My girlfriend and I stopped here for the night on a road trip up highway 1. We hadn't made any reservations, so we just picked the lodge that seemed that had the most charming appearance. It was quite late when we arrived, but as soon as we had parked the car we were greeted by the manager (Tim) and given information on rates and services. We booked a room for the night, and since the kitchen had already closed, Tim called the chef to arrange some dinner for us.
Food was good, bar was cosy, rooms for comfortable, staff was friendly and the view is spectacular. Just a few miles south we had spotted a few grey whales, so whale watching is probably possible from the bar on a lucky day. All in all a great experience.