It was difficult to choose a place as there are so many and I am so picky about where I stay, it must have many dimensions and check off 90% of my boxes! We loved The Inn at Schoolhouse Creek
We went over Labor Day weekend with another couple and it was perfect. If you are into stuffy, sterile, uppity, elitist, 5 star Ritz type places, or charming Victorian Bs and Bs, this may not be the best fit for you. If you like a small community with warm and friendly staff, ocean view in front, flowers and a private mini woods and creek, outside firepit and hot tub, this is for you.
We were a little concerned before going after reading about the dog friendly aspects. We have a dog and cat but chose not to bring them so was a bit worried that dog smell and evidence would abound. Well, the place is immaculate, no smell or physical evidence of dog anywhere, the owners and dog owners are very respectful, and dogs all very friendly and not in excess. All of Mendocino is very dog friendly, so much so, it's like Doggie Disneyland.
Anyway, our cabins were airy and clean, a bottle of wine and personal card greeted us, the size makes both privacy and socializing possible so not isolated like renting a big house on the bluffs and not compressed like a hotel. We loved wandering on the grounds, walking to Buckhorn Cove and seeing fresh abalones, using the outdoor jacuzzi and fire-pit every night, sitting in the wooden swing overlooking the creek, etc. The breakfasts are so delicious. One receives a 10.00 voucher per day towards breakfast which means you can get an amazing breakfast for only 3 or 4 dollars, Only downside as we love physical activity is that there are no long hikes directly from Inn due to small road shoulders. However, Van Damme Beach and Park is one minute by car and Mendocino 5 minutes. Our trips to wineries, Glass Beach, sea kayaking, etc were all very easy. Contact me for details, the staff and place are wonderful,
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Inn at Schoolhouse Creek on the Mendocino Coast provides a unique experience on the Northern California Coast with cottages and rooms spread out over 9 acres of lush gardens, meadows and forested land as well as our cliffside cottages with amazing white water ocean views.Come escape to the coast and discover our distinctive Inn’s cottages and rooms offering all the amenities you are looking for to relax, unwind and get away from it all--ocean views, fireplaces, cliffside cottages, hot tubs, Jacuzzi tubs, bountiful breakfasts, spa services and more. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Inn At Schoolhouse Creek Hotel Little River