Benbow Historic Inn
445 Lake Benbow Dr.
Garberville, California, 95542, United States
(707) 923-2124 | (800) 355-3301
(707) 923-2122
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Benbow Historic Inn - Garberville, California

Welcome to the Benbow Historic Inn, a premiere North Coast Hotel, Golf Course and RV resort located near Garberville – a small town in the heart of California Redwood Country near the Avenue of the Giants. Nestled on the banks of the Eel River in Humboldt County, California, our resort offers something for everyone seeking a California Redwoods vacation.

Come For The Tea - Stay For The Magic

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Something For Everyone

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New Winter Brunch Hours

Our breakfast and lunch menus will now be served daily, from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Pancake and French Toast service ends at 11:00 AM.

Start your day off with an early lunch or late breakfast in our faboulous dining room. Outdoor dining under the canopy of the redwoods will commence after Memorial Day.




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Romantic lodging, exquisite dining, intuitive service and endless activities are but a few descriptions of our world-class, Tudor-style resort.

The Benbow Historic Inn is located in Southern Humboldt County, 200 miles north of San Francisco on Highway 101. A short 3.5 hour drive from the bay area will bring guests right to the hotel's doorstep at the Benbow Exit, #636.

Sarah Orazem awarded 2014 Employee Of The Year

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January 19, 2015 - Sarah Orazem received the Employee of the Year award at the recent Benbow Historic Inn and Benbow KOA employee recognition dinner. This annual event recognizes the outstanding contributions of both company's staff. Each month, the executive mangement team honors an employee that provides a high level of service to our guests and the company.

At the end of the year, votes are cast for the employee who best embodies the spirit, hard work and dedication to their position from the year's 12 winners.

Sarah is pictured accepting the award from John Porter, Managing Partner, and Silvano Quezada, Facilities Manager. Sarah works at both properties and is frequently mentioned in glowing reviews from our guests.


Recent Restorations

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Benbow Historic Inn has completed a $600,000 restoration of all guestrooms and hallways including carpets, draperies, wall coverings and bedding. 

Our beautiful Terrace has been re-surfaced and can now accomodate up to 220 guests for memorable outdoor events.

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Romance, Dining & Golf

From romantic lodging and exquisite fine dining at our world-class Tudor-style hotel, to family lodging and pool-side fun at our RV resort, to scenic golf on our 9-hole course, we are your ideal redwood getaway resort. The beautiful Benbow Valley is within easy driving distance to the Wine Country, Mendocino County and San Francisco Bay Area.

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Beautiful, Relaxing Location

Just minutes away from the breathtaking vistas of the Lost Coast, hiking, kayaking and birding in the North Coast, and majestic old growth redwood forests along the Avenue of the Giants, the Benbow Historic Inn is the perfect place to find romance and total relaxation. See our specials page for your ideal redwood experience at the best price.

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Meetings, Celebrations & Events

From Corporate Retreats to Formal Weddings, Non-Profit Fundraisers to Family Reunions, Baby Showers to Association Meetings, the Benbow Historic Inn has over 8,000 square feet of combined indoor and outdoor venue space. We offer on-site, world-class catering options complimented with exceptional service tailored to any event.

Intuitive Service - Benbow Style

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Casual Elegance and Attention to Detail

Our staff takes great pride in their work. In a time when when the world is moving full-speed into the digital age, Benbow Historic Inn invites you to slow down and experience a comfortable level of service that is unique to our property. Relax in our lobby for daily tea and scones, enjoy the challenge of a puzzle or start that novel that you haven't had the time to open. Step back in time to 1926 when ladies and gentlemen served ladies and gentlemen.

What Our Guests Are Saying

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“Abundantly obvious the employees truly care about the guests.”

Reviewed January 20, 2015

Last night we checked into the Historic Benbow Inn and experienced the type of customer service that you rarely find anymore. I called and made our reservation and spoke with Michael. He advised me that for that one night the restaurant would be closed for a private employee appreciation party. He then invited us to join them for their dinner buffet! Due to the six-hour drive, would miss the time of the dinner but thanked him for the kind offer. This was Michael's response: "Oh, that's not a problem! I can just have two plates made up and waiting for you when you arrive! Don't worry about the time and drive safe!" When we arrived for check in, the person at the front desk l couldn't have been nicer. She then showed us that our dinners were waiting and we could take them to our room if we wished. The room (103) was a beautiful and very large king located on the lower terrace. The bed was super comfy, the room quiet and spacious. Large screen TV, and free wi-fi. Upon checkout the respectful service continued with John. We just feel so fortunate to have found such a beautiful and special hotel with employees who genuinely provide caring service. It is abundantly obvious the employees truly care about the guests. We'll most definitely return - hopefully very soon. 

Wine Auction raises over $25,000 for The Healy Senior Center

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This year's beneficiary of Benbow Historic Inn's 19th annual charity wine auction was the Healy Senior Center, located in Redway.

Presenting the check for $25,564.10 to Heather Gathmann, Executive Director of the Center are John Elliott, Teresa Porter and John Porter of Benbow Historic Inn.

This annual charity auction has raised over $250,000 for local charaties, causes and non-profits since its inception in 1995.