My girlfriend and I stayed at Dennen's Victorian Farmhouse in the rustic and charming Mendocino Suite. The suite is two rooms separated by a large air jet tub (that fits two) and a wet bar (with a small refrigerator). Each room has a working fireplace (which we didn't use as it was very warm while we were there). One room is the bedroom, which has a very comfortable king bed and dresser, and the other room is the living room which has a TV (we never used it), a breakfast table and a sofa. The living room has a deck that looks towards the woods with two Adirondack wood chairs. This is a great spot to read in the afternoon. The tub was fun - bubble bath for two!
Some nice touches include fresh flowers in the room and a small bowl of Werther's candies. There's a small view of the ocean from the bedroom window, but you shouldn't consider this an "ocean view" room. I'm a light sleeper, and we had to have the windows open as it was warm, but with earplugs I didn't notice any noise and slept very well. Breakfast was awesome. They bring a tray to your room at a time you request, and the meal was very nice. One morning we had quiche and scones, and another we had fruit and cream cheese crepes. Coffee/tea and OJ are included.
The bathroom is very small, but functional. One very small quibble is that the water in the shower would occasionally flip from hot to cold and then hot again. This happened only a couple of times and wasn't a problem. Another very small quibble is that the complementary shampoo bottle is tiny, and so we went to Mendocino and purchased shampoo and conditioner. I recommend that you bring your own toiletries.
We also booked the Redwoods & Romance C'mores Package, which includes a fire in their fire pit, marshmallows, chocolate, graham crackers, and a half bottle of Roderer Champagne. We had an amazing time roasting marshmallows and making s'mores. One note on this - if you want this package, book it before you go, as if you ask last minute they may not have the wood and food, etc., and so you will likely be out of luck.
We found the owners and staff to be very nice and helpful. We will come here again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Escape to our romantic bed and breakfast in Mendocino County. Sit back and experience amazing ocean views, beautiful scenery, and gracious service at our Mendocino Coast Inn. Rooms at our Mendocino B&B feature custom furnishings and luxurious linens, some with private decks, fireplaces and Jacuzzis. Enjoy an unforgettable gourmet breakfast in bed, complimentary Wi-Fi, and special packages at our inn in Little River, CA, only minutes to the picturesque village of Mendocino. ... more less