A good friend told us about the Little River Inn in such glowing terms that it could not be true. 
We planned a “go down the coast vacation” about 1970 starting at the LRI.  We booked 2 nights, turned into 3, into 4 and into 5.  He was right/it was more than true.  We were taken with the surf and the bell buoy sound in the room.  We especially liked the chandeliers that you hang in the garden for us at night in the Garden Dinning room.  And best of all----the great good company of the staff.  We felt very much a part of the family and still do, for low, these many years.
The LRI is described as a PARADISE.  It is more like at least “FIVE DICE”.