The Lost Whale Bed and Breakfast Inn

3452 Patrick's Point Drive , Trinidad, CA 95570 USA (Show map)


Come stay and visit Humboldt's finest and most romantic Cape Cod style Inn, voted in 1996 by American Historic Inns as one of the top 10 most romatic inns in the U.S. and whom Sunset Magazine calls" the place to stay in Trinidad.". The San Fransisco Chroncle voted us one of their "Dream Vacations resorts". The Inn has wood floors, is warm, spacious, finely decorated and has six bright, unique rooms, each with private bath. Listen to sea lions while relaxing on numerous decks that overlook the spectacular ocean view, or lounge in the hot tub over-looking the ocean, afterward tour the formal, herb, and kitchen gardens, greenhouse, and lastly enjoy our beach trail complete with decks overlooking the private beach.



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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.1
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.8

BEST Place for the weekend Stay

4.4 on March 07, 2017

Been here 23 yrs ago and still the best as it is since then i fall in love in this place and looking forward to spend my 25th wedding anniversary. A highly recommended get away place to all fast paced and traffic environment.

Very Romantic!

4.0 on January 17, 2010

We received a gift certificate from my husbands parents for the Lost Whale and it turned out to be the best gift we have ever gotten! Beautiful room with a loft and ocean view, fantastic breakfast and delicious homemade cookies! We used the beach trail and I was able to navigate it and use the rope to get back up even though I was 6 months pregnant. The gardens are gorgeous as is the entire surrounding area and the town of Trinidad. The Lost Whale is a perfect place to go for a weekend away and we can't wait to go back!

Tranquil and Relaxing

5 on June 07, 2009

We were in need of a weekend away, and this Inn was just what we needed. From the gorgeous views, beautiful rooms, generous breakfasts to the ever gracious hosts, we would highly recommend a stay here!

Guia's Welcome

4.4 on October 01, 2008

Despite our late night arrival at the Inn we were referred to a restaurant that would accommodate us for dinner. When we got back there was still homemade cookies and other treats waiting for us. Our room was comfortable and big enough for my husband and I and two children. The fried blueberry pancakes for breakfast were exclaimed by my son to be, "the best ever". We hiked to the private beach and were even treated to a piano piece played by Guia. We would definitely stay here again.

Best B&B Experience We've Ever Had

4.4 on August 23, 2008

What a wonderful inn! The day we checked out we were able to see all of the rooms in the inn and every single one was great. There are two large, comfortable common rooms. The breakfasts are extraordinary and they put out a wonderful wine, cheese and crackers spread every night. The staff and owners are friendly and accommodating. Groundskeeper, Tom, does a fantastic job of keeping up the gardens and they are beautiful and elaborate. The location is convenient for visiting the Redwood National Forest. We wouldn't hesitate to stay there again and met a couple who were there for the sixth time.

Beach and Breakfast

4.0 on August 07, 2008

The beach is fun, the seals like to check you out. There is a steep trail with a rope to help get down to the shore, but I felt safe. The breakfast is exceptional home cooking where nothing is missed. It really is a highlight. Overall a very homey experience, mostly private and quiet, but the doors closing can be loud if not done with care.

Fabulous weekend

5 on May 29, 2008

So warm and welcoming! Friendly staff and an incredible breakfast! The gardens were beautiful as was the trail down to the private beach. Couldn't have asked for more!

It was a whale of a time

4.8 on May 29, 2008

Beautiful ocean views, fun hike to private beach. I loved watching sea lions! Best breakfast I've had in a long time.

Anniversary trip

5 on April 25, 2007

My husband and I were treated with amazing service and hospitality. We were really impressed with how they paid attention to every detail of our stay including recomending a restraunt and booking activities. The rooms were amazing and the view spectacular.

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Location Type

Countryside, Mountains, Oceanfront, Oceanview, Small town, Village


Eureka, CA (ACV-Arcata Eureka) 15 miles

Directions to property:

Take Highway 101 to the Patrick's Point Drive exit, South 1 mile to the Inn.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Closest Inn to National parks, Lagoons, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Rodeo, Ruins, Winery, Zoo

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Board games, CD player, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Desk, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Piano, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities, Wired internet , 4 acres B&B on California coast with private beach, Private beach, Private tidepools, Gardens, Children's play ground and play area, Greenhouse

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Library

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Very relaxing and quiet., Private beach w/ decks, gardens, Jacuzzi, Beautiful forested property, Private, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Water sports, Whitewater Rafting

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  • Check In:: 3:00 PM
  • Check Out:: 11:00 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Two nights during summer and weekends all year around.
  • Accepted payments VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Credit card will be held until arrival, and is not charged until you leave.
  • Cancellations: Full refund with a minimum seven day's notice. On shorter notice, refund will be given only if room is subsequently rented. Note: We do not allow last-minute cancellations due to inclement weather.
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Languages spoken

English, French

Resident Pets

outside only

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Full Gourmet meal

  • Time Served: 9:00 daily
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining room deck., Breakfast/dining area, Guest room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian Per advanced request, Diet

Signature Dish

crab frittata
In season, the Inn serves delectable crab dishes incuding this frittata - but you'll have to ask Margaret, our executive chef for the recipe!

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