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“A piece of paradise and goats too!!!!”

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The Andiron -- Seaside Inn & Cabins
Manitou Springs, Colorado
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“A piece of paradise and goats too!!!!”
Reviewed January 10, 2012

Passing through on the Mendocino Coast and came across the most wonderful find. Little pieces of paradise in creatively fun units. We stayed in READ (each of the units has a creative theme) and it was a book lovers dream. The room is filled with everything to do with books and libraries. They even had a set of young adult books we grew up with from the 60's! Our cottage was attached to another unit but you wouldn't know anyone else was there. Kate our innkeeper was terrific. She made us feel so welcomed and had the room all ready with such a wonderful ambiance (lights just right and music playing) as we walked in to the room. The bed was so comfortable that you just wanted to curl up and read a book all day! Also the fireplace made the space cozy. There is a full kitchen unit in the room. The goats Peanut Butter and Jelly make for great pictures and entertainment! The Inn is located just south of Van Damme State Park (don't miss the pygmy forest!)

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Marina
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Reviewed January 10, 2012

Stayed here in May 2011 for our 20th wedding anniversary. There was wine and a personal note in the room. The innkeepers are extremely helpful, replying personally and timely to emails during the trip planning, and offering excellent suggestions while on property. The rooms are fun, fun, fun!! Two to a building, all with ocean views. They have the cutest hot tub set in the woods down a path strung with lights. At the time we were there, they had 2 greyhounds that happily let you pet them if you were missing your own pets at home (next time we will bring our dogs). I understand they have acquired a couple of other animals (not including the deer, squirrels, and birds that populate the property) :)

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Cottonwood, Arizona, USA
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Reviewed December 23, 2011

Love staying here. Great Inn Keepers. Fun and interesting rooms.

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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
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Larkspur, Colorado
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Reviewed October 30, 2011

We had a very good experience here. The owners were friendly and accommodating, giving us directions to a fantastic hike along the coastal cliffs. The fondue welcome in the evening and the toast bar in the morning were great. The cabins were very quirky (in a good way). Definitely coming back.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
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København
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Reviewed October 20, 2011

Spent two nights here in October on a trip to San Francisco and the coast. The place is awesome - beautifull location, great cabins with real character and a warm and welcoming staff. Lot's to do in the area - walks, winetasting, spas, redwoods and great local restaurants. Can't wait to go back one day - just a pity it is so far from Europe...

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Cathedral City, California, United States
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Reviewed October 14, 2011

My husband and I were on a weeklong motorcycle cruise down the coast from Washington. We carefully planned our stops along the way prior to commencing on our adventure. I read dozens of tripadvisor reviews while determining where we would settle each day- the Andiron did not disappoint.

The property sits on a hillside, and the cabins are scattered on the hill. The Andiron is across the street from the ocean- and you catch beautiful glimpses through the trees as you lounge on your perfectly situated wooden patios located outside the sliding door. Each room is a bit different- we stayed in the Nature room- which was also cabin #1- and closest to the ocean view. The room was retro looking- sort of early 70 style. There were old boy scout books and campfire girl books- and even a 12 string guitar! This particular cabin had a kitchenette- and the cups and plates were vintage melmac dishes- really took me back! There is a flatscreen tv- and a wood burning potbelly stove in this unit also. Bed was very comfy- and a king size. The bathroom was standard- but the lavender scented bath products were heavenly. No waste here- supplies were in pump containers. Eco thrifty.There is a picnic table- and bbq for use outside of the unit, not sure if charcoal is available at the office or not.

The office is located at the top of the hill- with a couple of goats, PButter n Jelly standing guard. The office offers numerous dvds for checkout- as well as games. Many people have written about the happy hour.....sadly, we were not guests on the weekend- so we missed this opportunity- however, having read about it, I telephoned Scott, one of the owners, and asked if it would be possible to have a mini happy hour set up in our cabin for arrival. He was very accomodating and said, yes, for a small fee- he'd see to it we had a 'happy hour' set up. Was so cute! They had an ice bucket- Owl- with a local bottle of wine and a couple of local brews- plus cheeses, crackers, nuts, and candy all placed in recycled containers (for instance, the crackers were in a marshmellow creme jar) with hand made labels. Simple- yet so very thoughtful- you could tell plenty of conscious care went into not only what we were given- but into how it was presented. Did not get to meet the owners- but it is obvious that hospitality is their game!

Last but not least, there is a sunken hot tub hidden in the trees! Twinkling lights decorate your own piece of paradise- in paradise. There are big fat towels provided in the room for use- and you should definitely use them and the hot tub if you go! We had the tub to ourselves.....and as we were leaving ran into a newlywed couple going to use the tub. Perfection!

Definitely want to return.....maybe try a different room, although ours was cozy and completely fit our bill.

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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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foolstwist, Owner at The Andiron -- Seaside Inn & Cabins, responded to this review, October 20, 2011
Hi! We are so so sad we didn't get to meet you! You sound great - and not just cuz you gave our place such a lovely and perfect review. I am especially glad you dug our little happy hour package. I never know if people appreciate all our recycled touches and it made my day to hear that you did.

Really, actually, this whole review made our day. Thank you, thank you. Your words mean the world to us.

Madeline, Scott, and all of us here at The Andiron
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Oakland, California
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Reviewed September 11, 2011

I found this place in a Sunset Magazine article a year ago and it has since become my home away from home. The cabins are cozy and have super cute, and quirky decorations. There is a hot tub under trees surrounded with twinkle lights. There is also a large DVD library. The owners Scott and Madeline are super fun and have lots of advice to share about the surrounding area. The newest addition is the goats; Peanut Butter and Jelly. They are an attraction themselves. Too freaking cute. Make sure you go on a weekend since they have a wonderful happy hour in the evening and toast bar in the am. I believe they also offer homemade soup and wine dinner on the weekends, which I had once and would highly recommend. During the week is lovely too but there aren't food & wine perks. I believe there are better rates during the week but definitely try to have one weekend night at the Andiron. You won't be sorry!

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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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Property: The Andiron -- Seaside Inn & Cabins
Address: 6051 N Highway 1, Little River, CA 95456-9510
Location: United States > California > Mendocino County > Little River
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Specialty Lodging in Little River
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Andiron -- Seaside Inn & Cabins 3*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Andiron is 11 one- and two-room cabins perfectly situated on five acres of meadow and woods on Highway 1 in Little River, California. Minutes away from everything - beaches, wineries, diving, hikes, Mendocino, breweries, good food - but quiet, relaxing, and fun, our housekeeping cabins and rooms are each entirely unique and reflect our love of everything vintage, salvage, rehabbed, and recycled. ... more   less 
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