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The Elk Cove Inn & Spa
Ranked #1 of 5 Elk B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 5 April 2014

Amazing sunsets. Fantastic innkeepers! Elaine, Mary and Patty will take care of your every need. Exceeds expectations. Amazing views. Breakfast is awesome, everyday is a treat and worth waking up too.

Room Tip: Suites have the BEST views.
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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 March 2014 via mobile

When planning a trip to the Northern California coast last fall, I came upon Elk Cove Inn during a google search. It was all it promised to be and more! The serenity and natural beauty of the grounds were amazing. The hospitality shown by the innkeepers was much appreciated, and the breakfasts! What can I say about the breakfasts? Each morning was a delight! And my new favorite cookie is the Elk Cove Inn cookie, for which they are willing to share the recipe!
The close proximity to vineyards and redwoods makes Elk Cove Inn the perfect spot for a weekend getaway!

  • Stayed: September 2013
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Reviewed 23 March 2014

Weve stayed in Mendocino county countless times but by far this Inn has been the MOST romantic stay. And, dollar for dollar had many perks. The staff were accommodating and really cared about our stay. Next visit will be on our Harleys. They love motorcycles!

Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 March 2014

My sweetheart and I went to the Elk Cove Inn for our own private elopement and our expectations were not only met, but exceeded. We were given our choice of a cozy, thickly-carpeted, beautiful room with a fireplace in the historic main house or a private cabin literally perched over the creek with a view of the massive rock island that lies in the middle of one's view of the Pacific Ocean. We had a hard time deciding, but chose the rustic cabin with its love seat looking out on that view.
We love the restaurants in Elk (totally cute Mendocino coast town) but this time we opted to remain for our entire stay on the premises of the Inn. After getting settled and enjoying delicious chocolate chip cookies in our gift basket and getting our champagne and ice squared away, we put on rain gear and took a romantic walk through the grounds and down a timber stair to the mouth of the creek and the sand bar of Elk Cove beach, where the creek poured into the ocean. (Next morning, as is typical here in the winter season, the creek mouth was in a different place, cutting a new channel through the sand and rock.) After hiking back, we returned to our sweet room and dressed formally as if going out. Instead, we took part in the Inn's happy hour at 4pm, with complimentary wines and even whiskey, as well as little snacks. We visited with the friendly inn-keeper and then retired to our cabin, where we had our private picnic on the love seat, with our gas fire warming the little space on a rainy moody March evening. We had everything we needed at our fingertips, including a collectible Scrabble game and a guest book to record fond memories, as hundreds of guests had done before us.
The complimentary breakfast next morning in the Inn's dining room with panoramic views of the sea was absolutely stellar. Neither of us had had a better breakfast in any other hotel. It was a sustaining meal, which we enjoyed with other guests, providing advice on local attractions (we are Mendocino locals). We were served graciously by the inn-owner herself, Elaine, who has a wicked sense of humor and a kind word for everyone. After relaxing in our robes in the cabin, we packed up and said goodbye, but we'll be back for sure.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 March 2014

We found an article on Elk a few months ago. Last week we tried the Elk Cove Inn. It was everything the reviews said it would be. The staff was super nice, the rooms just like the pictures, and the view...breathtaking. We stayed in the McCane suite. Super nice and romantic. The rooms are already stocked with several board games, but if you don't find what you want, the main building has more. Books too. Breakfast was terrific. Lots of variety. And they aren't kidding about the happy hour. It's self serve mixed drinks as well as wine. Didn't look for beer, so can't tell you about that. The beach is a short walk down a decent path once you've climbed down some narrow stairs. If you want to walk to town, you can take that route too, just turn right instead of left. Take a flash light, which the staff has already anticipated. They've anticipated a lot of things. Great people. And the restaurants in town are great too. Bought a nice ring at the artists' collaborative gallery. There's a bar down the road worth visiting if you're there on the weekend. Ask about it. Bobby Beacon's place. It's up on a hill and you can actually get cell phone reception there, something you can't get at the Inn, but they're super nice about it and have phones you can use all you want if need be. We are definitely going back.

Room Tip: The four suites have the best view. Upstairs is best.
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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 March 2014 via mobile

This is my husband's and my third visit. This time we came to celebrate our 1st wedding anniversary. Every room here is unique and special, and all have beautiful views. The service is always impeccable and you feel as if you are coming to stay at a friends house. Whether we take a walk down to the beach or sit on our patio and enjoy the fresh ocean air, we always feel so relaxed. Really a wonderful place!

Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 February 2014

As a wedding present, my wife and I were treated to a gift certificate to Elk Cove Inn and Spa on the California coast. What a wonderful experience! The staff at the Inn (Elaine, Patty, and Jeff) were uniformly cheerful and solicitous in enhancing our every moment at this wonderful, enchanted place. The included breakfast buffet was creative and varied (crepes, pancakes, 3-4 different types of eggs, 3-5 different types of handmade breads, 3-5 different hand-made sweet buns, 8 different drinks for eveyone's taste, and all kinds of fruit). Magically, all refreshments were offered cheerfully, replensihed as needed, and our satisfaction was inquired about. The room ("Wave Watcher') was enormous, with a spectacular view of the coast, the rushing Greenwood Creek entering the ocean and meeting the booming surf, and seabirds spiraling around the sany beach. Perfect. And the best part, totally free, was that the beach was a mere 4 minute stroll from our door, holding hands all the way.

Room Tip: Up grade if you can...sometimes the higher end rooms are unfilled and available...this is one place...
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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Elk Cove Inn & Spa

Address: 6300 S Highway 1, Elk, CA 95432-9007
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Region: United States > California > Mendocino County > Elk
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Elk
Price Range: £113 - £265 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Elk Cove Inn & Spa 3.5*
Number of rooms: 15
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