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Mendocino Film Festival :: June 2 -5, 2016

Mendocino Film Festival

The Mendocino Film Festival is almost upon us.  This year will mark the 11th Anniversary of celebrating award-winning independent film and artists. This year’s festival will feature 66 films, including two Academy Award® Winners, three Academy Award® Nominees, and three Sundance Selections!

Tickets are on sale now! Visit to to buy your tickets and check out the film schedule. You may also want to consider becoming a Film Festival Member to receive VIP invitations to special events!
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Book your room now at our Mendocino Coast bed and breakfast!

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39th Annual Mendocino Rhododendron Show

Mendocino Rhododendron Show

Don’t miss the 39th Annual John Druecker Memorial Rhododendron Show over Mother’s Day Weekend, May 7 – 8, 2016. This show is the largest of its kind in California, with over 1,000 entries of stunning Rhododendron flowers. A wonderful way to welcome back spring and celebrate a special lady in your life!

The show will be held at the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens, a short drive from our Mendocino Coast bed and breakfast. If you fall in love with these beautiful flowers, you’ll be happy to learn that there will be a large selection of them for sale at the event. Visitors can also enjoy great food, checking out educational exhibits, voting in the people’s choice awards, entering raffles and bidding in silent auctions.

Admission to the Mendocino Rhododendron Show is free, and those wanting to explore the rest of the Botanical Gardens will get $1 off admission. Learn more at

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Little River Whale Festival in Mendocino County

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Looking for the perfect spring break activities in Northern California? Then don’t miss the seventh annual Little River Whale Festival coming to Mendocino County in just a few weeks, March 12-13th.

taste of little riverAdventure is waiting! On Saturday, enjoy an education nature and whale watching walk in the morning, and in the afternoon come sample local Mendocino County wines and delicious food from our award-winning Inns and Restaurants at the Taste of Little River. Tickets are only $30 and include a keepsake wine glass. Throughout the weekend Kayak Mendocino will also be offering specials on their popular sea cave kayak tours, as well as additional community open houses, events, and chances to win great prizes. This action-packed weekend is perfect for romantic getaways and family vacations alike. Visit from details.

romantic-roomsBook your room now this popular festival! Our Mendocino Coast bed and breakfast is close by all the festivities, and our beautiful coastal gardens and complimentary breakfast delivered to your door will delight you! Stay with us on your whale festival weekend and get a great deal! Stay with us for 2 nights and get the third night for free!

Request this special when you book online or call (707) 937-0697

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4 Ideas for Northern California Romantic Getaways

Northern California Romantic Getaways

Mendocino County is known throughout the world for its breathtaking views, majestic coastline, lush valleys and unique beaches. The perfect backdrop for a romantic getaway for you and your special someone, and our Mendocino Coast bed and breakfast is the ideal spot to book that well-deserved getaway. Designed with couples in mind, we offer a peaceful, location that offers endless opportunity for relaxing, recreation and romance!

Consider one or more for unforgettable Northern California romantic getaways:

  1. Winery Tour: Nothing says romance like a fine wine, except perhaps several fine wines! We’d be pleased to share our tasting map with you to help create a wine tasting adventure you’ll never forget. There are multitudes of vineyards around Dennen’s Victorian Farmhouse, some of which boast award winning pours of Riesling, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.
  2. Gastronomy: It is incredibly easy to combine your wine tour with the savory tastes of Mendocino County. We have more than a few hidden gems around our Mendocino bed and breakfast and we’d be more than happy to recommend our favorites to match your tastes and preferences.
  3. Outdoor activities: We’re well aware that some of our guests prefer to do their celebrating with activities. All around Dennen’s Victorian Farmhouse; you will find trails and opportunities for adventure along the coast, through inland rivers and, of course, exploring the Mendocino redwood forests. Hiking is as easy as walking out our front door to our secret cove, but if you prefer to bike through the scenery, we can help arrange that as well.
  4. Beaches and Lighthouse: If what you’re craving as a couple is seclusion, we’d love to introduce you to the beach and cove that is only a five minute walk from our property. There are numerous other beach attractions along the coastline and we even have an engagement-inspiring Northern California lighthouse only minutes away.

Whatever your desire as a couple to make the perfect romantic weekend – secluded relaxation, exhilarating experience, sophisticated culture – we’re sure we have something in store for you at Dennen’s Victorian Farmhouse.

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Experience the 6th Annual Festival of Lights in Mendocino

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Photo Credit: Tony Reed

This year marks the 6th year of the Festival of Lights Mendocino holiday light display. What a perfect way for the entire family to share in the holiday spirit with our community. Beyond the beautiful and breathtaking light displays, you’ll also be able to enjoy live music, local wines, beer from the North Coast Brewing Company, holiday treats and a light supper fare.

Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens Annual Festival of Lights opened on Friday, November 27th and will be run until December 20th on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm. If this sounds like your kind of event, then our Mendocino Coast bed and breakfast is the place to stay! Tickets to the Festival of Lights are $10 for adults; while children 16 and under are free. However, we personally love this holiday event so much that we’re offering two complimentary tickets to the Festival of Lights with any two-night stay at Dennen’s Victorian Farmhouse.  Just ask for this special deal when you book your room and the tickets will be waiting for you when you arrive. Check Availability >>

Festival of Lights Mendocinco

Photo Credit: Lynn Prunity

There will be a special guest at this year’s Festival – Santa Claus! The jolly old elf will be listening to wish lists from kids of all ages on November 27th, December 12th, and 18th. In fact, you can personally help keep the Festival free for kids by joining in the Gala on December 3rd. What is the Gala?  Well, nothing less than a once-in-a lifetime opportunity to take part in a unique and intimate view of the Gardens, while nibbling on tapas and starters, eating a main course buffet, and gourmet desserts. Best of all, these delectable entrees can be further enhanced while listening to the music of the Mendocino String Quartet.

Festival of Lights Mendocinco

Photo Credit: Tony Reed

It’s safe to say that any time of year is a great time to come to the Mendocino Coast and enjoy a fun-filled and relaxing time at Dennen’s Victorian Farmhouse. However, the holiday season has an extra touch of magic for that brief few weeks leading up to the New Year. Aside from the charming ambiance of the area, this time of year offers a lot of special events for you to get into the holiday spirit. And the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens Annual Festival of Lights is one we’d love to share with you!

Click Here To Book Your Room Today And Get Your Two Free Tickets.

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Don’t Miss the 2015 Mushroom, Wine & Beer Festival

Mark your calendars for November 6-15 and plan your trip to across the Mendocino County line for the annual Mushroom, Wine & Beer Festival. If you’re interested in mushroom hunting, a seasoned pro, or just appreciate them in a great dish this is a can’t miss event!

Menodcino Coast Romantic LodgingDennen’s Mendocino Mushroom Festival Special

Book your stay at our Mendocino Coast bed and breakfastSave $25 per night November 6-15, 2015. Includes our gourmet breakfast delivered to your door every morning. To book just call us at (707) 937-0697 and request our Mushroom Special.

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Hurry, before rooms sell out for this popular event!

Mendocino County to 500 types of edible mushrooms and this year’s festival offers a myriad of fun events including winemaker and brewmaster dinners, guided mushroom hunts, pairings classes, special exhibits, plus fall kayaking, horseback, and biking adventures. Download the Festival Guide Brochure or see a Schedule of Events here.

See you this November!

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Summertime and the Livin’ is Easy…

… and cool on the Mendocino Coast! When you have the heat in the valleys we are 30 to 60 degrees cooler here on the coast. One of the benefits of visiting here is you get that break from the heat. We don’t have or need air conditioning! Yep, we do have four distinct seasons, however if it gets over 75 degrees we locals all think we are gonna die from the heat!
Come join us for a respite from the heat and your day to day livin’. Sit on the beach, check out the tide pools, watch a sunset… it can’t get much easier than that.

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Quiet Time Special : 3rd Night $50

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Come join us in the Off Season when things get quiet. Seven days a week, stay three nights, the first two nights at Regular Rates, and we will discount the third night to $50 for our cozy rooms. The Quail Cottage and our Mendocino, Victorian and Dennen Suites are $100 for the third night. This special starts now and runs until the end of April 2015. The Seabreeze Room, Holiday Periods and local festivals not included. Single or Double Occupancy. Please ask for the Quiet Time when you reserve. New reservations only, cannot be applied retroactively or be combined with other specials. Come enjoy one of the most beautiful times on the Mendocino Coast with us!

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16th Annual Navarro Vineyards Crabulious Wine Tasting

Get prepared, the date is set! January 24, 2015 is the date for the Sixteenth Annual Navarro Vineyards Crabulious mendocino crab and wine festivalWine Tasting, here, at Dennen’s. Navarro will be pouring their exceptional wines and of course, we will be serving our “pull out the stops” Crab Hors d’oeuvres. The Event will start at 5:30PM and run through 7PM. This event is no extra charge to our guests visiting for the Mendocino Crab Festival 2015. Navarro Wine is waiting in your room, as well. The full gourmet breakfast that is delivered to the privacy of your room each morning also contains the crab we are celebrating… Plus the “pull out the stops” hors d’oeuvres and wine…MMMMM! Plan ahead and book your room early as this one fills up quickly! Or…if you are not lucky enough to stay with us, give us call at (800)264-4723 and reserve space for $25 per person.

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Midweek Savings : Mendocino Lodging Specials

Enjoy a romantic escape to Dennen’s Victorian Farmhouse this spring, and take advantage of our midweek Mendocino lodging specials! Remember that our famous full breakfast is included in your rate, and is delivered to your door each morning!

mendocino lodging specials springMidweek Spring Special

Enjoy $20 off per night when you stay with us Sunday – Thursday!

Hurry, this offer ends June 12th! Please note that this special is only available by phone so call 1.800.264.4723 for your escape to the Mendocino Coast today!

Not available on the Seabreeze Room. Cannot be combined with other offers. Not available during the Holiday Period. New reservations only, cannot be applied retroactively.

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