Fodor's Expert Review Gingerbread Mansion

400 Berding St., Ferndale, California, 95536, USA

A dazzler that rivals San Francisco's "painted ladies," this Victorian mansion has detailed exterior spindle work, turrets, and gables. The guest rooms are decorated in plush, flowery period splendor. Some rooms have views of the mansion's English garden; the Fountain Suite has side-by-side bathtubs. Hand-painted scenes of Venice grace the walls and ceiling of the posh, marble-floored Veneto suite. Afternoon tea and breakfast are both served with style.

PROS

  • elegant decor
  • relaxing atmosphere
  • friendly staff

CONS

  • some may find the place gaudy
  • two-night minimum on weekends
  • lacks standard hotel amenities

QUICK FACTS

B&B/Inn
Historical
Intimate
Central
Design
$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 707-786–4000

HOTEL DETAILS

11 rooms

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