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PO Box 487, Mendocino, CA 95460-0487, USA    
(800) 331-8884, (707) 937-5615


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Circa 1856. Tucked against a forested hillside, this inn is comprised of a combination of buildings from an 1856 homestead to a 1930s cottage, and the more recent 1969 and 1996 inn that offers views of the ocean from each room. The ten acres also include an expansive lawn studded with flower gardens that slope down to a duck pond and redwood barn where the inn's llamas and horses graze. Guest bedrooms and suites feature four-poster beds, wood-burning fireplaces and watercolors and paintings by local artists. Complimentary Mendocino wines are offered.

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This property has 41 total guest accommodations with private bath, 31 with fireplaces, 10 total suites, including 5 two-bedroom suites, 3 cottages and 4 conference rooms. The types of beds available include King, Queen and Twin.

  • Bicycles
  • Cable TV
  • Coffeemaker
  • Computers
  • Copy Machine
  • DVD
  • Fax
  • Fireplace
  • Gift Shop
  • Handicap Access
  • Refrigerator
  • Sauna
  • Swimming
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • Turn-Down Service

Events Hosted

    • Family Reunions
    • Seminars
    • Meetings
    • Weddings
    • Romantic Getaways

Spa Services

On-Site Spa Services

  • Massages

Liquor License

    • Beer & Wine

Pet Restrictions

Pets happily accepted
  • Pets Allowed
  • Innkeepers pets on premises
  • Pets Happily Accepted

Romantic Interest

Rooms are paneled in pine with redwood accents. All our beds are feather beds.

Innkeepers Association Memberships

Unique Inns, California Association of Bed and Breakfast Innkeepers

Describe Garden and Grounds

Site of Big River Nurseries, a California Certified Organic Farm (USDA). Produce and fruit are havested almost daily for use in the restuarant as are herbs. Landscaping is organically grown as well, but not necessarily edible as the deer would eat it too.

Reservation/Cancellation Policies:


Seven days for refund less a $30 cancellation fee.


Smoke Free Property.

Other Activities

    • Antiquing
    • Art Galleries
    • Beaches
    • Bicycling
    • Canoeing/Kayaking
    • Hiking
    • Live Theater
    • Museums
    • Parks
    • Shopping (Local Crafts)
    • Tennis
    • Water Sports
    • Wineries

Historic Interest

Site of the historic China Gardens and one of the oldest homes in Mendocino. Site of the the original ferries and bridges.

Historic Awards:

  • Mendocino County

Historic Memberships:

  • Local Historical Society

Historic sites nearby:

Mendocino Village (immediately adjacent)

Recommended Restaurant(s)

The Ravens, 955 Ukiah Street, Cafe Beaujolais.

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As working parents with young children, our weekends away are so terribly few in number, that every one must be precious. Thanks to you, our weekend in Mendocino was the finest of all.

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Publicity and Press Reviews

Oakland Tribune, Brides, Contra Costa Times, San Francisco Chronicle, New York Times, Sunset Magazine, Dog Fancy, National Geographic Traveler, Bayarea Backroads, Channel 4 KRON San Francisco, Evening Magazine KPIX Chanel 5 COB affiliate, KGO Gene Burns.



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