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Banning House Lodge & Villas

Rustic Charm Overlooking Two Harbors

Welcome to Banning House Lodge & Villas, a historic Craftsman-style bed & breakfast offering spectacular views in a peaceful setting for the ultimate unplugged experience on Catalina Island. 

Nestled on a hill above Two Harbors and surrounded by palm trees, Banning House Lodge has been artfully restored and transformed into a charming inn. With sweeping views of the Isthmus and Catalina Harbor, our lodge provides an ideal escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. 

Join us to experience the tranquility and beauty of Banning House Lodge, the perfect destination for a romantic getaway, family vacation, or solo retreat. Book your stay at The Banning House Lodge today and immerse yourself in the charm and history of Catalina Island. 

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Please note: Banning House Lodge is located in Two Harbors. Two Harbors is located on the western side of the island, about 23 miles from Avalon, and is accessible via the Catalina Express from San Pedro or seasonally from Avalon by the Cyclone power boat.


Amenities & Details

Internet: There is no internet access at Banning House Lodge. 

Rooms: 12 individually-decorated rooms with private baths. Some rooms accommodate up to four people.

Common Areas: The Lodge, Solarium and Courtyard are common spaces, able to be enjoyed by all guests.

Dining: Complimentary continental breakfast. Evening wine & cheese hour daily from 5-6 pm, with two complimentary glasses of wine per guest.

Accessibility: Van shuttle service between the Lodge and Two Harbors Village.

Shuttle: Transportation between Two Harbors village and Banning House Lodge is available 9 am - 8 pm daily.

Recreation: Beach gear, mountain bikes. stand-up paddleboards, kayaks, SCUBA, snorkeling gear available for rent at the Dive & Recreation Center.

Location: Banning House Lodge is located in Two Harbors, at the west end of Catalina Island.

Transportation: Banning House Lodge is accessible from the mainland by ferry. Guests should take the Catalina Express ferry directly to Two Harbors (not Avalon) from San Pedro. If traveling from Avalon, it is accessible by either the Discover Two Harbors Tour (seasonal) or an hour taxi ride.

Catalina Map 2020

Be sure to check the Catalina Express schedule, as boat transportation is restricted in the fall and winter. 

Packages & Offers

Packages & Offers

Info & Policies

Info & Policies

Info & Policies

Front Desk: 310.510.7331

Check-in: 4:00 PM

Check-out: 11:00 AM

Payment Types: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Cash, Gift Cards

Pets: We love animals, but unfortunately Banning House Lodge is not equipped to handle pets or emotional support animals. However, we do allow service animals with proper documentation.

Smoking: We are a non-smoking property. 

Additional Details: Senior, military and group discounts are available seasonally.

Payment Policy: First night rate, occupancy tax and destination fee charged at time of booking. Remaining balance charged at check-out. 

Cancellation Policy: Reservations cancelled less than 30 days before scheduled arrival will be charged for the entire stay. Full refunds will be given for cancellations made more than 30 days in advance.

Minimum Stay: Two night minimum on weekends. Three night minimum on holidays.

Rates: Rates are based on double occupancy. There is a $35 charge per night for each additional guest.

Fees: 12% TOT tax, 8.50% Eco fee**

**Our community incurs significant costs to comply with environmental regulations. The “Eco Fee” helps to offset some of these costs, including refuse management. We thank you for your patronage and cooperation in helping to preserve the precious natural resources of Two Harbors.
Special Events

Banning House Lodge is available for wedding, meetings and special events. Please visit our Group Sales page for more information.

Room descriptions 

All 12 guest rooms at Banning House Lodge have private baths and are individually decorated to capture the character of an early 20th-century lodge. Each room features unique furnishings and decor, making every stay at Banning House Lodge & Villas a one-of-a-kind experience. 






Attentive staff, beautiful, rustic lodge!

“We had such a lovely stay at the Banning House for our son's wedding in October. Carol was so helpful and attentive and patient with our large group! The Santa Cruz Villa is beautiful!! We loved it!!” 5.0/5 TripAdvisor, October 2022

Very relaxing 

“Our second time staying at this charming, peaceful property. The staff are always friendly and helpful. The property itself will win your hearts with the breathtaking views from the courtyards and the overall tranquil feeling on the grounds. This is the perfect place to come if you want life to move a little slower for a couple of days. The beds were very comfortable and the staff welcome you like you’re old friends. I had an extremely enjoyable afternoon just reading in the sun on one of the side courtyards looking out over Two Harbors.” 5.0/5 TripAdvisor, September 2022

“My husband and I had a wonderful weekend at the Banning House Lodge in Two Harbors on Catalina Island. The Banning House was so charming, clean, and lovely. The views were unbeatable and the room was super cozy and comfortable. The staff was very accommodating and kind. Breakfast was offered each morning. Every evening from 5 to 6 p.m., the Banning House offered a complimentary wine and cheese tasting. I will definitely be back and cannot believe this was my first time here.” 5.0/5 Google, July, 2022


“My first time to Catalina Island was not disappointing. Driver was waiting for us when we arrived to take us up to the house, that sits on the hill with views of both harbors. They will drive you up and back to the beach as often as you would like, except for the hour of 5 to 6 pm, their wine hour. You want to be at the house for wine hour, where they have wine, cheese, crackers, and grapes that you can consume while looking over the mooring boats and the activities going on below, from their patio. This part of the island is perfect for a quiet romantic get away!” 5.0/5 TripAdvisor, July 2022

“I have been to this lodge multiple times and not once have I had to complain. Right as you step off the boat you are greeted with a friendly smile as they offer to load your luggage into their shuttle and even on the way to the lodge it's a small tour of the island as they explain the wonderful history of Two Harbors. The rooms are very clean, I always stay between the Carriage room or the crow room. Both are mostly secluded. One of the managers , Carol, excels in hospitality as she will always take the time to not only fix a problem immediately but she just pops in and checks in. It is very comfortable to feel welcomed and when it's time to leave I look forward until the next trip.” 5.0/5 Google, June 2022