OK, so after my disastrous dealings with the (very allegedly) nicest lodgings in Sea Ranch (see: http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g28926-i29-k7012199-Road_trip_from_the_Bay_area-California.html), I decided to just rent a house there for my road trip.
Found the most amazing house! Now I'm just wondering if I should go up on Thursday or Friday (leaving Sunday either way). On this forum I have been told that there are art galleries and shops in Gualala, but when I google-map street-viewed the place, it looked a little grim, and sparse.
Now, I did find a gym (very important to BF) and a spa, and a couple of restaurants that look good, but I'm wondering if anyone can give me a better idea of what the Gualala experience has to offer.
(Also, if anyone can tell me if the spa is a good one?)
What I am trying to decide is if Gualala has enough going on to make going there on Thursday worthwhile. That would mean I'd have Friday and Saturday to stay occupied. I don't want to get bored, but it's kind of a long way to drive just to stay in a gorgeous house and spend one day in a nearby hamlet.