Benbow Historic Inn

Garberville, CA

Welcome to the Benbow Historic Inn, a premiere North Coast Hotel, Golf Course and KOA 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.

Benbow Wins Historic Hotels of America Award

Historic Hotels Awards of Excellence

Each year, the Historic Hotels Awards of Excellence honor, encourage, and recognize the most exemplary historic hotels, hoteliers, and leadership practices. The Historic Hotels Awards of Excellence are presented to historic hotels and hoteliers demonstrating innovative leadership, stewardship, and contribution to furthering the recognition, preservation, and celebration of these preeminent historic hotels and their histories. 

From more than 200 nominees, we are very excited to announce that the Benbow Historic Inn was the recipient of the award for the Best Small Historic Inn/Hotel and our very own Teresa Porter was the recipient for the Hotel Historian of the Year Award. We are honored and very excited to share this will all of you. Thank you to everyone for your support and love throughout the years.



The Benbow Experience

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.

Terrace Petite Room
Avenue of the Giants
Benbow KOA Outdoor Pool

Restaurant & Lounge

Start your day off with an early lunch or late breakfast in our fabulous dining room or outdoor dining under the canopy of the redwoods. Brunch is served daily from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM with a Brunch Buffet every Sunday.

Brunch & Dinner
Locally Sourced Goods
1920s Historic Bar

A Rich History of the Benbow Family

Hollywood Hideaway

The combination of seclusion and elegant hospitality also served as quite an attraction for the early Hollywood elite. Spencer Tracy, Clark Gable, Alan Ladd, Charles Laughton, Nelson Eddy and Jeanette MacDonald, Joan Fontaine, Basil Rathbone were all patrons of the Inn.

Dignitaries such as Eleanor Roosevelt, Herbert Hoover and Lord Halifax also enjoyed the Benbow hospitality. Guests enjoyed all the amenities of fine dining and luxurious rooms, along with the best of the great outdoors: riding stables, golf course, hiking trails, swimming, boating and fishing in the Eel river.

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