Replies: 11 - Last Post: Jul 1, 2013 8:31 AM Last Post By: willysnoutredux
Jun 27, 2013 8:35 PM
Jun 27, 2013 9:44 PM
1Jughandle Creek Preserve is north of the village of Mendocino -- it has dwarfed/stunted trees due to rain leaching acidic Labrador tea into soil, creating calciferous layer impenetrable to any plant roots. Also wild roses and bogs with pitcher plants (insect-eating plants).
Mendocino is a preserved, historic whaling town on a point overlooking the Pacific Ocean with a rocky cliff. There are Victorian style homes. It was the backdrop as a Maine whaling town in TV's Murder She Wrote with Angela Lansbury. There are also rhododendrons and azaleas growing wild in the area. Lots of Scottish broom along the cliffside. Just south of the village is a state park where there is abalone diving. Souvenir shops with antiques and shipping/whaling souvenirs.
Jun 29, 2013 1:14 PM
Jun 29, 2013 1:39 PM
3Highway 1 through Mendocino is not a giant noisy freeway. It's not a major truck route. Most of the town of Mendocino is west of the highway. If you look at this map you can see where the road is in relation to the town. Google throws in a bunch of B&B locations.
We don't often get people here who really know B&B's, so you might have better luck with TripAdvisor.
Willy is right, though, It helps if you can give a general budget. Mendocino in general is not a cheap destination.
(based on another post, Willy, it's August.)
The plural of anecdote is not data.
Jun 29, 2013 3:23 PM
Jun 29, 2013 4:07 PM
5Some of these posts are WRONG. Highway One is a major roadway, even though it's not a freeway, there is a lot of road noise and you're right to ask this question.
There are logging trucks and motorcycles at all times day and night.
The best option is Stevenswood, 2 minutes South of the Mendocino Village, right on Highway 1, but set back in a forest of trees.
AND, you can stay there SUPER CHEAP, less than you'd pay for some sleazy motels.
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Jun 29, 2013 5:22 PM
6The B&B and Inns showing on nutrax' map of Mendocino are on a very busy street with foot traffic and tourist gawkers in cars. It has been years since I visited Mendocino, but at that time the aesthetics of the village was preserved without motels. You can walk around the entire village without relying on a car. I do remember that south of Mendocino village and the State Park with abalone diving, there were a scattering of cottages and inns in the woods; however, they are several miles away from Mendocino village and its environment. I was fortunate to stay at Jughandle Creek Cooperative Farmhouse twice with Sierra Club bicycle touring groups.
Jun 29, 2013 5:22 PM
7There are logging trucks and motorcycles at all times day and night
(rolling my eyes)
The best option is Stevenswood, 2 minutes South of the Mendocino Village, right on Highway 1, but set back in a forest of trees. AND, you can stay there SUPER CHEAP, less than you'd pay for some sleazy motels
$320 for two nights including tax, no matter how good a value it might be relative to their standard rack rate, cannot be called "super cheap," nor is it "less than you'd pay for some sleazy motels."
(rolling my eyes again)
Jun 29, 2013 5:37 PM
8Mendo gets a fair amount of tourist traffic during the day, but the warnings of "very busy streets" and "gawking tourists" (as opposed to what, visiting royalty?) make me chuckle. Last time in Mendo was two years ago. It's just fine there. The issue will be whether or not the OP can afford it. The cheaper motels are 5 miles north in Fort Bragg.
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