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.

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3. Stanford Inn by the Sea

Nestled on a Mendocino Coast hillside, the Stanford Inn, sits atop a meadow overlooking Mendocino Bay. Embodying the best of the rugged Mendocino Coast, this resort …

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4. Sweetwater Inn & Spa

Sweetwater Inn and Spa is located in the village of Mendocino, across the street from the Presbyterian church and easy walking distance to shops, galleries …

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5. Temple of Kwan Tai

Dedicated to the Chinese god of war – a Taoist symbol of integrity and loyalty, the Temple of Kwan Tai offers living evidence of Mendocino’s …

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7. Tote Fete

This small, charming location in the heart of Mendocino Village offers great fish and chips, burgers and more!

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8. Trillium Cafe

A modern new restaurant with a changing seasonal menu focused on locally sourced ingredients with friendly, efficient service, and attention to detail. In fine weather …

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9. Trillium Inn

Just slip upstairs from the Trillium Café to the three simply appointed guest rooms, two of which have ocean and garden views. The third room …

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10. Vacasa Vacation Rentals

Vacasa offers a growing selection of professionally-managed vacation rental homes along the Mendocino Coast. Every rental is unique and amenities will vary, but many include …

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