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Shaw House

703 Main Street, Ferndale, CA 95536
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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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Eugene, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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

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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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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Richmond, B.C.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 via mobile

We stayed here again seven years later and in the same room. The house is very comfortable and the breakfasts are over the top. Lots of entertainment in the way of DVDs and books. It's a short hop into town for a good restaurant. Parking off the street is easy. There is a back su deck to sit out in... More 

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San Francisco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

A wonderfully historic B&B, and our friendly host had just the right level of attentiveness. Spotless inside, with lots of interesting antiques and original decor. Breakfast was terrific, not over-the-top but definitely enough to get your day started nicely. Would definitely return.

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We loved this place! From entering at the front door we were sold on the place. The house is huge and has quite a few rooms. And its style is all Victorian. We were in the smallest room in the place and had to go down the hall to our bathroom, but even that was pretty amazing. The whole house... More 

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