Mendocino, California

The drive from Big Sur to Little River in Mendocino, California took about 4 hours. We decided to pamper ourselves after two nights of camping at the Glendeven Inn in Little River. We first stayed at this quaint Bed and Breakfast last year after our Lost Coast backpacking trip and fell in love with the property.

There are two main houses at the Glendeven Inn, the main house and Inn at Cobbler’s Walk across the street. Both times we have stayed at rooms within the Inn at Cobbler’s Walk because they were cheaper than the main house. We checked in at 5PM, made a reservation for dinner at a local sea food restaurant and took a much needed shower before dinner.


View of the alpacas at the grounds of the Bed and Breakfast at sunset

Wild Fish is a small restaurant about a couple of miles away from Glendeven Inn. They serve predominantly seafood and their menu seems to change seasonally depending on what is available locally. For dinner, Louis ordered the Sea Food dish while I went with a whole white fish.

We ended the night after dinner by watching the sunset at Van Damme State Beach. Louis braved the cold and went out the car to take some sunset pictures while I contently sat in the warm car and enjoyed the beautiful view.


Sunset at Van Damme State Beach


The view of Van Damme State Beach from our room.

One of the best things at staying at Glendeven Inn is the 3 course breakfast they serve at 9AM each morning. We were up long before 9AM and decided to do a quick 2 mile hike to Van Damme State Park before breakfast.

The walk to the cliff side is short but the beauty of it always takes my breath way. Since we caught the low tide, we were able to see lots of tide pools from above the cliff. IMG_20160426_081644.jpg


We even spotted some sea lions napping on the rock at the mouth of the ocean.


View of the Inn at Cobbler’s Walk as we eagerly headed back for breakfast

Breakfast on this particular morning consist of fruit and yogurt, fresh eggs laid by the chickens on the property and freshly baked scones. We were sad to leave the Bed and Breakfast but also excited to finally explore Redwood State and National Park. Before we left, we bought a dozen of the eggs and some fresh local cheese from the inn for our next couple days of camping.



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