Northern California Hotel Has Horseback Riding, ATV Tours & Pacific Ocean Views
The new Inn at Newport Ranch in California’s quite and quite beautiful Mendocino County is the kind of place where it would be tough to spend just one night.
Located on one of the steep cliffs that’s the signature coastal feature of this part of the state, it’s part hotel, part full-on vacation experience.
It’s part of a 2,200-acre cattle ranch that has a mile of oceanfront scenery, three scenic ridge tops and hiking and horse riding trails. There’s also whale watching, ATV tours and bicycling.
The hotel itself has a hot tub and sauna, offers barbecues by the ocean (dress warmly for it gets cool after sunset) and four buildings in which to stay, each with its unique character.
Or, for you corporate people looking for a spot for a secluded and scenic retreat, you can rent the entire ranch.
There’s even a library. Although PubClub.com would be spending a lot more time having wine by the fireplace in the Newport Room.
It’s easy to envision spending several days on the cliffs and/or the trails, then sitting back with some wine and a good dinner. An on-site restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Each night, the hotel offers complimentary hors d’oeuvers, wine and beer in the main lobby or on the outdoor fire pit, from 6-7:30 p.m.
The room rates are not all that outrageous, starting at slightly more than $300/night. You can also rent a four-bedroom home from owners when they are not in town.
Voted one of the Ten Best New Hotels by USA Today, the Inn at Newport Ranch is north of Fort Bragg, about a 3 1/2-hour drive from San Francisco.
“A whole lot of love went into the building of this property, and our goal has always been to share the beauty and adventure of this magnificent piece of land with travelers on a global level,” states Creighton Smith, General Manager and Innkeeper at The Inn at Newport Ranch.
“It’s wonderful to see it recognized as one of the best new hotels in the nation by a panel of distinguished luxury travel experts, as well as voters from around the world.”