I write this review for those who travel with well behaved, loved pets. My husband and I recently took a trip up the California coast, traveled inland and then out a bit to end at the Shaw House B&B in Ferndale. All accommodations were in pet friendly cabins, cottages and B&B's. I didn't want to write this but in retrospect we found ourselves quite disappointed with the Shaw House. Our first experience upon arriving was being directed to the small "office" to pay for our lodging. After a brief tour of the breakfast room we were told that our pet friendly room was around the back of the home. Our 8 lb toy poodle was not allowed in the house so we were to locate our room by carrying our bags around the back of the garage, and enter through the back of the home (was this the south or north coast?) Our room was large enough but furnished in less than the usual B&B victorian style advertised. The carpet was old and spotted; the bedding unattractive (although the bed was comfortable). Amenities were sparse, one bar of soap, a bottle of purple something (not identified). But the clincher was the "catsup" style squirt bottle of soap(?) in the shower/bathtub, also not identified. This was not the B&B experience we are accustomed to. On a positive note, the breakfast was served early and was pleasant. The hostess made dinner reservations for us at the Hotel Ivanhoe, which was excellent! In regard to a previous comment on the use of the fireplace, it was not convenient for us either as the controls are on the back of the unit and it was difficult to see in the evening. Our visit in October found the grounds in rustic shape, and yes spiders and their magnificent webs were everywhere - but at least outside. Ironically, this pet friendly inn has a resident cat who has free roam of the house. Sadly, we would not go back to the Shaw House.
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