Local Area Near Benbow Historic Inn

We’re excited to have you stay with us! In 2018, California’s Redwood Coast was voted the top place to visit in the US by Lonely Planet. We recommend visiting some of these hotspots in while you’re exploring the Humboldt and Mendocino counties.

Destinations, Attractions, & Sight-Seeing

Benbow KOA

Benbow KOA is a short walk to Benbow Historic Inn. From luxury Park Model Cabins to full hook-up RV sites, the campground features a Pool, Jacuzzi, Splash Park, Sport Court, Playground, General Store, Clubhouse and a scenic 9-Hole […]

Avenue of the Giants

As the main artery into the heart of Humboldt Redwoods State Park, the Avenue of the Giants provides access to numerous hiking trails and memorial groves. Stop at the posted trail heads and access roads–you won’t be disappointed! There are […]

Shrine Drive Thru Tree

Drive your car through a redwood tree or over a fallen redwood log. The Shrine Drive Thru Tree has been attracting visitors for years. Located in Myers Flat, four miles south of the Humboldt Redwoods State Park Visitor Center, it’s an […]

Chandelier Tree

The Chandelier Tree in Drive-Thru Tree Park is a 276-foot (84 m) tall coast redwood tree in Leggett, California with a 6-foot (1.8 m) wide by 6-foot-9-inch (2.06 m) high hole cut through its base to allow a car to […]

Shelter Cove

Beautiful beaches and only 45 minutes west of Benbow Historic Inn. Shelter Cove is a census-designated place in Humboldt County, California. Shelter Cove is on California’s Lost Coast where the King Range meets the Pacific Ocean. 707-986-7120 Shelter Cove, […]

Humboldt Redwoods Visitor Center

Humboldt Redwoods Visitor Center is located just 20 minutes north of Benbow Historic Inn. Visitor Center Hours: April—September 9:00 am—5:00 pm October—-March 10:00 am—4:00 pm humboldtredwoods.org/visitor-center (707) 946-2263 Avenue of the Giants, Myers Flat, CA 95554

Founders Grove

The Founders’ Grove is the most-visited grove in Humboldt Redwoods and a major North Coast redwood attraction. It’s popular because it’s conveniently (maybe too conveniently) located right next to a Highway 101 offramp on the Avenue of the […]

Rockefeller Redwood Forest

Keep a close watch for a small sign that says “Rockefeller Forest / Lower Bull Creek Flats” next to a single-lane paved road that descends the embankment to your left. Because the road descends so steeply into the dark forest it […]

Ferndale, CA

Ferndale is located one hour north of Benbow Historic Inn. The city contains dozens of well-preserved Victorian storefronts and homes. The city is a 10 minute drive from the Centerville Beach County Park.

Humboldt County Fairgrounds

Spend some time at the Humboldt County Fairgrounds watching the Rodeo or enjoying the County Fair. Click link for schedule of events. 1 hour north of Benbow Historic Inn & Benbow KOA. http://www.humboldtcountyfair.org/ (707) 786-9511 1250 5th St, […]

Carson Mansion

The Carson Mansion is one of Humboldt County’s most revered treasures. The 1884 Carson Mansion may well be the ultimate Victorian. As one of the most written about, and photographed Victorian houses in California, and perhaps in the […]

Gyppo Ale Mill

The Gyppo Ale Mill is the first craft brewery and taproom in Shelter Cove. Go enjoy their Clam Chowder, served daily! Address: 1661 Upper Pacific Drive, Whitethorn, CA, 95589 Phone: 707-986-7700 Website: https://gyppo.com/

Richardson Grove

Richardson Grove State Park is located at the southernmost border of Humboldt County, 75 miles south of Eureka, California, United States, and 200 miles north of San Francisco. Address: Richardson Grove, CA 95542, USA

Holly Yashi Store & Design Studio

Enjoy a guided tour through the Holly Yashi Design Studio! There are three public tours each weekday, free of charge, that last about 30 minutes. Your tour guide will give you a brief history of Holly Yashi and […]

Redwood Memorial Hospital

St. Joseph Health, Humboldt County is committed to meeting the highest standards in healthcare delivery while ministering to the needs of the whole person – body, mind and spirit. Located 50 minutes from Benbow Historic Inn in the […]

Jerold Phelps Community Hospital

Medical care 5 minutes from Benbow Historic Inn. Jerold Phelps Community Hospital is a nine-bed, Medicare certified, Critical Access Hospital (CAH). They offer laboratory, radiology, mammography, physical therapy, rehabilitation, 24-hour emergency room (ER), and acute inpatient services, along […]

Patricks Point State Park

Patrick’s Point State Park is on a bluff overlooking the Pacific ocean.  There are many wonderful vista points for viewing whales, birds, seals, sea lions, and sunsets.  Patrick’s Point is also a birders delight, with many song birds, sea […]

Mendocino, CA

Mendocino is a picturesque collection of Victorian villages residing along rugged coastlines, sprawling vineyards, and towering redwood forests, that welcomes those that prefer the scenic path. Lots of shopping, restaurants and is an easy day trip from the […]

Moonstone Beach County Park

Moonstone Beach County Park is at the north side of the Little River mouth near Trinidad. The beach is popular with surfers and also with families that can play safely in the slow river current. Moonstone Beach, Westhaven-Moonstone, […]

Trinidad, CA

Trinidad is a seaside city in Humboldt County, located on the Pacific Ocean 8 miles north of the Arcata-Eureka Airport and 15 miles north of the college town of Arcata. Trinidad, CA 95570, USA 

Six Rivers Brewery

They pride themselves on being the culmination of good food, great beer and love of a good time; providing quality and distinctive beer and menu items, utilizing local and organic ingredients whenever possible. “The Brew with a View,” […]

Redwood Curtain Brewing Company

Hidden in the Redwood Realm on the Northern California Coastline, lies an area like no other in the world! Boasting the tallest trees in the world, pristine coastlines, six major river systems, rugged mountains and an artistic, innovative […]

Lost Coast Brewery & Cafe

When a good beer isn’t enough. Head to the Lost Coast Brewery & Café for some of the best food you’ll find along the California coast. http://lostcoast.com/ (707) 445-4480 617 4th St, Eureka, CA, United States

Mad River Brewing Company

In 1989, a home-brewer took his obsession with hand-crafted beer to the next level. Building from the ground up, using equipment outgrown by pioneers of the craft beer industry, Mad River Brewing was born. Craft brewery offering public tours, plus a tasting room […]

Eel River Brewing Co

Eco-conscious brewpub featuring organic craft beer, hearty bar fare & a large patio with horseshoes. Home (707) 725-2739 1777 Alamar Way, Fortuna, CA, United States

Dogwood Estate Winery

Winemaker Gary Barker produces some fantastic reds from Napa Valley fruit and great whites from the area. Located near the Humboldt / Trinity County line off highway 299. Tastings by appointment. 530-623-2191 Dogwood Estate Winery, Six Rivers National […]

Whitethorn Winery

Another Humboldt County favorite. Located 20 minutes from the Inn. Whitethorn Winery is a small, family owned endeavor to discover the diversity that comes from each vineyard –the land with its climate and soil, the grape selection and […]

Briceland Vineyards Winery

Our wines are expressive of site, vintage and our hand-made small lot winemaking style. We are more than pleased to share our story, our experience of each vintage and info about our favorite vineyards, but the wine speaks […]

Pacific Outfitters of Eureka

Their goal is to get you the equipment you need to pursue your life outdoors; we provide you with all the essentials to create your own adventure. With the wide variety of departments we have, our goal is […]

The Peg House

Rustic burger joint with sandwiches, outdoor seating, a stage for live music & a convenience store. http://thepeghouse.net/ (707) 925-6444 69501 U.S. 101, Leggett, CA, United States

Riverwood Inn

The Riverwood Inn has a full bar, rooms, and the best Mexican food in the world; plus live music on most Friday and Saturday nights! https://theriverwoodinn.com/ (707) 943-3333 Riverwood Inn, 2828 Avenue of the Giants, Phillipsville, CA 95559, USA

Cecil’s New Orleans Bistro

Looking for the great taste of an authentic Louisiana meal? Cecil’s New Orleans Bistro is the place to get it. From down home jambalaya and mouth-watering gumbo, to traditional Cajun dishes and exotic spirits, we challenge you to […]

Mateel Community Center

Great live music, theatre, comedy and festivals. The Mateel Community Center has fostered the arts in rural Northern California for approximately forty years. Serving as the cultural hub of the Southern Humboldt community. Home (707) 923-3368 59 Rusk Ln, […]

Cooks Valley Campground

Check out the event calendar for Cooks Valley Campground in Piercy, along with artist, ticket and venue information, photos, videos, and address. Address: 83950 RD 442 E, Piercy, CA 95587.

Standish-Hickey State Recreation Area

State preserve in an inland river canyon offering year-round camping, hiking & swimming. Phone: (707) 925-648, Address: Leggett, CA, United States.

Jedediah Smith Redwood State Park Campground

Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park is the last in a long string of redwood parks that stretch up Northern California’s coast. A few miles inland from the ocean, the park is densely forested with huge ancient trees. In fact, it contains seven […]

Del Norte Coast Redwoods State Park

Del Norte Coast Redwoods State Park is a state park of California, USA, and a component of the Redwood National and State Parks. Address: 1111 2nd St, Crescent City, CA.

Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park

Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park is a state park, located in Humboldt County, California, near the town of Orick and 50 miles (80 km) north of Eureka. The 14,000 acre (57 km²) park is a coastal sanctuary for old-growth […]

Redwood National and State Parks

Redwood National and State Parks are a string of protected forests, beaches and grasslands along Northern California’s coast. Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park has trails through dense old-growth woods. Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park is home to Fern […]