Mendocino | City Guide

Mendocino, California

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Victorian Village By The Sea

Surrounded by grassy headlands, rugged coastline, and redwood forests, Mendocino offers tranquility in an idyllic coastal region of Northern California. The picturesque hamlet is the only town on the California coast that is designated as an historical landmark. Explore whimsical boutiques, dine at gourmet restaurants, and discover the local art scene at one of the many charming art galleries.

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Eat

A discerning collection of our favorite places to eat in Mendocino.

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The MacCallum House Mendocino, Ca

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Breakfast | Romantic Dinner

MacCallum House

The MacCallum House is a Victorian home turned boutique hotel and restaurant with a rich history in the center of town. The beautifully crafted house is warm and inviting. Enjoy breakfast on the glass-enclosed porch or opt for a romantic dinner by candlelight in the main dining room.

45020 Albion St, Mendocino, CA 95460

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Trillium Cafe Mendocino, California

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Dinner

Trillium Cafe

Located in the middle of Mendocino village, Trillium Cafe offers a premier destination for fine-dining with local, organic, seasonal ingredients. The menu features modern California cuisine with some Asian and Mediterranean flair. It’s as close to farm-to-table as possible.

10390 Kasten St, Mendocino, CA 95460

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Dinner

Ledford House

A lovely intimate restaurant on the bluffs of Albion with decadent meals, excellent service, and stunning views. The Ledford House reflects the provincial style of Southern France with a casual elegance that is both warm and inviting.

3000 CA-1, Albion, CA 95410

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Dinner

Wild Fish

Located just across the street from the Little River Inn, Wild Fish offers the perfect setting for oceanfront dining. It’s a small but charming restaurant, featuring California-inspired seafood made with 100% local fish and the finest organic produce.

7750 CA-1, Little River, CA 95456

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Cafe Beaujolais Mendocino, California

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Coffee | Casual Lunch | Dinner

Cafe Beaujolais

A charming spot located in a Victorian farmhouse from 1893. Cafe Beaujolais is now a group of three eateries, allowing visitors to choose from a casual lunch in the garden at The Brickery, where wood-fired pizza is their specialty, fine dining of California French cuisine in the Cafe, or fresh coffee and sweet treats in The Waiting Room.

961 Ukiah St, Mendocino, CA 95460

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Stay

A discerning collection of our favorite places to stay in Mendocino.

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The Inn At Newport Ranch Main Building

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Fort Bragg, CA

Inn At Newport Ranch

An architectural masterpiece tucked away in Fort Bragg, CA on 2,000 acres of grounds. With secluded luxury, architectural brilliance, and destination-worthy dining, The Inn At Newport Ranch has set the standard for California ranch vacations.

31502 CA-1, Fort Bragg, CA 95437

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Glendeven Inn & Lodge Mendocino, California

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Little River, CA

Glendeven Inn & Lodge

The Glendeven Inn & Lodge is an adults-only inn set on 15 beautiful acres just two miles south of town, offering guests a place of peace and privacy. The proeprty has a spa and also provides a delicous breakfast basket each morning.

8211 North, CA-1, Little River, CA 95456

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Brewery Gulch Inn Mendocino, California

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Mendocino, CA

Brewery Gulch Inn

Perched on a bluff top overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the Brewery Gulch Inn is a contemporary Arts and Crafts-style inn that defines rustic luxury. The ten room inn also comes with a lot of local history. The property sits on the original 10-acre farmstead of Mendocino pioneer, Homer Barton. You’ll also want to check out the owners wine and champagne, Fathers + Daughters.

9401 CA-1, Mendocino, CA 95460

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Little River Inn Mendocino, California

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Little River, CA

Little River Inn

The Little River Inn is renowned for its signature family-friendly hospitality, and has been welcoming guests for five generations. Not only does the Inn offer everything you need for a comfortable stay, the views are amazing. It was James Dean’s choice of accommodation when filming East Of Eden.

7751 CA-1, Little River, CA 95456

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Play

A discerning collection of our favorite places to play in Mendocino.

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Wine Tasting

Navarro Winery

Located along Highway 128 since 1974, Navarro Winery is one of the original Anderson Valley tasting rooms. They have a great selection of local wines, and the majority of their production is sold directly onsite.

5601 CA-128, Philo, CA 95466

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Navarro Winery Mendocino, California

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Shopping

Mendocino Jams & Preserves

A trip to Mendocino isn’t complete without making a stop into this charming store. It’s a Mendocino specialty where you’ll find delectable small batch, handcrafted jams and jellies, preserves, condiments, dessert sauces, and chutneys. Don’t leave without trying their local favorite: Olallieberry Jam.

440 Main St, Mendocino, CA 95460

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Shopping

Whistle Stop

Whistle Stop Mendocino is an eclectic store with a wonderful blend of quality gifts, collectible glass and pottery, handcrafted exotic wood bowls and home accessories. Located right on Main St.

45000 Main St, Mendocino, CA 95460

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Mendocino Botanical Gardens

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Outdoors

Mendocino Botanical Gardens

The Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens boasts 47 acres of beautifully landscaped and wild gardens just south of Fort Bragg. They also have a spectacular veggie garden that produces an abundance of veggies for the local Food Bank. The grounds are open all year round to visitors.

18220 CA-1, Fort Bragg, CA 95437

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Art

Prentice Gallery

The Prentice Gallery is a historical craftsman-style fine art gallery conveniently located on Main Street.  Owner Lynne Prentice offers a great selection of work from the finest local painters, photographers, sculptors, jewelers, ceramicists, and woodworkers.

45050 Main St, Mendocino, CA 95460

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Art

Glass Fire Gallery

Glass Fire is a husband and wife owned gallery located right next door to the Mendocino Botanical Gardens. The gallery features exquisite hand blown glass lighting and local art. Most of their work is commissioned and they are very well known throughout California.

18320 CA-1, Fort Bragg, CA 95437

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Art

The Pot Shop | Alexis Moyer Pottery

Alexis Moyer produces a full line of functional pottery, sculptures, and garden art. Most projects are commissioned and she’s currently working on unique animal totems. Visitors are always welcome in her studio, a repurposed gas station on Highway 128.

7450 CA-128, Philo, CA 95466

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Mendocino Village in Northern California

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The Journey Continues

The Inn At Newport Ranch Main Building

ESCAPE TO NEWPORT

Northern California has always been as rugged as it is enchanting, and just beyond charming Mendocino exists a place of sweet, sweet seclusion: The Inn At Newport Ranch… SHOP THE…

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