October 2005 – Ferndale embodies every image ever conjured up by the description “Quaint Victorian Village”…
…a precious place with gumdrop trees in front of cute little cottages…
…and the ceilings of the Emporium are Victorian works of art.
Where the graves of the town’s ancestors overlook the newcomers and their spirit is still easily felt.
This historic Victorian Inn located at the end of Main Street dominates the block and delights the eyes.
This was just one of my favorite houses. I think it absolutely exudes romance!
But there were so many of them that we just walked around gawking at them all!
They just all looked so neat and tidy – and the lace curtains hanging in all the windows gave a nice foo-foo touch.
I thought the color scheme for this one was off, but I loved the two story cupolas.
The Ferndale Museum has really neat exhibits – an old switchboard where you can almost picture the lady operators working – two crank-type telephones that still work and you can use – and some of the most elaborate miniature houses I’ve ever seen.
There’s parking for RVs if you go through town on Main Street – follow signs pointing to parking in the lot on the left. However, I recommend spending at least a few days exploring this cute little town and surrounding areas. I camped at Humboldt County Fairgrounds during my stay there.