Brewery Gulch Inn

Location: California | USA

The Brewery Gulch Inn manages to seamlessly combine upscale accommodation with rustic, authentic style, complementing its picturesque surroundings at Mendocino Bay. The hotel is the perfect balance between rural lodge, with its redwood and timber exterior, and luxurious hotel, thanks to sophisticated interiors and thoughtful service.
Perfect forNature-lovers and those seeking a relaxing break in California.
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  • Spacious, tastefully decorated guestrooms
  • Lush grounds overlooking the Pacific Ocean
  • Complimentary wine and food served during the ‘Happy Hour’
You’ll be sharing the grounds with a rich variety of birdlife, including Blue Jays, Hummingbirds, Osprey and Woodpeckers, thanks to the many bird feeders dotted around the garden.

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  • Boutique Hotel
  • Food & Wine
  • Guesthouse or Inn
  • Peace & Quiet

Hotel Overview

Sense of Place

The Brewery Gulch Inn is surrounded by forest, clutching to a bluff that looks out over Mendocino Bay and Smuggler’s Cove, roughly a mile south of Mendocino town.

Rooms at Brewery Gulch Inn

There are just ten rooms, all named after a bird or tree in the area, and with a fireplace, hand-crafted furnishings and sweeping sea views. Bathrooms come with Asprey amenities and a few have jetted bath tubs. The Osprey is perhaps the most sought-after guestroom, given its large windows that drench the room in light.

Food & Drink

Indulge in a generous breakfast to start the day: choose from eggs, bacon and sausages, pancakes and fresh pastries. For one hour every evening you can enjoy a complimentary buffet dinner, with treats like goat’s cheese tartlets and polenta cakes, made from locally sourced produce, served along with fine wine. Dine in the Great Room, on the patio outdoors or in the comfort of your room. Don’t forget to relax on the back deck while taking in the views of the sunset, cup of tea (or glass of wine) in hand.


The Great Room is an inviting space with its large, wood-burning fireplace, and rich wood and leather furniture – perfect for cosying up after a day of exploring. Here there’s a library, DVD collection and board games to make use of, or you can enjoy an evening stroll in the garden, stopping in little alcoves or in the fragrant herb garden.

Activities at Brewery Gulch Inn

Be sure to visit the quaint town of Mendocino, lined with original 19th century buildings and delightful shops, eateries and museums. Get active and explore the area by kayaking, horse riding, hiking and whale watching, or simply relax and have an in-room massage to melt the stress away.

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Hotel location

The Brewery Gulch Inn is perched atop Mendocino Bay, on the east side of Highway One. It’s a 3.5 hour drive from San Francisco Airport.

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