Stanford Inn, Mendocino, CA

Nestled away on a hillside on the Mendocino Coast, Stanford Inn lies on top of a meadow with a view of Mendocino Bay. The haven embodies the very best of the Mendocino Coast and offers an opportunity to get in touch with nature.

The Mendocino B&B’s rambling lobby is warm and provides plenty of space. The bootie host’s suites and guest rooms feature red wood and pine panels. Every detail you can think of is given plenty of attention, fromorganic breakfasts prepared by the chef to wood-burning fireplaces.


The Ravens’ Restaurant, which was featured in none other than Oprah Magazine, was inspired by the Stanford’s Certified Organic gardens. It’s also won national praise for its plant-based gourmet cuisine. Both Stanford Inn guests and local residents of Mendocino regard Ravens’ Restaurant as a vital Mendocino Coast dining experience. In fact, thevenue in the U.S. is the lone sustainable eco-resort.

The Innis known for its romantic getaways. It’s alsofamily-friendly, pet-friendly, and hosts group retreats, meetings, and ispopular for elopements and weddings. The Forest and The Mendocino Center for Well Being’s Massage provides a number of life-improvement experiences. The Stanford Inn’s Catch a Canoe & Bicycles, Too! on Big River provides bicycles, outriggers, canoes, and kayaks for exploring the stunning Big Riverand its surrounding environment.

Ocean views

The venue, which has also been seen in Sunset Magazine and New York Magazine, offers its stunning ocean views from each point of the10-acre property, guest rooms included. This unique coastal retreat offers anexperience enhanced by plush towels, books, wood-burning fireplaces, localartists’ work, and antique accents.

Compact stereos, high-speed WiFi, Direc TV television, and telephones are provided. Sofas are in each of the guest rooms for a cozy evening by the fire. For those guests who want to get out of their room and explore the area, mountain biking is available for experiencing Mendocino’s headlands, along with the local, country roads.

There are redwood outrigger canoes for anyone who wishes totake a scenic trip along the Big River Estuary. There’s also a heated swimming pork, hot tub, sauna, cooking classes, yoga classes, Chinese herbal medicine, and a massage at Massage in the Forest. The venue’s Wellness Centre offers nature and gardening tours.

Just a short drive away

Stanford University is just a five-minute drive from the Inn. It’s also less than a five-minute drive from the University’s busy shopping district, a well as being under 15 minutes away from Redwood City and five minutes from Downtown Menio Park. Each room offers air conditioning, and tea- and coffee-making facilities are provided.

One of the state’s very first inns to allow pets, the venueis a haven for family pets; along with their owners, of course. Dogs are given a toy and house-made sweet potato treats. They’re even allowed to join their owners for meals at the restaurant. Dinner features a number of gourmet dishes, such as Chocolate Torte and Sea Palm Strudel. The dining rooms also provide breakfast.