Mendocino Adventures + Excursions


Explore your options in and around Mendocino! Pick from a number of exciting activities, make arrangements for dinner with a view or let us gather an array of local foodie favorites for you to enjoy in your cottage upon arrival.
We’ll make the arrangements ahead of time… all you will have to do is relax, recharge and enjoy!

Ya Gotta Eat!table set for three people

The food out here is AMAZING! This is the place to be if you love to eat! Great restaurants, terrific markets, and brilliant producers. We’ve done our best to narrow it down for you, but our advice is just to get out there!


Circa ’62 is a modern California restaurant serving up the best breakfast in Mendocino.  


Places You’ll Find Us Dining


Preparing a home cooked meal, grilling out with a view, or making a dinner reservation? Our concierge team is at your service! 

Relax & Unwindwoman getting a message with hot stones

Spa at Schoolhouse Creek

The Spa at Schoolhouse Creek is located in a beautiful Yurt at the top of the property at our sister property, Inn at Schoolhouse Creek. All massage and spa services include complimentary use of the Inn’s ocean view hot tub and dry sauna — enjoy a relaxing soak or sauna before your treatment to warm and relax aching muscles.

Flowers & Gift Baskets

Local Wines, Cider & Beers

We love to keep it local… and who would with all of the fantastic wineries and breweries in Mendocino County! You can sip a sample on an Anderson Valley Wine Tour or head to North Coast Brewing Company on main street in Fort Bragg for a delicious Scrimshaw and their Steamed Clams. Here are a few of our favorite local blends and brews… Cheers!


Hush Knoll Pinot Noir 

Watchtower Pinot Noir  

Brutocao Primitivo 

Bliss Schoolhouse Red 

MoJo Red 

Husch Special Reserve Chardonnay

LA Blanc

Signal Ridge Bubbles Brut Sparkling Wine

Roederer Estate Brut Sparkling Wine

Ciders & Hops

Bite Hard Apple Cider

Brother Thelonious Belgian Style Abbey Ale 

Le Merle Siason Belgian Style Farmhouse Ale

PranQster Belgian Style Golden Ale

Old Rasputin Imperial Stout

Poleeko Pale Ale

Scrimshaw Pilsner

Blue Star Wheat Beer

Winery Tours & Tastings

Have an Adventure

two people in wet suits carrying surf boardsKayaks, Canoes & SUP

Whether salty or fresh, the water is the perfect way to explore the rugged and beautiful Mendocino coast. We can arrange a variety of adventures on the water from Kayak Mendocino in Little River Cove, Catch A Canoe on Big River, Liquid Fusion Kayaking on the Noyo, or Stand-Up Paddle Mendocino; from family tours that require no experience to specific skill lessons for advanced paddlers.

Whale Watching & Ocean Excursions

From whale watching to fishing expeditions, Anchor Charter Boats offers a variety of trips to please everyone! Hit the high seas in The Trek II, at 57 feet it is the largest charter boat in Noyo Harbor with plenty of seating and cabin space. Whether you are deep sea fishing, whale watching, or taking a cruise in the Harbor, Anchor Charter Boats will do all that they can to insure that you have a fun adventure on their boat.

Horseback Rides

From a beach trail ride with the kids to a romantic sunset ride for two, Ricochet Ridge Ranch offers a variety of excursions to please everyone! They have some terrific horses who are both fit and sensible, good for taking novice riders safely, and yet willing to keep up with horses more suitable for advanced riders. Children 6 years of age and older are welcome.

Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens

Our Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens are a rare jewel and the only public garden in the continental United States fronting directly on the ocean. The Botanical Gardens offers everything from colorful floral displays to thunderous waves crashing on the Mendocino Coast. A wonderful place to explore for hours. Dogs are welcome!

Tee Times

Take advantage of the stunning ocean views from our local links. You can practically throw a stone and hit the Little River Inn’s 9 hole Golf Course located just north of the Cottages. The Sea Ranch Golf Links offers a renowned ocean-side course just one hour’s drive south of Little River along scenic Highway One. Improve your swing or just relax and take it all in…

Bicycle Rentals & Tours

Hop on a bicycle and find out just how much fun it can be to discover the wonders of this exquisite area. Redwood canyons and coastal bluffs are only a short distance away from the shop located on Big River. Explore the quaint historic town of Mendocino, or head into one of the several area state parks.

Rentals – Catch A Canoe & Bicycles Too

Tours – Mendocino Bike Sprite