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The Lost Whale
Bed & Breakfast Inn

Trinidad, California

Welcome!... to our warm, spacious, Cape Cod style inn with wood planked flooring and elegant country decor enhanced by the fine art of local artisans.

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"Set on a cliff above perhaps the most stunning stretch of coastline in
California, the Lost Whale Inn is a spectacular retreat."

(Bed & Breakfast Guide, Prentice-Hall)

Situated on 5 wooded acres, the inn has 7 rooms, all with private bath and most with spectacular ocean views. Guests can enjoy the decks, gardens and hot tub which all view the ocean. Included are a huge, gourmet breakfast and afternoon tea.   Located 4 miles north of the village of Trinidad and 20 minutes' drive north of Eureka, the Lost Whale Inn is secluded and quiet, and only fifteen minutes from Redwood National Park, home of the largest trees in the world. There are over 100, 000 acres of hiking trails nearby, and miles of unspoiled beaches. Walk to Patrick's Point State Park, or bicycle, fish, boat, golf, horseback ride or beachcomb within minutes from the inn.

Rooms & Suites

All of our rooms include breakfast, afternoon wine reception and homemade snacks. We have high speed wireless internet available throughout the Inn. Three suites are available, each combining two of our beautiful rooms.

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Sunset Magazine named the Lost Whale Inn the best place to stay in Trinidad and noted: "the breakfasts are fabulous." Built in 1989, the inn is quiet, soundproofed and romantic. American Historic Inns chose the Lost Whale as "one of the ten most romantic inns in the entire US."

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We are one of the only inns on the west coast that can boast of a scenic, wooded trail leading to our secluded private beach and cove complete with jutting rocks, tide pools that are   brimming with abundant marine life.

You will wake up to the waves crashing over Abalone Cove's breath-taking sea stacks, while hearing and later seeing the barking sea lions that colonize the turtle sea stack just below the Inn.

Area Attractions

  • Walk out the front door, turn left, and in minutes you are at beautiful Patrick's Point State Park.
  • Enjoy whale watching along the Rim Trail.
  • Picnic in the woods and pastures or hunt for jade and agates on the Agate Beach at the north end of the park.
  • Visit the Indian Ceremonial village where you can enter the log homes of the past.
  • Don't miss hiking through the majestic redwoods in Redwood National Park and Prairie Creek State Park a twenty minutes' drive to the north, where you'll walk under the trees whose average age is 700 years.
  • In that same area, you'll find Fern Canyon, abundant with ferns and herds of elk, providing photo opportunities galore ...or bring your bicycle to cruise the quiet coastal roads overlooking miles of unspoiled beach.
  • Picnic at Big Lagoon State Park.
  • Humboldt Lagoons State Park boasts five fresh/salt water invasion marshes. All these parks are located in between Patrick's Point State Park and Redwood National Park.
  • Visit the quaint fishing village of Trinidad where you can charter a boat for deep sea fishing, or spend the day at one of the many beaches in the area, ideal for surfing, sailing, kayaking or wind surfing.
  • Shop in the shops and galleries that are in town that carry wonderful gift items and art.

Near the end of the day, partake of an afternoon tea of wine, sherry and pastries. Soak in our hot tub overlooking the ocean and watch the glorious sunset. Afterward, indulge in the culinary expertise of our nearby award-winning restaurants.

In the quiet of the night, lounge in the living room and listen to music or engage in conversation with other guests. Curl up with a good book from our library in front of a warming fire.

If you're bringing the kids, be assured there are endless ways to channel their boundless energies. While you're
relaxing on the deck, they'll have the run of the enclosed grounds as they pick berries near the greenhouse. Also, they'll have fun in our elaborate playground and playhouse. At day's end, they'll delight in sleeping in their very own loft.

Spa Services

Tired from a wonderful day's hike in the redwoods? Want to arrange for a romantic afternoon with a side-by-side massage for two? Or just want to be pampered because you're on vacation…….our spa services will treat you from head to toe with relaxation, therapeutic massage, and personal care.

Weddings & Special Events

Whether you are planning for a family reunion holiday or anniversary celebration, a wedding, graduation party, or special adventure on the North Coast with your friends, hosting your event at the Lost Whale Inn bed and breakfast will be a memorable experience! We have a Boutique Wedding package available for your wedding, for more information please

We have catering menues or we can create special menus tailored to your wedding or event theme, just let us know what you are looking for!

Our decks are perfect for easy, elegant outdoor gatherings or relaxed barbeques for your group or family event. The Pacific Coast is a spectacular backdrop for any occassion.

For those of you who come in the winter months, the excitement of ocean storms is an added attraction. The peace and solitude can be a refreshing and welcome break from your fast-paced life.

Rates and Policies

  • Room Rates: $199 - $325
  • .Sea Lion Suite - $750 year-round (includes Agate Room, Sea Lion Room, and large private living room)
  • Whale of a Suite" - the Orca and Beluga Whale Rooms with private foyer - $518 to $640, sleeps four to eight (additional charge for more than four guests).
  • Garden Suite" - the Egret and Humpback Whale Rooms with private hallway connecting - $408 to $555, sleeps four to six (additional charge for more than four guests).Rates do not include 10% county bed tax.
  • Each additional adult: $20 Children 3- 16 years old: $20 Single Occupancy: please deduct $10
  • We have a two-night minimum June 15 - September 15, and all weekends year around.
  • Ask about our midweek winter discount or check the banner ad on the Lost Whale Inn page.
  • We're sorry, but no pets are allowed at the Inn, and smoking is not allowed indoors. Thank you.
  • Cancellations: We will give a full refund with a minimum seven days' notice.  If you cancel within the seven day period, your refund will be given only if the room or rooms are subsequently rented. We do not allow cancellations due to inclement weather.
  • Check In: 3:00 - 8:00 p.m. Later arrivals are accepted only with prior arrangement. Please call us if you will be late so that we will not worry about you.
  • Check Out: 11:00 a.m. from your room.
  • Reservations are secured by a credit card number or an advanced deposit by check, which must be received within seven days after making your reservation. For stays over two nights and reservations of multiple rooms, a 50% deposit by cash or check is required to secure your room.  final payment may be made with cash, check, or major credit card.
  • Upon arrival, we would appreciate payment by cash or check, but accept all major credit cards. All of our rates are subject to change without notice.

Families are welcome, and there is a safely-enclosed
playground for children.

The Lost Whale
Bed & Breakfast Inn

3452 Patrick's Point Drive
Trinidad, California 95570
(707) 677-3425
(800) 677-7859

Fax: (707) 677-0284
Email: info@lostwhaleinn.com
Home Page: www.lostwhaleinn.com
Innkeepers: Guia & Gary Hiegert

  Hits Since 02/17/04

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