Many visitors stay in Mendocino and stop at the wineries in Anderson Valley while driving through. Anderson Valley may have the wine, but Mendocino and the coast has most of the fine dining and accommodations. From the funky-yet-chic Boonville Hotel to a classic and grand bed-and-breakfast such as MacCallum House, the area has an accommodation to fit your style.
Please note that prices and other details can often change. We recommend that you call ahead before you go.
Agate Cove Inn
11201 North Lansing St.
Mendocino, CA 95460
Telephone: (707) 937-0551; (800) 527-3111
Fax: (707) 937-0550
Rates: $179 to $450
Services: Concierge, Internet Access, Pet Services
Amenities: Library, Spa Services
This historic inn is as close to the crashing surf as you can stay in Mendocino Village. Guests have their choice of a private cottage or a room in the 1860s farmhouse. With the exception of the Diamond Room, every accommodation offers a private deck, fireplace and view of the sea. Comforting touches include complimentary Sherry, feather beds, large soaking tubs and a three-course breakfast that changes daily. Spend the afternoon on the beach or make the 30-minute drive to Anderson Valley wineries.
The Albion River Inn offers 22 guestrooms, most with decks overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
3790 North Highway 1
Albion, CA 95410
Telephone: (707) 937-1919; (800) 479-7944
Fax: (707) 937-2604
Rates: $195 to $325
Services: Restaurant/Bar, Room Service
Amenities: Breakfast Included
Though this oceanfront inn is reminiscent of an elegant New England lodging, the vibe is kick-off-your-shoes casual. Grouped in 12 cottages, rooms have private entrances, fireplaces and, in many cases, decks overlooking the sea. The inn is ideally situated between Mendocino Village and Anderson Valley wineries, great for afternoon wine tasting. The menu at the inn's restaurant, a Wine Spectator Award of Excellence winner, emphasizes seafood, particularly local salmon and Dungeness crab when in season. Dishes are well-prepared, if a bit conventional. The 495-bottle wine list offers an impressive selection of California wines, plus a few older vintages from top-flight international names such as Beaucastel and Pichon-Longueville-Lalande. The brick fireplace adds a cozy touch to dinner, while the dramatic view of the rocky Pacific coastline lends the restaurant a million-dollar decor.
Boonville Hotel is a modern take on a classic roadhouse.
14050 Highway 128
Boonville, CA 95415
Telephone: (707) 895-2210
Fax: (707) 895-2243
Rates: $125 to $350
Services: Internet Access, Parking, Pet Services, Restaurant/Bar
Head to this modern-day roadhouse for a hip slice of country life. Owner John Schmitt, who remodels and designs houses, has done up rooms in bold colors, hemp-fiber carpets and Shaker-style farmhouse furnishings. Some rooms are spacious and come with decks, while others are smaller and have Shaker pegs instead of closets for clothes. A two-level studio and bungalow occupy a building bordering the creek in the back. The studio is outfitted with radiant floors and funky touches like metal siding and metal roofs with skylights. The hotel's restaurant is a good bet for dinner; the small menu offers hearty yet refined California cuisine served family-style. Several wineries are within 10 miles of the hotel, including Goldeneye, Navarro and Roederer.
The Captain's Room features a private deck, best for sipping wine and watching the sunset over the water.
John Dougherty House
571 Ukiah St.
Mendocino, CA 95460
Telephone: (707) 937-5266; (800) 486-2104
Fax: (707) 937-1440
Rates: $175 to $275
Services: Breakfast Included, Concierge, Internet Access
The seaside John Dougherty House was built more than 125 years ago as a private residence for captain John Dougherty. Now an inn managed by the Blue Door Group, the historic house has a quaint New England feel, and all of the rooms come with fireplaces, Jacuzzi tubs and flat-screen televisions. Request the Captain's Room, where you can sip wine on your private deck and watch the sun set over the bay. A hearty breakfast of scones and muffins, quiche, sausage rolls and freshly-squeezed orange juice is included in the room rate. As for tasting, the wineries of Anderson Valley are just minutes away by car.
MacCallum House is the area's largest bed-and-breakfast.
MacCallum House Inn & Restaurant
45020 Albion St.
Mendocino, CA 95460
Telephone: (707) 937-0289; (800) 609-0492
Fax: (707) 937-9905
Rates: $179 to $399
Services: Babysitting, Concierge, Internet Access, Pet Services, Restaurant/Bar, Room Service
Amenities: Breakfast Included, Beach, Jacuzzi
What was once Mendocino's grandest private house is now the area's largest bed-and-breakfast, with a variety of accommodations to suit various tastes and budgets. The main house, built in 1882, has six rooms with claw-foot bathtubs, sleigh beds and ocean views. The best place to stay, however, is the barn's upper loft with its deck, stone fireplace and exquisite view. Dine at the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence-winning restaurant, in the main house. California cuisine comes with a touch of French flair and a wisely-crafted, 95-bottle wine list devoted almost entirely to California wines. The wineries of Anderson Valley are a 30-minute drive away, and tours to many of them, including Goldeneye, Navarro and Roederer, can be arranged at check-in.