...the Hi-Seas Inn, where my family and I have vacationed most summers since the mid-Seventies, is no more. The grassy yard and redwood decks, along with the homey service and easy access to the state park, made this an under-reported gem of the Redwood Coast, which I enthusiastically recommended to everyone from college buddies to inlaws to co-workers. It was the first venue I took my first girlfriend to (this was back in 1990).
The Web site my search took me to revealed it is under new ownership, with plans to re-open as Avalon By The Sea. One can only pray the new management keeps the original flair and character of the place, and doesn't try and turn it glitzy and anonymous like so many chain motels.