was "eco-friendly" before Earth Day was even invented, and today as in its 1960s infancy, the low-key, architecturally distinct community attracts a clientele with "back to the land" inclinations. Many pet-friendly vacation home
rentals are available, along with rooms at the Sea Ranch Lodge
, where winter rates for ocean-view quarters start at $149 midweek and $199 on weekends, breakfast included. (Stay two nights midweek in February and enjoy a complimentary dinner for two with bottle of wine.) Pet fee is $50 per stay. The Sea Ranch staff is hip to canine visitors and ready to fill you in on coastal access, hiking trails and activities you can enjoy with your furry friend. Sea Ranch stretches for 10 miles along the scenic Sonoma coast.