Excellent hospitality and exceptional lodging near Mendocino, CA awaits at our Victorian Inn on the northern California coast.

About the Inn

History abounds here on the Mendocino Coast. Most think it centers on the Village of Mendocino, but don’t overlook the rest of the coast, especially Little River! Little River was a booming town early on. The population was such, that it out grew 2 schools and built a third. Schooners for transporting goods up and down the coast were built here, from locally logged and milled wood. Families encouraged their other family members to come here to live and work. The Dennen’s were just such a family. They were related to the Coombs Family. They were friends of the Pullen and Stevens Families who had built the homes here. The Dennen’s built their home, which is now Dennen’s Victorian Farmhouse, in 1877 after arriving from Maine. Over the years their home went through many remodels, initially becoming a bed and breakfast in the 1970s. Now an amazingly charming inn, it has been repaired and stands today, almost, as it was when it was first built. During the renovation, family artifacts and letters were discovered in the walls. Thus proving that there is still much history to be found in Little River.

Lodging near Mendocino, CA - Dennen's Victorian Farmhouse exterior

Our inn here in Little River is about 2.5 miles south of Mendocino. We are situated on 2 acres on the east side of Highway 1. We have informally formal gardens as well as wild open meadow. There is a creek running through the property that is a wild riparian corridor. There are places to sit in the gardens, and along the creek. Bird and wildlife watching is part of the experience. A five minute walk takes you to an incredible, secluded ocean cove. It is quiet enough at night to hear the deer munching apples in the orchards. You can hear the ocean and buoy bells as well.

     

We cater to people who are running away from home for one reason or another. Honeymoons, birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, or just running away for the heck of it.

Check in and pick up your key at the Inn at Schoolhouse Creek, just one driveway north of the Dennen’s Farmhouse at 7051 N. Hwy 1, Little River, Ca 95456.

From Highway 101 at Cloverdale, take Highway 128 West. Follow Highway 128 W until it reaches the mouth of the Navarro River at the Pacific Ocean. It will take an hour to an hour and a half to get to the end of Highway 128 W at the ocean. Highway 128 W ends at the Navarro River Bridge where it disappears into Highway 1. Follow Highway 1 about 7 miles north to 7001 North Highway 1 — Dennen’s Victorian Farmhouse.

Check in and pick up your key at the Inn at Schoolhouse Creek, just one driveway north of the Dennen’s Farmhouse at 7051 N. Hwy 1, Little River, Ca 95456.

From Highway 101 at Leggett take Highway 1; there is only one turn off to take. Follow Highway 1 West and then South to Fort Bragg. It will take about 45 minutes to an hour to reach Fort Bragg. Continue South about 11 more miles (about 15 minutes) passing Mendocino to the South side of Little River and Dennen’s Victorian Farmhouse.

Check in and pick up your key at the Inn at Schoolhouse Creek, just one driveway north of the Dennen’s Farmhouse at 7051 N. Hwy 1, Little River, Ca 95456.

From Willits take Highway 20 West to Fort Bragg. It will take about one hour to get to the end of Highway 20 at Highway 1. Turn left and take Highway 1 South about 15 minutes (11 miles) passing Mendocino to the South side of Little River and Dennen’s Victorian Farmhouse.

Check in and pick up your key at the Inn at Schoolhouse Creek, just one driveway north of the Dennen’s Farmhouse at 7051 N. Hwy 1, Little River, Ca 95456.

Go West on Highway 20, around Clear Lake to Ukiah and Highway 101. Go South on Highway 101. Take the off ramp at the end of Ukiah, Highway 253 West to Boonville. At the end of off ramp make a left at stop sign and then an immediate right onto 253 West. Follow 253 West to Highway 128. Make a right onto Highway 128 West into Boonville. It will take about 45 minutes to get to the end of Highway 128 W at the ocean. Highway 128 W ends at the Navarro River Bridge where it disappears into Highway 1. Follow Highway 1 about 7 miles north to 7001 North Highway 1 — Dennen’s Victorian Farmhouse.

Check in and pick up your key at the Inn at Schoolhouse Creek, just one driveway north of the Dennen’s Farmhouse at 7051 N. Hwy 1, Little River, Ca 95456.

The Mendocino County Airport in Little River (048, SFO Sectional) is another option. It has a mile long, Visual Flight Rules runway. Please call the airport for current information at (707) 937-5129. Rental cars and public transportation are available there to our Mendocino County Hotel.

Physical Address

7001 North Highway One
Little River, CA 95456