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Long Beach, California
Reviewed 29 September 2015

Upon arrival we were warmly greeted by innkeeper, Sunny, and Oreo the cat. We were escorted to Lucy's Room atop the old (1871) farm house. As advertised, Lucy's room is small. But it was comfy for the 2 of us ... might be a little tight for a longer stay. The bathroom was compact, but nicely upgraded. The woodwork throughout...

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Cotati, California
Reviewed 27 September 2015

The key to having a pleasant experience is to have realistic expectations. I first visited Howard Creek Ranch 22 years ago with my two teenage daughters and we stayed in the Beach House. Over the last 5 years I have been back three times for a total of 4 visits. It is now my intention to go once a year...

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San Ramon, CA
Reviewed 20 August 2015

Did we enjoy it, yes. Easy access to beach, about a 5 minute walk under Highway 1. Would we do it again, doubtful. That's not saying our visit wasn't pleasant, just wasn't what we expected of a BnB. Sonny and Sally are gracious hosts and the rooms are clean. Pictures (at least for the room we stayed in) didn't sync...

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North Port, Florida
Reviewed 19 July 2015

First off, this is a true review. I am not affiliated with Howard Creek Ranch Inn, although I wish I could move there. My wife and I stayed with our 14 year old daughter and her friend a little over a week ago. We have become accustomed to the finer things in life and through hard work, are fortunate enough...

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Reviewed 8 July 2015

I don't know where to start, The wonderful hosts, the cats, the amazing breakfast, we arrived about 8:30pm, Sonny showed us to our amazingly unique room the Lucy room it felt like a real adventure staying here its a little old but the bed was comfortable the shower was hot its like going back in time.. we woke the next...

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germany
Reviewed 7 July 2015

We stayed in the beach cabin. It was not fancy by any means, but it was still awesome. The owners and employees are warm and welcoming. The breakfast (made on an old fashioned wood stove) was so yummy. Eating family style and conversing with other guests was so much fun. From our cabin we could easily walk to the beach,...

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sacramento
Reviewed 3 July 2015

We have stayed at Howard Creek Ranch at least three times. I love the creative unique accommodations and the homey atmosphere. The hosts are very interesting people. The breakfast was a great part of the experience. The nearby beach requires a bit of a pleasant walk. We will stay again.

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Magalia, California
Reviewed 29 June 2015

The place was very rundown and smelled badly. it does not resemble anything of what the web site looked like. The road getting there was horrible. When we got out we thought it was the Adams Family House . I felt it was complete false advertising on how the actual place compared to the pictures on their website. Be careful...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 14 June 2015

I am not so sure about writing this review of Howard's Ranch. We want to go back sometime and I suspect it will become too busy or Sally and Sonny will have found it all to much. I apologise to all those people who go back repeatedly and want it to themselves. It is certainly a unique mix of homespun...

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San Diego, California
Reviewed 2 November 2014

The reviews here on Tripadvisor are mixed, and understandably so. This is a very eclectic place catering to those adventuresome people looking for a relaxing but unique experience. Most of the other guests had been there previously, and were returning because this place is really special. We loved it, and will be returning ourselves soon for a longer stay. We...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Beachfront
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Beachfront
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  • Kitchenette
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  • 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: $118 - $259 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
Also Known As:
Howard Creek Ranch Hotel Westport
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Sunnyvale, California
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“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.”
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 of 5 bubbles 946danieleb, 15 Jun 2016 | Read review
“We chose the little place, really a wood shed but we liked it, away from the main house.”
 of 5 bubbles donsM3942FP, 1 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Boat House is very unique. Captain's Quarters also great. Any room will do however.”
 of 5 bubbles 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.”
 of 5 bubbles Khopp, 14 Jun 2015 | Read review
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