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445 Lake Benbow Dr, Garberville, CA 95542-3616
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#1 of 5 in Garberville
Location
4.5
Cleanliness
4.4
Service
4.3
Value
4.0
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)
Pool
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Game room
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Conference facilities
Electric vehicle charging station
Parking
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Golf course
Patio
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Convenience store
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
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Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Fireplace
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Sofa bed
Walk-in shower
Private balcony
Seating area
Sofa
Telephone
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Mountain view
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Romantic
Languages Spoken
English
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Patti N wrote a review May 26
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Our Annual Staff Retreat could not have turned out better! Benbow Inn catered all of our delicious meals and the food and service were spectacular! We had a tea party and "sketch and sip" for lunch on the grass and it felt like we were in Europe! The presentation on the buffet table was as beautiful as it was delicious. Delila, our party planner, was so extremely helpful in making all of our visions for this retreat come true. If you are planning an event I would highly recommend Benbow Inn.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Linao wrote a review May 20
California8 contributions3 helpful votes
Pros: -lovely -quiet -beautiful rooms and restaurant -good food -you can borrow bikes for free -they have EV chargers on their parking lot for customers Cons: -swimming pool not on the the premises, you have to walk to their sister property -cold water only in the morning! (it seems the heater was malfunctioning that day) -restaurant is expensive (still worth it)
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Michelle H wrote a review Apr 2022
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While traveling home, we decided to stay at the Benbow Inn. They had the perfect accommodation for us,a cozy room without a TV. The room came with complimentary Sherry, a real treat to drink in the perfect glasses. Dinner in the restaurant was first rate. The quality of the service, atmosphere and food were more than we expected. We felt like we had stepped back in time and were important guests. Can't wait to visit again.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Eric B wrote a review Apr 2022
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I discovered this incredible inn while checking on some work crew i have in the area- this place is downright incredible- the staff is warm and inviting with wonderful people like barbara at the front desk to greet you when you first walk in- the calm serenity and beauty of being surrounded by a river in conjunction with the historic feel of yesteryear was very pleasant- there is a bar and fine dinner house in the building as well- very rustic and appealing- resort pampering without resort prices- Give it a try I cannot recommend this inn enough
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled
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LeonaHtheQueen wrote a review Feb 2022
Seattle, Washington114 contributions128 helpful votes
I had made a reservation more than two weeks in advance to get the special rate. When we arrived, they had no record of my reservation. I showed them the confirmation email and they said "Oh, that must have been when the system was down and it deleted people's reservations." There was no apology or anything. Luckily they had a bunch of rooms available to book. We stayed in a Terrace King. It had some interesting antique furniture and a view of the garden but was nothing special. The bed was comfy but was not attached to the headboard. There were no real amenities in the room - no throws, no boxes of tissues, nothing that you would expect at a place this luxurious. They had a Keurig coffee maker. That night, we went to the restaurant and I was charged 45 dollars for a piece of overcooked salmon that was supposed to be "catch of the day" but was probably not exactly caught that day. The service was perfunctory. The next morning we went to get breakfast and it was served in plastic take-out containers with plastic silverware. It was like a Days' Inn breakfast, only not as good. A tiny spoonful of scrambled eggs, two pieces of limp bacon, a handful of greasy potatoes. The croissant was good. I was appalled when we were told to just thrown the containers (supposedly recyclable) into the trash. Here we are in the middle of the Redwoods and we are being served with plastic utensils and containers.
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Response from Guest Services Manager, Owner at Benbow Historic Inn
Responded Mar 10, 2022
Hi LeonaHtheQueen - We are sorry to hear that you got caught up in our system being down. We will make sure to speak with the front desk about this. It was about two weeks of us doing manual reservations and while that is no excuse, we are glad to hear that you were still able to be accommodated. You have touched on quite a few of the covid procedures that we have put into place. We have removed most unnecessary touchable items from the rooms and unfortunately, that is how it has to be for the time being. The same is said for our complimentary to-go style breakfast. We appreciate your feedback.
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Leslie P wrote a review Feb 2022
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My family and I visited The Benbow Historic Inn early December, things got busy and I am just now having time to write out this review. We had a young lady named Kylee as our server. Not only is she beautiful, she had the happiest spirit about working. She served us with laughter, a great meal, hospitality and love. She was very attentive (but not overly) and helpful. She brought everything out as soon as we needed it and quickly turned us into friends and not just customers! I truly lover her hospitality. It was such a joy having her, I highly highly highly recommend requesting her. She is the only server my family and I will want when visiting here from now on. The restaurant was very busy at the time and you could tell some of the other servers we a bit stressed, while she was walking around calmly and taking care of business correctly. Very impressed!!!!!!
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Traveled
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Responded Mar 10, 2022
Love to hear this! We will be sure to pass this along to the team!! Looking forward to seeing you again soon.
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Thanos D wrote a review Feb 2022
Medford, Oregon1 contribution
My wife and I celebrated our 55th Wedding Anniversary at the Benbow Inn last week. We have been guests at the Inn for more than 20 years and this was the best stay ever. It felt as if we had come back home to a very special place. From the moment we checked in to the very day we departed, the staff from all departments were professional, efficient and courteous. They made us feel very welcomed and special. We had dinner both nights in the dining room and our meals were not only delicious but beautifully presented. The staff's knowledge of wines and food pairing was very impressive. We felt very comfortable and safe with their mandatory Covid regulations. Masks were worn by all guests in the pubic areas and the entire staff wore masks at all times. We enjoyed tea and scones at 3:00pm each day in the main lobby. What a treat. This gave us the opportunity to meet other guests staying a the Inn. There is something special about this beautiful historic Inn nestled in the heart of the Redwoods. We highly recommend The Benbow Inn. To the Management and Staff of the Benbow Inn, many, many thanks for the memories you helped create for us. .
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Responded Mar 10, 2022
Thank you so much for this beautiful review! We appreciate the time you took and that you chose the Benbow for your Anniversary celebration.
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Victoria C wrote a review Feb 2022
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We stayed in one of the Founders Rooms (Evangeline's) and felt as though we had been transported to a quaint-yet-luxurious inn in Europe. It was hard to tear ourselves away from our room with its lovely views of the stone bridge and the river but the inn's offer of scones and tea at 3pm was too tempting to pass up. The dinner menu was both innovative and classic at the same time...and above all, the offerings were delicious. Service from the front desk to restaurant waitstaff to housekeeping was excellent. We look forward to returning to "Our Europe" right here in NorCal soon. A side note: Our seven year old grandson hasn't stopped carrying around his copy of "Benbow Ghost Stories" since we gave it to him days ago. Somehow this uniquely beautiful place also encourages reading! Thank you for a wonderful time, Benbow Inn!
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Response from Guest Services Manager, Owner at Benbow Historic Inn
Responded Feb 17, 2022
Wow, this is a magical review. Thank you so much for this great report of your stay with us. We especially love that your grandson loves the ghost stories book! We hope to see you again at the Benbow!
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420jerry262 wrote a review Feb 2022
Del Mar14 contributions4 helpful votes
My wife and I have stayed here twice before, both times for her birthday. This time, it was for mine, and it was fantastic! The room was very comfortable, and we enjoyed the complimentary scones with a glass of wine from the bar. (The house Chardonnay is great value, especially if you like oaky fermentation.) But the dinner was the high point, with excellent service by Rebecca (who remembered us from 1 1/2 years ago!) followed by an outstanding meal that will serve as a great memory for years to come. We had the special mushroom soup (totally amazing) with the stuffed chili pepper as an entree. The dessert was also a special: a "brown cake" (essentially a cupcake with butter baked in, giving it a caramel flavor) with home-made whipped cream and fresh strawberries and drizzled chocolate. Rebecca even but a birthday candle on the dessert in honor of my big day. I'm getting hungry again just writing this review! What a great time! Thank you Benbow Inn!
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Response from Guest Services Manager, Owner at Benbow Historic Inn
Responded Feb 17, 2022
Happy birthday! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your special day with us and we think you should make it an annual tradition.
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O8930MHsally wrote a review Feb 2022
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Beautiful place but I get the sense that not all is harmonious with the staff. Food is very overpriced. Spent &500 between dinner and one nights lodging only to have them call me and ask if I’d stolen a pillow. Tacky.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Responded Feb 17, 2022
We appreciate the time you took to send us your feedback and are sorry to hear that your stay with us was not up to your expectations.
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PRICE RANGE
$291 - $347 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
benbow inn
LOCATION
United StatesCaliforniaHumboldt CountyGarberville
NUMBER OF ROOMS
65
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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 fireplace.
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.
Are pets allowed at Benbow Historic Inn?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
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.