Dog & Holiday Passionate Stanford Inn

By: DogTrekker Staff
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Stanford Inn DogCation

The holidays have arrived at one of Mendocino’s favorite dog-friendly inns, Stanford Inn by the Sea. Driving up to this historic farm and eco-resort after dark, with lights twinkling on the roof lines and surrounding trees, one has the feeling that Santa’s helpers just may have done some advance work this far south. Check out their Christmas Lights Entrance video.

“Pets welcome” is not just a saying at the Stanford Inn. It’s a decades-old commitment from owners Joan and Jeff Stanford. Every room is dog friendly, with no breed or size restrictions. Upon arrival, dogs are provided easily digested sweet potato treats, protective bed sheets, stainless-steel water and food bowls and Intelligent Products pick-up bags.

For breakfast (included in the rates) and dinner at Ravens' Restaurant, well-behaved dogs may join their people at special tables in the lobby, just outside the main dining room. Dogs love the ability to lounge with their owners while they eat at the Stanford Inn.

To celebrate this holiday season, the Stanford Inn is once again hosting’s latest DogCation®. Enter the contest for a chance to win a getaway with your dogs including complimentary breakfasts, waived pet fees and special amenities.

Adjacent to the Stanford Inn, outfitter Catch-A-Canoe & Bicycles Too rents dog-friendly watercraft for exploring the Big River estuary. New to the fleet is the Canine Cruiser, the 19th handmade redwood outrigger in Catch-A-Canoe’s eclectic collection of kayaks and canoes. A roomy and stable platform in the center of the craft can accommodate up to four canine passengers, allowing them to sit, stand or lie down as the scenery slides by.