I've been planning a trip to this area for a while now and finally got around to actually doing it. When I searched for lodging near the Sinkyone Wilderness State Park, this place was first in line. I read the reviews and after some other searches, decided to give it a try. I'm glad I did. It's a place FULL of history and charm. The actual housing (B&B rooms, plus cottages) all have their unique theme. I stayed in the Captain's Quarters in the renovated barn. It was very cool... redwood beams and staircases and antiques everywhere. The area is quiet and rugged (Highway 1 is quite daunting in areas but spectacular) and secluded so no worries about traffic noise or anything. The hosts are interesting and nice and maybe a little odd (in a good and interesting way) and their assistant, Teresa, is wonderful. She made me feel extra special. The grounds and housing are incredible - do not miss out on the trails and hikes on the property!! The closest place for food (they feed you an ENORMOUS breakfast - yum!!) is Fort Bragg - 15 winding miles south. There's a convenience store in Westport with limited supplies. A couple of down sides... the swaying "bridge" over Howard Creek you must cross if you are staying outside of the main house (farm house) - is a bit scary, especially in the rain. Another - I had a leak in my bathroom they didn't fix during my stay (4 days) and had to accommodate a bucket in the doorway. They didn't make my bed like they claimed to do nor did they empty the trash I was using in a common area. Other than that? No complaints. The internet is at their discretion but I had a good connection. The area is magnificent with lots to explore!
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Howard Creek Ranch Hotel Westport