Alegria, the only inn with direct beach access in Mendocino Village, is on a bluff overlooking Big River Beach and the ever changing confluence of ocean and river. Unique shops, beautiful galleries, and fine dining are just steps away. The inn property adjoins 3 state parks. Another 4 parks & preserves are within a maximum 15 minutes drive away. Unlimited hiking, biking, kayaking & breathtaking views await. Situated in the garden, the hot tub features a relaxing view of the garden, beach, and ocean. A great place to watch the stars and the moonlight on the waves. A full breakfast is served each morning in our ocean view dining room. You may also choose to snuggle in your room with a continental breakfast delivered. At Alegria, as at other inns and restaurants in Mendocino, we are committed to supporting sustainable agriculture. We serve organically grown and produced foods whenever possible. Come "lighten your spirit" at Alegria, an enchanting refuge in Mendocino Village.
4.6 on September 06, 2013
My wife and I just finished our anniversary stay at Alegria; second year in a row. As we drove down Route 1 and through Anderson Valley on our way back to the airport, we were sad to be leaving and wished we had booked at least a few more days. We stayed in the Pacific Suite, a good size space on the second floor of the main house with a deck overlooking the beach. We look forward to returning next year, but for now, it's back to our home in New Hampshire. Alegria is situated on a bluff above the beach, Big River Beach, at a place where the Big River converges with Mendocino Bay. The beach is part of the Mendocino Headlands State Park. We walked down to the beach every morning before breakfast. It was a perfect start to each day. Our wonderful hosts, the location close to town, easy access to the beach, the corner fireplace, our deck with a view of the beach through the eucalyptus tree, the pleasant breakfast room, the headlands, and the serenity contributed to a supremely comfortable experience for us. Alegria is not a luxury resort awash in activity. Instead, it offers a personal and uniquely calming environment that is just right for my wife and me. Thank you Elaine and Eric for a wonderful stay. See you next year!
5 on June 24, 2012
This was our 36'th wedding anniversary vacation and the beautiful B&B exceeded our expectations, accross the board. Scenic, quiet, amazing gardens, scrumptous breakfast and friendly service and hospitality. The foot path directly down to the beach was terrific as well as the view from our private balcony at the Seabreeze room on the 2'nd floor. We will have to come back.
5 on January 06, 2011
We've been frequent visitors to Mendocino for the past 13 years and have stayed in many of the B&Bs,all of which are good, a few even great, but Alegria is in its own class. Eric, Elaine and Toni are miracle workers; every little detail is attended to, the place is super clean and cozy and the location, with the private path to the beach, can't be beat. We keep coming back and telling our friends. Alegria is so great that it ruined us; we wouldn't ever stay anywhere else. :)
3.6 on October 21, 2010
We have stayed at the Allegra multiple times over the last 5 years, and while we enjoy it, the 'excellence' has decreased a bit. Especially the trail to the beach and the rising cost. Next time we will try another place (to our disappointment). If you want an ocean view, a great breakfast and good cookies, it's a great place.
4.2 on August 10, 2010
This was the place to get engaged to the woman I love. Eric and Elaine were great host and make sure your stay is great from the cookies to the breakfast to the views just awesome. My cottage was just perfect from the flowers to the balloons to the basket just an awesome weekend get-away. Can't say enough about the place
Beachside, Oceanside, Village
San Francisco, CA (SFO) 190 miles
Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Vineyard, Winery, Boating, Hiking trails, Kayaking, Headlands State Park, Big River Estuary, Montgomery Woods, Jackson State Demonstration Forest, Van Damme State Park & Beach, Big River Beach, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming
Bed and Breakfast, Other
Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Piano, Telephone, Videos, Wedding Facilities , Morning Paper, Full Breakfast
Alarm clock, Bath robes, Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Wet bar, Wi-Fi
Boating, Hiking trails, Kayaking, Headlands State Park, Big River Estuary, Montgomery Woods, Jackson State Demonstration Forest, Van Damme State Park & Beach, Big River Beach, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming
Eric, Elaine, Jeffery, and Toni
Music, Gardening, History, Classic Cars
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Most special diets
Bllueberry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake
A luscious cake topped with a swirl of cream cheese and blueberry compote and a crown of toasted almonds. It has been featured in Sunset Magazine and can also be found in Margaret Fox's newest edition of Morning Food (Ten Speed Press 2006)