We would love for you to come to our Village!
I was raised to want all your visitors to Mendocino to leave in "awe" of the Village. Granny used to say if the Village did not tug at your heart strings when someone left, the Village dd not host that person very well. We wanted to, we wanted you back. Our survival depended on it. With welcomed newer energy in the Village and much to do I find myself almost yelling back to the posts regarding "Where do I stay", where do I eat, what do I do. It is only because I love the village and want you to have the best of times that I feel frustrated!
I can't help you decide where to stay if you don't tell me what kind of experience you are looking for. What is important to you? There are never to many questions you can ask of an Inn and yet now I think are fine. Each and every one has a different experience, different way. Tell us what you are looking for. Please don't say a B & B because that is what we have here and I am still in the same place. I do not work for anyone, just dedicted to the village. Let us know. We can help you. It is hard to be coming here for the first time, let alone from Chicago and be able to tell what you are seeing when looking at an Inn. I don't want to do all your research for you but I will help you or someone else will help you find the best mendo experience for you. Now that's hospitality. We recomend no one absolutely and encorage you to be your own investigator. I don't want to be sitting on the headlands, gazing at the wild flowers and the ocean and have you come up and start yelling at me because of an Inn. Yell at the Inn Keeper. I do know a lot and what I don't someone else will. Tell us all. We dont want to type alot about the Inn of no kids and dogs only to find out you have four of each. Mention the occasion and put it out there. What can you spend? I might suggest a place a little more if worth it and can steer you away from those rooms I feel not. It is Mendocino. You will be in your room. It is the pounding lull of the ocean and the fresh air. Plus our weather. It can change within minutes. No fog one minute, socked in the next. We live on the rugged northern California Coast. The weather is not ours to control or predict. The wise woman my Granny used to say, If you want a weather report in Mendocino or Little River, Ca open up the door and look out side. That will tell you the weather. We are wonderfully sunny but never hot. Bring layers. We are casual however. As long as you have pants and shoes on and leave your dog outside, we take you anywhere. We did not always have the requirement for shoes or no dogs. We tried to encourage the free spirits living amongst us to put their pants on however. Unless they were in the Landromat. That we understood, they were being washed. Our Village is wonderful. We want you to love it no matter the weather. The right lodging establishment for YOU is the biggest determinent in your weekend. That and you.