Mendocino Coast Bed & Breakfast Inn

ELK COVE INN & SPA. Discover one of the most romantic boutique hotels 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 luxurious accommodations and European-style 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.

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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

Bring the one you love to Elk Cove Inn & Spa this Winter & SAVE!

Book a 2-night (Sun-Thu) stay at Elk Cove Inn & Spa during the months of January though March and pay full price the first night and get HALF OFF of the second night.

Rather come for 3-nights? Great! Book two nights (Sun-Thu) at our regular rate and we will add the THIRD NIGHT FREE.

Bonus Spa Special – $50 off couples tandem massage

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Included in your stay …

Welcome gift basket with homemade chocolate chip cookies, fruit and wine on arrival.
Champagne with our delicious complimentary breakfast.
Cocktails and wine served every afternoon in our lounge.
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!


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.

Elk Cove Inn featured for weddings in “California’s North Coast” 

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Totally Romantic! We decided to spend our 40th Anniversary at the ” Elk Cove Inn & Spa “, in Elk CA. It was a tropical paradise ! The flowers all around were so beautiful, you could hear the crashing waves from your room. We had a ocean view room and the sunsets were Awesome. To top that off everything you ever wanted or needed was in your room: ice box, microwave, Keurig coffee maker, coffee pods, silverware, glasses, can opener, salt & pepper. There was a special goodie basket waiting for us on our bed with grapes, cookies, microwave popcorn and wine, There was an electric fireplace in the room and a smaller one also,the bathroom was huge, with a shower and jetted tub … The breakfast buffet was to die for, so delicious. In the evening they had crackers, celery, spread and different wines.There is so much more…. We cant wait to come back!!” – TT, Granite Bay, Trip Advisor

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Welcome to Elk Cove Inn … since 1968

It’s all yours. One of the most spectacular views on the Mendocino coast. Nestled in peaceful seclusion atop a bluff overlooking a mile of dramatic beachfront, the Elk Cove Inn’s Craftsman-style Mansion was built in 1883 by the L.E. White Lumber Co. as the Mill Superintendent’s home. It became one of the first bed & breakfast inns on the Mendocino Coast in 1968. The inn is set back from the road, surrounded by native trees, a creek and the ocean, with private stairs to the driftwood-strewn beach below.

Watch migrating whales and otters at play just steps from your room or from the inn’s signature gazebo. Or descend the inn’s private stairs to stroll on the beach. Relax in the hands of the North Coast’s finest, professional therapists at our European-style Day Spa. Day or night, there is simply no better spot to relax and reconnect. Local shops and restaurants are within easy walking distance. Historic Mendocino village, fabulous Anderson Valley wineries, lighthouses and dramatic redwood forests are just a short drive away.

THE ELK COAST is comprised of four coastal hamlets: North Greenwood, Elk and Manchester. Adding to its splendor is the Stornetta Lands National Monument, 25 minutes south of Elk Cove Inn.