Little River Inn
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Today is the day we fulfilled our pre-adventure promise to cement our family bonds prior to departure, having made sure we first saw Peter and Chris' families, and now the Southern Oregon gang. So, after enjoying a good night’s sleep in the last "familiar" bed we’ll have for awhile, then after saying our goodbyes to Deb and Aunt Dell …
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 ...
... below the galley floor, some spices from the starboard middle locker, vegetables from the bottom of the fridge, etc. For Bob they mean Ice Cream! Amazing.
We've probably noted this before but one of the best things about this lifestyle is that no matter who you run into on or around the docks, nearly every last one is friendly. The commercial fisherman are just as interested in what we are doing as we are about what they do. The sports fisherman ...
... tall and old, many covered in dangling, fuzzy moss, and commented how truly quiet and calm it was.
After our walk, we stopped by "Big Tree" which was 304 feet tall, 21.6 feet in diameter, 68 feet in circumference, and estimated to be 1500 years old. We then drove up a massive hill to access the Lady Bird Johnson Grove, which again was not dog friendly, so we walked briefly down the mile loop, leaving ...
... in our Lycra and trainers. The other restaurant was rather pricey so we decided to eat our breakfast for dinner and then hit the grocery store in the morning. On our way back to our tents, we met an old Biology teacher called Pete who asked us about our trip. Seeing us return empty handed, Amelia offered up her dinner to share with us but before we could reply, Pete came over and answered our dreams! He said he and his wife were going ...
How has this resort rated in the past?
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
Historical Traveler Reviews Little River Inn
Love it - a family tradition.
We love it: good food, friendly people, clean & beautiful. It's a family tradition to return every year. They now have designated dog friendly rooms. The only problem is that you cannot leave your dog unattended in the room, which is probably good for other guests, in case of barking. But as a dog owner, we had to leave our dog in the car when we went to dinner which only works "OK" in when temperature is low and mild. I wouldn't recommend bringing your dog during warm months because of this rule. Downtown Mendo is very dog friendly as are the beaches and botanical garden in Ft Bragg.
Perfect stay near mendocino
Very friendly staff and good rates. Perfect room. Great view on the beach. It's one of the few locations where we got REAL coffee in the room according european standards..
Much more cost effective than the tourist traps in mendocino.
It saved our day.
Only thing what is missing is good internet, but dataport worked well.
It was very pleasant that they gave instructions for cost effective phone usage.
For net addicts i suggest the internet cafe in mendocino (5 min drive), you can log on wireless and it reaches to the restarant across the street even after the cafe is closed...
Beautiful view, lovely room. Can't wait to return!
We loved this place. Beautiful views, nice room, and friendly staff. We got a room with 2 beds and it was very clean and had a vcr with several pages of movies to choose from. The room was on the first floor with a communal balcony. It did not feel crowded, even though the inn was full. The restaurant had very good food. (And it was expensive, but worth it.) We enjoyed walking through the garden with all the flowers. Breakfast and dinner were both impressive.
I only wish we could have stayed longer.
We will definately go back.!
Our favorite spot
Our favorite spot in the Mendocino area. The restaurant has always been wonderful. Outstanding service and the staff is always cheerful. A variety of lodging options available. Try the first little cabin to the south. We will return often.
Beware, they allow smoking on the balconies.
I agree that this is a lovely Inn, with friendly staff and a great dining room. We had one of the deluxe rooms, which means that the deck overlooking the ocean is one long balcony, shared with many other rooms in this older building. Upon arrival we grabbed our bottle of wine and stepped out of our room to enjoy the ocean. Alas, we were downwind of a cigar smoker five rooms away, and with the overhang keeping the smoke low, we soon beat a retreat to our room. We had to close the door because the smoke followed us. Later, after the cigar smoker had gone, we had two more rooms with cigarette smokers. It appears that this hotel attracts a lot of more senior golfers who still like their ciggies. We won't go again, but if you don't mind smokers this is a wonderful place.
A Place I Will Always Remember!
Our cozy room. Sitting on the porch right outside our room overlooking the calm and serene part of the Ocean. The Sunsets. The two Tall Pine Trees. The Moon and Stars. The Trail to the Beach. How Romantic- even with my kids there. They liked the free movies. The staff were very accomodating. What a wonderful ending to our Coastal vacation. You will be forever thankful if you choose this Inn.
Mendecino a great getaway
Spent three nights at the Little River Inn. Room(in their Mallory House) was beautiful(jacuzzi bath, another jacuzzi on the porch overlooking the ocean). very friendly and helpful staff.
Beautiful hiking trail next door at Van Damme State Park, Bike rental around the corner with a great old logging road path paralleling the river for miles. Many good resturants including the hotel"s, Albion River Inn and Maccallum house.
Clean. Balcony rooms have great view. Friendly staff. Good, but expensive, dining room. Nice spa on the premises. One of the best "hotels" in the area.
Little River Inn up in our top five places to stay for romantic getaways. They have such an assortment of rooms that it's always like a brand new place, except the food at the restaurant is consistently excellent, always a constant. My husband and I have been coming here yearly in February for 4 years now and have always been wowed by the cuisine. (And some say I'm picky, living right next to Napa with Mustards and all.) Say "Hi" to Sue at the bar. One fantastic bartender!! My hubby and I were so enthralled with LRI that we wanted to get married there. They don't do weddings, but Albion Inn down the street does. I highly recommend them as well, but we still come back to LRI. You can have the rustic, inexpensive rooms with sounds of the ocean and a fireplace. Or you can have the sophisticated, modern clean feel of the rooms behind the main building complete with a hot tub you can loose each in -- (And if you use a tad too much bath bubbles, you probably will. Hee Hee.) You can have the cottages across the street right on the bluff overlooking the ocean with your own, private hot tubs. Pour yourself a cup of coffee and watch the sun come up in the hot tub. Steaming water, cool, fresh air in your face, and pounding surf with seals, birds ---- this is living!!!!
Discovered the LRI on the coast highway out of necessity. (sundown and no reservations anywhere) They had one small room (Granny's Attic) available and so we stayed. That was 8 years ago and we go back every year. We've stayed in the original "old house", the more modern "cabins" and the newest units, complete with jacuzzi tubs. The restaurant and the "Whale Watcher" bar combine to make one feel pampered , well-fed and entertained. The staff is like family, the housekeeping staff is sharp, quick to respond, and detail-oriented. All this with plenty of parking, easy access to Mendocino, Fort Bragg, and points north and south on the coast highway, and spectacular sunset views of the Pacific! Did I mention the spa and the golf course????? An easy pitching wedge shot from your clean, comfortable accomodations! Family-owned and operated since God knows when, this place is THE PLACE.