Gingerbread Mansion Inn

Gingerbread Mansion Inn Ferndale, California
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Exquisitely turreted, carved and gabled, the Gingerbread Mansion Inn is a visual masterpiece. One of Northern California's most photographed buildings, this Grand Lady of the Victorian Village also posseses a beautifully restored interior.

Map & Directions

4 1/2 hours north of San Francisco on hiway 101.
Take Ferndale exit 5 miles to town.

Turn left at Six Rivers bank and go one block on corner.

Nearby Attractions and Services

1 blockVictorian Village of Ferndale
20 minutesAvenue of the Giants
20 minutesEureka Old Town
20 minutesAvenue of the Giants

Surrounding Area

Gingerbread Mansion Inn, built in 1899, is everything that the discriminating inngoer has come to expect: elegance, quietude, charm, warm hospitality, comfort, attention to detail, antiques, romance, beatifully lush English gardens, and a location (in the National and State Historical Landmark village of Ferndale) which invites an extended stay!


Exquisitely turreted, carved and gabled, the Gingerbread Mansion Inn is a visual masterpiece. One of Northern California's most photographed buildings, this Grand Lady of the Victorian Village also posseses a beautifully restored interior. Enter to explore our 11 fabulous rooms, our gardens, and the wonderful village of Ferndale.


Well known as one of northern California's most photographed inns, the Gingerbread Mansion Inn is a spectacular example of Victorian splendor, both inside and out. The exterior boasts spindlework, turrets and gables, as well as a formal English garden. The inn offers four parlors and eleven romantic guest rooms, all decorated with antiques. Guests are pampered with luxuriously appointed baths (some with his-and-her clawfoot tubs and/or fireplaces), bathrobes, turndown service, morning coffee and a delicious full gourmet breakfast prepared by two full-time chefs!


The Gingerbread Mansion Inn was recently awarded a Four Diamond rating by AAA for the ninth straight year. It continues to receive national and international awards and recognition for hospitality service, culinary offerings, and landscaping, including the prestigious "2001 Outstanding Inn of North America" awarded by Conde Naste Johansen's.

Our grandest guest room, the Empire Suite, offers all of this and more: King-size bed, a large bathing area with a marble and glass shower and clawfooted tub in front of a fireplace; a sitting area with fireplace and dining area (for breakfast served in room) complete the other side of the suite. We consider Empire Suite to be Northern California's most opulent room!

Services Offered

Four parlors are set aside for guest use, including lots of books and magazines as well as games and puzzles to play. Afternoon tea is taken in the parlors, and includes tea, coffee, pastries, cake, cookies, confections, petit fours, and fruit with Devonshire cream. In the evening, a turndown service is provided, complete with bedside chocolates. Before breakfast, coffee or tea is available to take to the room.

Policies & Restrictions

no smoking no pets

Other Information

Park your car to step back in time. Enjoy magnificently preserved Victorian architecture as you stroll; pick up visitor information from any shop. On the National Register of Historic Places, Ferndale's Main Street is a photographer's paradise and a shopper's delight.

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Tom Amato
Gingerbread Mansion Inn
POB 40
Ferndale, California 95536

Listing # RA-1024226

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