400 Berding St, Ferndale, CA 95536-1380, USA    
(855) 786-4001, (707) 786-4000
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Circa 1894. Elegant romance and storybook luxury can be found at this opulent Victorian inn. Eastlake and Queen Anne styles were uniquely combined to create a significant architectural landmark, well known to photographers. Guest rooms are richly decorated with antique furnishings, goose down comforters, and embroidered bath robes. You can each have your own claw foot tub in the glamorous blue and gold-toned Fountain Suite or choose the Rose Suite where the water will never grow cold when you bathe beside the fireplace. Another choice offers the opportunity to fill your dreams with the serene images from the murals in the Veneto. The breakfast table is laden with artfully displayed spicy eggs and cheese soufflé or stuffed French toast made with regional ingredients. Explore Ferndale then recount your adventures over wine, tea, pastries, and hors d’oeuvres each afternoon. The romantic inn offers meticulously maintained gardens with statues, fountains, and shaped hedges. Experience the Gingerbread Mansion with friends or family and receive a discount when at least three separate rooms are booked.

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$165 to $425

Off Season: $155 to $395

Payment Types Accepted Include Visa, Personal Checks, Discover, American Express and Master Card.

    • Breakfast
    • Afternoon Tea


This property has 11 total guest accommodations with private bath, 5 with fireplaces, 8 with hot tubs, 5 suites. The types of beds available include Twin, Queen and King.

  • Turn-Down Service

Business Traveler Amenities

  • FAX On-site
  • Flexible Cancellation
  • Flexible Check in/out Times
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Television
  • Wireless Internet Access

Events Hosted

    • Family Reunions
    • Weddings
    • Honeymoons
    • Romantic Getaways
    • Meetings



Liquor License

    • Beer & Wine

Romantic Interest

Fireplaces and clawfoot tubs, formal English gardens.

What's Green About Your Inn

We hold a green leader badge from Tripadvisor. We recycle, use energy saving appliances. Tankless water heater.

Innkeepers Association Memberships


Describe Garden and Grounds

English Garden.

Garden Room

The Garden Room is one of our most popular. A romantic first floor room with double French doors leading to a large private veranda overlooking the English garden, it also offers an electric fireplace for added ambiance, a Queen bed, and a spacious bathroom with both a shower and a clawfoot tub.

Rates: $185 - $225

Strawberry Hill Room

Strawberry Hill is a large, sunny room done in rich shades of green, teal and rose. It has a Queen-size 19th century French bed, a wood-burning fireplace with an antique redwood mantel and a small hidden television with cable. (In-room breakfast - add $25)

Rates: $170 - $195

French Lilac Room

Our French Lilac room is a bright, spacious room overlooking the English garden. It comes complete with a Queen bed and an antique clawfoot tub where you’ll enjoy your bubble bath under a beautifully stained glass window.

Rates: $170 - $195

Hideaway Room

The Hideaway Room is architecturally unique with many angled details, beveled stained glass windows, and its own loft with a twin bed and small television with cable. Downstairs is a Queen bed and French doors leading to a private patio in the English garden. This room will accommodate three people.

Rates: $155 - $190

Zipporah Room

Zipporah’s Room is a Regency styled room with a Queen bed designed in shades of blue. Named for the first Ferndale settler, it offers views of the Ferndale hills.

Rates: $100 - $160

Empire Suite

You enter Northern California’s most opulent room, The Empire Suite, through Victorian stained glass French doors which open to reveal a draped King bed surrounded by Ionic columns. The Empire offers a large bathing area with a marble and glass shower and an over-sized clawfoot tub in front of a gas fireplace. A full living and dining area warmed by another glass fireplace complete this splendid suite. (In-room breakfast - add $25)

Rates: $290 - $400

Rose Suite

The Rose Suite is an elegant front corner room with an extraordinary elevated antique King bed, an electric fireplace in the bedroom and bathroom, and optional in-room breakfast dining. In the garden-like bathroom, guests can enjoy a fireside bubble bath in the clawfoot tub which is surrounded by mirrors on the wall and ceiling. (In-room breakfast - add $25)

Rates: $225 - $275

Fountain Suite

The Fountain Suite is a large, luxurious room with a bay window view of the Victorian Village, a King bed and optional in-room breakfast dining. Its grand bathroom boasts two side-by-side clawfoot tubs, a gas fireplace in front of an antique fainting couch and view of the beautiful English garden. (In-room breakfast - add $25)

Rates: $225 - $275

Gingerbread Suite

The romantic Gingerbread Suite offers a Queen bed, twin clawfoot tubs for romantic toe-to-toe bubble baths, an electric fireplace and a private balcony in the garden.

Rates: $185 - $225

Veneto Suite

The Veneto is a hand-painted masterpiece depicting scenes of green hills, flourishing plains and gorgeous flower beds and rivers. On the inn’s top floor, Veneto offers beautiful panoramic views of the lush Ferndale valley. Marble floors give this room a classic elegance that includes a King bed, clawfoot tub and optional in-room breakfast dining. (In-room breakfast - add $25)

Rates: $200 - $280

Heron Suite

The Heron Suite is a large suite where two rooms have been opened into one that can accommodate three people. It offers a Queen bed, a twin bed and a sitting area.

Rates: $155 - $190

Reservation/Cancellation Policies:

Children Restrictions

Children older than 10 years are welcome.


If cancellation is made fewer than seven days prior to arrival date, the prepayment is nonrefundable. 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.


3:00 / 11:00


Smoke Free Property and Outside Only.

Other Activities

    • Museums
    • Live Theater
    • Hiking
    • Beaches
    • Art Galleries
    • Antiquing
    • Parks
    • Shopping (Local Crafts)
    • Wineries

Historic Interest

Victorian shops and galleries along Main Street, The Ferndale Museum, wilderness park and bird sanctuary (one-half mile).

Historic Awards:

  • National Register (Granted)
  • State Historical Site (Granted)

Historic Memberships:

  • National Trust

Nearby College/University

Humboldt State University

Get a Free Night at this inn

The dates this property will honor the certificate are Sunday-Thursday in King Rooms only, subject to availability. Not valid in August.

- One Night Free: This property is featured as participating in the iLoveinns.com Buy-One-Night-Get-One-Night-Free program.

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My perfect romantic wedding day

I can't possibly explain how fantastic the Gingerbread Mansion is! The owners were so helpful and enthusiastic in helping my husband and I have a last minute elopement that could not have gone better if I had planned for a year! The inn is richly decorated, with exquisite detail taken and guests are lavished with every comfort in mind. There is something truly wonderful about walking into an inn that not only takes care of every need you may have with grace and ease, but really shines with the attention of people who have shown it real love and care. We have memories to last a lifetime from this extraordinary place-thank you Gingerbread Mansion for the best day of my life!
Carmen Hirkala
Carmichael, CA

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Very Charming

Absolutely the most charming, friendly and delightful place we have ever stayed.

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