Greenwood Pier Inn - Mendocino

One-Night Stay at Greenwood Pier Inn in Elk, CA

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Cozy Bed and Breakfast on Pacific Ocean Bluff

When dawn breaks over the Pacific Ocean along California's Mendocino Coast, fog sometimes enshrouds two massive, moss-covered rock formations standing near the shore. They look a little like a brontosaurus couple sharing an intimate moment, which is why they're called the Kissing Dinosaurs. The Greenwood Pier Inn is located right across from these canoodling sea statues. A romantic vibe permeates the cliff-top bed and breakfast, where couples can enjoy an outdoor hot tub, English-style gardens, and artful marble and tile decor crafted by the owner.

From the private decks connected to several guest rooms, visitors can look out on Greenwood Cove or shoot the breeze with the migrating whales, dolphins, and sea lions that frolic within view. The Goldfish room on the second floor offers breathtaking views of the ocean bluffs, and you can admire the large arch in Wharf Rock from the Whale room's private deck. Fireplaces, jacuzzis, and complimentary bottles of champagne and wine upon arrival help set the mood for romance. Each morning between 8:30 and 9:30 a.m., a courier delivers a wire basket stuffed with continental breakfast treats such as pastries, fruit, and juice.

The oceanfront Greenwood Pier Cafe serves seafood such as salmon, snapper, and rock shrimp as well as grilled meats, including rack of lamb. The café’s windows look out on vegetable patches, babbling fountains, and Buddha figures. Although dinner can be delivered to guest rooms, those strolling to the café discover hidden landscaping features such as goldfish ponds and flowers planted in boots and waterproofed tube socks. The eatery is closed on Mondays.

Elk, California: Scenic Arts Alcove on Historic Highway 1

The unincorporated community of Elk is located off California’s historic 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’ve got the time, take the half-hour drive north to the small town of Mendocino, most of which has been designated a US 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.

What You Get

  • $168 for a one-night stay for two adults; up to two kids 11 or younger stay free, valid 9/15/12–12/20/12
  • Bottle of wine ($25 value), bottle of champagne ($28 value), and complimentary breakfast; guests can choose to have a continental breakfast delivered or visit the Greenwood Pier Cafe between 8:30 and 9:30 a.m. for a complimentary hot breakfast

Valid for the Goldfish, Starfish, Bluebird, Whale, East Gallery, or West Gallery room

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

Amenities

  • Private oceanfront deck on all rooms except the East Gallery
  • Continental breakfast delivered daily
  • Gourmet restaurant
  • Two-person jacuzzi or tub in room
  • In-room fireplace
  • Sleeping loft in some rooms

The Fine Print

  • Book by 10/12/12 or promo value expires
  • Valid for travel 9/15/12-12/20/12
  • Not valid 11/21-11/25
  • 2-night minimum stay req'd for Friday or Saturday stays
  • Limit 5/ person +5 as gifts
  • Limit 5/ visit
  • Subject to availability
  • Cancellations subject to $25 fee; 7-day notice or fee up to Groupon price applies
  • Must be 18+ to check in; 21+ to consume alcohol
  • Credit card req'd at booking & check-in
  • Valid for Goldfish, Starfish, Bluebird, the Whale, and the East & West Gallery rooms
  • Must use promo value in 1 visit
  • Not valid w/ reward points
  • 11% tax not included.

Other Details

Room Details

Check the hotel's index page for more details on the Goldfish, Starfish, Bluebird, Whale, East Gallery, and West Gallery rooms.

  • Bed type varies by room
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 2–5, depending on room
  • Adding occupants above standard: $25 for guests 12 or older; guests 11 or younger are free
  • Fireplace
  • Two-person jacuzzi (East Gallery and West Gallery rooms have tub baths)
  • Ocean views from all rooms except the East Gallery

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 3 p.m.
  • Check out: 11 a.m.
  • Parking: free
  • Rollaways: free
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: pets are allowed in pet-friendly rooms only for an additional $25 fee per night
  • Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are not available.
  • Room upgrades: not available

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 service is limited on the property.
  • No Internet access is offered at the inn.

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