Seasons at the Benbow Inn
Spring arrives in a paradise of color. The trees are fresh with new greenery, and primroses, narcissus and tulips show their glorious spring tints. The rhododendrons and azaleas fill the gardens with brilliant color. It is a time for walking in the Redwoods, biking, golfing or simply relaxing.
The Eel River is warm and swimming and sun bathing are in order. The roses are in full color, along with impatiens, lilies, marigolds and all the local wildflowers. Dinner guests fill the terrace in the warmth of beautiful summer nights. Bicycle rides and leisurely picnics occupy the days.
This season shows Benbow Valley at its most beautiful and colorful. Unknown to most Californians, the Benbow Valley has a warm Indian Summer well into October, then the woods and surrounding areas turn in a fall foliage display that rivals those found in New England. November is a time for leisurely walks in the woods or relaxing with a book or puzzle in front of our lobby fireplace.
The excitement of our holiday season is incomparable. The Inn is decorated from top to bottom: thousands of white lights outline the hotel, the Lobby is decked out with a 15 foot tall animated teddy bear tree, and a tiny gift shop is filled with delightful gifts and goodies. Our Toyland Christmas Celebration is highlighted by a five-course Christmas Day dinner and special entertainment. Our New Year's Eve Dinner Dance is a gala party not to be missed. Check out our Events page for details.