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
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.5

Lovely getaway with an ocean view.

4.2 on September 11, 2016

-friendly helpful staff -clean, comfortable rooms with great views -common farm house areas adding to a homey feel -early evening wine tasting on site included in the price of your room -excellent home made breakfast -plenty of good dining on site and in the area -wish I could have stayed longer, will definitely come back

Beautiful B & B

5 on August 31, 2016

The place is very beautiful and the staff very friendly. Breakfast in the room was outstanding. Very short trail to ocean bluffs and beach.

Amazing B&B, truly a "Must Stay" experience

5 on August 29, 2016

My husband and I have travelled all over the world and stayed in everything from 5 star hotels to self-catered B&B's, and I have to say that our experience at Glendeven has been one of the most spectacular to date. From flowers and champagne in the room on arrival to celebrate our anniversary, to the most DELICIOUS breakfast delivered hot to our door each morning, to the clean, 5 star decor; we could not have been more delighted with our stay and would HIGHLY recommend this place to anyone wanting to get away for a weekend of being pampered. We'll definitely be going back again and again!

lovely inn!

5 on August 29, 2016

had a truly lovely stay at cobbler's walk. the most comfortable bed, fun wine tasting, and on-site alpacas. had a nice walk down to the coast straight from the property.

Great Place

4.2 on August 29, 2016

Loved this place. Anupa

Relaxing getaway

5 on August 27, 2016

We spend a couple of days at the Glendeven Inn in Rachel's Cottage and love the spacious room, the view through the roof to the trees and the first coffee in the morning on the patio. The breakfast was served promptly at 9 o'clock and was delicious. From the cottage we could walk to the beach or into the state park. We did walked around a lot and just loved the amazing views and beautiful surrounding. The staff was wonderful and cared about us. The place itself is just gorgous and we almost didn't want to leave. We will be back if we are in the area again.

Silberstein stay 8/15-18/2016

3.6 on August 22, 2016

Lovely getaway spot, enjoyed the walks, the llamas, the tasty breakfasts!


4.2 on August 18, 2016

Really liked the facilities and staff was very nice. Will return. Anupa

Fantastic Anniversary Location

4.8 on August 16, 2016

Loved every bit about the Gleneven Inn which spans both sides of Hwy 1. We stayed in the Cobbler's Suite which was just perfect for us. Well appointed with comfy bed and reading chairs, a second room and spacious bathroom. Breakfast was served every morning at 9 and was both fresh and delicious. We especially enjoyed the Shared Table dinner. Met fantastic people from all walks of life, shared great stories, and enjoyed a fantastic four-course meal prepared by the inn's chef. Outstanding.

Romantic and very peaceful

4.6 on August 08, 2016

This little gem was a find of a lifetime. I have been to many inns, bed and breakfast, hotels....etc. By far this was one of the most romantic and peaceful places I have stayed in. My girlfriend and I reconnected on so many levels and made us bond in so many ways that without a setting like this we would not have ever imagined. I am looking forward to a winter break and come back here again to experience a rainy winter wrapped up in our cozy blanket sipping on a glass of wine by out fireplace looking out our second floor window at the ocean. What a marvelous place to relax!!!!!!

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Rooms & Rates

Carriage House Suite

A Glendeven Inn room. 750 sq ft. The spacious living room has a couch facing the fireplace, comfortable reading spaces, TV with cable and DVD player, and a wonderful curly redwood cabinet housing a refrigerator and microwave. The bedroom features a magnificent king-sized 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
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Bay Loft

A Glendeven Inn room. 442 sq ft. NOTE: UPDATED MARBLE 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 marble shower CLICK THE PICTURE FOR MORE IMAGES.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

East Farmington

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

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen


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
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

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 marble tield shower. Copies of Etta's historical diaries in-room for your perusal. CLICK THE PICTURE FOR MORE IMAGES.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen


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 tiled shower. CLICK THE PICTURE FOR MORE IMAGES.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King


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 marble tiled bathroom with shower. CLICK THE PICTURE FOR MORE IMAGES.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen


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
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Garden Room

A Glendeven Inn room. 226 sq ft. Lovely four poster queen feather bed with a fantastic armoir and furnishings, your own garden view, sitting areas, and private bath with tub / shower combo. CLICK THE PICTURE FOR MORE IMAGES.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

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 to the ocean, classic king 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
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

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
  • Bathroom Private Bath

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 one-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. It is perfect for those wanting a quiet private place to be together. Experience the beach and headland trails from your private retreat. CLICK THE PICTURE FOR MORE IMAGES

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

The Barn Loft

A Vacation Rental on property 2,072 sq ft. NOTE; breakfast can be added for $20 pp, per day) 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-half 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 garden. There is a full kitchen (breakfasts included for $20 pp per day), 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
  • Bathroom Private Bath

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Location Type

Countryside, Oceanfront, Oceanview, 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

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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.
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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.

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