Inn at Schoolhouse Creek

1- or 2-Night Stay with Wine, Cookies, and Daily $50 Breakfast Credit at Inn at Schoolhouse Creek in Little River, CA

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Hotel at a Glance: Inn at Schoolhouse Creek

Every ocean-view room and cottage at the Inn at Schoolhouse Creek looks out on the rugged shoreline of the Mendocino Coast. The winner of a 2013 Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor as well as a GreenLeaders recognition, the inn is set back just a few feet from a steep cliff leading to the beach.

  • $50 breakfast credit: Put it to good use at Circa 62 Restaurant, which serves delicious dishes from 8 a.m.–10 a.m. daily.
  • Creekside Spa: Housed in a Yurt surrounded by trees, the spa provides massages, spa treatments, and access to a hot tub and dry sauna.
  • In-room amenities: private decks, gas fireplaces, and free WiFi; jacuzzis, hot tubs, or whirlpool soaking tubs in some units.
  • Outdoor activities: There's plenty to do during your stay, from taking a bike ride up the coast to investigating the secluded Buckhorn Cove.
  • Warm welcome: Guests are greeted with wine and cookies at check-in.

Mendocino Coast, California: Small Towns near Scenic Oceanfront and Redwood Forests

Located about three hours north of San Francisco, Northern California’s Mendocino Coast is a region filled with tiny towns, art colonies, and varied terrain. Within a few minutes of one another are sunlit valleys, fertile vineyards, rocky headlands blanketed by fog, and serene forests of old-growth redwoods. The Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens showcase the area’s geographical diversity through its native rhododendrons, prickly succulents, and colorful blooms stretching to the ocean.

Because of its scenic land- and seascapes, the coast is popular with painters, who gather in artists' collectives such as the Mendocino Art Center. To see the land that inspires the artwork, head to Russian Gulch, Mendocino Headlands, or any of the region’s other coastal state parks. At Mendocino Headlands, crashing waves have carved beautiful arches, grottos, and stony bluffs, while MacKerricher State Park north of Fort Bragg contains dramatic sand dunes.

Although normally quiet, the region comes alive for a series of whale festivals every March and April, when California gray whales pass by the coast as they migrate from Mexico to Alaska. You'll find one of the best vantage points for whale watching at Point Cabrillo Light Station, a lonely lighthouse first lit in 1909.

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What You Get

Stay for two with wine, cookies, and a daily $50 breakfast credit

Valid for check-in Sunday–Thursday

  • Option 1: $178 for 1 night in an ocean-view room (up to a $269 value)
  • Option 2: $207 for 1 night in a deluxe ocean-view cottage (up to a $309 value)

Valid for check-in Friday–Saturday

  • Option 3: $360 for 2 nights in an ocean-view room (up to a $528 value)
  • Option 4: $415 for 2 nights in a deluxe ocean-view cottage (up to a $628 value)

Policies and Fees

Book by: 3/21/14
Travel by: 4/31/14

  • Cancellation policy & fees: All cancellations subject to $40 fee; 14-day cancellation notice or fee up to Groupon price applies
  • Taxes: 11% tax not included; additional tax on breakfast credit not included

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


  • Breakfast restaurant
  • Onsite spa with hot tub and dry sauna
  • Private balconies and fireplaces
  • Access to outdoor activities
  • Free WiFi

The Fine Print

  • Must book by 3/21/14 or promotional value expires
  • Must complete travel by 4/31/14
  • Limit 3 per person, may buy 3 additional as gifts
  • Limit 3 per visit
  • Valid only for option purchased
  • Reservation required; subject to availability
  • All cancellations subject to $40 fee; 14-day cancellation notice or fee up to Groupon price applies
  • Must be 21 or older to check in
  • Credit card required at booking and check-in
  • Must use promotional value in 1 visit
  • 11% tax not included
  • Additional tax and gratuity on breakfast credit not included.

Other Details

Room Details

Ocean-View Rooms: Anderson Valley, Buckhorn Cove, Point Cabrillo, Van Damme

  • One king bed or two double beds
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 2 or 4
  • Adding occupants above standard: $25 per night for each additional guest

Deluxe Ocean-View Cottages: Rose, Fuchsia, Heather

  • One queen bed and a day bed
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 3 or 4
  • Adding occupants above standard: $25 per night for each additional guest

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Check out: 11 a.m.
  • Parking: free
  • Rollaways: available for an additional $10 per night
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: one pet up to 50 pounds may be added for $50 per stay; additional pets are $25 per stay.
  • Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are not available.
  • Room upgrades: not available

Getting There

  • By plane: 2 miles to Little River Airport (LLR)
    • By car: 151 miles northwest of San Francisco

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