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Dayton, Ohio
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My wife and I had a great time here. Unfortunately it was raining the day we got there but the inn keeper was very kind and gave us a different room at no extra charge. If you are the "up tight" this is not your place. Don't expect this place to be a flawless place. it is a rustic place...

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Saratoga, California
Reviewed January 25, 2017

I cannot say enough about this beautiful place! Sonny & Sally have put so much work & love into this working ranch! We stayed in The Sea View cabin, it was so quiet & peaceful! No phones, TV, computers-just the sound of the ocean and nature. There are many different cabins that Sonny has built plus there are rooms in...

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Raleigh, North Carolina
Reviewed September 15, 2016

The Howard Creek Ranch is an eclectic mix of rooms and cabins filled with antiques, stained glass and windows everywhere. There are 2 paths that lead to the ocean and beach and there is a beautiful garden with all kinds of flowers, hummingbirds and other birds next to the main house. If you enjoy photography there is no shortage of...

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valrico
Reviewed September 13, 2016

We love it here. My family and I enjoyed two locations right out the door from one another that made coming and going easy and convenient. We loved browsing around marveling at Sonny's antique dinnerware sets among other items that take you back. I'm glad we had the opportunity to enjoy this place. It was old but clean.

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Whitstable
Reviewed September 6, 2016

We only stayed one night en route to the Avenue of the Giants but would thoroughly recommend it. If you like swish modern soul-less places don't stay here but we absolutely loved it - the whole place is like a film set from the turn of the century (or maybe even earlier!) and full of old equipment, furniture and treasures....

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Logandale, NV
Reviewed August 4, 2016

Sonny and his wife are incredible. They purchased the property over 40 years ago. Sony is a savant and has built or remodeled all of the buildings using recycled materials. The gardens are spectacular. The buildings and rooms are a throwback to another time and are soooo cool and unique! It is a short walk to the beach from the...

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed June 15, 2016

Another room would probably give it an extra star. I pan on checking it out again with my husband some day. As it was, we got a two room suite on the ground floor. We couldn't open the windows, and couldn't open the doors or curtains, if we wanted any privacy. Being so close to the ocean, and the closed...

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Davis, California
Reviewed April 8, 2016 via mobile

I want to keep HCR a secret. It may not be for everyone, but I love it I place to recharge and reconnect. And your dogs are welcome. I love the country breakfasts, the Beach, the trail and the conversations. I want to keep HCR a secret. It may not be for everyone, but I love it I place to...

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San Francisco, California
Reviewed November 30, 2015

I have stayed here twice, and it is downright magical! If you need TV, WiFi, or sterile conditions to enjoy yourself perhaps stay somewhere else. If you like mystery and adventure this is the place for you! It is a little rough around the edge, but in my opinion, in all the most gorgeous ways. It is the right price...

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Bern, Switzerland
Reviewed November 23, 2015

I really wanted to like this place and we did enjoy talking with hosts, Sally and Sunny and the sumptuous breakfasts they cooked up in their warm, cozy, 1871 farmhouse, visiting delightful nearby Westport and watching the pelicans surf above the waves by day and being lulled to sleep by the sound of the ocean at night. Unfortunately both our...

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Registered Historic ocean front farm on 60 acres settled in 1867, bordered by miles of beach and mountains in a wilderness area. Award winning flower gardens, antiques, a 75 foot swinging foot bridge over Howard Creek, cabins, comfortable beds, hot tub, nearby horseback riding, full ranch breakfast. A work in progress. "One of the most romantic places to stay on the planet" S.F. Chronicle. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Howard Creek Ranch

Address: 40501 N Highway 1, PO. Box 121, Westport, CA 95488-8732
Location: United States > California > Mendocino County > Westport
Price Range: $90 - $198 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
Also Known As:
Howard Creek Ranch Hotel Westport
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See which rooms travelers prefer

“Each cabin is unique but we have only stayed in the Sea View. Next visit we are going to try the Beach House or the Meadow Cabin.”
chipsgirl61, Jan 25, 2017 | Read review
“Take an upper floor or a separate cabin”
946danieleb, Jun 15, 2016 | Read review
“We chose the little place, really a wood shed but we liked it, away from the main house.”
donsM3942FP, Nov 1, 2015 | Read review
“Boat House is very unique. Captain's Quarters also great. Any room will do however.”
MOFF503, Jul 19, 2015 | Read review
“The Willow room is cosy has two rooms and a good kitchen for a family. Otherwise restaurants are a bit far.”
Khopp, Jun 14, 2015 | Read review
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