About Our Oceanfront Bed & Breakfast Inn
Enjoy 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.
Slip into a luxuriously cozy bathrobe. Fluff up your hair. Put up your feet. Enjoy every moment of your interlude at Elk Cove Inn. We offer lavish bath amenities, exquisite linens, cozy relaxing chairs. Savor a full breakfast each morning. Stroll down to the mile-long beach, or through the local village. Above all, make it yours. Make it last. Let everything else go.
We are located 150 miles North of San Francisco and 15 miles south of the village of Mendocino. We are an ideal destination for Tesla automobiles and other electric cars. We have two plug ins for your convenience. A short stroll from the inn puts you in the center of Elk, a lively community composed of equal parts history and contemporary good living, with shops, convivial conversation, even a state park with visitor center.
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“Stunning view of wildlife from the Surfsong cabin, amazing breakfast, amazing service. What a place! 5 star experience at a 4 star price. Close to Mendocino, redwood forests and a walk down the hill to a beach with no people.” – Ambassador, TripAdvisor