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
  • Service4.6
  • Value4.3
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.4

Victorian Sweet

5 on May 12, 2016

The entire experience at Gingerbread Mansion was magical. It was like stepping back in time but with all the modern conveniences! We were greeted on arrival and given a tour of the common areas and our rooms. The room was beautifully decorated and spotless. Handmade chocolate hearts on our bedside table were there to greet us. Fresh home baked cookies and fruit were in the parlor. Breakfast was served at the time we chose, a delicious croissant sandwich with ham and eggs, fruits, juice and an assortment of pastries. The grounds were well kept and the gardens were a treasure. We would absolutely enjoy a return to Frendale and the Gingerbread Mansion.


Wonderful Stay!

5 on May 01, 2016

We only stayed one night and wished we could have stayed longer! Vicky made us feel right at home on our arrival and showed us around the mansion. The beds were comfy in the Hideaway room and Kelsey fixed us a fabulous breakfast in the morning! Be sure to check out the gardens out back, they are absolutely beautiful!


Great Stay

4.6 on April 04, 2016

Easy and friendly check in even though we arrived fairly late. The room was as cute as could be and full of everything we needed. Plus the shower and provided soaps were fantastic. Breakfast was delicious and filling. It wasn't the best food I've ever had but it was pretty great.


Simply Amazing

5 on March 28, 2016

My family and I found the Gingerbread mansion in a pamphlet, I was so excited to visit this place from the first time I saw the advertisement. Saying that my expectations were set very high. There was no disappointment, this place is amazing. The staff were all amazing and the food was delicious. The rooms were clean and very roomy. Our 10 year old daughter loved the place. The afternoon snacks were great and much needed after walking around their small town. The town is amazing, the churches and the cemetery are truly a site to see. Our family had the best time here and will be back. Thank you for such a great experience.


Two night stay at Gingerbread Mansion Inn

4.6 on March 10, 2016

My husband and I needed to unwind so we decided to drive up from the Bay Area and check out Ferndale. I saw the reviews for the Gingerbread Mansion on trip advisor so I booked it for 2 nights. We stayed in the Veneto room. It was perfect for us. It had lots of light and was plenty big. The bed was comfy and the temperature was perfect. The breakfast which Eugenia prepared every morning was absolutely delicious!


not enough time!

5 on February 26, 2016

This inn is a beautiful landmark! We stayed for only one night on our way to Trinidad. We drfinitely wish we had more time to enjoy the property, but we will be back.


Stay at the Gingerbread Mansion

4.0 on February 22, 2016

I wanted to rate this visit Outstanding but the survey would not allow it. My husband and I loved our stay at the Gingerbread house - the staff, the accommodations and the atmosphere! We already know which room we want to stay in next time!


Top Notch B&B

5 on January 19, 2016

If you want a delightful stay in a beautiful high Victorian, the Gingerbread Mansion is the place! The atmosphere is delightful and the breakfasts are top shelf. All the staff were wonderful... and the rooms are just amazing. Downtown Ferndale is just a quick walk down the street and there is plenty to see in town with quick day trips to the coast, Eureka, etc. You'll love it!


Kicking Back at the Gingerbread!

5 on January 03, 2016

My husband and I have wanted to stay at this beautiful high Victorian mansion since I discovered it while researching B&Bs. The home is exquisitely appointed and every room is a jewel. The staff are outstanding and the breakfasts are top notch. You'll enjoy delightful, handmade chocolates made by the hostess herself (who is also a great chef). We stayed in the Garden Room and the extravagant Empire Suite one night each. Both were charming! If you want a truly posh experience, The Gingerbread Mansion is the place to be. The town of Ferndale is also charming and there is much to see in easy walking distance from the B&B.


Anniversary Stay

5 on December 10, 2015

We have stayed at many B&B's, but this place was special. From the rooms to the service everything was perfect! The town was so relaxing and people were so nice. My wife really enjoyed the shopping in down town. We will be returning! Paul D.


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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).

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

Fountain

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  • 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

Our most economical room.

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

Garden

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  • 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.

  • 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, 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