About Benbow Historic Inn
The Benbow Historic Inn has embarked on a historic renovation project which will complete the vision of the original Benbow family as well as add modern amenities such as an elevator. Be sure to visit the Renovations and Expansion page and the Construction Updates page of this website for more information.
Our luxurious, historic Redwood Coast Inn near the Avenue of the Giants offers gracious service, charming guestrooms, golf, swimming and a celebrated dining room, awarded Wine Spectator's Award of Excellence for the past 15 years.
Guests will enjoy our full-service lounge and the Inn's easy access to hiking, birding, kayaking, and strolling through the forests of the Redwood State Parks.
Today, the Benbow Inn is the most memorable Redwood Coast lodging between San Francisco and Eureka. Come to Benbow Historic Inn on California's north coast in any season — for springtime golf, summer swimming and hiking, fall wine tasting, and a spectacular Christmas Celebration. Our staff looks forward to serving you.
The "Hotel Benbow" opened to the public in July of 1926 and soon became a popular destination resort for motoring tourists traveling up the newly completed Redwood Highway.
Set above the banks of the Eel River, our North Coast Inn's beautiful location and distinctive Tudor design has earned the resort the reputation as a National Treasure and Northern California getaway — intriguing travelers for nine decades.
Benbow Historic Inn is on the National Register of Historic Places and a proud member of Historic Hotels of America.
EV (Electric Vehicle) Charging Station
Sharing our passion for the environment and sustainable living, we invite our guests driving an EV to charge their cars overnight at the Benbow Historic Inn - complimentary, of course. (Please remember to bring the proper cord for your vehicle. We do not have cords to supply.)
While your EV is charging, take a stroll along the Eel River, relax with a glass of wine in our lounge and enjoy a farm-to-table dinner followed by a restful evening in the redwoods.
During the summer months, breakfast, lunch and dinner is served on our outdoor terrace. Don't forget to join us daily for high tea and scones served in the lobby from 3-4 pm.