Jug Handle Farm is located perfectly for exploring both Fort Bragg and Mendocino, nearly half way between them both.
The Farm is really a step up from hostel accommodation and reminds me more of European pension style accommodation. There are camping spaces available, a large room that sleeps 7-8 I believe, and then a selection of rooms that have either double or twin beds.
The farm house itself is beautiful, it's like walking into a little bit of history. You have use of a full kitchen with all the pots, pans and crockery you could possibly need. There's also a large drawing room area, a library and obviously you have your own room. You share the ground floor shower room and toilets. When I was there the house was not busy but if it's full be prepared to wait a few minutes for these facilities!
The managers ask that you bring a sleeping blanket or blanket with you for warmth as the historical building is not centrally heated. They provide sheets and towels and just ask that guests sweep their rooms when they leave. Hardly a tough chore!
The managers are so welcoming and go out of their way to ensure you have the information you need to enjoy your stay. The Farm's main function is as a nature education center and so there are full recycling facilities, composting and wonderful grounds. A major plus is the short and easy trail down to the beach.
There are no televisions, no computers, no internet access. There is a pay phone - cell phone reception was non existent for me. All of which was great for me but may not be to everyone's taste.
At a rate of $35 for the double room I had to myself, with all the facilities and the magical surroundings this is really the best bargain I have come across on the West Coast. Best of all, the money raised from accommodating travellers goes towards the nature project.
Just wonderful and I hope to be back sooner rather than later.
- Also Known As:
- Jughandle Creek Farm And Nature Hotel Caspar