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The Victorian Village of Ferndale

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Address: Main Street & Ocean Avenue, Ferndale, CA

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Go here, be prepared to love this place....stay over...eat here...listen to music..

What a huge surprise. We had no idea this little place would be perfect! Yes, perfect. Great places to eat, super sewing store "Stitch", music on a thursday night at the hotel... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Whitehorse, Canada
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Whitehorse, Canada
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62 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a huge surprise. We had no idea this little place would be perfect! Yes, perfect. Great places to eat, super sewing store "Stitch", music on a thursday night at the hotel, Church turned into music store and performance hall with great music, every house historic and beautifully kept, every person interesting, friendly and so very welcoming. Near a beach... More 

1 Thank Northerngardner
Kamloops, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

We really enjoyed walking the main street of Ferndale. Very well preserved Victorian building with great shops. Very nice shop owners.

1 Thank Sandy V
Mount Shasta, CA.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

I have always wanted to visit Ferndale so off we went! We stayed at an Airbnb hosted by Caroline and Stuart who run the local historic newspaper. We highly recommend their listing called The Barndominium. A unique tiny house right in the heart of town.It is elegant and beautifully designed, just right for two! A tour of the historic Fern... More 

1 Thank Laurie and Rand... F
Fortuna, California
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Reviewed 18 January 2017

I drop by Ferndale often. There are some GREAT shops there. My favorite is Golden Gait Mercantile, which is a combination antique store, curio and novelty (especially Americana) shop, and museum. Another is Redeye Laboratories, an art gallery and super-hip surf shop with some of the coolest custom made surfboards on the planet. There's lots more cool places, but you... More 

Thank David K
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017

A community of Victorian nostalgia. Easy downtown walking and many shops to explore. Excellent restaurants.

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Petaluma, California
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221 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Ferndale is a quaint little town with loads of charm. Everyone we met was friendly and kind. The stores are lovely and the architecture is beautiful. Great place to visit.

Thank DroolieK
Pasadena, California
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107 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016

The stores in Ferndale are very nice, independently owned shops with personality and items you don't find everywhere. The village is very pretty and easy to walk.

Thank MjsAjs
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111 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2016

We had a lovely time in Ferndale. Lots of little shops for browsing and people are very friendly. We had breakfast at the Victorian Inn and it was really good.

1 Thank MLTtraveler
McKinleyville, California
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122 reviews
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Reviewed 9 November 2016

There are so many wonderful shops all up and down the main street of Ferndale - and when you've worn yourself out shopping, there are quite a few places for either a meal or a snack. The people are very friendly. A fun thing to do is wander through the town, shop and eat and then go home and rent... More 

2 Thank rodjk37
Soquel, California
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9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

I hadn't been there since the earthquake destroyed most of the town. Happily, it has come back and is just as neat as I remembered. Lots of small shops, good restaurants, art galleries and all within a few blocks! Stayed at the Victorian Inn and loved the place and the food. You can't go wrong in Ferndale!

Thank Sherryh62

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