The perfect pairing of rest and relaxation

By: DogTrekker Staff
hotel room at the Stanford Inn
Spacious rooms. Photo by the Stanford Inn.

Imagine a spacious suite with a cozy, wood-burning fireplace, private patio, and fresh breezes blowing off the endless blue ocean. Now throw in complimentary breakfast, made to order. Long, leisurely walks. Sunsets with your sweetheart. The Stanford Inn makes romantic getaways easy and unforgettable – and the property always welcomes dogs, too. 

Mendocino County’s ruggedly beautiful coast sets the backdrop for your Stanford Inn stay. Rooms and suites here overlook Mendocino Bay and the Big River Estuary, along with lush forests and gardens. The resort’s culinary team makes complimentary breakfast using ingredients from those gardens. Other amenities include access to a sauna, solarium, heated saltwater pool and fitness facilities, plus the use of bicycles for exploring nearby trails. 

Downtown Mendocino is a half-mile walk from the property, and it’s a great place to discover galleries, shops and Victorian architecture. If you’d rather escape into nature, head to Brewery Gulch Drive for a scenic, two-mile, out-and-back stroll. For more heart-pumping hikes on dog-friendly trails, consider Van Damme State Beach or Mendocino Headlands State Park.  

When you’re ready to refuel, treat yourself to plant-based shared plates and entrees at Ravens Restaurant. The Stanford Inn’s signature dining venue serves highlights like Kalua mushrooms with coconut rice, and ravioli stuffed with hemp and sunflower ricotta. For dessert, consider sharing a decadent mint chocolate ganache tart with a touch of almond. Wind down with natural wines and house-made cocktails at the restaurant, or order a nightcap to enjoy while stargazing on your private deck.


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