Baechtel Creek Inn & Spa, An Ascend Collection

101 Gregory Lane, Willits, California, 95490, United States | 3 star hotel
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The Kate Wolf Folk Festival 2014

A travel blog entry by buckanddeanne


... is the world.

The spirit that washed over me so abundantly in The Grand Canyon was here cradling the audience when The Indigo Girls took the stage for the final Sunday concert. They sang of the better world we all believe is within our grasp, they sang of the injustice, the immigration laws and of the wrongs waged against indigenous culture in the name of progress: their message of peace and love is presented in such a subtle way, and buried in a humbling ...

Willits, Ca - Gateway to the Redwoods

A travel blog entry by rvcraigers


... we saw the Pacific Ocean!! We walked the historic downtown area and had lunch in a historic cafe. We had heard that they had a unique beach that had a large amount of Sea Glass { small pieces of glass bottles that have been polished by the sand and washed ashore} We collected a handful and watched the waves break on the rocks. What a great day!

Dwarfed by trees!

A travel blog entry by evans2014


... less than cheerful today, so I hope he perks up tomorrow as we move onto Santa Rosa.
Mendicino county where we are is very laid back and arty/crafty but not over commercialised in my humble opinion. The ocean back drop is awesome, so I'm very happy to have made this stop yestrday so we could take time out to stroll around and also for me to go to a very nice Church this morning.

See you all another time hopefully not to soon before more pics

Geysers and petrified forests

A travel blog entry by b_btravel


... some of the largest petrified trees around. It is quite amazing what lava can do to the substances it entombs. From there it was onward to the coast again with an overnight stop in Ukiah. To be honest there's not a lot going on in Ukiah and the headlines of the newspapers report shootings and prostitution issues so I don't think we'll be venturing out to far tonight. Here's to an early night and back to the coast tomorrow. Until then, Bec ...

We are staying next to the home of Seabiscuit!!

A travel blog entry by 10sandy


... couple of ladies next to us and the park has deer and turkeys running around like pets!!

Gas in California is $4.11 for regular! Down from Canada and Alaska, but up from Oregon where there is no state tax.

We had a good ride today seeing Elk, a Red Tailed Hawk, and the turkey and black tailed deer.

Day 156 - Off to Mendocino to see the town where Murder She Wrote was filmed. ...

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This 3 star hotel, located on 101 Gregory Lane, Willits, is near Lake Mendocino, Mendocino County Museum, and Ridgewood Ranch.
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    Historical Traveler Reviews Baechtel Creek Inn & Spa, An Ascend Collection Willits

    Stay away!


    We were very disappointed in the inn. There is no creek that you can see from the inn.

    The room was dirty. The bedspread actually had dried blood spots on. They did bring a clean one in right away. The carpet was dirty. The beds were okay. The pool and jacuzzi were clean and nice. The desk clerk was very helpful.

    The continental breakfast was less than mediocre.

    I would not recommend this place to anyone.

    Our Inn is located right in front of the Baechtel Creek. Our ads and website advertise our "Pool & Lobby Area overlooking the creek."

    This is correct.

    We always advertise an "expanded continental breakfast." This consists of Hard Boiled Eggs, English Muffins, Toast & Jam, Danishes, Coffee,

    Tea, OJ, Hot Chocolate and Fresh Fruit. This exceeds the Triple A Tourbook requirement for

    our listing.

    This guest did call and tell us one of their bedspreads had what they thought were blood stains. We immediately went and got the bedspread and put a new one on for them. We

    took the bedspread to the laundry room to examine it because it was one of our brand new ones. We found three small red ink stains in the center inside of the bedspread. It was not blood - but rather appeared that a previous guest had done some paperwork in bed and got ink on the inside of the spread.

    The guest never mentioned anything about their carpet - the first we heard is when we read the review. However, we did immediately go in and

    look at the carpet. We could not find any spots or stains - so we are at a loss on that one.

    We appreciate their commendation on our staff and our lovely pool and spa patio garden area.

    No customer service


    My girlfriend and I booked our room and massages well ahead of time only to find out they never booked the massages so they had to call all over to get someone, which they couldn't confirm they could get anyone. We didn't need the hassle and they offered no real apology for messing up so we left.

    A clean, average room


    This place is nothing but an average motel configuration with fairly nice trim. Our room was a "premium" upgrade which amounted to new carpeting and down comforters on the two queen-sized beds. The closet area adjacent to the bathroom had been remodeled so that a counter extended through it providing space for an undercounter refrigerator but leaving no place for one to hang one's clothes. To their credit, the room was available on time and was clean and fresh. The pictures on the inn's website are extremely flattering. Enough said.

    Just the place to relax


    My best friend and I were looking for a weekend get away, so we hoped in the car and headed North on the 101, as we came into the town of Willits we were told by many of the locals that the only place to stay in Willits is the Baechtel Creek Inn & Spa. To our delight we found a warm welcome from the moment we entered the Inn. Being in sales and customer service ourselfs, I was delight to see such great customer service from the frount desk to the spa. We enjoyed wonderful spa treatments and our room was a wonderful place for us to relax in after our treatments. Keep them in mind for those weekend get aways. Thanks Baechtel Creek for all your hospitality!!!

    Worse experience ever


    We made reservations over 2 months in advanced and had booked massages at that time as well. The lady on the phone told us that if we changed our minds on the type of treatment we wanted, we would be able to change them when we checked in as well. I decided to select the "Garden Room" because I was told it was "full of plants" and had a jacuzzi tub.

    We were expecting a lovely little Inn hidden away since it was the "only hotel in Willits that is situated in a quiet cul-de-sac right off Hwy 101." Instead, we got a painted Motel 6 that was 50 yards from the highway and right next to a McDonalds. Our "Garden Room" had 2 plants in it. Upon arriving, we thought we'd make the best of our disappointment. However, our room smelled terrible of cigarette smoke, when we complained, we were told that it was "new carpet smell" and we were given two choices: changes room (I really wanted the jacuzzi tub) or she could run some type of deordorizer that would get rid of the smell. She told us that we couldn't be present when this was being done, so could we please kill about an hours time and let the front desk know when we left. So we went to the front desk, told the girl we were leaving. When we got back, the room still smelled. We didn't think they even ran it because she said the windows would be open and they were not. We didn't want kill another hour so we went to bed. Later upon asking her why they didn't do it, Ms. Rodriquez said that she had asked the front desk 3 times if we called and the girl said "no." Well we didn't call the front desk, we went in and talked to the girl and told her we were leaving! Later that first night, they called our room after 10pm (waking us up) to ask us to switch our massage appts. We said "fine!" and went back to bed. The next morning at our appts, they were not what we had requested (we received regular massages) and found out from our massager (she was the ONLY good thing about this trip) that they had called her at 10pm the night before as well to see if she could take care of use. We were not very pleased with the service we received at all. We also had a stained pillowcase and two stained towels. We wanted to leave that night, but read in the room's handbook that 48 hours were required for cancelations. When we asked for some type of discount they refused. Thinking I could get somewhere with the owner, I wrote Ms. Rodriguez a letter, I got one back about 2 weeks later and was given excuses to why this and why that, but no apology or any offering of a discount or refund. The letter also stated to call her with questions. So I called her that day and left a message. About 3 messages and 2 weeks later, she finally calls me back saying there is nothing she can do for us. I wrote to the BBB and she responded with lies. We decided to give up on the BBB and just use word-of-mouth.

    Since we were up there for a wedding, we know people in that general area and made sure everyone of them knew about it. Her professionalism is a joke. She really shouldn't be putting "our goal is to exceed your expectationnns in providing quality accommodations and the best possible customer service..." when they don't even know how to handle customer complaints.

    A Hidden Treasure


    As a Sales Director for a large company, traveling is my life. I have stayed in every type of accommodations imaginable, so what a wonderful surprise it was to find such a lovely Inn tucked away in such a rural area. I was treated to a lovely room with beautiful antiques and an extremely comfortable bed (and believe me I have tried them all). The highlight however came with the charming spa located on the property.

    What a way to relax after driving all day. Everything about this place charmed me, so much so that I have made arrangements to bring my wife back for our next anniversary.

    Bacterial Creek Inn is more like it


    First room: right beside the McDonald's drive-thru speaker and the heater didn't work. Second room: Another broken heater, filthy stained washcloth on the floor, black hairs all over the shower. Management response: fixed the heater, offered us 15% off for giving us a gross unclean broken room. Were told the owner would contact us; didn't. We wrote; we were basically called liars (I have the email) and told oh well, too bad.


    late that night to let us know his heater did not work. The maintenance

    person prompty went down to room, checked out the heater and offered

    him another room so that he would not be inconvenienced. They found a

    used wash cloth behind the bathroom door, it was removed and the

    following morning they checked out. They wrote a letter wanting a

    discount and we offered them 15% discount for their inconvenience.Their

    original complaint, followed by their email do not match - and although

    we take very seriously our guests complaints, we have to also check out

    the facts and respond accordingly. We felt a 15% discount was adequate

    as they were given another room immediately upon their complaint of the

    heater and when the used washcloth was pointed out, it was immediatley

    removed and a 15% discount was offered.

    Smelly Room - Cigarette


    SMOKE SMELLING ROOM - We booked a room for our 10th anniversary and chose this hotel because the Skunk Train goes from Willits, CA to Fort Bragg, CA. Well, the Skunk Train no longer runs, so there is no other reason to stay in Willits. We were going to stay any way, but the room smelled awful of cigarette smoke, to the point as a nonsmoker it made me sick to my stomache. We had requested a non smoking room, but obviously didn't received one. We ended up cancelling and staying at a BEAUTIFUL hotel facing the ocean in Fort Bragg, CA.

    hours. She booked a standard king room. When she arrived she went to

    her room and then returned saying the room smelled of cigarettes. We

    offered to switch her to another room - she declined. She was told she

    would be charged as she had made her reservation online and the

    cancellation policy was 48 hours. She said okay and left. The following

    day she called and spoke with me, to see whether she had been charged.

    We told her yes because this was an online reservation and the

    cancellation policy applied. I reminded her that she had been offered

    another room.I would also like to say that the room she originally

    received has just been totally renovated. It has all new texturing,

    paint, tile flooring, etc and no one before or since has told us it

    smells of smoke. We have people sign when they check in that they will

    not smoke in our non smoking rooms or they will be charged $150

    cleaning fee.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Baechtel Creek Inn & Spa, An Ascend Collection Willits

    4.00 of 5 stars Excellent