Attractions

So much to do and such a beautiful place to do it

A charming, Victorian-style village nestled against jasmine-scented cliffs and the rolling, relentless Pacific surf, Mendocino offers a bit of something for everyone – whether it’s fabulous food, wine tasting and shopping, or an exhilarating range of outdoor adventures and activities.

Why not begin with a scenic drive? Journey through the spellbinding Navarro River Redwood State Park on Highway 128 to explore the vineyards of Anderson Valley, or follow Highway 101 north to the Redwood and Potter Valleys for further vineyard exploration. Should you decide to stay close, delight in a quiet and delicately fragrant walk through the Coast Botanical Gardens or marvel at the awe-inspiring natural beauty of the coast and its dense Redwood Forests.

As your guide to Northern California’s Pacific Coast, The Heritage House Resort is perfectly located for experiencing it all. Allow us to share our best-loved local treasures with you.  

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Golf at the Little River Inn

distance: 2MI from hotel
Golf at the Little River Inn

Tucked among the hills and redwoods, this nine-hole course presents unexpected challenges to golfers. It may be that the stunning ocean views distract first time players, or it may be a wandering deer crossing the putting green – this is an Audubon-certified sanctuary, after all. Read More.

Kayak Mendocino

distance: 3MI from hotel
Kayak Mendocino

Ease into an ocean kayak and paddle off on a professionally guided sea cave tour through Van Damme State Park. Commune with harbor seals, sea stars and shorebirds in their incredibly rich and diverse natural habitat. All tours are easily navigated by beginners and require no prior kayaking experience, as Van Damme is a special place offering protection and channels in either direction. Read More.

Mendocino Village

distance: 4MI from hotel
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Established by transplanted New Englanders in the 1850’s, Mendocino Village feels more like a charming East Coast fishing hamlet. Teeming with Victorian mansions, Cape Cod architecture, saltbox homes, wooden water towers, and eclectic boutiques and galleries, the village is a must-visit for foodies, antique hunters and art lovers. Read More.

Mendo Wine Tours

distance: 4MI from hotel
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Set off on a guided day-long tour of Mendocino County’s award-winning wineries. Tour and sample some of the best — and possibly even better, least — known of California’s North Coast vintners while taking in the Anderson Valley’s beautiful scenery. A gourmet lunch will be served al fresco at one of the wineries. Taste as many wines as you want during the day without the hassle or hazard of driving. Read More.

Catch a Canoe & Bicycles Too!

distance: 5MI from hotel
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Established in 1972, Catch a Canoe & Bicycles, Too! continues to provide a wide selection of kayaks, canoes, outriggers, and bicycles for exploring beautiful Big River and beyond. Originally The Mendocino Yacht and Canoe Club, we are the coast’s only full-service outdoor shop, providing rentals, sales and service year-round for visitors and locals alike. Read More.

Mendocino Art Center

distance: 6MI from hotel
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Overlooking a rugged expanse of the Pacific Ocean in the charming coastal village of Mendocino, the Art Center is a highly regarded artistic and educational institution offering over 200 retreat-style classes each year in ceramics, fiber arts, fine arts, jewelry and sculpture. The art galleries also feature monthly exhibitions spotlighting the creative works of local and national artists. Read More.

Point Cabrillo Light Station

distance: 7MI from hotel
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There is much to do and even more to see when visiting this 270-acre state park featuring pristine coastal bluffs, windswept prairie-land and hidden coves. Sights include the 1909 lighthouse, the 1st Assistant Lightkeeper’s Home (now a museum depicting the home of a lightkeeper’s family in the 1930s) and the Blacksmith & Carpentry Shop. Read More.

Jug Handle State Natural Reserve

distance: 8MI from hotel
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Situated on the coast, this state park features a 2½-mile self-guided nature trail called the Ecological Staircase. Beginning by the ocean, the trail winds inland, ascending a series of five ancient terraces carved by millions of years of pounding surf, grinding glaciers, and tectonic activity. It is also home to one of the more beautiful and less-crowded beaches in Mendocino. Read More.

Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens

distance: 9MI from hotel
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Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens offers everything from colorful flowers to thunderous waves. With manicured formal gardens, a dense coastal pine forest, native flora and habitats, fern-covered canyons, camellias, rhododendrons, magnolias and conifers, heaths and heathers, and flower-filled coastal bluffs overlooking the blue ocean, the garden is a jewel on the Pacific Coast. Read More.

Whale Watching & Fishing

distance: 14MI from hotel
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Get a fascinating, close-up look at seasonally migrating California Grey Whales or watch a great white shark hunt elephant seals off the coastal islands and sea rocks. There is always fishing (weather permitting) along the Cordell Banks, one of the richest marine eco-systems on the West Coast. Read More.

Skunk Train

distance: 15MI from hotel
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No need to be alarmed by the name, the Skunk Train is a historic passenger railway that runs through forty miles of majestic redwood forests, scenic mountain meadows, and over 30 bridges overlooking the pristine mountain waters of Northern California. Read More.

Anderson Valley Wine Country

distance: 25MI from hotel
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Anderson Valley is located in the rolling hills of the coastal region of Mendocino County, about two hours north of San Francisco. Only fifteen miles long, this beautiful valley is home to a unique group of vineyards and wineries producing a broad range of excellent wines including world class Pinot Noir and Alsace Varietals. Whether you are an experienced wine aficionado, or are just discovering the pleasure of drinking good wine, the Anderson Valley welcomes you to swirl, sip and savor Northern California’s finest! Read More.

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