Greenwood Pier Inn - Mendocino Coast, CA

$169 for a One-Night Stay in an Oceanfront Room at Greenwood Pier Inn in Elk, CA (Up to $295 Value)

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Cozy Bed and Breakfast on Pacific Ocean Bluff

When dawn breaks over the Pacific near the Mendocino Coast in Elk, California, fog sometimes enshrouds two massive stones looming over the coastal waters. Known as the Kissing Dinosaurs, these calcified rock formations mimic the creatures for which they're named, with wrinkled rock trunks and moss-covered backs. Located across from these canoodling sea statues, Greenwood Pier Inn seems to soak in the ocean’s romantic vibe. It’s a feel that permeates the bed and breakfast, from its cliff-side hot tub and English-style gardens to its avant-garde marble and tile décor crafted by the owner.

From the private decks connected to several guest rooms, visitors can overlook Greenwood Cove or communicate with the migrating whales, dolphins, and sea lions that frolic within eyeshot. Between 8:30 a.m. and 9 a.m., a courier delivers a wire basket stuffed with breakfast treats, such as thickly sliced bacon and sugar-dusted french toast.

The oceanfront Greenwood Pier Cafe spotlights local seafood, such as scaloppini of wild king salmon with spinach and red-rebel potatoes. The café’s windows look out on vegetable patches, babbling fountains, and Buddha figurines. Although dinner can also be delivered to the guest rooms, those strolling to the café discover the inn's hidden bits of whimsical landscaping, such as goldfish ponds and flowers planted in boots.

Elk, California: Scenic Arts Alcove on Historical Highway 1

The unincorporated community of Elk is located off of California’s historical Highway 1, known for its scenic vistas of Pacific coastline. Called “one of America’s unofficial pilgrimage routes” by Travel + Leisure, the Pacific Coast Highway connects San Diego to northern California’s Redwood National Park. If you’re exploring the Pacific Coast Highway, take the half-hour drive north to the small town of Mendocino, most of which is a U.S. Historic District for its Victorian-style architecture.

Back in Elk, rugged bluffs and booming tides inspire local artisans who celebrate the interplay between man and nature through carvings, paintings, jewelry, and crafts. Greenwood Pier Inn’s Garden Shop and Country Store showcase the work of Elk’s artists as well as imports from Bali and mosaics of sea stones, earthenware, and broken china washed ashore from ancient shipwrecks.

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

What You Get

  • $169 for a one-night stay for two adults in an oceanfront room with breakfast; up to three kids 11 or younger stay free
  • Bottle of champagne
  • Bottle of pinot noir or chardonnay

Book by: 5/15/12
Travel by: 6/30/12

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

Amenities

  • Private oceanfront deck
  • Breakfast delivered daily
  • In-room jacuzzi
  • In-room fireplace
  • Sleeping loft in some rooms
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The Fine Print

  • Book by 5/15/12 or promo value expires; complete travel by 6/30/12
  • Extra $25 fee 5/25-5/28
  • Limit 5/person, 5 more as gifts
  • Limit 5/visit
  • Canceling subject to $25 fee
  • 7-day cancel notice or fee up to Groupon price applies
  • Must be 18+ to check in; 21+ to consume alcohol
  • Not valid for East/West Gallery, La Petite Oiseau, Cliffhouse, North/South Sea Castle, Garden Cottage, or Tower rooms
  • Need credit card at booking/check-in
  • 2-night stay required on Fri & Sat nights
  • Not valid with reward points
  • Use promo value in 1 visit
  • 11% tax not included.
  • Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Other Details

Room Details

Check the hotel's index page for more details on the Lighthouse suite and the Aerie, Bluebird, Starfish, Whale, Hummingbird, and Goldfish rooms.

  • Bed type varies by room
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 2–5, depending on room
  • Adding occupants above standard: $25 per night for each guest 12 or older; no charge for guests 11 or younger
  • Fireplace
  • Two-person jacuzzi
  • Ocean views

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 3 p.m.
  • Check out: 11:30 a.m.
  • Parking: free
  • Rollaways: available for no additional charge
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: pets may be added for $25 per night in the Hummingbird and Starfish rooms.
  • Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are available upon request during booking.
  • Room upgrades: not available

What It's Worth

  • $169 for a one-night stay for two adults in an oceanfront room with breakfast; up to three kids 11 or younger stay free (up to a $242 average value)
  • Bottle of champagne (a $28 value)
  • Bottle of pinot noir or chardonnay (a $25 value)

    Total average value: up to $295

Getting There

  • By plane: 163 miles from San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
  • By car: about 150 miles northwest of San Francisco

Traveler's Tips

  • Bring cash—many boutiques, parks, and restaurants in Mendocino County do not accept credit cards or personal checks.
  • Cell-phone reception is limited or unavailable.
  • No Internet access is offered at the inn.

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