Quaint little B&B on the north coast of California, about a 4-5 hour drive north of San Francisco. Probably longer if you're taking the scenic route up CA-1 and stopping a few times to take in the views. We stayed in the ocean view cottage, which was cozy and adequately furnished for a weekend getaway. The deck yields spectacular views of the rugged coastline and there's a little nook in the cottage to enjoy the view from indoors (its does get chilly at night). The cottage came with a wood burning fireplace (there's no central heating), which makes things interesting if you are up for the challenge of keeping the fire going through the night. I personally did not find it to be a bother and there's a little seating area in front of the fireplace as well. The bathroom is very small, but assuming you're there only for a couple of nights, its something you can get past.
There is a pub/restaurant attached to the B&B. Oddly enough it's closed on Wednesdays and we happened to be there on that day. There are other eating options close by, and grocery stores if you want to pick up local wine and cheese. Elk is in Mendicino county, and there are plenty of good local wines available. Worth keeping in mind that there is little to no cellular coverage in the area; in fact you lose coverage before reaching Elk itself. They offer wi-fi, but it wasn't working on the night. We didn't bother checking with management, since getting away from it all was the point. But if you're looking stay plugged-in during your stay, then this is the wrong place.
An excellent getaway, close to SF and we're looking forward to going back there.
- Also Known As:
- The Griffin House Hotel Elk
- The Griffin House Inn Elk, California