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“Charming, cozy, delicious breakfast, fascinating innkeeper” 5 of 5 stars
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524 Stewart Street, Fort Bragg, CA 95437   |  
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Ranked #5 of 13 Fort Bragg B&B and Inns
Berlin, Germany
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“Charming, cozy, delicious breakfast, fascinating innkeeper”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

We spent this last weekend at the Weller House, and it was amazing. It was charming, spotlessly clean and cozy. The room we stayed in had a huge whirlpool tub and an incredibly comfortable bed that had us sleeping in until 10:30 - we came late to breakfast time and they didn't even blink, serving up fresh eggs, scones and orange juice. The lady who runs the place is fascinating (speaks a half-dozen European languages, has traveled the world for decades, and clearly is a great cook!) She was super friendly and helpful, orienting us to everything to do (and eat..) in the area and taking the time to share the history of the house and the town. She also hosts two dances a week in her top-floor ballroom - swing and salsa - and the occasional tango Milonga. We loved it and will absolutely be back. I'm a total fan.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Turlock, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

I found The Weller House on Groupon and I'm so glad I did. We stayed in the Iris room and it was delightful and charming. We paid $140 for the night. I would probably not stay here if I had to pay full price but for the deal we had, it was well worth it. They served fresh eggs from their chickens for breakfast.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Newport Beach, California
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

Weller House Inn- One of the most historical places in Fort Bragg is the The Inn was built in 1886. It’s on the National Register of Historic places. It is 10,000 sq ft. I stayed in one of the 7 rooms in the house. They’ve all been renovated. There’s a water tower on the property that has the highest view in the town and has 2 separate rooms to stay in the tower itself. Also, inside the Inn, at the very top, is a large dance floor, which Vivian LaMothe, the owner, has rented to world class dancers of social Argentine tango. She herself is an avid tango dancer. She is starting to expand her business for weddings. This is a wonderful venue as the rooms hold up to 28 people. The food is all organic. A lovely bed and breakfast. For more information, go to: www.wellerhouse.com

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Vivtango, Manager at Weller House Inn, responded to this review, October 29, 2013
Thank you for your kind words, we're so glad you enjoyed the place.

There is one slight correction I'd like to make - although it is perfectly cozy for small gatherings, our 900 square foot ballroom officially seats 52, and accommodates 112 standing. I'm tempted to say it can fit 224 close embrace tango dancers, but am not sure the fire department would agree! In any case, it's a good place for all sorts of parties and dances.

Just last Saturday we had live tango music, and starting November 10 we will have live music on most Sunday evenings 6 - 9 pm, for a different dance every week of the month (swing, salsa, and tango for the first three Sundays of the month, and our 4th Dimension Film night on the 4th Sunday, focused on historic films (particularly, those rich in dance or food scenes)

Hope you can come back sometime soon!

all the best,
Vivien
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Scappoose, Oregon
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Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for 1 night on our week long road trip. I found The Weller House on Groupon and I'm so glad I did. We stayed in the Iris room and it was delightful and charming. We paid $140 for the night. I would probably not stay here if I had to pay full price but for the deal we had, it was well worth it.

The breakfast was delightful. Eggs cooked to order, yogurt, granola, fresh fruit, tasty breads and amazing jams.

Fort Bragg is a VERY charming small town with lots of interesting folks.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

Historic house , great views , a stroll to the beach as well as dowtown's store and restaurants. Our visit includes an organic breakfast, the inn keeper's son makes the best marmalade ever. The eggs are fresh as you can get as the chickens are on the property, ( but clean n quiet). A real treat.

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013 via mobile

Our room was very charming and comfortable. The hostess was friendly and a great cook, breakfast included fresh eggs and fresh squeezed orange juice. The floors were heated, it took a while to kick in but it definitely warmed up the room.

Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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San Francisco, California
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9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

After reading the terrific reviews for Weller House Inn, we were quite excited to visit. While there were nothing terribly wrong with this place, it really lacked any sort of warmth or coziness. The owner, while being nice, was not super helpful or excited about being there.

The good things:
- the room are spacious
- the breakfast was delicious
- big ballroom

The not so good:
- cramped kitchen where 8 of us had to have breakfast. I don't know how we would have fit if all rooms were full.
- no cozy area for relaxation or chatting. There is a library which did not look inviting at all; other than that, there was no inviting/welcoming in the entire house to hang out / relax.
- Guests do not get access to the kitchen, often one of the advantages for staying in a BB as opposed to a hotel room
- heating in the room was not good. The owner did warn us it takes 30 minutes to kick in but it really took longer than that. It is also pretty noisy during the night.
- the mattress is average to poor quality. Other guests that were staying there had similar experience
- shower did not drain properly

Overall, I would say we have stayed in much better B&Bs. Yes, this place has Victorian charm and a huge ballroom but it lacked many features of B&Bs and did not meet our high expectations.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 524 Stewart Street, Fort Bragg, CA 95437
Location: United States > California > Mendocino County > Fort Bragg
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 13 B&Bs / Inns in Fort Bragg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Historic 1886 inn with ballroom, library, breakfast room, water tower observation deck, and gardens. Featured in the New York Times and Sunset Magazine. Nine fine guest rooms, each with private bathrooms, sitting areas, down pillows and comforters, Egyptian cotton sheets. King or queen beds, two rooms have private Jacuzzis, 4 rooms have fireplaces. The water tower observation deck is the high point in town, great for whale watching and sunsets. Gardens with heritage and edible ornamentals have been organic since 2008. Breakfast (now served in the original dining room on the ground floor of the main house) features the freshest local and organic ingredients, including eggs from our own hens. The virgin redwood ballroom on the third floor of the main house is a unique and beautiful space, ideal for all sorts of gatherings. Weekly dances and occasional live music concerts put the extraordinary studio-quality acoustics to good use -- no artificial amplification necessary! Regular social Argentine Tango Weekends feature world-class instructors, and since 2009 the annual Dancing Fools' TangoFest takes place on the weekend closest to April 1st. ... more   less 

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