Perched on the edge of the coast 200 feet above large rock outcroppings (sea stacks, they call them), this inn and its setting will induce you to unwind and relax. So much so that you might want to just stay put and enjoy the view from your semi-enclosed deck. Rooms and bathrooms are large with king-sized beds and an eclectic mix of furniture, much of it vintage 1950's. Our room had a variety of places to sit--two swivel tub chairs, a small loveseat, a larger love seat and also a small dressing table/desk.
Francene, the innkeeper, is warm and gracious and a fount of local information, delivered in a chatty, but never pushy style. The breakfast that is included is a generous and tasty one and includes eggs in some form (frittata one morning, crustless quiche another) plus fresh fruit, breads and pastries, sausage or bacon, etc. For that late afternoon dip in blood sugar, there is a selection of cookies or other goodies and tea and coffee or sodas are always on hand.
The inn is situated between the small village of Trinidad and the Patrick's Point State Park, both worth visiting, one for its historic lighthouse, the other for the rim trail. Expect a mix of fog and sun.
- Also Known As:
- Turtle Rocks Hotel Trinidad
- Turtle Rocks Inn Trinidad, California