Some of you, who want room service, reliable Wifi, in-room TVs, and daily housekeeping service, won’t enjoy the rustic simplicity of the Apple Farm’s rooster wake-up call, the bright sun streaming through the skylights, butterflies fluttering through the apple orchard, and farm-fresh apple juice awaiting your arrival.
If waking up in in a country chic room that would make Martha Stewart rethink her aesthetic appeals, then book a weekend (there’s a two night minimum) or week stay in Philo’s most interesting bed to nab.
Owners and farmers Karen and Tim Bates (whose family sold Napa Valley’s French Laundry to Thomas Keller) have constructed Mendocino’s most charming accommodations. High ceilings, stacks of home decor books, and tiled bathrooms (there are no tubs) add charm to each cottage.
A simple communal breakfast of biscuits and homemade apple jam, juice and coffee is offered in the mornings. Want to learn to cook? The Apple Farm offers a Stay & Cook package, and once you see their kitchen, you’ll be swooning to roll up your sleeves.
The farm operates an honor system farm stand, hawking their juices, ciders, and sauces.