We are Jeff and Lindsey Myers, the new owner/innkeepers of Mendocino’s Joshua Grindle Inn. We purchased this historic inn in April 2015. It had been closed since September 2013, so the property needed a lot of work and TLC. We had been looking for an inn to purchase for five years. When we found Joshua Grindle Inn, we knew we were home! We are former Long Beach (CA) residents and first-time inn owners, but have many years of customer service experience. Before buying the Joshua Grindle Inn, Lindsey worked first in customer relations and then government relations for Yamaha. Jeff, a mechanic by trade, worked on Yamaha’s Super Bike racing team. We opened for business in summer and are loving our new niche on the Mendocino Coast! (Below is a photo of our dog, Lorenzo. He loves it here as well!)
The Joshua Grindle Inn is Mendocino’s first bed and breakfast (opened for business in 1978). The original Victorian farmhouse was built by Joshua Grindle in 1879 after receiving the property as a gift from his new in-laws (who just happened to live on a farm directly adjacent).
We are situated on a knoll overlooking the town of Mendocino on California’s beautiful North Coast. We are 160 miles north of the Oakland Airport, 180 miles north of San Francisco International Airport, 100 miles NW of Sonoma County Airport.
The Main House is the stately Victorian Farmhouse with a wrap around veranda featuring 5 guestrooms featuring antique furniture, each with it’s own upgraded modern bathroom. Also housed in the Main House are the Parlor (complete with historic photographs of Joshua and Alice Grindle) and a spacious dining area featuring a vintage pine table and chairs..
The historic water tower is a 3 story replica of the original tower featuring 3 unique guestrooms and “widow’s walk” at it’s peak.
A “saltbox” Cypress Cottage offers two additional guestrooms shaded by giant Cypress and amidst a canapé of rhododendron.
We are within easy walking distance to the fine restaurants, shops and galleries of the historic village of Mendocino and the breathtaking coastal Mendocino Headlands which makes the Joshua Grindle Inn the perfect portal for your exploration of the Mendocino Coast.
Private parking lot on the premises. The inn has been through three sets of loving hands over the years and it has enjoyed an abundance of admiring guests who have felt it’s magic.
“Couldn’t have picked a more wonderful place to stay. Jeff and Lindsey are wonderful. Our room was awesome, close to town, and my wife loved it. If you get a chance stay. Breakfast was very good. Wish we could have stayed longer. Can’t wait to return. Thanks for the wonderful time.”
Gus Cooksey, Sacramento CA