Willits

Nestled in Little Lake Valley, Willits is the “Heart of Mendocino County” and “The Gateway to the Redwoods,” declarations spelled out on the sign that straddles Main Street. Trivia alert: Willits is home to the first stoplight on US 101 north of San Francisco!

Entering Willits from the south you will find traveler’s necessities – motels, gas stations, auto shops, and supermarkets. But just north of Highway 20, the route to the coast, lies downtown and many of Willits’ small-town charms. Plan a day to ride the Skunk Train with a windy ride into the magnificent redwood forests.

Explore Willits

1. 101 Drive-In

Enjoy a juicy home crafted burger on their incredible fresh buns while sipping on a thick milkshake!! Don’t miss out on your chance to visit …

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3. Ardella’s Kitchen

A must stop for breakfast. Guests rave about the pecan waffles and Louisiana hash. For lunch, try the portobello pesto panini. Food tasta great and …

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4. Baechtel Creek Inn

Located in Willits, the Baechtel Creek Inn is ideal lodging for a redwood sightseeing excursion, a ride on the Skunk Train, or a northern California …

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6. Brewed Awakening

Brewed Awakening is a great in-and-out stop for that all-important morning cup of coffee. Knowledgeable and friendly baristas will even create a custom cup for …

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7. Brooktrails Lodge

The historic Brooktrails Lodge is nestled among the redwoods of Mendocino County, secluded and private, yet five minutes from the amenities of Willits. The 8800-square-foot …

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9. Camp Noyo

Camp Noyo is hidden deep in the Mendocino redwood forest in the Noyo River basin. Relax and unwind with family or friends and enjoy the …

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10. Country Skillet

Country Skillet has a friendly staff and serves up hearty breakfast and brunch fare such as omelets, hash browns and fried chicken. A locally run …

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