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The Elk Cove Inn & Spa
Ranked #1 of 5 Elk B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 17 June 2014

Way overdue review! I love, love, love this place! Brought two girlfriends, one of whom is interested in running a bed and breakfast down the road and she was blown away. It was one of the most relaxing places on the Northern coast to stay. We had the Bay Watch room which was a large size, with a huge bathroom including a window seat and electric fireplace. On arrival we had a terrific welcome basket on arrival with cookies, fruit and small bottle of wine. In the evenings there was a happy hour with self service wine/cheese and crackers overlooking the sunsets over the ocean. Mornings, breakfast was held in the same room with a delicious champagne brunch laid out on the side board with various offerings along with juices, coffee, teas espressos and champagne. (2011)

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 16 June 2014

We stumbled upon the Elk Cove Inn & Spa purely by accident. We were driving up the coast to Oregon and had settled on staying in Mendocino for the night. We drove by Elk Cove and I just had this feeling. We got all the way to Mendocino, looked around and then decided to drive back.

This place is AMAZING. It deserves all the praise it receives. We were given a very warm welcome and the keys to a little cabin. The room was perfect -- very cosy with a wood-burning stove, an extremely comfortable bed, and a sitting area with the most jaw-dropping view from its floor to ceiling window. The bathroom shower featured hand-painted tiles that reflected the view you saw from the outside wall of the shower -- a full length window. Don't worry - people can't see in because the window gets steamed up but you can see outside and the view of the largely deserted beach is glorious.

They think of everything at Elk Cove Inn. You are greeted with freshly baked oatmeal/chocolate cookies and some local wine and grapes in a basket when you arrive. There's sherry and chocolates in your room should you decide you want to wind down with a drink before bed. They have a free happy hour in the lounge in the evenings -- you can make your own cocktails.

Breakfast, which is included, is fantastic. You name it, they have it on buffet. Everything is delicious and it changes daily. You can have fresh fruit, decadent breakfast desserts, corned beef hash, non-rubbery scrambled eggs ... I could go on and on. Everything is fresh, local and delicious. If you care to partake, there's champagne too and you can make yourself a Mimosa. While you're eating breakfast your cabin or room is refreshed. This place is that seamless!

The gardens and the views are stunning. There's an easy amble down to a virtually private beach (direct access and few people on it) and an easy amble up into the quaint town of Elk if you want to go out for dinner.

Let's put it this way - we were only going to stay one night. We took one look at this place and decided to stay for two. I could've easily spent a week there. LOVED this place!

Room Tip: We loved the little cabins. Honestly, I don't think you could go wrong here in any room.
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 June 2014

For both my husband and I, this was one of the most outstanding lodgings we have stayed in. The welcome from Geoff was sincere, warm and very belpful. The additional touches were extensive and most generous, the cocktail hour with canapés, the welcome gift of wine and cookies and popcorn.
the location is of course outstanding, but so many other properties use location as an excuse to cover up poor accommodation on this wonderful coastline. Elk Cove Inn is a singular exception. This property is world class.

Room Tip: Some rooms overlook the sea we did not opt for this but had a quieter room Cyprus Grove but it had a...
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 June 2014

BEST Inn on north coast I have stayed in. Cypress Garden room on second floor in main house is VERRRRRY big. King bed with window seat , sofa and over stuffed chair. Electric fireplace and HUGE bathroom with extended counter and a tub/shower. Welcome basket on arrival with cookies, grapes and small bottle wine. In room chocolates and sherry. Each evening self service cocktails with cheese and crackers in breakfast with awesome view of ocean. Mornings in same room delicious champagne brunch with many yummy offerings as well as juices, coffee, teas espressos and champagne . Where else would you want to go on north coast. Thank you sooool much Elk Cove Inn for a wonderful 2 days and a special thanks to Jeff, Linda and Patti

Room Tip: Loved Cypress Garden Room
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 May 2014

This is a fabulous place especially if you have a well-behaved dog you would like to enjoy your vacation with. I did not see the other rooms but we feel like we have the best seat in the house (Wave Watcher). Very nice accommodation, modern bathroom, comfortable bed and we really felt like we are in our own little house....Great view, and nice to just sit and relax in front of the huge picture window...even our dog enjoyed doing just that. Upon arrival we were greeted with a bottle of wine, big, sweet strawberries, cookies (human and doggie), a basket full of dog paraphernalia including blankets, bowls (which we have brought anyway). Breakfast selection is excellent, and the main staff (Elaine and Patty) took time to introduce themselves to you. Loved every minute of our stay, (with our without dog) and wish we could come back for more!!

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 May 2014

The Elk Cove Inn & Spa is a fabulous place. Upon check-in Mary greeted us very warmly and with cookies, strawberries and a split of good wine. She showed us options on room upgrades which we did. We ended up with a suite that was delightful. It had a TV, stereo, jacuzzi tub, gas fire place, wet bar, refrigerator, microwave, and coffee maker. We spent considerable time on the deck overlooking the ocean. There is a very convenient trail that leads to the beach. You can also go the other way and take a 15 minute walk to the small town of Elk. Each room includes a happy hour from 4-6 p.m. You can have wine or make your favorite cocktail, plus cheese and crackers. The owner, Elaine prepared a fabulous champagne breakfast the first day. The second day was just as good, but prepared by someone else. Each room has chocolate and port for an after dinner drink. It is the best B&B we have ever been to!

Room Tip: Upgrate to a suite overlooking the ocean
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 May 2014

What a view! Driving up highway 1 from San Fran to Elk CA. What a drive! Then to be met with the view and serenity of Elk Cove Inn!
Charming place. Super friendly and helpful staff
Amazing breakfast!
Views to boot. I'm so happy and relaxed here. Couldn't ask for more.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Address: 6300 S Highway 1, Elk, CA 95432-9007
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Region: United States > California > Mendocino County > Elk
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Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
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Ranked #1 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Elk
Price Range: £121 - £315 (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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