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Inn at Schoolhouse Creek
Ranked #4 of 8 Little River B&B and Inns
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Reviewed July 17, 2013

This little bed and breakfast inn sits right on the coastline. The cabins are charming (and they have hoisted up the beds so that you can see the ocean). The grounds offer incredible walks that are best done in the morning when the ferns and Redwood forest is lush with dew (but beware of the enormous slugs). The breakfast offering is fantastic. Sit by the window overlooking a tree stump, the grounds keeper sprinkles seed and all types of woodland creatures come breakfast as well.

A very quick walk down the road offers paths to the ocean with little islands that you can explore. Just be ware of the tide as you can get stranded on the islands and its a challenging walk or cold swim back.

At dusk, visit the hot tub located high on the property - watching the sunset there it is an exquisite way to end the day.

The nearby dinner options are few so opt for something in Mendocino (a 15 or so min drive).

Weekend stays require a two night booking, but if you reserve last minute you can negotiate only one night.

Room Tip: Ask for a cabin with a view of the ocean.
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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 16, 2013

The Heather Cabin is very comfortable and the view is great. I had a great time with two friends in the Mendocino area. The location of the Inn is close to everything, and the service is great. The restaurant has a wonderful breakfast and good selection.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 15, 2013

Stayed in the Whale Watch room at the top of the hill for two nights. Was a great spot with tremendous perched deck to view out over the water / sunset. Breakfast was delicious each morning. Easily located to get up to Mendocino (we visited the Botanical Gardens and town). Also about 2 minutes from Wild Fish (great restaurant).

Only downside was that you had to cross traffic and walk along Route 1 for about 100 yards to get to the Cove access. Definitely worth the brush with traffic.

Rooms were very comfortable and had a very modern New England seaside feel to them. Shower left something to be desired, but jacuzzi tub made up for it.

The outdoor hot tub was a great place to take in a sunset!

Room Tip: The rooms of Whale Watch, Pacific View, and Captain's Watch all seem to be very similar. Captain...
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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 13, 2013 via mobile

Absolutely beautiful location. We stayed in one of the cottages, and it was so peaceful. The smell of flowers is all throughout the location. The breakfasts were probably the best meals we had while we were there. We highly recommend this as a place to completely relax and unwind. Our dog had a great time, also!

  • Stayed: May 2013
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Reviewed July 12, 2013

"Guest" review from my wife, who went with friends:
Bed and pillows were most comfortable I've had in a hotel setting.
Breakfast was wonderful. I had the almond flour pancakes and the lemon curd. They were delicious. The fruit was fresh. Even the coffee we made in the room was good and other places that stuff usually is not. Hosts Sandy & Kevin were extremely welcoming and gracious.
Really enjoyed the flowers, hummingbirds, chipmunks and bunnies on the property. The morning view from the breakfast room is like a Disney film.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 9, 2013

We just spent the 3 days over the July 4th weekend in the Forest View family cottage. My wife, 2 year old son and Aussie/Border Collie mix had a great time. The grounds are truly dog friendly (I think it was a requirement over the 4th to bring your dog). The cottage included a full kitchen and refrigerator (which is great when you don't want to eat out for every meal). The grounds include a gas grill and fire pit.

This is one of the most understated inns in Mendocino. The staff is friendly. The rooms are immaculate and the grounds are beautiful. Close to Mendocino Village.

Room Tip: The rooms with full kitchens have all the kitchen utensils you'll need.
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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 8, 2013

Our family had an absolutely perfect stay here. Lovely setting near the ocean. Food was especially good and our room was very clean. The staff is warm and welcoming. I highly recommend the Inn at Schoolhouse Creek.

  • Stayed: July 2013
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Address: 7051 N California Highway 1, Little River, CA 95456-9514
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Location: United States > California > Mendocino County > Little River
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Little River
Price Range: $207 - $298 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Inn at Schoolhouse Creek 3.5*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Inn at Schoolhouse Creek on the Mendocino Coast provides a unique experience on the Northern California Coast with cottages and rooms spread out over 9 acres of lush gardens, meadows and forested land as well as our cliffside cottages with amazing white water ocean views.Come escape to the coast and discover our distinctive Inn’s cottages and rooms offering all the amenities you are looking for to relax, unwind and get away from it all--ocean views, fireplaces, cliffside cottages, hot tubs, Jacuzzi tubs, bountiful breakfasts, spa services and more. ... more   less 
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