4.5
Very Good 247 Reviews
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Amenities

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  •  Parking On Site
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Overview

Location

With a stay at Gingerbread Mansion Inn in Ferndale, you’ll be minutes from Ferndale Historic Cemetery and Ferndale Museum. This 4-star bed & breakfast is within close proximity of Firemens Park and Humboldt County Fairgrounds.

Rooms

Treat yourself to a stay in one of the 11 individually decorated guestrooms, featuring fireplaces and flat-screen televisions. Satellite television is provided for your entertainment. Conveniences include coffee/tea makers and a turndown service, and housekeeping is provided daily.

Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities

Take in the views from a garden and make use of amenities such as complimentary wireless Internet access and tour/ticket assistance.

Food & Drink

Meet other guests and eat at a complimentary reception. A complimentary full breakfast is included.

Business & Travel Amenities

Featured amenities include complimentary wired Internet access, laundry facilities, and a library. Free self parking is available onsite.

How to Get There

Gingerbread Mansion Inn
400 Berding St
Ferndale, CA 95536 United States

Reviews

4.5 Very Good 247 Reviews
almost great
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

so why only rate it as average if I think it's almost great? The bed! So uncomfortable!
If this place is 100 years old so is the mattress we slept on.
Aside from that, this is a great spot; one block from a cool, quaint downtown with neat shops and good restaurants.
well maintained property (except the mattress)
Breakfast was excellent.
Staff is friendly and attentive.
Wish I could say I'd come back but I can't until they tell me the mattresses are replaced.

A real gem of a place.
Reviewed 2 months ago

We got the feeling that this place hasn't changed since Victorian times, it certainly had a lots of character. Firstly the welcome we has was lovely from the housekeeper, we arrived just as afternoon tea was served. Tea and coffee, biscuits, meats, cheese, and local white and red wines all served up in the very victorian lounge.
Ferndale was a real find, off the main route, it was like stepping back in time, wonderful shops and friendly people. I can't remember how many locals stopped us chatted to us. We had a wonderful meal in the mainstreet, which had been recommended to us by the owner (farm house on Main)
Our room (I forget the name) was large but the bed was huge and high (steps to get onto the bed supplied) and old fashioned eiderdowns and blankets covering it, but comfy.
Breakfast was wonderful, and it was great to be around a large table chatting with the other guests getting to hear about their adventures....

An experience, but needs some maintenance
Reviewed 2 months ago

The interior of the mansion is a Victorian fantasy well worth experiencing. Everything inside was very clean, which must be challenging. Tea is served at 4:00, with decent local wine an option, and some excellent in-house baked goods. Breakfast was very good and the staff was pleasant. We stayed in The Hideway, which is one of the few rooms with two beds, each on a different level. The first level is a little tight on space, the second has more floor space but they ask you not to open the window. Heat rises, so that's ridiculous; install an arm so the window can be open without fear of being broken. The room advertises a private balcony, which was dirty and featured a large flower pot with a dead plant. Not inviting. But the biggest problem were the stairs from the street to the outer side entrance. They have ragged edges and no handrail and are a liability. My husband fell and really scraped up his hand on the cement.The grounds are not as attractive as many of the private yards we saw walking around Ferndale.

Not your normal B & B
Reviewed 2 months ago

This magnificent Victorian mansion is situated 1 block from the main street of this charming city. It has 11 individual rooms ranging from huge rooms with 2 claw foot baths to the room we had (Zipporah), which was the smallest, but still a wonderful room with a large bed that needed steps to climb up into it. It has a large bathroom with a shower. Unfortunately I have to agree with an earlier review that the matteress is a problem and my wife was struggling in the morning due to the dip towards the middle.
The house is full of Victorian furniture which gives the building an air of opulence.
The staff were great and because we were the first to arrive the host allowed us to look in all the other rooms. They serve tea at 5pm which includes cakes, cooked meats and cheese and biscuits as well as tea, coffee and wine, all complimentary. Tea and coffee were available downstairs from 7am.
Breakfast was good although different and was served in a communal dining room.
Plenty of on street parking was the icing on the cake.
Great stay just let down by the matteress.

New mattress needed in Zipporah room. Misleading room description
Reviewed 2 months ago

I really wanted to give this place 5 stars, but I can't. We stayed here before about 30 years ago and loved it and thought our stay this time would be just as nice. The Breakfast was good. The mansion decor gives the place a romantic ambience and elegance. It was quiet and luxurious. The robes and slippers were a nice touch. It's the perfect place for couples looking for a romantic weekend. The Mansion is within one block of the Main Street with the shops and restaurants. So perfect for walking. No problems with street parking. We parked right out front.
BUT, the big negative was that the mattress in the ZIPPORAH room needs to be replaced. It sagged the middle and it felt like we were sleeping on an incline.
Also, the description of the Zipporah room on Hotels.com is incorrect at best, misleading at worst. There was no deep soaking tub or fireplace in this room nor did the room overlook the garden. Coffee/tea are provided downstairs and not in the rooms as "implied" in the description. It did have it's own private bathroom, which was large.
So if the management fixes the issues described and corrects it's advertising, I'd give it 5 stars but until then, potential guests should be advised of the inaccuracies in the advertising and beware of the saggy mattress in the Zipporah room.