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Benbow Historic Inn

445 Lake Benbow Dr, Garberville, CA 95542-3616
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Opened in 1926, Benbow is a magnificent country inn that will transport you into an era from long ago. Fine dining options are offered for breakfast, lunch, and dinner in on-site restaurant and lounge which features a robust wine list. As a member of Historic Hotels of America and on the National Register of Historic Places the Benbow has kept it's grandeur while adding modern amenities such as climate control hotel wide, ADA accessible rooms, five stop elevator. Amenities include daily tea & scones, in room sherry & coffee, complimentary bicycles, seasonal pool & Jacuzzi, splash park, playground, meeting spaces, wedding venues, hiking & biking trails abound. Located on the Eel River near the entrance to the Avenue of the Giants. A must see at the Benbow Exit 636 off US Highway 101. When available two pets are allowed in designated rooms with a $30 pet fee per visit.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Golf course
Board games / puzzles
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
iPod docking station
Bath / shower
Seating area
Clothes rack
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Carl Di Stefano wrote a review Jul 4
28 contributions
We stopped here for a night in April 2019. We should have got there earlier and stayed longer. Amazing place. beautiful hotel, wonderful service. the waitress had some recommendations of the local area that only locals would know. So happy with the experience.
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Date of stay: April 2020
Stephen Martinsen wrote a review Jun 2020
2 contributions
Could not be happier with my recent stay. Barbara and the entire staff did an excellent job under challenging circumstances, thank you so much. Looking forward to staying again in the near future. So nice !
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Date of stay: June 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
Char C wrote a review Mar 2020
Henderson, Nevada122 contributions39 helpful votes
We only stopped by for a 30 min outdoor walk. We did not go inside. There is a path, to a stream with a pretty cement bridge above. I have heard great things about this establishment from family in CA. I live in NV. We plan to go back, perhaps for a romantic weekend.
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Date of stay: March 2020
Response from Guest Services Manager, Agency / Consultant at Benbow Historic Inn
Responded Mar 10, 2020
Hi Char, Yes, please come back to visit us again. We would love to have you. We are glad to hear that you did get to enjoy the property during your walk. It is a very peaceful environment isn't it? Hope to see you soon.
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morganjcrowe wrote a review Feb 2020
Dublin, Ireland17 contributions1 helpful vote
We recently stayed for a pleasant few days in the Benbow Historic Inn outside Garberville in Humbolt county while touring the redwoods. The Inn is adjacent to the 101 freeway at the south end of The Avenue of the Giants. It is a perfect base for exploring the majesty of the area. The inn oozes historic charm, has good rooms and restaurant and very pleasant staff. Morgan & Joyce
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from OptiRev Development, Agency / Consultant at Benbow Historic Inn
Responded Feb 28, 2020
Morgan & Jayce, We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and took advantage of the beautiful area! We hope that you come back to see us again soon.
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Sophie’s Travels wrote a review Feb 2020
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For years my Aunt and Uncle have been talking about the Benbow Historic Inn and we were finally able to experience this amazing place for their 53rd wedding Anniversary! We were able to share this special time with them at the Inn and were able to experience first hand what they have always enjoyed about this magical place! When we first pulled up we were taken aback by the beauty of its location! Nestled amongst the beautiful trees and amazing grounds with beautiful gardens we already felt a sense of peace away from all the hustle and bustle! We were greeted by amazing staff at check in and our rooms were spacious and quiet! Upon walking through the hotel we made our way to the main lobby which had an outstanding fireplace where we were able to enjoy tea and the best scones we've ever tasted! We also were able to challenge each other to puzzle building and backgammon! Great way to relax! Out on the back patio was a fantastic fire conversational pit where we sat and enjoyed our time while listening to the peacefulness of the Eel River. The next day we visited the Avenue of the Giants redwood trees and upon returning we had some of the best cocktails at the historic 1920’s Bar. Dinner was just as amazing and the waiter was so attentive to our needs since one of us has a food allergy and they made sure to accommodate us! It was really hard leaving since we had such a wonderful time and we are so grateful to our Aunt and Uncle for sharing The Benbow Inn with us! We would definitely recommend the Inn to anyone who is looking for a great getaway which also has so many different things to do and is perfect for weddings or any other social events in an amazing setting!!!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from OptiRev Development, Agency / Consultant at Benbow Historic Inn
Responded Feb 19, 2020
Sofies Travels, It sounds like you had an amazing trip! We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed all that the Inn has to offer. Thank you for taking the time to write us a review and for visiting with us. We hope to welcome you back again soon.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Benbow Historic Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Benbow Historic Inn?
Nearby attractions include Richardson Grove State Park (3.3 miles), Legend of Big Foot (2.3 miles), and Blue Moon Gift Shop (2.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Benbow Historic Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Benbow Historic Inn?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a desk, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at Benbow Historic Inn?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Benbow Historic Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Benbow Historic Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cecil's New Orleans Bistro, Benbow Inn Restaurant, and Woodrose Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Benbow Historic Inn?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Benbow Historic Inn offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Does Benbow Historic Inn have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the river view available here.
Is Benbow Historic Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.