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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 Dining4.4

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Perfect Inn

4.8 on April 23, 2015

We were delighted when a change in our travel plans let us return to Glendeven for a second night during our recent California road trip. The welcoming staff, a lovely walk on the headlands above the Pacific just across the road from the inn, complimentary wine tasting and appetizers in the inn’s art gallery after our walk, our spacious, beautifully decorated room, and the next morning’s delicious three-course breakfast all combined to make our second stay as perfect as our first. We’ll plan our next road trip to California around a longer stay at Glendeven.

Glendeven Inn

4.6 on April 22, 2015

My husband and I loved staying 3 nights at the Glendeven Inn. I felt comfortable and at ease. We will go there again for our 3 year anniversary. Loved PJ the llama and all the chickens that gave us fresh eggs in the morning.

Sweetest Vacation Stay

4.4 on April 21, 2015

We stayed in the Barn Loft over Easter with my family of five. Beautiful location, quiet and easy. We loved feeding chickens, the greenhouse, lamas, tasting new wines and building fires in our wood burning stove each night. We wandered from the place to multiple trails of beach, bluff and forest and our time spent felt timeless. We appreciated the unrushed and untouched by time sense of this place and the area surrounding. The inn keepers were helpful and generous with advice of where to go and what to do. Lovely, lovely time.

Honeymoon Delight

5 on April 19, 2015

Not a detail overlooked at the Glendeven. Llamas, ocean view, snuggly sheets, sustainable practices, lovely bath products and a terrific cocktail hour. The breakfast was outstanding as well. Wish we had more time, but can't wait to return!

Peaceful setting

4.0 on April 13, 2015

Loved the Llamas and being able to feed them - they are so regal and have their own personalities. The Bay View Room was great and having breakfast brought to your room a real plus. Did not get to partake in the wine tasting as we had other plans. One recommendation would be for some nicer towels. Other than that attention to detail was great!

Lovely 2 night stay in 2-story loft

4.2 on April 12, 2015

We rented the loft over the office, since our teenage son was with us (only 2 people allowed in Glendeven per unit, except the loft) No real view of ocean (no big deal to us) With window open, mild road noise from Hiway 1, none if windows closed 2 stories with 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 baths, full galley kitchen Very cozy, with 2 awesome La-z-Boys, comfy couches, window seat, fireplace stocked with "fuel", large decks, small dining table with small stereo/CD player and 1 of the bedrooms and 1/2 bath on lower floor Basic TV and zippy WiFi worked fine, 2 bedrooms, nice bathroom, great soaps, etc on upper floor Very clean After a warm day, gets a bit toasty on upper floor as would be expected; no ceiling fan in any bedroom, not much cross draft with open windows I guess you cold bring your own box fan and plug it in. NOTE: Because our unit has a full kitchen, breakfast is not included; we just bought great food from Harvest Market in Mendocino (awesome grocery store!) and ate in our unit. Has dishwasher, toaster oven, microwave, large frig/freezer, setting of plates, silverware, utensils, etc Stairs are steep, no handrails, which was fine for us but be aware. 20 minute hike to bluff overlooking ocean available across 2-lane HiWay 1 which borders Glendeven on the west. Bit of a busy road to cross, no crosswalks, but not a problem. If you take the paved road 100 feet south, this brings you past the companion Inn at Cobbler's Walk - allows more than 2 guests per unit, cute small houses, again out toward the ocean. Staff very warm, helpful and professional Lots of nice parks/hiking within 30 minutes and wonderful Botanical Garden in Fort Bragg Awesome crafts/rustic/native furniture/objets d'art store on west side of Hiway 1 as you enter Fort Bragg, Ananse Village. Easy to burn an hour or 2 there. Again, highly recommended, we will plan on returning sometime. Stayed March 2015, traveled with family

Lovely weekend stay

3.4 on April 02, 2015

Had a lovely weekend in the beach trail cottage. Staff was responsive, friendly, warm, and accommodating. Will happily stay there again soon.

A Perfect Country Setting on the Coast

5 on April 01, 2015

Glendeven Inn exceeded our expectations. Every little detail was attended to. The farm-to-table food was glorious, refined. The common area is a cozy place to play games, read by the fire, have coffee overlooking the pastoral setting, or have a good-night toast with the provided port (sherry?). It is clear the owners want your experience to be seamless, relaxing, special, and they put a lot of effort behind the scenes making this happen. This is truly a jewel among national B&Bs.

Superb Stay in Mendocino

4.8 on March 31, 2015

We stayed in the Bay Loft at Glendeven Inn. Everything about the stay was wonderful. A beautiful room with spectacular views of the ocean, very pleasant and helpful staff providing recommendations on sights, restaurants, hikes, etc. Breakfast was delicious and healthy including an egg dish made with free range organic eggs from the 100 heritage chickens on the property.

Great weekend geaway in Mendocino

5 on March 30, 2015

Stayed here for our anniversary weekend and could not have been more satisfied with the property. The staff was incredibly warm and welcoming, the wine hour at the Wine Barn was great, and our room (Briar Rose) was everything we were hoping for, including ocean views, wood burning fireplace, and breakfast delivered to our door each morning. We'll definitely be back in the future!

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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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