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Mendocino: Joshua Grindle Inn

by Sally Bernstein

Celebrating three decades of hospitality the Joshua Grindle Inn has come to epitomize Mendocino style and comfort. Building on its long established success the inn now enjoys the coveted AAA Four-Diamond distinction. Longevity being just one pillar of excellence, the many small touches evident throughout the inn, all add to the travelers’ delight. Discreet, quiet, well lit and thoughtfully appointed rooms lull one into a state of blissful relaxation. Wonderfully hearty and original breakfasts warm and satisfy. With some rooms boasting cozy fireplaces, Jacuzzi’s, intriguing book and magazine selections, finding the will to leave may be the hardest part of your visit.

Address 44800 Little Lake Rd, PO Box 647, Mendocino, CA 95460

Phone (707) 937-4143, 1-800GRINDLE (474-6353)

Email stay@joshgrin.com
Website http://www.joshgrin.com

Proprietors Cindy and Charles Reinhart

Manager Lindsey Bontecou

Location Situated on a two-acre knoll overlooking the town of Mendocino on the North Coast of California, 160 miles north of the Oakland Airport, 180 miles north of San Francisco International Airport, 180 miles NE of the Sacramento Airport. Private aircraft services are provided at the Little River Airport, 5 miles south of the Inn.

Property Description Our beautifully landscaped grounds feature 35 rhododenrons, a kitchen herb garden, romantic nooks and picnicking spots. The Main House is a stately two-story 1879 Victorian Farmhouse with a wrap around veranda. Our Saltbox Cottage, originally the chicken coop, has been expanded and remodeled with elegant cathedral ceilings. The Historic Water Tower is a 3-story replica with a widows-walk around the top.

Guest Demographics Guests hail primarily from the Bay Area and Northern California, also the East Coast and Europe.

Focus: Honeymoons, anniversaries, romantic getaways.
Rooms: 10 rooms, all with private bath. 6 with fireplaces, 3 with whirlpool tubs/separate glass enclosed showers, 3 with deep-soaking tubs, 3 with ocean views. Queen or King bed. Parlor and breakfast room.

Room Rates Classic Comfort Rooms are $179/night; Deluxe Retreats are $259/night, specials avaiable all year.

Amenities Full breakfast, afternoon tea, luxurious robes, complimentary wine, freshly baked cookies, concierge services.

Policies 2 night minimum on weekends, 14 day cancellation policy.

Check-in 1pm, check-out 11:00. Visa/Mastercard accepted.


In addition to our superb Bed & Breakfast accommodations, the Joshua Grindle Inn invites you to stay at our stunning Grindle Guest House. This warm, inviting home meets our same exacting standards for comfort, cleanliness, and relaxation.



Note: This information was accurate when it was published. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the businesses in question before making your plans.

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