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88th Anniversary!


Benbow Historic Inn is celebrating 88 memorable years! Celebrate with us and enjoy our 88th Anniversary Special.

Winemaker Dinner


The next Winemaker Dinner will feature Briceland Vineyards, Humboldt County on April 11th.



Whether a meeting, wedding, or corporate retreat, we offer tailor-made memorable experiences. To request more information, please complete our online form.

Family River Walk

Family River Walk 2012

Who: Led by Eric & Victoria Shafer, with assistance from Reta Riley, Penny Cocking & Elaine Lester

What: This will be an educational stroll through the forest to the Upper Mattolefamily river walk 2012 2River. It is an opportunity for young children and their families to learn about native plants, aquatic animals, and the restoration work being done to improve the river habitat. Activities will include: simple map reading, plant identification, the capture, identification and release of macro aquatic invertebrates, salmon art work, learning and singing river songs, and building miniature ponds and "woody debris" structures in the river. For those who wish, an optional walk and swim upstream to a deep swimming hole will be offered.

When: Monday, July 29th from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Where: Meet at the turnout just south of the Whitethorn Elementary School on Briceland-Thorn Road at 10 a.m. Signs will be posted at the turnout.

Why: Come enjoy a beautiful day in the Whitethorn valley! Explore, learn and swim in the magical Mattole River.

Bring a lunch and water, and be prepared to get wet. This walk is free of charge, though donations are gladly accepted and help Sanctuary Forest to offer this program year after year. For questions or clarifications, contact Marisa at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or call 986-1087 x 1#.


Support from volunteers and local businesses have made this program possible for Sanctuary Forest. Local businesses that have made generous contributions are Blue Star Gas, Jangus Publishing Group, Whitethorn Winery, Charlotte's Perennial Gardens, The Security Store, Chautauqua Natural Foods, Clover Willison Insurance Services, Hohstadt Garden Center, Roy Baker, O.D., Worthy Construction, Wyckoff Plumbing, Mattole Meadows, James Friel Plumbing, Ned Hardwood Construction, Randall Sand & Gravel, Sylvandale Gardens, Redwood Properties, Dazey's Supply, Monica Coyne Artist Blacksmith, Southern Humboldt Fitness, Pierson Building Center, Whitethorn Construction, Caffe Dolce, Mattole River Studios, and Wildberries Marketplace.

Mateel Deal


Make a reservation when visiting for a Mateel Community Center event and get a FREE upgrade. Click here for details and event information.

Golfer Friendly


The Benbow Golf Course has lovely forest valley views. Guests can have unlimited play for the entire day for a small greens fee. Click here to learn more about our course.

Seasonal Dining


Our restaurant crafts local, organic, and seasonal cuisine in memorable fine dining experiences. Learn more about our NEW menu and restaurant hours. Click here.

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