Maccallum House Inn
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... coffee shop, The Good Life, where we warmed up and read in the afternoon. Monday we moved a bit further south to Gualala Point Regional Park where we camped along an estuary between towering Redwoods and California Bay Laurels, a truly unusual tree. We got lunch at a very authentic Mexican place in Gualala known as Antonio's Tacos. From there we had an overcast but not windy day so we made our way to the coast with books and ...
Day 14, Our visit with Louis was so enjoyable, but with the next day, came with the anticipation of being near our half-way destination of Eugene, OR – Kathy and Shawn’s home, and our pre-family reunion time there before the families start dribbling in, one-by-on. We left San Francisco with another recommendation to take the scenic route and so we did.
We were quickly into Wine Country and the scenery changed from the ...
... for dinner, stopping at Balo vineyard en route for a tasting and at the Buckhorn Grill for beer! One big difference here when you're in a restaurant. Not only can you take your own wine (I know some places in the uk allow that) but we also handed it out to another table of winemakers for them to try and the staff... and nobody batted an ...
... and we decided to grab a bottle of each (they were super cheap), and then we hit the road.
Within a short distance from the enchanting wine country we found ourselves back on the coast again. As we began to gain some miles between us and the wine country we noticed the weather change. It went from sunny and hot, to damp, foggy and cool. It was like we entered a completely different ...
... their part in the season change – not just weather change.
And the bottom line is I suppose, I am missing the variables that being with ‘real’ people bring, that the seasons bring, that a ship can’t supply.
Sent by email from the ship and posted by the Old Sea Dog's PA - it is difficult as the Old Sea Dog's PA to hear him sounding so glum (particularly as he is normally quite a chirpy Old Sea Dog), so if you are able to spare ...
How has this inn rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
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Historical Traveler Reviews Maccallum House Inn Mendocino
The best B&B on the N. Coast
MacCallum House is the best B&B I have ever stayed at. The staff was amazingly accomadating. The food was out of this world and the rooms are so beautiful and cozy! I would reccomend anyone to stay at the MacCallum House before you go anywhere else!! :)
Great Location, Great Service, Best in Mendocino
We stayed at the MacCallum House for our 25th wedding anniversary in August and could not have been more delighted. We have stayed in a number of bed and breakfasts in Mendocino and the MacCallum House is by far the best we have found. From the moment we arrived we were made to feel special. There are lots of little touches and attention to detail that made for a wonderful memory...the wine hour, free bottled water and soda and an unbelievable breakfast. After checking into our room we found a bottle of Roederer sparkling wine and a hand written note wishing us a happy anniversary! That night we had a great meal at the MacCallum House restaurant (try the hanger steak and the scallops). We also had a wonderful meal at the Ledford House the following evening...great sunsets from their bar. I highly recommend the MacCallum House to anyone staying in Mendocino. We thought it was a tremendous value and in the best location in Mendocino. We will be back in August 2005!
We LOVE this place!
We stayed at the MacCallum House for one night this past May. We stayed in The Loft. This room was so cozy! The wood stove was wonderful, and the bed was very comfortable. The staff was incredibly helpful and sweet. We found our stay to be everything we could have wished for. The website really did the room justice. The complimentary breakfast was outstanding. We recommend the MacCallum House to anyone!
Mostly good experience, just not worth the price.
Pros: Central location (though not necessary), nice bathroom (room 2 in the main house), free wine and cheese reception, excellent breakfast (you get to order off the menu), complimentary bottled water and juice near our room.
Cons: the PRICE ($235) just wasn't worth it; the noise -- our room was above the restaurant in the main house, and we felt like we could hear every conversation and every table being set with silverware and glasses, from early morning to well into the night -- not romantic! We told the woman at check-out, and she couldn't have cared less; the staff was so-so friendly, with one guy obviously ignoring a question I asked him; you have to pay for movie rentals ($4); they don't refresh the complimentary cheese platter, so get there right when it starts!; and did I mention the price?
My wife and I agonized over which hotel to stay at for days before the trip. Generally, you'll be okay with any of the bed & breakfasts in the town (or so it seemed from walking around town). Also, there are bad reviews for the Heritage House near town, but we inspected it and it seemed nice. You'll get a good rate, too!
As for Mendocino, it's definitely a tourist trap, although nicer than most. They keep it very well maintained, and it's enjoyable to poke around in the little shops filled with outrageously priced souvenirs. We ate at the Mendocino Cafe, which was good food for good prices. There are plenty of little breakfast and lunch places. Be sure to hit the Fetzer winery tasting room, and the fudge store.
One last thing: about an hour and a half south on Highway 1 is a speck of place called The Sea Ranch, and it's home to The Sea Ranch Lodge. It was by far the highlight of our trip; a beautiful, first-class hotel with amazing views and excellent service. Compared with the $$ we spent on the MacCallum House, the Sea Ranch Lodge was WAY cheaper, and WAY more enjoyable.
Visitor friendly upgrade policy
We originally booked a small cottage because of the price. When we arrived we were given the keys to a suite just because "it's available and it's our policy to upgrade whenever possible." Needless to say, we immediately felt appreciated and valued. In addition to the welcoming hospitality and friendliness, we enjoyed such ammenities as the wine hour at the cozy bar and the gourmet breakfasts. (Being able to order off the menu was a definite plus for those of us who do not appreciate the usual high calorie fare at most B & B's.) The rooms had other nice touches as well: luxurious bathrobes and coffee makers. The innkeepers did everything possible to make our stay a delightful experience.
YUCK YUCK YUCK
Digusting! I can't believe the price that they ask for a nights stay in such a lousy dump. First off, the website is totally not what it looks like. It is a dump. We were going to stay in the Upper Barn Suite. This was disgusting. The floors were dirty and there were bugs!!! I do NOT reccommend this place. For 300 dollars a night it should have been a whole lot better. After we complained they moved us to what they called a "more modern" suite. This was also horrible. It was a pink hell. This room smelled like cat pee, and the bed was lopsided. So romantic for honeymooners huh?? Anyways, I hated it there. It was gross. If you are looking for a great place to stay in Mendocino at a good rate stay at the Auberge Mendocino. It is excellent! :)
Not as Clean for the Price
I stayed in Oceansong, the 2 bedroom home about a block away from the main house. The location was great - close to the shops and the headlines. I was a bit surprised that in sitting down in the living room sofa, that looking underneath the entertainment center were things thrown there. Obviously, was not cleaned. Also, the portable CD player was not working properly. For the price, I would have expected more.
Just the best!
Our room was located in the converted barn. Nice size, king bed and clean. Would have perferred a room with a fireplace but none available at booking. Great hot tub and nice people. You always pay a premium price for accomodations in the heart of the village. That's why it's called "Spendocino". Great eggs florentine as well as all the items on the breakfast menu. Fantastic dinners in an elegant dinig room. Will be visiting again soon.
Great breakfast, cramped quarters, expensive
Some of the best breakfast in Mendocino, and nice staff, but the cottages are tiny and squashed into a small yard around the house. The room we rented was the the "barn" -- nice enough room with an ocean view and deck but quite noisy because of thin walls. These drawbacks would be forgivable in a less expensive lodging, but the for the price, you expect more.
We stayed in the Greenhouse at the Maccalllum House on a recent trip to Mendocino. The room was somewhat less than what we expected. It was very small, the bathtub was dirty, the hot tub had a bad odor, and it was VERY overpriced. There were 2 skylights in the room which seemed OK until in the morning when we wanted to sleep in and the sunlight was blarring in our faces, and at night people in the top floor of the house could look down into the room. The breakfast in the morning was very good.