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The VictorianTown of Ferndale!–A Step Back into the 1800’s!

August 9, 2015

Stepping into Ferndale is like stepping back in time! I felt like I was transported straight into the Anne of Green Gables movie–all I needed was to see Gilbert chasing after Anne with an e! Scroll to the bottom for a complete list of links to all of the Inn’s, Vacation Rentals and Restaurants.

ferndale california gingerbread mansion inn

The residents homes were picturesque!

ferndale caliornia street view

I loved that there was a little white church right in the middle of it all! I bet all the residents in the Victorian Era were married there! Adorable!

ferndale california church

Why don’t they build churches like this anymore?

ferndale california church

The town was full of little shops, antique stores and very neat Art Galleries.

ferndale caliornia street view

There were a lot of tourists everywhere and the shop owners were so warm and welcoming to everyone that walked through their doors.

ferndale caliornia street view

ferndale caliornia street view

ferndale california street

It seemed to be a very patriotic town with the American flags everywhere. I wish more towns were like this! ferndale caliornia street view

ferndale caliornia street viewferndale caliornia street view     The Ferndale Emporium was a cute stop–I collect jadite and these cups tempted me but they were replicas not the real deal–still very cute!

inside ferndale emporium

inside ferndale emporium

This was another adorable little Inn I passed. It really could not have gotten cuter and was built in the 1800’s! Almost every store or building had a plaque outside with it’s history–loved that!shaw house inn ferndale california                                       The Flowers in  Ferndale were out of this world beautiful!ferndale california flowers                                            They were everywhere and I couldn’t get enough!

ferndale california flowers

ferndale california flowers

This is the restored Victorian-Era mansion called The Gingerbread Mansion. It has 11 rooms and antique furniture. It was adorable! My parents have stayed here numerous times and have loved it.

ferndale california gingerbread mansion inn

The details put into the exterior were so intricate in that Victorian Era–you don’t see such details anymore.ferndale california gingerbread mansion inn

ferndale california gingerbread mansion inn

ferndale california gingerbread mansion inn

ferndale california gingerbread mansion inn

The garden was stunning! So well kept!

ferndale california gingerbread mansion garden

ferndale california gingerbread mansion garden

Seemed to be a great climate for growing Hydrangea!

ferndale california flowers

This is the Victorian and it seemed to be a very popular lunching spot! If I hadn’t already eaten this is where I was going to go and I have heard great things about it!

the victorian inn ferndale california

And the useful history plaque located just outside!

the victorian inn ferndale california

I came across this tree while walking down town–I’ve never seen anything like it! Crazy!ferndale crazy tree                                                          Even the sidewalks were patriotic-ha!

ferndale stars on street

The beach was just a few miles away and the drive was breathtaking–I have never been to Prince Edward Island but I would image this is the closest town similar to it in California!ferndale california horse and beach         Driving through the Avenue of the Giants is a must on the way back! The largest group of Redwoods in northern california–it really is something to behold! Avenue of the GiantsMy Quick Take:Ferndale is a hidden Gem located up the 101 freeway and is a must if you are into the Victorian Era! I loved it!

Here’s the Complete list with Links to all of Ferndale’s Inns, Food and vacation rentals.

Ferndale Historic Inns:

The Gingerbread Mansion

Hotel Ivanhoe

The Shaw House

The Victorian Inn

More Inns:

Francis Creek Inn

Redwood Suites

Ye Olde Danish Inn

Vacation Rentals:

Cream City Cottage & Studios

Farmhouse Suite

Ferndale Bluff House

Francis Street Vacation Home

Jeanette’s Cottage

Morningstar Vacation Rental

The old Rectory

Peaceful View Vacation Renal

The Quarters

The White House

RV’s and Camping:

Humboldt County Fair Associate

Ferndale Food:

BeAnne’s Jams

Curley’s Full Circle Restaurant

Ferndale Meat Co.

Ferndale omelette Factory

Ferndale Pie Co.

Ferndale Pizza Co.

Hotel Ivanhoe

Humboldt Sweets

Lost Coast Cafe & Bakery

Mind’s Eye Coffee Lounge

No Brand Burger Stand

Poppa Joe’s

Red Front Store

Sweetness & Light

Valley Grocery

The Vi

Happy Vacay!

XO,

Goldie+James

 

Goldie James

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