Avenue of the Giants | Award Winning Hotel

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

Packages and special offers are available. Plan the ultimate California Redwood vacation!

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

Pick the perfect room for your getaway.

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.

Local Attractions

Explore the north California coast, redwoods, rivers and all the best of Humboldt County from the comfort of the Benbow Historic Inn.
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Carson Manson
Avenue of the Giants road and redwood trees
Avenue of the Giants
5/5
Kimberly Seres-Szalai
Kimberly Seres-Szalai
Can't Wait to Go Back
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"We just returned from a two night stay at the Inn and can't wait to go back. What a charming place with an idyllic setting, fascinating history and friendly staff. Our view of the river and grounds from room 114 were beautiful, peaceful and refreshing and the room was clean and comfortable. We enjoyed all of our delicious meals in the Dining Room...where we felt like we were eating in a beautiful tree house...the ambience and view were so lovely. We also enjoyed nightly drinks in front of the fire in the lobby...where there were plenty of puzzles, chess sets, books and papers for us to enjoy. The Benbow Inn is a magical place, one where we were transported back to a simpler time and made to feel very special. We will definitely be visiting again soon."
Ren J.
Ren J.
Utter Delight
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"This place was an utter delight. Very 20s design architecture and fittings are interesting to these eyes. The Inn is a nice place to explore, and attempting to figure out how the new construction will be coupled with the old Inn. We had a very comfortable terrace room, appointed with antique furniture, nice bed, and terrific view of the Eel river. Next time, I will pay more attention to the fireplace offerings, as it was cold outside. We dined in the restaurant where we found everything to be delicious and well prepared; all was served and plated well. I recommend the lamb chops and the pappardelle pasta with smoked shrimp (the "smoked" shrimp were remarkable in that I've never seen smoked shrimp on a menu before). Next morning, the Eggs Benedict and stone-cut oatmeal were outstanding."