Stanford Inn by the Sea

Top choice inn in Mendocino

This masterpiece of a lodge standing on 10 lush acres has wood-burning fireplaces, knotty-pine walls, original art, stereos and top-quality mattresses in every room. Take a stroll in the organic gardens, where they harvest food for the excellent on-site restaurant, and a dip in the solarium-enclosed pool and hot tub, and it’s a sublime getaway.