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 room4.8
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.3
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.4


4.6 on October 20, 2016

The Empire Suite was an amazing place to spend our anniversary.. People were friendly and very helpful... Would stay there again..

Gingerbread Mansion

4.2 on October 14, 2016

THE place to stay in Ferndale!!!! Very warm and friendly staff.

Great weekend

4.6 on October 14, 2016

My husband was skeptical about the name and how "cutesy" it might be, but he was won over by the great service, the very nice rooms and really enjoyed it (and agreed it was not cutesy). The breakfasts were delicious and varied a little each of the 3 days we were there. We enjoyed the garden, the local wine before dinner and the jigsaw puzzle. A great location for exploring the redwoods as well as the town of Ferndale.

Unexpectedly Great

5 on October 03, 2016

The exterior is museum-worthy, ditto for the interior, and the room we had was exceptional. Even the satellite TV had more channels than any hotel or B&B we've ever stayed at. The included breakfast was excellent too. The only thing we could comment on negatively was that getting to our upstairs room required climbing a long and relatively narrow staircase. Rather than carry up our entire months-worth of suitcases, we pulled out what we needed for our stay and left the rest in the car!

Enjoyable Stay

4.2 on October 02, 2016

We enjoyed our stay and loved the town of Ferndale, CA.

One night in Ferndale...

4.4 on September 22, 2016

On a rather murky Tuesday afternoon in Northern California, the outlook brightened considerably upon our arrival at this delightful Victorian Inn. Greeted by the lovely housekeeper, whose name escapes me at this time, we were duly shown to our room; the Veneto. Only one word is really needed to describe this Catching glimpses of the other rooms, ours was obviously not a one-off - the quality of decor and attention to both finish and detail is truly outstanding (museums and stately homes could do well to visit the Gingerbread Mansion for tips on how to 'do it' properly) The daily Cheese & Wine reception, prior to walking out into town for a pleasant dinner at a local restaurant, was a nice touch and the perfect opportunity to sample delicious Humboldt County wines. After our meal, retiring to our Venetian-inspired fantasy room ushered-in a sound and extremely comfortable nights’ sleep. Rising to a chilly morning, breakfast beckoned; sitting with our fellow guests over Frittata, Fruit & Toast – a fine way to prepare us for our next days’ driving tour in the States. All in all, we could not fault any aspect of this establishment; full marks for presentation, style and of course, charm.

Labor Day Weekend

5 on September 19, 2016

The Gingerbread Mansion and staff provided a wonderful and enchanting getaway for my husband and I. The decor was beautifully done and the food was excellent.

On the coast

5 on August 31, 2016

This was a great find. We came over the mountains for a respite from the heat of Redding. The service was impeccable and the evening tea in the garden with wine and snacks really started the stay off well. Rooms were gorgeous and the staff was fantastic. Breakfast (included) was terrific! We had a delightful stay.

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!

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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 King


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


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