Joshua Grindle Inn of Mendocino
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We hit the Avenue of the Giants early and it was like driving into a tunnel. Jst magnificent to see these 2000+ year old tree that have survived so much. Even the fallen ones are awesome to see. So thankfull for the foresight some of our predecessors had to save some of these wonders for us to enjoy. Hope we can preserve something for our grandkids instead of using everything ...
... Coast Guard station appears on our right. Their surf boats stand ready to head out anytime day or night to rescue mariners who need assistance.
We glide on past the "Coasties" and turn into the marina. It's chock full of commercial fishing boats. There are a few sport fishing boats and a sailboat or two. However there is no question, this is a working port. We pass a bunch of dockless pilings, the result of the last tsunami. Finally we turn ...
... a redwood forest, out the other side to a river running the a mountain ravine, back through another forest to the ocean, and on and on.
We arrived at our motel about when we anticipated, around 8:30. Andy did dog duty while I went to grocery for rotisserie chicken dinner. The rest of the evening was spent blogging and watching the movie "Ted".
Song of the Day: "From the Morning" Nick Drake
Got up and walked down to the beach to check out what the water looked like. We were also going to see if we could get a phone signal.
We had talked to a couple in site 15 and they told us of way to walk through the woods along the creek to get to the ocean. It was much nicer than walking along the road.
By taking the path through the woods we also ended up on the beach across from where you would have had to walk through ...
... All of these still on Highway 101 so we didn't have to leave the road. We passed an attraction called The Trees of Mystery. At the entrance a giant wooden sculpture of the Californian Pioneer - Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox (photo below). Paul Bunyan was a legendary lumberjack type superhero. And the Blue Ox his travelling companion. He appears in a lot of North American folklore and is said to ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Joshua Grindle Inn of Mendocino
As past tour director for our local Porsche club, I have planned a lot of tours. We have visited and stayed in some very nice places. Mendocino is my favorite. The Joshua Grindle Inn of Mendocino is magnificent with incredible service. The breakfast is worth a return trip! I will return!!
A Great Bed and Breakfast
A charming, well kept property in Mendocino, on a quiet street. Two of the upstairs rooms in the main house have views to the ocean. Breakfast was delightful, prepared and served by host, owner Charles. Rooms are well furnished, and cleaned before you return from breakfast! Sitting in the parlor by a fire, reading or visiting is delightful, especially while sipping tea with cookies in the afternoon, and sherry in the evening. Be sure to have dinner at the Stevenswood Lodge while there.
I love Mendocino, and have not been there for many many years. We did a survey in our local Porsche Club earlier this year. We all put down where we would like to return to. My first choice was Mendoncino! Dave Georlick put on a wonderful tour to Mendocino and we were so lucky to stay at the Joshua Grindle Inn. I would be back there tomorrow if I could. The rooms, service, food and management were terrific. Normally B&B's are not some place I like to go. I have changed my mind. This was the best tirp I have been on in a long time. Everything worked for the group and it was all due to the wonderful couple who own and run the Inn. I probably could write three pages repeating myself about all the things I enjoyed. I had the best time........ I will send photo's later.
Whenever possible are choice of accomidations would be a Bed & Breakfast. Joshua Grindle was one of many Bed & Breakfasts that we have experienced over the last few years. Of the Bed and Breakfasts we have stayed in, the Joshua Grindle Inn is by far our favorite.
Great hospitality and beautiful facility
This historic Joshua Grindle Inn is really beautiful and wonderfully situated with the magical town of Mendocino within a short stroll. The hosts, Cindy and Charles know what they are doing and are pleasant and very helpful. We stayed in their separate guest house and had a superb time. It was sublimely quiet with the bonus of deer, quail and other wildlife outside in the mornings.
The hosts have really considered and fulfill what visitors desire. They are well organized both in person and in their helpful printed matter (guides, menus, etc.) which ensure visitors a relaxing, fun, and informative time in beautiful Mendocino and the North Coast forests, wineries and towns
We can heartily recommended the Joshua Grindle Inn!!
My wife and I stayed here in August. It is really great and we would definitely return (and hope to!!!!). The hosts are gracious and the breakfast is excellent.
One word of warning: If you stay in the tower, insist on the top room. If you are on the bottom, you hear people walking on top of you very loudly.
Most Relaxing Vacation EVER
Our recent stay at the Joshua Grindle Inn (September 2004) was nothing short of Fantastic. The Inn is imaculate, the Innkeepers are personable and accomodating, and the Breakfasts ... were a culinary delight. This was definately a four diamond accomodation. The attention to every detail to make our stay a memorable one was appreciated. Whenever we are in this area, the Joshua Gringle Inn will be our home.
My wife and I stayed at Joshua Grindle Inn this summer during the Music festival. It was fantastic! The Inn was close enough so that we could easily walk to downtown Mendocino. Charles and Cindy (Innkeepers) were so nice. They spent extra time talking to us about restaurants, and making reservations for us (festival tickets as well). We were also impressed by the people we talked to at breakfast. Most of them had been there before and were happy returnees. It almost seemed like a family of people that keep coming back. One couple had been going there for 20 years and had named their child Joshua ( for obvious reasons). The breakfasts were fantastic (baked pears, green chile souffle, muffins, salmon lox etc). Their new gardener on site is doing a great job with beautiful flowers and plants on the grounds. Our room was very clean and comfortable. There are no phones or TV in the rooms but this added to the relaxing quiet of the place. We hope to come back many times and visit with our new friends again. It was one of the nicest 3 days we have ever spent. I can't say enough!
As a Manager of a San Francisco Hotel, the Joshua Grindle Inn is a must see. I have been staying at the Inn for over 5 years. Customer Service is very important to me and Cindy and Charles, the owners of the Inn, make you feel so warm and happy to be there. I wish I could just live at the Inn, just so I can enjoy the homemade morning breakfast. You feel like you are the only ones at the Inn, since it has a very warm and home like feeling. Being a manager of a hotel, people always ask for recommendations and over the years I have recommended about 10 different people to the Joshua Grindle. The only problem is once they stay, they want to go back and I get jealous. I have never had a person who didn't love it and thank me for the recommendation. This morning I called for my brother-in-law, since he stayed last year and proposed to his wife on the beach near the Inn. The Inn and the surrounding area is so romantic; he wanted to take her up this year for their anniversary. The Inn is booked and I told him, what do you expect, everyone wants to stay at the Joshua Grindle Inn.