While the hotel is near Garberville, it is not in Garberville. This is important, because Garberville is druggie heaven and to be avoided. The hotel is just south of town. It's a historic building from the mid-1920's, no longer owned by the Benbow family though they are frequently around. The bad news: no elevators, and significant carpet wear. The bellman cheerfully carried our bags. Room are not ADA-compliant, though they are working on it. Our room in the terrace area, was large with period furnishings and a great bed; mattress and pillows were excellent. The view from our balcony was of the back yard leading to the river with a giant tree dead center. Great!
Dinner was mixed. We had to send wifey's halibut back; it was cooked to a crisp, but they took it off the check and comped her to a scallop dish in its place. ur dessert pastry was a little heavy, but otherwise the meal was really good. Rooms are expensive, but the upkeep of a place like this must be huge. We would definitely return.
- Also Known As:
- Benbow Inn
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- On the National Register of Historic Places. A beautiful country hotel property with fine dining and golf course in the heart of the redwoods. Historic Benbow Inn is Your California Redwood Retreat. Amenities include complimentary tea & scones, lobby newspapers, in room sherry & coffee, complimentary bicycles, free upgrades for AAA members (based upon availability),seasonal pool & jacuzzi, hiking & biking trails abound. A must see at the Benbow Exit (696) off US Highway 101. ... more less
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