Westport, CA 

Howard Creek Ranch

40501 N Hwy One
Westport, CA 95488 US

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Rates: $105 to $198
Total Rooms: 13
Overall Rating: 3.6666666666667 hearts (3 reviews)


Circa 1871. First settled as a land grant of thousands of acres, Howard Creek Ranch in Westport, California is now a 60-acre farm with sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean, sandy beaches and rolling mountains. A 75-foot bridge spans a creek that flows past barns and outbuildings to the beach 200 yards away. The farmhouse is surrounded by green lawns, an award-winning flower garden, and grazing cows, horses and llama. This rustic rural location offers antiques, a hot tub, sauna and heated pool. A traditional ranch breakfast is served each morning.Publicity and Awards: San Francisco Magazine, San Francisco Chronicle, California Country Vacations, Forbes Magazine, Sunset Magazine, Diablo, FYI, Vacations (Americas Best Romantic Inns issue), PBS American Heartland, KETH Channel 54.Location: Mountains and Ocean Community.


Rooms & Rates

Rates: $105 to $198
Payment types accepted include American Express, Master Card, Discover, Visa, Personal Checks, Travelers Checks and cash.
Rooms: This property has 13 total guest accommodations with private bath, 13 with fireplaces, 2 suites and 3 cabins.
The types of beds available include King, Queen and Double.


Minimum Stay Requirements: Two nights some weekends, three nights holiday weekends.
Cancellation: One week.
Pets: Pets Allowed, Innkeepers pets on premises and By prior arrangement.
Smoking: Limited.

Services & Amenities

Meals Included in Rates: Breakfast.
Types of meals: Early Coffee/Tea, Full Breakfast and Country Breakfast.
Amenities In Room: Fireplace, Hot Tub/Spa/Jaccuzi, VCR, Desk, Coffeemaker, Ceiling Fans, Refrigerator and Reading Lamps.
Amenities On Site: VCR, Hot Tub/Spa, Television, Fireplace, Sauna, Phone, Copy Machine, Parlor Games, Library, farm animals, hiking trails, beach-combing, whale watching (in season), birdwatching, surfing, exploring tide pools and creek running through ranch.
Languages Spoken: German, Spanish, Dutch, Italian

Spa Services

On-Site Spa Services: Massages.
Off-Site Spa Services Available
Nearby Recommended Spas:
Hands On Heath


- One Night Free: This property is featured in Bed & Breakfasts and Country Inns published by American Historic Inns. This guide features a certificate for ONE NIGHT FREE with the purchase of one night. The dates this property will honor the certificate are Oct. 15-May 15, Sunday-Thursday, excluding holiday periods. (coupons good only in certain rooms)


Events Hosted: Romantic Getaways.
Other Activities: Antiquing, Art Galleries, Beaches, Bicycling, Canoeing/Kayaking, Fishing, Golf, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Live Theater, Museums, Parks, Shopping (Local Crafts), Water Sports, Wineries, horseback riding on the beach, state parks, surfing, surf fishing, wildlife observation (fox, bobcat, mountain lion, deer), sealife observation (starfish, sea lions, whales and pelicans).

Recommended Restaurant(s)

DeHaven Valley Farm, Rendevous Restaurant, Mendo Bistro.

Historic Interest

Howard Creek and Ranch are named after Alfred Howard who came to California when he was 12 years old. He and his family bought the original land in the late 1860s and later acquired many hundreds of acres through land grants after the Civil War. The farmhouse, finished in 1871, is probably the earliest structure still standing.
Historic Awards: Local Register (Applied), Local Register (Granted), City Historical Site (Granted), County and Mendocino.
Historic Memberships: National Trust, Local Historical Society, County and Mendocino.
Historic sites nearby: 2000-year-old Redwood Trees (5 miles), Historic town of Westport (3 miles), Historic town of Mendocino (23 miles)

Romantic Interest

A romantic rustic hideaway that might include long walks on the beach, on-site hiking, horseback riding, bird watching, fireplaces, hot tubs, sauna and a massage.