Mendocino Coast Bed & Breakfast Inn

ELK COVE INN & SPA. #1 of 77 Bed & Breakfasts in Mendocino County, TripAdvisor. Discover one of the most romantic B&B inns on the Northern California Coast – 150 miles North of San Francisco; 25 miles south of Mendocino.

This one-of-a-kind, ocean view Mendocino Coast bed and breakfast, with coastal-style accommodations and on-site Day Spa is totally dedicated to your rest, relaxation and rejuvenation. Not far from Napa and Sonoma, a drive on California’s Route 128 takes you through the Anderson Valley — home to popular wineries and champagne cellars — then leads you through a magnificent redwood forest to the Pacific Ocean and on to the majestic Elk Cove Inn situated on the most breathtaking route of California’s Highway One.

Elk Cove Inn is a favorite for romantic getaways,  honeymoons and anniversaries, people who travel with their pets, girlfriend getaways, LGBT travelers,  spa retreats, marriage proposals, elopements, weddings … reunions and business gatherings! We enjoy a steady stream of those who travel by bicycle and motorcycle. And we’ve become a popular destination for singles who come for the beauty and serenity and stay for the inclusive vibe of friendship.

NEW! We are offering a tour of our homestead Thursday through Monday at 11.00am.

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A California Coastal Retreat: Elk Cove Inn
APRIL 2023. “This well-appointed bed and breakfast, perched on a bluff overlooking the Pacific on Highway 1, feels like a well-kept secret. But it’s not just the breathtaking views, every detail has been thoughtfully considered to ensure a serene escape from the hustle and bustle of city life.”
~ Pam Kessler, Publisher

Read the beautifully written and photographed article here.

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Romantic Rooms in Historic Mansion

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Relaxing Rooms in Oceanfront Cottages

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Spectacular Ocean View Suites

Included in your stay …

Welcome Gift Basket.
Champagne with our delicious complimentary breakfast.
A social hour on weekends from 4.30 to 5.30pm with bonfire, wine, cheese and games.
Complimentary concierge services.
Wi-fi throughout the property.
Satellite TV available in most rooms.
Local and long distance phone calls in U.S. and Canada.

And the best ocean views on the Mendocino Coast!

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BOOK DIRECT for the BEST RATES on the Internet

Book your stay at Elk Cove Inn by using our ONLINE BOOKING page or by calling 707-877-3321.

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Be assured, they don’t!


“Perfect stay for us! Amazing service and amenities! We will definitely be back! The room was comfortable and had everything we needed, with luxury touches throughout, including spectacular breakfasts and evening treats delivered to your door. Easy walk to downtown shops and restaurants.”
~ June 2022, TripAdvisor

Ocean View Dining

Our SIBO restaurant is open to the public. 
We also offer outdoor dining and in-room dining for our overnight guests. 


Our in-house Chef, Victor Passalacqua will undoubtedly give you a memorable experience of French Eclectic Cuisine. Before joining our team in Elk, Victor owned and operated various restaurants in Miami, FL.and was on the Culinary Board of Miami Dade Culinary Institute. Together with his wife Melissa, who is a Certified Sommelier and a Wine Educator, they excel in the art of pairing food and wine, and hope to bring the best of both to your table.

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Proposals, Elopements, Weddings

Imagine an enchanted Northern California Coast Wedding. Standing with your beloved under the gingerbread roof of the gazebo or on the beach with the Pacific Ocean spreading out to the horizon beyond is an unforgettable setting for that most special moment. Who wouldn’t want to be married here on the Mendocino Coast? It’s soulful, very romantic. You take away with you a gift that lasts the rest of your life.

“Exchange vows against the breathtaking backdrop of the Pacific Ocean at Mendocino’s Elk Cove Inn & Spa.”
Elk Cove Inn featured for elopements on

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We stayed here this past March, 2022. I don’t normally write reviews. But three months later I’m still thinking about our time there. It was WONDERFUL! We flew out from North Carolina into San Francisco. The drive up the Pacific Coast Highway is beautiful but not easy and quite long. We stayed in the Seascape room in the main mansion. Every detail, from the delicious breakfast brought to your room each morning, the in-room coffee, wine and port service to the charming decor was special. The whole atmosphere was casual and elegant all at the same time. Especially notable was the staff. They were attentive, cheerful and happy. They love what they do and love where they are. Getting to the Inn is not easy and the Inn is pricey. But staying there is worth EVERY mile and EVERY dollar. We can’t wait to go back! Thank you Melissa, Victor and all the staff!!” – Darlene, TripAdvisor