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Brewery Gulch Inn
Ranked #1 of 24 Mendocino B&B and Inns
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San Francisco, California
1 review
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“Amazing Experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2014

The Brewery Gulch Inn is THE place to stay in Mendocino. I was there for the music festival a couple weeks ago. Gorgeous room and views and 5 star, extraordinary meals. The staff couldn't be nicer. Everyone is so Zen and takes such care to be helpful and pleasant. First rate in all aspects.

Room Tip: All rooms seemed to be beautiful - each has a distinctive personality (those that I saw)
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2014

Paradise and utter bliss is found in Mendocino at The Brewery Gulch Inn. The warm welcome we received not only by the owner, Guy,and the knowledgeable and pleasant staff, was only matched by the beautiful views, amazing food and luscious wines. Breakfast was a feast that ranged from bacon and eggs to the french toast smothered in walnuts. The "Millionaires" bacon is to die for and the before breakfast pastry is so delicious. Dinner is called a light buffet but plenty enough to fill you up for the night! There were some dietary concerns and they were addressed by each person that served us. Chef Peg even came out to see if everything was to our satisfaction! We've never encountered this type of attention to detail combined with great hospitality. When it was time to see the area, maps were drawn to detail and advice given freely about what to see. We walked through a fern canyon where there wasn't a sound and then hit the town of Mendocino for a concert during the Mendocino Music Festival. Everyone we spoke to knew the Inn and were generous in their praise of Guy and his staff. Back to the Inn and to our "Heron" room (each room is named for a local bird). Fireplace, comfy bed, soft throws to cuddle in, a balcony to step out on and drink in the fresh air and impossible view. Our entire experience was perfect - we wouldn't have changed a thing. Once you've been to the Brewery Gulch Inn you can't wait to go back.

Room Tip: Every room has a view so you can't go wrong!
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Novato, California
1 review
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2014

This was our first time at the Brewery Gulch Inn. We were well taken care of and the food was fantastic. Very friendly people who run the inn and they had suggestions for our time there. Enjoy our trip and would return to this lovely place.

Room Tip: The corner king room (the Raven) was very quiet and has a two person tub.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2014

We had a very nice stay. The rooms are clean and well equipped; the food is terrific. There are several choices for breakfast and they were very well prepared. The evening appetizers and wine can replace dinner. There are drinks (coffee, soda, tea), fruit, and pastry available all day. It's priced toward the high end and probably is worth it. The staff is first-rate.

Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Dallas, Texas
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32 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2014

During our stay at the Brewery Gulch Inn, we visited with Executive Chef Peg Davis. She said that BGI strives for an overall feel that is "relaxed and refined." She nails it. This is not a traditional bed and breakfast, and it's not a hotel. It is what we found to be a unique place that offers comfort, excellent food, and serenity. We stayed in the Heron Room, which was perfect for two people. We had a great view of Smuggler's Cove below and the Pacific in the distance. The Inn provides two meals for the price of the room. The breakfast menu is varied, ranging from a yogurt parfait with fresh fruit and granola to a full breakfast that includes eggs, the Inn's special "millionaire's bacon," potatoes and toast. Specials included waffles with fresh fruit and a caramel glaze and pancakes. The coffee, BGI's special blend of the local Thanksgiving Coffee, is terrific. The "light buffet" is served between 5:30 and 6:30. It generally included one, maybe two, entrees and four or five side dishes, along with bread, dessert and wine or a non-alcoholic drink. One evening we had that hearty beef and potatoes dish with the fancy French name; the beef was amazingly tender. I called it a "lumberjack" meal. Meals are held in what I would call a "great room" on the first floor of the building. It looks out over the cove. You can step outside on the patio and drink your wine or coffee or BlueSky cola and just live in the moment. Manager Steven Smith and his staff are among the friendliest, most good-natured people we've ever met. If you need reservations for just about anything -- a fishing trip, dinner, horseback riding -- they can take care of it in a flash. I had modest concerns about the fact that the Inn is not located in Mendocino proper, but it's not an issue. the town is a five-minute drive from the hotel and the route is scenic. In addition, the town fathers and mothers have the most generous and sensible parking regulations I've ever encountered. You can park just about anywhere. We were there the weekend the Mendocino Music Festival opened. That evening, we had dinner reservations for 8 p.m. at the Cafe Beaujolais. I was able to park within one minute's walk of the restaurant. I highly recommend the Brewery Gulch Inn. We were there to celebrate our 45th wedding anniversary. We're not waiting for our 50th to go back.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2014

Picked the inn based on the reviews and was not disappointed! Looked for a place where I could treat my sister to a little R & R in the midst of a 11,000 mile road trip for her nonprofit...this was the perfect choice! Massage in the room, wonderful dinner and fabulous breakfast! All near stunning beaches and the charming town of Mendocino! Staff was wonderful, kind and very welcoming! Will be back!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2014

This boutique inn offers friendly, superior service, comfortable amenities, and very good food. In some respects it is like a B&B, but one that is elevated to be more like a boutique inn - and not a doily in sight. At breakfast and wine hour, or anytime in between, there is plenty of room for guests to hang out privately, or casually meet other like travellers for friendly conversation. Rooms are comfortable (other reviews have occasionally noted that they are not 100% soundproofed, which is true, but unless you are unlucky and have extraordinarily loud neighbors it is certainly not a big problem). The "snack" in late afternoon, while hardly a full dinner, was very delicious and for us was most adequate after a morning of outdoor activity and late lunch in town, especially after a glutinous week in Napa prior to visiting the inn,

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Brewery Gulch Inn
Address: 9401 N Highway 1, Mendocino, CA 95460-9529
Location: United States > California > Mendocino County > Mendocino
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 24 B&Bs / Inns in Mendocino
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Brewery Gulch Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Perched on a bluff top on the east side of Highway 1, our contemporary Arts & Crafts-style inn commands sweeping views of Smuggler's Cove and the Pacific Ocean. Built of eco-salvaged redwood pulled from the nearby Big River in 2001 and updated in 2008/2009, Brewery Gulch features 10 ocean-view rooms with decks, gas fireplaces, DVD-equipped flat-panel televisions, and iPod docks. Included with each guest's stay are cooked-to-order breakfasts and a sumptuous buffet dinner featuring area wines and local craft beers, all prepared by the Inn's acclaimed in-house chef. Come see why TripAdvisor ranked the Brewery Gulch Inn as one of the "Top 10 Bed and Breakfasts and Inns To-Die-For" worldwide in 2011. ... more   less 
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