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Headlands Inn
Bed and Breakfast

Mendocino, California

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Our charming New England Victorian Salt Box by the sea, built in 1868, delivers the historic charm of the last century in conjunction with modern amenities.

The Headlands Inn is located in the Historic Village of Mendocino. The Inn is just 1 block to Mendocino shopping, galleries and museums, 1-1/2 blocks to the beach, and walking distance to several superb restaurants.

George Switzer purchased the house in 1893 and moved it to the present location on the corner of Howard and Albion Streets. It was transported by horses pulling the house over logs which were used as rollers. More recently the house was known as The Bessie Strauss House. Bessie and her husband, John, bought the house in 1924 and resided here until 1979. 

Restoration of The Headlands Inn has preserved the historic charm of the last century while adding the comforts of the present. 

We offer an opportunity for you to totally relax knowing our desire is to meet your needs.

7 guest accommodations are offered, 7 of which have private baths.

Our rates are between $149.00 and $269.00, in US Dollars.

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Breakfast at Headlands Inn

Mornings begin gently at the Headlands Inn, with the aroma of freshly brewed coffee nudging you awake. Linger in bed as we deliver a sumptuous, gourmet breakfast to the privacy of your room. Your fare is lovingly prepared and served on vintage English china, with fresh flowers and preceded by a San Francisco newspaper.

Each day’s menu is unique, consisting of juices, your choice of coffee or tea, mouth-watering home-baked goods, fresh fruit, and a delectable hot entrée. Favorites include a Southwestern Souffle, Savory Artichoke Frittata, our signature Peach Stuffed French Toast with a side of sausage.

Vegetarian, vegan and special diet breakfasts are available upon request.

(Breakfast not included with the Headlands Hideaway)

You may make new friends in our parlor in the evening; or, you may wish to enjoy the comforts of your own room and fireplace, perhaps read a good book, knowing that your privacy will be respected and retained.

We will even make dinner reservations or other arrangements for your convenience.

What does Mendocino offer? Whatever you may seek! It is a place to refresh, to renew, and to rekindle relationships. It is a place of unsurpassed natural beauty - rugged coastline with unmarred expanses of surging sea and sky and spectacular sunsets, together with redwood forests and fresh exhilarating air. It is a place to enjoy history, art, theater, dance, antiques, fine galleries and shops, superb restaurants, horseback riding, tennis, golf, bicycling, canoeing, hiking, jogging, beachcombing, whale watching, and yes, even train riding. It can also be a place to do absolutely nothing; where one can seek solitude and inner peace.


You will be glad to know we:
  • Provide a smoke-free atmosphere.
  • Have a private bath in every room.
  • Have wood burning fireplaces.
  • We offer robes for all of our customers.
  • Offer complimentary afternoon tea and cookies in our upstairs parlor. Complimentary
    juices, spring water, and candies are always available. Relax and enjoy conversation;
    read a book or enjoy one of our many local magazines.
  • Offer Fresh flowers in room, Bedside chocolates, and a San Francisco newspaper
    with breakfast
  • Pride ourselves on our English Garden. Peace and tranquility await you! Chairs for
    enjoying the garden and an ocean view.
  • Have a public phone available in the parlor.
  • Have hairdryers, robes, and clock radios.
  • Are within easy walking distance of galleries, shops, superb restaurants, the beach and The Headlands State Park.

What our guests are saying:

"You know you're in a good Bed and Breakfast Inn when you want to stay there forever.
" Los Angeles Daily News, March 1996

"My favorite hotel is the Headlands Inn. . . a cozy favorite."
Alaska Airlines Magazine, November 1995

"A beautifully appointed Bed and Breakfast. . . gave us a grand view of the park and the sea."
Washington Post, December, 1994

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  • To Avoid a room charge:
    At least a one night deposit is required for all reservations.
    Please inform us 14 days before your arrival date to avoid a full charge of the reservation.
    A $30 cancellation fee applies to all cancellations.
  • Special Conditions:
    We are sorry, but our Inn does not allow pets.
    Children under 12 years allowed only by special arrangement.
    Our Inn is smoke-free! Cleaning fees equal to one nights lodging will be charged if guests smoke in their rooms.

We welcome you to come and fall in love with
Mendocino - and The Headlands Inn!

The Headlands Inn is a proud member of the following association:
Mendocino Chamber of Commerce

Headlands Inn
Bed and Breakfast

0453 Howard Street / PO Box 726
Mendocino, California 95460
Email: innkeeper@headlandsinn.com
Homepage: www.headlandsinn.com
Innkeepers: John and Ashley

  Hits Since 03/18/03

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