Mendocino California Bed and Breakfast Elk California Bed and Breakfast
It's all yours. One of the most spectacular
views on the Mendocino coast. Nestled in peaceful seclusion atop
a bluff overlooking a mile of dramatic beachfront, the Elk Cove Inn's
Craftsman-style Mansion was built in 1883 by the L.E. White Lumber
Co. as the Mill Superintendent's home. It became one of the first
Bed & Breakfast Inns on the Mendocino Coast. The inn is set back
from the road, surrounded by native trees, a creek and the ocean,
with private stairs to the driftwood-strewn beach below. (Elk
Cove Inn featured in newspapers across the U.S. ... in honor of our
breakfasts - see
Enjoy a delicious and bountiful breakfast
buffet each morning!
Relax in the afternoon with free wine or
"mix your own" cocktails.
- On the ocean
- Private beach access
- Secluded, quiet & romantic
- Most dramatic views on the Mendocino Coast
- European-style Day Spa
- Free wi-fi throughout the property, TV available in some rooms
- Dedicated to rest, relaxation, rejuvenation
- 15 Luxurious Accommodations
- Deluxe oceanview suites
- Cliffside oceanfront cottages
- Spacious king & queen rooms
- Private Baths & Fireplaces
- Decks & Balconies
- 400 Thread Count Linens
Order a chilled bottle of champagne
... or use one of our stocked picnic baskets at a winery, the
beach, or a park - just add the food and you are all set.
We make your escape to the coast effortless - dedicated to your rest,
relaxation and rejuvenation. Choose from 15 sumptuously appointed
accommodations, including luxurious oceanfront suites with Jacuzzi
tubs, cliffside oceanfront cottages with commanding picture windows
and charming rooms in the Craftsman-style Mansion. All rooms include
the luxury touches you demand - beautiful beds, fluffy comforters,
silky robes, and exquisite linens. Nearly all have fireplaces, and
most have direct ocean views. When you arrive you're treated to a
welcome basket with a split of local wine, fresh fruit and our famous
homemade oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. A decanter of Port and chocolates
await you at bedtime. Your stay includes a sumptuous gourmet, full
buffet breakfast. No one ever leaves hungry.
Watch migrating whales and otters at play just steps from your room or from the inn's signature gazebo. Or descend the inn's private stairs to stroll on the beach. Relax in the hands of the North Coast's finest, professional therapists at our European-style Day Spa. Day or night, there is simply no better spot to relax and reconnect. Local shops are within easy walking distance.
Historic Mendocino village, fabulous Anderson Valley wineries and dramatic redwood forests are just a short drive away.
All rooms feature private baths with fine toiletries and hair dryers, wall-to-wall carpet or natural wood floors with area rugs, window seats or skylights, decks or private patios or balconies, irons and ironing boards. There are no in-room phones or TVs to disturb you. Wireless internet access is available throughout the site.
Slip into a luxurious monogrammed bathrobe. Fluff up your hair. Put
up your feet. Enjoy every moment of your interlude at Elk Cove Inn.
We import bath amenities from Provènce, provide fresh flowers,
exquisite linens, cozy relaxing chairs. Savor a bountiful full buffet
breakfast in the ocean front dining room of the main house. Stroll
down to the mile-long beach, or through the local village. Above all,
make it yours. Make it last. Let everything else go.
We are located 150 miles North of San Francisco and 15 miles south
of the village of Mendocino.
A short stroll from the inn puts you in the center of Elk, a lively
community composed of equal parts history and contemporary good living,
with shops, convivial conversation, even a state park with visitor
It's not a B&B; it's a B&F! By Jay Gordon, Journalist
Calling the Elk Cove Inn a Bed & Breakfast is like saying a Rolls
Royce is an automobile. It is, more precisely, a Bed and Feast. What
else could you call a breakfast that starts with champagne or mimosas
and continues with a sumptuous array of egg dishes, mouth-watering
pastries, fruits and -- here comes the best part -- such distinctively
Southern dishes as hominy pie, spinach quiche, and memorable biscuits
and gravy? Even the coffee is the best there is. (A local Thanksgiving
brand.) Well, it's not just because this is the South Mendocino Coast.
The daily brunch is part of the signature hospitality arranged by
owner Elaine Bryant, who happens to hail from Alabama. The other details
that make this an incomparable destination include the sound of the
ocean outside your room, the sprawling vistas, and the paths along
the grounds and the mile of uncluttered beach below. A graceful gazebo
and nearby benches provide a calming link to one of the most scenic
accesses to the Pacific Ocean. The serenity of the place is absolutely
healing. If you simply must let the rest of the world intrude, there's
high speed Internet. There is no cell phone service along this scenic
stretch of Highway One. That may be a blessing in disguise. Meanwhile,
you can savor the understated elegance of the Elk Cove Inn. There
is a lingering aftereffect of nature's absolute tranquility. Those,
however, are simply details. It's the morning feast that keeps many
of us returning.