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Pet-Friendly Mendocino Coast Lodging

The Elk Cove Inn & Spa welcomes our four-legged guests but as with our “upright” guests there have to be a few policies so that we have no unpleasant experiences.pet friendly mendocino coast lodging

You MUST notify us at time of reservation if bringing a pet. There is a limit of two well-behaved dogs allowed in the room.

Pet-Friendly Lodging in these rooms only: Molly’s Garden, Drew Suite, Burk Suite, Wavewatcher, Hideaway, Greenwood and Bavarian Cottages.

Keep in mind, not everyone likes animals (can you imagine!!!). We need to be sure that pets do not interfere with the other guest’s enjoyment of the inn. Please, no aggressive breeds or young puppies. If there is a problem and it is not corrected, we are so sorry but pets and their parents will need to leave the property and refunds will not be issued.

1. Please don’t leave me alone in the room or unattended on the property. I am away from home and want to be with you. I will be OK in the car because it is familiar while you are having breakfast, happy hour, or using the spa.

2. While in the public areas of the inn, please keep me on leash. I would not want to get lost and please do not bring me into the dining room—too tempting!

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3. Before we come, please make sure I am looking and smelling my best and have all my shots, flea and tick care. (You know how proud I am).

4. Please use the pet “relief” area at the north end of the parking lot and clean up after me. I like to be well behaved and have my privacy while I do my business. Trashcans are located in the walkway between the downstairs suites and on the south end of the mansion.

5. If I have an accident in the room, please tell someone as soon as possible so it can be properly cleaned. I would feel so guilty if it ruined anything.

6. And remember, if I damage anything or cause an injury or lost revenue, you are responsible (I do not have any money).

7. Your on file credit card (I do not have on of these either) will be charged for any and all damage I do.

8. My voice may be music to my ears but it is not music to our human neighbor’s ears. Do not let me bark or make loud noise in the room. I understand that we might be asked to leave if this happens.

9. Thank you for bringing me to this great getaway place. I want to be really good so they will invite us back again.

Lovely property and comfy cottage type room. The view of the beach could be enjoyed from our patio, the chairs inside and even from the bed. Really an incredible view. It’s a short walk down to the beautiful beach where I found several abalone shells. Our dogs loved it here too. Off leash beach was super fun. Lots of things to smell and dig up. And caves to explore. And the staff is very accommodating. They even had a doggie welcome basket waiting in the room. The beach has a creek running to it that creates a bird filled lagoon on one side. Brought in about a hundred pelicans! Such an awesome sight. The breakfasts were yummy with a good selection each day. Our anniversary dinner was excellent. Just delicious! With bonus of an amazing sunset and a wedding going on at the beach! Such a sweet evening. We enjoyed our stay very much. I didn’t want to leave. Hope to return some day.” – Carol B, 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.