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Shaw House

703 Main Street, Ferndale, CA 95536
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Shaw House
Ranked #5 of 6 Ferndale B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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English first
Oregon Coast, Oregon
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Unfortunately I only got to spend one day there but it pretty much topped my vacation. The hotel is well done, clean, well located and just about perfect. The owner was just like a thin smoke she wisped in and left wine..then she was gone. wisped in again left delicious snacks..gone. She delighted us with a full breakfast served beautifully... More

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Los Angeles, CA
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Stayed a couple of nights in the Wisteria room for the Avenue of the Giants marathon. It was 25 mins away from the starting line but was worth the drive. We booked the smaller room with the bath down the hall but it was sufficient for two. We spent most of the day out discovering the outdoors anyways. This place... More

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New York City
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

My sister and I had a delightful stay at the Shaw House in Oct, 2013. This beautifully cared for early Victorian home was the first house in the valley built in 1854. The comfortable interior decor is the light and colorful early Victorian; much of the furniture is of the period, some of the ceiling paint original. The atmosphere is... More

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ShawHouseInn, Owner at Shaw House, responded to this review

We are delighted that you enjoyed this historic home. Please come again one day! More

Martinez, California
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

I write this review for those who travel with well behaved, loved pets. My husband and I recently took a trip up the California coast, traveled inland and then out a bit to end at the Shaw House B&B in Ferndale. All accommodations were in pet friendly cabins, cottages and B&B's. I didn't want to write this but in retrospect... More

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ShawHouseInn, Owner at Shaw House, responded to this review

We have such an old and beautiful house here, and I love sharing it with so many wonderful guests. It wasn't designed as an accommodation for pets, but we found that our 3 rooms with private outdoor entrances would work perfectly for pet companions too. We welcome German & Australian Sheperds, Pit Bulls, Pomeranians and lovely little poodles like yours.... More

Chico, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

i am having a major dispute with this establishment re a smoking disagreement. when i received my crdit card statement i was surprised to find a $500.charge. having no idea what this charge was for i advised the card company and the shaw rip off house that i was not paying said charge i was amazed to learn the charge... More

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ShawHouseInn, Owner at Shaw House, responded to this review

Our Inn is an old and beautiful one. We take our responsibility to maintain a smoke free environment seriously. While we regret your upset, it was your choice to disregard our policies. For our future out of state guests, the whole of California is virtually smoke-free as is the Shaw House Inn. More

Vacaville, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

A friend and I planned a trip to the Redwood Forest and wanted to get the whole experience. I Googled the best B&B's in the area and Shaw House had great reviews, and boy did they deliver!! The location couldn't have been better, It's perfectly seated in the small, peaceful Victorian town of Ferndale (just 15 miles from Eureka [the... More

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

My sister and I stayed here for two nights and had a peaceful enjoyable experience. We enjoyed the breakfast, the movies, the books and the bathtub. The garden was in full bloom and the owner was very friendly and welcoming. It is also very close to the Humboldt Redwood Forest.

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Crescent City, California, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

I arrived in the early evening ahead of my boyfriend. After ringing the doorbell twice and knocking once, I went to a side door which was open. Sticking my head in with a 'hello', the Proproitoress came rushing up and asking me my business. I explained that I had a reservation for 2 nights. She stated that this was 'Not... More

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
9 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

My wife and I enjoyed a recent one night stay at Shaw House. The B & B as well as Ferndale is a wonderful step back in time. The owner knew the area well and provided good travel advice. The owner even arranged a horse back ride through the Redwoods for us on the day we left. The rooms and... More

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n ireland
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
11 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

A wonderfully quirky, comfortable and welcoming B&B.I loved the "history corner" and shop. It gave us a better understanding of how hard life must have been for the first settlers there and really not that long ago. Food good. Paula a good host and knowledgeable about the restaurants in the area. Ferndale itself is an atmospheric place with wonderful examples... More

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Address: 703 Main Street, Ferndale, CA 95536
Location: United States > California > Ferndale
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