Benbow Historic Inn

445 Lake Benbow Drive

Garberville, CA

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Benbow Historic Inn is a premiere North Coast Hotel, Golf Course, and KOA RV resort located near Garberville – a small town in the heart of California Redwood Country near the Avenue of the Giants. Nestled on the banks of the Eel River in Humboldt County, California. Our resort offers something for everyone seeking a California Redwoods vacation.

Benbow Inn 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. The “Hotel Benbow” (as it was originally called) opened to the public in July of 1926. Built by the Benbow family—nine talented brothers and sisters who also constructed the Benbow Dam, Power Company, and later, the Golf Course and RV Park. The hotel became a popular destination for motoring tourists traveling up the newly-completed Redwood Highway.

Hotel  Amenities  and  Services

  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Complementary Bicycles
  • Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tour Desk
  • Gift Shop
  • On-Site Venues
  • Restaurant & Bar
  • On-Site Parking
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Business Facilities
  • Newspapers
  • Benbow Inn Garden
  • Children’s Playground & Sports Park
  • Benbow KOA
    • 9-Hole Golf Course
    • Mini-Market
    • Game Room
    • Outdoor Pool
    • Splash Park


In 2018, California’s Redwood Coast was voted the top place to visit in the US by Lonely Planet. Benbow Historic Inn has relative access to the cities of Ferndale, Trinidad, and Mendocino, CA. Local attractions and destinations include:

  • Avenue of the Giants
  • Shrine Drive Thru Tree
  • Chandelier Tree
  • Shelter Cove
  • Humboldt Redwoods Visitor Center
  • Founders Grove
  • Rockefeller Redwood Forest
  • Humboldt County Fairgrounds
  • Carson Mansion
  • Gyppo Ale Mill
  • Richardson Grove
  • Holly Yashi Store & Design Studio
  • Redwood Memorial Hospital
  • Jerold Phelps Community Hospital
  • Patricks Point State Park
  • Moonstone Beach County Park
  • Six Rivers Brewery
  • Redwood Curtain Brewing Company
  • Lost Coast Brewery & Cafe
  • Mad River Brewing Company
  • Eel River Brewing Co
  • Dogwood Estate Winery
  • Whitethorn Winery
  • Briceland Vineyards Winery
  • Pacific Outfitters of Eureka
  • The Peg House
  • Riverwood Inn
  • Cecil’s New Orleans Bistro
  • Mateel Community Center
  • Cooks Valley Campground
  • Standish-Hickey State Recreation Area
  • Jedediah Smith Redwood State Park
  • Del Norte Coast Redwoods State Park
  • Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park
  • Redwood National and State Parks