Stanford Inn’s 2023 Harvest Festival Events!

Call 707.937.5615 for more information and reservations.

Friday, November 3 – Sunday, November 12

Stanford Inn’s Mushroom Exploration Tours

Friday, November 3 – Sunday, November 5 +

Friday, November 10 – Sunday, November 12

Start Times: FRI/SAT/SUN: 12:00 pm + SUNDAYS ONLY: 3:00 pm

Join local mycological enthusiast Adrienne Long for an exploration experience. Adrienne has been leading nature tours on the Mendocino Coast for the past seven years and was a student of naturalist, Dr. Ryane Snow. Meet in the Stanford Inn lobby for an introductory mushroom talk before heading out to explore the local forests and meadows. Tours last 1.5 to 2 hours.

$55/adult | $20/child ages 2-16

Reservations/pre-payment required

Private tours arranged on request (please call)


Stanford Inn’s Garden Tour

Saturday, November 11 | 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Tour the Stanford Inn & Resort’s Big River Nurseries garden. Learn about biointensive gardening techniques, the benefits of allowing gardens to “recover” in the winter and more!


Reservations/pre-payment required


Stanford Inn’s Special Medicinal Mushroom Breakfast
Note: in addition to our regular breakfast menu!

Daily: 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Friday, November 3 – Sunday, November 12

The Stanford Inn’s Ravens is featuring special mushroom dishes for breakfast. Often the first question when encountering a new mushroom is “Is it edible or poisonous?”  An equally interesting question is “How can this mushroom improve my health?”  Enjoy medicinal mushrooms at breakfast. Ravens provides written information regarding medicinal uses of mushrooms and essential aspects of preparation and information to enhance your enjoyment. Join us to experience what truly creative, eco-friendly cuisine is all about.

Special Entree:

  • Medicinal Mushroom Crepe
    • with Maitake potato Hash

Reservations suggested
$24.00/a la carte | $29.00 with organic juice


Fall Inspired Tasting Menu
Note: in addition to our regular dinner menu!

Nightly: 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm | Friday, November 3 – Sunday, November 12

Enjoy Harvest Special plant-based dishes featuring wild and wild-crafted mushrooms or locally harvest seaweed throughout the festival at Stanford Inn’s Ravens Restaurant!

Tasting Menu:

  • Soup: Oyster Mushroom Chowder
    • with fresh chive garnish
  • Salad: Grilled Pear & Wilted Spinach
    • with cherry tomato, pickled red onion, thyme & verjus dressing
  • Entree: Grilled Maitake Mushroom & Creamy Polenta
    • with roasted Brussels sprouts, snap peas, pinot noir reduction
  • Dessert: Candy Cap Brulee
    • with fresh blueberry garnish

Reservations recommended


From Vineyard and Forest to Table – Foursight Winery and the Stanford Inn’s Ravens Restaurant come together for a special Mushroom and Winemaker Dinner 

Saturday, November 11

7:00 pm

Join Foursight Vegan Wines’ Kristy Charles and Joseph Webb and Stanford Inn’s Ravens Restaurant for an incredible multi-course dinner featuring wine pairings from Foursight wines and dishes featuring Mendocino County’s mushroom bounty.


  • Starter: Wild Mushroom & Spinach Quiche
  • Soup: Oyster Mushroom Chowder
    • with fresh chive garnish
  • Salad: Crab-less Louie Salad
    • with cherry tomato avocado, Trumpet Royale & Oyster mushroom
  • Entree: Grilled Chanterelle & Wild Rice Pilaf
    • with carrot puree
  • Dessert: Candy Cap Brulee
    • with fresh blueberry garnish

$145/person (including gratuity/tax) with wine pairings

$110/person (Includes gratuity/tax) without wine pairings

Reservations/pre-payment required


Stanford Inn’s Catch-a-Canoe and Bicycles, too!

Friday, November 3 – Sunday, November 12

Catch-A-Canoe self-guided outrigger tours: Explore Big River Estuary in locally designed/crafted redwood outrigger canoes. Receive a complimentary map of Big River Estuary with photographs depicting Big River’s history. See mushrooms growing along the high banks!

Rent a Cannondale or other bike and explore coastal bluffs and logging roads. Mushrooms grow along the old roads and paths. Enjoy seeing them, but unless you are knowledgeable, only take a photograph!

Reservations Required






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