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Fensalden Inn

Albion, CA 95410 USA (Show map)
48 Reviews
$159 - $269
per night

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A former Wells Fargo Stagecoach stop overlooking the Pacific Ocean from several tree-lined pastoral acres, Fensalden Inn offers a private, romantic setting for the perfect getaway. There are eight guest quarters, including a suite in the main house with a queen size canopy bed, a separate suite in the Water Tower House with full kitchen, and a separate Bungalow cottage with full kitchen and Jacuzzi bathtub. All accommodations have fireplaces and refrigerators, come with a complimentary bottle of wine, and include a full breakfast. All have private baths with tiled showers and pottery sinks.

Rooms & Rates

Hawthorne Suite

A two-room suite on the 2nd floor of the main house with ocean and garden views, so named for the Innkeeper's great-great-grandfather, Nathaniel Hawthorne, which features queen-size canopy bed; sitting room with wood burning fireplace, personal writing table of Nathaniel's along with a series of his books signed by his daughter, Rose. A bar refrigerator for guests use comes with complimentary bottle of wine upon arrival. Includes CD/tape/radio and private bath with tiled shower and pottery basin.

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

Mariner's Room

Lovely room on second floor of main house with private balcony over-looking the Pacific Ocean. Queen bed and private bath with tiled shower and pottery basin. Includes a gas burning fireplace, CD/tape/radio, and bar refrigerator for guests use with complimentary bottle of wine upon arrival.

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

Headlands Room

Charming queen-bed room on 1st floor of main house with private porch over-looking Pacific Ocean. Amenities include private bath with tiled shower and pottery basin, gas fireplace, CD/tape/radio, and bar refrigerator for guests use with compmlimentary bottle of wine upon arrival.

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

Navarro Room

Cozy room on second floor of main house with private balcony over-looking gardens. Amenities include private bath with tiled shower and pottery basin, gas fireplace, CD/tape/radio, and bar refrigerator for guests use with complimentary bottle of wine upon arrival.

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

Ridge Room

Spacious room on 1st floor of main house with private entrance and porch over-looking gardens. Amenities include a gas burning fireplace, large bathroom with tile shower and pottery basin, CD/tape/radio, and bar refrigerator for guests use with complimentary bottle of wine upon arrival.

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

Tower Suite

One half of our Water Tower House, the Tower Suite has a full kitchen with dining table, living room with wood burning fireplace flanked by floor-to-ceiling windows with ocean view, half cathedral ceiling with exposed hand-hewn beams, comfortable couch that makes into queen-bed, and upstairs loft with queen-bed and ocean view. Extra amenities include private parking, CD/tape/radio, complimentary bottle of wine upon arrival.

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

Tower Room

The second unit in our Water Tower House, the Tower Room is a spacious room with wood burning fireplace, queen-bed, half cathedral ceiling exposing the hand-hewn beams of our existing water tower, 6' sliding glass door along the western facing of the room leading to a private redwood deck that engulfs you in the view of the Pacific, CD/tape/radio, private bath with tiled shower, and bar refrigerator with complimentary bottle of wine upon arrival.

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


A private cottage at north end of the property, the Bungalow is perfect for small groups. Sleeping up to 6, it offers a full kitchen, living area with gas fireplace across from couch and two over-stuffed chairs, and dining table under a picture window over-looking the meadows down to the magnificent Pacific. The bathroom has a redwood shower next to the Jacuzzi tub with a skylight over both. Two queen bed sleeping areas are available, in addition to two twin bed lofts, each with several windows for a warm, cozy feel. Enjoy the private picnic table, grill and porch the Bungalow has to offer.

  • Maximum Capacity: 6
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen , 2 Twin

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  • Guest room4.3
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.4
  • Dining4.4

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A must visit!

5 on October 16, 2013

Fensalden Inn, its setting, rooms, and mostly the hosts, are wonderful. Don't miss staying here for at least 2-3 nights, because you won't want to go back home. It's soooooo beautiful.

Peaceful and Romantic

5 on October 14, 2013

We loved the place. We felt like family, beautiful and peaceful - birds, goats, deers, hummingbirds outside our window while eating breakfast and ocean view.

Best kept secret!

5 on July 11, 2013

We stayed with Chris and Molly for my birthday in April and it was one of the nicest experiences ever. Their hospitality exceeds expectation and the peace and quiet at the inn is priceless.We plan on going back in September and will be bringing friends to share this wonderful inn!


4.8 on May 27, 2013

Chris and Molli provided a wonderful weekend that far exceeded our expectations! Their hospitality made everything extra special. The rooms are lovely and comfortable. You cannot beat the view we had (Headlands Room). And the food...simply divine! Every morning, Chris prepared a true feast of delightful dishes. My husband and I have special dietary needs. It can be very stressful when we travel because of the restrictions, but Chris and Molli went above and beyond to plan a menu that could accommodate our special needs. Such a generous couple! Overall, our trip was one that we will remember for the rest of our lives. We plan to return to Fensalden as soon as we can!


4.4 on March 11, 2013

We had a great time at Fensalden. Its a perfect quiet and relaxing weekend getaway from a big city. Chris was an absolutely wonderful host. They even sent us an email upon making a reservation to welcome us and ask us about food allergies any special requests ir we need need help with reservations for activities, reataurant, etc. It was so thoughful. Made us feel so welcomed and taken care of. The room has a breath taking view of the ocean and a beautiful balcony. Bed and pillows are super comfy! And most if all the breakfast was nothing less than perfect!!! We were served fresh fruits with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, coffee, juice, tea, lemon poppy seed muffin (amazing!) and the high light was this auper special french toast that took 12 hours of preparation and the recipe was actually originally made fir the queen. It was just simply decadent and so delicious! Chris and the whole Fensalden went above and beyond and the way the take care if their guests are superb! :)

We'll stop at the Stagecoach Stop!

4.4 on November 10, 2012

We loved the Inn. The innkeepers were fabulous and the breakfasts were amazing. So peaceful and relaxing. Chris was a great entertainer and helpful regarding local things to do.

Quiet and Cozy

5 on September 23, 2012

Great place to relax and enjoy the Mendocino winery and coast. Close to the bigger towns and lots to choose from. The family that runs the inn is very personable and helpful. Give it a try.

The Magic of Mendocino

5 on July 25, 2012

My wife and I have been staying at Fensalden Inn for many years and each time is as great as the last. The hospitality is exceptional, the views spectacular and the morning breakfasts take me back in time to a place where homemade food lovingly prepared was commonplace. Every time we go to Mendocino, our first inquiry is to Chris and Moli to make sure they have space available. We regularly recommend them and the inn to anybody we know heading up the coast. You need look no further if you're wanting for an phenomenal experience in Mendocino. Gabe and Catharine

Fantastic stay!

4.4 on May 29, 2012

My wife and I had a fantastic stay here on a recent trip up the Sonoma/Mendocino coast. Cozy rooms, beautiful, well-maintained grounds, and a fabulous breakfast!

Perfect for a tranquil, refreshing weekend!

4.8 on February 21, 2012

The property is not directly on Hwy 1 but very easy to find and boasts beautiful views of the ocean. Chris is a wonderful, pleasant host. Rooms were clean and bright; charming without being frilly. After the sun set, the area became quiet and dark, and we slept like logs. Breakfast was delicious, coffee abundant. The stay was rejuvenating, and we left feeling refreshed. This was a great place to stay off the beaten path. Excellent experience, excellent place to forget your daily routine.

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Location Type

Countryside, Oceanside, Village, Wine country


San Francisco, CA (SFO) 90 miles

Directions to property:

101 North to Cloverdale. Take 3rd exit. TL off exit ramp. Go 0.5 miles to right turn onto 128West. Go 1.5 hours. 128 ends and turns into route 1 north(coast hwy.1. Go 2 miles to Navarro Ridge Road. Turn Right. We are 1/4 mile on left.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Light house, Waterfalls, Pigmy Forest, Tide Pools, All attractions within 30 min drive, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Board games, Conference Rooms, DVD Player, Library, Piano, TV, Telephone , Microwaves in units with kitchens, Ironing board and iron available upon request, Jacuzzi bathtub in Bungalow

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Radio, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Kayaking, In-room facial, In-room massage, All activities withint 30 min drive, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Tennis courts, Tennis racket rental

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  • Check In:: 3:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: Yes
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Suitable For Children: In the Bungalow or Tower Suite only.
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Limited Three units allow pets with one-time $25 pet fee

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights on w/e; 3 nights on holidays
  • Cancellations: One week cancellation policy, two weeks for holiday weekends. There is a $25.00 service fee for all cancellations. If cancelled within the policy period and unable to rebook the room, full charge will be made to the credit card on file on check-out date.



Chris & Molli Hamby

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

2 Dogs , 1 pigmy goats, 9 ducks Others

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  • Time Served: 8:15am and 9:30am
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian

Signature Dish

Salsa Cheese Souffle
Eggs in a milk and cheese sauce (cheddar & jack) over medium salsa, oven baked.


Details Diamond Collection

33810 Navarro Ridge Rd , Albion, CA 95410 USA (Show map)

Property highlights

Free $60 gift card with a $300+ purchase