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  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Golf Course
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Kids Club
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pet-friendly
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
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Located in Benbow, Benbow Historic Inn is in a rural location and close to Tooby Memorial Park and Humboldt County Office. This 4-star hotel is within close proximity of Garberville Town Square and Richardson Grove State Park.


Make yourself at home in one of the 55 individually furnished guestrooms. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available to keep you connected. Bathrooms have shower/tub combinations and hair dryers. Conveniences include phones and desks, and housekeeping is provided daily.

Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities

While the golfer in the family is out on the course, try one of the other recreational amenities offered, such as an outdoor pool or a spa tub. Additional features at this Tudor hotel include complimentary wireless Internet access, gift shops/newsstands, and wedding services.

Food & Drink

You can enjoy a meal at a restaurant serving the guests of Benbow Historic Inn, or stop in at a grocery/convenience store. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge. Full breakfasts are available daily from 8 AM to 1:00 PM for a fee.

Business & Travel Amenities

Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and a 24-hour front desk. Planning an event in Benbow? This hotel has 8000 square feet (743 square meters) of space consisting of conference space and meeting rooms. Free self parking is available onsite.

How to Get There

Benbow Historic Inn
445 Lake Benbow Dr
Garberville, CA 95542 United States


4.0 Very Good 801 Reviews
Quiet and comfortable stay
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed four nights in the Garden Cottage accommodation in early December 2018. It is a large, private, wood burning fireplace room that readily encourages spending time there, and on the private deck. Give the wet weather during our visit, we had ample useful and comfortable space to enjoy the setting. Our room was well serviced by housekeeping, and by Felicity specifically. Her willing attention to our requests was welcome. Other staff kept us well supplied with firewood as we needed. This is our third Benbow Inn visit, and the second in the Garden Cottage. The Inn has other welcome accommodations, at less cost. Well worth a visit.

Redwoods with an English Flair
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed the ambiance of Benbow Inn over the 4 day
Thanksgiving Holiday. The Inn is filled with atmosphere and character. The style of the inn was traditional English but with all modern conveniences. It is an Interesting and pleasant contract to the mountains and redwood forests surrounding the Inn. Our room was a Terrace view on the 2nd floor with a lovey view of the terrace, the old stone arched bridge, an ancient oak tree with bright yellow autumn leaves. The room was comfortable and clean with decor that matched the atmosphere of the Inn and surroundings. The Thanksgiving Dinner in the Dining Room was superb. The staff was friendly and helpful. We enjoyed our stay.

Charming Historic Hotel with Olde English Atmosphere
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A wonderful place to spend Thanksgiving with friends. Cozy and charming atmosphere. Delicious food for breakfast and dinner. Chefs Brian and Michael source herbs and vegetables from the garden on the property. Delicious cooking techniques employed, especially with the Lox Benedict on the brunch menu. Dishes thoughtfully serviced by attentive wait staff Shannon and Said.

Comfy bedding, cosy rooms and a fun pub like bar.

Definitely recommended for a relaxing getaway destination.

Amazing place to get away from it all
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We purchased a two night stay from a school fundraiser (generously donated by the inn). Due to the Santa Rosa fires last year, it became impossible to use the certificate before it expired. The owners were incredibly gracious to extend the certificate nearly a year so that we could come and enjoy the property. We are so thankful they did. We stayed Saturday to Monday. This historic property is so very charming and full of beautiful history. The elevator was not operable and they sent us an email letting us know prior to the visit. Even though we were on the 3rd floor, I was glad it wasn't working because we got some extra exercise and it prompted us to explore the hotel. The walls are covered with history! Paintings and drawings by the original owner, photos of famous folk visiting, and lots of other fun artifacts! The smallest touches meant so much. A decanter of sherry in our room, bottles of water, a Keurig with tea and coffee, bathrobes for use in the room. Touches like these are not difficult or expensive to provide, but make the stay that much more cozy. Tea and scones in the salon are exquisite each afternoon. The restaurant is pricey, but the food is fantastic and the portions are ample. No stay can be perfect so if I have to nitpick anything, I'd say the pillows were horrible. I meant to ask if they had firmer pillows, but just forgot. I imagine they'd likely have been able to fulfill my request if I'd asked. All staff were friendly, warm and welcoming. All this being said, there is NOTHING to do in the immediate area in November. We went for a walk around the beautiful grounds, but had to drive 45 minutes north to explore. We ended up in Fortuna on a Sunday and, pretty much, the entire town is closed. We did hit Shelter Cove on our way home Monday (which wasn't on our way home, it's very much out of the way!) We wish we had made a day trip of that while we stayed. I've never seen such amazing tide pools teaming with every kind of life you could imagine! I would imagine the summer is a better time to visit and be entertained by the gold course, swimming pool and flowing creek on the property. This is a family friendly property, there were quite a few families in the hotel and dining room for dinner, which surprised us as we had envisioned this as more of a romantic destination. They were equally accommodating to all. Seems as though locals frequent the bar as well. Not only would I recommend this place to anyone, we will definitely be back! I'm already craving the scones!

Benbow inn
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were part of the group already mentioned. What a fun historical place and thank goodness for the elevator. Doreen worked hard to make sure our stay was enjoyable. Our favorite jaunt was to the Brice land winery. It was one of the best vineyard experiences our group has had. Would love to have been there where the inn was surrounded by water. We bet it was magical.