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Mendocino, California

Four diamond small resort offering ten acres of gardens and pastures overlooking Mendocino Bay and the historic village of Mendocino. Rooms are paneled in ponderosa pine with redwood trimmed French Doors leading to private decks from which to watch the sunset. Each has a wood burning fireplace, king or queen beds, and seating areas with sofas. Pets may join their owners in the Inn's spacious lobbies. A large pool, sauna and Jacuzzi are protected from fog by a solarium. Massage in the Forest provides massage and body work as well as individually tailored yoga programs.

The Inn's Catch A Canoe & Bicycles, too! offers kayaking and canoeing on Big River Estuary as well as mountain biking. Special canoes are set up to provide ample space for dogs as well as a bowl of fresh water. (Big River is tidal for eight miles and salty.) The Inn' nationally acclaimed restaurant, The Ravens, serves organic plant based cuisine - perfect for that little getaway with that special, well behaved pet - who can join you for dinner and breakfast. Breakfast is complimentary for inn guests, cooked to order from the menu. In the afternoons, guests meet for "Afternoons at the Inn," offering complimentary juices, tea and coffee and and a special dessert.

The inn is surrounded by gardens and the garden's centerpiece is Big River Nurseries, a California Certified Organic Farm, which provides produce for the restaurant. The raised beds are adjacent to ancient apple and pear trees brought around Cape Horn in the late 19th century. The fruit trees are remnants of orchards once a part of the historic China Gardens - so called because Chinese farmers walked over Big River Bridge to farm the land.

Further Information on our Pet Friendly Resort Hotel Mendocino CA

Pet Policy:

  • The Stanford Inn has accepted pets all types and species for over 36 years.
  • Water and food bowls are provided as well as many areas for walking pets, pick-up bags, dog treats, and covers for furniture as well as dog beds, should you require them. If you are new to traveling with your pet you will find that he or she may be most comfortable on their own beds.
  • There is a fee per stay for $45 for the first pet and $22.50 for each additional.
  • Well behaved dogs are welcome in our lobby but not our dining room. If you would like breakfast or dinner to be served in the lobby, we are happy to accommodate you.
  • The Stanford Inn's Pet Policy


Wood burning fireplaces in all rooms, as well as refrigerators, coffee makers and organic coffees, Flat Screen TVs, compact stereo systems, private baths, individual heating (air conditioning is not needed), private decks. Ample parking. High speed WiFi is available for guests. Business services, including copiers, computers, fax, and meeting services. Meeting rooms. Work Out Room. Private yoga instruction, massage and body work. Complimentary use of mountain bikes. Canoeing and kayaking through Big River State Park, California's newest.


Mountain biking and hiking through local State Parks, including Big River and Headlands State Parks adjacent to the Stanford Inn, Van Damme State Park two miles south, Russian Gulch State Park 4 miles north and McKerriker State Park 12 miles north. Surfing off Big River Beach. Kayaking or Canoeing on Big River Estuary. Horse Back Riding at Richochet Ridge Ranch. Exploring Mendocino Village. Art classes at the Mendocino Art Center. Theatre at the Mendocino Theatre Company. Whale watching off the bluffs just in front of the inn.


Please visit our website for rates. Rates are for single or double occupancy and include breakfast cooked to your order.

Dates Available:

All year.

Minimum Stay:

A two night minimum stay may be required on most weekends if Saturday is included. Long weekends generally require a minimum stay of three or more days.

Payment Policies:

One night for deposit with one week cancellation notice required. $30 cancellation fee if earlier cancellation.


No smoking anywhere on property.


Joan and Jeff Stanford
The Stanford Inn by the Sea
44850 Comptche-Ukiah Rd. at Highway One
Mendocino, California 95460
Phone: 707-937-5615
Phone (Toll-free): 800-331-8884
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