Virtual Guidebook to the Northern California Coast and Coast Ranges
Benbow and Garberville
South Fork of the Eel River California


At Garberville the Eel River valley widens a bit and there are two small towns. Garberville is the service center for the entire Eel River region. Redway is on the road that leads west to Shelter Cove and the Mattole River on the Lost Coast.

The Benbow Inn is an elegant relic of a bygone era, a Tudor style country hotel built in 1926.



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The DeWitt Grove, near Redway on the Eel River

(February 17, 2008)


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The old fashioned flower garden with birdbath at Benbow Inn

(June 23, 2010)


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An English-style tea is still served in the parlor at the Benbow Inn, near Garberville on the Eel River

(June 23, 2010)


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Terrace dining area at the genteel Benbow Inn on the Eel River

(June 23, 2010)


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Usually a summer dam creates Benbow Lake on the Eel River here

(June 23, 2010)


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