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 and restaurants are within easy walking distance. Historic Mendocino village, fabulous Anderson Valley wineries, lighthouses 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 to disturb you. Wireless internet access is available throughout the site. Sorry, but cell service has not reached Elk.
Slip into a luxuriously cozy bathrobe. Fluff up your hair. Put up your feet. Enjoy every moment of your interlude at Elk Cove Inn. We offer lavish bath amenities, provide fresh flowers, exquisite linens, cozy relaxing chairs. Savor a bountiful full champagne 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. We are an ideal destination for Tesla automobiles and other electric cars. We have two plug ins for your convenience.
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 center.
Coastal Trail Guide - with downloadable maps
Plan ahead to have a great time when visiting Elk Cove Inn! Check out the new web site linking visitors to downloadable maps, route descriptions, photographs and other information on public trails and beaches along the rugged coastline — from the Gualala Bluff Trail to the newly christened Peter Douglas Trail near the Lost Coast. Coordinated by the Mendocino Land Trust, the new Mendocino Trail Finder is easily located via web browser and can be accessed instantly on any smartphone by scanning the correct QR code. Visit: http://trails.mendocinolandtrust.org/trails/