The drive to Shelter Cove, especially in thick fog, is fun the way roller coasters are fun: you're pretty sure you're going to survive, but...
There's not a lot to do in Shelter Cove except look at the waves crashing into the rocks. Don't let this deter you. After many long days of travel, watching waves slowly crush rocks into sand was just the thing.
The owners are genial and accommodating. When you get your key, they give you a quick, private tour of the small property, pointing out the pleasant open-air library, the hot tub (cleaned by hand, no harsh chemicals added, no pool), and the way to your room.
All rooms face the ocean. At night, the owners turn on some lights for a couple of hours after sunset so you can watch the waves before turning in.
The Inn has a pizza joint attached on one end that will walk a pizza to your room door (I don't care for pizza, generally, so did not sample it) and a little coffee & bagel shop that opens at 7AM tucked in at the other end. The only other nearby eatery is the Chart Room across the road (worth a visit while Captain Jon and Tugboat Annie still run it - they are trying to sell the place and retire).
Throw open the doors and throw an extra blanket on the very comfortable bed and sleep deeply.
- Also Known As:
- Inn Of The Lost Coast Hotel Shelter Cove
- Hotel Of The Lost Coast