About the Area
Stroll Ferndale's historic Main Street district to explore antique shops, galleries, one-of-a-kind specialty shops and studios. All are within walking distance of The Shaw House Inn.
This picturesque village is also perfect for a bicycle ride, especially with a picnic basket. Or take a river tour with a wildlife expert.
Only a few blocks away, you can surround yourself in the solitude of a closed canopy forest with a nature hike in Russ Park, Ferndale's 110 acre bird sanctuary.
A visit to nearby redwood forests is the rejuvenation your soul seeks. Sit and soak it in, or go fly fishing, or canoeing. A short drive takes you to the black sand beaches of the Lost Coast where you can observe majestic, native eagles and experience the beauty and mystique of the world's edge.
Whatever you choose, remember to bring your camera!
After a day of exploration, return to the Inn for afternoon tea and a hot soak in your claw-foot tub, or relax in one of our beautifully decorated parlors.
Stroll to town for a candlelight dinner at one of Ferndale's fine restaurants. Finish with an evening of theater, or wander back to the Inn to relax with a book and a glass of wine by the warmth of the fire, enjoying the peaceful ambiance of the Shaw House.