A Message from the Inn Owners (Catherine & Lori)

To both our first time and wonderful repeat guests, we want to say thank you for considering our Inn for your next visit to Mendocino County. We were first introduced to Mendocino 10 years ago to visit our dear friends who had moved from the Bay Area. Like so many others, we fell in love with this unique community and its raw, magical landscapes. After each visit we felt renewed. Coming here was our perfect escape. We want our guests to have the perfect escape too. Over the past year we have done a refresh of the rooms and grounds, enhanced the online & reservation experience, and taken feedback from our guests to provide more self-service amenities, as well as a Charging Station.

We are also excited to introduce our new Innkeeper, Jamie, who is a local and longtime resident, and manages all your needs from ensuring a smooth reservation and comfortable stay, as well as providing information on local activities and sites. We look forward to meeting our guests and hearing your stories while sharing a glass of wine on the lawn or a game of corn hole!

About the Inn

The Inn at Buckhorn Cove is named for the private (and still somewhat secret) cove that is just a short walk across Highway 1 and north from our Inn. The cove is not well known because parking nearby is extremely limited for the public. But, our guests can enjoy the ocean, explore the tide pools, collect shells, rocks, or driftwood. If you see a heart shaped rock and are so inclined, bring it back to the Inn and add it to our heart-rock collection!

This area was aptly named because from an aerial view, the cove resembles the horns of a buck, and why we have adopted this symbolism and theme throughout the Inn. We are lucky enough to have an expansive front lawn that allows for ocean views, wave acoustics, and sunset enjoyment. In addition to our guests, there are plenty of local habitat that also enjoy the space and you can often find deer, blue herons, or egrets in the early mornings.

The Inn was originally built in the 1940s. Over time, there have been additions and renovations to keep up with comforts our guests rely on for a relaxing get away! We were lucky to find a few photos of the original fireplaces our guests would have experienced in Bay Suite and Cozy Corner.