The Stanford Inn, an eco-friendly resort in Mendocino, CA, offers an idyllic escape from high-speed city life. Burrowed in a thick redwood forest and overlooking an amazing seascape of the Pacific, the Stanford Inn is a quintessential Fall relaxation spot for nature aficionados (and is pet friendly, too).
When I stayed there recently, I found the air quality to be unlike anything I have ever smelled: a fresh, dewy mix of the salty sea and redwood trees. All of the rooms have ocean views and overlook the large vegetable garden, which supplies ingredients to the the Ravens' Restaurant, an acclaimed organic, vegetarian restaurant.
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The country-style rooms will keep you warm and well rested. My favorite part was definitely the ultracomfortable, super-cozy bedding, which is organic and vegan. I also loved that every room has a wood-burning fireplace with a limitless supply of firewood. Enjoy a complimentary breakfast in the morning, and the rest of your day is at your leisure to go biking, canoeing, take yoga, or get a massage. There's even an indoor pool and hot tub that's temperature controlled. So, even if it's chilly and wet, there are plenty of activities to keep you busy.
A family-owned inn with friendly service and a high-quality experience, a few days in Mendocino will surely rest and rejuvenate you. Be sure to visit this quaint vacation spot, which is worthy for a quick, mini-Fall vacation.