The inn has been in existence since 1926 and has its own exit on the 101 freeway. It has hosted politicians and old Hollywood according to an article in the San Francisco Chronicle. It has a timeless feel and situated as it is in such quiet environs, it's very easy to let the modern world slip away. In fact that may be part of the problem, the resort is located three-and-a-half hours from San Francisco, the next big city. You can fly into the Arcata airport in McKinleyville but that is located over an hour north and so the inn mainly appeals to those making their way along the 101 freeway on a journey elsewhere.
The Benbow Inn became the Benbow Hotel & Resort in 2004. There is a nine-hole golf course and an RV park located across the freeway from the hotel and connected by a walkway under the highway. The resort is listed for $13.25 million.
Gallery: Benbow Inn