There’s quaint and then there’s the Village of Mendocino. Listed on the National Register of Historic places, the architecture, water towers, and stunning location evoke the landscape of 19th century Cape Cod.

Every building embodies the village’s unique history, with its houses weathered by salt, air, fog, and wind. Gardens filled with lush foliage and bright blooms spill over the weathered fences of superbly maintained houses. Many vintage buildings have found new life as B&Bs, shops, and restaurants; the historic red church (with its stained-glass windows still intact) is now an organic co-op grocery. And nature is just a step away at the nearby Mendocino Headlands State Park where the only sounds are the crashing waves and the flapping wings and calls of seabirds.

Explore Mendocino

1. Garden Bakery

Fresh bread, pastries, and coffee, all in lovely garden setting in the heart of the Village of Mendocino. Savor the sea air while sampling a …

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4. Headlands Inn

Headlands Inn is a distinctive Bed and Breakfast in the heart of picturesque, coastal Mendocino Village. Casual elegance awaits at this historic New England-style Victorian …

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5. Hill House Inn

The Hill House Inn is situated on a bluff overlooking Mendocino and the Pacific Ocean, about a three-hour drive from San Francisco. The Hill House …

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7. Jade’s Tower

Jade’s Tower is a spacious light-filled, artist inspired two-story wood and glass water tower. One block from Mendocino Headlands, two blocks south of the Mendocino …

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8. JD House

Blue Door Inns is comprised of three distinct boutique properties, all in the heart of the seaside village of Mendocino: Blue Door Inn, JD House …

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9. Joshua Grindle Inn

A visit to the Joshua Grindle Inn is a romantic walk through history.The inn is an historic property offering a variety of unique, romantic guestrooms …

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10. Luna Trattoria

Over the moon Italian food in the heart of the village of Mendocino! With Chef Massimo at the helm, Luna Trattoria adds a touch of …

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