Brewery Gulch Inn
A Distinctive Craftsman-style B&B

9401 N. Highway One, Mendocino, California 95460
 
  • Introduction

    On a windswept bluff-top overlooking Smuggler’s Cove, a remarkable cathedral of eco-salvaged redwood rises from the land. Spectacular windows frame postcard views of pines and rugged coastline.

    The clean, contemporary, Arts and Crafts style of this Mendocino Bed & Breakfast Inn celebrates the rich logging history of the area with dramatic use of redwood throughout. Located just 1 mile south of historic Mendocino and only a short drive from more than 40 wineries and vineyards in the Anderson Valley, Brewery Gulch Inn is perfectly situated to take advantage of all the Mendocino Coast region has to offer. Horseback riding on the beach, kayaking up the Big River, birding, hiking, wine tasting; all can be enjoyed from the relaxed comfort of this AAA Four Diamond Mendocino Inn. Whether you are honeymooning, celebrating a birthday or an anniversary, or just escaping for the weekend, Brewery Gulch Inn is your ideal Mendocino Bed & Breakfast on the Northern California Coast.

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    From its conception, Brewery Gulch Inn was intended to be an environmentally-responsible Mendocino B&B.. Its mission has been to enhance and improve the existing ecosystem, increase native habitat and bio-diversity, regenerate the land and create a restful retreat that showcases the fruits of this labor.


    The heart and soul of Brewery Gulch, the enormous Great Room is anchored by an iconic, four-sided glass and steel fireplace fabricated by a local shipbuilder. This gathering place is filled with light tumbling down from the central core’s three-story high skylight and flooding in from the bank of 13 foot high, redwood-trimmed windows overlooking Smuggler’s Cove. A comfortable living room seating area with thick, sage-green shag carpeting showcases overstuffed furniture in the style of Gustaf Stickley. Surrounding this area are tables of quarter-sawn oak where guests sample the chef’s creations. A small library of books; an amazing 400+ DVD collection featuring classic, contemporary and foreign films; and an extensive selection of games can be found along the south wall of the Great Room. A guest computer with Internet access and desktop icons for local vineyards, restaurants, entertainment, driving directions, and airline websites is located on a desk across from the reception desk. A large selection of coffees and teas, along with fresh pastries and fruit, can be found on the sidebar in the Great Room.



    Cuisine at the inn draws primarily from organic and locally-sourced products. In 2009, a heritage garden was planted in a garden plot provided to the inn by Ferrington Vineyards in the nearby Anderson Valley. The bounty from this garden, along with a small, sustainable herb garden on the BGI property, provide many of the herbs and vegetables used in the preparation of the acclaimed breakfasts and light dinner buffets served to the guests. The coffee served at the inn is a special blend roasted by Thanksgiving Coffee, a local Mendocino roaster who takes pride in their Fair Trade, organic coffees. Coffee grounds and all organic kitchen matter, as well as used ashes from non-treated firewood is composted. All of the inn’s laundry products are phosphate-free and an in-house recycling program is in place to address non-recyclable or compostable waste.

    A consistent recipient of AAA’s Four Diamond Award, the Brewery Gulch Inn has also been recognized as a leader among environmentally-conscious businesses. In 2007, the Green Hotel Association extended an invitation for partnership to Brewery Gulch, and Audubon International asked the inn to join their Cooperative Sanctuary Program, making Brewery Gulch Inn the only Northern California bed and breakfast to receive both recognitions. In 2010, the Brewery Gulch Inn was named the 'Best Wine Country Bed and Breakfast' in San Francisco's 'Best of the Bay' contest; and recieved the 'Five Star Certificate of Excellence Award' from TripAdvisor.com

    Soothing earth tones, tasteful furnishings, and a Zen-like style and ambience connect this Mendocino Bed & Breakfast to the California coast. All of our Mendocino Inn guest rooms, with the exception of the Meadowview Suite, feature ocean views, gas fireplaces, down comforters and pillows (hypoallergenic option available), feather beds, Sferra linens imported from Italy, turndown service on request, Molton Brown bath products, organic cotton towels, lighted makeup mirrors, Giessdorf showerheads, flat panel LCD televisions with built-in DVD players and cable access, iHome clock radios, WiFi access, complimentary local and long distance calls, plush robes, fresh flowers and rich leather club chairs for relaxing by the fire.

    Amenities

    Ocean views
    Gas fireplaces
    Down comforters and pillows (hypoallergenic option available)
    Feather beds
    Plush robes
    Sferra linens imported from Italy
    Turndown service on request
    Molton Brown bath products
    Organic cotton towels
    Lighted makeup mirrors
    Giessdorf showerheads
    Flat panel LCD televisions with built-in DVD players and cable access
    iHome clock radios
    WiFi access
    Complimentary local and long distance calls
    Fresh flowers
    Iron and Ironing Board
    Hair Dryer




    History

    Logging in Mendocino in the 1800s depended on the Big River for transporting the giant redwood trees to the mill. Our Mendocino B&B has a strong resemblence to the past.Most of the logging occurred during the summer when the current was not strong enough to float the logs to the mill. Twenty-six dams were built on the river, and behind each dam was built a log “deck”. As the log stack got higher, its weight pushed the lowest ones (called “sinker logs”) deeper into the silt. When the rains came, they opened the dams and floated all but the sinkers down river to the mill. Those abandoned logs lay undiscovered for the next 150 years.

    Over a century later, during a construction project on a nearby bridge, the “sinker” logs were found deeply embedded in the silt. These perfectly preserved 100-150 year old logs ranged in diameter up to 16 feet. Virgin growth and guiltless, this redwood was eco-salvaged from the mud and used as a major component in the construction of the present-day Brewery Gulch Inn. The location, a part of the original farmstead of Mendocino pioneer, Homer Barton, has spectacular water views and borders hundreds of acres of unoccupied meadows and state-protected forests. This Mendocino B&B was purchased by the current owner, Guy Pacurar, in 2007

  • Dining At The Inn

    The focus is on natural and organic ingredients in the preparation of the bountiful fare found at the Brewery Gulch Inn's Mendocino Restaurant. Drawn primarily from local farmers in Mendocino County, morning and afternoon menus are crafted to feature organically-grown fruits and vegetables; free-range poultry and livestock; and herbs and edible flowers grown in the gardens at the inn.

    Featuring 'cooked-to-order' Breakfasts...

    Housemade pastries, artisan coffee in a proprietary Brewery Gulch blend, organic eggs, “millionaire’s bacon”, fresh-squeezed juices, whipped Belgian hot chocolate flavored with pure vanilla bean…breakfast at the inn is a culinary experience not to be missed. A wide variety of selections from the seasonally-changing, cooked-to-order breakfast menu are available. Guests may choose to dine either by our signature fireplace in the Great Room, or en suite.


    ...and WINE AND LIGHT DINNER BUFFEts

    Exceptional food and wine have always been an integral part of the Brewery Gulch Inn experience. It is during the wine and light dinner buffet hour that the skills of Executive Chef Kendrick Anderson and his culinary partners truly shine. Creating the evening menu each day allows Rick and his team to focus on only the freshest local ingredients available. Past selections have included pepper-seared scallops, Moroccan lamb, Halibut Escabeche, Dungeness crab cakes, and mussel bisque. Served with a dessert and local beers and wines, many guests choose to make the wine hour their dinner and just relax and enjoy the ambiance of the inn.

    “…Hors d’oeuvres and local wines – enough to convince you to blow off dinner plans and focus on your sweetheart.” Sunset Magazine

    “Wine and food hour is more like dinner and drinks. The upstairs suites are great. Raven last year, Osprey this time. Can’t wait to come back next year and stay in Manzanita.” The Bergrens

     

  • Weddings, Elopements & Events

    Weddings & Elopements

    Let our staff at Brewery Gulch craft the perfect ceremony for you. From the beauty of its natural surroundings, to the warmth and drama of the redwood-trimmed reception area and Great Room, the Inn shines as an intimate venue. Whether it is an elopement for just the two of you, or a small wedding with up to 50 of your closest family and friends, the unique charm of our bluff-top aerie will create memories of your Mendocino Wedding to last a lifetime.

    Catering for an intimate dinner for two, a sit down dinner for 35 guests, or an hors d’oeuvres reception for 50 can be provided by our talented chef, Rick Anderson. Rick will work with you to create the perfect menu incorporating the finest locally-sourced organic ingredients wherever possible. Whatever your choice, we will work with you to make sure that your celebration is memorable.

    In addition to the service-oriented, dedicated staff of the inn, we have developed relationships with a select list of the top local vendors for photography, videography, cake, wines, flowers, spas and salons so that every aspect of your special day is perfect in every way.

    For larger events, we can arrange wedding coordination for you and we will discount rooms at our best rate to accommodate overnight stays for consultations and vendor meetings.

    Brewery Gulch Inn....warm, intimate, personal .

    Events

    Let Brewery Gulch Inn play host for your next gathering. Our experienced events coordinator will work with your group to tailor a venue specifically for your needs.

    The flexible nature of our inn allows us to accommodate a wide variety of groups ranging in size up to 20 people. In addition to retreats and family reunions, the light, acoustics, size and dramatic views in our Great Room are perfect for art, music and yoga workshops.

    Our talented chef, Rick Anderson, will work with you to craft a menu specifically for your group. Organic, locally-sourced ingredients will be prepared with creativity and style to highlight the flavor and variety found in abundance in Northern California.

    Brewery Gulch Inn...how can we accommodate you?

  • Awards and Accolades

    “Found this hideaway on the Internet and it far exceeded our expectations.” The Sykes

    “From the moment we arrived, to the moment we left, we felt wonderfully cared for. The staff showered us with individual attention, the accommodations were lovely and the food was comparable to a high-end restaurant, creative and plentiful.” San Francisco Chronicle

    Robb Report called us, “The world’s most exquisite treehouse…”


    “The most note-worthy destination to arrive on this stretch of coast for years…This strikingly-beautiful spot is nothing short of heart-stirring.”  Best Places to Kiss

    “The common areas feature soaring ceilings and great views. Well-appointed rooms highlight wood and leather in the Arts and Crafts-style.” Appellation Magazine

    “Walked through those redwood doors and up to our little retreat, Smuggler’s Cove”, and felt like we were in heaven on earth.” The Davisons

    “…ocean views from its Arts and Crafts-appointed Great Room and a dramatically oversized fireplace you can sidle up to from all four corners.” New York Times Savor Magazine

    “…Linger on your private deck listening to the waves, or curl up on the leather chair in front of the fireplace and wait for absolutely nothing to happen.” Diablo Magazine

    “Our five day stay was amazingly beyond our expectations. Home away from home with a gourmet chef. The food was incredible… every dish fresh and delicious. Warm and cozy hospitality. We’ll be back.” The Strongs

    “Brewery Gulch Inn, an ecologically-aware property on California’s Mendocino Coast, is a balm for the senses: There’s an ocean view, the sound of meadow frogs at night, the comfort of sinking into Craftsman chairs by a crackling fire, and palate-pleasing hors d’oeuvres offered with local wines.”
    Natural Home Magazine

    “ The 10-room inn, designed by architect Caroline La Pere, is a worthy tribute to those ancient trees, with a central common room and dining area built around a huge four-sided fireplace made of glass and welded steel plates by a local shipbuilder. The view down-slope to the pounding Pacific is, in a word, stupendous.” Delta Sky Magazine

    “Standing on the balcony of the Osprey room might satisfy a lingering childhood fantasy of living in a treehouse.” Travel and Leisure

    “…luxury in tune with the surrounding nature.” Fodor’s Northern California Highly Recommended Award

  • About The Area


    Along Highway One’s rocky shoreline, the passage of time, fierce storms and strong winds have shaped a dramatic landscape. The vistas are breathtaking as the highway meanders through trees and pastureland, over rivers and past weathered barns and leaning fences before reaching Mendocino. This is the home of our Mendocino B & B.

    Viewed from across the Big River to the North, the town of Mendocino appears as a cluster of New England-style captains' homes and stores perched on rocky headlands surrounded by the Pacific Ocean. Despite its proximity to the Bay area, and its popularity with visitors and artists alike, Mendocino has managed to retain the charm and pace of a bygone era.


    Anderson Valley

    For most visitors, a trip to Mendocino includes a drive through the visually-arresting Anderson Valley. Highway 128, the gateway to the Anderson Valley and the coast, picks up just off of Highway 101 in Cloverdale. The road rises and falls for the next 46 miles through forests of oak and fir, sheep pastures, meandering creeks, the town of Boonville and countless vineyards before plunging through 10 miles of redwoods and finally emerging at the ocean. Just 2 hours from the Bay area, the Anderson Valley seems like light years away. This makes for jaw dropping beauty at our Mendocino B & B.

    Mendocino Activities & Other Information

  • Driving Directions

    9401 North Highway One, Mendocino, CA 95460
    (Please note that the Brewery Gulch Inn is not located on Brewery Gulch Drive.)

    From the Bay area
    San Francisco International airport (SFO) – 3.5 hours
    Highway 101 NORTH toward San Francisco. Follow for approximately 1 mile
    Merge onto Highway 380 WEST toward San Francisco. Follow for approximately 2 miles
    Merge onto Highway 280 NORTH toward San Francisco. Follow for approximately 6 miles
    Take Highway 1 NORTH (via city streets through San Francisco toward the Golden Gate Bridge). Follow for approximately 7.5 miles
    Merge onto Highway 101 NORTH (exit on left toward the Golden Gate Bridge). Follow for the next 83 miles
    Exit at Highway 128 WEST (Cloverdale Blvd.) and go left toward Fort Bragg/Mendocino. Follow for 1 mile
    Turn RIGHT onto Highway 128 WEST toward Fort Bragg/Mendocino. Follow for next 55 miles
    Merge onto Highway 1 NORTH. Follow for the next 9 miles
    Look for the Brewery Gulch Inn water tower set back from the highway on the right, turn RIGHT at the Brewery Gulch Inn mailbox immediately before the water tower on the right.

    From Oakland International Airport (OAK) – 3.5 hours
    I-880 NORTH toward Oakland. Follow for approximately 6.5 miles
    RIGHT onto I-980 NORTH toward Sacramento. Follow for approximately 1.5 miles
    Merge onto I-580 WEST toward Richmond ($ 4.00 toll to cross bridge). Follow for approximately 19.5 miles
    Merge onto Highway 101 NORTH. Follow for approximately 71 miles
    Exit at Highway 128 WEST (Cloverdale Blvd.) and go left toward Fort Bragg/Mendocino. Follow for 1 mile
    Turn RIGHT onto Highway 128 WEST toward Fort Bragg/Mendocino. Follow for the next 55 miles
    Merge onto Highway 1 NORTH. Follow for the next 9 miles
    Look for the Brewery Gulch Inn water tower set back from the highway on the right, turn RIGHT at the Brewery Gulch Inn mailbox immediately before the water tower on the right.

    From Sacramento – 3.75 hour
    Highway 5 NORTH toward Woodland. Follow for approximately 49.5 miles
    Exit Highway 20 WEST toward Clear Lake. Follow for approximately 79 miles
    Merge onto Highway 101 NORTH toward Eureka. Follow for approximately 15.5 miles
    Turn LEFT onto Highway 20 WEST (Fort Bragg Rd./Flower St.). Follow for approximately 33 miles
    Turn LEFT onto Highway 1 (S. Main St./ Shoreline Highway). Follow for approximately 9 miles
    Look for the Brewery Gulch Inn water tower set back from the highway on the left, turn LEFT at the Brewery Gulch Inn mailbox immediately after the water tower on the left.