Mendocino Vacation Packages

Enhance your stay at the Stanford Inn, a Mendocino Destination Resort, by selecting one of the following vacation packages!

mendocino vacation packages: family cooking together

Three-night minimum

This Add On Experience can be adapted for COVID19 PROTOCOL.


Raising and nurturing a healthy family is challenging!

From conflicting nutrition advice (coming from everywhere, and often from people with no nutrition training, and only opinions) to misleading advertising, parents are overwhelmed! Our Vibrant Families vacation package is just what parents need to begin transitioning the entire family to healthy living!

During this fun, exciting, and accessible vacation package, parents (and kids) will receive common sense, science-based information, plus real-life, practical tools that will empower them to establish long-term healthy living habits, resulting in a vibrant and happy home.

Note: During all classes, we will provide an “Art Corner” for infants (and/or siblings who’d like a break) within view of parents with art supplies and games as needed.

  • Private Package Includes:
    • Three Dinners
    • Two Cooking Classes
    • Healthy Living Class/Nutrition Class
    • Establishing Healthy Family Habits Class
    • Copy of “Raising Healthy Parents: Small Steps, Less Stress, and a Thriving Family” by Sid Garza-Hillman
  • Private Package Does NOT Include:
    • Taxes/Gratuities
    • Lodging

Add to your stay …

$585/couple + tax (call for single parent pricing)

$150/child (age 4 – 17)

Free /child (age 0 – 3)

mendocino vacation packages: couple bikes along big river

Experience all of our Inn! 

Arrive, smell the Pacific. If scheduled experience a class with one our talented instructors. Return to you accommodations and settle in watching the sunset over the Pacific from your deck. Sit in front of your fire listening to the crackle of the burning wood.

Order dinner and the outstanding cuisine from the inn’s nationally acclaimed vegan restaurant. After dinner, settle in, enjoy the fire and getting to know each other again. Of course, there’s always TV and, if you prefer, you can cast your favorite shows from your own device!

The next day, consider an early morning walk through our gardens or watch the river merge into the Bay at site of the original Big River Bridge. After breakfast, take one of our canoes or kayaks and explore California’s longest undeveloped estuary now part of the State’s newest park. The river’s solitude is punctuated by cries of osprey, the rustle of deer moving through the forest canyon, and ducks taking flight. Watch for the harbor seal who usually follows paddlers and further up the river canyon, river otters who have returned after a 150 years of logging.

After canoeing or kayaking, you may relax in the hot tub and pool solarium.

Once you have recovered from so much relaxation, take some time to walk along the bluffs over Mendocino Bay. Return to the inn to experience your choice of an intimate class or nature walk. In the evening choose an entree you have not tasted before – and spend time discussing what you may have learned during a class or nature walk.

The next day, after a gourmet breakfast ordered from Ravens Restaurant, visit Mendocino, explore the village’s many galleries and the Mendocino Art Center. While at the Center, check out the class schedule and arrange a class for a future visit.

Later borrow a mountain bike and ride along one of the logging roads now incorporated in the new Big River State Park.

Return to the inn in time to enjoy another experience of your choice.

Fall in love with life, again …

Package & Prices

  • Room with a wood burning fireplace, private deck overlooking
    our gardens and out toward the Bay, and king-size bed
  • Canoeing, kayaking or paddle both on Big River Estuary,
    California’s longest undeveloped
  • Mountain bike on an old logging roads and trails
  • Experience your choice of two experiences, three experiences if staying three nights.
  • Three Course Dinner selected from
    Ravens’ menu each night
  • Chef prepared organic gourmet breakfasts each morning
  • Our Wellness Programs Director (Sid Garza-Hillman) will work with you prior to arrival to arrange Wellness experiences
    • Vegan Cooking Class with Sid Garza-Hillman
    • Healthy Living & Nutrition Class with Sid Garza-Hillman
    • Creative Playshop with Joan Stanford

2 Nights – $1275 plus 12% tax/fees
(2-nights, double occupancy, 2 Wellness Center Experience of your choice)

3 Nights – $1950 plus 12% tax/fees
(3-nights, double occupancy, 3 Wellness Experiences of your choice)

Book online or call us to make your reservation. Please mention this package when making your reservation.

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800-331-8884 or 707-937-5615

mendocino vacation packages: wellness

This getaway is a unique opportunity at a crucial time…

This Add On Experience can be adapted for COVID19 PROTOCOL.

3-night minimum

In these uncertain times, The Stanford Inn and Resort provides a sanctuary from Urban areas and offers customized resources to enhance one’s immunity and general well being.

At this quiet haven graced with clean ocean air, the Pacific, and redwood forests, guests learn to cook plant-based meals, use nutrition to enhance immunity, and discover inner calm to build long-term healthy living habits – All just north of the San Francisco Bay

The Immune System Boost vacation package is available as an add-on to a three-night minimum stay any time of year! The classes/sessions are taught at the resort over the course of the three days with plenty of down-time to play and explore the breathtaking Mendocino coast, wander the resort’s vast property and or head out on one of the resort’s redwood outrigger canoes; pets are welcome. In fact, the resort has created the only specifically designed doggie-and-me canoe.

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Included:

  • A customized Boost Your Immune System Cooking Class (please let us know particular health conditions in advance)
  • Personalized Art & Creativity Class
  • Healthy Living Class/Nutrition Class
  • An exploration of the process of meditation for health and developing a sustainable health-promoting mindset.
  • Boosting Immune System Through Healthy Habits Class
  • A newsletter including discussions of meditation and health issues
  • Copy of Sid Garza-Hillman’s books – Raising Healthy Parents: Small Steps, Less Stress, and a Thriving Family & Approaching the Natural: A Health Manifesto
  • Copy of The Art of Play: Ignite Your Imagination to Unlock Insight, Healing, and Joy  by Joan Stanford
  • Three Dinners

Pricing:

$775/couple + tax 

$550/person + tax

Terms: Taxes, gratuities and lodging are additional; a minimum 3-night stay is required. This package is subject to availability; please contact the Stanford Inn and Resort to verify your dates before making your reservation.

Book online or call us to make your reservation. Please mention this package when making your reservation.

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800-331-8884 or 707-937-5615

mendocino vacation packages: bluff view of ocean

A One-of-a-Kind Experience
3-night minimum, subject to availability

This Add On Experience can be adapted for COVID19 PROTOCOL.

Experience Mendocino Coast’s natural beauty and learn how to be a healthy, vital hiker in this one-of-a-kind package. Hikers of all levels are invited to join nutritionist/author and ultra-marathoner Sid Garza-Hillman for this unforgettable private retreat experience which includes cooking, nutrition, and, of course, incredible hikes!

Includes:

  • Three Dinners
  • Three hikes (on local trails) with Sid Garza-Hillman
  • Healthy Living Class/Nutrition Class with author and health coach Sid Garza-Hillman
  • Vegan Cooking Class
  • Special gift! Three excellent books: 1) No Meat Athlete: Run on Plants and Discover your Fittest, Fastest, Happiest Self by Matt Frazier, 2) Approaching the Natural: A Health Manifesto by Sid Garza-Hillman, 3) Dining at the Ravens: Over 150 Nourishing Vegan Recipes from the Stanford Inn by the sea by Jeff & Joan Stanford

$520/person + tax in addition to your stay (gratuities not included)

$925/couple + tax in addition to your stay (gratuities not included)

Note: Guest must return a signed waiver prior to the beginning of the package (the waiver will be e-mailed once the reservation is made).

Book online or call us to make your reservation. Please mention this package when making your reservation.

BOOK NOW

800-331-8884 or 707-937-5615

mendocino vacation packages: gardening

A Special Experience to Enhance Your Stay

This Add On Experience can be adapted for COVID19 PROTOCOL.

3-night minimum, subject to availability

Join Certified Nutritionist Sid Garza-Hillman, (author of “Approaching the Natural: A Health Manifesto” and host of the Approaching the Natural Podcast and YouTube Channel) for a truly life-changing getaway! Sid and the Chef Instructor from Stanford Inn’s award-winning Ravens Restaurant will show you everything you need to know to begin living healthier immediately. Living well is a gift, and at the Stanford Inn we make the transition fun and exciting!

Learn:

  • Super easy and practical tools to transition to a whole foods plant-based diet
  • How to effortlessly maintain a healthy weight
  • All you need to know about nutrition!
  • Easy tools to help transition your whole family
  • Plant-based cooking techniques and recipes
  • Tools to reduce inflammation
  • How to make a truly long-term lifestyle change

Included:

  • Three dinners
  •  “Nutrition/Healthy living” & “Small Steps to Healthy and Happiness” classes with nutritionist/ author Sid Garza-Hillman
  • One ‘Healthy Shopping’ class with Sid Garza-Hillman
  • Two healthy cooking classes with tastings
  • Copy of Approaching the Natural: A Health Manifesto AND Dining at the Ravens Cookbook!

$600/person + tax in addition to your stay (gratuities not included)

$915/couple + tax in addition to your stay (gratuities not included)

Book online or call us to make your reservation. Please mention this package when making your reservation.

BOOK NOW

800-331-8884 or 707-937-5615

mendocino vacation packages: yoga classes

A Special Experience to Enhance Your Stay

Not Available under COVID19 PROTOCOL

3-night minimum

For your next stay at the Stanford Inn Eco-Resort, add on our Healing Yoga Package and immerse yourself in personalized, healing yoga with E-RYT 500 yoga instructor Catherine McMillan. Healing yoga is a therapeutic practice combining breath, movement, awareness and reflection with attention to your needs and concerns. Enjoy pampering comfort at the Stanford Inn Eco-Lodge, nourishing food at the award-winning Ravens’ Restaurant and loving surroundings f or complete relaxation and rejuvenation. This add-on package includes an exciting, fun and interactive healthy-living class with Sid Garza-Hillman, certified nutritionist, health coach and author of Approaching the Natural: A Health Manifesto (Roundtree Press).

Included:

  • Three dinners
  • Four Private Yoga Classes
  • Healthy Living Class with nutritionist/author Sid Garza-Hillman
  • Complimentary Gift!

$560/person + tax in addition to your stay

$915/couple + tax in addition to your stay

Book online or call us to make your reservation. Please mention this package when making your reservation.

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800-331-8884 or 707-937-5615

mendocino vacation packages: art workshops

Special Experiences to Enhance Your Stay that you will cherish with Art Therapist Joan Stanford, MA-ATR! (No art experience necessary–All levels welcome!!!)

3-night minimum

This Add On Experience can be adapted for COVID19 PROTOCOL.

Do you remember what it was like to make art as a child? No judgments, no critiques, no pressure? Re-capture the love of creation by adding on this incredible package to your stay at the Stanford Inn Eco-Luxury Resort. This package allows you to slow down, change gears and listen to your inner promptings. Immerse yourself in the creative process while enjoying the pampered relaxation of ocean and garden views, award-winning cuisine, massages, hiking, biking, canoeing, and much more! Don’t miss this life-changing retreat where you can feel what it’s like to create without limits! Give yourself the gift of time to reflect, to explore, to reconnect to your innate CREATIVITY! Come work/play in a safe, nurturing environment with an array of materials to spark your curiosity and engage your inner child. You will discover how playful creative process can free inhibitions and allow you to discover the joy of free and full self-expression.

Highlights:

  • Dive into a huge variety of art supplies—collage materials (magazines), pastels, paints, markers, crayons, glue, canvas, paper, cardboards, and more!
  • Learn how creative play can enhance all areas of your life
  • Re-experience the joy of child-like artistic creation in a safe, nurturing, and judgment free environment.
  • Learn practical real-life tools to re-introduce art into your life!
  • Imagery work stimulates:
    • Creativity
    • Problem solving
    • Visioning
    • Spontaneity
    • Aliveness

Included:

  • Three Dinners
  • Two classes/sessions with Joan Stanford
  • Copy of The Art of Play by Joan Stanford!

$570/person + tax in addition to your stay

$945/couple + tax in addition to your stay

Book online or call us to make your reservation. Please mention this package when making your reservation.

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800-331-8884 or 707-937-5615

mendocino vacation packages: woman with pregnancy

A One-of-a-Kind Experience

This Add On Experience can be adapted for COVID19 PROTOCOL.

3-night minimum, subject to availability

There may be no better time for a getaway than before your baby arrives! This package is perfect for expecting parents…delicious and healthy food, a relaxing canoe ride, a creative playshop, and plenty…of…rest. Add it to your three night stay.

Included:

  • Dinner for both each night of your stay
  • For your family, Raising Healthy Parents: Small Steps, Less Stress, and a Thriving Family by Philosopher and Nutritionist Sid Garza Hillman
  • For you, The Art of Play: Ignite Your Imagination to Unlock Insight, Healing, and Joy by Joan Stanford, MA, ATR-BC, creative play specialist, focusing on making art as fun and insightful.
  • Imagination Playshop with Joan Stanford. An inspirational insight – drawing and doodling are great for the mind – for memory – for mood. Most of us don’t draw or doodle because we judge the work – Joan’s class turns this around and makes creativity about the joy. The playshop includes a complimentary sketch book for collage, sketching, note taking…. just for the fun of it!
  • Together, a trip on the gentle Big River Estuary in a redwood outrigger canoe (if weather allows).

$535/couple + tax, added on to your stay!

  • Package does not include lodging
  • Package does not include gratuities
  • Subject to availability

Book online or call us to make your reservation. Please mention this package when making your reservation.

BOOK NOW

800-331-8884 or 707-937-5615

mendocino vacation packages: cooking classes

A Special Experience to Enhance Your Stay

This Add On Experience can be adapted for COVID19 PROTOCOL.

3-night minimum

If you have ever wondered if plant-based cooking is accessible, easy, and fun, then this add-on package is for you! When planning your next visit, add our Vegan Cooking vacation package to your stay and be immersed in vegan cooking! You’ll learn and get hands-on experience with everything from sauces, dressings, soups, and even vegan cheese! All this while enjoying the luxury of the Stanford Inn Eco-Resort’s ocean and garden views, in-room fireplaces, indoor pool, stunning grounds and more. This private retreat also includes a nutrition & healthy living class with author/nutritionist Sid Garza-Hillman. 

Included:

  • Three dinners
  • Two extended cooking classes with tastings
  • Nutrition & Healthy Living Class with author/nutritionist, Sid Garza-Hillman
  • Copy of Approaching the Natural: A Health Manifesto AND Dining at the Ravens Cookbook!

$540/person + tax in addition to your stay (gratuities not included)

$825/couple + tax in addition to your stay (gratuities not included)

Read a testimonial!

A piece of heaven exists up in a beautiful town named Mendocino. I will forever be grateful to the Universe for allowing me to experience the magic of the Stanford Inn. A place where you go to not exactly forget about all of life’s stresses, but to recharge, renew, learn about yourself, ACCEPT yourself, love nature and nourish your body, mind and spirit. The hardest part (and best) was choosing what to eat because everything is PLANT-BASED and many ingredients come from their garden. I want to thank the Stanfords for making me feel at home and for inspiring my new dreams, Sid for sharing your wealth of knowledge and doing what you do everyday, and Alicia for loving all the plant goodness as much as I do. I can go forever about how much I love this place but that wouldn’t be fun for you! Go out there and make this trip a reality for yourself! You’ll thank me later. – N.F.

Book online or call us to make your reservation. Please mention this package when making your reservation.

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800-331-8884 or 707-937-5615

mendocino vacation packages: bluff view of ocean

A One-of-a-Kind Experience for mothers & daughters!

This Add On Experience can be adapted for COVID19 PROTOCOL.

-night minimum, subject to availability

An incredible bonding experience for mothers and daughters…Experience Mendocino Coast’s natural beauty and explore healthy eating in this one-of-a-kind package. Hikers of all levels are invited to join nutritionist/author and ultra-marathoner Sid Garza-Hillman for this unforgettable private retreat experience which includes cooking, nutrition, and, of course, incredible hikes!

Includes:

  • Three Dinners
  • Three hikes (on local trails) with Sid Garza-Hillman
  • Healthy Living Class/Nutrition Class with author and health coach Sid Garza-Hillman
  • Vegan Cooking Class
  • Special gift! Three excellent books: 1) No Meat Athlete: Run on Plants and Discover your Fittest, Fastest, Happiest Self by Matt Frazier, 2) Approaching the Natural: A Health Manifesto by Sid Garza-Hillman, 3) Dining at the Ravens: Over 150 Nourishing Vegan Recipes from the Stanford Inn by the sea by Jeff & Joan Stanford

$925 (total for two guests) + tax in addition to your stay (gratuities not included)

Note: Guests must return a signed waiver prior to the beginning of the package (the waiver will be e-mailed once the reservation is made).

Book online or call us to make your reservation. Please mention this package when making your reservation.

BOOK NOW

800-331-8884 or 707-937-5615

“The rustic hillside eco-resort offers mind-expanding art classes, acupuncture, and cooking and gardening sessions created around the property’s organically grown foods.”
– Marie Claire Magazine