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Shaw House

703 Main Street, Ferndale, CA 95536
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Bend, Oregon
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

Booked a room here through hotels.com and we were working in the area so I called in the early afternoon to let them know we would be arriving a little late only to be told "Oh no! You can't have that room, I already rented it to someone else and I'm going to reject your reservation" After I already had... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

Accidentally overslept after a terrible night sleep in a very uncomfortable bed. The owner woke us up by banging angrily on the door and curtly informed us we had 15 minutes to be out of her house. I have never experienced such rudeness from someone who works in the hospitality industry. The house was tired and old.When visiting the bathroom... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

Built by Ferndale's founder, this 1850s house has good bones but is a bit shabby. Set back from the road in an overgrown, old-fashioned garden, it was covered with cobwebs outside and a riot of patterns in. We'd reserved the master bedroom, which had a wonderful wood-panelled ceiling with lots of angles and a private bath that was less charming... More 

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Eugene, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

This is a very nice B&B. Ferndale itself is frozen in time in the late 1880s and this place lets you stay in a charming period place from that era. A few reviews have mentioned that some maintenance and refreshing is needed, and yes, we would agree, but there was nothing to take away from the nice experience. If you... More 

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Beaufort, South Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

The Shaw House is tired, worn and badly in need of renovation. My room was small and, as I said, badly in need of renovation. The bath was dated and, although dedicated for my use, was located down a hallway and not even close to my room. Also, the bath had no overhead shower, hand held only. Ferndale has many... More 

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sacramento, california
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

This is a Victorian home, the one that actually started Ferndale. Originally Shaw built his home to start Ferndale, and to make it a town it was originally also the local court house and post office. Now there's wonderful old rooms with original antique furniture. The Inn Keeper makes a nice breakfast and has snacks during the day. One thing... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

My friends and I stayed in two rooms at the Shaw House and both were very clean and well appointed with antiques as one would expect in a mid-1800's B&B. The grounds were nice and the house set back from the main road. Ferndale is a small Old West town so there was no issue with noise anyway. The bathrooms... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015 via mobile

We stayed at the Shaw House for one night. There are definitely both pros and cons here. The house is charming, especially if you like "period" Victorian design. They are also ok with dogs, which is rare for a nice B&B. There is a cozy sitting room and a library to explore. They're also right in the center of Ferndale,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We've stayed here on two separate occasions and were very pleased each time. Once back in January when we scored a " mid-week " special. Then once in May. We were very pleased on both visits. The Inn is less than half a block from the main part of The Victorian Village of Ferndale, Ca. It's an easy stroll for... More 

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Santa Rosa, California
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24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

It's an OK B&B in a big old Victorian. Breakfast was very good. We appreciated that they take dogs in some rooms. Location right in the middle of town. Minuses: If you stay with a dog you have to go in and out through a back door that is a long way around. The room was small and did not... More 

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