Whale Watch Inn by the Sea in Gualala

Whale Watch Inn

35100 South Hwy. 1
Gualala, California 95445
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Local Phone: (800) 942-5342

Whale Watch Inn is a romantic, dog-friendly B&B featuring ocean views from all 18 suites, each of which features a wood-burning fireplace and a deck—but, by design, no telephone or television, the idea being to reconnect with nature, your partner and yourself. (High-speed Internet is provided, however).

The dog-friendly rooms are near a dog run for convenience.

Many wineries, galleries and top restaurants are nearby, while dog-friendly Gualala Point Regional Park is five miles away.

Dog-friendly policies:

  • Maximum number allowed: 2
  • Cost per dog: $30 Per Stay
  • Percentage of rooms that are dog-friendly: Less than 50%
  • Other comments: Visitors with dogs must sign a form agreeing to inn policies. On it, owners are asked to state that their pet is well socialized, not aggressive, up to date on vaccines and free of flicks and ticks; will be leashed when outside; will be picked up after immediately; will be kept off of beds and furniture and out of showers and bathtubs; and will be toweled down (towels provided) before entering the room if muddy, wet or dirty. Dogs must be under the supervision of their owners at all times. Resident dogs, Rocky and Sophie, are looking forward to meeting your pet.

Dog-friendly property amenities:

  • Cozy Dog Beds
  • Dining/water bowls

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Gualala River Redwoods Park - Photo Credit: @nickandkonaandkira
Gualala River Redwoods Park - Photo Credit: @nickandkonaandkira
Gualala is a border town, but not in the usual sense of the word. Just over the Sonoma County line in Mendocino County, it’s a boho kind of place with a selection of dog-friendly lodgings and restaurants as well as quick access to shore-side refuges where you can go beachcombing with your pup. more »
Lucky loves the Sonoma Coast. Photo Credit: @harper_and_lucky
Lucky loves the Sonoma Coast. Photo Credit: @harper_and_lucky
The redwood-hugged Russian River is the best-known stream rolling through Sonoma County, but it’s not the only one. Up north, the Gualala River, on the border with Mendocino County, enters the Pacific near the town of Gualala, which makes a peaceful, fresh-air base for a low-key getaway.

Late fall through early spring is when gray whales and humpbacks migrate along the Sonoma coast, and what better place to observe them than the Whale Watch Inn, four miles north of Gualala on Anchor Bay? more »
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Bodhi at Ten Mile Beach. Photo Credit: www.blakefloydgardner.com
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About 120 miles north of San Francisco on Highway 1, the Whale Watch Inn in southern Mendocino County is a close-to-nature haven with ocean views from all 18 rooms. You'll feel pampered from the time you enjoy a complimentary glass of wine at check-in to the time you light your wood-burning fireplace, cozy up under a down comforter and dig into the gourmet breakfast delivered to your room the next morning. Rover will feel pampered, too, with his inn-issued beach towel, bowls, blanket and bed.

During the daytime, get out and explore Redwood Coast destinations, including Gualala Point Regional Park, five miles south of the inn, and nearby Point Arena Lighthouse . Oh-and don't forget to look for the gray whales and humpbacks swimming close to shore in winter on their migration routes to and from Mexico. They're visible from many points along the coast-maybe even from your balcony. Rates at the Whale Watch Inn start at around $200 per night; pet fee is $40-$50 additional.
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