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Experience Adventure Lodging

A Breathtaking Oceanfront Getaway, on a 2000 acre Private Preserve

Ocean views, sea stacks, sandy beaches, redwood forests, 20 miles of private trails and architectural treats will be part of your experience at the recently completed Inn at Newport Ranch. Located three and a half hours north of San Francisco, the Inn at Newport Ranch is part of a 2,000 acre coastal cattle ranch on the site of the former town of Newport and its lumber chute. With over a mile of oceanfront, three miles of ridge tops, panoramic coastal views and 20 miles of world class hiking and riding trails through redwoods and along the coast, the ranch is a unique private domain for vacations, conferences, weddings and events.
A world of beauty and adventure awaits you.



California's North Coast is the #1 place to visit in the U.S.

- NY Times 2014

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4 Guest Rooms - 3 Suites - Oceanfront Home

The Main Inn Building has three guest-rooms on the second floor, each with a private bath. They all have access to the amazing 7-person hot tub on top of the water tower with views of the ocean and hills. Also, there is a modest second floor sun deck. The first floor living room, dining area, library, wrap-around Porch and terrace are all open to guests, as is the Newport room, which can seat 50 people for meals. At one end of this room is an intimate seating area in front of a 20 foot stone walk-in fireplace, which you can actually sit in. Located on the lower level of the Main Inn is our recreation room. Guests can enjoy a 60" television screen, dartboard, game table and complimentary wireless printing. All of these communal rooms offer a variety of spaces to curl up with a book or have a quiet conversation.

The Redwood House has three suites, each with unique architecture. There are 24 redwood trees holding up the structure, starting from the conference room and The Fireside Spa in the lower level and rising up through the different rooms to the roof. All three suites have a living room, dining area, kitchen, fireplace, deck, outdoor grill, hot tub or outdoor soaking tub, views of the ocean, TV and Internet service.

Sea Drum is the owners’ ocean side vacation home designed by the same architects as the Newport Inn buildings. Many have said that Sea Drum’s ocean views are among the best on the coast. The house is a visual delight. Offshore, there are huge rock formations with blow holes and when they are active, they sound like drums, thus the name, Sea Drum.

In Our Guest Books

  • "Our second stay here and feeling the wonder and magic of the experience again! It has been a great place to have Thanksgiving and we look forward to our next visit!"

    "GRATITUDE FROM MICHELLE, BILL AND OLIVER"
  • "What a beautiful place for us to spend our Christmas. The staff has been wonderful! Looking forward to our next visit."

    A & D
  • "SHHHHHHH!!!! Don't tell anyone about this goldmine!!! "

    R & N
  • "Every little detail was perfect! Clearly a labor of love. Creighton, Cindi, Corey and the rest of the staff are fantastic hosts! We can't wait to return!"

    C & N
  • "Enjoyed a wonderful stormy weekend here at this amazing place! The accommodations, the hospitality, AND the food out did our expectations and we will look forward to returning soon. Thank you so much, Creighton, Cindi and Esther."

    R & J
  • "Terrific place and so much beautiful land. Being filled with New Englanders doesn't hurt either! Thanks for a super stay."

    M
  • "Creighton & Cindi…what a special experience from the moment we were greeted at parkside, we knew there was something different about the IANR. The Grove Suite offered, a perfect view of the ocean and stars! Esther served a wonderful breakfast, the design and the place was unbelievable. Thank you so much for everything – this was a perfect stay."

    L & P
  • "Absolutely fabulous stay! Such an eye for detail and elegance. Thank you for the perfect get-away!"

    S & S
  • "Thank you for a memorable experience. The location is amazing. The ATV Tour was awesome. The hospitality genuine and warm. We look forward to visiting again. "

    PA

Trip Advisor Reviews

  • "THE BEST OF THE BEST My husband and I just had the opportunity to stay at the IANR and all I can say is 'wow". As a former innkeeper, it can take a lot to impress me, but this beautiful, secluded gem had me in awe. Creighton & Cindi have done an excellent job creating a property that feels just like coming home. From the moment we pulled up we were greeted warmly by every staff member. From the kind housekeeping staff, to the innkeepers, to the sweet girl planning the beautiful vegetables (which by the way, we ate at dinner) everyone stopped to chat and made us feel so welcomed"

    KLM Traveler64
  • "BEST EXPERIENCE EVER This is the friendliest, most unique and beautiful place we have ever stayed. The attention to detail is obvious everywhere and the staff is so happy to be a part of it."

    DSAXTONCALIFORNIA
  • "A BEAUTIFUL PLACE FOR A RELAXING GETAWAY ADVENTURE. We will always remember July 2016 and our three day stay at Newport Ranch. The atmosphere here is casual and the service AAA+. Cindi and Creighton, the Innkeepers, are definitely on top of their game. The staff we interfaced with, Corey, Maria and Evan, have various responsibilites which are performed with a friendly professional touch. They do not hover over you but one of them always seems to be available if needed. A full breakfast is included and dinner is an extra charge.
    Creighton is an accomplished Chef and you can not go wrong with any of his selections. Yes, we will go back to the inn and its serenity as soon as possible."

    EveAS
  • "TOO COOL FOR SCHOOL Early Oct 2016 visit. Sunny. Warm. Spectacular ocean views. Whale tails several hundred yards off the coast. Private and secluded. Complete access to over 2000 acres of land. Relaxing! Good food. Gracious hosts. Fun guests. Lovely sunsets. We are coming back!"

    John E
  • "THE INN AT NEWPORT RANCH-PEOPLE WHO CARE ABOUT PEOPLE: We will always remember July 2016 and our three day stay at Newport Ranch. The atmosphere here is casual and the service AAA+. Cindi and Creighton, the Innkeepers, are definitely on top of their game. The staff we interfaced with, Corey, Maria and Evan, have various responsibilites which are performed with a friendly professional touch. They do not hover over you but one of them always seems to be available if needed. A full breakfast is included and dinner is an extra charge.
    Creighton is an accomplished Chef and you can not go wrong with any of his selections. Yes, we will go back to the inn and its serenity as soon as possible."

    RH
  • "ROMANTIC GETAWAY IN THE MOST EXTRAORDINARY OF PLACES: The Inn at Newport Ranch is a special, intimate place with unique character and exceptional attention to detail. Designed and constructed just within the past year by famed architects Dave Sellars & Jim Sanford of the 1970's golden era of the Design Build movement in Vermont, it's incredibly beautiful one-of-a kind woodworking and design with an earthly and centering feeling to it. The Innkeepers, Cindi & Creighton Smith are wonderful, welcoming, down-to-earth people that will go out of their way to tailor your stay to exactly your desires. And they are great cooks too! Oh, and the hot tub on the roof under the stars, with the ocean roaring in the background, you will love it! Treat yourself!"

    LC
  • "AMAZING WEDDING VENUE: The Inn at Newport Ranch will always hold a very special place in my heart. My husband and I were married there several weeks ago on a picturesque foggy, Fort Bragg afternoon. Creighton, Cindi and the rest of the staff were amazing to work with throughout the year of planning and made our weekend with immediate family and close friends simply stunning. Every meal was delicious, the hospitality like family, and the rooms charming and beautiful. I can not say enough about our two visits to the Ranch of the course of our planning and nuptials. It's truly a magical place with the kindest and most thoughtful innkeepers and staff. We can't wait to return."

    AA
  • "ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE: My daughter and I spent the weekend here in early October, and it renewed our spirit. Every sight, smell, touch and taste is heavenly. Every interaction with the staff is excellent. Once this place is fully discovered, it will be impossible to get a room here, go now while you can."

    SM
  • "NOT TO BE MISSED: Will Jackson's Inn at Newport Ranch is planted in an expanse of breathtaking coastline and redwood wonder North of Fort Bragg, CA. It encompasses 2 miles of coast and 3000 acres of preserve that envelops the visitor in a sense of enchantment. Cindi & Creighton Smith who are the hosts, have had a long career as a couple in the Hospitality business. They treat guests as if they were family, and have handpicked staff members to reflect their welcoming attitude. Take the 2 hour ATV Tour of the property and plan to be blown away by the natural beauty and incredible history of this area."

    AD & VD



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