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Fairview Manor

Fairview Manor is located in Ben Lamond, California. Named after the Ben Lamond Mountain Range the area is very nature-oriented with access to the Big Basin Redwoods State Park, and many other nature escapes. The manor has four guest accommodations with varied themes and allowed capacities. The 1920s home is surrounded by a redwood forest and offers a full breakfast every morning. Guest's with dietary restrictions can be accommodated. The inn has specified quiet times and no pets are allowed inside the home. The surrounding area is known for its vineyards and quiet atmosphere. The Fairview Manor is open year-round.


Fairview Manor sits on three acres of land in a vintage 1920s home, surrounded by the Redwood forest. The bed and breakfast offers four rooms for guests to stay in, with one of those rooms being the Sunflower Retreat. The Sunflower Retreat has a two-night minimum stay but offers discounts for additional nights. Toiletries and a hairdryer are placed in the on-suite private bathroom for guests to utilize. A fully restored 1923 clawfoot tub from San Francisco can be found in the private bathroom, alongside a shower. A sitting area in the room gives guests a view of the Redwood forest, described as a "beautiful view" by manager Gael Abayon.

Another room found in Fairview Manor is the California Sixties room. This corner room has the same minimum stay conditions as the Sunflower Retreat. Original redwood panels are used in the California Sixties room, along with a private bathroom. The bathroom includes a stall shower, as well as providing the essential beauty products for its patrons. A queen bed is located near the windows of the room, which offer a view of the Redwoods and rosemary's, an evergreen needle-like leave that is native to the Mediterranean region.

The Hawaiian Princess room provides guests with a woodland panorama, with original redwood panels similar to the California Sixties room. A private bathroom includes a newly remodeled tub and shower combination, toiletries, and a hairdryer conveniently located on-site. Guests can stay in the queen bed located in the room, with a futon chaise situated in the sitting area. The last room found in the Fairview Manor is the Endless Summer room, which provides a Redwood forest view and a private bathroom with a stall shower for its guests. A king-sized bed in the room can turn into two twin beds if needed by the patrons.

Various breakfast items are served daily, based on the dietary needs of each consumer. Several food items are Irish based due to the heritage of the owners. The area of Ben Lomond provides access to the Big Basin Redwoods State Park, California's oldest state park.


The culture at Fairview Manor is described as "quiet and tranquil," providing guests with a calming atmosphere during their stay. Guests that have stayed at the property mention the breakfast provided by the manager in their reviews, stating that it is "a scrumptious breakfast made specifically for its consumers." Other reviews mention the quality of service provided by managers Gael Abayon and Jack Hazelton, stating that they "provide quality conversation with their guests as well as suggestions on where to dine and what things to do in the area. They truly make you feel at home during your time there."

The city of Ben Lomond is located in the Santa Cruz County, known for being one of the original counties of California, created in 1850 at the time of statehood. The county was initially named "Branciforte," after the Spanish pueblo founded in the area in 1797. The name was later changed to Santa Cruz, meaning the "Holy Cross." Wineries are often found in the Santa Cruz area, playing a significant role in the city's economy and culture. Wines from the David Bruce Winery and Ridge Vineyards were selected in the 1976 Paris Wine Tasting. Ben Lomond was founded in 1851 by John Burns, making it one of the first areas in the Santa Cruz community. The name Ben Lomond means "Beacon Peak" in Brittonic, referring to the mountain ranges and forested area that is found in the city of Ben Lomond.


Fairview Manor has been in the lodging industry since 1986, having served guests for the last 34 years. The property is currently run by Gael Abayon and Jack Hazelton, with Gael's mother being the owner of the bed and breakfast since its creation in 1986. The property was bought as an investment piece, having been initially a hotel built in the 1880s. Guests of the property used to come from San Francisco to Santa Cruz by train to go to the hotel, getting away from the "fog" in the area, as Gael stated. After years of being run by her mother, Gael retired from the airline industry in order to assist her mother in running the bed and breakfast.

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245 Fairview Avenue
Ben Lomond, California 95005
United States


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Gael Abayon

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