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When you visit a place as magical as the Redwood Coast, its only fitting to stay in a fairytale setting– and it doesn’t get much more enchanting than Ferndale!
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Many visitors choose the Victorian Village as a home base for exploring neighboring redwoods parks, the Lost Coast and other Humboldt County towns. Between our fabulously ornate historic inns (such as @victorian.inn featured here) and charming, one-of-a-kind vacation rentals, our proximity to outdoor attractions from redwoods to coastal hikes, and a peaceful family-friendly setting steeped in true Americana, we’re the premier launching point for North Coast adventures of all kinds.
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A big thanks to RCRC for handing @visitferndale the reins this week - and to everyone who followed along on our #IGTakeover tour of historic Ferndale! It’s been a pleasure, and we hope to see you soon! Photo @leonvillagomez
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#historicinns #historiclodging #historicb&bs #bedandbreakfasts #humboldtlodging #redwoods #redwoodshotels #redwoodslodging #northcoast #redwoodsvacation #redwoodsgetaway #adventure #weekendgetaway #bestgetawaytowns #stayandplay #victorianinn #victorianvillage #gingerbreadmansion #ferndale #ferndaleca #visitferndale Hungry? We’ve got you covered. Today on @visitferndale’s #InstagramTakeover we’re featuring Ferndale’s lively restaurant scene, which includes some of the best eateries in Humboldt County, all conveniently located within walking distance of Ferndale shops and lodging.
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Three Ferndale restaurants have appeared on Food Network with hometown celebrity chef Guy Fieri (Italian-American favorite Hotel Ivanhoe, indulgent bakery Humboldt Sweets, and purveyor of local meats/hearty sandwiches Ferndale Meat Co.) and most nights of the week you can find live music in a Ferndale tavern. Whether it’s the perfect cup of artisan coffee or local beer at a neighborly bar, pizza and burgers bubbling with local cheese or a romantic fireside meal in a historic inn, the Victorian Village has something to delight the tastes of every diner.  Photo: @leonvillagomez
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#timetoeat #comehungry #bestrestaurants #humboldtrestaurants #ferndalerestaurants #guyfieri #dinersdriveinsanddives #foodnetwork #foodiedestinations #hotelivanhoe #humboldtsweets #ferndalemeatco #eatlocal #restauranttour #livemusic #ferndalecalifornia #visitferndale It’s @visitferndale here again with one of our favorite activities, a walk in historic Ferndale Cemetery! With its scenic setting just two blocks from Main Street, it’s easy to see why Ferndale’s pioneer cemetery is of the most photographed final resting places in the West. Wander among beautiful historic headstones, mausoleums and monuments and clamber up the rhododendron-studded hillside for breathtaking views of the Victorian village, valley and ocean. Fun fact: Ferndale Cemetery was also featured in 1979’s “Salem’s Lot,” a cult hit small-town horror TV miniseries based on the Stephen King novel of the same name. Photo: @leonvillagomez
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#historicplaces #historiccemeteries #cemeteryphotography #cemeterylovers #hauntedplaces #ferndalecemetery #tombstones #graveyard #quietneighborhood #hauntinglybeautiful #salemslot #stephenking #halloween #californiacoast #redwoods #humboldtcounty #hikinginhumboldt #pioneercemeteries #ferndalecalifornia #visitferndale Great ice cream starts with premium cream, something Ferndale knows a thing or two about! On today’s installment of our @visitferndale takeover, we’re giving a shout-out to Ferndale’s famous dairy cows. .
Dubbed “Cream City” in the 1890s for our butter - considered the finest in the state – Ferndale’s dairy wealth funded the construction of the ornate Victorians known as “Butterfat Palaces.” Dairy remains a vital part of our economy and landscape today, and its not far from farm to ice cream cone in Ferndale, where many locals still raise happy California cows and Humboldt Creamery has been churning out delicious dairy products for 85 years. Photo: @leonvillagomez
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#icecream #premiumicecream #icecreamcone #iscreamyouscream #onescooportwo #whatsthescoop #happycows #californiacows #butter #butterfatpalaces #dairy #humboldtcreamery #victorianvillage #ferndale #ferndaleca #ferndalecalifornia #visitferndale #explorecalifornia #visithumboldt #economy #ferndale @visitferndale here again! Ready to step back in time? Nicknamed the Victorian Village, Ferndale boasts some of the best-preserved Victorian architecture in America! Wander our charming neighborhoods and stroll down historic Main Street, often likened to Mayberry, Norman Rockwell paintings and a movie set (indeed, several Hollywood productions were filmed here, including The Majestic and Outbreak).
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But Ferndale’s magic runs deeper than vintage facades, and it’s the feeling of small-town charm that enchants visitors and locals alike. From longstanding traditions like the lighting of America’s Tallest Living Christmas Tree to our nostalgic neighborly hospitality, Ferndale is home to good old-fashioned community spirit. Photo: @leonvillagomez
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#smalltownlife #smalltownpride #americana #nostalgia #vintagetown #historictown #mainstreet #communitypride #oldfashioned #historicmainstreet #bestsmalltowns #californiasmalltowns #californiatravel #northerncalifornia #visitcalifornia #movielocations #normanrockwell #mayberry #ferndaleca #visitferndale #victorianhouse #victorianarchitecture Welcome back! We’re taking it outside for the latest installment of our @visitferndale #Instagram
Takeover! We love our neighboring redwoods, but there’s an ancient forest that’s even closer - Russ Park in Ferndale is a hidden gem of a hiking trail system and bird sanctuary where you can lose yourself in a canopy of mature Sitka spruce and fir trees, all just blocks from historic Main Street.
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Other outdoor attractions near Ferndale include secluded Centerville Beach and nearby Guthrie Creek and Fleener Creek trails, both part of the scenic Lost Coast Headlands. If you’re up for a real adventure, take a drive out the rugged “Wildcat” road toward Cape Mendocino and Petrolia for unspoiled wilderness and epic ocean views. Photo: @leonvillagomez
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#talltrees #takeahike #pnwonderland #forestpath #walkinthewoods #outside #getoutside #exploreoutdoors #explore #nature #getlost #humboldtcounty #wilderness #northcoast #redwoodcoast #lostcoast #redwoodcurtain #travel #707 #russpark #birdsanctuary #visitcalifornia #calicoast #ferndalecalifornia #ferndaleca #visitferndale
Bill of the Week: Assembly Bill 1959 () – SUPPORT - Via : https://t.co/wSesJrYkXA
Staci Heaton Testifies in Support of Increased Safety Measures Related to Electrical Lines - Via… https://t.co/4glUtcd8Yd
Paul A. Smith Testifies in Support of -Sponsored Legislation - Via :… https://t.co/0TFRjW7iEe
RCRC recently joined the effort, which seeks to strengthen and modernize 's emergency prepare… https://t.co/opYPNK7vQM
RT : Thank you to members of the Board of Supervisors for visiting NACo headquarters to discuss federal… https://t.co/Oh4XvwwLlP
RT : Thrilled to be working with , the City of Oakland & so many other great organizations to allow citie… https://t.co/w772Mj6RmX
RT : This is really important protection for our residents ... (it was otherwise expiring this month. https://t.co/HwkIQXR5yv
RCRC Attends Summit: https://t.co/2YwO0ChWgW
LEGISLATIVE UPDATE: https://t.co/7BSAYxGWPN
BULLETIN BOARD: https://t.co/P6BySUO5JH
Bill of the Week: Assembly Bill 2126 by : https://t.co/QAdpxiqWpu https://t.co/pAYwRWiL8b
The statement regarding President signing of the Appropriations Bill late last… https://t.co/qOesFXX0t7
RT : Thrilled to have on board! https://t.co/wWvGHjb7Jk
RCRC Joins Coalition to Modernize 's System: https://t.co/ymgmiAF4Iihttps://t.co/azqKTH362Q
KEEPING UP: https://t.co/8SbIO0GZ4Y
Rural Update: FCC and Rural Utilities Service: https://t.co/CQSN8sPJDC
Trump Administration Sues California: https://t.co/VTo8VG9eqg
“Nearly half of the most destructive fires in history have occurred in the past 10 years” -… https://t.co/26nwMebTqf
RT : Mr. discussing how manages public information at 2018 Annual Conference.… https://t.co/h4n9uFtLBx
Bill of the Week: Assembly Bill 2941 (Berman) – SUPPORT: https://t.co/mQnXXgZvTd

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