There are several ways to get here, and a myriad of things to do once you arrive. In rural areas such as ours, online maps and GPS locators are often imprecise. Please follow our directions from your beginning location and look for the our large white Victorian Inn on the east side of Highway One, north of Little River Airport Road and South of Van Damme State Park.
Little River Inn is located on Mendocino’s North Coast, encompassing an area from Albion to Fort Bragg. The North coast is famous for historic architecture, rugged bluffs and sandy beaches, a working harbor, unique boutiques and art galleries and a fine selection of restaurants.
The South Coast, from Gualala to Elk, is known for the winding seaside drive of Highway 1, dramatic headlands, the historic lighthouse in Point Arena and its active arts community.
Anderson Valley, from Yorkville to Navarro, the heart of Mendocino County, is a vintner’s paradise. Highway 128 takes you through rolling hills planted with mustard and grapes and dotted with local wineries. Be sure to make time to stop at a tasting room and sample some of the finest wines produced anywhere in the world.
The Russian River Valley area includes Hopland, Redwood Valley, Potter Valley and Ukiah, Mendocino’s county seat. This area boasts award-winning wineries, an organic brewery and Lake Mendocino.
North County, from Willits to Piercy, presents a journey from valleys to forests and rugged mountains. This area is dotted with small “one horse” towns, each with its own unique character.
Of course, we believe “there’s no place like home” and for us that means the town of Little River, with a population of 472 lucky locals. Not only does Little River have an airport that welcomes jets, but it’s also home to Van Damme State Park, with beach and forest camping, the popular Fern Canyon Trail and some of the last remaining pygmy forest in the world. Two miles to the north is the village of Mendocino with its terrific boutique shopping and “land that time forgot” ambience. Mendocino is the only town on the California Coast designated as a Historical Landmark and has been a the setting for numerous films. Established in the 1850’s, the architecture is reminiscent of Maine with its grand Victorians and quaint saltbox cottages.