By Sandy Zimmerman
(Photos as indicated)
Sometimes you just feel like getting away to relax and forget about the world! When you see the ocean from the entrance of the Inn at Newport Ranch, your mind clears and there is suddenly a sense of adventure.
With an amazing 2,700 acres to explore, guests will have a wide variety of activities. There’s over a mile of oceanfront, three miles of ridge tops, panoramic coastal views and 20 miles of world class hiking and riding trails through redwoods and along the coast. Guests feel this is their own private hideaway.
Everything about the Inn at Newport Ranch is unique from the Inn’s buildings to their land. Surrounded by nature, Will Jackson, the owner, created an environment matching the beauty of nature inside and outside the Inn.
Their 20-foot wide fireplace is one-of-a-kind with stones estimated to weigh a ton or more, so heavy they were placed by crane before the walls or roof were built. You can see the influence of the Redwood Trees in every room with their attractive bright red glow. There are as many as 24 Redwood trees used in several ways in one of their buildings.
When you walk into the library the fireplace’s flickering flames are inviting. Look at the wall to wall map of the property, there is a hidden door which leads downstairs to the recreation room. Relax with games, a 60’ television and other fun.
Creighton & Cindi Smith, the Inn Managers, live at the Inn at Newport Ranch for the guest’s convenience. They advise guests about places to go and things to see in the area.
Guests receive complimentary made-to-order breakfasts and evening fireside appetizers with libations.
For information, call (707)-962-4818. The Inn at Newport Ranch is located at 31502 N. Highway 1, coastal road, Fort Bragg, California 95437. www.theinnatnewporanch.com
You can fly from Las Vegas to Santa Rosa to see some of the most beautiful sections of northern California- the Redwood Forest, coastal villages, towns and cities of Mendocino, Fort Bragg, Little River and Santa Rosa’s Wine Country.
If you wish to fly from Las Vegas to San Francisco or Oakland take the Airport Express shuttle every hour for a quick relaxing trip to the Santa Rosa Airport (special rates for seniors).
At the Santa Rosa Airport, the Sixt Car Rental has a unique Mercedes Smart Car-for-two, with a choice of electric or gas cars. It was amazing away from the big cities, Sixt offers luxury and economical cars. The Mercedes Smart Car was easy, just put the key in and set the automatic to drive. Perfect for driving in the Redwood Forest Mountains and along the coast. For information, call 1-707-523-1676. Sixt of Santa Rosa Sonoma County Airport, 2200 Airport Boulevard, Santa Rosa, California 05403-1003.
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