Thank you for choosing our Mendocino bed and breakfast as your preferred lodging on the Mendocino coast! Please use the above map and directions below to find your way. Please contact us if you need additional help.

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Joshua Grindle Inn
44800 Little Lake Rd
Mendocino, CA 95460
p 707-937-6022

From the north
(Eureka and Oregon)

  • Follow Highway 101 (the Redwood Highway) through the redwoods to Leggett
  • Turn west (right) on Highway 1 (the Coast Route) and cross the Eel River and the Sinkyone Range to the coast just north of Westport.
  • Stay on Highway 1 through Fort Bragg and continue about 10 more miles down the coast.
  • Turn west (right) at the first stop light you reach after leaving Fort Bragg (Little Lake Road) and then Right again at the first driveway.

From the south
(San Francisco and the East Bay)

  • From San Francisco take Highway 101 just past Cloverdale to the Mendocino/Highway 128 West exit.
  • Travel west on Highway 128 to Highway 1 and go north ten miles to Mendocino.
  • After crossing the bridge into Mendocino, take the second left at the stop light onto Little Lake Road. We are the first large white Victorian home on the hillside to your right.
  • Travel time from San Francisco is approximately 3 1/2 hours, unless you choose to enjoy coastal Highway 1 all the way, which takes approximately 5 hours.

From the east
(Chico, Sacramento, and the Central Valley)

  • Take Highway 20, which joins northbound Highway 101 at Calpella.
  • Follow Highway 20 when it turns west (left) in Willits.
  • When you reach the coast just south of Fort Bragg, turn south (left) on Highway 1.
  • Turn west (right) at the first stop light you reach after leaving Fort Bragg (Little Lake Road) and then Right again at the first driveway.
mendocino ca map on california coast


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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!