SoHum Chamber’s Featured Business of the Week: The Sherwood Forest Motel
Every week the Southern Humboldt Chamber of Commerce features a business of the week. We’ll be sharing their posts here to celebrate our community.
This week’s featured business of the week is The Sherwood Forest Motel!
The Sherwood Forest Motel is a local family-run motel nestled in the heart of Redwood Country, in Southern Humboldt County! This well established motel has been operating in downtown Garberville since the 1950’s and was purchased by the late Earl Mitchell in the 1970’s. In the early 1980’s Radar and Junia Mitchell moved to town and took over managing the motel from 1986 to 2018.
The Sherwood Forest Motel has been different things for different people over the years; a place for birthday parties, gatherings for family reunions, a day of swimming and relaxing by the pool, or maybe just the enjoyment of the sound of the water fountain as a couple strolls by hand in hand. As people hold on to the memories they created there, a little piece of each experience is left at the Sherwood, and it’s that shared history that ties us all together.
There have been some recent changes happening at this local motel. As of recent, Junia and Radar have retired and their oldest son David stepped up to the plate and is now the new operations manager! As Junia and Radar get ready for so much needed R&R, David, with the help of his brother Tanner, have since taken the bull by the horns and have many projects on their list for the Sherwood. They have recently launched an upgraded new website and facebook page, as well as starting in on some remodeling of the rooms themselves. By this summer, they plan on having at least ¼ of the rooms remodeled!
New beds have been ordered and the hot tub and pool area will be ready in time for summer!
The rooms for rent are affordable and they offer a 10-15% discount for AAA/AARP, Military/Law-enforcement, as well as several promotional discounts which vary seasonally.
The Sherwood is proud to begin partnering with local community and small-business members, offering services such as flower delivery, spa/massage services, custom locally crafted handmade furniture on consignment, even meditation and “Summer yoga” for their guests.
“There are so many fantastic shops and services offered in Garberville and an incredibly vibrant business community. We think we can help play a role in connecting those services to people who visit our town.” (quote from the managers).
Both Tanner and David feel that what really sets the Sherwood apart from the rest for those that grew up here, is that this is a place that can remind us all of our childhood.
“It’s a place that has been in town for as long as almost anyone can remember and one that, upon reflection, can make you smile just by remembering. That is the history we want people to think about when they think of Sherwood Forest, and to know we are working hard to remain a positive part of our community, like we have been for over fifty years.”
The Sherwood Forest Motel is located at: 814 Redwood Dr., Garberville, California
Hours of operation are: 9:00 am – 9:00 pm, Monday-Sunday
Note: Redheaded Blackbelt is a member of the Southern Humboldt Chamber of Commerce