Joshua Grindle Inn of Mendocino
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... is a three hour trip on an old time train that runs from Willits to Fort Bragg. We took a day trip to Fort Bragg. This was a 33 mile drive that took and hour and a half! We drove up and down the mountain, around a hundred curves and at least four switch backs. Along the way, we saw our first Redwood trees and magnificent vistas and views. At ...
... an amateur production of Les Miserable. Pretty good apart from parts of the orchestral bits left a lot to be desired. but for amateurs they were very good.
Yesterday we took a very twisting route down to our present destination .
But before getting on this road, we went through the Avenue of the Giants as the redwoods are called, and yes they sure make this 6fter seem tiny!
I think the drive down that road was a real test of nerves as Paul ...
... by a friendly receptionist who was more than happy to describe the building we were standing in. The reception window is an antique previously used as a bank counter. The lobby contained antique armchairs and was laid out in a Victorian fashion. Even the hotel bar kept its character, with a stain glass chandelier hanging from the ceiling. We felt like we had gone back in time to the Victorian era. We ended our evening enjoying drinks in the lobby to take in the ambiance of the ...
After enjoying as much of that as we could, we continued our walk through the village. It has plenty of shops we could have gone through but chose instead to just window shop and look at all the lovely gardens there were around.
All this work made us hungry so we decided to check out the Mendocino Cafe. We sat outside and enjoyed the antics of several American Goldfinch defending their territory! There were also ...
... nickname of Spendocino. Lots of quirky fashion shops and boutiques. However Neil did spot 'binoculars.com' shop. Which was great because we had just said the evening before about how useful they would have been to look at elk, eagles, whales etc. so we made an investment in some so we didn't miss any rare wildlife over the remaining days. The town is often used in movies and TV programs. In particular it's known for a ...
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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.