
  • Umbrellas
Guerneville Bank Club: The left pic is from the counter where you order (you can see the vault behind the staff) and the right pic is from the perspective of the vault where we ate our ice cream!
  • Horse and Plough (Sebastapol) — an airy and comfortable wine tasting room converted from an original barn. The tasting room opens up to a garden with seating and a chicken coop on the other end. We found a few vegetable plants and a blueberry bush for sale there too. We bought the blueberry bush and still have it in the ground in Oakland. You can bring a picnic there.
  • Grateful Bagel (Sebastapol) — This place opens at 6am and is a solid bagel shop (we had an Everything bagel with hummus and veggies). It’s extra fun if you’re with a Deadhead.
  • Applewood Inn — We had friends visiting from Los Angeles staying at Applewood so this is where we had breakfast. Applewood serves breakfast only to those staying there (or their guests (for $25 extra per guest). Applewood is a unique place built in 1922. It was quiet when we were there (930am to 11:30am) but seemed nice for those wanting an overnight stay (had a hot tub).
  • Date we visited: Saturday, June 29, 2019
  • Driving time from Oakland: 1 hour, 24 minutes. Drive time home: 1 hour, 55 minutes.
  • Spendy or Thrifty? We spent about $30 on food and coffee.
  • Good Coffee: Yes — Rob had it at Big Bottom Market.
  • Drinks — You can get wine at just about any restaurant or store on Main Street. There seems to be beer on tap and multiple places too. There are tons of wineries in and around Guerneville.
  • Workout? — No, not for us. The biggest workout for us was Rob carrying our son uphill from Johnson Beach 2 or 3 blocks. But you could swim, paddleboard, canoe, etc. And we’re sure there are hikes nearby.
  • Kid-Friendly? — Yes. There were kids at Big Bottom, numerous kids at Johnsons Beach and, of course, kids at the ice cream shop!
  • Recommendations for Next Time: Next time we’ll come better prepared for the beach (sunscreen, rented an umbrella from Johnsons Beach and brought some cans of wine down to the beach). We’ll also try the biscuits at Big Bottom (see below) that we later learned Oprah loves.

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Maverick Kelly’s 52 Day Trips

Maverick Kelly’s 52 Day Trips

Hi! I’m Maverick. My mommy, daddy & me are on a mission to take 52 day trips around the San Francisco Bay Area! Thx for joining in the fun!