Spilling down 37 acres atop a grassy bluff, the Heritage House Resort is one of Mendocino County’s most luxurious properties. All quarters boast ocean views (some of them mere peeks, while others offer the unobstructed Pacific), patios with private sitting areas and fireplaces. Dux beds are quite possibly some of the most comfortable on the entire North Coast. Vaulted ceilings, rainfall showerheads and in-room espresso machines add to the allure. Splurge on the premier rooms for soaking tubs with ocean views, barrel sinks and a massive room that you’ll find difficult to abandon once your visit comes to an end.
5200 Restaurant is known for its ocean views and seasonal cuisine. Wake up with strong coffee and a decadent brioche French toast topped with caramelized bananas. Or after dark, enjoy foraged mushroom pasta, or a perfectly roasted chicken atop a bed of potatoes.
The hotel lounge lures locals to sip champagne and listen to live music by the fireplace. The bar area serves food as the sun sets over the ocean. Other hotel perks include a private trail to a quiet beach cove, and a newly refreshed spa.