Howard Creek Ranch      
40501 N Hwy One, Westport, CA 95488, USA    
(707) 964-6725
  • Free Night Participating Inn


  1. Howard Creek Ranch is 300 yards from the beach...
  2. Sally's baby bull grew up...
  3. Sally and her Llama...
  4. Creek running through the Howard Creek Ranch property...
  5. The Carriage Barn...

- $198

Book a Room $105 - $198

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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.

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$105 to $198

Payment Types Accepted Include American Express, Master Card, Discover, Visa, Personal Checks, Travelers Checks and cash.


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.

  • Coffeemaker
  • Copy Machine
  • Fireplace
  • Refrigerator
  • Sauna

Events Hosted

    • Romantic Getaways

Foreign Languages Spoken

German, Spanish, Dutch, Italian

Spa Services

On-Site Spa Services

  • Massages

Off-Site Spa Services Available

Nearby Recommended Spas

Hands On Heath

Inns Of Interest

    • Farms and Orchards
    • Ranches

Pet Restrictions

By prior arrangement
  • Pets Allowed
  • Innkeepers pets on premises
  • By Prior Arrangement

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.

Innkeepers Association Memberships


Describe Garden and Grounds

Sally's award winning flower garden is ablaze with color Feb. through Oct.

Reservation/Cancellation Policies:

Minimum Stay Requirements

Two nights some weekends, three nights holiday weekends.


One week.



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
    • Pelicans)

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
  • Mendocino

Historic Memberships:

  • National Trust
  • Local Historical Society
  • County
  • Mendocino

Historic sites nearby:

2000-year-old Redwood Trees (5 miles), Historic town of Westport (3 miles), Historic town of Mendocino (23 miles)

Recommended Restaurant(s)

DeHaven Valley Farm, Rendevous Restaurant, Mendo Bistro.

Nearby College/University

College of the Redwoods (Fort Bragg)

Get a Free Night at this inn

The dates this property will honor the certificate are Oct. 15-May 15, Sunday-Thursday, excluding holiday periods. (coupons good only in certain rooms).

- One Night Free: This property is featured as participating in the Buy-One-Night-Get-One-Night-Free program.

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This is one of the most romantic places on the planet.

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This place is a rip off! Watch the extra charges. It must be for the cobwebs, broken faucets, hot tub that had leaves, and the junk on the property. Watch out for stepping in sheep dung. Watch your money!
Elizabeth Day

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Stayed in 2011

The ranch was not what I expected. At first I felt disappointed with the buildings. I have to say the staff were fantastic, the breakfast amazing. I loved the sun room and the beach. It is the most unusual and fantastic place I have stayed.
Mandy Rastrick

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3 Review(s)
67% would stay again
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Publicity and Press Reviews

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.