The Stanford Inn … A Destination Resort on the Rugged Mendocino Coast

On a Coastal hillside, the Stanford Inn & Resort overlooks Mendocino Bay and the resort’s historic farm. A haven, The Stanford Inn & Resort offers exquisite opportunities to reconnect with one another, nature, your creativity and joyfulness.

The resort’s lobby is spacious and welcoming. Guest rooms and suites of this boutique hotel in Mendocino are paneled in pine and redwood. Every detail is attended to, from wood-burning fireplaces ready to light, to the sumptuous chef-prepared organic plant-based breakfasts included with your stay.vegan friendly stanford inn mendocino

The Stanford Inn & Resort offers nine EV Charging Stations – details.

Inspired by their on-site certified organic gardens, the resort’s whole plant-based Ravens Restaurant has been featured in Oprah Magazine and other publications, and is nationally acclaimed for gourmet vegan cuisine. Ravens Restaurant is the essential dining experience on the Mendocino Coast. The cuisine served in the restaurant, the composting and recycling program, the cleaning supplies, and bio-diesel fueled trucks, make Mendocino’s Stanford Inn & Resort North America’s only truly sustainable destination.

The resort specializes in romantic getaways, is pet-friendly, family-friendly, and is especially popular for Northern California Coast weddings and elopements. The resort’s Massage in the Forest and wellness center provide a variety of life-enhancing experiences. Unlike anywhere in the world, the resort’s ‘pedaling and paddling’ experiences are incredible – guests are often seen quietly paddling up Big River on a super-stable redwood outrigger canoe!

We support educational experiences with our Environmental Leadership Field School. You can read it here along with our thoughts about the next generation

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“This is the kind of place we would all build if we were as singled-minded, as energetic, as creative as the Stanford family. The Inn is wonderful!!”
– National Geographic Traveler

“The Stanford Inn & Resort is a gem of Mendocino County, situated less than a mile away from the village of Mendocino and within a stone’s throw
of countless outdoor activities. The inn boasts carefully designed interiors, breathtaking coastal views, top-tier vegan food,
and luxurious spa experiences, and the team welcomes every visitor as part of the family.” 
– Dating News (click here for full review!)

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Pool, Hot Tub, Sauna

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Gardening Classes

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Outrigger Canoes

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Cooking Classes

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Plant-based Foods

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Complimentary Mountain Bikes

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Yoga Classes

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Creative Playshops

(photo circa 1986)

Moving here in 1980, we were changed by the creative and healing energies of the land which is situated between the vast Pacific Ocean and the vibrant Big River. Since then, we have worked to assure our guests have an opportunity to experience what we experience: a special place that enlivens and inspires. The energies we experience here nurture us and we reciprocate by nurturing not only our guests, but the people who work here, the farm and gardens and the Mendocino community.

We approach the inn as a small family farm. We treat our guests as we do our family. We provide outstanding equipment at Catch A Canoe & Bicycles, too!; the finest massage therapists on the Mendocino Coast; comprehensive strategies for joyful living at our Mendocino Center for Living Well led by Sid Garza-Hillman; and one of North America’s most acclaimed vegan restaurants, The Ravens. The Inn manifests our commitment to live mindfully so that all might live well.

We look forward to sharing with you the energy and magic of Stanford Inn by the Sea and the awe-inspiring Mendocino Coast!

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