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The Joshua Grindle Inn is an enchanting property nestled atop a knoll overlooking Mendocino Village and the Pacific Ocean. This owner-operated Mendocino bed and breakfast offers a variety of romantic guestrooms amidst 2 acres of vibrant gardens and magnificent Cypress trees.

Just published in “Cycle World”: Motorcycle Destination – Mendocino, California: Northern California bliss on the Pacific Ocean. Joshua Grindle Inn is THE recommended place to stay! 

Check out the Sunset Magazine article, A Perfect Day in Mendocino, by Christopher Hall … includes Joshua Grindle Inn as the only suggested lodging!

See what is included in your stay … view our amenities page.

Main House, Cottage & Water Tower

In the main house, a lovely Victorian built in 1879, you will find our beautiful Parlor and five romantic guest rooms all with private baths and featuring antique furnishings, some with fireplaces, deep soaking or jetted tubs.

Behind the main house under a swath of Cypress trees and surrounded by lush gardens sits the two spacious and private Cypress Cottage rooms. Both offer large spa baths and romantic gas fireplaces with comfortable seating. Behind the main house we also the Water Tower guestrooms. The Water Tower guestrooms also have private baths and two are outfitted with wood burning stoves as well as a cozy sitting area. 2 of these rooms are pet friendly.

Good Morning Mendocino!

Breakfast here is always an “event”. All guests enjoy a full breakfast including yogurt, fruit and granola as well as a hot entrée such as quiche with bacon and hash browns. Most guests sit at the 10 person community table where lively conversations ensue and friendships are made.

For those wishing a more intimate breakfast, we have tables for two outside on the porch. Perfect for watching hummingbirds and enjoying the garden over breakfast Most special dietary requests can be met if made in advance.

Breakfast is served beginning at 8:30am and concludes at 10:00am.

Relax & Reconnect!

The location of this Mendocino coast B&B provides quiet privacy away from the village but we are within easy walking distance of all that Mendocino has to offer.

Joshua Grindle Inn is ideal for couples who want to relax, reconnect and explore. We also welcome solo travelers who are looking for time away from their busy day to day lives. Our Mendocino B&B is not well-suited for children.

A visit to the Joshua Grindle Inn is a romantic walk through history. Mendocino Village and the spectacular rugged North Coast lay just beyond the doorstep…

We hope to see you soon!

“The Joshua Grindle Inn…is different from so many other bed and breakfasts in the whitewashed North Coast town. Maybe it’s the water tower. Or the extra attention to detail. Or simply the New England elegance that graces the property…”
Sacramento Magazine


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Mendocino Coast Calendar of Events

Present day Mendocino has a strong commitment to the arts with the focal point being the Art Center, three blocks from the Inn. The Center and its Showcase gallery on Main Street display the works of the students and graduates of its programs. Offering a wide variety of classes, workshops, festivals, fairs and entertainment to the public, the Center is the cultural hub of the North Coast.

Mendocino hosts numerous private galleries as well, which offer a wide selection of local artists and media, including paintings, wood carvings and furniture, wire sculpture, ceramics and weaving, to mention but a few.

The performing arts also play an important role in the life of the Mendocino community year-round. The Mendocino Theater Company, Gloriana Opera Company, Mendocino Dance Series, and The Mendocino Music Festival are a few of the groups providing a wealth of entertainment and cultural activity.

There are many fine restaurants in Mendocino which offer creative and gourmet meals. Food for every taste is offered in a variety of interesting and intimate settings, from French to California cuisine. A person could spend a full week in Mendocino and eat at a different restaurant every night, each with a wonderful selection on the menu. The Joshua Grindle Inn has a book complete with menus from all the best restaurants in the area, and our innkeepers are delighted to make lunch or dinner recommendations and reservations.

Mendocino is not only a special place because of its fine galleries and restaurants, but also known for the jewel-like quality of the scenery and its “small town” culture.

The village is set on the edge of a rugged coastline overlooking a wide expanse of the Pacific Ocean. To the west, the view is of the headlands and ocean, and to the east is dense redwood forest.

Mendocino has been called a “magical… gentle place” (San Diego Union-Tribune, June 8, 1992). The small-town atmosphere is both relaxing and reassuring. People on the street are happy to recommend a favorite restaurant, to tell you about a great place to shop or even, where to watch the seals.

If you are returning ... welcome back! If this is your first venture to Mendocino, you will most certainly be amazed!