Captain's Inn is a very special place to us, we have stayed here at least 4 times in the last ten years. And we live only about 30 miles away in Santa Cruz! So to spend the money when we could as easily just stay at home is an extra commendation. We are an older couple and really enjoy going down to eat and enjoy the music at Phil's Fish Market nearby, and this means in the dark months of the year we don't have to worry about dense fog or rain driving home. Seeing a different set of 4 walls from our own, with the great atmosphere the Inn has, is a real treat. The history, the decor, the delicious breakfast, the garden, the deck and the wildlife views are just lovely.
We have stayed in several different rooms over the years; we had an amazing boathouse room the first time and seeing the River light up at dawn through the picture windows was an unforgettable experience. But we found the real boat bed frame a bit difficult of negotiate. So the next time we tried the historic building. We had an upstairs room once, and the first floor First Mate room another time. We have decided that the First Mate is our absolute favorite. It is small but the bed is large and comfortable, and the best thing is, it adjoins right to the living room or "lobby" full of cozy furniture and a cheering fireplace and lots of books and information, so we feel like we are getting two rooms.
On this most recent trip the Inn was decorated for Halloween with the most artistic and novel pumpkins and gourds of all shapes and colors that I have ever seen, they were all over the place inside and out, a real visual treat. I learned that the innkeeper decorates for Christmas too, I think we will have to go check it out during that season also!