Little River Inn

Little River Inn

7901 N. Hwy. 1
Little River, California 95456
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Local Phone: (888) 466-5683

2019 River Dog Package is available June 1, 2019 – October 31, 2019. Book now online using Promo Code RIVER or call at 888.INN.LOVE or 707.937.5942.
Little River Inn

This is where the coast’s history and natural beauty meet. Perched on the Pacific Ocean, the Little River Inn has graciously greeted guests and their dogs for five generations. All rooms have ocean views and many feature fireplaces, Jacuzzis and hot tubs. The dramatic and ever-hanging ocean views provide a breathtaking backdrop for your stay.

The Little River Inn provides designated on-leash walking areas complete with waste bag dispensers and disposable receptacles, cover sheets for furniture, water and food dish, a pet towel, disposable waste bags and “welcome” treats. You can dine with your dog in the parlor, pro shop and of course, in your room.

When booking a reservation, remember to tell us you are bringing a pet so we can make sure to reserve a dog-friendly room. Dogs are required to be out of the room during housekeeping service. Please have all pets on a leash when outside of your room.

Tradition and warmth are pervasive at Little River Inn – your first glimpse of their graceful gardens and classic Victorian architecture speaks volumes of the experience to come. The accommodations are elegant yet charming, luxurious but still cozy. Relax in front of a wood burning fireplace or watch the sunset from your private deck.

Little River Inn Porch

With Victorian elegance, The Little River Inn perches majestically overlooking the Pacific Ocean, surrounded by inspirational views, lush gardens and dramatic coastline.

The Little River Inn has graciously greeted guests for five generations and is the only family owned and operated full destination resort on the Mendocino Coast.

Little River Inn’s guest rooms all feature stunning ocean views, many have fireplaces, luxurious steam showers, Jacuzzi tubs, or individual hot tubs. Dramatic and ever-changing ocean views provide a breathtaking backdrop for your stay.

At the Little River Inn, we are renowned for generations of family-friendly hospitality. This extends naturally to the four-legged members of your family as well, they have many pet friendly accommodations from which to choose.

Little River Inn Golf

If you’re feeling restless and have the urge for some recreation, the Mendocino Coast offers a wide variety of activities.

Visit a local winery, play golf at Little River Inn, ride the Skunk Train or enjoy one of the many art galleries. There is a wealth of things to do during your stay on the North Coast.

Little River Inn Bar Window

Dog-friendly policies:

  • Size: All sizes
  • Maximum number allowed: 2
  • Cost per dog: $25 Per Night

Dog-friendly property amenities:

  • Dog Waste Bags
  • Dining/water bowls
  • Special treats
  • Pet Towel

Resident dog: Rosie, Bernese Mountain Dog
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Glass Beach - Photo Credit:
Glass Beach - Photo Credit:
Drive north from Point Arena 31 winding miles and you come to a little town that packs a big dog-friendly punch. Book a room at the Heritage House Resort (you’ll recognize it from the 1978 movie “Same Time, Next Year”), and you won’t want to budge from the decks and verandas overlooking the sea. Another great choice is Little River Inn Resort & Spa, a family-owned, Victorian-era confection that has greeted guests for five generations. more »
Photo Credit: Little River Inn
Photo Credit: Little River Inn
What’s not to like about the gorgeous Mendocino coast? Absolutely nothing, of course! And with a River Dog package at the Little River Inn Resort & Spa, perched on a bluff overlooking the Pacific, you’ll enjoy a two-night stay in a pet-friendly guest room, a three-hour river excursion in an ultra-stable outrigger canoe, a goodie bag with dog treats and info on where to hike and boat with dogs—plus a $100 dinner voucher good for dining in the hotel’s dog-friendly parlor (if the pinenut-crusted salmon is on the menu, give it a go), in-room or in the dining room (dogs have to wait outside). more »
Logan at Little River Inn. Photo Credit: @murphchristine
Logan at Little River Inn. Photo Credit: @murphchristine
You know that you and your four-legged companion have arrived at the right lodging place when you’re greeted with treats at the desk and the room comes with dog bed, bowls and other pet-pampering amenities. There’s no shortage of pet-welcoming hotels on the Mendo coast. Here are a few of our favorites. more »
River Dogs Rule At Little River Inn
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 »
Maya arrives at the Little River Inn <br/>Photo Credit: Dave Kendrick
Maya arrives at the Little River Inn
Photo Credit: Dave Kendrick
The summer crowds are gone, cool weather has set in and Mendocino lodging properties are tempting visitors with low-season specials. The boutique Little River Inn, a bluff-top property with sweeping ocean views, leads the pet-friendly pack by offering 25 percent off on any room if booked by Nov. 15 for a minimum two-night stay between Nov. 26 and Dec. 21. Another fine choice: the Beachcomber Motel in Fort Bragg, which has its own fenced, off-leash dog area and offers “pet suites” in addition to regular rooms with fireplaces and panoramic views. more »
Bodhi at Ten Mile Beach. Photo Credit:
Bodhi at Ten Mile Beach. Photo Credit:
Whether you drive all or just some of the 102 intoxicating miles of Highway 1 hugging the Mendocino County shore, you’re sure to find many places to pull over and get some sand between Bella’s toes. Take it at a snail’s pace, but be sure to check out these highlights. more »
Dog-friendly Deals on the Mendocino Coast
Winter in Northern California brings rain – but it also brings low, off-season hotel deals at some of Mendocino County’s top dog-friendly hotels. For example: more »
Oreo dines at Stanford Inn by the Sea. Photo Credit:
Oreo dines at Stanford Inn by the Sea. Photo Credit:
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
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 »
Kayla at the Little River Inn
Kayla at the Little River Inn
Kayla loves the Little River Inn for so many reasons. The staff is always so welcoming, she can take a short path from the property to play and swim at the Van Damme State Park beach, she can dine with her best friends in the Little River Inn Restaurant's 'Parlor', she can get up on the comfortable beds using the protective sheets that are provided and so much more. more »
Kermit at Van Damme Beach
Kermit at Van Damme State Beach. Photo Credit: Don DeBold (CC)
It’s just 17 miles along scenic Highway 1 from the coastal village of Albion to the more muscular city of Fort Bragg, but considering how much lies in between, you could take an entire, leisurely week to go the distance. more »
Dog on beach in Northern California
Happy dog in Gualala
If you haven’t been to Mendocino County in a while, consider following coastal Highway 1 through a scenic wonderland touched by many trails where you and your dog can sniff out your own discoveries.

Start in Gualala, on the Sonoma/Mendocino county line, where the Gualala Bluff Trail offers three miles of elevated views and excellent wildlife watching (look for passing whales, sea otters hauled out on the beach and lots of shorebirds). Sunsets seen from the trail often are outstanding, too.

Ready to dish up the kibble and call it a night? The Surf Motel and Gualala Country Inn will welcome your pet as warmly as they welcome you.   more »
View of Mendocino Coast
Situated on 225 wooded acres, The Little River Inn perches majestically overlooking the Pacific Ocean on the picturesque Mendocino Coast. Enter now to win a two night stay for you and your very best friend! more »
Rosie at Little River Inn
Rosie at Little River Inn
It’s just 17 miles along scenic Highway 1 from the coastal village of Albion to the more muscular city of Fort Bragg, but considering how much lies in between, you could take an entire, leisurely week to go the distance. more »
Photo Credit: Mark Cosy (CC)
Photo Credit: Mark Cosy (CC)
Noyo Harbor BeachA mere glimpse of Mendocino’s gorgeously sculpted coastline is all it takes to turn urban angst into rural revelation. The scenery is so intoxicating you can happily spend a week along the Highway 1 corridor without venturing beyond sight or sound of the sea. more »
While Carmel has the well-earned reputation as the dog-friendly capital of the world, Mendocino is certainly nipping at her heels. In Dog Fancy Magazine’s 2010 Top-40 dog-friendly towns in the country, Mendocino Coast’s Fort Bragg came in at number 5. Kayla has always found Mendocino to be welcoming towards 4-legged critters.  more »
If there's one destination in Northern California that really rolls out the red carpet for your pooch, it's Mendocino County. You'll find dozens of hotels, motels, inns, B&B's and cottages that will welcome you and your pup with open arms, treats and amenities. For more on accommodations, check out the Visit Mendocino lodging page and search "Pet Friendly." In addition to great places to stay, many winery tasting rooms welcome canine companions with water, treats and a place to curl up by the bar.  more »
Lap Up The Scenery
Dana and KaylaMendocino County’s sculpted coastline is so intoxicating you can yappily spend a week without venturing beyond sight or sound of the sea. Settle in at a pet-friendly property such as the Stanford Inn by the Sea or Little River Inn, both of which provide amenities including bowls, towels and sheets for keeping sandy paws off the furniture. Fan out from there to get a feel for what gives this storied slice of the North Coast its almost mythical reputation. more »
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