“This is the kind of place we would all build if we were as singled-minded, as energetic, as creative as the Stanford family. The Inn is wonderful!!”
– National Geographic Traveler
The Stanford Inn … A Destination Resort on the Rugged Mendocino Coast. The Inn is nestled atop a meadow overlooking the beautiful Mendocino Bay. This boutique hotel is pet-friendly, family-friendly and welcomes group retreats, meetings, elopements and weddings. Ravens’ Restaurant is an onsite dining experience inspired by the Stanford’s certified organic gardens that offers outstanding plant-based cuisine.
Guests can also enjoy Massage in the Forest and The Mendocino Center for Well Being for a variety of life-enhancing experiences. Catch a Canoe & Bicycles, too!, located on Big River, offers a wide selection of canoes, kayaks, bicycles, and outriggers for experiencing Big River and beyond.
All rooms or suites are uniquely decorated and offer all the comforts, amenities and views that make the Stanford Inn truly unique. All accommodations at the inn have wood-burning fireplaces and private baths, a balcony or patio with ocean and / or garden views.
The Stanford Inn & Resort offers exquisite opportunities to reconnect with one another, nature, your creativity and joyfulness.
Moving here in 1980, we were changed by the creative and healing energies of the land which is situated between the vast Pacific Ocean and the vibrant Big River. Since then, we have worked to assure our guests have an opportunity to experience what we experience: a special place that enlivens and inspires. The energies we experience here nurture us and we reciprocate by nurturing not only our guests, but the people who work here, the farm and gardens and the Mendocino community. We approach the inn as if it were a small family farm. We treat our guests as we do our family. We provide outstanding equipment at Catch A Canoe & Bicycles, too!; the finest massage therapists on the Mendocino Coast; comprehensive strategies for joyful living at our Mendocino Center for Living Well led by Sid Garza-Hillman; and one of North America’s most acclaimed vegan restaurants, The Ravens. The Inn manifests our commitment to live mindfully so that all might live well. We look forward to sharing with you the energy and magic of Stanford Inn by the Sea and the awe-inspiring Mendocino Coast!