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Sunset Magazine picks Elk Cove Inn as one of Top 10 B&Bs in the West
Recommended SF Chronicle, August 2013
Zagat Recommends Elk Cove Inn
MotoSFO, the Northern CA guide for motorcycle travelers
Destination Weddings and Honeymoon Magazine
Sunset Magazine Online
Sunset Magazine and San Francisco Chronicle!
Voted Best in California by Lanier B&B Goers for 2011.
Elk Cove Inn voted as "Best Sunset Views" by 8,500 inn travelers in 2010-11.
MotoSFO \ My Favorite Ride \ A Backroads Trek from the Orchards to the Ocean
Weekend Adventures by Carole Terwilliger Meyers
|Hello from Bill & Lisa in Kentucky
We really enjoyed our stay at your lovely inn on Oct. 1, 2013. It was all I remembered and much more. I had visited before more than twenty years ago, and I wanted to share the experience with Lisa. It was truly a romantic night. I had not seen so many stars since a vacation in the remote outback of Australia years ago. We lucked out on the timing - the moon was not going to rise for several hours and I had time to try " Star Trail " photography for the first time. The attached photo is a low resolution version of a compilation of 136 consecutive 10 second exposures made one second apart. The star trails show how much the earth rotates in the 25 minutes it took to take the pictures. The pictures were taken on the small outdoor deck outside our second floor room. The visit also inspired me to write the poem - something I had never done before. It was written for " Sweet Lisa " but every time I read it, sounds more like an ad for the Elk Cove Inn --- lol.
We are going to visit again next autumn and I might bring a copy of the picture with the " Heavens Spin " poem to be placed in the Seascape room's visitors log. Lisa and I were both moved by many of the entries in the book.
Thanks again for our wonderful visit and fantastic breakfast !!!
Guests pick their 2012 “Most Romantic” from over 8,500 B&B’s
Congratulations to the Elk Cove Inn & Spa in Elk, CA for having been chosen by our readers as North America’s “Most Romantic” for 2012. We offer our readers at LanierBB.com the opportunity to vote for the Most Romantic, tallying the total number of votes annually. This unique B&B has earned one of the industry’s most prestigious award!
Elk Cove Inn & Spa is an ultimate bed and breakfast destination for any traveler in search of an unforgettable, unique experience. With excellent attention to detail, our member innkeepers serve their guests with extraordinary care, creating a memorable experience for travelers.
“Warm, welcoming and full of character and charm, Elaine Bryant offers exceptional hospitality and effort to go that extra mile. Earning themselves the the designation of “Most Romantic for 2012” with Lanier readers, this B&B truly."
Travel & Leisure, Feb. 2011
Exploring Redwoods in Mendocino:
The Mendo coast is known for cool coastal fogs and craggy sea cliffs, but 20 minutes inland the sun cuts through the fog and temps rise dramatically. A handful of underrated redwood forests await exploration. Hendy and Montgomery woods offer some of the oldest groves on the planet, groomed hiking trails snake under the towering trees, and a new redwood-climbing wall and zipline course stretch across 450 feet in Fort Bragg.
By Helen Anders
We sipped celebratory champagne and ogled the sunset from our suite at Elk Cove Inn in Elk, Calif. last night, having no idea of the horror that had transpired in Arizona. That’s the beauty of these sorts of remote retreats without TVs. We needed to know about the shootings, of course. But I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t glad I waited until after dinner — a fine dine at Bridget Dolan’s pub that included a chicken pot pie that my husband said was the best he’d ever had — to check in at statesman.com. Sometimes, it’s good to savor the moment without knowing about something so painful. My husband and I have been coming to this inn for about 15 years, and never once have we wished we had a TV. (I should tell you that some Elk Cove Inn rooms do have TVs and there is a TV in the common room of the main house, so if you’re hooked on the thing, you’re still OK.)
We slept in this morning, enjoyed the inn’s dandy breakfast and are pondering a quick walk to the beach before we drive up the coast to gape at more scenery and maybe stroll a little in Mendocino, about half an hour north. We are counting our personal blessings.
New Years on the North Coast” - Reviewed January 14 (Trip Advisor)
My girlfriend and I did a trip up to the North Coast for a couple days after New Years, and we stayed at the Elk Cove Inn & Spa. Must say, everything was excellent. The grounds are absolutely beautiful, sitting on a bluff overlooking the ocean, with plenty of places in the garden to sit and watch the sunset, and a path down to the beach for a walk on the sand. The Inn itself is very nice, and our room was great (we were in the older house)- had a nice view of the ocean and we could hear the waves crashing on the rocks when we left the window open. Staff were pleasant and very helpful, taking time to learn our names, but without being overbearing. The breakfast is well catered - everything was excellent, with lots of proportions and variety. But it was the little touches that surprised us: the happy hour with complimentary wine and snacks, the basket in the room with a bottle of wine and chocolate cookies, and the decanter of port. All in all, highly recommend. It was a great way to ring in the New Year.