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More than just Redwoods along Highway 101Getting there is half the fun, they say, and one great example of that is the trip to or from Humboldt County and its largest city, Eureka. The home of some of California's most scenic wilderness, Humboldt County can be reached by going north on Highway 101 through a redwood forests, lush rolling hills and historic towns that each beckon the traveler to spend just a little more time along the way exploring.
We found that the coastal village of Mendocino, on Highway 1, is a great starting point, and well worth a night or two in one of the charming inns that take advantage of the area's natural beauty. Perched on a bluff overlooking the churning Pacific Ocean, Mendocino is so picturesque it was used as a stand-in for Cabot's Cove, the fictional New England fishing village in the television show Murder She Wrote. Fine restaurants and eclectic shops are found in some of the town's historic buildings. Artisans can't resist the town and many have wound up living there and opening local art galleries because of its unsurpassed natural beauty.
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Redwood Coast Vacation Rentals
Since 2005, the dedicated staff at Redwood Coast Vacation Rentals has made it their mission to accommodate you in the most comfortable, luxurious, and breathtaking homes Humboldt County has to offer. Bring your family to the quiet and comfort. Create a couple's escape to an enchanting hideaway. Establish base camp for your corporate retreat or special event. Let Redwood Coast Vacation Rentals' properties surround you in the pristine splendor of the Redwood Coast and you'll quickly see why we received Trip Advisor's Excellence in Service Award.
Coast Guard House Historic Inn
695 Arena Cove / P O Box 117
Point Arena, CA 95468
Ph: 707-882-2442 Fx: 707-882-3233
High TripAdvisor Ranking
A charming inn overlooking the Pacific, Coast Guard House has stood on a bluff over-looking the rugged Mendocino Coast for over a hundred years. The inn, a 1901 Cape Cod, was once home to brave sea rescuers who performed their duties just a few hundred feet away. Today it is a peaceful bed and breakfast inn featuring rooms with fireplaces in the main building and two private cottages with fireplaces and whirlpool spas for two. In the tradition of turn-of-the-century craftsmen, we have decorated with comfortable furnishings, quality linens, and the work of local artists and craftspeople.
MacCallum House Inn
Located in the heart of the tranquil Mendocino Village, MacCallum House is private and secluded, set on two beautifully landscaped acres of vibrant gardens. The historic landmark Victorian estate is enhanced by an award winning restaurant and bar. The property includes the famed MacCallum Suites, a four-star luxury mansion on the highest hill in Mendocino overlooking the Pacific Ocean, private cottages and vacation homes. Perfect for a romantic retreat, family reunion or small wedding. This property features a private meeting room and a full gourmet catering kitchen.
Best Western Humboldt Bay Inn
232 West 5th Street
Eureka, CA 95501
EUREKA!--Yes, You have found it!!! Stay at Eureka's finest Best Western Humboldt Bay Inn and while you are here... visit Old Town, walk through ancient Redwood groves, stroll along the beach, or just plain relax. Check out all of our extra amenities and see for yourself why our guests keep coming back to us. Eureka's finest Best Western Humboldt Bay Inn welcomes you to the heart of Northern California's Redwood Empire. Whether you are here for business or pleasure, the Best Western Humboldt Bay Inn, with its convenient location, excellent facilities.
The Weller House Inn
The Weller House Inn, built in 1886, is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. It has been carefully restored as a luxury bed and breakfast with well appointed Victorian guest-rooms, heritage gardens, and a reconstruction of the historic water tower, the tallest point in Fort Bragg. Located only 9 miles from Mendocino, bed and breakfast await you in this historic oceanfront town. Enjoy a Lavish breakfast; Fireplaces and wood stoves in selected rooms; Full bath in all rooms; Jacuzzi and claw foot tubs in selected rooms; 5 PM wine hour; Free WiFi Internet Access. Ballroom available for dances