Historic Benbow Inn on Eel River in Garberville, CA


Benbow Inn, Garberville, California

www.benbowinn.com/experiencebenbow/packages or call: (800) 355-3301

Historic rooms start at $88 per night (plus tax).  The offers are good until the end of April 2014!
Two greens fees at the nine-hole golf course are included.

There is also 1920s $8.88 tasting menu served in the lounge, and 1920s cocktails for $8.88 in the lounge and dining room.  Pretty sweet! More details here:

GARBERVILLE, CALIF. -- Built by architect Albert Farr (designer of the Wolf House for author Jack London in Glen Ellen,) Benbow Inn sits along the banks of the Eel River near Benbow Lake State Recreation Area. Surrounded by the world's tallest redwood forests, the incredible scenery is reason enough to visit.

Among the many attractions that include the most spectacular redwood forests in the world, are the Mateel Performing Arts Center, Reggae on the River, Garberville Rodeo, and a host of events and attraction both at the Inn and nearby.

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Benbow Inn opened to the public in July of 1926 as the destination for the Hollywood elite. The combination of seclusion and elegant hospitality served Joan Fontaine, Clark Gable, Spencer Tracy, Alan Ladd, Charles Laughton, Basil Rathbone and lesser knowns wanting to escape the city for serenity. The hotel overlooks a stone bridge, the Eel River, and has an on-site golf course, as well as smallcraft airport nearby (complimentary shuttle provided). 

I've driven past the beautiful hotel which is set back from Redwood Highway, and felt as if I was seeing things in super-saturated colors when admiring the lawns, trees and river.  I'd go there in an instant if I lived a little closer. It is located along California's North Coast in Humboldt County. 


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