By Sandy Zimmerman
Sitting up at the top of the bluff, the Little River Inn stands proud welcoming their visitors. The building’s design echoes the 1800’s yet the Inn is as comfortable and satisfying as any of the known hotel chains today.
The Little River Inn offers such luxurious touches as choice of Jacuzzi, Steam Shower and private Hot Tub rooms.
You have a choice of Ocean View Fireplace rooms, Ocean View Fireplace and Steam Shower, Ocean View Deluxe, Garden Retreat (Cottage) and Ocean View Luxury with private hot tub outside (Cottage).
It is nice to get away yet having a TV brings your fave programs to you.
Pets are allowed in pet friendly rooms. Bring your dogs and cats but no monkeys or horses! Special walking areas are designated.
There is so much to do, you can stay a week.
Located less than a thousand feet from the Little River Inn, Van Damme State Park consists of beach and upland on the Mendocino Coast. Of all the park system’s units along the Mendocino coast, Van Damme is perhaps the richest in terms of historical resources connected with the redwood lumber industry. The park features the lush Fern Canyon scenic trail system; the Pygmy Forest where mature, cone-bearing cypress and pine trees stand six inches to eight feet tall; and the bog, or Cabbage Patch, where skunk cabbage grows in abundance. The park’s ten miles of trail go along the fern-carpeted canyon of Little River. A paved road is used by joggers and bicyclists. The beach is popular with abalone divers.
Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens offers everything from colorful displays to thunderous waves. The mild maritime climate makes it a garden for all seasons, attracting gardeners and nature lovers. 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.
For information, call 1-(888)-INN-LOVE. The Little River Inn, 7901 N. Highway 1, Little River, California. www.LittleRiverInn.com
Flights from Las Vegas to Santa Rosa’s Sonoma County Airport is the closest to northern California’s coast bringing visitors to see some of the most beautiful sections of northern California- the Redwood Forest, wineries, coastal villages, Mendocino, Fort Bragg, Little River and Santa Rosa.
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, luxury and economical cars. For information, call 1-707-523-1676. Sixt of Santa Rosa Sonoma County Airport, 2200 Airport Boulevard, Santa Rosa, California.
If you wish to fly from Las Vegas to San Francisco or Oakland (1-1/2 hours) take the Airport Express, Inc., shuttle (every hour) for a quick relaxing trip to the Santa Rosa Airport (special rates for seniors). For rates, call 707-837-8700.
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