We stayed a couple of nights in Quail Cottage. The cottage was very nice, roomy, and had everything you needed including a full kitchen, dishes, etc. It has a main room which has the stove and the kitchen, a dining set, and a sitting area, and also a small room with a day bed and trundle if you had kids along. The woodburning stove was really nice and the wood was ready to go each night. We were not around the place very much so in hindsight we probably would have gone for one of the smaller rooms if we did it again, although if you are staying for 3 or more days or have a kid or two the cottage is the way to go. Jo, the innkeeper, was very nice and made sure we were very comfortable. Breakfast was awesome! Not much of an ocean view, but Jo said you could see blue water which is true and they provide a telescope and binnoculars in the cottage. Yes, we did see quail! Several of them roaming the grounds.
One of the highlights of the trip was walking down to Buckhorn cove which is a very short walk. This was the most breathtaking view of the ocean we had, just beautiful and very peaceful, we were the only ones there. Great tide pools, rock formations, and crashing waves.
Our only disappointment was part of the reason we selected Victorian Farmhouse, was the special that included a whale watching trip which we were really looking forward to. When we arrived, the staff person that met us didn't seem to know anything about it and said she would check with Jo and let us know when it would be. We never heard from anyone and by the time we asked on Saturday the boat had left. Jo apologized and said she would set it up for us on Sunday and it would leave at 11 A.M. Sunday there was a note on our food tray saying the trip was cancelled due to high seas. Needless to say we were very disappointed. There was no offer for a discounted rate or anything, we just "missed the boat" so to speak. Otherwise, we had a great time and we were very comfortable.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Escape to our romantic bed and breakfast in Mendocino County. Sit back and experience amazing ocean views, beautiful scenery, and gracious service at our Mendocino Coast Inn. Rooms at our Mendocino B&B feature custom furnishings and luxurious linens, some with private decks, fireplaces and Jacuzzis. Enjoy an unforgettable gourmet breakfast in bed, complimentary Wi-Fi, and special packages at our inn in Little River, CA, only minutes to the picturesque village of Mendocino. ... more less