THE ANDIRON SEASIDE INN AND CABINS (FORMERLY PACIFIC MIST INN)
If you’re happy and you know it wag your tail…
Now if you are looking for a FUN eco and dog friendly inn for some peace and quiet and relaxation, run do not walk to the Andiron Inn in Little River, California along Highway One (20 minutes from Fort Bragg)… feel the stress melting away. Doesn’t look like much as you drive up, rustic ambiance nothing fancy but boy there is a whole lotta Silence. Peace. Quiet. There are nicely spaced apart for privacy individual cabins that have been refurnished, renamed and express the new owners creative flair.
There are do it yourself barbecues, kitchens, a hot tub in the woods (how romantic)… speaking of romance, if I were getting married, this would be a fabulous place to tie the knot and invite a wedding party to stay… and if you are thinking about having a girlfriend’s getaway, the cabins are perfect because you can each have your own room and share one cabin. It is a hop, skip and a jump to the beach.
cici and i stayed in #4 the There cabin, with a globe (lit), a pull down school map on the wall, lots of vintage suitcases, jigsaw puzzles and games, and travel posters, circa 1960, a gas fireplace to cozy up, television, and a deck to sit outside… the owners love salvage, recycled, rehabbed furniture and are planning to put in a veggie garden, build a chicken coop, and create an outdoor space for music as well as build a fire pit and plant native trees. Other cabins include the writer’s cabin (Write), Here, an homage to the north coast, nature, nurture, read, curious, curiouser, play and make (a crafty cabin with an entire paint-by-numbers wall which guests are invited to complete).
By the way, Cici was very happy when Jen was manager when the inn was called Pacific Mist. Jen had a dog and Cici always loves to play. Jen is no longer at the Inn but Jen is the person who introduced me to Mendocino so am thankful to her for that.
address (6051 Hwy One, Little River, CA 95456)
pet amenities: a pet kit with sheet, towel and treats
Rates: $99-289 pet fee: $20 per pet per night
Tel: 707 937-1543
on site dog: sometimes, two lovely greyhounds
Dogitude Rating: 3.5 Bones