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A Breathtaking Oceanfront Experience
3 minutes south

Seaside Beach

This not-to-be-missed beach is adjacent to the ranch and two miles south of the Inn, with convenient and safe parking on Route 1.  It’s a beautiful sandy beach with sea stacks and lots of driftwood.  The 10-Mile River empties into  the ocean at the southern end, creating interesting currents.  It’s well worth a visit.

Seaside Beach
15 minutes south

MacKerricher State Park

This beautiful park starts on the south side of the 10-Mile River bridge.  You may walk the trails along the ocean for 12 miles all the way into Fort Bragg.  An easier access to the beach is from Ward Avenue, just north of MacKerricher State Park, about 8 miles south of our ranch.  It's a beautiful walk and ride.

MacKerricher state park
The Ranch can be seen through the mist in the background
5 minutes south

The Ten Mile Dunes

Miles of large, ever changing, sand dunes make an interesting hike. Crossing them leads to remote beaches for beach-combing.

The ten mile dunes
20 minutes south

Glass Beach Trail

A newly developed walking, jogging, and biking trail along the Fort Bragg headlands. The trail includes the very popular Glass Beach section and is an extension of the remarkable Haul Road, with its miles of ocean front trails now running from Pomo Bluffs Park in the south to Seaside Beach to the north.

Glass Beach trail
20 minutes south

Fort Bragg

Just 12 miles south is the shopping hub of the area and has 2 large supermarkets – Harvest Market and Safeway and interesting shops and galleries.

Skunk Train
25-90 minutes north

Giant Redwood Trees

Groves of these trees can be seen along highway routes 128 and 20 leading to the coast and our ranch. The world famous Avenue of the Giants and the Drive-Through Tree are an easy day trip.

redwood trees
25 minutes south

Noyo Harbor

Fort Bragg's working fishing harbor where you can charter a boat for whale watching, fishing or sight seeing. Kayak rentals, restaurants, fresh fish and crab, a walking beach, and jetty make this a fun place to explore.

Noyo Harbor
3 minutes north

Pacific Star Winery

One half mile north of the Inn.  You can actually see it from our ranch.  It’s a beautiful spot with picnic tables where you may sip their wine and bring you lunch. 707-962-9463

Pacific Star Winery
The Ranch can be seen in the background
35 minutes south


Famously quaint and beautiful little town on the ocean with many gardens, good restaurants, shops, art galleries and trails along the coast.  It is about a 35 minute drive south on Route 1 from the ranch.  We recommend the Mendocino Hotel bar on Main Street for happy hour.

60 minutes south

Anderson Valley - wine region

En route to the Ranch enjoy this beautiful miles-long valley. Producing some world-class wines, this picturesque valley is home to Lula, Husch, Handley, Roederer, Scharffenberger, Brutocao, Breggo, Toulouse and many more wineries.

Anderson Valley
15 minutes south

The Old Haul Road

Used to be a railroad which transported logs from distant areas, including Newport to the mill in Fort Bragg. What remains today is 6 paved miles of a gorgeous coastal walking, jogging, and biking path that connects to another 6 miles of undeveloped sandy beach leading to the Ten Mile river near the Ranch. Explore the many beaches, rocky outcroppings and the old train trestle.

Train Tressle for walking and biking
20 minutes south

Historic Skunk Train

To Willits and back takes all day, but a half day trip is available.  If you like old fashioned steam trains. You'll enjoy the ride. 707-964-6371

Skunk Train
20 minutes south

Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens

Founded in 1961 by retired nurseryman Ernest Schoefer and his wife, Betty. They planted hundreds of trees, flowering shrubs, and plants along their many trails leading to the ocean. The azeleas and rododendrons in the spring are particularly beautiful. The grand opening of the gardens was in 1966.

10 minutes north


A small, authentic north coast town on the ocean about five miles north of the Inn.  It's the last town before Route 1 turns inland about five miles further.  It’s a pretty drive but very winding. 

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