Our beautifully strong Southern Humboldt community is beginning to open up after the Shelter In Place rules all but closed most businesses in our area. Some of our favorites are back with new and creative solutions to safely serving locals and visitors. Check it out!!
Benbow Historic Inn
A beloved treasure of Southern Humboldt, the Benbow Historic Inn is open for lodging and dining. The restaurant, under the leadership of returning Executive Chef George Tannehill, is offering limited meal service with a new menu featuring many Humboldt County-sourced ingredients. And, don’t forget the golf course is also open! You can check out their website at https://benbowinn.com/ for more info.
Gyppo Ale Mill
Gyppo is California’s most remote brewery with stunning views of the Pacific, cold beers and warm welcomes. Julia Peacock and her crew bend over backwards to provide great service while remaining attentive to the health and safety of their customers and employees. Because too many go hungry, Gyppo Ale Mill is proud to “pay it forward” through the SoHum Full Belly program; to donate go to https://gyppo.com/sohum-full-bellies. Make a reservation by calling (707) 986-7700. For more information about the brewery https://gyppo.com/
Briceland Vineyards Winery
Briceland Vineyards is also open by appointment for outdoor wine tasting most weekends this summer. You can taste their award-winning wines, including Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay, in a beautiful garden setting. Don’t delay and make an appointment with Andrew Morris, winemaker, today. Contact him at (707) 923-2429 or email firstname.lastname@example.org For more information about the winery http://bricelandvineyards.com/
Above all, Southern Humboldt is ready to help you discover your journey. Because that’s what life’s about.
Click here for more dining choices https://garberville.org/single-category/dining/ and here for lodging choices https://garberville.org/single-category/tourism/
Click here for a listing of Humboldt County businesses certified to open https://humboldtgov.org/2770/Certified-Business-Lists
Local Businesses Start To Re-Open
Humboldt County, along with the rest of California, is slowly beginning to open up after the Shelter in Place order shut down all but the most essential businesses. Governor Newsom has outlined a four-phase plan to reopen the state; our own county health officer, Dr. Teresa Frankovich, is implementing that plan with optimistic caution for our community. At this writing many of our local retail stores have re-opened. Most restaurants are open for curbside, to-go orders, with some now offering restricted dine-in services. Hotels, motels and campgrounds are currently closed to all but local Humboldt County residents and essential workers working in/traveling through Humboldt County. Some RV parks are accepting fully self-contained RVs; keep in mind that many of the public facilities (bathrooms, showers, laundry, etc.) at these areas remain closed. Patrons of these businesses should be prepared to wear a mask, maintain 6 feet of physical distance, and use hand-sanitizer or wear gloves. Stay safe So Hum!!
For a categorized listing of open businesses in Humboldt County: https://humboldtgov.org/2770/Certified-Business-Lists
Current local health orders: https://humboldtgov.org/2725/Local-Orders
Up-to-date County news bulletins: https://humboldtgov.org/2703/Related-News
Southern Humboldt Chamber of Commerce: email: email@example.com or call (707) 923-2613
June is #GreatOutdoorsMonth
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is kicking off their Great Outdoors campaign. Right here in Humboldt County you can enjoy some amazing adventures in our own backyard including the Lost Coast Headlands, Headwaters Forest Reserve and the Paradise Royale Loop. One of the Top 20 Mountain Biking opportunities on BLM land in the United States, the Paradise Royale Loop is located in the King Range Conservation Area. This approximately 12-mile loop of single-track fun is designed to be ridden clockwise (north) in order to enjoy all the features of the trail. This physically demanding trail provides a fun challenge for intermediate to advanced riders. You’ll want to save some energy for the Bike Terrain Park at Tolkan Campground. We strongly encourage you to contact the BLM office in Whitethorn at (707) 986-5400 to confirm that trails are open. Campgrounds in the area are not yet open due to COVID-19 restrictions. Check out their website for more information https://www.blm.gov/visit and for information about COVID-19 restrictions check out https://www.blm.gov/programs/national-conservation-lands/california/king-range-national-conservation-area
Fourth of July Fireworks Show Cancelled
Like many community events in this unprecedented year, the annual 4th of July fireworks show in Benbow has been cancelled. The State and County protocols due to COVID-19, uncertainty about the ability to gather as a community on the 4th, and a lack of fundraising opportunities led to this decision. We are very saddened. However, Soroptimists International of the Redwoods will have their “safe and sane” fireworks available for sale starting June 30 and continue through July 4. Their kiosk will be open from 11am – 6pm each day and is located in the parking lot of Ray’s Food Place, 875 Redwood Drive, Garberville.
We would like to announce the beginning stages of the Chamber’s campaign and marketing/branding plan in representing and promoting the greater area of Southern Humboldt!
In the developmental stages of our new website, the Chamber took some time to think in detail about what all it is we do, what we stand for and who we are to Southern Humboldt.
First established in 1941, over the past few decades we have grown, expanded and changed just as Southern Humboldt has.
There are 3 key words that best describe who we are and what we do.
Cultivate (symbolizing growth and expansion)
Collaborate (working as a team with others)
Connect (bringing people, places & things together)
We currently help:
Cultivate new and existing businesses
Cultivate the cannabis businesses
Cultivate relationships between business owners
Cultivate spaces to learn (education)
We do our best to:
Collaborate with government agencies
Collaborate with local agencies
Collaborate with other organizations
Collaborate to share creative ideas
We build relationships and try to:
Connect with Community
Connect with Tourism
Connect with Nature
Connect with Oneself
With our eyes wide open and in representing the greater area of Southern Humboldt, we feel that:
SOUTHERN HUMBOLDT IS ALL ABOUT DISCOVERY AND A JOURNEY
We encourage the community, our members, tourists, travelers and out of towners alike to:
“Discover Your Journey”