GARBERVILLE, CALIFORNIA PROPERTY EST. 1926 Benbow Historic Inn is a landmark property amid the natural landscapes of the Northern California coastal region, where the indescribable beauty of the Avenue of the Giants and its world-famous redwood groves are just moments away. Originally opening to the public as Hotel Benbow in July 1926, architect Albert Farr—designer of Jack London’s Wolf House—was commissioned by the Benbow family to construct a cornerstone property for the growing resort community. The property was an instant success and a popular stop for motoring tourists along the newly completed Redwood Highway, including Hollywood luminaries such as Clark Gable and Spencer Tracy, and dignitaries such as Eleanor Roosevelt and President Herbert Hoover. This property was built by the Benbow family— 9 talented brothers and sisters who also constructed the Benbow Dam, Power Company, and later, the golf course and RV park. ORIGINAL INN CHARMING SERVICE TRADITIONAL DÉCOR TUDOR REVIVAL AMENITIES 55 guestrooms. Each with a welcoming decanter of sherry, complimentary wireless Internet access, and private bath. Historic rooms feature the relaxed quiet of no TV; smart Tvs in terrace rooms. Complimentary newspapers, bicycle rentals, kids game room, meeting rooms, electric car charging station, pool, Jacuzzi, splash park, golf course, and gift shop. Hiking and swimming along the South Fork and East Branch of Eel River nearby. DINING The fine-dining restaurant offers a menu, which uses locally grown produce and fresh seafood. Rising star Executive Chef Dustin Vallance creates exquisite seasonal menus with international influence. An award-winning cellar and lounge feature classic cocktails and a single-malt whiskey selection. Complimentary English tea and scones are served at 3 p.m. in the lobby daily. Happy Hour is offered in the lounge Monday to Friday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. LOCATION On the Eel River, amid towering redwoods; minutes from the Lost Coast, outdoor activities of Northern California, Richardson Grove State Park, and the majestic redwoods along the Avenue of the Giants. Less than an hour’s drive to the Victorian town of Ferndale, Shelter Cove, and Pacific Lumber Company. Arcata-Eureka Airport: 86 miles, 90 minutes. San Francisco Int’l Airport: 214 miles, 3 hours, 45 minutes. 445 Lake Benbow Drive Garberville, CA 95542 T 707.923.2124
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