Our Story

The Timber Cove area was first charted by Russians who settled Fort Ross between 1812 and 1842, less than three miles from our Inn. This became the southernmost Russian colony in North America and some of the first contact between Europeans and the local Pomo tribes.

The prospering fur-trading, timber and shipbuilding industries soon brought Americans, English and Spanish to the area, until Fort Ross was turned over to the State of California in 1903 for preservation. Since then, the California State Park Commission has worked tirelessly to restore Fort Ross to its original design as a historic landmark and preserve the surrounding coastline.(Thank you to Norah Burrows for her "Starry Night Photo!

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