The AAA Four Diamond Brewery Gulch Inn is a romantic getaway with spectacular views of the Mendocino Coast in Northern California. Constructed from eco-salvaged redwood, the inn’s windows capture breathtaking views of the adjacent coastal bay, framed by the surrounding fir and pine trees. The property has spacious rooms, a suite, and an exclusive oceanfront cottage, all tastefully decorated using a warm coastal palette. The Brewery Gulch Inn is about three hours from San Francisco.

1. Brewery Gulch Inn Rooms and Suites

Brewery Gulch Inn Rooms and Suites
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The Brewery Gulch Inn offers a choice of ten rooms, a luxury suite and a romantic secluded cottage. All of the accommodations, with the exception of the Meadowview Suite, offer wonderful ocean views. The cozy beds have soft down comforters and pillows, with a hypoallergenic option available, and all accommodations include numerous facilities to make vacations truly relaxing and rejuvenating. High-quality furnishings and fixtures exist throughout the inn, and there are special touches to be discovered at every turn, such as bright bouquets of flowers and complimentary local and long distance telephone calls.

There are two delightful loft-level Connecting Rooms: Lookout and Smuggler’s Cove. Both rooms have ocean views, and they are each available with one California king or two twin beds made up with feather mattress-toppers and SFERRA linens. Positioned at the top of the Brewery Gulch Inn on the third floor, the Connecting Rooms are accessible via a private stairway and are ideal for small groups as there is a connecting door that can allow access between the two rooms.

Each room provides 210 square feet of accommodation, including a gas fireplace, leather armchairs, writing desk, mirrored closet and three-drawer dresser. Facilities include flat-panel television with DVD and Direct TV, Wi-Fi Internet, direct-dial telephone and iHome clock-radio. The bathroom features a combination shower and bathtub and in addition to Asprey and Molton Brown bath products, Abyss towels and plush robes. Lookout and Smuggler’s Cove are tastefully decorated in hues of sea grass with accents of white, complemented by fresh flowers. Panoramic, sweeping views of Smuggler’s Cove can be admired from both Connecting Rooms.

2. More Accommodation Options

More Accommodation Options
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Four Queen Rooms are available, each offering two hundred-and-forty square feet of space. The Pelican and Heron rooms are located on the second floor, while the Pine and Redwood are on the first, with the latter suitable for guests with limited mobility. All Queen Rooms have stunning ocean views, and the Heron Room has the additional benefit of a private balcony with French doors. The accommodation includes queen-sized beds with a feather mattress-topper and luxurious SFERRA linens, leather armchairs, large mirrored closet, three-drawer dresser and writing desk. A gas fireplace, large flat-panel television with DVD and Direct TV, Wi-Fi Internet, direct dial telephone and iHome clock-radio further compliment the room.

The Pelican and Heron bathrooms include a combination bath and shower, while the Pine room has a two-person whirlpool bathtub. The ADA-accessible Redwood room boasts a spacious roll-in bathroom with a barrier-free stall shower. Provided as standard in all Queen Rooms are plush robes, Abyss towels and Asprey and Molton Brown bath products, and the natural hues of the décor are enhanced with fresh flowers. Guests should note that the Pine room is situated in close proximity to the kitchen, and therefore residents may experience some sound transfer during the breakfast preparation period from around seven each morning.

There are four Corner King Rooms to choose from, each with their own unique character and charm. The Raven and Osprey rooms are situated on the second floor, while the Manzanita and Madrone are on the first. All Corner King Rooms benefit from ocean views, 300 square feet of accommodation and private balcony or covered deck accessible via French doors. Generously-equipped, the rooms have Eastern king-sized beds with feather mattress-topper, fine SFERRA linens, plush robes and soft, Abyss towels. Comfortably furnished and decorated in hues of ecru, cappuccino, and beach shell, there are leather armchairs, a writing desk and plenty of storage in the large mirrored closet and three-drawer dresser. Facilities include a gas fireplace, large flat-panel television with DVD player and Direct TV, iHome clock-radio, Wi-Fi Internet and direct dial telephones. The bathroom features a two-person tub with shower and an array of indulgent Asprey and Molton Brown bath products are provided. The baths of the Manzanita and Madrone rooms are jetted for a delightful whirlpool experience. Fresh flowers provide a thoughtful and welcoming addition to every Corner King Room.

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3. The Luxury Meadowview Suite

The Luxury Meadowview Suite
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The Meadowview Suite is located on the second floor and offers spacious accommodations of 560 square feet. The suite can be configured with one California king or two twin beds and has an additional queen-sized bed, making it perfect for groups of family or friends, or for small, private business meetings. Enhanced by pleasant meadow views, the suite features a gas fireplace, two flat-panel televisions with Direct TV, DVD player, leather armchairs, couch, and writing desk.

Guests can enjoy the conveniences of the mini-refrigerator, microwave and coffee-maker, and have plenty of storage space in the large mirrored closet and three-drawer dresser. Additional facilities include Wi-Fi Internet, direct-dial telephones and iHome clock-radios. The beds are made up with feather mattress-toppers and SFERRA linens, while in the bathroom there is a combination bathtub and shower with plush robes, Abyss towels and Asprey and Molton Brown bath products. The Meadowview Suite is decorated in warm coastal hues of gray and brown that are complimented by fresh flowers.

4. The Secluded Cottage at Serenity Point

The Secluded Cottage at Serenity Point
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The exclusive Cottage at Serenity Point sits on five acres of private oceanfront at Chapman Point, surrounded by enchanting gardens, within a gated community. The floor to ceiling windows make the most of the breathtaking ocean views, and there are also large sliding doors opening onto a deck on which guests can peruse the surroundings with the thoughtfully provided binoculars, perhaps over a coffee or glass of wine.

Ideal for a honeymoon or a romantic getaway, the Cottage at Serenity Point is fully self-contained, providing a queen-sized bed, full-size refrigerator, oven, range, coffee-maker, service for four, dishwasher, washing machine and dryer. The bed is made up using a feather mattress-topper and SFERRA linens, and guests can also relax in the cottage’s leather armchairs or on the couch. The accommodation includes a large flat-panel television with cable and DVD player, gas fireplace, Wi-Fi Internet, direct-dial telephones, and a writing desk. Bathing facilities include Asprey and Molton Brown bath products, Abyss towels and plush robes. The Cottage at Serenity Point must be booked directly with Brewery Gulch Inn, and there is a minimum stay requirement of three nights, but this home from home is most definitely worthy of a longer break.

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5. Brewery Gulch Inn Dining

Brewery Gulch Inn Dining
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Dining at the Brewery Gulch Inn is centered in the enormous Great Room, equipped with tables made of quarter-sawn oak on which guests can sample culinary delights from the delicious breakfast, afternoon, and evening menus. Alternatively, guests can opt to dine en-suite, enjoying meals in the privacy of their room or suite. All the inn’s menus utilize natural, organic produce, primarily sourced from farmers in Mendocino County itself. For example, in mushroom season, foragers drop off their harvest from the surrounding forests direct to the kitchen door.

Breakfast choices include house-made pastries, local Fair Trade coffee and cooked-to-order dishes such as the house special, “Millionaire’s Bacon”, while the light evening buffet has a daily-changing menu to ensure a focus on only the freshest local ingredients. Past dinner selections that have taken advantage of local coastal produce have included pepper-seared scallops, Halibut Escabeche, mussel bisque and Dungeness crab cakes. Local wines and beers are available to accompany the mouth-watering gourmet dishes.

The heart and soul of the Brewery Gulch Inn is the Great Room, which features a comfortable living room overlooking the birds feeding on the back deck and Smuggler’s Cove beyond. The Great Room is filled with natural light that floods in from the three-story high skylight and the huge redwood-trimmed French doors. Guests can browse the small library of books or select DVDs and games from the extensive collection. The lounge also has a guest computer with Internet access and a printer. Soft drinks and alcoholic beverages are available to order, with tea, coffee, fresh pastries and fruit provided on the sidebar.

6. Brewery Gulch Inn Weddings & Conferences

Brewery Gulch Inn Weddings & Conferences
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The Brewery Gulch Inn is a beautiful destination for weddings, reunions, and business conferences, providing a natural beauty of bluff-top surroundings contrasted by the dramatic redwood-trimmed interior. The inn maintains relationships with a select list of local vendors for wedding coordination, from catering and photography to spas and salons. Discounted rates are offered for overnight stays relating to consultations and vendor meetings for the planning of weddings.

The inn also caters for other events such as reunions, meetings and workshops, and is able to accommodate groups of up to twenty people. The staff works with guests to create bespoke menus and arrange any supplies or audio and visual requirements. In addition to reunions and conferences, Brewery Gulch Inn is a popular venue for art, music, and yoga workshops which can be held in the Great Room, while smaller groups of up to eight people can be accommodated in the Meadowview Suite.

7. An Eco-Friendly Getaway

An Eco-Friendly Getaway
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The Brewery Gulch Inn is dedicated to the environment and every aspect of its operation is eco-friendly. The property itself is constructed from eco-salvaged redwood, and the inn has its own heritage garden in the nearby Anderson Valley. It is here that many of the menus’ organic herbs and vegetables are grown for the kitchen, while the inn’s Fair Trade, organic coffee is sourced from a local Mendocino roaster.

The Brewery Gulch Inn ensures that all organic kitchen waste, coffee grounds and ashes from non-treated firewood are composted, laundry products are phosphate-free and non-compostable waste is disposed of via the in-house recycling program. In the grounds of the inn, no herbicides, fungicides or pesticides are used, there is a hand-installed drip irrigation system and the ponds are kept clean using a system of natural rock filters with no chemical additives. The eco-friendly approach of the Brewery Gulch Inn has won the establishment certification for membership in the Green Hotel Association and in Audubon International’s Cooperative Sanctuary Program.

A pre-arrival concierge is available to schedule activities and services in advance of vacations, including ocean excursions, wine tours, horseback riding, massages and gift baskets. Various packages are available, such as the Babymoon Package and the Girlfriends’ Getaway, and there is a once-in-a-lifetime package for couples called “Romance on the North Coast”. This luxury experience provides a four-day vacation based in the Cottage at Serenity Point and features welcome gifts, a personal car and driver throughout, behind-the-scenes winery tour, guided horseback excursion, en-suite massage, dinners and a diamond pendant and earring set.

Rooms & suite from $ 285.00 - $ 495.00 per night. Cottage $ 575.00 – 675.00.

9401 CA-1, Mendocino, CA 95460, website, Phone: 800-578-4454, Map

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