Howard Creek Ranch

40501 North Highway One, Westport, California, 95488, United States | B&B
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Spectacular views in Westport Beach

A travel blog entry by goodner


... after all. After a quick shower and breakfast, we packed up our minivan and headed out of the city on highway 101 over the Golden Gate Bridge. We had a four hour drive to Westport Beach, CA, so we decided to stop in Muir Woods just North of San Francisco on the way.

We drove down a long windy road down to Muir Woods Park and found out just how popular this place was: all parking lots were full and we had to drive ...

USA here we come!!!!

A travel blog entry by benny_and_loz


... but what a saga!!!!! In the end it was midday before we finally hit the road to the US, so much for our cruisy morning and early start on the road lol. Last time we went to the border we remembered that we had to cross a toll bridge. Now being tight haha we decided to avoid the toll this time, so we took a detour which sounds ideal but actually took us way longer and we ended up going over a different toll bridge anyway - good one google maps! :) This time we headed to the ...

Northern Cal Coast.

A travel blog entry by lizmac

... on the Oregon side if the border. Not far past there, we turned inland for a few miles to the Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park, & the Smith River Wilderness area. We found the Howland Hill Road through the Jedediah Smith Redwoods, & drove through there with our mouths open & completely awed. Those trees are truly magnificent! It's hard to believe that the whole of this northern coast was once covered in them, even up into southern Oregon. Photos just won't do them ...

Can you smell that?

A travel blog entry by chrisjess2011


We. Arrived in Garberville in the midst a wet, cold storm. Our soggy toes convinced us to get a cheap motel(Again) to dry out. The people in Gville were VERY friendly. The day we were leaving, Jess stopped to take a picture of Charles, a local friendly playing a violin. This resulted in a two hour delay ( a nice delay) towards Humbolt State ...

Northern California Coastline

A travel blog entry by baskets4moo

Westport-Union Landing State Beach is located north of Fort Bragg on Highway 1 in Mendocino County in Northern California. Here we ...

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    Historical Traveler Reviews Howard Creek Ranch Westport

    Unique hand-crafted beauty amid gorgeous natural features


    Howard Creek Ranch is not your usual bed and breakfast. Its setting, quite near the ocean and the wildness of Mendocino County forests, is spectacular. Sally and Sonny Grigg are great hosts. That this place is a "labor of love" is obvious. There are lovely antiques and there are very interesting and attractive hand-crafted furnishings as well. I stayed in the very spacious "solar room," and I loved the hand-made bed (with a very comfortable mattress), the gas fireplace, the closeness to the hot-tub, the many windows and other features.

    A beautiful hideaway


    What a glorious place to rest, relax, and just be. There is so much nature to absorb there, that I always want to stay for days and days and days.

    Not a Good Value


    We were at Howard Creek Ranch in fall 05. Their web site is very misleading. Shows a beautiful, pristine farm site. What we found was a former (or possibly still) COMMUNE hung over from the early 70s and looking it. Inside, our room was beautifully crafted and clean. Other rooms we saw were downright musty-creepy! Outside, the unfinished repair projects mentioned in this guide in early 05 were still undone months later and the grounds were strewn with tools, piles of this and that, etc. Many building projects were obviously YEARS undone. Food was okay. PRICES ARE WAY TOO HIGH FOR WHAT IT IS.

    Very memorable


    This B&B is a very special one. It was very clean and comfortable and the breakfast was scrumptious and very high quality. The owners were really very nice, friendly, and warm. The grounds are lovely in a very natural way...the plants are a bit overgrown and not perfectly manicured, but are abundant with flowers and beautiful nonetheless. It is also just a short walk on a trail to a beautiful beach. I will definately return to this B&B. They also have an excellent handicap accessible room.

    Fabulous and funky


    This place is really cool. We have gone back twice. It is true what another reviewer wrote that there are construction projects going on and that the buildings are old. But they are really, really neat too! The main house and awesome garden are worth visiting, and the rooms are all a bit different. The main areas are filled with neat stuff, and naturewalks around the area are great. A few miles down the road are some of the best tidepools I have ever seen when the tide is low. We really enjoy this place and have gone back with similar results. The first time we went on a shoestring budget, and brought food to BBQ for dinner and sandwich stuff for lunch. It worked out really well. They provide wood and a choice of grills or firepits and we weren't bothered a bit. For someone who wants to get away from the mainstream and visit an eclectic, out-of-the-way charmer of a place, this is it! Oh, and the food is great.

    Rustic and laid back


    Just got back from a long Memorial Day weekend stay and had a great time. It is true that if you are looking for a pampered retreat, this is not it. But for my fiance and I the "getting back to nature" and eclectic feel was what we needed. The food was plentiful and good, the hot tub hot. The somewhat remote location is also unique (although plenty of RV campers were nearby for the holiday weekend). And don't miss the Skunk Train, horseback rides on the beach, and canoeing along the Big River close by!



    We were charged $150 for the night. I was completely taken aback upon arrival to discover a ramshackle run-down building with construction projects going on everywhere the eye fell. Our room smelled musty and had cobwebs and dim lighting. Now, some people might like this kind of atmosphere, but I couldn't stand it. We didn't check out, because we would have lost $75. But, I'm warning you -- the website gives no indication of the shape it is in. And by the way, it's probably haunted.

    Relaxing with Character


    Stayed there last weekend and it was very relaxing. It is about 200 yards from the ocean on a lonely stretch of Highway 1. Each room/cabin has a lot of character. I especially recommend the boathouse for those looking for a quaint & cosy time. Slightly quirky but highly recommended by those that we ran across and we had a blast.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Howard Creek Ranch Westport

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