Mendocino Inns – Unique Places to Stay in Mendocino County

Mendocino Inns Are you looking for the best Mendocino Inns? There are lots of small bed and breakfast inns and hotels that offer lodging in Mendocino County. Cheers-2-Wine is happy to recommend the following places to stay.

Mendocino is a fabulous place to visit to “get away from it all”. The scenery is breathtaking. It’s serene yet there are incredible restaurants and a variety of fun things to do. Cell phone service is not dependable in the area. If being able to contact the outside world while visiting Mendocino, make sure you stay at a place that has WiFi.

Joshua Grindle Inn Mendocino California Joshua Grindle Inn is a lovely Victorian Inn located within walking distance from the village of Mendocino. It’s located on a hill overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The inn was built in 1879 and features five romantic guest rooms in the main house. There are additional rooms in the surrounding buildings.


Blackberry Inn MendocinoBlackberry Inn is located in a quiet location just outside the village of Mendocino. The rooms are spacious and well appointed. There is Wi-Fi in all of the guest rooms. This is a dog friendly facility with lovely grounds for a walk. The facade is that of a western town. There are 16 different rooms; all with a different name. You might stay in the bank, the saloon, or Belles. A unique place to stay!


Mendocino Inns With Ocean Views

Mendocino Ocean view All of the rooms at Albion River Inn have views of the Pacific Ocean. Leave your windows open and hear the sounds of the waves as you sleep. Watch the sunset from your private deck. There’s also a gourmet restaurant that also has stunning ocean views. Albion River Inn is seven miles south of Mendocino.

Brewery Gulch Inn is a peaceful retreat located just one mile south of Mendocino on Highway 1. Most rooms face the ocean and have private decks or balconies. Visitors enjoy a cooked-to-order breakfast each morning and a buffet dinner each evening. The grounds are lovely and there’s a fire pit out front.

The rooms at Cobbler’s Walk Inn do not look out over the ocean. However, this bed and breakfast inn located at the trail-head to a scenic ocean-bluff walk. Stroll through the coastal forest to a scenic ocean view. The staff at this bed and breakfast does above and beyond to make you feel special. As you check into your room you are given complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvres. Your parking spot welcomes you with your name on a sign. Fresh flowers and snacks are waiting in your room. Breakfast is delivered to your room in a picnic basket and it’s just a short walk to the beach.


If you have stayed at any of these Mendocino Inns, please leave a comment below. Our visitors would love to hear about your experience.


Mendocino Botanical Gardens

Mendocino Botanical GardensSituated on 47 acres along Highway 1 in Fort Bragg, Mendocino Botanical Gardens is one of the top attractions in Mendocino County.

Meander the trails to explore this beautiful garden by the ocean. Facilities include the expansive gardens, a small cafe, gift shop, and a nursery that sells plants.

colorful flowersEnjoy a variety of flowers, shrubs, and trees including begonias, fuchsias, dahlias, cactus, rhododendrons, and vegetables.

The main trails through the gardens are handicapped accessible. Electric carts are available for those who can use them. This is on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Dogs are welcomed, but must be on a leash.

Spring is the best time to visit to catch the colorful blooms. Time your visit for late April through September, if possible. The gardens are open daily from 9-5 March through October and from 9-4 November through February.

Sea Bird

Birdwatchers can find over 150 species of birds to observe. Special events and workshops occur throughout the year that include plants, art, food, and wine.

Check out upcoming events by clicking on this link.

Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens
Plan for at least two hours to explore the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens. Wear comfortable shoes and bring a camera.

The one complaint that some have about these gardens is the admission fee. Get your money’s worth by bringing a picnic lunch.

Pacific Ocean - Mendocino
Treat yourself to a scenic walk all the way to the ocean. Sit and watch the waves crashing below. It’s the perfect place for a picnic with the stunning views of the Pacific Ocean.

Relax on a bench or visit the Cliff House overlooking the ocean. It’s an observation room for enjoying the view in comfort.


Mendocino Botanical Gardens – Contact Information

Gardens Information
Address: 18220 N. Hwy. 1, Fort Bragg, CA 95437
Telephone: (707)964-4352

Directions to the Gardens:
Gardens are located on the west side of Highway 1. From Mendocino travel 7 miles north. Gardens will be on the left. From Fort Bragg travel 2 miles south. The gardens will be on your right.

From San Francisco, take Highway 101 north. Turn west on Highway 20. Turn south on Highway 1. The Gardens will be on the right.


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Blackberry Inn Mendocino – Great Place to Stay!

Blackberry Inn MendocinoRelax in comfort at the Blackberry Inn Mendocino. It’s located just a few minutes from downtown Mendocino. This adorable inn offers unique lodging in a quiet hillside setting. And they do it at a price that is quite reasonable for Mendocino.

Each room exterior is modeled after buildings you’d expect to see in an old Western town. Rooms include Sheriff’s Office, Saloon, Bank, Barbershop, School House, and so on. I have to admit that I was worried that the setting might be a little “too quirky”. After arrival, I found that the unique decor is adorable.

The Bank - Blackberry Inn The grounds and the rooms are meticulously maintained. The property is surrounded by meadows and trees. There’s even a view of the ocean through the trees in the distance. You can see the ocean from some of the rooms.

Interiors are spacious and well appointed. Guests are greeted with a basket of sweets. The basket includes cookies and homemade breads. You also receive a bottle of local wine. Chocolates are sitting on the bedside table.

Blackberry Inn

We stayed in the Bank and we loved it. Amenities included a king size bed and huge bathroom with roman tub and shower. It even had a small well-stocked kitchen area and a sitting area. The room was equipped with a cable flat screened television. The room had a window seat with a partial ocean view. WI-FI was included for free. It was a cheerful room with lots of windows letting in the natural light.

Blackberry Inn is family owned with great pride in providing guests with a wonderful experience. Customer service is outstanding. They go out of their way to make sure you enjoy your stay. We will definitely return next time we are visiting Mendocino!


Fun Things to Do in Mendocino

Many people who visit Mendocino, are seeking rest and relaxation. They want to just “get away from it all” and do nothing. However, you really should get out and explore the spectacular scenery. Stroll through the small village of Mendocino. Find unique little shops, art galleries, and places to dine overlooking gorgeous ocean views.

Cafe Beaujolais - Mendocino
There’s a great little restaurant in Mendocino that offers outstanding dining. Visit Cafe Beaujolais in downtown Mendocino. The food is outstanding. The ambiance is lovely and the service is friendly and attentive. We’re never disappointed with a meal at this lovely restaurant.

Van Damme State Park
Visit Van Damme State Park. Take a stroll on the beach or dive for abalone. Hike through the redwoods all the way to the unique Pygmy Forest. Van Damme is just three miles south of Mendocino.

Mendocino Botanical Gardens
Drive north on Highway 1 to Fort Brag to visit the Mendocino Botanical Gardens. Stroll through 47 acres of beautiful gardens. Hike through the gardens all the way to the ocean where there’s an observation room where you can sit and view the scenery. There’s a gift shop, small cafe, and a nursery that sells plants.

Skunk Train
While in Fort Brag, board the Skunk Train for a journey through a redwood forest. It’s a scenic ride narrated by the conductor. While on a recently ride, we were entertained by a train singer who played a variety of instruments. He sang train songs and even took song requests. It’s a fun day!


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Blackberry Inn Mendocino
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Address: 4495 Larkin Rd., Mendocino, CA 95460
Telephone: (707)937-5281

Directions to the Blackberry Inn Mendocino From Downtown Mendocino
1. Go left on CA-1 North.
2. Turn right onto Larkin Rd. It’s not far at all so keep your eyes open!
3. Follow the road up the hill to the Blackberry Inn on the right.


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