California, North Coast, Ferndale
The Gingerbread Mansion Inn

Known as one of the most photographed bed and breakfast in California



The celebrated iconic Gingerbread Mansion, with its ornamental cheerful yellow and peach tones, surrounded by a colorful charming English garden, is a perfect example that illustrates the pinnacle of 19th century elegance and epitome of high romance, meticulously revived to the present. The Eleven rooms of the Gingerbread Mansion have a splendid variety of richly detailed features. Each themed room is a different and a delight to behold. Yet, beyond every door is the similar characteristic of impeccable craftsmanship, antique furnishings, featherbedding, plush robes, and attention to comfort that give every room its unique aura.

In the morning, coffee or tea can be taken to the guest rooms. Downstairs, in the charming dining room, delicious complementary gourmet full breakfast awaits you.  The table is always set with homemade pastries, fresh fruits and jams, orange juice, and fresh roasted coffee.  Among our favorite main dishes are Spicy Eggs and Cheese Souffle with potatoes, Savory Sausage Quiche with Baked Polenta, and Stuffed French Toast and Buttermilk Waffles. In the parlors in the afternoons, complimentary tea and wine with trimmings is freely served from 4 to 6.  If needed, our chefs will gladly respond to your dietary needs.


We invite you to travel back in time to another era to luxuriate your heart and dazzle your senses in Victorian enchantment, style and charm.  A place that can captivate you with the hues of love and beauty in a storybook like setting, an inspiring landscape that will allow you to have an unforgettable experience and create everlasting memories during your stay at the historical gem town of Ferndale.

We welcome you to create a Victorian enchantment that captivates the heart and invites you to explore and discover your own unique experience. 
Group Retreats: Romantic Bed and Breakfast is a perfect place for weddings, honeymoons, family reunions, and small corporate retreats. For details contact the innkeeper: 707-786-4000
Lodging Type: Bed & Breakfast
Facilities: Private Decks/Patios or Balconies, Wedding Facilities, Internet Access, Fireplaces
Meals: Breakfast, Breakfast in Bed, Afternoon Wine Reception, Afternoon hors d'oeuvres
Specials/Packages: Adventure/Tours, Culture, Food and Wine, Girlfriend Getaways, Historic, Luxury, Romantic, Seniors, Shopping, Special Events, Weddings/Honeymoons, Anniversay Celebration, Group Getaways, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Father's Day, Mother's Day, New Years, Valentine's Day, 4th of July

Phone: 707-786-4000
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Location: About 20 miles south of Eureka 
Address: 400 Berding Street, Ferndale, California 95536