For the past four years, we have made the Stanford Inn our annual Christmas holiday retreat. It is set in a beautiful location, south of the town of Mendocino, bordered on one side by Big River, and overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
Not only is the beauty of its 7 acre spread outstanding, but the owners have created a wonderfully accommodating place to eat, relax, and rejuvenate. The rooms are spacious, cozy, and comfortable with wood burning fireplaces. The complementary full breakfast offered each morning in the Ravens (onsite vegan restaurant) is a perfect way to start each day.
Wandering around the property, one can visit the llamas, mini donkeys, and horses, inaddition to meandering through the large organic vegetable garden, wondering what delectable items will be used in the restaurant's daily menu! One can also rent canoes, kayaks, and/or paddleboards and take an paddle adventure up Big River. If paddling is not your thing, a great walking trail has been created for those who would rather trek alongside the river. A pop into Mendocino (5 minutes away), is a delight for shoppers of all sorts.
The owners and staff hold themselves to extremely high standards of hospitality, cleanliness, and personableness. They always there to provide for their guests needs and inquiries. They have created an environment which lends to itself to cater to individuals, couples, families, and even the family dog!
As we leave the Stanford Inn each year, we already look ahead to our next visit there!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled on a hillside, the exquisite Stanford Inn sits atop a meadow overlooking Mendocino Bay. Embodying the best of the rugged Mendocino Coast, the Inn is a haven. The rambling lobby, guest rooms, and suites are paneled in pine and redwood. Every detail is attended to, from wood-burning fireplaces set and ready to light to the sumptuous organic breakfasts. Inspired by the Stanford's Certified Organic gardens, The Ravens' restaurant is outstanding and nationally acclaimed for its vegetarian cuisine. Guests are indulged at the Inn's Massage in the Forest and private yoga sessions. Canoeing and kayaking on Big River, California's new State Park. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Stanford Inn By The Sea Hotel Mendocino