The Victorian Inn

400 Ocean Avenue P.O. Box 96, Ferndale, California 95536
Innkeeper(s): Lowell Daniels & Jenny Oaks
  • Introduction

    The Victorian Inn - Ferndale, CaliforniaCome explore the California Redwoods just minutes from our front door! At The Victorian Inn, the Humboldt Redwoods State Park and the Avenue of the Giants are only a few short miles away. We are located just south of Eureka, California on the Northern California coast in the quaint Victorian Village of Ferndale, CA. Built in 1890 of Humboldt County local redwoods, this luxurious Victorian Inn bed and breakfast combines romantic accommodations with modern amenities for the convenience of vacationers, tourists and business travelers.

    Discover our luxurious rooms and suites, complete with a full breakfast. Our ultimate getaway package is designed to take all the guesswork out of planning your California Redwood Vacation. Let us do the work and create your perfect romantic California getaway.

    Located minutes from Eureka California, the Village of Ferndale on California's Northern Redwood Coast is "One of the world's top ten great places." - National Geographic Traveler

  • 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 Lowell Daniels for sharing his own secrets with!
    Why do most travelers stay at your inn?

    The majority of our guests come to our area to visit the giant Redwoods, the tallest living things on earth. They use our Inn and the Victorian Village of Ferndale as their home base for these visits, and to explore the other offerings of the Redwood Coast of California. Many other folks, traveling from the San Francisco area to the Pacific Northwest, or vice versa, stop with us for an overnight stay to break up that trip.

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

    The Victorian Inn is a very ornate, full service inn, constructed in 1890, and has been lovingly restored. The guests who stay with us are by and large folks who enjoy nicer things and something not “Cookie Cutter”, and are usually very interesting people. They are what we love most about our Inn.

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

    As mentioned above, to visit the Redwoods, and while they are here to explore the village of Ferndale and its shops, enjoy great dining, walk on our beach and relax!

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

    Our greatest compliment is that we have many, many guests who return for more stays with us. We have one guest who has come and stayed with us for ten days each year for the past eight years. Returning to the Victorian Inn instead of seeking other accommodations is a huge compliment.
    What’s the best kept secret about the area?

    That we are a village with a beach (Centerville Beach) and that has maintained a lifestyle akin to days gone by, when things were simpler and more friendly than most communities of today. The population has hovered around 1400 residents for over 100 years, and these residents take a great deal of pride in their community, relationships, lifestyle and architecture.

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

    A traveler should visit or hike in the Redwoods, spend one day in Humboldt Redwoods State Park, and another day in Redwoods National Park; walk on the beach; visit our unique shops; visit one or more of other nearby communities (such as Trinidad, Old Town Eureka); perhaps ride one of our many bicycle routes; go white water rafting; tour Humboldt Bay on the Madaket, a 1910 non-vehicular ferry boat offering daily tours throughout most of the year; and many more activities as your time will allow.

    Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?

    We are located at the corner of Ocean and Main right downtown in Ferndale. All the great shops, restaurants and other services are within a three block area. We also have Russ Park, an untouched and very wild bird sanctuary about ¼ mile from the Inn great for an early morning hike.

    What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?

    The VI Restaurant & Tavern ( is outstanding with a wide variety of offerings. It’s open every day.

    Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?

    Our web site offers a great deal of local information under the section “About The Area”, and another very comprehensive source of information would be the Humboldt County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau. (

    How many rooms does your inn have?

    The Victorian Inn has 13 guest rooms in the original building and 10 more in our Redwood Suites Annex next door.
    Do you accept pets?

    Unfortunately, we are unable to accept pets.

  • Inn Offerings

    The Victorian Inn Redwood ForestsWhether you are searching for a romantic getaway for just the two of you, taking a family vacation with the entire gang, or traveling on business and expanding your horizons, Victorian Inn is privileged to accommodate you. Hold your next meeting, conference or corporate retreat at the Victorian Inn. On-site, fully-equipped banquet and meeting facilities are available for your next important event. Relax in the unique, nostalgic and well-appointed guest rooms of our Ferndale inn as each room boasts vintage fixtures and furnishings, fourteen and sixteen foot ceilings and has its own private bath. We invite you to enjoy fine dining at The VI, our convenient on-site restaurant and tavern.

    At the Victorian Inn our gracious Breakfast Lounge and Game Room serves as the perfect morning gathering place with its fireplace and reading area. Start your day with a full breakfast including a hot entree, sausage, scrumptious Belgian waffles, bagels with cream cheese, butter and jam, granola, a variety of yogurt, fresh fruit, milk and juices and of course, freshly-brewed gourmet coffee. The Breakfast Lounge and Game Room welcomes you all day and night with delicious coffee and tea, amusing cards and games and friendly company. Then take time for a wonderful stroll down the beautiful Victorian Streets of Downtown Ferndale. Be sure to check out The VI, which is right inside the the Victorian Inn. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served daily.The Victorian Inn flowers

    The Victorian Inn's Event room is the perfect room to accommodate your special event, elopements, group gathering, retreats, conferences or meetings for your family or organization. This very private and 'away from the crowd' room will accommodate up to thirty five people. It can be set up for any group event or special occasion and has available tables, PA system, free wireless internet access, a podium, flip chart for your speaker and can be arrange to meet your needs. It also has a portable bar which you can stock with your own refreshments if you choose to, or you can ask The VI to cater a lunch or dinner for your group, as well as cocktails. So whether you have a Family gathering, business retreat or a quilting gathering, the Victorian Inn will make your groups experience successful as well as memorable. Contact us for more information and reservations.

  • Kid Friendly

    Children are welcome. Our guest rooms rates are all for double occupancy. There is an extra per person charge for those guests exceeding two in any room.