The Gingerbread Mansion Inn

400 Berding Street , Ferndale, 95536 USA (Show map)
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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
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.5

Five Star Hospitality

5 on August 29, 2018

My mom and I had a wonderful stay here. The rooms are adorable and very clean. The food on site was also amazing. We will definitely stay here again!

Wonderful stay in Hideaway

4.6 on August 24, 2018

Wee stayed in Hideaway rm. 8, a quiet, quaint, beautiful room with two comfortable queen beds; one of those in a cozy 2nd floor loft. It has its own small wooden deck overlooking part of the garden and path, with table and chairs. Downstairs portion features an electric fireplace which keeps even the loft warm. Barb was warm and welcoming on our arrival, greeting us with a glass of yummy wine. Breakfast the next day was delicious and served promptly, with a smile, by the rest of the staff. Go there!

I’m Spoiled!

4.8 on August 22, 2018

I’ve stayed in B&Bs around the states for 25 years, well-known and five star places, but none compared or will now meet my expectations after staying in the Empire Suite at the Gingerbread Mansion Inn. Beautiful! And the breakfasts and afternoon teas were delicious! One last shout out to the staff, who were very nice and accommodating.

Lovely Stay

4.8 on August 22, 2018

A beautiful house with very comfortable rooms and a delicious breakfast. They have tea, sandwiches, pastries, and wine in the afternoon and you get a chance to sit and chat with the other guests as everyone is checking in. We had a lovely stay and I would highly recommend. I can't wait to go back.

What a treat!

5 on August 20, 2018

Very fun to pretend you are back in that era! Beautifully restored Victorian with all the furnishings, four poster bed and decor throughout house. Lovely big rooms and bathroom. Snacks, delicious baked treats and wine/teteatime

A Beautiful Victorian!!!

4.8 on August 15, 2018

We stayed twice at the Gingerbread Mansion on our Vacation. Once on the way down to the Napa Valley and once on the way home. Both on the same trip!! The first night we were in the garden room and the second time we were in the hideaway. Both were lovely. The breakfast was wonderful. The food was very good. Clara was especially warm and sweet as she served us both times. Tea in the afternoon was quite a treat. We will be back!!!

Very nice.

4.0 on August 02, 2018

Very nice and unique place; however our toilet was "soiled," guessing because they let people in to look at the place, someone took the liberty to soil the toilet and not flush.

Great Victorian B&B

4.8 on August 01, 2018

Great B&B in a quaint small town full of this style of architecture. One block from the main shopping street. Good food. I would return. Traveling Architect George

Lovely Get Away in Ferndale

4.6 on July 26, 2018

The Gingerbread Mansion Inn was just a lovely visit get-away to Ferndale alone the Northern California Coast (Eureka Area/Redwoods). The rooms are themed and the sitting areas are authentic to the time period. The gardens are beautiful and peaceful. And the food! Everything was wonderful!

Would love to give this higher ratings, but the mattress!

3.2 on July 23, 2018

The Gingerbread Mansion is a beautiful inn, and we have stayed there twice. I would like to give it higher ratings, because the staff were really nice, and overall the rooms were very pleasant, but the mattress in our room (Fountain Room) was completely terrible! The left side of the mattress sagged so badly that I felt like I was sleeping in a hammock. The right side was bad too, but my husband can sleep on anything, so it didn’t bother him much. I was so uncomfortable that I could barely sleep all night long. Considering the expense of the room, I expected a much more comfortable bed. The owners should really consider replacing the mattress. This is more minor, but I also noticed a small stain on the top of the comforter on the bed as well. I’m sure a good dry cleaning would take care of it, but the employees should really be more careful to check the condition of the linens/bedding before they make up the beds. I hope the owners will make improvements, because we really like the Gingerbread Mansion overall, and would love to stay there again, but only if the mattresses are upgraded!

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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

Check Dates


  • 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.



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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