Mendocino-perfect spot to refresh and renew

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Real Estate Agent with Compass CA DRE# 01215160

Mendocino, California is a charming, New England style village perched on the bluffs above the Pacific Ocean. Favored by artists, you'll find numerous Bed and Breakfast inns, good restaurants, and art galleries ready to welcome you as you explore the natural beauty of the winding trails along the bluffs, or river walks into coastal valleys.

Mendocino Village 12.2016

Its remote location 3 to 5 hours north of San Francisco makes getting there part of the experience. The quicker route is up Highway 101 to Cloverdale then through the wine country of the Anderson Valley. (Husch winery is a favorite of ours, and their dry Gewurztraminer is reminiscent of a Czech wine I once enjoyed on a trip to Prague.)

Vines at Husch winery, Anderson Valley

Visitors with more time might opt for the incredibly scenic coastal route up Route 1, where the road has more twists and turns than any other section I know. Stop along the way to enjoy oysters and clams at Tomales Bay, and a walk on the wind-swept bluffs of Bodega Head or a visit to Point Arena lighthouse.

If the weather is clear, you might be rewarded with a sunset where you can watch the sun sink into the Pacific Ocean before night descends.

Winter sunset near Mendocino

No matter how you spend your time in Mendocino, the power of the water is always present and awe inspiring. 

 

Mendocino -- the perfect antidote to overly-busy days and a trip every Bay Area resident should take.

 

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Great post showcasing the beauty of your area! I love Northern California. 

Dec 31, 2016 09:23 AM #1
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Thanks Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner - we both live in pretty spectacular places. Happy New Year to you!

 

Dec 31, 2016 09:33 AM #2
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Thanks so much for the Mendoncino moment of magic. Happy New Year Lottie. 

Dec 31, 2016 09:34 AM #3
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Lottie, I love the ocean ... the sound of the waves and the power and wonder it demonstrates. Great photos and video.

Wishing you a Very

Dec 31, 2016 11:11 AM #4
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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD - have you and Bernie visited Mendocino? You would love it!

Dec 31, 2016 11:17 AM #5
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Hi Kathleen Daniels - I know your love of the ocean; I assume you've visited Mendocino, but if not, plan a 2-day trip. You would be in heaven.

Happy New Year to you, too!

Dec 31, 2016 11:18 AM #6
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Lottie Kendall - A wonderful way to end the year - Mendocino a perfect get-a-way retreat!

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Dear Lottie,

I have spent many great and wonderful days exploring New England's quaint cities and beautiful coast and very few opportunities to experience the West Coast. I have to say, Mendocino has to be one of the most beautiful locations on earth. It looks like a place I wouldn't discover in the United States. Thank you for introducing me to this lovely place. I trust your mini getaway and anniversary was perfect and you are energized completely. May you continue to enjoy all the lovely places here on earth with your man by your side.

Happy New Year!!!

 

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Mendocino is a unique place, definitely Patricia Feager - you would enjoy it's poetic and artistic feel.

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Lottie

Thanks for a wonderful tour of Mendocino. It's a place that's on our list from having several sets of friends rave about it, and now with your post I want to go even more. And of course the appeal is also the resemblance to a New England town...and it's a bit closer!

Jeff

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Hi Jeff Dowler - check out the Joshua Grindle Inn - we stay there every time we visit Mendocino and truly enjoy it. And our experience at Cafe Beaujolais lived up to its reputation.

I feel another blog post coming on!

Jan 03, 2017 08:33 AM #11
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