Resort Overview

Our wellness center is a key feature of the Stanford Inn & Resort.

We believe true wellness is bigger than just diet and exercise! We offer private classes/sessions in nutrition & healthy living, cooking, creative playshops, breath-work, meditation, Chinese medicine, acupuncture, Tai Chi, yoga, massage & spa treatments, gardening, nature walks, mushroom foraging and more!

The Stanford Inn offers Mendocino’s only fitness center and aquatic facility. The Aquatic Center’s greenhouse features a saltwater swimming pool (heated to 82F), dry sauna, hot tub, showers, and lounging areas among plants. The greenhouse provides a warm, relaxing experience throughout all four seasons, and is especially delightful on a rainy evening!

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“Our stay at the Stanford Inn was absolutely the best vacation experience that we had in many years. The rhythms of the Stanford Inn, your very tasty, nourishing breakfasts, your scrumptious teas, your dedicated staff, unrivaled amenities and the high level of comfort has left us longing to return. The healthful, restorative, serene experience that you have both devoted to providing is unsurpassed in our experience. We also enjoyed interacting with Jeff and it made it hard for us to depart and we wished that we had stayed longer. There are now a lot more reasons to return to the extraordinary place that you both have created as a joint labor of love, creativity and excellence and it is not only reflected in the surroundings, but also the warmth radiated by returning guests. We are planning on returning by the fall.”

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Stanford Inn & Resort Fitness Room

The Most Romantic Resorts for Honeymoons, Anniversaries & Weekend Getaways
“On a mission to have guests leave inspired and joyful, The Stanford Inn resort is a romantic getaway located in Mendocino, California.”

– Stanford Inn & Resort featured in Dating Advice

“I really enjoyed Joan’s creative playshop. I liked feeling a childlike, creative energy in me where it was all right to play and go with whatever idea seized my fancy.

Joan’s happy, friendly smile and gentle leading set the tone and her abundantly supplied studio encouraged creation.”

– Creative Playshop Participant