The Carter House Inns in Eureka California
The Carter House Inns Eureka Northern California Bed and Breakfast B&B Cottages Lodgings Accommodations


Managers: Mark and Christi Carter

Properties: 4 (32 rooms)

Address: 301 L Street, Eureka, California 95501 USA 

Telephone: 707-444-8062,
1-800-404-1390

Fax: 707-444-8067

Activities/Attractions: Eureka is a Victorian seaport town on the coast of California about five hours north of San Francisco and two hours south of the Oregon border. Touched by the mystical redwood forests of Avenue of the Giants to the south and the splendor of Redwood National Park to the north, Eureka, the county seat of Humboldt, offers visitors a perfect setting for wonderful adventures of all kinds.

In addition to supplying the inn's restaurant with produce of the highest quality and freshness, the Carter Gardens have become a center for horticultural education, home to organic gardening seminars, lecture series, and interpretive tours given by the inn's Master Gardener. Each afternoon, inn guests are invited to join in the harvest, helping chefs from Restaurant 301 collect produce for use in that evening's meals - meals that set a new standard for what qualifies as truly "garden-fresh."

Carter House Victorians are perfectly at home in Eureka, which boasts more than 1,500 Victorian structures of historical significance and has been affectionately called the "Williamsburg of the West." Steeped in its lumbering, fishing, and architectural history, Eureka is full of:

  • fascinating boutiques
  • art galleries
  • museums
  • night clubs
  • theaters
  • eateries

So whether you seek the peace and solitude of ancient forests and virgin beaches, or prefer antiquing, fine dining, and the theater, the manifold natural and cultural wonders of this rich region are sure to entertain, enlighten, and inspire.


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General Information: Northern California's premier inn, The Carter House, is an enclave of four magnificent Victorians perched alongside Humboldt Bay in Old Town Eureka of Humboldt County.

The luxurious accommodations at Carter House and the sumptuous dining at its Restaurant 301 set an indulgent tone for a marvelous visit to the giant redwood forests, rugged Pacific beaches, and all the other wonders of Northern California's Redwood Coast.

The Carter House is a re-creation of a mansion which was first built in San Francisco in the 1880's. The original structure was destroyed in the famous San Francisco earthquake and fire of 1906, but Mark and Christi Carter gave the gracious 3-story mansion a new life in Eureka after discovering plans for it in an antique shop.

Across the street from the Original Carter House is The Hotel Carter, another wonderful re-creation of an historic structure. Modeled after a turn-of-the-century Eureka hostelry, Hotel Carter was built from scratch in the mid-1980's, and offers guests every imaginable modern day comfort along with all the charms of a warm European-style auberge.

The Bell Cottage is an 1890 structure which the Carters lovingly restored in 1992, more than 100 years after it was originally built. The Bell Cottage features 3 gracious suites, each with its own private bath and marble fireplace. A fully-equipped kitchen is available for guests' use, as are the lovely common areas of the Cottage.

The Carter Cottage, is now available for reservations. The Carter Cottage, located right next door to the original Carter House, is a Victorian Cottage the Carters have refurbished as a honeymoon getaway, and perhaps the most romantic of the Carter properties.

Payment Accepted: American Express, Diner's Club, Discover, MasterCard, Travellers Checks, Visa, Cash, Personal checks.

Rates: (Prices quoted in US Dollars)

$95-495/night

Full breakfast included.


  • San Francisco Focus Magazine: "Best Small Hotel in Northern California"
  • AAA Four-Diamond Inn Award