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Banning House Lodge

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Located at the West End of the island, the Banning House Lodge was built in 1910 as the summer home for the pioneering Banning brothers, who owned Santa Catalina Island. Now a charming, Craftsman-style bed and breakfast, the Banning House Lodge offers sweeping views of the Isthmus of Catalina and Catalina Harbor from its romantic, hilltop perch above Two Harbors A complimentary continental breakfast is served daily in the charming dining room. Van shuttle service between the lodge and Two Harbors village is included.
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a 110 year old treasure of a building, 12 units from w people to a family size. The staff is conscientious in their work. There is a good restaurant, a general store and a couple of bars along with hiking, kayaking, biking or...More

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Response from CatalinaICO, Manager at Banning House LodgeResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for staying with us, Rick! We appreciate you taking the time to write such a thoughtful review and we are looking forward to your next visit.

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Reviewed 20 December 2017

Want a wonderful romantic or solo getaway where you can unplug for a couple days, enjoy spectacular views (of the Isthmus on one side and Catalina Harbor on the other), and top off your full day of activity or relaxation with a sunset wine & cheese...More

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Response from CatalinaSCICo, General Manager at Banning House LodgeResponded 19 January 2018

Dear Onthelooselive, Thank you for choosing the Banning House Lodge. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Sincerely, Andrew Allen General Manager

Reviewed 13 August 2018

Had a mix up with a reservation as we did not fully understand the distance from Avalon to Two Harbors. The team was extremely understanding and accommodating. We've only heard rave reviews and are looking forward to a visit in the future!

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Response from CatalinaICO, Manager at Banning House LodgeResponded 14 August 2018

Thank you for your review, Kristie! We look forward to having you stay with us in the near future.

Reviewed 18 June 2018

We loved the "community" this place was so great. Enjoyed walking to the town, seeing both harbors, and the little Red School House! Great to see that no vehicles for visitors are allowed on the island. Didn't see the buffalos, which was the only disappointment....More

1  Thank Kathy M
Response from CatalinaSCICo, Manager at Banning House LodgeResponded 2 July 2018

Thank you for your compliments, Kathy. We are glad that you enjoyed our little escape from hectic mainland life, and that you were able to embrace the Two Harbors spirit. Perhaps on your next visit you'll have a chance to see a bison (from a...More

Reviewed 6 June 2018

Banning House dates back to 1910 - back when it took two days to get there from Avalon. It is rustic, it is peaceful and absolutely delightful. The staff was totally hospitable and welcoming. Nothing better than sitting in the reading room and looking out...More

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Response from CatalinaSCICo, Manager at Banning House LodgeResponded 2 July 2018

Thank you for staying with us, purcelin! We agree--Banning House is very peaceful, and a nice escape from every day life. I am happy that Nehtia made your visit a special and memorable one; we will be sure to let her know. We look forward...More

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You can have all of that in two harbors.I would recommend calling the visitor center, they are so helpful! The banning house lodge is low key and gives more of an unplugged experience on the two harbors side of the island... More
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"Go in the off season and have it all to yourself!"
20 Dec 2017
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"Request a view room"
22 Nov 2017
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"For something really special they do have a nicer room with a private balcony"
26 May 2017
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"Rooms in adjacent buildings are quieter."
02 Jan 2017
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US$143 - US$214 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
banning house hotel two harbors
United StatesCaliforniaCatalina IslandTwo Harbors
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