Our guest bedrooms are located in the historical or terrace buildings at the inn. Recently, renovations brought in ADA compliant guest rooms and newly themed Benbow founders’ rooms—each room themed after one of the original Benbow family members.
Benbow Historic Inn has an acclaimed restaurant & award winning wine cellar. A full service lounge, offers all classic cocktails and a fantastic single-malt whiskey selection. View our restaurant & lounge menus for available dining options.
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 following amenities are available to our guests staying at the Benbow Historic Inn or Benbow KOA.
Restaurant & Bar
Gift Certificates Available
Electric Car Charging Station
24-Hour Front Desk
The Benbow Historic Inn, a Garberville resort in the redwoods, was designed by architect Albert Farr, who was most noted for The Wolf House—the home he designed for author Jack London in Glen Ellen, CA. Farr was commissioned by the Benbow family to create the cornerstone for the resort community they intended to build in their 1,290 acre valley.
Home to the Stars On The Range
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.
Escape to Benbow
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 northern California Redwood Country near the Avenue of the Giants. Nestled on the banks of the Eel River in southern Humboldt County, California. Just 3.5 hours north of San Francisco.
Come Explore the Avenue of the Giants
Select Your Room
Recently remodeled the Benbow Historic Inn has a variety of rooms with soaking tubs, fireplaces and views of the Eel River. Select from our new Benbow Founder’s Rooms or stay in our Garden Cottage with a jacuzzi tub and outdoor terrace. We have a wide variety of rooms. Whether you are looking for a romantic getaway, a weekend with friends or just want to escape from San Franicsco, we have the right room for you.
Benbow Inn Rooms
Explore the Local Area
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 while you’re exploring Humboldt and Mendocino counties.