Anderson Valley Inn is excellent for visiting nearby wineries, but it is a long drive from the scenic town of Mendocino (over 1 hour drive) and it's not really near Boonville either (10 min drive). It thus felt more like a stopover motor inn than a destination B&B. The rooms have been tastefully remodelled in a classic country inn style, with nice thick towels, cute bed linens and cedar chests, with books to read. No tv, telephones, CD/DVD players, coffee makers, or anything of that sort though. The biggest reason why I wouldn't return (other than for a stopover night on a long drive) is because there isn't a common lounge area or dining room. The rooms are a series of end-on-end cabins outside the main house which belongs to the innkeepers (and is private property). So, no cosy fireplaces to read by, no games to play. It does not serve meals so no dining rooms. In the mornings the innkeepers lay out in their yard a basic continental breakfast (organic juices, rustic breads, excellent homemade pastries) but there is nowhere to eat it except in the open air garden, very pleasant but the lack of a real "inn" feel makes this not a destination B&B. I would pay $60 a night for it but not the higher weekend/holiday rates.
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