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Washington, DC
Reviewed 1 September 2008

Like many others, I am making an annual trip to Howard's Creek. I live in Virginia, so that is saying something. My first stay was in Lucy's Room, where there is a glimpse of the sea from the large deck shared with the Sun Room. The second time, I discovered the Meadow Cabin, which is the room of my dreams...

4Thank Susan1958
Pleasant Grove, CA
Reviewed 14 August 2008

We stayed one night at the Howard Creek Ranch in August 2008. The property is located about 10 miles north of Fort Bragg on Hwy. 1 about 200 yds. from the ocean. The building is a charming old farmhouse. We were warmly greeted by an employee who showed us our room and around the property. We stayed in the Sun...

2Thank SearsPoints
Fairfield, Ca
Reviewed 13 August 2008

What a Great adventure. My husband and I were looking for a place that would just let us get away. This was it. We could spend the day walking the beach, tide-pooling or just sitting in the sand and reading. If we wanted more, as dinner in town, we just went down the road. It is not close, but close...

3Thank Debbiejw
Butte County, California
Reviewed 30 July 2008

From the moment I saw this place on the website, I knew it was the what our creator intended for us. My grown daughters, myself and my dog all stayed in the Walden Room. It was spacious, clean, comfortable and a work of art. This place has been a labor of love since Sally and Sunny arrived back in "the...

3Thank tdedeker
Reviewed 28 July 2008

My husband and I went here for our honeymoon and had a lovely time. The suite we stayed in was wonderful - the size of a small apartment and had lots of little down-home touches that made it feel truly welcoming, such as fairy lights around the kitchenette, a beautiful quilt on the bed, antique (or antique-looking) furniture in both...

2Thank greenhorizon
Reviewed 17 July 2008

I am at a loss to understand how anyone could not like this place. The occasional negative review simply is not justified. Granted this is a ranch and isn't like a truly upscale, $400 a night B&B that you might find in Mendocino or Little River. Is that a bad thing? We stayed in the Beach House and loved it....

Thank Atkinson
Brisbane, California
Reviewed 11 July 2008

We stayed two nights, in the "Captains" room, which is huge. We hadn't been at Howard Creek for at least seven years - and we were impressed with the changes they've made. It is a continuing work in progress, and that's part of the fun, but the room we had, and another we peeked in, plus all of the extra...

1Thank tonypress
Diamond Springs, CA
Reviewed 1 July 2008

After seeing the Howard Creek Ranch website we decided that would be a perfect place for us to stay for our honeymoon. When we arrived we were a bit disappointed but thought'd it get better. No one was around. A note was scribbled on a piece of paper to call a number. We walked in and found a phone in...

2Thank Lynnann
Alcuin, Owner and innkeeper at Howard Creek Ranch, responded to this review

Hi, this is Sally Grigg finally answering this horrid review. Many things are a matter of opinion, but others are just plain fact. We are a farm with sixty acres. We do not sit at a desk waiting for you. We have a typed information sheet incased in plastic on the front door casing with a phone to use to...

Reviewed 16 June 2008

We read about Howard Creek Ranch online - we'd never been to that part of California and wanted somewhere where we could unwind - it had been a rough year, healthwise, for both me and my daughter. We checked the reviews carefully, looked the place over online, spoke directly with someone (sorry, it wasn't Sally but was her assistant and...

3Thank Momzillasd
Alcuin, Owner, Sally Grigg not Alcuin at Howard Creek Ranch, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. Just to re-assure people, no, it does not get hot here. The highest temerature is usually 75 or lower. We have no bug problem, including no mosquitoes, probably because of our closeness to the ocean. The bees are a welcome sight. As you may know, there is a major catastrophe happening whereby bees are...

Chico, California
Reviewed 30 April 2008

My husband and I are very familiar to the Ft Bragg, Ca. area and have stayed in several of the local hotels. This time we decided to stay in this Bed & Breakfast with some friends. It was a bit of a drive North of Ft Bragg but a very pretty one. When we arrived at the HCR we saw...

2Thank kftravels

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Registered Historic ocean front farm on 60 acres settled in 1867, bordered by miles of beach and mountains in a wilderness area. Award winning flower gardens, antiques, a 75 foot swinging foot bridge over Howard Creek, cabins, comfortable beds, hot tub, nearby horseback riding, full ranch breakfast. A work in progress. "One of the most romantic places to stay on the planet" S.F. Chronicle. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Howard Creek Ranch

Address: 40501 N Highway 1, PO. Box 121, Westport, CA 95488-8732
Region: United States > California > Mendocino County > Westport
Price Range: RM384 - RM846 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
Also Known As:
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Each cabin is unique but we have only stayed in the Sea View. Next visit we are going to try the Beach House or the Meadow Cabin.”
chipsgirl61, 25 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Take an upper floor or a separate cabin”
946danieleb, 15 Jun 2016 | Read review
“We chose the little place, really a wood shed but we liked it, away from the main house.”
donsM3942FP, 1 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Boat House is very unique. Captain's Quarters also great. Any room will do however.”
MOFF503, 19 Jul 2015 | Read review
“The Willow room is cosy has two rooms and a good kitchen for a family. Otherwise restaurants are a bit far.”
Khopp, 14 Jun 2015 | Read review
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