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Glendeven Inn Mendocino

8205 North Highway One , Little River, CA 95456-9502 USA (Show map)

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Vogue Magazine, Travel+Leisure, and New York Magazine's pick for Mendocino lodging. Glendeven is a luxury, eight-acre, ocean-view farmstead overlooking ocean-view meadows and lush forests. Its four buildings are developed around a fully restored 1867 New England-style farmhouse where a typical room is a suite with wood-burning fireplace, ocean views, a view balcony, queen or king bed and a private bath. All rooms have featherbeds, well-lit reading areas, music players, hairdryers, luxury robes, and free WiFi. A full three-course hot breakfast is served in-room each morning, complimentary wine and hors d'oeuvres are available in Glendeven's own Wine Barn which is Mendocino's only wine purveyor serving and selling only local Anderson Valley wines by the bottle. Glendeven is known for its fine antiques blended with contemporary art, a lounge-like ocean-view sitting room with games and a brick-hearthed fireplace. Stunning botanical gardens, grazing llamas, and 100 laying hens contribute to Glendeven's feeling of a luxury ocean view farmstead. Enjoy this wonderful place to stay on California’s spectacular Mendocino coast.



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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.5

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Great getaway

4.0 on March 24, 2015

Great people, place, and ambiance

Spectacular honeymoon retreat. Impossible not to love

4.8 on March 21, 2015

The Glendeven is a true gem of the California coast. My wife and I came here for a few nights for our honeymoon and to get away from all the hustle and bustle of the Bay. From the beginning of our stay, the staff were extremely friendly and helpful. The Glendeven has a splendid 3-course morning breakfast that includes their farm-fresh eggs and a complimentary wine and hors d'oeuvre hour every day from 5:30 to 6:30. Additionally, they have complimentary baked goods and liqueur in the farmhouse common area. Also, did I mention that the whole thing is a farm? There's a greenhouse, an edibles garden, a few chicken coops, beehives, and llamas? Pretty cool for a bed and breakfast. The accommodations exceeded expectations. We stayed in the carriage house, which is a very private room (no shared walls) on the second floor. The bed was large and the sheets were high quality and high thread count. The bathroom was great; the shower was very large and had two shower heads. The room had two fireplaces, a flat screen tv, and a dvd and book library for some simple entertainment. The living area also had a very comfortable sofa, and the glendeven provides blankets for warming up on the couch. The room also has a small balcony with two chairs; perfect for when the weather is good. The concierge desk was extremely helpful. They arranged reservations at a really nice restaurant for us and even packed my wife and I a gourmet picnic lunch (along with full cutlery) that we took on one of the many trails connecting to the Glendeven. The Glendeven is the perfect combination of stunning accommodations, friendly staff, great local food and wine, and ocean views. This is the perfect place for couples! We're definitely coming back.

A great place for a getaway

4.2 on March 11, 2015

My wife and I always enjoy a stay at the Glendeven! It's our favorite in the area. Great rooms, grounds, staff, breakfasts, and access to trails.

Weekend Getaway

4.8 on March 04, 2015

We stayed in the Bayview Suite from Friday-Sunday. This suite is located on the 2nd floor of the Farmhouse buliding. There is also a large living room on the ground floor for playing games and relaxing in the evening or taking breakfast in the morning (freshly-baked goods and brandy are provided round the clock!). Our room was very spacious and had a very relaxing feeling to it. It was not a traditional suite, but the layout served to separate the living area and the sleeping area without a door. There was a working wood fireplace that we used on our second night, and the bed was very comfortable. The view in the morning was phenomenal; our balcony overlooked the llamas grazing on the grounds and the ocean just out in the distance. Because of their building setup and in-room breakfast, you don't really see much of your neighbors, which helps add to the feeling of privacy. We were originally looking to stay at a cottage-type place so we could have our own stand-alone unit, but Glendeven provided the perfect balance between privacy and normal hotel amenities. The only thing I would do differently is to pre-book the in-room massage before we arrived. Since they don't have a spa staff on-site, they hire local therapists to come do massages - unfortunately, we left it too late and they just couldn't get through to anyone in time. That said, the concierge service did help make the stay stress-free as they handled all of the calling around and also made dinner reservations for us. In addition, note that the on-site restaurant (Bistro 150) is closed during the off season until March. All in all, this place was fantastic, and a perfect weekend getaway. Our only regret was that we could not stay another night. But that only means we will definitely have to go back!

A Mixed Experience

2.4 on February 28, 2015

Beautiful grounds, Bayview Suite LOVELY w/ spectacular oceans views. Sitting couch WAY too small and chairs uncomfortable. Breakfast a huge disappointment-egg dish very undercooked & not edible. Unfriendly customer service from the front desk. Nice guy checked us out. Overall, loved the room and the grounds but nothing else. For the money would not return. Please note there is NO cell phone service available but excellent WiFi. Also, make sure you ask for the After Hours Emergency number. We had no water in our room the first night and I had to track the owner down via the 800 Reservation number. The water was fixed but no one let us know it WAS fixed. After waiting an hour for word we finally just checked and it was on. It would have been nice for someone to notify us that it was back on and perhaps just to say Sorry for the Inconvenience.

Amazing Experience

5 on February 18, 2015

The location,ocean view, staff,lamas and Breakfast served to the room were phenomenal and made for a great valentines day morning.

very restful

5 on February 17, 2015

The Inn was marvelous; the wine hour and evening cookies marvelous. The beds and sheets were particularly comfortable and soft. I stayed in East Farmington with a partial ocean view, a fireplace, and had a terrific time. The hikes off the property offer stunning views. I'll definitely return.

Winter Holiday Stay at Glendeven Inn

4.8 on January 18, 2015

Our stay at Glendeven Inn was a first. We stayed in the Briar Rose room and found it charming, comfortable and nicely appointed. The service at Glendeven was wonderful... from the checkin, to the nightly wine service (both hosted by Dillon), to the morning breakfast delivery, to the meticulous housekeeping service. The only reason we are giving our dining experience 4 out of 5 stars is that we found our dinner at Bistro 150 to be just so-so - given the cost of the meal. The only thing that would otherwise knock our experience out of the ballpark would have been access to a jacuzzi tub - whether that was in-room or on the property. We will definitely return. Thanks a wonderful experience. We will definitely refer people to Glendeven Inn.

A Jewelry Box of History, Comfort and Fantasy

4.8 on January 10, 2015

I never expected so much: security, cleanliness and comfort. The staff is warm, attentive and discreet; the room and grounds were impeccably maintained and the access to points of interest readily at hand. I could not have been more pleased and would recommend it to family and friends. When is the last time you arrived at a hotel with a reserved parking space with your name on it? At Glenleven its all about the details.

Anniversary Get Away

4.2 on December 10, 2014

Glendeven Inn is top of the line.. Beautiful accommodations and friendly staff.. Not a bargain but worth the price...

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Rooms & Rates

Carriage House

750 sq ft. The spacious living room has a loveseat facing the fireplace, comfortable reading spaces, TV with cable, DVD & VCR, and a wonderful curly redwood cabinet housing a refrigerator and microwave. The bedroom features a magnificent woven brass king-sized sleigh bed, another fireplace, and a private balcony overlooking gardens and the Inn's original water tower. The bathroom is beautifully tiled with a skylight, double-headed shower and bidet. CLICK THE PICTURE FOR MORE IMAGES.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2


713 sq ft. Very large and spacious two-room ocean view suite, a separate sitting room with fireplace opens through french doors to a sunny south-side private porch with views across the gardens to the ocean, king feather bed, private bath with shower. Breakfast arrives through the secret door behind the bookcase. CLICK THE PICTURE FOR MORE IMAGES.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Bay Loft

442 sq ft. NOTE: UPDATED BATHROOM. A large ocean view room with an exhilarating, high ceilinged living area with skylights and a woodburning fireplace; a magnificent bay window provides a commanding view of gardens and ocean; a cozy nook houses the queen featherbed; soft muted tones, redwood detailing; all marble newly remodeled bathroom with step-in marble shower CLICK THE PICTURE FOR MORE IMAGES.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

East Farmington

416 sq ft. Corner-hearthed wood-burning fireplace, gardens and south-facing ocean view through English country cottage paned windows, private, morning-sun-filled deck, wood trim, Louis XVI queen-size featherbed, private bath. Ground floor private entrance. CLICK THE PICTURE FOR MORE IMAGES.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Etta's Suite

430 sq ft. UPDATED MARBLE BATHROOM. Spacious two-room ocean view suite, woodburning fireplace in bedroom faces an antique walnut queen feather bed, separate sitting room with a comfortable sofa, private balcony with wonderful views of the ocean looking south down the coast, private bath with shower. Copies of Etta's diaries in-room for your perusal. CLICK THE PICTURE FOR MORE IMAGES.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2


504 sq ft. Spacious pine-paneled ocean view room. A king featherbed faces the woodburning fireplace, a cozy reading nook looks to Stag Rock in the ocean which doubles as a day bed (perfect for two singles travelling together), French doors open to your own deck and garden, ocean views, private bath with shower. CLICK THE PICTURE FOR MORE IMAGES.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Bay View

435 sq ft. NOTE: UPDATED MARBLE BATHROOM. Two-room ocean view, corner suite, where Bill & Hillary once stayed, has a hand crafted wood & tile woodburning fireplace in a comfortable sitting area, queen feather bed, lovely antiques, windows all around, private balcony with views of the ocean looking south down the coast, private bath with shower. CLICK THE PICTURE FOR MORE IMAGES.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2


464 sq ft. UPDATED MARBLE BATHROOM. Spectacular dormer-windowed third-floor views of the ocean looking south down the coast, spacious but cozy with lots of privacy, French rosewood queen feather bed. This room sits well above it all. Private bath with shower. CLICK THE PICTURE FOR MORE IMAGES.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

The Beach Trail Cottage

An offsite Glendeven vacation rental, located just 2 miles south of the Mendocino village, and is a short 5 minute walk to Glendeven & its Wine Bar[n]. This two-bedroom ocean view retreat is on a country lane just a shot 5 minutes walk towards the sea from Glendeven. Situated at the head of the trail to Van Damme State Beach, this two story cottage offers terrific white water views south down the coast overlooking Van Damme State Beach. The location is ideal: close to Glendeven so you can experience the inn's amenities, but in a private setting where you can steal away. Enjoy your full kitchen with dining room, large living room, and the ocean view master suite comprising the entire upper story. The second bedroom on the first level is perfect for another one or two guests traveling with you. It is perfect for couples traveling together, or for up to two children over 12 to share. Experience the beach and headland trails from your private retreat. CLICK THE PICTURE FOR MORE IMAGES

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

Garden Room

226 sq ft. Lovely white iron queen feather bed with delightful furnishings, your own garden view, sitting areas, and private bath with tub / shower. CLICK THE PICTURE FOR MORE IMAGES.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

The Barn Loft

2,072 sq ft. Enjoy wonderful ocean, forest, and meadow views from the estate's original three story barn, which has been transformed into a spacious and inviting vacation rental. This stand-alone rental comprises the second and third stories of the former barn of the property. It is above the first floor home of our wine tasting area (hours 2-7 daily only), gallery, and lounge. There are two bedrooms, plus a loft-bedroom with accommodations for up to six, including children (AGES 12+ PLEASE), and one-and-a-quarter baths. Enjoy the private deck overlooking the grounds, with room views of both the ocean and forest. There is a private garden below, with access to the inn's greenhouse and hummingbird garden. There is a full kitchen (breakfasts are not included), an office area with free Wi-Fi, a library, TV with cable, a full dining room, and plenty of privacy. CLICK THE PICTURE FOR MORE IMAGES.

  • Maximum Capacity: 6

Briar Rose

442 sq ft. UPDATED MARBLE BATHROOM. A romantic ocean view room with high vaulted ceilings, French doors open to a private balcony overlooking Glendeven's grounds south down the coast, four-poster queen feather bed faces the hearthed corner woodburning fireplace, cozy reading area, all marble newly tiled bathroom with step-in shower. CLICK THE PICTURE FOR MORE IMAGES.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

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Location Type

Countryside, Oceanfront, Vista oceano, Small town, Village, Wine country


San Francisco, CA (SFO) 150 miles

Directions to property:

from San Francisco: take Highway 101 north across the Golden Gate Bridge to Cloverdale, Highway 128 west to the coast, then Highway 1 north for 8.2 miles -- Glendeven is on the right side of the highway, just past the entrance to Van Damme State Park.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Horseback riding, Golf, River and ocean kayaking, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Board games, Computer, Copier, Fax Machine, Library, Telephone, Videos, Wedding Facilities , Breakfast served in-room, Farm-fresh eggs, Llama feeding, Three trails off property to beach, cliffs, woods

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Antique train rides, Health club, Llama feeding, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Tennis courts

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  • Check In:: 3:00 PM
  • Check Out:: 11:00 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No Smoking outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Children in The Barn Loft only
  • Childcare Provided: Yes
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Two-night weekend stay (3 nights on holiday weekends)
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: 50% of stay (100% on a 1-night stay)
  • Cancellations: Any change or cancellation of a reservation must be made at least 14 days prior to the scheduled arrival date. If less than 14 days, guests forfeit their deposit, and if three days or less notice, guests forfeit their entire reservation amount. All cancellations will incur a handling charge of $50 per room.



John & Mike

Languages spoken

English, German, Spanish

Resident Pets

llamas, chickens, beehives

About the innkeepers

Wine, food, bicycling, cooking, swimming, llamas, dogs, camping, traveling

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Hot 3-course breakfast with organic juice

  • Time Served: 9:00am
  • Serving Location: (optional in Farmhouse's sun room), Guest room

Special meal options

Restrictive , Vegetarian , Allergies noted.


8205 North Highway One , Little River, CA 95456-9502 USA (Show map)

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