Our love affair with Little River Inn began a little over 20 years ago when we came over to the coast to celebrate one of our wedding anniversaries. We had reservations to stay at another establishment in Mendocino proper, but beyond that we had not made any plans for dinner. So we took a little drive the first evening heading south of Mendocino on hwy.1 to look for a nice place to eat dinner. We were coming up the hill from Van Damn State Beach and that is when we laid our eyes for the first time on Little River Inn. The lights were just coming on around the Inn (At that time the Inn used to have the lantern lights on all of the fence post out front and all along the front of the lawn area to the north of the driveway), and it looked so magical and inviting, we were drawn up into the driveway. We got out of our car went inside and said we did not have reservations for dinner, but the kind person said that was no problem they could seat us and so began the love affair. The dining room at that time had a fireplace where the french doors are now, and there was a fire burning in it. We had the most delicious mouthwatering meal, it was all just so perfect. We decided right then and there that from this point on, any time we come over to the Mendocino area we would stay here. We have seen a lot of changes throughout the years, But the one thing that never changed to this day, is the warm, loving hospitality that everyone working at the Inn shows us, it is like coming home to family. We try to come over as often as we can. Once we park our car we do not feel the need to go anywhere else. It is just pure rest and relaxation. We really do love The Little River Inn, and all of the fine people who make it special for us. See you soon!