The historic Weller House was a fantastic find!
We settled into a cozy rear room, (The Lily Room) complete with fireplace and tastefully decorated in period antiques. We didn't need the fireplace as the weather was warm. Through the window we could see the garden and chicken coop (fresh eggs for breakfast!)
If you try the orange marmalade you'll be hooked. Buy a jar to take with you. I believe Vivien's son makes it in the Weller House kitchen.
The current Owner, Vivien, took us on a tour after breakfast, including the top floor's large open space. These days it's used for dances and live music (or rented for weddings or similar gatherings) but at one time it was used for Baptist church services!
This was a very good 'base camp' for trips into Fort Bragg and Mendocino. We didn't ride on the Skunk Train, but we did hear the train whistle, and ran to the outside stairs to watch.
We could have easily "camped out' in our room for a few days and unwound from our go-go live in silicon valley.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Historic 1886 inn with ballroom, library, breakfast room, water tower observation deck, and gardens. Featured in the New York Times and Sunset Magazine. Nine fine guest rooms, each with private bathrooms, sitting areas, down pillows and comforters, Egyptian cotton sheets. King or queen beds, two rooms have private Jacuzzis, 4 rooms have fireplaces. The water tower observation deck is the high point in town, great for whale watching and sunsets. Gardens with heritage and edible ornamentals have been organic since 2008. Breakfast (now served in the original dining room on the ground floor of the main house) features the freshest local and organic ingredients, including eggs from our own hens. The virgin redwood ballroom on the third floor of the main house is a unique and beautiful space, ideal for all sorts of gatherings. Weekly dances and occasional live music concerts put the extraordinary studio-quality acoustics to good use -- no artificial amplification necessary! Regular social Argentine Tango Weekends feature world-class instructors, and since 2009 the annual Dancing Fools' TangoFest takes place on the weekend closest to April 1st. ... more less