COVID-19 Updates

May 26, 2020

Please enjoy a short video from our very own John Porter regarding the re-opening of the Benbow. We are working hard to make this a safe place for you and your family when the time is right. We look forward to seeing you all again soon!

May 11, 2020

First and foremost, our hearts go out to any of our guests who have been impacted by the virus, either directly or indirectly.  Our thoughts are especially with those who are sick, to whom we extend our heartful wishes for a full recovery.  Here in Humboldt County, we are safe and in Southern Humboldt, we have had only three (3) cases all of whom recovered at home.  Fortunately, we have had no deaths from COVID-19 in our entire county.

The Benbow KOA & Golf Course are open, however, the Inn remains closed. In order for us to be better prepared for reopening, we have created a short three-minute survey (powered by Survey Monkey) with a few questions about your future travel plans and how you will be enjoying our amenities once we re-open.

It would be wonderful and greatly appreciated if you would take the time to complete the survey for us. This will help to give us some sort of idea of what to expect when we open our lobby doors again.  As soon as we determine an opening date you will be notified via our monthly e-mail communication, website, and other social media channels.

We wish you and your families the best and look forward to seeing you in Benbow Valley so you can enjoy the natural beauty of our area. 

SURVEY IS NOW CLOSED Click link for survey: Take Survey 

Best Wishes,
John & Teresa Porter and the Benbow Inn & Benbow KOA staff

 

April 29, 2020

To our Valued Guests:

Thank you for your support during this unprecedented time in our lives.  We hope you and your families are safe and in good health.  The Inn continues to be temporarily closed due to the county Shelter in Place orders.  We have a small staff keeping the property in order. Steve Soderquist our Culinary Gardener is working closely with our Executive Chef, George Tannehill in getting both vegetables and herbs in the culinary garden.  Juan is keeping the rose garden and other landscaping areas watered, weeded and detailed.  Our sister property the Benbow KOA is open and we can rent both cabins and RV spaces to Humboldt County residents and those from other areas who are essential travelers, which can include traveling to take care of a loved one, for example.  The golf course remains closed but again Dee Bass our Head Greenskeeper is keeping the course up and maintained.

As things change, we will keep you informed.  We do not want to make a guess as to when that will be open as we are not sure anyone knows, other than it will happen and when it does, we will greet you all with open arms.    

Stay Safe & Be well.

John & Teresa Porter & Benbow Inn/Benbow KOA staff

Please enjoy a video about John’s favorite spot on the property.

April 11, 2020

To all of our Valued Guests:

As you all know on Sunday March 22, 2020 for the safety of our guests, employees and vendors we closed the Benbow Historic Inn.  As a result of the uncertainty of the Corona-Virus impact on our area and America we will wait until we can be certain of a secured opening date.  Once we make a decision, we will communicate that information to you.

You can our switch board at 707 923-2124 to leave a message with any of our departments. Our guest services staff will be checking messages twice a week. Please feel free to reach out if you have any further questions.  You can e-mail us at confirmations@benbowinn.com.

On Monday March 30, 2020 an order was given by Humboldt County to close all golf courses and that campgrounds & RV Parks can only rent to Humboldt County residences.  As a result, we are closing the golf course and will have limited hours at the Benbow KOA store. 

We wish you all a Happy Easter and Passover and hope you are all well and safe.

We appreciate your continued support and look forward to seeing everyone again soon.

Be well.

John & Teresa Porter & Benbow Inn/Benbow KOA staff

 

Please view a special Easter message from John Porter below:

*Please note that we already have a winner for the Forest “Bathing” question.

April 1, 2020

To all of our Valued Guests:

We had previously communicated with you that we were closing on Sunday March 22, 2020 for the safety of our guests, employees and vendors with a tentative re-opening date of Good Friday, April 10,2020.  With updates we have been getting from local, state and federal governments it appears that our original reopening date was too optimistic and we will not be reopening on Good Friday, April 10, 2020.  As a result of the uncertainty of the Corona-Virus impact on our area and America we will wait until we can be certain of a secured opening date.  Once we make that decision, we will communicate that information to you.

Our guest services staff will be answering the phone Monday through Friday 10am to 2pm, in addition you will be able to leave messages which we will be checking. Please feel free to reach out if you have any further questions.  You can call us at 800 355-3301 or e-mail us at confirmations@benbowinn.com.

On Monday March 30, 2020 an order was given by Humboldt County to close all golf courses and that campgrounds & RV Parks can only rent to Humboldt County residences.  As a result, we are closing the golf course and will have limited hours at the Benbow KOA store.  We will be unable to rent RV spaces or cabins to non-residents of Humboldt County. 

We appreciate your continued support and look forward to seeing everyone again soon.

Be well.

John & Teresa Porter & Benbow Inn/Benbow KOA staff

View a video message from John Porter below: