Fairview Manor B&B

245 Fairview Avenue P. O. Box 74, Ben Lomond, California 95005
Innkeeper(s): Gael and Jack
  • Introduction


    Fairview Manor B&B is located above the San Lorenzo River and three blocks to the Village Center. The house was built in the 1920's and originally was a summer home and converted to a B&B in 1983. Each room is well appointed and has its own bathroom. A river rock fireplace is in the Great Room, the rocks were gathered from the San Lorenzo River. Located on the 3+ acres are areas for reading, quiet conversation and contemplation. A binder of "things to do" can be found in the great room, as well as a well stocked library.


    Fairview Manor B&B is a small Bed & Breakfast inn, surrounded by redwoods, located in the Santa Cruz mountains. Fairview Manor B&B features full American-style breakfast, year round. B&b rates include afternoon tea or wine sipping year round, as well as "bnb."

    Fairview Manor is surrounded by towering redwood trees. Original redwood panels define much of the interior. You’ll find interesting small wineries, a historic railroad, and Santa Cruz beaches just down the road.


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    We serve a full, delicious breakfast, afternoon wine or tea, and offer great room values from $159 per room night, peak. Call for off peak savings, or special event quotes

    Each room is decorated with antiques and collectibles, and carefully prepared with crisp linens, fluffy comforters and towels. Four rooms have original redwood paneling on high ceilings and walls.

    A spacious common area features a river rock fireplace and firewood, original redwood panel walls, and woodland views. The setting is perfect for a complimentary glass of wine or tea, served each afternoon, year-round.


    Traditional and Vegetarian
    German Apple Pancakes, Grand Marnier French Toast, Artichoke Frittatas, and Roasted Potatoes with Rosemary or Dill

    Banana Flapjacks, Tofu Broccoli Quiche, Tofu Eggs Benny with Roasted Almond Gravy

    Gluten Free
    Gluten Free Pancakes, Gluten Free French Toast

    Fruit Dishes
    Fresh Pineapple, Orange Cups with Fresh Berries, and Drunken Grapefruit

    Each room is decorated with antiques & collectibles, and appointed with crisp linens, fluffy towels & comforters. Most rooms have original redwood paneling on high ceilings and walls. Spacious common area features a river rock fireplace and firewood, original redwood panel walls, and woodland views. Fairview Manor B&B is nestled in redwood trees on 3-1/2 acres, high above the San Lorenzo River in the Santa Cruz Mountains. The b&b is a short drive to Santa Cruz beach, boardwalk, and cliffs. UCSC (University of California Santa Cruz) is also nearby. Fairview Manor B&B is in the township of Ben Lomond on California's Central Coast.

  • Insider's Info

    Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Gael and Jack for sharing their own secrets with BBOnline.com!
    Why do most travelers stay at your inn?

    They want to stay in the "redwoods" and not on the coast. Our village offers a country type setting.

    What are you best known for? What makes your inn unique? What do you love most about your inn?

    We are best known for our hospitality and our breakfasts! The redwood setting. The quiet!

    If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?

    Usually to visit family.

    What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?

    They feel like they have come home.

    What’s the best kept secret about the area?

    The hiking and zip gliding through the Redwoods.

    If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?

    In Santa Cruz County, there is always something going on. Guests can go hiking (mountains and beaches), whale watching, antiquing, wine tasting, to name a few.

    Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?

    Guests need only go about 3 miles from the Inn to begin their experience.

    What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?

    The Oak Tree Ristorante.

    Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?

    A google search or surfing our web site, guests can find almost anything they want.

    How many rooms does your inn have?

    5 rooms, all with private bathrooms.

    Do you accept pets?

    We do not accept pets.


  • Attractions

    Rediscover life-before-the-sixty-hour-work-week. The only thing too-big-to-fail down here are the redwood trees.

    Fairview Manor brochure (pdf)
    Bonny Doon Vineyard.com
    Hallcrest Vineyards.com
    Ahlgren Vineyard.com
    Wilder Ranch
    Bed, Breakfast, and Biking
    Tyrolean Inn Bavarian Restaurant
    CCSCC.org (Cultural Council)

    Fairview Manor is located in the small mountain village of Ben Lomond, California, high above the San Lorenzo River which runs by our backdoor. Just down the road is Santa Cruz—funky, beachy, and unconcerned.

    Fish, bike, or hike at Loch Lomond. Wander through Wilder State Park. Take a great photo of yourself at Natural Bridges, off Santa Cruz beach. You can also golf or get pampered at premier spas. If you would like to schedule a certified professional, in-room Swedish massage, call us directly (831) 336-3355.

    If you absolutely must post your great stay on Facebook, we do have complimentary wifi.

  • Reviews

    Our Guests Say

    Rejuvenating and dreamy, I don’t ever want to go home. Mike

    We had a delightful stay at your Inn. You do a fabulous job of taking care of your guests, you made us feel welcome and very comfortable. bookWe a came back refreshed and relaxed. May your inn be filled with gracious and interesting guests. Trudy

    You treated us like family and my parents have not stopped talking about the great place you have there. It really made their trip to California extra special. We will definitely tell everyone heading that way about your great Inn! Stacey

    Thanks for your hospitality. The food was excellent. 9/6/10

    Thanks for a great first time experience. We loved it. Hopefully we’ll see you again. Robin

    San Francisco Chronicle Says

    For many years we have enjoyed our frequent visits ... It is a delightful old home in a beautiful setting. We always enjoy a glass of wine on the deck overlooking the rugged San Lorenzo River. For dinner there are many fine restaurants in the area, or sometimes we take the short drive to Santa Cruz for seafood. The rooms are very lovely and very comfortable.

    Each morning we were served an elegant breakfast by our hosts, Gael and Jack. It is a perfect place for family gatherings or quiet business meetings.

  • Driving Times & Directions

    San Francisco—1 hour 45 minutes.
    Oakland—1 hour 45 minutes
    San Jose—45 minutes
    Monterey-Carmel—1 hour
    Santa Cruz—20 minutes


    CA 17 to Mt. Hermon; turn right
    4 miles to Graham Hill Road
    Turn right on Graham Hill to CA 9
    Turn right and drive 3 miles to Ben Lomond
    In Ben Lomond, turn right on Filmore
    Turn left on Fairview