Maccallum House Inn
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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 ...
... than willing to tell you where the fish are biting and what they are biting on. Even the crusty old shop owner limps over and digs through bins of junk to find the very part you need. It's very refreshing compared to the "eye aversion" technique that prevails when passing strangers in the city.
Other than the sea lion that lives in the marina that's about all there is to this chapter in our little saga. About that sea lion ... according to ...
... dog in the car, took a few pics, and gawking.
After hitting up the National Park visitor center, we continued south on the 101 taking a brief trip along a parallel road coined "Avenue of the Giants" and saw even more big trees. The drive today today was very interesting and somewhat unexpected. We obviously knew we would see the redwoods. What I didn't anticipate was how the road would wind from the ...
... and exhausted. Great news for us. The people in #17 were leaving and it was the perfect spot for us. There is a large shady area under some redwoods to place the tents, then the picnic and fire area for the rest of our area.
One funny moment that unfortunately I did not get on film was Robert carrying the our huge REI Base Camp 6 tent on his back to our new campsite. (This new tent is quite large so quite a sight!)
... that you can drive a car through. Even though it has a huge hole in it's belly it is still growing. This tree is, according to sign, 2400 years old and 315' high (almost the same height as the the dome of St Paul's Cathedral 365' high). I drove the car. Neil took the pictures. It was a pretty tight fit to get the car through, perhaps when they carved the hole in the 1930s cars were of course a ...
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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!! :)
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!
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.
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.