The Gingerbread Mansion Inn

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

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.

Reviews

Overall
4.6

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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.3
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.4

Lovely setting!

4.2 on August 27, 2016

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this beautiful mansion. Everyone was very friendly & helpful. Only wish we had more time to spend there!


Romantic Getaway

4.8 on August 24, 2016

We had been to Ferndale several times and had decided to make plans to stay in the gingerbread mansion for our 35 wedding anniversary.It was great!


AWESOME BED AND BREAKFAST

5 on August 22, 2016

This was my Grandchildren's first experience in a bed and breakfast. I do believe it will be a memorable experience. Cathy was great and spooked them with her ghost story. Highly recommend.


Wonderful B&B

4.8 on August 22, 2016

We really enjoyed our stay. We arrived late and they were attentive to getting us settled in despite the late hour. Room was very comfortable. Breakfast was very tasty!


Romantic, beautiful, delicsious and fun.

4.8 on August 11, 2016

Best B and B in northern California.


The Place to Stay at in Ferndale!

4.6 on August 09, 2016

We stayed in one of the first floor bedrooms and thoroughly enjoyed the accommodations along with the social time with fellow travelers.


Just what we hoped for

4.0 on August 05, 2016

We spent a good portion of the day seeing the sights from Mendocino to Fernwood so by the time we reached the inn, we were ready for a little pampering and that's just what we got. Although we arrived just after the tea and wine social hour, the hostess allowed us to put together a plate of treats and pour a glass. We were even encouraged to snoop around the grand house (what a layout! nicely appointed and the top floor room is a sight for the eyes!). Not being able to decide on the two local restaurants that were recommended, we brought a local pizza back to our room, to take advantage of the private patio we had. Hostess turned down our bed and left heart-shaped chocolates behind. Room was quiet and bed comfortable for sleeping. Nice amenities in the bathroom. Breakfast is in the lovely dining room at a choice of tables. Waitstaff is attentive; food above average. One of the baked goods was slightly burnt, but overall, food was plentiful and tasty. I'd definitely stay here again and recommend it to others.


Pacific Northwest Trip

4.0 on August 02, 2016

We loved our stay at Gingerbread Mansion and we would definitely return. Ferndale is a lovely, quaint little town and we enjoyed our time there. When we arrived, Vicky was very kind. Showed us around, made dinner reservations for us and then we enjoyed some afternoon snacks and wine..lovely welcoming. The only complaint that we had was that the morning kitchen staff seemed harried and rushed and we didn't care for the main dishes as much as we have in other b & b's and we have been to many. The first morning was a runny type egg in a cream sauce...and the second morning was an overdone quiche. All of the other foods were delicious, but the main dishes were very disappointing.


Delightful

5 on July 28, 2016

From the outside, it looks like something from a fairy tale, and inside it doesn't disappoint either. This hotel is just charming, no other way to describe it. Checking in is a breeze, so easy in fact I can't remember doing anything. The staff are ultra friendly and helpful, and they had told us we could arrive early and get booked in at noon as we wanted to get changed for a wedding. On arrival, seeing how much we were impressed with the decor, they said if you see an open door, just go on in in and look around, which we did the rooms are just stunning (see our and their websites photos). The room was large and well appointed, with a clawfoot tub in the main area and a nice bathroom with walk-in-shower. The bed was one of the most comfortable I have slept in. The breakfast was very good as well, not a lot of choice, but very good. Oh, yes, I almost forgot, there is a free afternoon tea as well. Highly recommended, we hope to stay there again soon.


A comfortable journey back in time

5 on July 26, 2016

Upon our arrival we were greeted and invited into the house and given a short tour. Our room, The Hideaway, was wonderful. The absolute best bed/mattress Ever ! Nice home cooked breakfast too.


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Rooms & Rates

Empire

Empire Suite with California king-sized bed as the centerpiece, is especialy favored by guests seeking to celebrate a very special occasion with an exclusive and one of a kind experience. Relax in a full living area and allow us to serve your breakfast in-room. Stash an extra bottle of champagne in the mini fridge (no extra cost, Need to mention during reservation). Price based on double occupancy, extra guest charge is $45.00 per person.

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

Fountain

Located on the second floor, Fountain Suite boastes a king size wood and gold bed with hand-carved and hand gilded antique Italian canopy. A fireplace and a sitting area complete this bright room. The suite’s large bath boasts two claw foot tubs as well as a specious stall shower. A mirrored wall reflects a corner fireplace of hand-painted tiles and a lovely Victorian fainting couch. Price based on double occupancy.

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

Lilac

True to its name, the second floor room is all about shades of lilac. The views of the English garden below, winged chairs, and intricately carved Queen sized bed, framed by the elegant silk canopy, speak of the idyllic English countryside. The claw foot tub under the gleaming stained glass window complement this room. The Lilac Room bath features a stall shower and a lovely antique wash cabinet, granting convenient counter space. Price based on double occupancy.

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

zipporah

Our most economical room is the smallest one in the masion. This room is perfect for those who love the great outdoors whilst the sun is up and the cozy feeling at night. Price based on double occupancy.

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

Garden

Garden room's two sets of French doors open to a private patio with a sitting area overlooking the English garden. Take your tea or savor a glass of wine, enjoying the crisp air of our little town. The bath features a double sink with ample counter space and gorgeous woodwork framing the mirror. Also available are a claw foot tub and a raindrop shower. Price based on double occupancy.

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

Gingerbread Suite

The Gingerbread room is nicely situated on the ground floor. As our wheel chair accessible suite, it has a lift to the ground floor from the street level located conveniently on the side of the building. The Queen sized bed is the lowest sitting bed in the Mansion, designed for optimum comfort and accessibility. The spacious and comfortable Gingerbread’s bright room faces a quiet street. An antique writing desk sits near the double doors that open to a delightful private balcony with a sitting area. Price based on double occupancy, extra guest charge is $45.00 per person.

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

Veneto

Magic is the primary element of this room, largely perpetuated by the grand trompe l’oeil mural of Venice painted on the walls by the fine artist Peri Pfenninger. Perched on the third floor of the Mansion, this suite transports guests to another city with only a single step through its doors. Inside is a plush King sized bed of Egyptian cotton, along with a claw foot bathtub perfectly situated to take in the work of art the Veneto is. Price based on double occupancy, extra guest charge is $45.00 per person.

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

Heron

Heron Suite is on the second floor of the Mansion. Located one flight of stairs, the two connected rooms and large electric fireplace offer warmth and space. Inside a Queen sized bed and a double size bed. Price based on double occupancy, extra guest charge is $45.00 per person.

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

Hideaway

This room offers a unique combination of architectural details, including a private deck and an ornate fireplace. The main room features a queen bed and bathroom, and hiding in the loft is another queen bed and a sitting area. Price based on double occupancy, extra guest charge is $45.00 per person.

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

Rose

The Rose Suite, located on the second floor, is nicknamed the ‘princess room’ by our guests. The elegantly carved wood of the four post king size bed stands in the center of the room. Guests may comfortably rest in the warm ambiance created by the dark burgundy and soft green of this room’s refined theme. A fireplace, a large flat screen TV and free WiFi make the Rose Suite the modern equivalent of the romance of Victorian refinement. Price based on double occupancy.

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

Strawberry

Quiet, elegant, and private, the Strawberry Hill Room provides all the necessary elements for a relaxing retreat. Facing away from the street, the Strawberry Hill is the only room furnished with a log-burning fireplace. Open the doors to a room of many windows, perfectly bright enough to lift all spirits. The Queen sized bed ensures comfort and the sitting area is perfect for a morning coffee or tea. The spacious bath is equipped with a tub and a step-in raindrop shower overlooking the English garden. The Strawberry Hill Room tones of rose, green, and beige coupled with the blaze of the flickering fire can turn one into a recluse, if only for the evening… Price based on double occupancy.

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

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Location

Location Type

Museum, Art Gallery, Airport, Countryside, Mountains, Oceanfront, Oceanview, 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, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

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)

Eugenia Smirnova

Languages spoken

English,

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Cooking

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Meals

Breakfast

Free

  • Time Served: 8:00 to 10:30 am
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian All upon request