An Introvert’s Itinerary

If your idea of a good time is a quiet walk or an afternoon with an engrossing novel, we have some suggestions for how to make the most out of your stay at Glendeven Inn & Lodge.

Keep in mind, nine out of the 10 rooms at The Inn at Glendeven do not have TVs by design. They instead have comfortable reading areas. If you would really like a TV, try the Inn’s Carriage House Suite or any of the rooms at the Lodge at Glendeven.

  • Gallery Bookshop & Bookwinkles is a wonderful old-fashioned bookstore. Get lost amid the shelves of mysteries and memoirs, cookbooks and essays, YA and poetry … whatever you fancy, you’ll probably find it here. (319 Kasten Street, Mendocino. www.gallerybookshop.com)

  • The Good Life Café offers up coffee, tea, and espresso drinks as well as a wide variety of sweet and savory snacks and dishes, gluten free included. Grab a window seat with your cookie and cappuccino for some grade-A people-watching. (10483 Lansing Street, Mendocino. www.goodlifecafemendo.com)

  • The Mendocino Headlands, across the street from Mendocino’s main drag, consists of open bluffs, stunning ocean views, and a number of trails ideal for meandering. Stop by the Ford House Visitor Center to admire the 4’ x 8’ diorama of the town in 1890. (45035 Main Street, Mendocino. www.mendoparks.org/mendocino-headlands)

  • The Fern Canyon Loop Trail is just over 8 miles and takes you through a gorgeous wooded section of Van Damme State Park. The waterfall is especially picturesque. (8125 N Highway 1, Little River. www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/van-damme-state-park-fern-canyon-trail)

  • The Mendocino Art Center is open daily from 11am -4pm so the public can peek through their galleries containing locally produced artworks on display. (4200 Little Lake Street, Mendocino. www.mendocinoartcenter.org)

  • The Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens is open almost every day. Wander the paths to admire the multitude of plants from far and wide that can live here thanks to our moderate climate. It’s a beautiful spot for a contemplative stroll. (18220 North Highway 1, Fort Bragg. www.gardenbythesea.org)