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The Gingerbread Mansion Inn

400 Berding Street , Ferndale, CA 95536 USA (Show map)
4.3
34 Reviews
$165 - $425
per night

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About

The Gingerbread Mansion inn is a AAA Four Diamond rated Bed and Breakfast Inn. With its 19th century Victorian style, cheerful colors and English Garden, the Mansion is well known as one of Northern California’s most photographed inns. Our eleven rooms are furnished with antiques and feature private baths, some with claw foot tubs and fireplaces. Included in our rates is an early morning tray of coffee or tea in your room, a full breakfast of homemade delights prepared daily with regional organic ingredients, afternoon tea and wine served with pastries and mini sandwiches, and many “little extras” to make your stay ever so memorable. Please let us know in advance and all dietary restrictions will be accommodated. The Victorian village of Ferndale is located in Northern California's Humboldt County. We are minutes away from Lost Coast beaches, famous Redwood Forests, and only 30 minutes away from avenue of the Giants. Whether you like to relax, go on a hike, celebrate a special occasion, commemorate your anniversary, or plan a wedding, we can take care of all the details and give you the experience of your dreams. The Gingerbread Suite is handicap accessible, the inn is ADA wheel chair accessible complete with an electrical lift.

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Overall
4.3

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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.3
  • Value4.0
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Dining4.1

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Great First BnB Experience

5 on December 17, 2014

I had never stayed at a BnB before and this was an awesome first time experience. I'll absolutely stay here again!


Outstanding B&B

5 on November 08, 2014

So nice. Elegantly furnished.


What happened to the Gingerbread Mansion's Service????

1.6 on October 27, 2014

I had visited the Gingerbread Mansion 6 years ago and its uniqueness, service and gourmet breakfasts nagged at me stay there again. BIG MISTAKE!!! Start with a dusty and dirty room equipped with only a king bed when it was advertised that it slept 3 giving the impression of sleeper sofa instead there was a bathtub! Next, only a 1/4 roll of toilet paper and no tissues. No extra roll of paper anywhere! Told the Inn Sitter the next morning at breakfast and you would think she would give me a roll or take it to our room...no again! Had to use napkins from breakfast! Now lets talk about the breakfast - gourmet? No way! A plate with a wheat pancake (mine was raw inside), a cold fried egg that looked like a gummy egg, a half slice of sausage (looked like a hotdog cut lengthwise) and 2 paper thin slices of melon. Toast? Muffin? Sweet roll? No, No and No!! That was it! The second day it was scramble eggs and bacon and the 2 thin slices of melon - so worst in my opinion! I had been looking forward to what my memory recalled me eating, that was vanilla yogurt with homemade granola, bowls of fresh cut-up fruit, half of a large croissant French toast topped with shaved almonds and maple syrup, slice of ham with dishes of fresh pastries! Now that was a gourmet breakfast!!! I can honestly say I got a better breakfast at the hotels we stayed in during our trip through Washington and Oregon! What happened to the service and uniqueness of the Gingerbread Mansion?? Where are the owners who catered to their guests?? I will NEVER stay there again nor will I recommend it! I can only hope that my first trip there will override my memory of my last stay there.

Innkeeper Response
I’m sorry you had a bad experience. We opened our doors 2 years ago, during these short two years, we earned several awards, including 4 diamond rating from AAA (the only inn in Humboldt County to qualify for this prestigious award), and certificate of excellence. We undergo through lot of unannounced surprise inspections. We serve hundreds of customers a week, and we strive to create the best possible experience for our guests. I tried the same with you, when you did not want to come downstairs; I personally brought the afternoon wine to your room. Asked several times during the day, if I could do anything to make your stay more comfortable and enjoyable, offered to bring the roll-away bed that you thought was going to be in your room, you declined. I did not receive any requests from you, although I asked so many times. Brakes my heart to read this review, my daily life rotates around our guests. Their satisfaction and happiness are what I strive for daily. That is why I chose to become an innkeeper.


We didn't want to leave!

4.0 on October 25, 2014

Really, we didn't! The Inn & the Innkeeper are beyond fantastic, as are the accommodations, the food, the Tea & Wine Welcome & the location. We've heard praises sung about the Mansion for years & finally decided to check it out for ourselves. We stayed 2 nights in the Fountain Suite & had an absolutely marvelous time. Kait truly is "the Hostess with the mostest!" She was very welcoming, warm & open & we enjoyed getting to know her whilst sipping wine & partaking of a salami & cheese plate she prepared. She also shared her own homemade chicken soup which was divine. She recommended a wonderful restaurant within walking distance for dinner, Curley's Full Circle, & we enjoyed our delicious meal very much. Kait prepares a fantastic breakfast & even offers seconds upon request (which we did both mornings!) We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, which was made better by the presence of Kait. We took extra brochures to recommend the Mansion to everyone we know in the Sacramento area & plan to return very soon. IMPORTANT: for some reason, we weren't able to get any of the areas to accept the "Outstanding" rating above. Please be sure we want to rate the Mansion "Outstanding" in each category listed & would rate higher if allowed!


Vacation Stay With Adult Daughtr

3.8 on October 19, 2014

My husband and I were traveling with our adult daughter and really wanted to stay in a B&B in Ferndale. Found the Gingerbread Mansion on line and loved the look of it. Did not want to book two separate rooms as that would have been a little pricey for the two nights we wanted to stay. The Hideaway room was perfect for us as it had a loft which our daughter used,but the space was compact. The house is beautifully decorated in period style,with ample parlor rooms,to relax,visit, play games. Friendly helpful staff.


Gary from South Carolina

5 on October 18, 2014

The best service & food we experienced on our whole trip down the west coast.


Loved it!

5 on October 18, 2014

We will be back! Exceptional Inn, fantastic food, great service!


A gem of a place, in a lovely town.

4.6 on October 11, 2014

Lovely building, beautifully maintained, gorgeous bedroom, even though we picked the cheaper one on the ground floor. Really friendly reception from Caitlin, wine, delicious cookies, info on where to eat. Beautiful garden, just a great palace to spend a night.


A Brief Stay

4.0 on September 27, 2014

The Inn is a marvelous gem and not to be missed. We had the top floor Empire Room and it was fabulous although the TV did not work and the staff in the evening did not know how to fix it. They did offer us another room but we declined. Walking the adjoining gardens is also a treat even for non-nature lovers. Well worth the side trip to Ferndale.


The Gingerbread Mansion

4.6 on September 25, 2014

What a delightful place to stay. Well worth finding. Close to beach. Excellent rooms. Fabulous wine and cheese time and beautiful breakfast. Quiet, comfortable, clean, very charming. Kaitlynn made our stay all the better. She certainly knows how to take care of her guests. Would highly recommend this Inn. Sarah Smith


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Rooms & Rates

Empire

Welcome to your personal palace. A lavish king sized bed surrounded by Ionic columns sits in the center of the room. A large bathing area with a marble and glass shower and over-sized bathtub are warmed by a fireplace. A full living and dining area, framed by a fireplace, complete the opposite side of the suite. Empire Suite is located on the third floor. - Upon request, Breakfast may be served in private quarters. Two Fireplaces, one in room one in bathroom. Claw Foot Bathtub and Enclosed Shower. Evening turndown service Free WiFi&#

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Fountain

The glamorous Fountain Suite bath boasts two clawfoot tubs, side-by-side in front of a mirrored wall, plus a Victorian fainting couch in front of a corner fireplace. The ornate bed next to the second fireplace with two expansive views, also makes this suite a fountain of joy. Fountain Suite is located on the second floor. Two Fireplaces, one in room one in bathroom. Two Claw Foot Bathtubs side by side and Enclosed Shower. Fainting Couch Evening turndown service Free WiFi And many extas.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Lilac

This room offers a panoramic view of the town and the gardens of the Gingerbread below. It has a Queen sized bed and a clawfoot bathtub that sits under the colored stained glass. Lilac Room is located on the second floor. Claw Foot Bathtubs and Enclosed Shower. Evening turndown service.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

zipporah

Named after a Ferndale settler, Zipporah is our most economical room. Enclosed Shower. Evening turndown service. Complimentary high speed internet access throughout the entire mansion. Hi-Definition Smart Flat screen Satellite TV. White Siberian Goose Down Comforter. 100% Egyptian-Cotton 1200 TC. luxurious embroidered bath robes and towels for your enjoyment. Guests receive plush slippers to keep. Zipporah Room is located on the second floor.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Garden

Garden Room's French doors open to the lovely formal English garden. Inside a corner fireplace. A clawfoot bathtub sits inside a tiled bathroom. Garden Room is located on the first floor. Fireplace. Claw Foot Bathtub and Enclosed Shower. Evening turndown service. Complimentary WIFI throughout the mansion. Hi-Definition Smart Flat screen Satellite TV. White Siberian Goose Down Comforter. luxurious embroidered bath robes and towels for your enjoyment. Guests receive plush slippers to keep.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Gingerbread

Gingerbread Suite is handicap accessible, complete with an electrical lift from the street to the first floor where the room is located. It comes with a clawfoot bathtub and adjoining shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Veneto

A serene atmosphere is painted on the walls by artist Perri Pfenninger, setting the Veneto between rolling hills, gardens, and fountains. A clawfoot bathtub sits on a marble floor beside an oceanic bed. The airy curtains open to a beautiful view of the picturesque town of Ferndale. Veneto is located on the the third floor. King Size Bed. Fireplace. Claw Foot Bathtub and Enclosed Shower. Evening turndown service. Complimentary high speed internet access throughout the entire mansion. Hi-Definition Smart Flat screen satellite TV. Goose Down Comforter 100 percent Egyptian-Cotton 1200 TC.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Heron

authentic style, the Heron suite comprises of two rooms that open into a large sunny suite. The Heron has a sitting area and writing desk. Poetic details, from the fringe of the curtains to the iron curls of the fireplace mantle, make the Heron a rosy experience. Heron Suite is located on the second floor. Queen Size Bed Twin Size Bed. White Siberian Goose Down Comforter 100 percent Egyptian-Cotton 1200 TC. 100 % Egyptian cotton Sheet sets 600 TC. Hair Dryers. Luxurious embroidered bath robes and towels for your enjoyment. Each guest will receive plush slippers to keep.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Hideaway Room

This room offers a unique combination of architectural details, including a private deck and an ornate fireplace. The main room features two queen beds, bathroom, and sitting area. Hideaway Room is located on the first floor. Accommodates maximum of four guests. Two Queen Size Beds. Fireplace. Enclosed Shower. Evening turndown service. Complimentary high speed internet access throughout the entire mansion. Hi-Definition Smart Flat screen satellite TV. luxurious embroidered bath robes and towels for your enjoyment. Guests receives plush slippers to keep.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen

Rose

Guests can luxuriate their senses in total relaxation by taking a fireside bubble bath in a clawfoot tub next to an additional fireplace. Rose Suite is located on the second floor. King Size Bed. Two Fireplace, One in Room, One in Bathroom. Fainting Couch. Claw Foot Bathtub and Enclosed Shower. Evening turndown service. Complimentary high speed internet access throughout the entire mansion. Hi-Definition Smart Flat screen TV. Rooms appointed with luxurious embroidered bath robes and towels for your enjoyment. Each guest will receive plush slippers to keep.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Strawberry

Queen Size Bed. Fireplace. Bathtub Shower Combination. Evening turndown service. Complimentary high speed internet access throughout the entire mansion. Hi-Definition Smart Flat screen Satellite TV. White Siberian Goose Down Comforter. Rooms appointed with luxurious embroidered bath robes and towels for your enjoyment. Each guest will receive plush slippers to keep.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

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Location

Location Type

Museum, Art Gallery, Airport, Beachside, Countryside, Mountains, Oceanside, Small town, Village

Airport

Eureka, CA (ACV-Arcata Eureka) 20 miles

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Historical interests, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Kinetic Museum, Redwood Forest, Humboldt Bay, Lost Coast Beach, Avenue of the Giants, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Board games, Computer, Copier, Fax Machine, Library, Secretarial services, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities, Wet bar , ADA accessible room, Plush slippers to keep, Goose down comforters, Wheel Chair lift, Free Tea and wine with trimmings

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Coffee/Tea facilities, In-room internet, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Whitewater Rafting

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3PM-8PM
  • Check Out:: 11 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Diners club, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: First night down and rest upon arrival.
  • Cancellations: If cancellation is made fewer than seven days prior to arrival date, the prepayment is non-refundable. If cancellation is made prior to the seven days, there is a ten dollar service charge on all cancellations, per room per night. We do not take reservations with children under the age of ten.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Kaitlynn Flores

Languages spoken

English

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Cooking

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Time Served: 8:00 to 9:30 am
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , All upon request


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Special Package

Holiday Specials

No minimum stay required but the longer you stay, the more you’ll save! Stay one night and save 10% off published room price. Stay two nights save 10% off the first night and 20% off the second night. Stay more than two nights and save 10% off the first night, 20% on the second night, and 30% off the third and following consecutive nights. All reservations include full breakfast, afternoon tea and wine with trimmings. Take advantage of this offer online: One Night Stay use Code: 1_NMS Two Nights Stay use Code: 2_NMS Three Nights Stay use Code: 3_NMS Cannot be combined with any other offer or discount.

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Details

400 Berding Street , Ferndale, CA 95536 USA (Show map)

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