Present day Mendocino has a strong commitment to the arts with the focal point being the Art
Center, three blocks from the inn
. The Center and its Showcase gallery on Main Street display the
works of the students and graduates of its programs. Offering a wide variety of classes, workshops,
festivals, fairs and entertainment to the public, the Center is the cultural hub of the North Coast.
Mendocino hosts numerous private galleries as well, which offer a wide selection of local artists and
media, including paintings, wood carvings and furniture, wire sculpture, ceramics and weaving, to
mention but a few. The performing arts also play an important role in the life of the Mendocino community year-round. The Mendocino Theater Company, Gloriana Opera Company, Mendocino Dance Series, Warehouse Repertory Theater and The Mendocino Music Festival are a few of the groups providing
a wealth of entertainment and cultural activity. There are many fine restaurants in Mendocino which offer creative and gourmet meals. Food for every taste is offered in a variety of interesting and intimate settings, from French to California cuisine. A person could spend a full week in Mendocino and eat at a different restaurant every night, each with a wonderful selection on the menu. The Joshua Grindle Inn has a book complete with menus from all the best restaurants in the area, and our innkeepers are delighted to make lunch or dinner recommendations and reservations. Mendocino is not only a special place because of its fine galleries and restaurants, but is also known for the jewel-like quality of the scenery and its "small town" culture. The village is set on the edge of a rugged coastline overlooking a wide expanse of the Pacific Ocean. To the west, the view is of the headlands and ocean, and to the east is dense redwood forest. Mendocino has been called a "magical. . . gentle place" (San Diego Union-Tribune, June 8, 1992). The small-town atmosphere is both relaxing and reassuring. People on the street are happy to recommend a favorite restaurant, to tell you about a great place to shop, or even, where to watch the seals. It is not surprising that the Mendocino area has such a romantic pull on the imagination. Many people come here to honeymoon or to retreat from city pressures. The pace is easy without distractions of modern life, and many find time to enjoy the peace and quiet and the salty tang of the sea air. The Joshua Grindle Inn is a place to curl up with a good book by a glowing fire or simply walk down a quiet path. The grandeur of the scenery revitalizes the spirit, giving one the chance to relax and enjoy life in a "New England" setting that time forgot.
Our Main House is a stately two-story Victorian built in 1879. A wraparound veranda graces the
exterior and within lies our formal parlor with a grand fireplace and five guest rooms
. Our saltbox
Cypress cottage, once a chicken coop was completely remodeled in the mid 1980's. Inside are two
guest rooms with elegant cathedral ceilings and fireplaces upon raised brick hearths. Additionally we
offer three rooms in our Historic Water Tower -- a three-story replica with an outside flight of stairs
climbing the side and a widows-walk around the top
Nautical - $170
This blue and white room displays a nautical theme through the art work and furniture. A daybed
offers a perfect place to lounge. This sunny room overlooks the village with an indirect view of the
ocean. Queen bed, private bath with shower.
Grindle - $205
Our largest room and, yes, Joshua Grindle slept here. Tasteful wallpaper livens the room with a
unique design. A pleasant sitting area overlooks Mendocino Village, the bay, and the ocean. King
bed and private bath with shower.
Library - $175
With a true New England feeling, Library is enhanced by a beautiful four-poster queen bed, a
woodburning fireplace surrounded by a pine mantelpiece and hand-decorated tiles. A floor-to-ceiling
bookcase contains an assortment of books for your reading pleasure. Private bath with deep soak
Treeview - $145 As its name implies, the view from this room is of our 100 year-old cypress trees and picturesque
watertower. Treeview is a light and airy room with discreetly flowered wallpaper and cozy sitting
area. Queen bed, private bath with deep soak tub/shower.
Master - $230 Romantic and spacious, Master is well appointed with a four-poster queen bed, and antique
wardrobe, an heirloom kidney shaped desk, and a bookcase filled with literary favorites. A sitting
area invites relaxation and a wood-mantled fireplace completes the picture perfect ambience. A large
and lovely bathroom, made sunny by a skylight and garden window, offers a deep whirlpool bath
and separate shower. Situated downstairs in the Main House off the Parlor.
North Cypress - $245
A room filled with Early American antiques and historical art work. North Cypress is sheltered by an
open beam cedar ceiling which adds to the feeling of spaciousness. Concealed behind a pine cabinet
door you will find cable TV, DVD/CD player and stereo. Queen bed, fireplace and private bath with
whirlpool tub and separate glass-enclosed shower. Ground level.
South Cypress - $245 With an open beam ceiling and Early American furniture, this large charming room offers a feeling of
seclusion. A Salem Rocker and wing club chair invite you to sit in front of the Franklin fireplace and
read that good book you've not yet found time to enjoy. Tucked away in a pine armoire you will find
cable TV, DVD/CD player and stereo. Queen bed and private bath with whirlpool tub and separate
glass-enclosed shower. Ground level.
Watertower I - $185
A spacious room with redwood beam ceiling on the first floor. This room has country pine furniture
and a sitting area next to a Vermont Casting fireplace. A view of cypress trees and gardens create a
feeling of complete privacy. King bed and private bath with a deep soak tub/shower.
Watertower II - $175
A partial ocean view comes through the trees in this sunny, cozy, second floor room. A Vermont
Casting fireplace on a raised brick hearth adds to the ambiance. Comfortable sitting area with queen
size bed and private bath with shower.
Guest Room - $130
A secluded room with beautiful country decor, tucked away on the first floor of the watertower. The
two brass twin beds make this room perfect for two friends traveling together. Private bath with
* Private bath in every room.
* Off street parking.
* Parlor gathering place with afternoon and evening refreshments.
* Premium Mendocino County wines available for purchase in our gift shop.
* Antique pump organ.
* Public phone and a guest refrigerator available.
* Outdoor seating for breakfast and great picnic spots on property.
A Rub... and a Tub!
available year 'round
Come relax at our "Sanctuary of Serenity"
To introduce the potent combination of massage, hydrotherapy and Mendocino magic we offer:
two nights in a deluxe room with fireplace and whirlpool tub (RUBBER DUCKY INCLUDED)
breakfast each morning
two one-hour massages in the privacy of your room
$578 inclusive (a $688 value)
excludes holiday periods; space available basis
Representing another new and exciting collaboration, we now offer in room massage therapy by Ms. Glenna Hunter by exclusive appointment. Ms. Hunter is a certified massage therapist and acupressure practitioner and offers a blend of techniques suited to individual needs, providing relief from pain and tension and a renewal of energy and spirit.
"Glenna gave us the best massage we've ever had in Mendocino. The luxury of having her come to our room and work on us with her healing hands was even more luxurious due to the fact that we could just curl up in our room afterwards without having to drive anywhere.
It was heaven!"
- Jim & Diana Ward, Los Altos
"you can't go wrong with a massage from Glenna - well worth it!"
- K & P, San Francisco
"The in-room massage by Glenna was the perfect way to begin my vacation. She has amazing hands and found all of my trouble spots. It was the best massage I've ever had! Consider her massage not a luxury, but a necessity - don't miss it!"
- Victoria Diaz, Hamilton, NJ
Policies & Restrictions
No pets. Smoking allowed on veranda and in gardens only.
Rates & Availability
Open year 'round except 12/24 & 25. Rates range from $130 - $245. Special packages are available year 'round. Please visit our website for details:
from the North(Eureka and Oregon)
Follow Highway 101 (the Redwood Highway) through the redwoods to Leggett
Turn west (right) on Highway 1(the Coast Route) and cross the
Eel River and the Sinkyone Range to the coast just north of
Westport. Stay on Highway 1 through Fort Bragg and continue about 10
more miles down the coast. Turn west (right) at the first stop light you reach after leaving Fort Bragg
(Little Lake Road) and then right again at the first driveway.
from the South (San Francisco and the East Bay)
From San Francisco take Highway 101 just past Cloverdale to the
Mendocino/Highway 128 West exit. Travel west on Highway 128 to
Highway 1 and go north ten miles to Mendocino. After crossing the bridge into Mendocino, take the
second left at the stop light onto Little Lake
Road. We are the first large white Victorian home on the hillside to your right. Travel time from San
Francisco is approximately 3 1/2 hours, unless you choose to enjoy coastal Highway 1 all the way,
which takes approximately 5 hours.
from the East (Chico, Sacramento, and the Central Valley)
Take Highway 20, which joins northbound Highway 101 at Calpella.
Follow Highway 20 when it turns west (left) in Willits.
When you reach the coast just south of Fort Bragg, turn south
(left) on Highway 1. Turn west (right) at the first stop light you reach after leaving Fort Bragg (Little
Lake Road) and then Right again at the first driveway.
Special packages are available year 'round. Please visit our website for details:
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