, Mendocino County
, Lake County
and Del Norte County
make up The North Coast section. 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.
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a two-night stay for two adults and up to two four-legged family members (pet fees waived) to the Beachcomber Motel and Spa in Fort Bragg. more »
Navarro Vineyards - Photo Credit: @goldens_flutie_ferris
Mendocino County’s 47 wineries produce many reds, of course, but crisp viogniers and other whites are also specialties of the region. If visiting in winter, when inclement weather is a possibility, you might want to do a little homework in advance to select establishments that welcome dogs in their tasting rooms as well as in their outdoor picnic areas. more »
Oreo dines at Stanford Inn by the Sea. Photo Credit: @oreo.bb
While most Mendocino County restaurants with outdoor dining venues allow dogs to curl up under the table with their owners, winter weather can throw that option a curve ball. In inclement weather when patios aren’t open, your pup can always wait in the car while you dine. Or—if you know in advance—you can take an unconventional route to an indoor venue. more »
Dogs at play, Beachcomber Motel & Spa
Mendocino County is big and diverse, but there’s something extra-soothing about making base camp within sight or sound of the sea. Settle into a king pet suite at the Beachcomber Motel & Spa in Fort Bragg, and both you and your four-legged loved one will enjoy direct access to the fenced, off-leash dog park right outside. Two suites have doggie doors opening onto gated outdoor kennels, and all pet suites come with a doghouse, pet beds and other woof-friendly amenities (not to mention fireplaces, microwaves, refrigerators and giant TVs for human occupants). more »
Navarro Vineyards, Mendocino County. Photo Credit: @goldens_flutie_ferris
If your dog is like most, she doesn’t give a sniff about how “approachable” the wine you’re sipping might be. She cares about how approachable the winery’s visitor facility is to canine guests. And in Mendocino County and elsewhere on the North Coast, you can pull up to any of scores of tasting rooms and be assured of a warm welcome. more »