, Humboldt County, Lake County
and Del Norte County make up The North Coast Region. Here you'll find California's favorite Wine, Waves, Wilderness & Woof destinations. Relaxation is the name of the game, and your dog is welcome almost anywhere.
Whether your inclinations run toward renting a vacation home at popular Clear Lake or cozying up for a weekend at a bed-and-breakfast inn overlooking the Pacific, you’ll find plenty of dog-friendly lodging and activities to suit your needs.
Would you even dream of going on a California vacation without your dog? She deserves a vacation, too, and there’s no better place to chill out (and wear yourself out with hikes and beach runs) than on the California coast.
Little River Inn, in the coastal Mendocino County town of the same name, offers a River Dog package, good June through October, that includes two nights in a pet-friendly, ocean-view room with fireplace; a three-hour outrigger canoe excursion on the Big River for you and your pet; a $100 dinner voucher good for room service or service in the dog-friendly parlor; and a goodie bag packed with treats and tip sheets on where to hike, bit and boat with your four-legged friend. more »
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If pit toilets and DIY tent camping in general aren’t your style, you may find your bliss at one of California’s hundreds of private campgrounds. They range from family-friendly KOAs (Kampgrounds of America), with their swimming pools, playgrounds, camping cabins and dog parks; to luxury “glamping” resorts like AutoCamps in Guerneville and Santa Barbara, where DogTrekkers can overnight in shiny Airstream trailers. And there are many choices in between. more »
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OK, let’s face it: the early bird gets the worm—or in some cases, the campsite. Mark your calendar six months in advance and either go online or call at one minute after midnight to snag a summer weekend reservation at these and other uber-popular coastal and lakefront campgrounds. Don’t give up if you can’t get in: cancellations happen, and if you’re flexible and determined, you’ll find an available date. more »
Fresh from a six-year, $1.6 million renovation, the Noyo Harbor Inn, a 15-room, craftsman-style B&B, accents its more than century-old heritage with refreshed décor complimenting its historic character. Set on a bluff above the Noyo River, it offers easy access to the river, harbor, off-leash beach, walking trails and gardens. more »
Poppy exploring Mendocino County - Photo Credit: @roderickranch
After a rough fire season that took out homes, businesses and lives, Mendocino County is bouncing back with a full helping of winter events and holiday cheer. The gorgeous seashore offers uncrowded respite in winter, while towering redwoods invite contemplation and dog-friendly wineries welcome visitors with treats for the pups and tastes for their people. more »