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Historic Inns

In restored Victorian-era Buildings

The Gingerbread Mansion: "4 Diamonds" rating from AAA. Iconic, Historic landmark bed & breakfast inn with 10 rooms, 10 baths, plus the Empire Suite. Full breakfast. 400 Berding St., 707-786-4000 or 1-855-786-4001

Hotel IvanhoeHotel Ivanhoe: Historic restaurant and hotel; 4 rooms, 4 baths. Main & Ocean Streets. 707-786-9000

The Shaw House Inn: Triple-A rating from AAA. 8 rooms, 8 baths. Wi-fi. Full breakfast. 703 Main Street. 800-557-7429, 707-786-9958

The Victorian Inn: "3 Diamonds" rating from AAA. 13 rooms, 13 baths. Wi-fi. Full breakfast included. 400 Ocean Avenue. 888-589-1808 toll free, 707-786-4949

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Redwood SuitesFrancis Creek Inn: 4 rooms. Shaw Avenue. 707-786-9611

Redwood Suites: 8 suites include kitchen and dining areas, plus 2 units. Wi-fi. 332 Ocean Ave. (registration in Victorian Inn lobby) 888-589-1863, 707-786-5000

Ye Olde Danish Inn: 2 rooms, 2 baths. No breakfast. 132 Ocean Ave. 707-786-4743

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Vacation Rentals

Cream City CottageCream City Cottage and Studio: 2 units. Main house sleeps 6, separate converted carriage house studio sleeps 2. Peaceful and private two blocks from downtown; Sat TV and wifi in both units. Weekly and monthly rates available. 725 Berding Street. 707-834-6555 or e-mail

Farmhouse SuiteFarmhouse Suite: 1 bedroom, 1 bath suite sleeps 2. On 80 acres 1/2 mile from the Lost Coast. Weekly rates available. Meals by arrangement. Centerville Road.

Ferndale Bluff House: 2 units: 1 bedroom, 1 bath; 1 studio with kitchenette, bath. Internet. Handicapped accessible. Weekly rates available. Next to Russ Park. Large, private yard surrounded by pasture. 10-minute walk to downtown. 925 Bluff St. 707-786-7014

Francis Street Vacation HomeFrancis Street Vacation Home: 2 bedroom, 2 bath, sleeps 4-6. Full kitchen, dining, den, deck and beautiful garden creekside. Sat. TV, DVD/VCR, Wi-fi. 2 night minimum. Weekly and monthly rates available. 176 Francis St. 707-786-9135

Jeannette's Cottage spaJeannette's Cottage: 2 bedroom, 1 bath vacation rental. Handicapped access, hot tub, TV/DVD/VCR, WiFi, phone, private garden. Pets welcome. Check in at 505-B Fern Ave. 707-786-4298

Morningstar Vacation RentalMorningstar Vacation Rental: 4 bedroom, 2 bath farmhouse vacation rental sleeps up to 8 persons. Fireplace, phone, cable TV/VCR. Pet friendly. Three-night minimum stay; no smoking. 1690 California St. 866-386-4985 or 707-786-4985

Peaceful View Vacation RentalPeaceful View Vacation Rental: 1 bedroom, 1 bath vacation rental sleeps 2. Hot tub, full kitchen, WiFi, Satellite TV and DVR, DVD. Upstairs. Two-night minimum stay; no smoking; no pets. 483 A St. 707-786-9890

The Quarters: 2 bedrooms, 1 bath in charming Ferndale Victorian sleeps 5. Located behind the office of California's smallest weekly newspaper at the end of Ferndale's historic Main St, the 7-room private quarters sleeps 5, has a cozy pub and offers a front row porch to watch the parades pass by. WiFi, Netflix. One-night minimum stay; no smoking, no pets, no parties. Francis St.

The White House: 2 bedroom, 1 bath vacation rental sleeps up to 4 persons. Fireplace, cable TV, VCR, DVD. Two night minimum stay. 455 Brown St. e-mail

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RVs and Camping

Humboldt County Fair Association: Fairgrounds, 5th Street & Van Ness Avenue. 707-786-9511

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Dining at the VI restaurantDining

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BeAnn's Jams: 606 Main St., 786-9892

Curley's Full Circle Restaurant: New American cuisine. Indoor/patio dining for lunch and dinner, Friday through Tuesday, 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. 460 Main. 786-9696

Ferndale Meat Co.: Sandwiches for lunch, meats for anytime. Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 376 Main. 786-4501

Ferndale Omelette Factory: Brunch/lunch menu with omelets, waffles, pancakes, breakfast burritos, certified Angus beef burgers, grilled chicken sandwiches, lots of desserts. Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. plus special events. 553 Main. 786-4445

Ferndale Pie Co.: Apple, berry and seasonal pies; ice cream; fresh donuts; crepes; soup in bread bowls; burgers; hot and cold sandwiches; breakfast burritos; salad bar. Monday through Saturday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. 543 Main. 786-4444

Ferndale Pizza Co.: Pizza & pasta with lots of local cheese for lunch or dinner, Friday / Saturday, 11:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.; Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Sunday, 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. 607 Main. 786-4345   

Hotel Ivanhoe music nightHotel Ivanhoe: Northern Italian cuisine. Bar opens at 4 p.m., dining at 5 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday. 315 Main. 707-786-9000

Humboldt Sweets: Fresh toffees and desserts, comfort foods, freshly made noodles, scones, cinnamon rolls a specialty. Tuesday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., plus special events. 399 Main. 786-4683

Lost Coast Café & Bakery: Bakery, vegan and vegetarian cuisine, open Thursday through Monday, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday night dinners, 6 to 9 p.m.; call for reservations. Pet friendly patio dining. 468½ Main. 786-5330

No Brand Burger Stand: Burgers, fries and shakes al fresco or to go. Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Main & Milton Sts. 707-786-9474

Poppa Joe's: A local hangout for breakfast and lunch, Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Saturday/Sunday, 6 a.m. to noon. 409 Main. 786-4180

Red Front Store: Snacks, hot dogs and fast foods to go. Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday / Saturday, 7 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.; Sunday 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. 577 Main. 786-9611  

Ridge Top Cafe & Coffee Barn: Specializing in local Ridge Top Beef from co-owners Jennifer Bice, Lora Collins, & Mariette Dwight and other local product. Opening August 4: 7 days a week from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fernbridge

Sweetness and LightSweetness & Light: Small chocolate and candy   factory; truffles a specialty. Take out espresso and candy window. Monday through Saturday, 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Sunday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 554 Main. 786-4403 or (800) 547-8180

Sweet Basil Catering: Northern CA boutique caterers. 707-227-1088

Valley Grocery: Deli, sandwiches, salads and hot dishes plus complete grocery, fresh meats, fruits and veggies. Open 7 days, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. 339 Main. 786-9515

dessert at the VI restaurant

The VI: Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, seven days a week, at the Victorian Inn. Dining room and tavern seating. 400 Ocean Ave. 707-786-4950

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We endeavor to keep this list current, but recommend confirming your plans with Ferndale eateries by phone.

Humboldt County MapThe Victorian Village of Ferndale, full of surprises, deserves more than a day to discover. 265 miles north of Sacramento and San Francisco, it's a beautiful drive from the major airports (Sacramento, San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose) or fly into the Arcata/Eureka airport in McKinleyville, 45 minutes north of Ferndale (car rentals, Door-to-Door Airporter shuttle service available).

From California Highway 101, take the Fernbridge/Ferndale exit. Cross historic Fernbridge and drive through five miles of pastoral views to Ferndale's Main Street.

For more information, call the Ferndale Chamber of Commerce: (707) 786-4477

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