Glendeven Inn Mendocino

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

Professionally Inspected & Certified Diamond Collection


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
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.4

Mendocino B&B

3.6 on August 27, 2015

We stayed in the Garrett on the top floor; the room was beautiful and the view was great. Although, unfortunately, you couldn't see it while sitting or lying in bed. Bathroom was clean and a little on the small side, but definitely sufficient. Breakfast was delicious, although I do wish it came before 9am - we were hungry! They brought trays right into our room and onto the little side table for dining. Once everything was on the table it was a bit cramped, but again food was delicious. Overall we enjoyed the hotel and the surroundings, but the staff could have been a bit friendlier. No one was rude by any means, but for a B&B at that price I was expecting a bit more. The wine happy hour is a single glass and a single plated hors d'oeuvres, both delicious, but I was expecting something more robust.

Wonderful Stay

4.6 on August 21, 2015

My wife and I had a wonderful stay a Glendeven, and very much look forward to returning in the near future. Our room, Briar Rose, was comfortable, with a balcony that had a view of the ocean. John was a great host, and we enjoyed the wine hour hospitality.

Our first visit to Northern California

4.8 on August 18, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our time at the Glendeven. John & his staff went out of their way to make sure our stay was special. Breakfast delivered to your room! What's wrong with that? Loved watching the native CA quail, hummingbirds and other wild birds going about their day in and around the pastures with the Llamas. We will come back and stay longer next time. Steve & Monica C, St. Petersburg, FL

I can't wait to come back

4.6 on August 13, 2015

Staying one night was not enough.

Romantic and rustic elegance

5 on June 11, 2015

Glendeven Inn offers a perfect escape from your busy life. Romantic with fireplace where the fire is laid; wine in the late afternoon; drinks after dinner; and breakfast on your patio if you choose, or next to the fire. Large rooms, well-appointed with all you would expect at a top end B&B.

Amazing awesome place to stay

4.8 on June 01, 2015

AMAZING in every way. Pay attention to details including having your own labeled parking spot. Favorite place I've ever stayed. Worth every penny.

Get away.

4.8 on June 01, 2015

My wife and I love the North Coast. Our stay at Glendeven was perfect. We stayed 3 nights. Our room was great. Wonderful views and the accommodations were spot on.We did enjoy the wine tasting and hot hors d'oeuvres as well. Hiking trails near by that take you to the bluffs above the ocean or to the state beach nearby. Finding a good place to eat was no problem. Glendeven is perfectly located near Mendocino and Fort Bragg. We are looking forward to our next visit.

May 2015 Stay

5 on May 29, 2015

The Glendeven Inn exceeded our expectations! We we're looking for a nice break. We stayed in the Briar Rose room and it was beautiful! The details in the furnishing, the view, the breakfasts were hot and delicious! John was very helpful with reservations and the local trails. The llamas and chickens were fun! This will be our first of many stays!!

Guest Cottage

1.8 on May 26, 2015

While waiting in line to check in we hear the concierge advise the person in front of us that the breakfast would be waiting at their door in the morning at 9am and that the water was some of the best around and that a canteen would be provided in the room and for them to enjoy the clean water. When we checked in, we found out that neither of those applied to the guest cottage that we rented near the trail head. When I expressed that the bit about the breakfast was unclear on the website, I was dismissed with a remark about how the cottage has a kitchen. And when I ran the water in the bathroom, it was light green which is usually from the tannins in the well water and it tasted bitter unlike what the main house guests were being told to enjoy. The house was fine, the bathroom in horrible need of a renovation (stall shower) and I liked being away from the road. I just felt though that the advertising of the inn failed to apply to the guest cottage and it would have been nicer if that was explained or compensated for. I would have come to the main dining area for a hot breakfast if they didn't want to walk down the road to deliver one for instance. But, there were no apologies and no accommodations.

Lovely Location, Beautiful Gardens, Delightful Owner

3.2 on May 21, 2015

My husband selected the Pinewood for a romantic getaway. It would not have been my choice, but I was thrilled that he went to the effort. In the future, I would select a room in the Farmhouse or the Carriage House Suite. The Stevenscroft building is a little too "un-glamorous" for a romantic weekend, plus you can hear every word of the people in the rooms above or below you. All in all, though, it is a wonderful B&B

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Rooms & Rates

Glendeven, Carriage House Suite

A Glendeven Inn room. 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

Glendeven, Eastlin

A Glendeven Inn room. 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

TPI Bear Valley Springs

  • Maximum Capacity: 6

Sea Ridge Cottage

A Glendeven vacation rental, this one-bedroom ocean view hideaway is located just 6 miles south of Glendevenand its Wine Bar[n] (or 8 miles south of the village of Mendocino.) Set high up on an ocean ridge with sweeping ocean views across expansive meadows, it is utterly quiet and private - a perfect getaway for two. Enjoy your full kitchen, hearthed living room, and large bedroom, each having unobstructed views through large floor to ceiling windows throughout. The outdoor hot tub is nestled in a private fenced garden just off the bedroom. The house is close to fine dining and a wonderful country market in Albion for all your needs during your stay. Find peace and quiet in an unfussy, private hideaway. CLICK THE PICTURE FOR MORE IMAGES.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Cobbler's Walk, Art's Loft

An Inn at the Cobbler's Walk room, this second floor Mainhouse room at the top of the stairs is southwest facing for good light and afternoon sunsets on the large deck. King bed, huge modern bathroom with iron soaking tub, marble tile and a separate tiled shower. Sitting area with sofa. A great room! CLICK IMAGE FOR MORE VIEWS

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Cobbler's Walk, Headlands Suite

An Inn at the Cobbler's Walk room, the second floor Headlands Suite is our largest accommodation. It is a two-room suite with a marble tiled bathroom with tub and shower combination. The king bedroom is large, and the spacious sitting room has two large comfortable club chairs, a wood-burning fireplace, TV with cable, western exposure and a deck overlooking the inn's private yard. A Murphy Bed makes this room perfect for two singles traveling together. A full three course hot in-room breakfast is included. CLICK IMAGE FOR MORE VIEWS

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Cobbler's Walk, Kent's Cove

An Inn at the Cobbler's Walk room, the ground floor Kent's Cove king bed room is a cozy, private entranced room with a wood fireplace, large marble tiled bathroom with full accessibility, a side entrance porch a flat screen TV with cable, and a dining table for your hot in-room breakfast. CLICK IMAGE FOR MORE VIEWS

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Cobbler's Walk, Rachel's Cottage

An Inn at the Cobbler's Walk room, named for the original proprietor of the property, Rachel's Cottage is an on-property stand-alone cottage with jetted tub, king bed, TV with cable, gas fireplace, and a wet bar with coffee maker, fridge, and microwave. There is a cozy daybed, a dining table and a large full bathroom with a shower and separate jetted bathtub. A full three-course, hot, in-room breakfast is included. CLICK IMAGE FOR MORE VIEWS

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Cobbler's Walk, Rockview

An Inn at the Cobbler's Walk room, one of our most private and quiet rooms, this first floor, private entrance accommodation has garden views and no shared walls to other rooms, with lots of windows and light. It has a King bed, and a working fireplace. CLICK IMAGE FOR MORE VIEWS

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Cobbler's Walk, Spring Ranch Suite

An Inn at the Cobbler's Walk room, the second floor Spring Ranch Suite is a lovely two-room accommodation with wetbar, wood fireplace, a king bedroom, TV with cable, northern exposure windows facing the trail and Spring Ranch, and a western exposure private balcony. Its marbled bathroom is large with a shower / tub combination. A full three-course, hot, in-room breakfast is included. CLICK IMAGE FOR MORE VIEWS

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Cobbler's Walk, The Cobbler's Suite

An Inn at the Cobbler's Walk room, this first floor private garden entrance two-room suite is vey large with high ceilings, and a huge bathroom. Lots of room and light and tons of privacy. King bed, fireplace. A very comfortable choice. This East facing room may experience some ambient road noise at times. CLICK IMAGE FOR MORE VIEWS

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Cobbler's Walk, Mariner's Room

An Inn at the Cobbler's Walk room, this second floor Mainhouse room with King bed and spacious and comfortable with a sitting area, amazing King bed, and a marbled tile bathroom. The dormer window faces south toward Van Damme Beach. CLICK IMAGE FOR MORE VIEWS

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Cobbler's Walk, Van Damme Room

An Inn at the Cobbler's Walk room, the first-floor Van Damme Room is a private and quiet one-room accommodation with a wood fireplace, marble tiled shower / tub combination, a dining table for your full three-course, in-room breakfast, a lovely, large, private west-facing porch, and a flat screen TV with cable. CLICK IMAGE FOR MORE VIEWS

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Cobbler's Walk, Whitewater View

An Inn at the Cobbler's Walk room, this second floor room in the Mainhouse has east and south facing windows for great morning light. With its newly marble tiled bathroom, sitting area with sofa, this room is cozy and comfortable with views to the south of the crashing waves and the beach at Van Damme State Park. This east facing room may experience some ambient road noise at times. CLICK IMAGE FOR MORE VIEWS

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Glendeven, Bay Loft

A Glendeven Inn room. 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

Glendeven, East Farmington

A Glendeven Inn room. 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

Glendeven, Etta's Suite

A Glendeven Inn room. 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

Glendeven, Pinewood

A Glendeven Inn room. 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

Glendeven, Bayview

A Glendeven Inn room. 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

Glendeven, Garret

A Glendeven Inn room. 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

Vacation Rental, The Beach Trail Cottage

An offsite Glendeven vacation rental (breakfast not included.) Just 2 miles south of the Mendocino village, and is a short 5 minute walk to Glendeven. This two-bedroom ocean view retreat is on a country lane just a short 5 minutes walk toward 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

Glendeven, Garden Room

A Glendeven Inn 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

Vacation Rental, The Barn Loft

A Vacation Rental on property (breakfast not included) 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

Glendeven, Briar Rose

A Glendeven Inn room. 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.