Earlier this week I shared some highlights from our recent romantic getaway to Glendeven Inn in Mendocino. Today I’d like to tell you about Inn at the Cobbler’s Walk, Glendeven Inn’s sister property, located just steps away.
After our delicious farm-fresh breakfast we enjoyed in our guest room at Glendeven Inn, we packed up our belongings and headed across the street to Inn at the Cobbler’s Walk.
The Inn at the Cobbler’s Walk sits on one acre which includes a wide-open lawn, tall trees, flowers and other fauna, and two trailheads – one that takes hikers to the bluffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean and the other that goes to Van Damme State Park and a beautiful beach where visitors like to SCUBA dive, kayak or just relax and enjoy the views.
Bill and I took the trail right next to our cottage and headed to the bluffs. It’s a short and easy hike – less than 15 minutes. Once we arrived at the bluffs, we were wowed by the gorgeous rugged ocean scenery. It’s a great area for watching for wildlife – both on the land and in the sea.
The Mainhouse and The Fourquarters Building
Inn at the Cobbler’s Walk is a full service bed and breakfast and has three buildings with a total of 10 guest rooms. The Mainhouse was built in the late 1800s and was home to many different trades people throughout the years – including an apothecary, a postmaster and a cobbler – the last inspiring the inn’s name.
The other two buildings were constructed in 2000 by the inn’s original owner, Rachel Binah. The current owners bought, then remodeled the buildings in 2012.
The mezzanine of the Mainhouse is where The Shared Table dinner I mentioned in my previous post takes place two to three times per week, depending on the season. The space is available for private dinners as well. It’s also a lounge for guests of the inn for relaxing, enjoying a glass of sherry or cup of tea or coffee and nibbling on a sweet treat.
The Mainhouse has five guest rooms including The Cobbler’s Suite which has an exterior entrance.
Next to the Mainhouse is the Fourquarters Building which is a redwood four-plex. The four rooms are situated on three levels making each room quiet and private.
Guest rooms in the Fourquarters have a fireplace, outside porch, flat screen tv, and three of the rooms have bathtubs.
We stayed in Rachel’s Cottage, the only stand-alone cottage on the property. The cottage was named for the inn’s original proprietor.
The cottage is filled with natural light. Its spacious floorpan has an open, airy feeling with high ceilings, skylights, and lots of windows. The bed was just as comfortable as our bed across the street at Glendeven Inn – in a word, heavenly!
I loved the bathroom which has a jetted hot-tub, a separate shower and large windows with shutters. There was a flat screen TV we never had a desire to turn on (too many other things to look at!) and plenty of places to sit and relax including an Adirondack chair for two on the back porch. A window seat near the bed was my favorite place to unwind and two comfy chairs flanking a table made for the perfect place to enjoy our three-course hot breakfast that is delivered each morning to guests.
We had such a relaxing time at both Glendeven Inn and Inn at the Cobbler’s Walk. Both properties are surrounded by beauty – both natural and manmade – and are serene and tranquil inns. It’s the perfect place for a romantic getaway.
Our dinner the second night was off-property at Ledford House. Located five miles south in the town of Albion, this well-known Mendocino Coast restaurant sits on a bluff on the Albion headlands and offers guests panoramic views of the Pacific ocean and delicious food.
Proprietors Lisa and Tony Geer are Chef and Maitre d’, respectively, have owned Ledford House since 1986. They base their provencal and Mediterranean menu around their herb garden, produce and meats from local farms, local seafood from fishermen and Anderson Valley wines. We had the pleasure of meeting Tony who was warm, welcoming and made us feel right at home.
Ledford House has two dining rooms and a bar with a phenomenal view. There are lots of windows throughout for taking in the magnificent ocean vistas and a lovely classic French Country decor that is inviting and elegant.
We started our dining experience with drinks from the bar while we watched the birds outside our window and the fog move along the ocean.
For dinner we ordered a couple of appetizers: escargot with garlic Pastis butter, parsley and lemon and Pacific oysters on the half shell with tomato horseradish sorbet. For our entrees, I had the special halibut dish with peach sauce and Bill had a black-peppered steak with mashed potatoes.
Our food was fresh, delicious and full of flavor. I might add that everything was cooked to perfection too.
The portions were generous and the service was wonderful. Along the views, the elegant yet casual atmosphere, and the friendly staff, we eagerly give Ledford House high marks.
Ledford House is located at 3000 North Highway One in Albion. Call 707.937.0282 or visit their website to make reservations.
Inn at the Cobbler’s Walk is located at 8200 North Highway One in Little River, just two miles south of Mendocino. To book a stay or get more information call 707.937.0088 or 800.822.4536 or visit their website.
Disclosure: Our stay at Glendeven Inn, Inn at the Cobbler’s Walk and our dinners at The Shared Table and Ledford House were complimentary in exchange for my coverage. All opinions expressed here are my own, as always.