Directions2018-11-03T10:38:38+00:00

Directions to our Mendocino Coast B&B Inn

Elk Cove Inn: 6300 South Highway One, Elk, CA 95432

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From San Francisco Airport
(and from Golden Gate Bridge, starting with Step 5)
(150 Miles, 3 1/2 hours from Golden Gate Bridge)
The Direct Route
1. Follow Airport Terminal Signs to Route 101 to San Francisco and proceed North.
2. Immediately you will see signs for Route 380 to Route 280. Take connector to Route 280 North.
3. Follow Route 280 North…it becomes 19th Avenue…you will pass San Francisco State University, a Shopping Center and a series of lights as you drive through an urban area.
4. When 19th Avenue goes through a park-like setting, watch for and follow signs to the Golden Gate Bridge. Once you cross the Bridge you will be traveling on Route 101 North.
5. From the GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE, continue driving on Route 101 North for 87 miles, approximately 1-1/2 hours going through the towns of Petaluma, Santa Rosa, Healdsburg and Cloverdale. At the north end of CLOVERDALE, take the Highway 128 West–Mendocino/Fort Bragg exit.
6. Follow Highway 128 West for 52 miles, going through the towns of Yorkville, Boonville, Philo (do not be fooled by the “Elk 18 mile” sign – STAY on 128) and Navarro. You will go through beautiful redwood groves. At the end of Highway 128 turn left on the Navarro River Bridge, going south on Highway 1.
7. Travel approximately 7 miles to the village of ELK. The Elk Cove Inn is located at the southern end of town on the ocean side of the road. Turn right into our driveway and park in our parking lot.

From San Francisco Airport
(200 Miles, 4 Hours from Golden Gate Bridge)
The Scenic Route
1…4. As above.
5. In PETALUMA, take EAST WASHINGTON STREET EXIT and go WEST. Follow sign to BODEGA BAY. This drive is through beautiful countryside with lovely farms, hills and valleys.
6. When you arrive in Bodega Bay, you will automatically be on Hwy 1.
7. Continue driving north on HWY 1 going through the towns of Jenner, Fort Ross, Sea Ranch, Gualala, Pt. Arena, and Manchester. The ocean views are spectacular. Approx. 80 miles to Elk.
8. Approximately 13 miles north of Manchester you will be in ELK. The Elk Cove Inn is located on the ocean side of HWY 1 just after you cross the Greenwood Creek Bridge.
9. Turn left into our driveway and park in our parking lot.

» If you take HWY 1 continuously from the Golden Gate Bridge, the drive time is approximately 6 hours.

From Oakland International Airport (OAK)
(3.5 hours – The Inland/Wine Country route)
1. I-880 NORTH toward Oakland. Follow for approximately 6.5 miles
2. RIGHT onto I-980 NORTH toward Sacramento. Follow for approximately 1.5 miles
3. Merge onto I-580 WEST toward Richmond ($ 4.00 toll to cross bridge). Follow for approximately 19.5 miles
4. Merge onto Highway 101 NORTH. Follow for approximately 71 miles
5. Exit at Highway 128 WEST (Cloverdale Blvd.) and go left toward Fort Bragg/Mendocino.
6. Follow Highway 128 West for 52 miles, going through the towns of Yorkville, Boonville, Philo (do not be fooled by the “Elk 18 mile” sign – STAY on 128) and Navarro. You will go through beautiful redwood groves. At the end of Highway 128 turn left on the Navarro River Bridge, going south on Highway 1.
7. Travel approximately 7 miles to the village of ELK. The Elk Cove Inn is located at the southern end of town on the ocean side of the road. Turn right into our driveway and park in our parking lot.

From Oakland International Airport (OAK)
(3.75 hours – The Coastal Short-Cut Route)
1. I-880 NORTH toward Oakland. Follow for approximately 6.5 miles
2 . RIGHT onto I-980 NORTH toward Sacramento. Follow for approximately 1.5 miles
3 . Merge onto I-580 WEST toward Richmond ($ 4.00 toll to cross bridge). Follow for approximately 19.5 miles
4. Merge onto Hy 101 in San Rafael and Follow to Petaluma
5. In PETALUMA, take EAST WASHINGTON STREET EXIT and go WEST. Follow sign to BODEGA BAY. This drive is through beautiful countryside with lovely farms, hills and valleys.
6. When you arrive in Bodega Bay, you will automatically be on Hwy 1.
7. Continue driving north on HWY 1 going through the towns of Jenner, Fort Ross, Sea Ranch, Gualala, Pt. Arena, and Manchester. The ocean views are spectacular. Approx. 80 miles to Elk.
8. Approximately 13 miles north of Manchester you will be in ELK. The Elk Cove Inn is located on the ocean side of HWY 1 just after you cross the Greenwood Creek Bridge.
9. Turn left into our driveway and park in our parking lot.

From Sacramento
(200 miles, 4 hours)
1. Proceed to I-80
2. Go Southwest on I-80 48 miles to HWY 37 (at Vallejo)
3. Go West on HWY 37 21 miles to HWY 101 (at Novato)
6. Go North on HWY 101 48 miles to HWY 128 (at Cloverdale)
7. Follow HWY 128 WEST for 52 miles, going through the towns of Yorkville, Boonville, Philo and Navarro. You will go through beautiful redwood groves. At the end of HWY 128 turn left on the NAVARRO RIVER BRIDGE, HWY 1.
8. Travel approximately 6.3 miles to the town of ELK. The Elk Cove Inn is located at the southern end of town on the ocean side of the road. Turn right into our driveway and park in our parking lot.

From Portland, Oregon (and points north)
(537 miles from Portland, 10 hours)
1. Go South on I-5 for 242 miles to HWY 99
2. Go South on HWY 99 for 4 miles to HWY 199
3. Go Southwest on HWY 199 for 43 miles to the California border
4. Continue to go Southwest on HWY 199 for 36 miles to HWY 101 (north of Crescent City)
5. Go South on HWY 101 for 166 miles to HWY 1 (at Leggett)
6. Go South on HWY 1 for 48 miles through Westport, Cleone,
Fort Bragg, Caspar, Mendocino, Little River, and Albion.
7. Continue past Albion and make a right at the NAVARRO RIVER BRIDGE (continue on HWY 1)
8. Travel approximately 6.3 miles to the town of ELK. The Elk Cove Inn is located at the southern end of town on the ocean side of the road. Turn right into our driveway and park in our parking lot.

….first off the staff at the Elk Cove Inn were the most warm, welcoming, friendly people. Breakfast was so enjoyable every morning, Patty was there greeting everyone making us feel right at home. The food was out of this world! Such a great spread, we left breakfast full, happy and ready for the day. We could’ve stayed in our room all day just watching and listening to waves wash onto the shore, but we did venture around a little. We walked down to the private beach after breakfast and enjoyed the sun and sand! It was great that the beach was such a short walking distance, how could you beat that!? Our room (the Bavarian) had everything we needed! Not to mention 2 recliners perfectly positioned in front of the giant window for watching the ocean. The wood burning fire places and candles came in handy at night. I can tell you there is nothing like waking up in the morning to the sound of the ocean, the rooms are so close you can hear it! We will 100% be back to this location, and I can not wait! ” – Antioch CA, TripAdvisor

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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.