Benbow Historic Inn

Hotel in Garberville
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This inn is a monument to 1920s rustic elegance; the Redwood Empire’s first luxury resort is a national historic landmark. Hollywood’s elite once frolicked in the Tudor-style resort’s lobby, where you can play chess by the crackling fire, and enjoy free afternoon tea and scones.

It may be past its heyday, but rooms still have top-quality beds, antique furniture and crystal sherry decanters (including complimentary sherry). The window-lined dining room (breakfast and lunch $14 to $19, dinner mains $28 to $39) serves excellent meals; the steaks earn raves.

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Quick description

Overlooking the river, Benbow Historic Inn features river, mountain and garden views in all rooms. The outdoor pool, restaurant and spa area is onsite. Free WiFi is included. Bathrobes, free toiletries and and iPod docking station are provided in each room. A private balcony is featured in select rooms Benbow Historic Inn. Daily maid service is provided and bicycles are offered to guests of Benbow Historic Inn. Locally sourced cuisine is featured at the restaurant onsite. Outdoor terrace dining overlooking the gardens is offered in the warmer months. Avenue of the Giants is 26 minutes’ drive away and showcases a scenic Redwoods. Benbow Valley RV Resort & Golf is 10 minutes’ walk away. Benbow River is 5 minutes’ walk away from Benbow Historic Inn.

Important information

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply. A damage deposit of USD 100 is required on arrival. This will be collected by credit card. You should be reimbursed within 7 days of check-out. Your deposit will be refunded in full via credit card, subject to an inspection of the property. The property will be undergoing renovations to install an elevator and other accessibility improvements through 30 September 2017.


  • Fire extinguishers
  • All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitized
  • Pool/beach towels
  • Wifi
  • Water park
  • Happy hour
  • Paid wifi
  • Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas
  • Screens or physical barriers placed between staff and guests in appropriate areas
  • Billiards
  • Designated smoking area
  • Free parking
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
  • Live music/performance
  • Swimming pool
  • Face masks for guests available
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Linens, towels and laundry washed in accordance with local authority guidelines
  • Children television networks
  • Internet services
  • On-site parking
  • Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
  • Airport shuttle
  • Bridal suite
  • Family rooms
  • Terrace
  • Guest accommodation sealed after cleaning
  • Wifi available in all areas
  • Guests have the option to cancel any cleaning services for their accommodation during their stay
  • Gift shop
  • Physical distancing in dining areas
  • Physical distancing rules followed
  • Security alarm
  • Sun terrace
  • Smoke alarms
  • Themed dinner nights
  • Mini-market on site
  • Kid meals
  • Shared stationery such as printed menus, magazines, pens, and paper removed
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Shuttle service (free)
  • Cctv in common areas
  • First aid kit available
  • Breakfast takeaway containers
  • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
  • Garden
  • Parking


  • Outdoor pool (seasonal)
  • Outdoor pool
  • Golf course (within 3 km)
  • Hot tub/jacuzzi


  • Airport shuttle (free)
  • Fax/photocopying
  • Luggage storage
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Business centre
  • Meeting/banquet facilities


  • Heating
  • Safety deposit box
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Lift
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Air conditioning

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar


  • Private parking