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Welcome to the Mill Rose Inn Bed and Breakfast -- Classic English Elegance by the Sea in Half Moon Bay, CA
For guests who expect extraordinary personal service, warm hospitality and meticulous attention to detail, The Mill Rose Inn of Half Moon Bay is a destination not to be missed. This award winning boutique Inn is renowned for an exuberant gardens, sinfully comfortable rooms and suites, and easy access to the shops, galleries and restaurants of vibrant Half Moon Bay.
From the moment you enter the Mill Rose Inn you'll recognize this is a place like no other. If the gardens are luxuriant, the Inn is no less so. Valuable antiques and watercolors, opulent decor and period furnishings create an ambiance of relaxed elegance.
This unique environment is the creation of Eve and Terry Baldwin. Eve's background in interior and floral design and wedding coordination combine with Terry's in landscape contracting in 1980 to convert an old 1900's cottage into the finest Bed and Breakfast Inn on the Coastside.
Mill Rose Inn, Half Moon Bay, Calif., AAA Four Diamond Bed and Breakfast Just the drive to get here along Highway 1, a scenic coastal drive, is romantic. It's located within walking distance to the Old Town district and a nice hike to the beach. The beautiful rose garden is perfect for a wedding, according to the local inspector. Each guestroom has different décor with distinctive wallpaper, antique furniture, claw foot tubs and a fireplace to complete the picture.
Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Eve and Terry Baldwin for sharing their own secrets with BBOnline.com! Why do most travelers stay at your inn?
What are you best known for?
What makes your inn unique?
More attention to detail than any other inn.
What do you love most about your inn?
I love the fact that my inn makes so many people really happy.
If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?
What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?
When someone makes no separation between their best selves and what they do they achieve that rare occurrence with is art. Terry and Eve have created that at Mill Rose Inn.
What’s the best kept secret about the area?
We are very close to magnificent redwood groves.
If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?
Go to Filoli. Go to Wineries. Horseback ride on the beach. Bicycle the Coastal Trail. Go to the beach. Walk in the redwoods. See a local play. Go to art galleries. Go to San Francisco. Go see the Elephant Seals. Golf along the coast with dramatic Pacific views. Go whale watching. Go surfing. Go kayaking. Spend the day in your room with your lover.
Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?
15 excellent restaurants, the beach, Coastal bicycle trail and numerous little shops.
What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?
Pasta Moon, It’s Italia, La Costanera, Café Gibraltar, Cetrella.
Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference? How many rooms does your inn have?
Do you accept pets?
No. Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay, Half moon Bay Inn, Zaballa House & Coastside Inn do.
More About the Inn
Welcome to an intimate country bed and breakfast hidden away from the road, yet within walking distance of the ocean and the historic Old Town district of Half Moon Bay, CA, renowned for its boutiques, galleries and restaurants. The Mill Rose Inn invites you to spend a night or weekend in the comfortable luxury of an English country garden by the sea. All the conveniences of a world class hotel, including free wifi, and the charm and gracious services of a small country inn are beautifully combined here in this Four Diamond AAA Award winning inn.
From the moment you enter the Mill Rose Inn you’ll recognize this is a place like no other. If the gardens are luxuriant, the Inn is no less so. Valuable antiques and watercolors, opulent decor and period furnishings create an ambiance of relaxed elegance. This unique environment is the creation of Eve and Terry Baldwin. Eve’s background in interior and floral design and wedding coordination combine with Terry’s in landscape architecture in 1980 to convert an old 1900’s cottage into the finest Bed and Breakfast Inn on the Coastside.
Half Moon Bay retains the flavor of its farming origins amid the sophistication of a blossoming resort. At the Inn ’s doorstep hiking and biking trails in redwood forests, chain of secluded beaches, unique shops, wine tasting and extraordinary art galleries. Set in almost an acre of spectacular gardens bursting with color all year, this fragrant oasis features hundreds of perennials, annuals and more that two hundred rose bushes. A tropical flower filled gazebo shelters an intimate spa. A gourmet breakfast is delivered to your room, served in the dining room or offered "al fresco" in either of our garden courtyards. The menu includes fresh juices, fruit, French pastries, home made breads, crepes, omelets or quiche and your choice of beverages.
Relax in distinctively decorated rooms and suites, each with a private entrance, & European antiques, all but one have hand-painted fireplaces, and claw foot tubs. Tucked away you'll find Cable TV, VCR's, stereos, wireless Internet access, a video library, phones, complimentary well-stocked refrigerators and Japanese dressing robes.
- Private baths with claw foot tubs and hand painted sink
- Private entrances and garden views
- King or Queen sized European Feather Bed
- Luxurious 500 thread count sheets
- Ceiling fans and fireplaces
- Private use of enclosed garden Jacuzzi spa
- Robes, towels and spa slippers are provided
- Private line telephones, cable TVs, VCRs, (video library), stereos with tape and/or CD player
- Well-stocked complimentary refrigerators, coffee makers
- Irons and hair dryers
- Free Wi-Fi access
- Flowers, Chocolates, and Evening Turn-Down Service
- Full Gourmet Champagne Breakfast
- Morning paper in room
- Afternoon Wine & Cheese and dessert table
- Picnic Basket and Towels for beach outings
- Silky 600 thread count sheets
- Egyptian cotton Bath towels
- Check-in time: 3:00-9:00 p.m.
- Check-out time: 11:00 a.m.
- Smoking permitted in deck & garden areas only
- Unfortunately we cannot accept pets at the Inn
- Room rates are for single or double occupancy, $30.00 for each additional person. Rates are subject to change without notice and to current city occupancy tax (currently at 12%)
- A two night minimum stay applies only when a Saturday is requested. (Mon.-Fri or Sun.may be considered one-night stays.)
- The higher rate applies to weekends, (Fri., Sat., Sun.) and holidays
- Full payment is due at the time reservations are made
- We accept the following credit cards: VISA, MasterCard, American Express, Diners Club and Discover
- A personal check will be accepted to prepay your reservation and needs to be received within seven days
- We regret that we can no longer give refunds
- Full room credit will be given and rooms are to be rebooked within the next six months
- When charging reservations to rebook, please call at least seven days prior to your reservation date
- Gift certificates are available for all occasions
- We offer Wedding Reception & Conference packages
Since 1982 we have specialized in English Country Garden Weddings and Receptions for 20 to 150 guests. We also offer exquisite honeymoon suites and California weddings for gay couples. Through the expert guidance of the Mill Rose Inn Wedding Coordinator your fantasy Wedding will become a reality. With our assistance, the Bridal Couple can relax and be assured that their special day will be perfect and will be remembered by all.
The Mill Rose Inn offers a full service program for the bride with an emphasis on helping her personalize her wedding. Our expertise and resources ensure that every detail is perfect. We will help plan everything from the start to finish whether you work with our preferred list of vendors or provide your own. Let our Wedding Coordinator, Eve Baldwin, take the worry out of planning the most important event in your life from start to finish. We invite you to tour our Inn, which has been voted the "Most Romantic Inn in Northern California ." Please schedule an appointment with Eve, for a tour of the Inn or a consultation after work or on weekends.
Meetings & Conferences
A comfortable stress-free environment, good communication and unobtrusive service make for productive meetings at the Mill Rose Inn. Our conference facilities couldn’t be farther from the office in tranquility yet we’re only 30 minutes from San Francisco and its airport, Palo Alto and the heart of Silicon Valley. That’s why for more than 20 years we have successfully provided overnight and meeting accommodations for such groups as Oracle, Genetech, Silicon Graphics, Sun Microsystems, PacBell, Levi Strauss and Stanford University Medical Center.
When the day’s work is done, walk to one of a dozen great restaurants or browse boutiques and galleries just up the street in the historic Old Town. There are two championship golf courses overlooking the ocean nearby, hiking and biking trails along the coast or in a redwood forest and, of course, the comfort of our spa and garden nooks. Our conference coordinator will be happy to help plan your event at the Mill Rose Inn and to make dinner reservations or lay on a barbecue, arrange bus or limousine charters -- in short, leave you free to get on with business, confident that your meeting will be a success.