The Gingerbread Mansion Inn

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


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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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.3
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.5

Best Gingerbread you'll ever have

4.8 on July 19, 2016

Fantastic mansion and lovely staff highly recommend staying in this lovely inn.

Absolutely Fabulous!

5 on July 06, 2016

My daughter and I stayed here for r & r. We couldn't have made a better choice. The surrounding town is as charming and beautiful as the Mansion.

A Dream Come True

5 on July 01, 2016

I had always dreamed of staying in The Gingerbread Mansion Inn, My dream came true on June 27! We stayed in the Lilac Room, a Beautifully decorated, Light and Purple room. The Bed was so comfortable, the Clawfoot Tub, soothing, the Stained glass window above the Tub, softly lit from the sunset, was gorgeous! The Food was so excellent, served with such a gentle smile, every moment in the Gingerbread Mansion Inn was Glorious, Thank you so much!

2 nights

4.6 on June 22, 2016

Have stayed before and this continued to impress.

Wonderful stay

4.8 on June 15, 2016

We had a wonderful stay. Quite, lovely setting, great town.

Would stay here again in a heartbeat!

5 on June 06, 2016

Worth every cent of the cost! We truly enjoyed every minute of our stay, and poking our heads into the rooms that were not occupied at the time to check out which room we would like to return to next time.

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.

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Rooms & Rates


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


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


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


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 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


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 Queen


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 Twin


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


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


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 Type

Museum, Art Gallery, Airport, Countryside, Mountains, Oceanfront, Oceanview, Small town, Village


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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  • 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.



Eugenia Smirnova

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

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , All upon request